Best Deals of Black Friday – Cyber Monday 2015

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Black Friday 2016 is rapidly approaching.  Before all the leaked Black Friday ads hit, it is useful to look back at 2015 and see what was on sale.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the biggest sales day of the year for retailers. Usually, stores are mobbed on Black Friday with shoppers battling over bargains. But this year, the stores hardly looked crowded at all. What happened?

Maybe some shoppers decided to stay home after reading online stories reporting that many Black Friday “sales” aren’t really bargains at all. While there’s some truth to this, there also were some genuinely great deals out there this past Black Friday...if you checked BuyVia first to find them.

Best Black Friday 2015 Deals

Electronics are one of the biggest Black Friday sales items. We found Black Friday deals on lots of electronic items that were much better than the prices you can get now:

  • Video Game Consoles. The PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U were all $50 off on Black Friday. Microsoft even offered a $60 Xbox gift code with your purchase.
  • Tablets. At Target, you could get a free $150 gift card with your purchase of the iPad Air 2. You could also get a $100 card for buying the iPad Mini 4.
  • Laptops. At Staples, we found Dell and HP laptops marked down to half price or less. You could also get similar savings on printers and all kinds of accessories.
  • TVs. Many HDTVs were marked down on Black Friday. At Best Buy, we found a 49” Toshiba 1080p TV marked down from $430 to $150, a 65% savings.
  • Smartphones. We found tons of Black Friday deals on smartphones. For instance, at Target, the Boost Mobile Moto E was reduced from $100 to $30, a whopping 70% savings.
  • Smart Thermostats. At Target, you could get a free $50 gift card with your purchase of the newest Nest thermostat. You could also use your Red card to knock $12 off the price.

We found Black Friday deals on other products, as well. For instance, if you spent $75 on Black Friday at Target, you got a coupon for 20% off your next shopping trip between Dec. 4 and Dec. 13. And at Toys R Us and Babies R Us, you could buy a $100 gift card for $85.

Hottest Deals

  • Post by: Cher

    Lids Select $5 Hat Sale - Free Shipping $5.00 + Free Shipping

    Lids Select $5 Hat and Shirt Sale plus Free Shipping. Some are past season's hats, others are retro ones. - Free Shipping. Normally Shipping is free on orders over $50, $5 shipping, best bet is free in store pickup. Tax in most states.

    Buy 2 Get 1 Free with Coupon Code: BUY2GET1

    Promo Code: BUY2GET1
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: October 19, 2018 8:00 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Free WD-40 Hat

    Free WD-40 Hat for a limited time for signing up for emails.

    $6.99 rebate
    Posted: October 18, 2018 4:00 PM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Discount Tires $100 off $400 on Tires...

    eBay has Discount Tires $100 off $400 on Tires or Wheels using Coupon Code: PTIRES18 Expires: 10/28/2018 - While supplies last.

    Many brand name tires for a wide variety of cars and trucks.

    • Bridgestone
    • Continental
    • Cooper
    • Hankook
    • Michelin
    • Yokohama
    • More

    You can combine the coupon with the $70 - $150 mail in rebates

    • Coupon can be used up to two times per PayPal user ID
    Promo Code: PTIRES18
    Sales tax in: Depends on seller
    Posted: October 18, 2018 1:00 PM PDT



  • Posted by: The Chief

    SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive $22.49 + Free Shipping

    Today. Amazon has a SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive Sale, $22.49 Free Shipping with $35 order or free in store pickup. Highly rated at 4.8 out of 5 stars. $29 next lowest at amazon.

    • 64GB $16.99

    An ultra-small, low-profile, high-speed USB 3.1 flash drive that's ideal for notebooks.  You could just leave it installed for extra storage.

    This is a huge and fast USB 3.1 flash drive, but TINY in size. Backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

    • Up to 130MB/sec. read speeds
    • Operates in temperatures ranging from 32° to 113°
    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: October 18, 2018 8:00 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Starbucks Happy Hour Friday 3pm Onwards

    Save! Starbucks Happy Hour Friday 3pm Onwards - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Espresso Drinks,  local time, until closing. At participating locations.

    • Buy 1 Get 1 free Pumpkin spice latte and other espresso beverages
    • Starting in October, these will be less frequent

    Sign up to get an immediate invitation. Signed in with your Rewards card email address and also get an immediate invitation.  The invitation is a numeric code you can show to your local barista to get the deal.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: October 18, 2018 7:00 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Microsoft Surface 3 Refurbished Sale

    Dell Refurbished Computers has a 50% off Microsoft Surface 3 Refurbished Sale using Coupon Code: SURFACE3DEAL Expires: 10/31/2018 - Free Shipping.

    Review

    Cnet review is largely positive.

    Surface 3 Features

    • 10.8" ClearType HD touch-screen display
    • 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
    • Intel Atom Quad Core CPU
    • Pen input and Pen (included with purchase)
    • 2GB RAM ; 32GB storage
    • Full-size USB 3.0
    • microSDXC card slot (add up to 64GB)
    • Weight: 2 lbs
    • Windows RT 8.1
    Promo Code: SURFACE3DEAL
    Sales tax in: CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, KY, MO, NV, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA
    Posted: October 17, 2018 7:00 AM PDT


Best Cyber Monday 2015 Deals

The other big shopping day is Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend, when people slack off work to shop online. This year’s best Cyber Monday bargains included:

  • A coupon code for 15% off everything at Target, including the Apple Watch and Apple TV.
  • A variety of sales and coupons at Kohl’s, including 20% off the entire site and $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent - good for the whole week after Thanksgiving.
  • A $300 gift card at Best Buy with the purchase of a new Samsung smartphone.
  • 30% off the entire Kate Spade site, good through Dec. 5.
  • 50% to 60% off all items on the Perry Ellis site, plus a coupon code for an extra 10% off.
  • 60% off selected styles at Sunglass Hut.
  • $25 off a $100 purchase at Rakuten (Buy.com) when you used Visa Checkout.

According to Forbes, although Black Friday crowds were disappointing this year, Cyber Monday actually had its biggest sales numbers ever. So maybe all those shoppers who weren’t in stores weren’t really missing out on the great deals - they were just shopping from the comfort of home.

What Deals are Available Now

To find the best deals from now:

  • Visit BuyVia to stay up to date on Sales. New deals are popping up daily
  • Use Shopping Apps for Android and iOS to barcode scan items and find local deals and coupons.
  • Stay tuned for hot deals on Green Monday, December 14, 2015 - Monday with at least 10 days prior to Christmas.
  • Watch for last minute sales right before Christmas Shipping deadlines
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