For some, the thought of grabbing the best bargains of the year can set the pulse racing; for others, the notion that the day after our national Thanksgiving should be dedicated to shopping is offensive. We can’t agree on how the day got its name, much less what it means for retail or for our culture. Here are five widely held beliefs about Black Friday, and why they need to go away. Myth No. 1: Shoppers can get the best deals of the year on Black Friday. About half of Americans shopped the weekend of Black Friday last year; in one survey, a third of consumers said they shop Black Friday to buy expensive items at a discount, and another third called it an opportunity to find deals not available any other time of the year. It’s true that some items can be found for less on Black Friday than any other day. Ana Serafin Smith of the National Retail Federation says customers will rarely see washers, dryers and big-screen TVs so heavily discounted. But the deals definitely do not … [Read more...] about 5 myths about Black Friday that need to disappear
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Laura Layden Naples Daily News Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 20, 2018 It's almost turkey time. For retailers that means gravy time. Gray Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. Oh, and don't forget Small Business Saturday. More than 164 million American consumers plan to shop over those five days, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. About 34 million — or 21 percent — of those consumers plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, gobbling up the deals offered at stores and online. Black Friday will still reign as the busiest day over the Thanksgiving weekend, with 71 percent — or 116 million — of those shoppers expected to rush the stores or shop online to take advantage of the day's hard-to-resist discounts and promotions. While the bargains are a big draw, many shop at stores on the long holiday weekend because it has become a retail … [Read more...] about Black Friday hasn’t arrived yet. But the deals are here.
Lowe's has packed its 32-page Black Friday ad with discounts on home appliances, tools and decor. Early bird shoppers who visit the store between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Black Friday will get a free Lowe's gift card worth $5 to $500, no purchase necessary. Hours: Opens at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.Take a look at some of the deals below: Free $10 Lowe's gift card with purchase of any fresh-cut Christmas tree starting at $34.98 (via rebate, in store only on Nov. 23). Up to 40 percent off appliances, plus get up to a $600 Lowe's gift card with purchase of two or more qualifying appliances $396 or more (via rebate) and free local delivery with a major appliance purchase of $396 or more. Nest smart Learning Thermostat for $179 ($70 off). Kobalt 4-tool 24-volt max lithium ion brushless cordless combo kit with case for $249 ($150 off) plus get a free bare tool. LG washer and dryer set for $499 each (regularly $799 each). Up to $220 off select Dyson technology. Lowe's is also letting shoppers get … [Read more...] about Lowe’s Black Friday deals: $600 gift card with some purchases, washer-dryer set for $499 each
U.S. Holiday shoppers have been eagerly awaiting the Black Friday ads from their favorite stores this month and Lowe’s was one of the earliest stores to announce sales that were happening before Black Friday even arrived. Lowe’s released their Black Friday deals and some of those deals were already available Monday. The company plans to be closed on Thanksgiving so that their shoppers don’t have to show up on Thanksgiving or the day after to see the sales and make any snap decisions. “Navigating last-minute deals can be a daunting task, so we are thrilled to be able to deliver early savings that give customers extra time to plan, shop and save,” the Chief Marketing Officer of Lowe’s, Jocelyn Wong, said in a press release. Starting November 1 the store was offering shoppers up to 40 percent off on select appliances. The store was also offering deals for shoppers who purchased two or more major appliances. Depending on the appliance shoppers would … [Read more...] about Lowe’s Black Friday Ad 2018: Deals Available All November on Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers
Updated 11:22 am CDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Click through for a quick look at 7 Things You Should Buy in October >>> Click through for a quick look at 7 Things You Should Buy in October >>> 1. Columbus Day SaleHit the virtual aisles around October 8 for the last big shopping event of the year before Black Friday. Columbus Day doesn't typically offer up sales that can beat Memorial Day or Labor Day. less 1. Columbus Day Sale Hit the virtual aisles around October 8 for the last big shopping event of the year before Black Friday. Columbus Day doesn't typically offer up sales that can beat Memorial Day or Labor ... more Photo: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle Buy photo 2. New CarsOctober is traditionally one of the best months to buy a new car, as dealerships are eager to offload last year's inventory ahead of new models arriving towards the end of the year. 2. New Cars October is … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait for Black Friday! 7 Things You Should Buy in October