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Who Wants a KitchenAid Mixer for $166 + $60 Kohl’s Cash?

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Forget about every other KitchenAid mixer deal you’ve seen here and there over the last few days. Once again, Kohl’s blows them all out of the water.

KitchenAid Mixer Black Friday DealLast year, we posted the best deal ever on a KitchenAid mixer, which, after some math, ended up at a net cost of $100.94. This year’s Black Friday deal on the same KitchenAid Classic Plus 4.5-qt. Stand Mixer gets pretty close to that all time best and completely justifies its rank as Brad’s #1 best Black Friday deal of 2014.

Here’s how it breaks down.

  1. Add the KitchenAid Classic Plus 4.5-qt. Stand Mixer to your cart for $249.99.
  2. Take 15% off with Kohl’s promo code TURKEY, lowering your total to $212.49.
  3. A shipping surcharge adds $3.25, bringing the total to $215.74
  4. Once delivered, cash in on the $50 manufacturer’s mail rebate, once again lowering your net cost to $165.74.
  5. Your initial outlay of $215.74 earns you $60 in Kohl’s Cash, which you can spend in store or online during the first week of December. Brad was right when he pointed out that the Kohl’s Black Friday ad actually calculated the Kohl’s Cash wrong on this deal!

This is what your shopping cart should look like, with some variance in the tax depending on your location:

Best KitchenAid Mixer Deal for Black Friday

You can use this same combination to get killer deals at Kohl’s on other KitchenAid stand mixer models as well. And the promo code is not exclusive to KitchenAid mixers – use it to take 15% off just about anything. Stack it with other Kohl’s promo codes if you can for even more savings. For more tips, see our post 3 Easy Ways You Can Save Even More at Kohl’s.

And there you have it – a $350 KitchenAid stand mixer for $166 + $60 Kohl’s Cash. We probably won’t see it priced anywhere close to this low again until Black Friday 2015.

Shop Target’s Black Friday Deals Early on Wednesday 11/26

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 2:18 PM

We knew that Target was planning a sort of Black Friday preview sale for this coming Wednesday, and today we got a taste of what that sale will look like. Buried towards the back of Target’s weekly ad are two pages that reveal a handful of items that will be at their Black Friday prices on Wednesday 11/26.

Target Black Friday Early Access 2014Judging by how small this collection of Wednesday doorbusters seems, we’re thinking there may be more than what is shown. We’ve included the entire list below.

  • Apple iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi 16GB + $100 Gift Card – $399.00
  • Apple iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi + $100 Gift Card – $399.00
  • VIZIO 39″ Class 720p 60Hz Full-Array LED TV (D390-B0) – $219.99
  • Cra-Z-Sand Mold ‘n Play Deluxe Set – $10.00 (was $19.99)
  • Wacky-tivities Kinetic Sand, Sandbox & Molds – $10.00 (was $19.99)
  • Fisher-Price Imaginext DC SuperFriends Bat Bot Toy Vehicle Set – $45.00 (was $64.99)
  • Beats by Dre Solo HD Drenched – $97.00
  • Maleficent (DVD) – $15.00 (was $29.99) + additional 50% off with Cartwheel
  • Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox One) – 50% off (was $49.99)
  • FIFA 15 (Xbox 360) – 50% off (was $59.99)
  • NHL 15 (Xbox 360) – 50% off (was $59.99)
  • The Voice (Nintendo Wii U) – 50% off (was $49.99)
  • Fisher-Price Little People Playground Gift Set – $18.00
  • Fisher-Price Classic Infant Trio Gift Set – $18.00
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Gift Set – $18.00
  • Ninja Master Prep Professional – $29.00
  • Intex PureSpa Inflatable Hot Tub – 75″ – $349.00

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14 Surprise Doorbusters Revealed for Target’s Black Friday

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Target kicked off Black Friday week today with early online Black Friday deals, store maps, and a list of surprise Black Friday doorbusters.

First of all, there was a bit of confusion last week about the store maps. While others were reporting that Target’s Black Friday maps were live, it seemed that most people – including us – were unable to access them. Rather send our readers on a wild goose chase, we chalked it up to rumor. Our patience was rewarded today when the Black Friday store maps were officially posted, featuring specific items from the Target Black Friday ad. Note that maps display on the website as PDFs, making them easy to download and print.

Target Store Maps are here!

The example shown below is for a Target in Rockford, Illinois. You can find yours here.

Target Black Friday Maps 2014

Click the image to find the Black Friday map for your local Target store.


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5 Really Good Black Friday Sales You Can Shop Right Now

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Retailers began launching their Black Friday sales this weekend, and while they don’t include the crazy doorbusters, they are by and large worth your time – especially if shopping on Thanksgiving isn’t really your cup of tea. Let’s jump right in.

Downton Abbey Blu-ray Set - $ at Amazon

Downton Abbey Blu-ray Set at Amazon – $39.99

Amazon Black Friday Week

Amazon launched eight days of Black Friday deals yesterday. The deals have rolled on through the night and will keep chugging on today, tomorrow, and so on, etc. Looking ahead at the next 24 hours, there definitely a lot of jewelry on offer, but also hockey fleece, pool toys, and much more. Most are limited quantity, short term Lightning Deals, but there are three excellent Deals of the Day that will run all day long on Sunday:

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eBay reveals Thanksgiving, Black Friday & Cyber Monday doorbusters

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

thanksgivingfrenzy2eBay has officially announced the return of its Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions!

