From one year to the next, the bulk of the Black Friday sales are more or less the same as they were the year before. And before you get upset, this is actually not a bad thing—if we know that certain items and categories will be marked down by the same amount every year, it makes it a lot easier to make up a holiday shopping list and realistic budget.
We're not huge fans of layaway here at Brad's Deals. While it might seem like an easy way to finance holiday fun, it means paying extra money for things you could buy for less upfront.
We're halfway through September, and while that might mean the end of long, lazy summer days and the beginning of the solemn march towards winter cold, it also means something else. Something big. I'm talking, of course, about National Coupon Month!
It's still summer, and your kids haven't even considered their Halloween costumes yet, let alone pondered Santa wish lists, but major retailers have already published their holiday toy lists. And now, so have we.
If you want to feel old, here's a startling fact: Amazon celebrated its 21st birthday back in July, meaning the company that sells everything is legally old enough to toss back a few celebratory cocktails. And it seems like 21 is going to be a pretty productive year for Amazon: after another successful Prime Day, the online retail giant has just announced a new benefit for Prime members: Audible Channels.
Alert all Apple addicts! Pre-ordering for the freshly announced iPhone 7 and 7 Plus begins today, September 9, and the new phones are officially hitting stores September 16. While we know you're probably excited about all the new features (A waterproof exterior! Wireless earbuds! Surround sound speakers! A brand new camera!), we'd advise against setting up camp in the Apple Store parking lot just yet.
While it's unlikely we'll know for certain what's in Target's Black Friday ad until early November, making predictions about what it will include isn't all that hard when you take a look at the ads from previous Black Fridays.
Black Friday is easily our favorite time of year at Kohl's, when you'll find more than a week of the year's best coupons, stack them onto the already low-priced Black Friday deals, and earn extra Kohl's Cash in the process. Win, win, and win.
Every year, there's that one guy who makes the news for camping out in front of Best Buy for a month to secure his place in line for the Black Friday doorbusters. We may not advocate claiming your spot in line that early, but that doesn't change the fact that Best Buy's Black Friday doorbusters are always some of the best.
Walmart's Black Friday ad is the hottest of the hot. Every year, when Black Friday season starts to heat up, we get comment after comment, email after email, begging for information about Walmart's elusive Black Friday ad. While this frenzy can be fun, the truth is that you don't need the Black Friday circular to plan for your holiday shopping at Walmart. Why? Because the old ads tell us everything we need to know.