Sunday, November 13, 2011

Frugal Forum November 13, 2011

Are you ready for Black Friday the Superbowl of shopping! Just like playing in the big game shopping on this day will get your adrenaline pumping. Let’s go through a step by step attack plan. Right now you can go online to see what deals are coming up. Check out stores black Friday online ads to determine your game plan. Go through your Christmas list; match up the deals with the person. Prioritize the play. When you are bombarded that morning with crowds, door buster sales and salespeople your best offense is being ready for any situation. Remember your budget. Impulse buys will destroy you in this game. Figure out how much you will be spending that day on your deals and add a little extra for any discretionary purchases. Stick to your battle plan so there is no heartbreaking losses. On Thursday get in game ready condition. Go to bed early so you can bring your A-game. Pack yourself a pre-game snack with plenty of caffeine and protein. Pick the store that you most want to shop and be their early. If you are planning to get the ultimate score, plan on standing in line or even pitching a tent. Shoppers at some Best Buys or Walmarts get there at 11pm the night before. Invite a non-shopping teammate. This teammate can stand in line for you while you grab other things, or get snacks and coffee for you. They also will whip you into shape when you start spending over your budget. Feel the electricity in the air. Create your own bragging rights with family and friends. Some retailers are putting on a competitive edge now, and have started with online deals. Cyber Monday represents another deal saving squad. On the Monday after Thanksgiving you can get a cast of online sales from over 700 online retailers. Check out to plan your plays. Target even has a place to sign up for email offers and Cyber Monday specials on their website. Check out coupon and promotional codes to maximize your savings at or Remember to factor in any shipping costs that might make that play not the best one. This game is not yours to lose. Check out all the ads in Wednesday’s paper. Put on your game face and give it your all to seal a victory.

Amazon Black Friday deals or Cyber Monday sales-

Use coupons from last Sunday’s paper to get extra savings on Glade Holiday candles. Enter 3 UPCs from any Glade Winter Collection products at to receive a free holiday ideas and inspiration book.

Get 100 4x6 prints at Snapfish for free when you use promotional code PRINTSFREE at checkout.

Buy any eligible Muppets title at Amazon between November 4, 2011 and January 1, 2012 and receive a promotional code to redeem for admission (up to $12 value) to see The Muppets Movie.

Shop early at Walmart knowing you are getting the best price with their Christmas Guarantee. If you find a lower advertised price on an identical in-stock product at a local retail competitor’s store after you purchased the item at a Walmart store between November 1 - December 25, they will give you a Walmart Gift Card for the difference.

Get free movie admission to The Muppets when you purchase any eligible Disney DVD then join Disney Movie Rewards and enter the magic code inside the eligible DVD.

Save up to $45 with in-store printable coupons from Fisher-Price.

Get five free photo cards and free shipping from MyPublisher. No purchase necessary.

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