Thanksgiving Frenzy doorbuster deals are set to launch at 9PM PST Wednesday and the Black Friday event will start 24 hours later. Cyber Monday doorbusters will go live at the same time Sunday.

New deals, which will release every hour, will only last as long as the supply does.

Some of the top offers include:

  • ASUS 2 in 1 Ultrabook – $549.99 (was $799.99)
  • 60″ LG Plasma Smart 3D HDTV – $749.99 (was $1499.99)
  • Kitchenaid Artisan 5-qt Mixer – $159.99 (was $249.99)
  • Sterling Silver 2ct White Topaz Earrings – $5.99 (was $64.99)
  • Xbox 360 4GB Console – $99.99 (was $139.99)

eBay is already offering “early doorbuster deals” on electronics, decor, accessories and more as part of its Countdown to Black Friday event. Stay tuned for more Black Friday offers from eBay!

ULTA Black Friday online sale starts 7pm Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Beauty addicts rejoice!ULTA Black Friday ad The ULTA Black Friday ad is here and it’s packed with some seriously exciting deals on brand-name makeup, hair products, nail polish and much more.

Online shoppers get a leg up on this sale–you can shop this sale online starting at 7pm (CST) Thanksgiving Day, but you’ll have to wait another hour to shop in-store, as ULTA retail locations won’t be opening up until 8pm.

Customers who buy a fragrance on Black Friday will be rewarded with a free 3-piece serving set. While, in my opinion, a 3-piece serving set is an exceptionally weird thing to get for free from a store that specializes in beauty products, not cakes, it IS kind of a cute serving platter. Like, I don’t know when I would ever use it, but just owning a 3-piece serving set would probably make me feel like a duchess or something.

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Amex Can Save You Money at JCPenney on Black Friday!

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM

A little known program that American Express runs is called “Amex Offers,” which allows you to save money in the form of statement credits just by linking your American Express card(s) to your social media accounts as we wrote about previously here.

The most recent deal revealed is with JCPenney.  By syncing your account, then spending $50 or more at a JCP.com or in-store, you’ll receive a $10 statement credit.  Purchases must be made by 12/31/2014 (so this will be good for Black Friday).

Other deals work in the same manner, or just require you to link your American Express card to the deal by checking your

account at AmexOffers.com.  While you’re at it, you can sign up for Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, to save even more on holiday gifts (or lunch, if they’re a small business) with your Amex card.

Other deals on my account include BCBG.com, Madewell, Seasons 52, BirchLane.com, City Sports, Petco.com, and Reebok.com, among others.  Deals will vary account-to-account!


The 2014 World Market Black Friday ad has arrived!

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

worldmarketbfadThis year’s Cost Plus World Market Black Friday circular is here! Deals start online Thanksgiving Day and doors are set to open at 7am Friday. World Market stores will also open at 8am on Saturday and Sunday.

The circular features a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion on a wide selection of World Market products, including throw pillows, bath towels, holiday ornaments, jewelry and more. Many of the same items will be available for 50% off when you shop online Thursday.

Highlights from the ad include:

  • Bellamy Bi-cast Leather Recliner – $499.99 (was $649.99)
  • Christmas Tree Skirts – $14.99 (was $29.99-$49.99)
  • Allegro Media Stand – $249.99 (was $349.99)
  • Select Wines – $12.99 (was $17.99-$23.99)

Black Friday is only a week away! Check out our collection of Black Friday ads and circulars here.

H&M Black Friday “Deal Days” start today!

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM

H&M is holding a pre-Black Friday H&Msale from today, 11/21 until Monday, 11/24. The sale looks pretty promising, but I have to admit I was distracted from the get-go by the male model adorning the “Gifts for Him” section. Take a close look at the picture to your right and tell me that’s not the guy in the new Taylor Swift music video! Spoiler alert: it’s TOTALLY the guy from the new Taylor Swift music video. For the record I’m aware I’m probably the only person on the planet who would get even remotely excited about this, but on the off chance that another TSwift fangirl or boy is reading this, I thought I would take a moment and point it out. You’re welcome.

Anyway, H&M is offering free shipping on all online orders over $50 until 11/29, and for the holidays, they’re partnering with the humanitarian organization CARE, which fights global poverty by empowering women and girls. H&M is donating double the sale price of their Giving Together holiday gift labels to CARE, and at $1.95 a pop, there’s no reason  not to pick up a couple packs. You’ll need to label your gifts anyway, right? Why not give back a little bit while you’re doing it?

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How Amazon’s Black Friday Sale Works + 3 Tips for Getting the Deal You Want

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:01 AM

I’ll just come right out and say it: the Amazon Black Friday sale is totally confusing, even for the seasoned sale sniffers here at Brad’s Deals. After we posted our initial announcement of the online megastore’s 8-day Black Friday sale (which starts TODAY, btw) we got a ton of questions from you guys about when certain items would go on sale, how long each sale would last, and how to know what kinds of sales to expect on what days.

Amazon Deals WeekThe short answer to all of these questions is: we don’t know for sure. Even the Black Friday ad we got from Amazon was just a list containing, in their own words, “examples of some of the door-buster deals that will be available at various times between November 21 and Black Friday.” So basically, the list we have isn’t even the full list of doorbusters, and Amazon will not be supplying curious shoppers with any kind of easy-to-understand, deal-breaking timeline, gotcha.

We don’t even know exactly how often the deals will be released. Amazon’s press release says the site will add new deals “as often as every 10 minutes,” which means you can’t even count on obsessively checking the site every 10 minutes. We’re going to assume that language is in there because the sale postings might slow down overnight, but we really can’t say anything for sure.

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