And as tradition follows, after we eat, we shop. I will make a confession, because I’m an honest person. I don’t love Black Friday, nor do I plan on participating. New York City is an island best explored any day BUT today. The streets are packed, the stores are madness, and the payoff has not been deemed worthy by my standards.
Now that being said, if you are smitten with this blackest of Fridays, today is your homecoming; the mother ship of sales, deals, and GWP’S. An extreme couponers wet dream. And though I might not venture into the crowd ridden streets today to get that much of a better deal, I of course, am not above it all. I will go out on Saturday, (as should you to support small businesses), and maybe even dabble in Cyber Monday.Hey, if you can’t beat em, join em right?
I know there’s about 5 million sales, shops, deals, and doorbusters flooding your brain, inbox, android, iphone, ipad, and even good ole fashioned notebook. But for those islanders like me, with a passion for style, and a penchant for scouting ‘a find’, here are my five favorite.
1. Forever 21. One of my favorite go-to stores, and sites is having a killer sale. Knits and sweaters can be found for $15, and with most sale items offering a 50% off on top of that, I filled my shopping cart with 5 things, and it only totals $50.00. The sale ends Sunday, so log on, and get going. (Enter Code EXTRA50)
2. Asos. The mega british brand online retailer always has good sales going, but this weekend, they’re even better. Sale items have already been reduced up to 70 %, and with another 20 % off your entire shopping cart, you’ll be practically stealing. Sale lasts thru 11/25. (use code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS)
3. KMart/Sears/Lands End. I am a huge fan of this multi-brand combo, that are all affiliated with each other. With deals on things I literally use every week, Kmart has become like a 2nd home to me, and Sears always has great deals on home items, including a holiday sale right now for a $9 blender that I scooped up, which includes a to-go lid. Love. Lands End, still a go to for canvas totes and winter boots is blasting a doorbuster every day till Monday, and 30% off, plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more. (Promo Code- THANKFUL, pin 2025). And Kmart now offering an extra 10% off already low items and free ship over $49 (Use code KMART10PSAVINGS)
5. Duane Reade. Because you need stuff too, and because stocking stuffers and drugstore gifts need love too. Till tomorrow, the mega store has upped their rewards program, offering 10 points for every dollar spent, making that much easier to earn points and in turn, cash on your next item. If you’re already a member, go online and check out all the deals. If not, sign up here.