Hot Deal Alert! 50% Off Video Games at Target

My three boys live for their video games so I always wait for this best sale of the year to hook them up! This Thursday through Saturday, November 23rd through 25th, you can get 50% off video games at Target. If you have any video game lovers on your gift list this holiday season then you don’t want to miss this sale, be sure to also use your Target RedCard to get an additional 5% off.

6 Essential Shopping Tips for Black Friday

Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday brings out the shopping adrenaline in die hard shoppers like no other day! A little preparation can make that very busy day more fun, more productive, and less stressful.

1) Scope Out the Sales

Check out the various retailers’ ads to find out what the deals are. You’ll find many online sites that will give you a heads up beforehand so you know where the best deals will be. Check online store sites as well as newspaper inserts.

2) Make a Schedule

Find out what time the stores you want to visit will be open. Map out a strategy to hit the stores based on those times and their locations so that you aren’t doing unnecessary driving.

3) Be Comfortable

Few things ruin a shopping trip faster than being hungry, thirsty, tired or having sore feet. Get some sleep the night before, eat before you go, pack snacks and water, and wear comfortable shoes. It’s going to be a long day and you can expect stores to be crowded and lines to be long.

4) Charge Your Cell Phone

This is especially important if you are shopping with a group. Be considerate of other shoppers—things will be noisy enough without you chatting on your cell phone—but it sure comes in handy if you’re having trouble locating a group member in the crowds.

5) Be Safe

Don’t make your wallet accessible to others. Keep it close to your body—use a fanny pack or a bag with a strap that crosses your body to hold your wallet. Don’t carry large amounts of cash. Don’t leave your purchases in plain view in your vehicle. Put them in the trunk, or at the very least, cover them with a blanket. If at all possible, stop at home throughout the day drop off big ticket items.

6) Enjoy the Day

Remember that today will not be a day to plan on doing things quickly. Be patient with store employees and with other shoppers and drivers. Enjoy the hustle and bustle AND the deals you are finding!

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Grab Hot Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals with RetailMeNot


Whenever I purchase anything online I always start out at RetailMeNot so I can find the best sales and coupon codes for whatever I’m looking to buy. Now they’ve made it even easier to grab the hottest deals through the holidays with their dedicated Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal pages!

Did you know that RetailMeNot is the largest online coupon site in the United States? They have over half a million coupons in their searchable online database from tens of thousands of merchants so you’re sure to find anything that you’re looking for. Plus, they’re working around the clock to keep up with the best deals this holiday season so the site is always up to date.

For those of you who enjoy hitting the stores on Black Friday (or any day really!) I recommend that you download the RetailMeNot app for your iPhone or Android device so you can search for in-store coupons while you’re out shopping. If you’re like me, and prefer to shop for those holiday gifts online from the comfort of home, then you should check out the tab at the top of the RetailMeNot page that is dedicated to free shipping offers.

Be sure to bookmark the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal pages so you can check back as they’re updated often, and you can also sign up for Deal Alerts and the RetailMeNot newsletter so you’ll never miss out on great savings.

Disclosure – This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and All opinions stated are completely my own.

All the Black Friday Deal Info in One Spot!

Get access to ALL the Black Friday ads and deal information in one helpful spot – the Black Friday section at AFullCup shows you the ads and deals for more than 40 stores, plus you can check out the discussions if you’d like and get tips and strategies for grabbing the best deals!

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Win a Lalaloopsy Doll or Lego Set From RetailMeNot!

Have you heard of RetailMeNot?  I’m a huge fan because they always help me to save lots of money!  Anytime I’m shopping online for anything, I always go to RetailMeNot first and check to see if there are any coupons available.  For example, there are some hot deals going on at Kohl’s right now, so I’d head over to RetailMeNot first and look to see what coupons there are that I could use – like the promo code SMS9507 that’s good for 10% off of anything at Kohl’s through 11/26!  You can find coupon codes for 130,000 stores, and they’ll even give you links to printables where available that you can take into the store with you.

