Archive for November, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY TIPS

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY TIPS
Here are some Black Friday tips:

– Save 100% by buying nothing! Don’t buy things you don’t need.

– It’s not a deal if the item isn’t at least half off. Even some items at half off aren’t deals since you can find it for that sale price during the year…without the crowds.

– The lowest price of the season means it’s only the best deal during the couple months of the holiday and not all time or even the year.

– Buy one get one item 50% off means each item is 25% off. Not that great of a deal.

– Since electronics, toys, and appliances are selling at the lowest prices of the year, now is the time to purchase them if you need them. For the same reason, stock up on the best deals that will be used as gifts in the upcoming year.

– Look for rebates during this time of the year, especially appliances, to pair up with a sale.

– Price comparison shop the item you want to purchase on the following sites:
http://www.beatmyprice.com

http://www.beatthat.com

http://www.bestwebbuys.com

http://www.buzzillions.com

http://www.discountmore.com – searches over 25 different shopping sites.

http://www.epinions.com

http://www.froogle.google.com

http://www.gifts.com

http://www.pricegrabber.com

http://www.pricescan.com

http://www.shopzilla.com

http://www.thefind.com

– Many stores have online deals with free shipping for the same items you will find in the store. There is a better chance you will find it in stock also. So instead of freezing your tush in the cold this Black Friday, shop at home online.

– Many of the best deals have a limited amount in stock. If you strike out on getting what you wanted, don’t purchase something else at a lesser discount just to make up for not getting what you wanted. Be mentally prepared to walk out with nothing!

– Items on sale for half off can be found throughout the year for most items. Just because it’s half off on Black Friday doesn’t make it a better deal!

– Check the price history to see if the item you want is truly on sale. Amazon has a service that price tracks.

– Shop at stores that are off the beaten path, away from other popular stores, or in rural areas. You may have better luck finding limited stock items there.

– If there is more than one person in your household shopping, split up where you will camp out for the deals to better the chances of getting the best deals.

– Look for the best deals in the ads before you go and plot out your shopping trip. Get a newspaper with the ad or check the ads with the best prices at some of these sites:
http://www.blackfriday2010.com/, http://www.iblackfriday.com/, http://www.blackfridayads.com/, http://www.blackfriday.info/, http://www.blackfriday.info/sales/, http://www.theblackfriday.com/, http://www.dealtaker.com/blackf…riday.html, http://www.bargainist.com/, http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/coupons/black_friday_coupons.htm, http://www.retailmenot.com/blackfriday/, http://www.bfads.net/, or http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/.

– Bring a vuvuleza horn with you and when playing it point it in the ear of the person in line in front of you. It may help you move up in line or scare everyone away. Hire a NFL running back to race to the best deals or a defensive lineman to help block others from getting what you want. Also, don’t drink so much coffee that you have to give up your spot in line to race to the bathroom.

Joe
http://www.joethcouponguy.com

WOOT.COM DEALS

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010


WOOT
Find great technology deals, deals of the day, community deals, kid’s items, wine deals and other deals at Woot.com.

Click here to shop:
WOOT.COM

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

PARKING
Free parking on Black Friday at downtown Cleveland parking meters.

Tip – As of today parking meters aren’t checked after the times listed on the signs during the week. So if the sign says one hour parking from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM, then they don’t check the meters after 6:00 PM and up until 8:00 AM. They don’t check them on weekends also.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

BED BATH & BEYOND COUPON

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

BED BATH & BEYOND
Look for a $5 off a $15 purchase coupon in their recent ad. Get something that is on sale and it’s at minimum a 33% savings!

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

CVS FREEBIE

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

CVS
Special Offer! Ends 11/24/10
Free Gift from CVS/pharmacy! Choose from a travel size Bioluxe® shampoo or conditioner OR a CVS/pharmacy Brand toothbrush. Click here for the freebie:
http://open.cvs.com/enroll/social/signup.cfm

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

LAKETRAN FREE BLACK FRIDAY RIDES

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

LAKETRAN
Ride free on routes one to six on Black Friday. Find pick-up and drop-off times and locations at http://www.laketran.com.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

RHIANNA DEAL

Monday, November 22nd, 2010


Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

RHIANNA
$5 for One Digital Download of Rihanna’s LOUD ($9.99 Value).

Click here to order: http://tinyurl.com/y8jq9wv

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

NORDSTROM RACK DEAL

Monday, November 22nd, 2010


Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

NORDSTROM RACK
Extended to Wednesday! Get a $50 gift certificate for Shoes, Apparel, and More at Nordstrom Rack for only $25!

