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Black Friday Ads: Department Stores

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the entire year in the United States. This year, many stores are opening their doors on Thanksgiving night, which means right after Thanksgiving dinner, people will be bundling up and heading out the door to line up outside of their favorite store. Of course, some people line up 2 days before Thanksgiving to secure their spot and guarantee them the item they desire, but it’s not impossible to get what you want even if you’re not lined up from 3 days before Black Friday.

PennySaverUSA has compiled all of the Black Friday ads for the major department stores here, to save you the time of scouring the internet to find the Black Friday deals. We’ll highlight our picks for the best Black Friday deals at each store, and provide you with the links to view the ads for yourself.

Macy’s Black Friday Ad

Macy’s is not only known for their grand Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City every year, but also for their great Black Friday deals. This year Macy’s is opening its doors at Midnight Friday, Nov.23rd. Hours may vary by store, so be sure to check your local Macy’s to confirm what time they’ll be opening.

Our top picks for Macy’s Black Friday Deals:

  • Designer Men’s Ties for $19.99
  • Remote-controlled Toy Helicopter from Protocol for $19.99
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Toys for Kids ranging from $9.99 – $39.99
  • Select Rampage Boots for $19.99
  • Dirt Devil Handheld Vacuum for $9.99

Kohl’s Black Friday Ad

Kohl’s has great Black Friday deals for the entire family! They’re open at midnight on Thursday this year…so you know what to do. Eat Thanksgiving dinner, get the troops together, map out a plan, and successfully complete Operation: Black Friday at Kohl’s.

Our top picks for Kohl’s Black Friday Deals:

  • Melissa & Doug Children’s Easel for $49.99
  • Select LeapFrog & V-Tech toys for $19.99
  • Bella Single Scoop Coffeemaker for $12.99
  • George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill for $12.99
  • TRU Triple Slowcooker for $34.99
  • iLive 2.1 Channel Tower Speaker for $69.99
  • 3-Panel, 27-Opening, Collage Set for $17.99
  • The Big One Plush Throwd for $8.99
  • Black and Decker 550-watt blender for $9.99

Sears Black Friday Ad

Sears is a great place to shop for both men and women. there’s a little something to appeal to everyone. You’ve got clothes, beauty items, electronics, appliances, housewares, and of course power tools. Sears will be opening its doors at 8pm Thursday night.

Our top picks for Sears Black Friday Deals:

  • Craftsman 18 V Drill/Driver for $29.99
  • Nintendo Wii Black Console for $99.99
  • Asus X401A 14″ Laptop for $219.99
  • Craftsman 26-pc Wrench Set $37.49

This is a collection of third party promotions, offers and deals that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaverUSA.com, Harte-Hanks Shoppers, Inc., or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. The Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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Black Friday Ads: Super Stores

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the entire year in the United States. This year, many stores are opening their doors on Thanksgiving night, which means right after Thanksgiving dinner, people will be bundling up and heading out the door to line up outside of their favorite store. Of course, some people line up 2 days before Thanksgiving to secure their spot and guarantee them the item they desire, but it’s not impossible to get what you want even if you’re not lined up from 3 days before Black Friday.

PennySaverUSA has compiled all of the Black Friday ads for the major super stores here, to save you the time of scouring the internet to find the Black Friday deals. We’ll highlight our picks for the best Black Friday deals at each store, and provide you with the links to view the ads for yourself.

Walmart Black Friday Ad

Walmart is infamously known as possibly being the craziest place to shop at on Black Friday. From stampedes, to fighting over xboxes, it gets out of hand.

This year, along with opening their doors at 8pm Thanksgiving night, Walmart also has a new promotion called the ’1 Hour In-Stock Guarantee’ on 3 of their doorbuster items. From 10pm-11pm on Thursday, November 22nd, Walmart guarantees that the three items featured for their 10pm doorbusters will be in stock. If any of the items sell out in the first hour, you can purchase a Guarantee Card that ensures you will get the item at the Black Friday price before Christmas.