I’m even more in love with RetailMeNot now that they want to help one lucky reader to mark something off their holiday gift list!  In honor of Black Friday shopping they are sponsoring a giveaway for the winner’s choice of a Lalaloopsy doll or this Lego Creator set.  Each has a retail value of approximately $50 and I’m sure any child would be excited to receive one of them!  My personal favorite is the Lego set – can you see the satellite dish on the roof?  They just didn’t have this cool stuff when I was a kid!

Entering is super easy because there are NO mandatory entries!  Just do any or all of the things listed in the entry form below and then click “I did this”.  The winner will be selected at midnight on Monday the 28th and announced the next morning.  It may take a few seconds for the entry widget to load so please be patient.  Good luck!

Click ‘more’ below to view the entry form.

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Black Friday $200 Cash Giveaway

Welcome to our Black Friday Cash Giveaway! Are you short on cash for your Black Friday shopping? If so just enter our giveaway for a chance to win some cash! This giveaway is hosted on multiple blogs and you can visit more than one to enter.

Entry is simple just enter using the Rafflecopter form below. There is no mandatory entry and you can do as many entries as you want!

One Winner will receive $200 Pay Pal so you must have a valid Pay Pal account.

The giveaway ends on November 22 2011 at midnight EST.

Click ‘more’ below to see the entry form!

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday Store Hours

Here’s a list of the publicized store hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales to help you plan your Black Friday shopping strategy.  Keep in mind that some local store hours may vary from those listed (so call ahead and check if unsure) AND many 24 hour stores will have the ad go into effect at midnight so expect inventories to be depleted at those stores very quickly.

Best Buy
Friday – 5 am

Friday – 9 am

Thursday – normal store hours, Friday – 6 am

J.C. Penney
Friday – 4 am

Thursday  6 am to 9 pm, Friday – midnight

Friday – 3 am

Friday – 5 am

Friday – 5 am

Office Depot
Friday – 6 am

Old Navy
Friday – midnight

Sam’s Club
Friday – 5 am

Thursday – 7 am to noon, Friday – 4 am

Friday – 6 am

Friday – 4 am

Thursday – 9 am to 6 pm, Friday – 4 am

Friday – midnight


If you’d rather shop online or need a little inspiration in the gift department, then check out the Shopper Strategy Holiday Wish List.

Complete Rite Aid Black Friday Ad

Here is the complete Rite Aid ad with coupon matchups for Black Friday (11-25 through 11-27)!

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Yule Holiday Wrapping Paper – B1G2

Hershey’s Pot Of Gold Boxed Chocolates – $3.99 – $2Up Reward = $1.99

Yule 100ct Miniatures Light Set – $1.88

Assorted Popcorn Tins 24oz – $3.88

RiteAid Butter Cookies 12oz – $1.88 – $1 Up Reward = $0.88

Cottonelle Double Roll Bath Tissue 4 Pack, or Moist Wipes 42ct, Kleenex Facial Tissues White 260ct, or Splash & Go Wipes 42ct – $1.88 – $1 Up Reward = $0.88
$0.50/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue (IE)  Printable (FF)
-$0.50/1 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes 11/7/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/19/2010)
$1/2 Cottonelle Moist Wipes Rite Aid Video Values
$1/1 Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Rite Aid Video Values
$0.50/1 Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes REBATE Caregivers Marketplace Rolling

Hershey’s, Reese’s, M&M Mars and Nestle Single Serve Candy Bars – 2/$1 – $1 Up Reward = FREE

7Up or Diet 7 Up 12Pack, 12oz, Cans – 4/$12 – $3Up Reward = 4/$9

Coke & Coke Products 2 Liter Bottles – 5/$5 – $1Up Reward = 5/$4

Bounty Basic Paper Towels – $0.77
$0.50/1 Bounty Upromise eCoupons
-$0.50/1 Bounty Paper Towels 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
-$0.50/1 Bounty Paper Towels P&G Because of You Mailer (exp 11/30/2010)
-$1/1 Bounty Paper Towels P&G What Matters Most Mailer (exp 11/30/2010)
-$1/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins P&G MIR Savings Booklet (exp 1/31/2011)