Click here to order: http://tinyurl.com/y8jq9wv

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

YOUNG CHEFS ACADEMY DEAL

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

YOUNG CHEFS ACADEMY
Have your kids learn to cook at Young Chefs Academy. Before long they may be making you dinner!
Locations: Strongsville, Solon, or Mentor. Choose between two options:
For $13, kids ages 3 to 15 get one cooking class (up to a $30 value),
For $35, kids ages 3 to 15 get three cooking classes (up to a $90 value)

Click here to order: http://tinyurl.com/y8jq9wv

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

DEALS O’ THE WEEK, TURKEY PRICE MATCH

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Waiting in line for their new 60″ LED TV. …except the twentieth guy in line is there to get milk and sugar.

BLACK FRIDAY
Most of the ads are out now on the Black Friday sites. Perusing through some of them I found some good deals, most a smidgen better than you’d find during the year. The best deals are for appliances, laptops/PCs, and toys. If you don’t need them, you can save 100% by staying home.

Usually Ace Hardware has freebies. None this year unless you use the $5 off $25 purchase coupon found in the Entertainment book. (Click here to get the Entertainment book for 20% off: ENTERTAINMENT BOOK DEAL)

Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid have a bunch of freebies. Some have a limit of more than one. I may stop to make my purchases at midnight. Some stores like Walgreens have deals that start on Thanksgiving.

Avoid the crowds and shop online. Many stores are offering free shipping. You may have a better chance purchasing the item online than in the store.

For instance, here are the Walgreens Black Friday deals plus get a $10 off a $50 purchase using code TENOFF at: WALGREENS.COM

Another ploy that may or may not work is to find a nice cozy place in the store to bed up for the night. When the doors open you’ll be first to get to the best deals! Perhaps the cotton ball section or bread section will be the softest to sleep on. But don’t sleep through the opening! To be sure you don’t make sure to set some of the alarm clocks in the Electronics department to go off before the store opens.

Or go to the bathroom and take one long dippity doo. If someone notices you there, tell them you’re Mr/Mrs Smith and you will be out when you wrap things up. There is bound to be a Smith that works in a store.

Or if you grease yourself up – clothing optional – you can slip through any crowd and get whatever you want at the store. Then again you may find the county jail to not be as soft as the bread section.


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BLACK FRIDAY SITES
To find the best deals check out the ads ahead of time at any of these sites: http://www.iblackfriday.com, http://www.blackfridayads.com/, http://www.blackfriday.info/, http://www.blackfriday.info/sales/, http://www.theblackfriday.com, http://www.dealtaker.com/blackfriday.html, http://www.bargainist.com, http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/coupons/black_friday_coupons.htm, http://www.blackfriday2010.com, http://www.retailmenot.com/blackfriday/, http://www.bfads.net, or http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/.

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ENAFAMIL
Get a $5 Enfamil and $3 Enfagrow coupon along with a $3 Similac coupon here:
http://tinyurl.com/255z7qp

GIANT EAGLE
Earn 20 cents in fuel perks when you purchase $50 in gift cards. Limited time. Get them for your Black Friday deals.

Breakstone sour cream – 40 cents after .55 coupon that doubles
Oral B toothbrush – free after .75 coupon that doubles
Crest toothpaste – free after .75 coupon that doubles
Dial pump soap – 30 cents after .35 coupon that doubles
State Fair Corndogs – $1.25 after .75 coupon that doubles
Zone Perfect bar – free after $1 coupon
Swanson broth – .40 each after 5/.50 coupon that doubles

TURKEY PRICE MATCH
Giant Eagle and other stores state that they won’t be beat on turkey prices. In Saturday’s PD there was an ad for Acme that had Honeysuckle White frozen turkeys for 49 cents/lb. Giant Eagle have them in their ad for 79 cents/lb. Take the ad in and have the butcher price match the ad.


Buy discounted gift cards and save up to 30%.

PLASTIC JUNGLE
If you’re planning on getting gift cards, make sure they are for establishments that are financially secure. If a store closes locally, you may not have options to use a gift card. At Plastic Jungle you can sell old gift cards and purchase new ones at up to 30% off.
Click here

GIFTCARD.COM
Also check out Giftcard.com to get gift cards up to 25% off. Use code GREETING2010 and get a free customized greeting card. Click here:
GIFT CARD DEALS


Free Greeting Card!

