Retailers love to use the term "doorbuster," especially during Black Friday. It's a way to create the illusion that they've got the best and lowest prices at their store -- so low, you would be crazy to pass them up! But when it comes to doorbuster prices, the truth is often more smoke than fire.
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.
Coupons are awesome. I'm a big fan of the little jolt I get when I paste coupon code into the "Have a promo code?" section of the shopping cart of any given online retailer. Paper coupons are awesome, too, although I use them less often.
Here's a list of every store that's announced plans to stay closed on Thursday November 24, 2016 so their employees - and you - can enjoy Thanksgiving with your family.
Your kids are getting American Girl dolls for Christmas, but the clothes and accessories are super expensive. Now what do you do?
I haven't been to a Black Friday sale in person since I first got internet access. Why? As a Brad's Deals editor, it's my job to shop online, so I know that prices on most things fluctuate every day. Every store wants to have the lowest prices, but none of them want to lose money, so they have to get creative: exaggerating sales and hiding price increases. Most retailers do this so frequently, and so quickly, that the average consumer doesn't have time to do the math in their heads.
Welcome to America, everyone! For every pointless holiday we have, you can bet there's a sale to go along with it. This month, our holiday du-jour is Columbus Day, but what kinds of deals will you actually find this weekend?
Packed to the brim with every kind of store you can imagine, the Mall of America is not the kind of place you'd expect to choose family values over making a profit. But this year, the Mall of America is taking a bold stance, announcing plans to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day, and put the "Friday" back in Black Friday.
I read a lot. And being the crazy, routine-loving person that I am, I also have certain times that I like to read certain things. It sounds intense, but it works for me.
Buying something for just a buck might seem too good to be true, but for the many dollar store deal-sniffers out there, it's a fact of life.