Xtra Laundry Detergent 68.75oz, Nice’n Fluffy Fabric Softener Liquid 68.75oz, Dryer Sheets 100ct – $1.77
-$1/2 Xtra Detergent or Fabric Softener 10/17/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)

Pampers Big Pack Diapers – $18.77 – $3Up Reward = $15.77
-$1/1 Pampers Diapers P&G Because of You Mailer (exp 11/30/2010)
-$1/1 Pampers Diapers P&G What Matters Most Mailer (exp 11/30/2010)

Colgate Total Advance Toothpaste 4oz, 360 Manual Toothbrush 1ct – $1.77 – $1 Up Reward = $0.77
-$1/1 Colgate Total or Sensitive Toothpaste 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/4/2010)
-$0.40/1 Colgate Toothbrush 10/31/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/20/2010)
-$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 10/31/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/20/2010)
-$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste 10/31/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/20/2010)
$1/1 Colgate Toothbrush Rite Aid Video Values
$1/1 Colgate Total Products Rite Aid Video Values
$0.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste



Cosmetics Gift Sets – $14.99

Fragrance Gift Sets – $19.99

Cosmetics Gift Sets – $6.99

Adult Holiday Bath Sets – $14.99

Designer Fragrance – 50% OFF

Christmas Domestic and Housewares – $4.99 – $1Up Reward = $3.99

Women’s Cozy Socks – 2/$1

Seasonal Pet Toys Or Pet Paw Bed – $4.99 – $1 Up Reward = $3.99

Enjoy Flameless Tea Lights – 2/$5

Candle Lite Candles – B1G2

12ct Collectible Figurine Ornaments, 24” Deluxe Nutcracker or Charlie Brown Christmas Tree – $9.99

All 3 Pack Magnivision Redireaders Reading Glasses – $7.99

Nivea Cream Tin – 3/$0.99
-$1/1 Nivea Body Lotion Home Mailer (exp 10/31/2011)
$1/1 Nivea Body Product (IE)  Printable (FF)
Dial Hand Soap 7.5,9.375 or 11.25oz – $0.99

Carmex Lip Balm, RiteAid Lip Balm, Cough Drop Stick – 2/$1
-$0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm 11/7/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
-$0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm 11/7/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/31/2011)

Brown and Haley Roca 10oz – $2.99

Russell Stover Chocolates – $9.99

Poland Spring Spring Water 6Pack, 0.5Liter –  $0.99

Arizona Iced Tea 23oz – 2/$0.88

Nabisco Cookies 8.5-16.6oz, Le Petit Ecolier 5.29 – 2/$5 – $1 Up Reward = 2/$4
$1/2 Nabisco Cookies WYB Cookies & Milk
$0.50/1 Nabisco Cookies Rite Aid Video Values
$1/2 Nabisco Cookies Rite Aid Video Values

Oberto Beef Jerky 3.5oz – 2/$5 – $2Up Reward = 2/$3


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Crest 3D WhiteStrips Vivid 10ct – $22.99 – $5Up Reward = $17.99
-$7 Crest 3D White Whitestrips Fall Rouge Magazine (exp 12/31/2010)
-$5/1 Crest Whitestrips or Gentle Routine 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
-$5/1 Crest Whitestrips or Gentle Routine 10/10/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)

Crest 3D WhiteStrips Professional Effects 20ct – $43.99 – $10 Up Reward = $33.99
-$7/1 Crest 3D Professional Whitestrips 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
-$10/1 Crest 3D Professional Whitestrips 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)

Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion 10oz – $2.99 – $2Up Reward = $0.99
-$1/1 Vaseline Lotion 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/12/2010)

Old Spice High Endurance or Secret Invisible Solid 2.6-3.35oz – 2/$5 – $3Up Reward = 2/$2
-$1/1 Old Spice Deodorant P&G What Matters Most Mailer (exp 11/30/2010)
-$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant or Body Wash P&G MIR Savings Booklet (exp 1/31/2011)

Got 2b Hair Stylers – $4.99 – $4.99 SCR = FREE
$2/1 got2be Hair Styling Products All You Dec 2010 (exp 2/17/2011)
$2/1 Got2B Hair Styling Products All You Sep 2010 (exp 8/23/2011)

