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Amazon’s Prime Day Promises “More Deals than Black Friday” on 7/15

Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 11:48 AM

amazon-prime-dayWe’ve been hearing rumors about a blowout 20th anniversary sale at Amazon, and this morning we got confirmation: Amazon is promising “more deals than Black Friday” all day on Wednesday, July 15. The catch? You must be a Prime member to take advantage of it.

“Prime Day is a one-day only event filled with more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members around the globe. Members tell us every day how much they love Prime and we will keep making it better,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime. “If you’re not already a Prime member, you’ll want to join so you don’t miss out on one of the biggest deals extravaganzas in the world.”

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Shopko confirms “business as usual” Thanksgiving Day 2015 despite the Bears-Packers game

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Black Friday 2015 may still be seven months away, but Shopko has confirmed that all 300 of its stores will be open for Black Friday shoppers on Thanksgiving Day – even the ones in Wisconsin.

Shopko Black Friday Hours 2015

You can expect the lines at Lambeau Field to be just as intense as the one at Best Buy on Thanksgiving Day 2015. (Flickr / Mike Morbeck)

But why is Shopko talking about Black Friday in April?

It all has to do with the NFL. The league announced this week that the Green Bay Packers will host their biggest rival, the Chicago Bears, on Thanksgiving night. The game begins at 7:30pm – right smack in the middle of Black Friday shopping’s prime time.

Some enterprising journalist decided to ask Shopko (headquartered in Green Bay) to comment on how the game might affect their plans for Black Friday sales. And shockingly, comment they did, in a statement to local Fox affiliate WLUK.

“While business at our Green Bay and Wisconsin locations may start off slower than normal that evening, as our Wisconsin-based customers root on their hometown team, we expect it will be business as usual for the vast majority of our stores.”

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Get ’em while they’re hot! These Black Friday deals are still available online

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

It’s not even noonsamsung-55-tv (well, on Central Time at least) and already most of Brad’s Top 25 Black Friday Deals have sold out! If you haven’t yet had time to get your shop on, do it now! There are still a few items you can get online now for their Black Friday prices! We went through Brad’s list and compiled a new one with only the sales that you can still purchase. But be quick! I have a feeling these won’t last long…

If you see something you like, scoop it up, and let us know what you grabbed in the comments!

What happens after Black Friday? Cyber Monday, of course!

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM

The monthWalmart Cyber Monday leading up to Black Friday is a magical time for the shopping enthusiast after a good deal. Every day, new ads roll in stuffed with prices that seem unbelievable, and as the anticipation grows, so does your list of Black Friday must haves.

We hope you’re spending this Black Friday shopping in whatever way is right for you. Maybe you’re pushing through crowds at the mall, vying for that last Elsa Snow Glow doll, or maybe you’re sitting on your couch with a cup of coffee and a scone, putting as much as you can get into your online shopping cart. However you’re celebrating, we at Brad’s Deals want to remind you that the fun doesn’t stop today!

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Opening tomorrow! These stores are keeping the Friday in Black Friday

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

home depot black friday 2011 adDespite the fact that it’s only Thursday, a lot of Black Friday sales are already well underway. But contrary to popular belief, there ARE some stores left that believe Black Friday sales should start on Friday.

Below is a list of all the opening times for retailers whose sales start tomorrow. Click on the name of the retailer to browse through its Black Friday ad!

Opening at 12am

Opening at 4am

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Finally! The Home Depot Black Friday ad is HERE!

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Home DepotIt’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Home Depot released its Black Friday ad today, so maybe now you’ll finally have some ideas for what to get dad this Christmas.

Unlike so many other Black Friday retailers who pushed the shopping holiday back to Thanksgiving, Home Depot’s Black Friday sale will actually start on Friday! Shocker, I know. Doors open at 5am Friday morning, although you CAN shop the sale online starting at 6pm (EST) tomorrow.

So what’s in the ad? You can browse all the goodies here, but we picked a few of our own favorites:

Martha Stewart 7.5′ Pre-Lit Christmas Tree$199 $79
Roper Washer & Dryer $449 $249 (each)
Personal Coca-Cola Retro Fridge$48.98 $29.98
Bosch 12″ Dual-Bevel Glide Miter$799 $599
Brinkmann Professional 3-Burner Gas Grill$159 $99

Get ready! The doors open for these Black Friday sales in-store tomorrow.

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Many online Black Friday sales start tonight or already have begun, but tomorrow is the day that retailers begin welcoming Black Friday shoppers into their brick and mortar locations.

Depending on which camp you’re in, our list below is comprised of stores either to shop at tomorrow or to avoid on principle. Either way, we hope your Thanksgiving is exactly the day you want it to be.

Click on any store name to see its Black Friday ad.

Opening at 6am

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Are you ready? Black Friday starts online tonight!

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Most Black Friday sales are advertising that Black Friday prices will be available online, “All day on Thanksgiving” (or something to that effect).

Whistler's Mother really wants that iPad mini doorbuster!

Whistler’s Mother really wants an Xbox Bundle doorbuster from Best Buy!
(Flickr / Mike Licht)

So what does that actually mean? For the vast majority of retailers, that means midnight. And thanks to the fact the United States is sliced up into several time zones, “midnight” could be anywhere between 9pm and 3am, depending on where you are versus what time zone the a retailer uses online. Which makes it particularly maddening when retailers fail to note the time zone when they say “midnight” in their ads, or flat out refuse to confirm their online sale hours even after their in-store hours have been long known and published.

Here’s a cheat sheet for what “midnight” could mean to you as an online shopper:

  • You’re on Eastern Time –  12am-3am
  • You’re on Central Time – 11pm-2am
  • You’re on Mountain Time – 10pm-1am
  • You’re on Pacific Time – 9pm-12am

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