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 2018:
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We’ll continue to post the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and more. Sign up for our special Christmas Deals email list and we’ll bring the deals straight to your inbox. 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.
Best Christmas Deals — This group is active November and December and is run primarily by me (with some solid input from my blog manager Melody). We 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.
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 ten 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 2016 and 2017.
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 and other Amazon devices (like the Echo and Fire Stick), Amazon toy sales
Small kitchen electronics, computers, cameras, bed & bath (towels, sheets, comforters), Computers, cameras, clothing, boots, pajamas, board games, jewelry (both expensive and inexpensive), Christmas decorations
Nordstrom also runs an AMAZING Black Friday sale, with extra discounts on top of sale prices.
This is getting a bit overshadowed as Black Friday has become what seems to be a full week instead of just one single day of shopping. However, if a smaller business or retailer you love has something you are wanting to buy, check their site to see if they are offering extra discounts. Most stores offer something!
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. We have also seen some really excellent book and board game sales during these weeks!
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.
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