TIDY CAT
Get a $1 Tidy Cat coupon at: http://www.tidycats.com/

RITE AID
Free after rebate:
Complete contact solution
Mortrin PM – free after $2 coupon

Planters Nutrition nuts – $1.99 after $2 UP reward – plus use 2/$1 coupon (can buy multiples with UP rewards and get rewards with each)

Click here for a $5 off $25 coupon:
http://w2.wikisend.com/node-fs/download/5389bc84a25aefe3e56b25618de315a6/5off25exp113010.pdf

Get a flu shot at Rite Aid and get a coupon book with $100 in savings.

CVS
Free after extra bucks:
Advil PM 4 ct
Excedrin (plus use recent coupon)

ALDIS
Idaho Russet Potatoes – $1.49/10 lb bag
Pineapple – $1.49 each
Celery – 69 cents each
Cranberries – 99 cents/bag
Sweet Potatoes – 49 cents/lb

KMART
Get an additional 10% off coupon in ad – good until 12/20/10.
Yams – 3/bs for 99 cents

TARGET
Some coupons in this weeks ad for toys – some making the toy an additional 50% off.
Find other deals at Target at: http://www.totallytarget.com/

HARBOR FREIGHT
Free split leather work gloves coupon in ad. Also 20% off coupon in ad. Look for tools up to 80% off deals at:
HARBOR FREIGHT DEAL

PAT CATANS$5 off $25 purchase coupon in ad. The coupon can also be found in the Our Town Coupon book.

OUR TOWN AND ALL AROUND COUPON BOOK
Need a gift for someone that has everything? Get them a practical gift – the Our Town coupon book. The book can pay for itself by using just one or two coupons! The new book has around 1,000 coupons.

Keep the Our Town book in your car and check it before you go shopping or eat at a restaurant, golfing, going to the movies, shopping, wineries, etc..

The best coupon book available in Northeast Ohio! Don’t leave home without it!
Free shipping!

Click here to order:
http://www.joethecouponguy.com/merchandise/index.htm

And with each Our Town book ordered get a free 2 for 1 pass for Atlas Cinemas – pass valid Sunday through Thursday – limited offer while supplies last!

Reminder: the old books expire Dec 1st!

BBB
With all the brouhaha about their integrity issues with their rating system, they decided to do away with awarding higher rating just because a business paid to be accredited with BBB. They will also have an independent third party review their accrediting procedure. I rate that an A. But for waiting this long to fix it, an F.

ENAFAMIL
Get a $5 Enfamil and $3 Enfagrow coupon along with a $3 Similac coupon here:
Coupons.com

OPENING
Walgreens – new Eastlake location on the corner of 91 and Vine Street. Open now, but Grand opening in January.
Howards Jewelry Center – Great Lakes Mall
Trends R Us Apparel & Blankets – Great Lakes Mall
Traceys Scrap Booking – Great Lakes Mall
Treasure Island Jewelry – Great Lakes Mall

CLOSING
VF Outlet – Willoughby Hills – some of the outlet stores are already out, but the ones that remain are an extra 20% to 40% off.

RESTAURANT.COM
Get 80% off Restaurant.com gift certificates, gift cards, and dinner-of-the-month! Pay only $2 for a $25 gift certificate!

At checkout use coupon code: GOBBLE
Ends: Monday, 11/25

Click here to order:
RESTAURANT.COM DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

ENFAMIL COUPONS

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

ENAFAMIL
Get a $5 Enfamil and $3 Enfagrow coupon along with a $3 Similac coupon here:
Coupons.com

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

VITAMIX DEAL

Friday, November 19th, 2010

VITAMIX
Once-a-year factory closeout pricing, free samples, and demonstrations on Vitamix machines on Saturday, November 20th from 9 AM to 5 PM at 8615 Usher Road, Olmsted Falls. Use promo code 04-0221-0024 for a free gift at http://www.vitamix.com/factorysale.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

NORDSTROM RACK HALF OFF DEAL

Friday, November 19th, 2010


Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

NORDSTROM RACK
Get a $50 gift certificate for Shoes, Apparel, and More at Nordstrom Rack for only $25!

Click here to order: http://tinyurl.com/y8jq9wv

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

RESTAURANT.COM 80% OFF DEAL

Friday, November 19th, 2010


Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 468 x 60

RESTAURANT.COM
Get 80% off Restaurant.com gift certificates, gift cards, and dinner-of-the-month! Pay only $2 for a $25 gift certificate!

At checkout use coupon code: GOBBLE
Ends: Monday, 11/25

Click here to order:
RESTAURANT.COM DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

AMERICAN APPAREL DEAL

Thursday, November 18th, 2010


Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

AMERICAN APPAREL
Get $50 worth of clothing and accessories for $25 at American Apparel! Great national deal from Groupon.

Click here to order: http://tinyurl.com/y8jq9wv

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com