The three items eligible for this promotion are:

  1. Apple iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi for $399 plus you get a $75 Walmart gift card
  2. LG BLu-ray Plaer for $38
  3. Emerson 32″ LCD 720p TV for $148

Our top picks (in addition to the 3 doorbusters listed above) for Walmart’s Black Friday Deals:

  • HP Laptop with 15.6″ screen for $279
  • Vizio 60″ LED Smart TV for $688
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 4GB SkyLanders Bundle for $149.99
  • Sony PlayStation 3 250GB Bundle with Uncharted and InFAMOUS for $199.99
  • Various Wii, Xbox and PS3 video games between $10 – $25
  • Leap Frog LeapPad 1 Explorer for $65
  • Eureka Maxima Upright Vacuum for $36
  • Toshiba 1TB Portable Hard Drive for $59
  • Emerson 50″ LCD HDTV for $298

Target Black Friday Ad

Target gets just a busy as Walmart, but does seem to be a little bit more organized on Black Friday. Doors open for Target at 9pm on Thursday November 22. As an added incentive to do you Black Friday shopping at Target, on Friday Nov. 23, from 4am-12 noon, you’ll get a free $10 Target Gift card when you spend $50 or more on Apparel, Accessories or Home merchandise.

Our top picks for Target’s Black Friday Deals:

  • Westinghouse 50″ 1080p LCD TV for $349
  • Sony PlayStation 3 250GB Bundle with Uncharted and InFAMOUS for $199.99
  • Various DVD titles between $1 – $8 and Blu-ray titles between $4 – $10
  • Dyson DC24 Multi Floor Vacuum for $269
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch eReader for $49
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle for $199.99
  • Nintendo 3DS Super Mario 3D Land Bundle for $149.99

Kmart’s Black Friday Ad

As always, Kmart has low prices year round, and even lower prices on Black Friday. This year, their Black Friday deals start Thursday night at 8pm! So you have from 8pm-3am to attempt to get some doorbuster deals!

Our top picks for Kmart’s Black Friday Deals:

  • Proscan 50″ LCD 1080p HDTV for $288
  • HP Pavilion g6 Laptop for $299.99
  • Nintendo Wii Black Console for $129.99
  • Samsung 7″ Galaxy Tab 2 Tablet for $177.99
  • Basic Essentials 16pc Cookware Set for $19.99
  • 12′ Trampoline with Enclosure for $184.99

This is a collection of third party promotions, offers and deals that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaverUSA.com, Harte-Hanks Shoppers, Inc., or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. The Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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Save Money Monday: Black Friday shopping tips

As if Thanksgiving, one of the best holidays of the year, wasn’t enough, it’s followed by Black Friday – the best shopping day of the year. Save Money Monday is here to provide a how-to shopping tips to help you get the most out of Black Friday.

The first key to a productive Black Friday shopping trip is to figure out what items are on your list to buy. That point is vital to remaining efficient in your shopping.

Once you have a list of items, the next step is to scout out which stores have the best sales for the types of items you are seeking. Coupon bloggers can be of great assistance in this matter. Some of our favorite coupon bloggers are The Realistic Couponer, Nifty Mom, Southern Cali Saver, Coupon Katarina and Coupon Mamacita.

Now that you know what items you want and which stores you need to target, you should figure out when each store opens when and plot out your trip. Some kick off at midnight, while others don’t open until the wee hours of the morning. That information is pivotal to your planning.

Use a site like Mapquest or Google Maps to get directions to each store and take that into account as well when deciding which route to take and which stores to visit first.

Finally, with everything planned, set a budget. Even on Black Friday, you can wind up spending a fortune if not careful. The last thing you need is to go into debt, while buying discount merchandise!

Have fun shopping everyone and share with us your strategies in our comments.

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Free Friday: Several free offers for which to be thankful

What are we thankful for here at PennySaverUSA.com less than a week before Thanksgiving? Free Friday, that’s what! We love the opportunity to share amazing free offers with you, and we have several this week. See for yourself …

free coffee

Get free coffee on Free Friday!

Start the day off right with this Free Friday offer from Seattle’s Best. If you “Like” their Facebook page, admit you are working on Black Friday and fill out a short form with your name and address, they will mail you out a free coffee!