Gillette Series or Satin Care Shave Gel 7-9oz,  or After Shave Gel 2.54oz – $1.99 – $1Up Reward = $0.99

Noxzema Disposable Razors 3-4ct – $3.99 – $3 SCR = $0.99

RiteAid Liquid Bleach – $0.99

Gillette Sensor 3, Custom Plus or Simply Venus Disposable Razor 4ct – $5.49 – $2.50Up Reward = $2.99

Edy’s Ice Cream – $2.99 – $1 Up Reward = $1.99
$1/2 Edy’s Products All You Oct 2010 (exp 12/31/2010)


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Pegasus 7” LCD Tv – $49.99

Philips 8GB MP3 and Audio and Video Player – $59.99 – $10Up Reward – $10 SCR = $39.99

Philips 3 Device Remote Control or Ear Bud with Case – $4.99 – $4.99 SCR = FREE

FujiFilm 12Mp Digital Camera – $79.99 – $10 Up Reward – $20SCR = $49.99

Kitchen Elite 5-Cup Coffee Maker, 2-Slice Toaster or Dry/Steam/Spray Iron – $7.77 – $2Up Reward  = $5.77

Homedics Bubble Bliss Foot Bath, Conair Women’s or Men’s Massaging Slippers – $9.99

Conair Dryer, Straightener or Hair Cut Kit, Revlon Pink Dryer or Pink Straightener – $9.99 – $5Up Reward = $4.99

Pringles Super Stack 5.71-6.73oz – 2/$3 – $1Up Reward = 2/$2
-$0.50/1 Pringles Snack Stacks or Stix 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
-$1/2 Pringles P&G What Matters Most Mailer (exp 11/30/2010)

50”X60” Fleece Blanket – $1.99 – $1 Up Reward = $0.99

Interactive Tv Games, Vengeance Radio Control All-Terrain Race Car or Rocking Pony with Sound – $19.99 – $5Up Reward = $14.99

Assorted Snuggle Bootie Slippers or Softwear Blanket – $6.99

Hershey’s Candy Bars 4.25-4.5oz – 2/$2 – $1Up Reward = 2/$1

Duracell CopperTop Batteries ”AA” or “AAA” 4Pack,”C” or “D” 2 pack or 9Volt 1Pack – 2/$5
-$1.50/1 Duracell Batteries 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)

Holiday M&M’s Candies 9.9-12.6oz – 2/$4 – $1 Up Reward = 2/$3

Lindt or Ghirardelli Bags 4.69-6.3oz – $1.99

All 4”X6” Digital Prints – $0.09

Planters 3 Pack Holiday Nuts – $4.99 – $1 Up Reward = $3.99
-$1/2 Planters Products 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2010)

Kellogg’s Cereal Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Raisin Bran, Froot Loops or Apple Jacks 8.7-15oz – $1.99 – $1 Up Reward = $0.99
$1.50/3 Kellogg’s Cereals, Various
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal
-$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/26/2010)
-$1.50/3 Kellogg’s Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops or Frosted Flakes 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/26/2010)
$1/1 Flour WYB 2 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Cereals
-$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals 10/17/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/28/2010)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies Cereals 10/17/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/28/2010)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals
$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Cereals
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereal
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal

American Greetings Christmas Card – BOGO

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Getting Geared Up For Black Friday

Are you planning to join in the deal hunting fun on Black Friday?  I personally plan to spend the day in my jammies recovering from Thanksgiving dinner, but I will also be on the computer bringing you the hot deals 🙂  There have been so many deals online and between my Swagbucks earnings and gift stockpiling we’re pretty much ready for Christmas.  I still need to get a gift or two for my husband, and he’ll probably leave his shopping for me until the last minute (despite my increasingly urgent hints), but the kids, parents, siblings and in-laws are already taken care of.  I’m actually a little jealous of those of you who will be out in the fray so pick up some hot deals for me would ya?  In the meanwhile, check out all the Black Friday ads and deals at AFullCup so you can plan your day, and watch for a post here tomorrow on Black Friday shopping strategies.