Sunday, November 18, 2012

It's here... Black Friday/Cyber Monday

I myself absolutely cringe at the thought of waiting outside in long lines that are more than 100 people deep just to get that one item for that "one-time-only" price right after spending an entire day doing nothing more than eating. No. Thank. You. I'd much rather wait it out and find other methods to get great holiday items on sale. But if you're brave enough to participate in Black Friday then power to ya! This post is dedicated to everyone like myself who would much rather pay sale price than full price. Here's some useful information on how to get the best holiday shopping bargains this year whether you fight off the crowds on Black Friday or peacefully shop the sale from the comfort of your own home.

Follow your favorite brands on Twitter (you never know when they'll offer a special exclusive!):

Forever21 - @Forever21 (
H&M USA - @hmusa (
Charlotte Russe - @CharlotteRusse (
Bath & Body Works - @LUVBBW (
Famous Footwear - @FamousFootwear (
American Eagle - @AEO (
Victoria's Secret - @VictoriasSecret (
Victorias's Secret Pink - @VSPINK (
Aerie - @Aerie (
Macy's - @Macys (
Sephora - @Sephora (
ULTA Beauty - @ULTA_Beauty (
Target - @Target (
Bloomingdale's - @Bloomingdales (
American Apparel - @americanapparel (
Urban Outfitters - @UrbanOutfitters (
Express - @ExpressLife (

Not a fan of Twitter? Sign up for email alerts from your favorite brands instead. Most stores offer this option through their websites and most of the time they'll reward you for signing up for newsletters too.

Sales and Specials you Should Take Note of:

H&M (Black Friday):
- Sweaters from $5!
- Dresses from $5!!
- Outerwear from $15!!!
- Pants from $10!!!!
- Scratch-offs for first 100 people in line!!!!!
- Street locations open at midnight
For exactly what's going to be on sale follow this link right here:
 -Give your email and get 20% off an item of your choice
Some Black Friday picks from H&M.

Charlotte Russe:
- Enter your email address and get 10% off your next order
- Enter your cell phone number and get sale/updates through text message

Famous Footwear:
-Enter your email address and get $5 off a purchase of $25 or more

American Eagle/Aerie:
- Free shipping on orders of $100 or more
- Limited time only free shipping with the purchase of one Aerie bra

Victoria's Secret/VSPINK:
- Free shipping on orders of $100 dollars or more. Use offer code SHIP12
- Free pair of slippers with purchase of sleepwear from most-loved pj's collection. Use offer code SLIPPERS12
- Bras - Buy one get one 50% off (2nd bra equal/lesser value) (through Nov. 28)
- PINK hoodie/yoga leggings $25 (Hoodie reg. up to $39.50. Yoga legging reg. up to $34.50) (Friday)
- Eau De Parfum  (2.5 oz or less) $30 while they last (through Nov. 28)
- The Starlight Robe $49.50 reg. $59.50 (Friday)
- Free limited edition Victoria's Secret tote with $65 purchase (includes beauty must-haves) (Friday)

- 40% off every single item!!!! (Cyber Monday)
- Free shipping!!!
- 50% off every item in-store & online! (Black Friday)

Urban Outfitters:
- Free shipping on orders over $50

American Apparel
- Free shipping on orders over $50

- Free holiday shipping on orders over $25
- $3.50 off any $10 purchase. Use offer code 74581
- Online savings begin at 8:00pm EST on Thanksgiving
- Most locations open at midnight on Thanksgiving (other locations open at 8:00)

For those who are willing to brave the major crowds and lines you deserve some serious credit. I hope this information will help you in your holiday shopping endeavors whether they take place on Black Friday or Cyber Monday or anywhere after or in between. While researching the topic of Black Friday/Cyber Monday I found that although some retailers have let the cat out of the bag about what kind of deals they'll be having a lot of stores have not. If I hear any more information about exclusives or details on bargains you can be sure that I will update this post but for now I want my readers to be able to figure out their shopping plan of action many days in advance. Enjoy shopping your behinds off and have an oh-so-chic Thanksgiving!

What are you looking most forward to this holiday shopping season?
Let me know in a comment!

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