Now that we’ve got you awake with the coffee free offer, we’re hitting you with a Free Friday special for skin-care. Episencial is sending out free samples to anyone who does a short survey on their site. For those of you unfamiliar with Episencial, it’s a fast-growing organic and environmentally-friendly beauty care company. (Thanks The Cents’ Able Shoppin for this find)

The next of our free offers comes from a beauty care company a bit more known — Dove. Unfortunately it’s only available for Costco members, but it’s still Free Friday quality. All you have to do is click the get sample button at the bottom right of this page, complete the form and wait to get your free Damage Therapy Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner sample in the mail!

Also getting in on the Free Friday act for beauty product free offers is Lancome. They currently have an online coupon for a free Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector sample. Don’t take much time to redeem this one, however, as they have limited samples remaining. (Thanks Melissa’s Bargains for this find)

Back to Facebook for the next free offer. In exchange for giving a “Like” to their page, Saline Soothers will provide you a free sample. Not sure what Saline Soothers are? They’re moisturizing nose wipes, silly!

free barbie

Take advantage of this free offer for a Barbie.

Credit to Big Lots for the next awesome free offer: If you purchase $15 worth of Barbie products, you will receive a free Barbie Doll and Tawny horse set. Get that gift for your daughter, granddaughter or sister out of the way early. (Thanks Couponing to Disney for this find)

Not wanting to be outdone by Big Lots in the kids’ gift with purchase category is none other than Toys R’ Us. The toy chain has partnered with Shutterfly and will give you a rebate for a free 7×9 photo book when you buy one of a select group of Mattel board games. (Thanks Being a Dandelion for this find)

The final Free Friday offer is from UFC. While their first fight on FOX last Saturday night might not have been thrilling, this free offer certainly is: Get a free UFC poster when you sign up for their free store catalog.

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Steals of the Week: Discount items to help you host Thanksgiving

Steals of the Week went on a brief hiatus, but it is back this week and better than ever, with discount items to help you host an amazing Thanksgiving without breaking the bank.

Before you even begin to think about the actual Thanksgiving feast, it’s important to make sure your place is tidy and clean. One of the best ways to do that is with a steam cleaner. The first of our Steals of the Week used items is the VAPamore MR-100 steam cleaning system from a seller in New Port Richey, Fla. It is being offered for only $200 and comes in the original box.

steam cleaner

Now that you have your home cleaned up, it’s necessary to make the dining room a bit spiffier. A chandelier should do the trick. There is a Tommy Bahama Chandelier Hanging Ceiling Light available for the very reasonable price of $250 in Delray Beach, Fla.

chandelier

With your house looking fresh and stylish, it’s about time to focus on the actual Thanksgiving feast. This next Steals of the Week entry is designed to help you do that. A seller in Carmichael, CA is willing to part with a brand new NuWave Infrared Convection Oven (1,500 watts) for just $139.99 or the best offer. While that’s a good price already, we suggest negotiating it even lower as there should be some room for the seller to come down.

convection oven

The last piece of the puzzle for having an amazing Thanksgiving is the table setting, thus our final two Steals of the Week discount items. There is a gorgeous dish set for sale in Garden Grove, CA for only $10. It includes a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, cup and saucer for four people (a total of 20 items).

dish set

Ordinary napkins just don’t get the job done if you want to have an amazing Thanksgiving, you need linen ones. A seller in Los Angeles, CA is here to help. For only $10, you can get six brand new embroidered Linen Tea Napkins from Sundew Linens.

linen napkins

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Save Money Monday: Frugal Thanksgiving ideas

PennySaverUSA is proud to present the latest installment of Save Money Monday dedicated to frugal Thanksgiving ideas.

By any measure, Thanksgiving is a glorious holiday. It involves eating fabulous food, spending quality time with family and watching football. How can you beat that?

free thanksgiving e-book

Frugal Thanksgiving ideas include a free e-cookbook.

Perhaps the holiday’s only downfall is the cost required in cooking such a feast. Enter Save Money Monday’s frugal Thanksgiving ideas.

The Save Money Monday key to having an amazing feast on a budget is to go in with a plan. Figure out exactly what you want to make, which recipes you want to use and how many servings you need to prepare. This will enable you to strategically map out where to find the best deals for each item and ingredient.

