Start Your Shopping Engines, Stores & Sites Are Starting EARLY!! Black Thurs, Fri & Cyber Week Deals!

Want to get your holiday bargain shopping on? Guess what, it’s already started. It started last week– and today there will be deals online and in-stores for many big brands like GAP, JC Penney, Sears, sporting goods stores and other mass merchants. So check your local newspaper (YES– that paper!! Buy one today!!) to get the scoop on what’s cooking as well as checking online

However if you are sure you want to endure the run on the stores for the uber-bargains– here are some NECESSARY recommendations and apps for your smart phone or tablet. Please make sure you take either with you and a handbag big enough for a small bottle of water and a energy or cereal bar for nutrition. Also smart women wear athletic shoes or really good walking shoes. Flip flops don’t make it if it’s snowing and truly unless you are only buying fashion stuff, if you drop something (say a box with a blender in it) on your foot (or someone else steps on it)– the pain could be crippling!


iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Black Friday by BradsDeals

Black Friday by FatWallet

Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

— a rewards program app just for walking into select stores and more. Check this one out if you are hitting a mall. It’s worth the time to “walk through the door” of some of the stores though you might not buy anything

The Coupons App – this one is smokin’ hot. This app offers you digital coupons for stores, restaurants and gas stations. (yeah, baby!)

Android Only
Google Offers (replacing DealMap)

There are also apps from, other apps that will calculate discounts giving you final prices including sales tax as well as comparison shop for you.

From and make sure you download this mobile app as well for coupons and deal alerts on the fly: couponsherpa mobile app

Here is CouponSherpa’s Top 15 Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals!! Some last right through the end of the year. Make sure you check out for more information and deals from stores you like to shop! The site will keep populating new deals, bargains and sales as they get more information. The App is essential for you to save money and get the best deals– and it’s available for iOS and Android devices!

1. Aeropostale
Take $15 off your in-store purchase of $75 or more through Nov. 30.

2. Ann Taylor
Take 40% off any full-price item through Nov. 30.

3. Bath & Body Works
Get a free product with any $10 purchase through Dec. 24.

4. Carter’s
Get $10 off your purchase of $50 or more through Dec. 5.

5. Coach Factory
Take an extra 30% off your purchase through Nov. 30.

6. Famous Footwear
Take an extra 20% off your Black Friday purchase between Nov. 22 and Nov. 25.

7. FedEx
Save $10 on FedEx shipments of $20 or more through Dec. 31.

8. Guess
Spend $50 in November and get a coupon for 50% off a December purchase through Nov. 30.

9. Justice
Take 40% off your purchase through Nov. 30.

10. Macy’s
Get $10 off your purchase of $25 or more on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

11. OshKosh B’Gosh
Get 20% off your purchase of $40 or more through Nov. 28.

12. Payless Shoes
Get an extra 15% off your purchase through Nov. 30.

13. Sally Beauty Supply
Save $5 on any purchase of $25 or more through Dec. 31.

14. Sam’s Club
Receive a free one-day pass to Sam’s Club through Dec. 31.

15. Tommy Hilfiger
Take an additional 15-25% off Black Friday promotions through Nov. 23.

Black Thursday and Friday Brick & Mortar Store Opening List:

Please check out or for any changes. Target is massing up signatures to cancel the store opening on Thanksgiving.

Big Lots — 7 AM

Walgreens— 9 AM

Sears,————– 8 PM
Toys R US,

Target——9 PM

Many Shopping Malls–12 M
Outlet Malls
Old Navy,
Best Buy

Home Depot———- 5 AM
Office Depot

Bed, Bath & Beyond–6 AM
JC Penney
Radio Shack

Blooomingdales—– 7 AM
Nordstrom Rack

Dillards———– 8 AM
Neiman Marcus

FYI: Be KIND to the people who are working in the stores. REALLY!! It doesn’t matter how long you have waited, it’s not their fault. They are working and trying to get everyone in and out as fast as possible– plus they have to clean up the mess of sweaters, books or gifts that you piled up in search of the perfect gift. So smile, say thank you. Show GRATITUDE!!

If you happen to be exhausted just reading this, I have a different opportunity for you– and it’s WAY easier. You might have to stay up later or get up earlier, but it’s so much easier because you will be at home doing this. It’s called Cyber Monday only it won’t be Monday. I know that there will be lots of cyber deals all week this week straight through to next Monday 11/26. Don’t worry about them running out. Keep checking back because they will replenish online stock
ONE CAVEAT– not with smartphones will this apply. For smartphones, select tablets online, buy immediately– ASAP. Pull out that plastic and start typing.

How do I know? I already bought someone an iPhone and I got a seriously great price on it– and that was LAST WEEK! Be prepared to spend some serious time waiting to make sure you actually have the product.

Do look out for another post that features some great bargains from select brands that will be for Black Thurs/Friday and through the weekend.

Stevie Wilson,

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