One of my favorite things I get to do on this blog is help all of you save money on the purchases you were already planning to make. It’s extra fun for me to be able to help you with your Christmas shopping.
So, here’s the plan for helping you with your holiday shopping in 2016:
Keep reading FrugalLivingNW.com.
We’ll continue to post the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and more. Sign up for our email list and we’ll bring the deals to your inbox every afternoon. That way you don’t have to remember to come directly to the site. Sign-up for our email newsletter HERE.
Bookmark our Online Deals category.
You can jump into the deals when you have time to see what we’ve recently posted. Go HERE to find the category thread.
Join our special Facebook groups.
While we work to publish posts on FrugalLivingNW.com, we simply don’t have the time to get everything we find up on the blog (writing posts takes a lot of time), but we do have time to post in our Facebook groups as it takes about one-tenth the amount of time. If you want the very best deals in real-time, you need to be in one or both of these groups.
We run two Facebook groups:
The BEST Online Deals from FLNW — This group runs year-round and is run by my wonderful assistant, Megan. She finds deals on everything — household, toys, electronics, outdoors, grocery. Join this FB group HERE.
PNW Christmas Deals — This group is active November and December and is run primarily by me. I post deals on gift-y stuff, like toys, electronics, etc. Anything you might give as a Christmas gift. Join this FB group HERE.
You can join both groups if you’d like. There may be some overlap, but since you have two different people looking for deals, there will be enough variety to make things fun and interesting.
Check out the Black Friday ad scans.
I’m not going to spend a ton of time compiling all the deals from all the stores this year. I’m going to focus on the stores with the best online deals (Kohl’s, Amazon, Walmart, Target) and let you go through the ads for the stores you like to shop on Black Friday HERE.
You can also find the direct link to the Black Friday ads for your favorite stores HERE. You might want to bookmark that page as well so you can easily find it as we get closer to Thanksgiving.
What deals to expect
And while we’re talking holiday deals, here is a list of the different deals I expect to see. This is based on my experience of watching deals over the last eight or so years. I’d love to hear what you remember seeing in the past as well!
Anything goes. DVDs, electronic gadgets, toys. Online retailers are working hard to get their hands on your Christmas budget before the brick-and-mortar stores start their big sales. We’re mostly seeing price drops on items that have been popular in the past, like hot toys from 2014 and 2015.
I honestly think you can get most of your shopping finished during November if you want.
November 20-23 (or Black Friday Week)
Kohl’s Black Friday Sales, Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire, Amazon toy sales
Small kitchen electronics, computeres, cameras, bed & bath (towels, sheets, comforters), Computers, cameras, clothing, boots, pajamas, board games, jewelry (both expensive and inexpensive), Christmas decorations
Oh, man. Who knows. I kind of think Cyber Monday is a hype-y. It is a good time to check if small, independent online retailers are having sales.
November 29 – December 20
Toys, toys, toys. And brick-and-mortar stores will amp their sales during the three weeks before Christmas. Look for one-day flash sales at Fred Meyer and amazing Cartwheel discounts at Target.
December 21 – December 24
You’re on your own. I’ve done all I can do to help you save money. You’re now at the mercy of the store’s available stock. Give a gift card and call it good.
And while we’re talking about gifts, will you consider giving a $10 gift card to a teen in foster care in the Portland Metro area? You can find out more info about Ten for Teens, our special giving opportunity, sponsored by Frugal Living NW and Embrace Oregon, HERE.
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