It might seem obvious, but it can actually be somewhat tricky just deciding what to make for Thanksgiving. Turkey is a no-brainer, but what about stuffing? Is a ham necessary? Pecan pie, pumpkin pie or both? First you must answer those questions, before you even begin to think about using frugal Thanksgiving ideas to keep your feast under budget.

Once you’ve decided the menu, it’s time to figure out which recipes you want to use. Rather than buying a cook book, simply find an e-book online. MrFood.com is currently offering a free Thanksgiving e-Cookbook that should do the trick.

Now that you have all of your recipes, you are ready to implement our frugal Thanksgiving ideas:

  1. Make a list of all the items you need to purchase for your recipes.
  2. Go through your pantry to see which items you already have that can be used for your recipes.
  3. Do a web search for a coupon blogger in your area (some good ones are Southern Cali Saver in SoCal, Coupon Mamacita in Florida and The Frugal Find in Northern Cali) and take a look at their coupon matchups.
  4. Peruse PennySaverUSA.com’s online coupons section and try to find coupons for your grocery list.
  5. Scour your local PennySaver and your local newspaper for more sales and coupons you can use for your list.
  6. Enjoy an awesome Thanksgiving feast, while smiling at your bank statement!
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Thanksgiving Recipe Contest Cooking Challenge!

Here at PennySaverUSA, we are right in the middle of our Thanksgiving Recipe Contest, where people are submitting their recipes for a shot at winning $250. We have received some very traditional recipes, as well as some not so traditional side-dishes that caught our attention. Our Content and Community guy, Brett Houchin, decided that he needed to try to make one of the non-traditional side dishes to add to his Thanksgiving cooking repertoire.  He’s not a big fan of following recipes, so this was a quite a challenge for him!

What is your favorite Thanksgiving Recipe? Submit it to be entered to win $250! Also, come by our Facebook page to see some recipes being posted onto our Facebook Wall!

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Use Paid Enhancements To Spice Up Your Ad!

Did you know that you can add enhancements to your Ad on PennySaverUSA.com to help make it stick out from the rest? Check out our new Ad Enhancements that range from FREE to just a few bucks!

Placing an Ad on PennySaverUSA is always a surefire way to sell your item or service, but sometimes you need a little boost. We are now offering Paid and Free Enhancements that you can use to help your ad to stick out and/or to be pushed to the top of the search results. For $20,  our Premium Listing option displays your ad above your competitors’ on relevant search results and category listings. Increased visibility can help you get a faster sale!

Is your business having a Thanksgiving sale? You can use the Thanksgiving Promotion Package to promote your ad to the top of the page of search results and deck it out with a Thanksgiving Icon and Orange border, all for only $12!

On the free side, look at what enhancements we have for you:

  • NEW icon to promote your non-used item
  • NEW PRICES icon to get your best deals noticed
  • NEW LOCATION icon if your business is moving
  • WE’RE HIRING icon to make sure people know you have open jobs
  • GOOD WITH COUPON icon to promote your coupon offer
  • PRICE NEGOTIABLE icon to use if you’re willing to discuss the price
  • NEVER WORN icon to indicate it’s never been used
  • CLEARANCE icon to tell potential buyers that everything must go!
  • 1 DAY ONLY icon for 24-hour events or sale
  • Orange Frame to help your ad to stand out from the rest

After you complete the Place a Free Ad form, it will give you the option to continue on to the Ad Enhancement page. It’s a great way to guarantee that your ad will be seen!

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Thanksgiving Greetings in the PennySaver

PennySaver is offering a free greeting for Thanksgiving 2010 that will appear in the PennySaver publication during the week of Nov. 24 for all of our California customers.

From now until Nov. 18th, we will be accepting your greeting for free of up to 15 words with a black headline.

We are providing three separate ways in which you can leave a message for a loved one or friend for Thanksgiving:

1. Call:  (800) 995-3333 or  Fax: (760) 599-1505. The form to fill out and fax can be found by clicking here.

2. Twitter: Tweet #pennyshout with your 5-digit zip code and message. (CA only)

3. Mail: Fill out this form and mail to: Attn: Thanksgiving Greeting/Private Party, 1300 Specialty Drive Vista, CA 92081.

You can also enhance your greeting with a blue headline with symbol for $6 or a blue shaded box with a black headline for $10.

Please limit your ads to 2 per household.

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