The big day is here! For your shopping pleasure, here are more of the year’s hottest deals. But first there’s a breaking story about customers having problems with Walmart on Thanksgiving that might make you think twice before shopping there for Black Friday.
Even before Black Friday officially began, irate customers were slamming Walmart over items that were already sold out and orders that were cancelled. Some of them took their frustration to Walmart’s Facebook page, like one disgruntled shopper who asked, “What’s the point in having online black Friday if everything is either out of stock or in store purchase only?” As off 1 am ET, the complaints were still piling up on Facebook.
Others complained of having their orders cancelled due to lack of stock, orders that they thought were confirmed. Items already sold out ahead of Black Friday include a Sharp Smart LED TV, video games, Wrangler jeans, fleece jackets and PJs for kids. This makes Walmart look very bad considering how much advertising the chain has invested in Black Friday this year, especially in comparison to rival Amazon.
This situation is likely to get even worse as more stores open for Black Friday and more advertised items sell out immediately.
Apparel and Accessories
Do you want to spend your valuable Black Friday shopping time on clothing? After you’ve already snagged that smart TV and the other electronic goodies on your list, yes, because there are some great deals out there on items for the whole family. Just about all of the top retailers will be having clearance sales on fall and winter apparel and accessories to make room for the spring items coming in January, even though there’s plenty of winter left over the next few months. If you need new clothes for the kids because they’ve outgrown their last year’s stuff, or just want some stylish new boots at a low, low price, Black Friday weekend is the time to shop! Here are a few hot deals on apparel.
Cozy socks for $1 per pair at Old Navy. At this price, you can toss out all your old socks and replace them with nice fresh new ones.
Get 20% off select sale items at Nordstrom through Sunday.
College team fleeces for 50% off at JCPenney. Even if your team is so bad that they’ll be lucky to get a bowl bid this year, you’ll be stylish and warm cheering them on in these comfy sweatshirts and hoodies.
40% off plus free shipping at American Eagle. This deal is good through Cyber Monday.
All slippers $5 per pair at Target. These make practical gifts for the entire family and this is a rock bottom price.
Buy one item, get another 50% off at Urban Outfitters through Friday.
Holiday tees for $4.99 at Kohl’s. These are originally priced at $13.99 so this is a good deal, especially since you don’t want to spend a bundle on items that you’ll wear for just one month out of the year. If you live in a warm clime, a holiday tee is more practical than an ugly Christmas sweater anyway.
40% off everything and an extra 50% off clearance at Torrid.
50% off everything and $1 shipping on all orders at Eloquii.
Wrangler 5-Star jeans for $7 at Walmart. That’s a $10 discount on a good, basic jean that will never go out of style.
50% off plus free shipping at Express.
Everything at the Gap is 50% off. That means Gap fans need to get over there ASAP before the stock gets too picked over!
Use the promo code EPIC30 to take 30% off at Asos through Monday.
Cold-weather boots are 60& off at Macy’s. Freezing temps and heavy winter rain are coming soon so this is the time to pick up a stylish pair of protective boots at a great price.
Get up to 75% off at Kate Spade through Saturday.
Get up to 70% off at H&M and use the promo code 9054 to get free shipping.
Doorbuster Deals on kitchen appliances at Kohl’s. All the small appliances you’ll ever need are on sale starting at $4.99 after manufacturer’s mail-in rebate, plus more expensive items like the KitchenAid stand mixer and Keurig coffeemakers are discounted to the lowest prices of the year.
Instant Pot 5-qt 6-in-1 pressure cooker for $49 at Walmart. That’s a $21 discount on a kitchen appliance you’ll use all year long.
Ninja Professional Blender for $99 at Target. That’s $100 off one of the most popular blenders around. If you plan to go on a juice fast after the holidays to take off all that weight you’re going to gain, you’ll need this.
Epicurious Copper 11-piece aluminum non-stick cookware set for $99.99 after $50 mail-in rebate at JCPenney. That’s a saving of $280 off the list price of this currently very popular cookware.
Bella Panini Maker for $7.99 after $12 mail-in rebate ar Macy’s. That’s a total of $37 off. While you’re in Macy’s, check out the other after-rebate deals and low prices on just about everything for the kitchen.
Cooks cast iron skillets, set of three for $19.99 at JC Penney. Every cook should have at least one cast iron skillet and this is a great price on three since they’re discounted $40. Season these and take care of them and they’ll last forever.
Expecting guests for the holidays? If your old housewares are looking a little sad, perk up your crib with cool new stuff on sale now for Black Friday. Your relatives will be impressed, but hopefully not impressed enough to stay longer.
Big One Supersoft Plus Throw Blanket for $8.99 at Kohl’s. This one is marked down a whopping $31 so you can afford one for every bed in the house plus a couple more for curling up in front of the TV.
Down pillows are 70% off at Macy’s so you can replace those old ones that have gone flat.
Colormate 3-piece comforter set for $19.99 at Sears. That’s half off the regular price of $39.99 and nothing makes a bed look brand new like a fresh comforter.
By now the kids have had sufficient opportunities to tell you which overpriced toys they expect from Santa this year so you can begin to look for the best deals. Here are some of the better Black Friday deals on toys.
Lego construction sets are 40% off at Toys R Us These have been around for years but seem to be more popular than ever so this is great time to pick up a set or two.
Board games are 50% off at Target so this is the time to get a few to keep guests amused over the holidays.
Propel 12-foot Trampoline with Enclosure for $149.99 plus free Jump N Jam basketball hoop at Kmart. This play set is great for the whole family and a great buy at $200 off.
Barbie Career Dolls Fashion Set of 5 for $24.99 at Toys R Us. Remember when all Barbie did was shop for clothes? Now she has a career, or in this case, five of them. At least she’s setting a better example for the new generation and this set is discounted $25.
Promark Shadow Drone with GPS for $99 at Walmart. This is $80 off a high tech toy that you can use to spy on the neighbors after the kids get tired of it.
Minnie Mouse or Lightning McQueen Ride On for $98. Get $51 off a toy that will give little kids hours of fun.