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Love it so much you’ve cleared your schedule and can’t sleep from excitement?
Hate its crass consumerism guts?
Either way, Black Friday approacheth.
After spending Thanksgiving with my in-laws, I will be cozy in the mountains of Maryland again this year, but I’ll be with you all in cyber-spirit. And of course, I’ll be on the lookout for additional deals that get posted today and tomorrow – you might want to bookmark this post to check back for updates!
For the big retailers, sites like bfads.net and Slickdeals.net have all your Black Friday needs covered. Note that many stores will be open at midnight or earlier this year. Browse the forums to keep up with online deals as they pop up.
If you’re looking for practical tips about the Black Friday shopping experience, check out this post from Ninja Consumer.
Thursday’s Times-Dispatch will have copies of all the ads, plus coupons for free Papa John’s breadsticks and “buy one, get one free” for the Science Museum.
And here is a list of some of the smaller store sales that you might not know about:
NEW Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames – The first 100 customers in each of our stores on Black Friday will receive a gift card with a minimum value of $10. Doors open at 6am. Limit 1 gift card per family
Blue Elephant – Back Porch Sale Friday & Saturday: 20% off items in the store, with the exception of items by local artists. We’ll be putting a bunch of stuff on the back porch that will be marked down 50% as well! Things we’re pulling out of storage like lamps, suitcases, glassware, knickknacks, light fixtures, etc. (425 Strawberry St)
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports – This weekend, November 25 – 27, Buy One Get One 50% OFF All Outerwear & Fleece for the whole family. In stores and online.
Chop Suey Books/Cafe Ole – Announcing Black Bean Friday and Saturday: bring us a Cafe Ole receipt with the day’s date and receive 20% off your purchase at Chop Suey Books!
Cordial Cricket – All Holiday Merchandise in our store will be 30% OFF on Black Friday (3524 Festival Park Plaza, Chester)
Frostings – Voucher sale on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – 1 dozen cupcakes for $19. Purchase online or in-store
Goodwill – Print a coupon for 20% Off your purchase of $20 or more. Valid ONLY Friday, 11/25 and Saturday 11/26
Kid-to-Kid Glen Allen – Early Bird Special 9:30 AM-12:00 PM – 20% off all apparel* Don’t feel like getting up early? Take advantage of 10% off all apparel* the rest of Friday and Saturday. *See store for details. Some restrictions apply (10953 W. Broad St)
Hip to Be Round – Select dresses and pants just $15, Marked down styles 2 for $30 through November 27th only! (3124 W. Cary Street)
Indigo Avenue – Red Dot Sale Black Friday weekend- Come in Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and find the RED DOTS to get an extra 50% off the current price of that item! If you find something you want that DOESN’T have a red dot, we also have a special 20% off one item coupon (411 N. Ridge Rd & 3324-A W. Cary St)
NEW LaDiff – Leftover Sale: Friday through Sunday look for special tags to find savings of at least 50% off on hundreds of items
NEW Lex’s of Carytown – Get an additional 75% off already reduced merchandise. Plus, all sweaters and coats are 20% off!
Once Upon A Child – Friday only Save 40% on all Apparel & Outerwear (shirts, pants, outfits, sleepwear, outerwear). Save 30% on all toys including Fisher Price, Little Tikes, Playskool, & more. Save 20% on all Accessories, Equipment, & Furniture (shoes, boots, swings, strollers, highchairs, exersaucers, toddler beds, changing tables, bassinets). One day Sale, Friday Nov 25th. In stock items only. No other discounts, clearance, or coupons apply to this sale. Not valid on Gift Card purchase or prior purchases (9770 Midlothian Tpk and 9127 W. Broad St)
Pink – On Friday, get 20% off anything in the store that shimmers, shines or sparkles (3158 W Cary St)
Plan 9 – Once again, we’d like to recommend that one of your stops be your favorite local record store. And once again, we’re happy to announce that a some really kind, cool, impressive artists want you to do the same thing—and they’ve created releases that are only available at those stores this season, to encourage you to head on in and visit. There are indeed some really special pieces here, things that you’ll want to put on your own wish list, and things that you’ll want to wrap up for those you love. THAT LIST OF US TITLES CAN BE FOUND RIGHT HERE IN A HANDY WISH LIST FORMAT.
Plato’s Closet – Take 15% Off any ONE item of your choice! Friday 10am – 2pm (9127 W. Broad St. & 9766 Midlothian Tpke.)
Strictly Soccer – Save 20-75% off Store-wide on the biggest and best selection of soccer gear in Central Virginia, beginning Friday at 8am (1811 Huguenot Road)
The daily deal sites will also be getting in on the action, and I’ll post their Black Friday deals when live.
Check back tomorrow for an additional list of Small Business Saturday sales!