2012 Black Friday Game Plan

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I always make a Black Friday game plan to help me to not lose sight of my budget, and the list of holiday gifts I hope to aquire at the prices I want to pay.

That being said, it’s easy to get caught up in the buying frenzy of 2012 Black Friday, and end up with things that you really didn’t need at prices that may or may not have been the best ones afterall.

Keep your wits about you while doing your holiday deal shopping and remember…

 There are always more deals to come.

Difficult when you’ve just lost out on that iPod Touch 5th generation at $50 Off during an Amazon Lightining Deal, but it’s true.  

I’ll survive… really, I’m OK.

 If you find yourself with 20 items in your cart at checkout, make sure you can pin each of those 20 gift items to a specific recipient.

 If you can’t, then consider putting some things back.

You’ll thank me later.

 Black Friday is one big sale day (Or in Amazon’s case 2 weeks worth of days…) to kick off the holiday season for retailers.

It will not be the only day you’ll find great deals both online and off before Christmas.

 I promise!

  A list and a budget will save you time and money in the long run.

  Make them, and stick to them!

If you’re heading out to the stores, check out these FREE iTunes apps to help you find the best deals.

Most of all, have fun.  Black Friday is designed to get you to spend money, but  frankly, if you’re headed out into the fray, spending time people watching can be the best deal of all!

1 Day Holiday Deal Black Diamond Ion LED Headlamp

Sierra Trading Post

Get ready for Holiday Deals from Sierra Trading Post!

Good for only 24hrs, these Holiday Deals from Sierra will be new each day and can only be activated at checkout via keycode HOLIDAY12 .

This is the Holiday Deal from STP for 11/20/12.

CLOSEOUTS . Don’t find yourself in the backcountry without Black Diamond Equipment’s Ion headlamp, offering lightweight, low-profile illumination for a variety of dark situations.

Black Diamond Equipment Ion Headlamp – LED

Current closeout price: $9.95 (50% Off – Retail $19.95), after code ‘Holiday Deal’ price: $9.00

Choose how many you’d like, and then the ‘‘add to cart’ button will be ready to click to add this item to your cart.

Use code HOLIDAY12 at checkout in the keycode box to activate this deal.

Deal price available today only:  11/20/12, at Sierra Trading Post!

Here are even more codes to help you save on your holiday gift shopping at Sierra Trading Post.

Receive an additional 20% off your order at Sierra Trading Post, use code ALTHANKS2 at checkout. Valid November 8 to December 5.

Receive 25% off $125, 30% off $200 at Sierra Trading Post, use code ALNOV2 at checkout.

No Rush Save Now at Target

Save a bunch, and don’t stand out in the cold for hours to do it!

Check out Target’s Beat the Rush Sale going on now.

Ends Wednesday, 11/21 at 11:59pm.

Beat the Rush Sale at Target

Electronics Deals

 Some of these deals are only available online!

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy Apple iPod touch, Get a $20 Target Card

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy Sharp 60″ Smart LED HDTV, Get a $100 Target Card

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Nintendo Wii), Get a $10 Target Card

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy Two, Get One 50% Off on Wii U Games

Toys Deals

 Lots of LEGO sets!

Over 200 toys on sale now.

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy One, Get One 50% off on Marvel Super Hero Toys

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy LeapFrog Tag or Tag Jr. Book, Get a Second Book Free

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy One, Get One 50% Off on Imaginext Toys

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy VTech InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet, Get a Free Storage Tote


Kitchen & Home Deals

Vacuums, blankets, comforter sets, mixers, cookware sets and more!

Beat the Rush Sale – Save $150 on Dyson DC41 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum with Promo Code TGTWP5C3

Beat the Rush Sale – Buy Magic Bullet Blender 17pc, Get a $10 Target Card

40 Holiday Gifts Under $40

40 Holiday Gifts Under $40

Are you looking for holiday gifts under $40?

Me too!

What I found this evening after a quick search is that they’re easier to find than I thought.

 There are all kinds of fun, cozy and useful gifts available online, many of them at great sale prices.

Here are 40 holiday gifts under $40 from assorted stores including Target, Macy’s,  Under Armour, TigerDirect, ThinkGeek, Newegg, LivingSocial and others.

If you want to find more gifts, use the Search box or leave a comment to let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll see what I can do to help you out.

Photo credit: Eustaquio Santimano / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND