The Truth about Black Friday Sales

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Last Update: 9/19/2017

The truth about Black Friday? Black Friday has morphed into Black November, and retailers - both traditional and online, begin running their Black Friday deals on November 1st. That’s right - as soon as you finally hit the bed after a fright filled night of collecting candy from your neighbors, retailers are gearing up to relieve you of your holiday shopping budgets. With dilution of the term Black Friday, the best sales are saved for the day itself.

Be sure to look at our Black Friday Ad Scans and Deals Page

Questioning Black Friday

Still, many shoppers assume every Black Friday deal is awesome; but is the listed merchandise truly a hot deal?

  • Should you wake up early and battle the throngs of consumers standing in line at your favorite store?
  • Are these sales really limited time deals, or can better pricing be had at other times?

To answer these questions, we dug deep into last year’s Black Friday deals to see if the deals were really as good as advertised.

  • For instance, was there a deal offered later in the year that beat Black Friday’s pricing?
  • Is there a reason to give into the hype?

Recycling Deals

Many retailers “recycle” Black Friday ads and do not change deal pricing on some products from year to year. While this might make sense if their inventory levels are high, consumers have come to expect deeper discounts each year on a wider variety of products new and old.

In fact, the opposite is true -  a recent study found that 90% of stores had Black Friday “doorbuster” deals that existed the previous last year. The same study found retailers would often try to trick consumers on Black Friday with knockoff deals from no names, shady rebate offers, and misleading original prices. The upshot? Use a website like BuyVia to compare prices before shopping - a little homework can really pay off in the end.

Where did the Doorbuster come from?

The doorbuster is a limited time super cheap deal designed get shoppers into the store. They are often available early in the morning and sell out almost immediately. More organized stores hand out vouchers to those in line to prevent mass hysteria from occurring from when the doors open up.

Doorbusters have been around far longer Black Friday. These "loss leaders" first appeared in an ad in August 1917 for Killian's Department store, Cedar Rapids, Iowa as: "Wednesday's 8 o'clock doorbusters"

A bargain item was sold at a tiny fraction of its regular price. This brought in crowds long before the store had opened its doors. Other stores in Iowa continued this tradition throughout the 1920's.

Some Black Friday Deal examples from 2016:

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Hottest Deals

  • Posted by: The Chief

    Father's Day, Restaurant Gift Card Deals

    Graduation season is coming up plus Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 18, 2018 and he definitely deserves a break that day. Perhaps a nice steak dinner? Many restaurants have new special gift card deals for this special day.

    Father's Day is a day to honor Dad as well as dad's hard work and influence on families. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the third Sunday in June, as a national holiday to honor dads.

    Promotions for Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation:

    • Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina - has Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-tip Carving Station: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 9am-3pm. $25.99 Adults / $8.99 Kids. Sun Valley, Montclair, Northridge and Moreno Valley. $26.99 Adults /$8.99 Kids Glendale, Costa Mesa, Downey and Marina Pacifica locations.
    • Another Broken Egg Cafe - has $10 Brunch Buck for all Moms dining on May 12th and 13th. Brunch Buck redemption valid on next visit between May 14th -27th.
    • Applebee's - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in E-Gift Cards.  Good for gift card purchases through July 1, 2018.  The Bonus Card is good August 12, 2018.
    • Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar has a Moms eat free from 11AM-9PM on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018. At participating locations.
    • Bahama Breeze has $20 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Expires 6/30/18
    • Benihana has $10 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Bonus card valid May 14 - June 17, 2018. Offer Expires 5/13/18
    • BJ’s Restaurants - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in E-Gift Cards.  Good for gift card purchases through May 13, 2018.  The Bonus Card is good May 14 – June 16, 2018.
    • Black Angus has $10 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Bonus card valid June 19 - August 31, 2018. Offer Expires 6/18/18
    • Blue Moon Mexican Cafe has Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet served from 11am to 3pm at the following locations: Bronxville, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff & Boca Raton. Adults $21.95, Children $10.95. Flowers for the Moms! Call for reservations.
    • Bob’s Burgers and Brew has Mother's Day Brunch starting at 8AM. $26 adults, $18 seniors, $16 children 6-12, children 5 and under free.
    • Bonefish Grill - Get a $10 Bonus Gift Card with every $50 spend on eGift Cards. The Bonus Card is valid from May 14 to July 20, 2018. Expires 6/18/2018.
    • Boston Market has a whole rotisserie chicken for $2.99 with purchase of any family meal. Expires May 31st.
    • Brann’s Steakhouse & Sports Grille has Steak & Shrimp for just $16.99 with choice of two sides and Brann’s famous yeast rolls on Mother's Day. Make your reservations in advance!
    • Bravo Cucina Italiana - Get a $25 Bonus Card with the every $100 in gift cards. Good through June 17, 2018. Good only in Bravo restaurants, not online. Bonus card redeemable 6/18 to 8/31.
    • Brio Tuscan Grille - Get a $25 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Good only in Brio restaurants, not online. Bonus card valid 6/18-8/31/18. Expires 6/17/2018
    • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has all bottles of wine are 1/2 priced at Brixx Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at Brixx locations in North Carolina.
    • Caribou Coffee, has buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card now through April 23, 2018. Valid in stores or online.
    • Carrabba’s Italian Grill Has buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 in Free bonus cards. Expires 6/17/18. Bonus cards valid 5/14/2018-7/20/2018 - $20 in bonus cards when you buy $50 5/11-5/13/2018
    • Cheesecake Factory has a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in egift cards. Expires 5/13/2018
    • Chicken Salad Chick - On May 11 and 12, the first 100 moms will receive a special surprise at the door, plus other special deals and giveaways all weekend long. Additionally, guests can enjoy the Perfect Pair special, which includes two scoops of chicken salad, egg salad or pimento cheese for $5.99.
    • Del Frisco’s Grill - Get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Expires 6/19/18. Bonus cards valid from May 14, 2018 through July 20, 2018
    • El Torito has a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-tip Carving Station. Sunday, May 13, 2018, 9am-3pm. $26.99 Adults / $9.99 Kids at Stockton, Yorba Linda, Upland, Westminster, Torrance, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Lakewood, Tustin, West Covina, Woodland Hills, Anaheim, Northridge, Laguna Hills, Sherman Oaks, La Mesa, Fresno, Buena Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, Irvine, Long Beach Atlantic Ave, Pasadena, Milpitas, Orange, Cypress, Palmdale, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside Plaza. $27.99 Adults/ $9.99 Kids Redondo Beach, Dana Point, San Leandro, Monterey. $22.99 Adults / $9.99 Kids Hawthorne, Simi Valley, Long Beach Town Center and Foster City.
    • First Watch has a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Additionally, mothers get a free box of chocolates on Mother’s Day, May 13.
    • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Get a $20 Bonus Card with the every $100 in gift cards. The Bonus Card is valid from May 14- July 20, 2018. Expires 6/17/2018.
    • Fogo de Chao - Get a $25 Bonus eCard for every $125 in eGift cards purchased now through June 17, 2018. Bonus card redeemable 6/18 to 8/30/18. Free dining card for a Full Churrasco lunch, dinner, or Saturday Brunch for all mothers who dine on Mother's Day, May 13. Redeemable May 14 – July 12; one complimentary card per mom while supplies last).
    • Hooters has Moms Eat Free This Mother's Day
    • Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - 2-course brunch menu and kids brunch menu available from 10:30AM-2PM starting at $19 per person.
    • IHOP - Buy a $25 gift card online and get a $5 bonus card now through August 12, 2018. Bonus card expires 9/12/18.
    • K&W Cafeteria has Baked Ham or Oven-Roasted Chicken, two vegetables, bread, dessert, refillable beverage for $8.95. At participating locations.
    • Kona Grill has a $10 Bonus Card with every $50 in gift Cards. Expires 6/17/18
    • LaMar’s Donuts - Mothers get a free Red Velvet Cake Donut or any cake donut and a free small coffee.
    • Logan's Roadhouse - $10 Bonus Card for every $50 in Gift Cards. Expires 6/17/2018.
    • Luby’s - Mother's Day Specials, Texas Ribeye with 6 fried shrimp, two sides and a bread for $15.99. Citrus Salmon with two sides and bread $12.99.
    • Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que - All moms dining in May 11 – 13 will receive a free $10 bonus card. Make your reservation today.
    • Macaroni Grill - Special Food Deals 5/12-5/13/2018 - Receive a 25% off Card to use on your next visit. On Mother's Day, enjoy a pre fixe menu(one of four entrees and a special sweet treat for $25 per person), from 9AM-4PM. Additionally, all restaurants will feature a special Mothers’ Day backdrop for family photos.
    • Mimi’s - Special prix fixe three-course menu for $18.99 on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13.
    • Morton’s The Steakhouse - Steak and Lobster Special for $59 on Mother's Day. $50 bonus card with $250 in gift cards through 6/15/2018. Bonus Card valid 6/1-9/30/2018.
    • Mrs. Fields - 15% off on all Mother’s Day gifts w/ Code: MDay15
    • Ninety Nine Restaurants - Entrees include Simply Seasoned Fresh Haddock ($15.49), Colossal Lobster Roll ($19.99), Baked Coastal Combo ($17.99), Grilled Filet Mignon ($18.99) and Prime Rib (12 oz. $16.99, 18 oz. $19.99) on May 12 and 13.
    • O’Charley’s - Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card. Good now through June 18, 2017 for online and in-store gift card sales.
    • Olive Garden - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards. This annual special is good for gift card purchases April 10 through May 13, 2018. The Bonus Card is good June 1 – June 30.
    • Omaha Steaks - Up to 50% off Father's Day Sale
    • Outback Steakhouse - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. This Bonus Card is valid from May 14 - July 20, 2018. Expires 6/17/2018.
    • Panera Bread - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. This Bonus Card is valid from June 1 - 30, 2018. Expires 5/31/2018
    • Papa Johns has 40% off regular priced items Exp 5/13/2018
    • PF Chang’s - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through June 17, 2018. The Bonus Card is good 6/18/18 – 7/16/18.
    • Piccadilly - Ribeye, 2 sides, fresh baked bread, one drink, and dessert for only $16.99 on May 11-13.
    • Red Lobster - Spend $75 on gift cards and get two bonus gifts in return. Offer available while supplies last. Coupon 1 valid 7/2/18-8/5/18. Coupon 2 valid from 8/6/18-9/2/18.
    • Red Robin -Purchase $25 gift card online and get a $5 bonus card through  June 17, 2018.  Bonus card is valid July 1 – August 31, 2018.
    • Ruby Tuesday- Get a $15 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50+ in Gift Cards. Exp 6/17/18. Gift Card purchase is only valid for in-store orders June 18- July 29, 2018
    • Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Moms who dine on Mother's day, May 13, get a $25 dining card for future use.
    • Spaghetti Warehouse - Free entree, "Incredible" 15-Layer Lasagne, for every mom on May 13.
    • Tony Roma's has a $15 Bonus card with purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. Bonus card valid 7/1-9/30/18. Expires 6/30/2018
    • WingHouse Bar & Grill  - All you can eat wings, $15.99.

    Promotions from 2017 that may be repeated in 2018

    • Baskin Robbins - $3 off online purchase of cake w/ Code: BESTDAD. Expires 6/18/2017
    • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s - Free meals for Dads(up to $10) w/ purchase of equal or greater value. At participating locations.
    • Bertucci's - Dads get a free small Polpette(5 meatballs) offer card good on your next dine-in visit. One per dad or one per party, while supplies last.
    • Boston Market has a special Father's Day $29.99 Meal for 6/18/2017
    • Buffalo Wild Wings - Get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $30in gift cards. Expires 6/18/2017
    • Firehouse Subs - Free medium sub when you purchae an additional medium or large sub,side, and drink. Valid 6/18/2017 only.
    • Ginger Money - Dads Eat Free
    • Hooter's - Buy any 10 wings and a beverage and get 10 boneless wings for free. Also at Hooters buy a $25 gift card leading up to Father’s Day, and earn $5 in Dad’s Bonus Bucks while supplies last.
    • McCormick & Schmick’s - $28 Steak and Lobster or King Crab special
    • Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Dads get a $25 dining card when they dine during Father's Day Weekend. At participating locations.
    • Spaghetti Warehouse - Dads eat free on Father's day. No coupon required.
    • Steak N Shake - Free double steakburger with cheese, Fries, Regular drink when you buy a $25 gift card
    • World of Beer - Free seleect draught or $5 Off on Father's day for Dads.

     

    Posted: May 19, 2018 6:01 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Nike Up to 40% Off Sale

    Nike Up to 40% Off Sale for Men, Women, Boys and Girls. Shipping is free with Nike+ members (free to sign-up). Shop early for best selection.

    Nike Jordan Super.fly 2017 $99.97 with Free Shipping using Nike+. ($140)

    Nike Women's Roshe Shoe $59.97 with Free Shipping using Nike+ (reg. $75).

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: May 18, 2018 2:53 PM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Anniversary, 30% off Clothes, Gear. Xtra 20%

    Once a year only. REI has their Anniversary Sale right now with lots of items discounted upto 30% including clothes, shoes, cycling gear, and outdoor gear.  Free Shipping $50 and free ship to store. Ends May 28, 2018

    Members get 20% off a single full price item with code: ANNIV18 - Exclusions apply

    Also Members get 20% one REI Outlet item with code: ANNIV18

    REI Flash 65 Pack $98.99 Free Shipping ($199)

    REI Talusphere Jacket $73.83 Free Shipping ($149)

    REI Co-op Screeline Clothing 50% off.

    • 30% off REI Co-Op Half Dome Tents from $125 Free Shipping ($179+)
    • 30% off Men's and Women's Patagonia Nano Puff Jackets $138.99 Free Shipping ($199)
    • 25% Off All Petzl Climb Gear and Lighting
    • 20% Off All Yakima and Thule Racks, Roof Boxes & Rack Accessories*
    • 20% Off All KEEN Sandals for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 15% Off All Co-op Cycles, Diamondback, And Electra Bikes* for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 25% Off All Vasque Hiking & Running Footwear for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 25% Off All Altra Running Footwear
    • 15% Off All Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Canoes*
    • 30% Off All REI Sahara Collection Clothing for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 20% Off All La Sportiva Hike, Run, and Climb Footwear for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 25% Off All Osprey Aether and Ariel Packs

    Membership costs $20 for a lifetime membership, making you eligible for rebates on non sale items.

    They have one of the best return policies, where you can return almost any item within a year.

    Promo Code: ANNIV18
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: May 18, 2018 6:01 AM PDT



  • Posted by: The Chief

    Papa Johns 50% Pizzas

    Papa Johns 50% Off Pizzas with coupon code OFFER18. Applies to pizzas and more at regular menu price when you order at papajohns.com. Expires 5/20/2018. Valid in most areas, not all.

    • Must enter Promo Code for each Pizza.

    Speaking of pizza.. Here is the best pizza we've had: Starita, Naples Italy

    Promo Code: OFFER18
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: May 17, 2018 9:00 PM PDT


  • Post by: Cher

    Mobil 1 Motor Oil Sale with $12 Rebate $13.98 + Free Shipping

    Walmart has a Mobil 1 Motor Oil Sale with $12 Rebate. Free Shipping $35. Free store pickup where inventory is available. Many grades are available.  10W-30 $22.88 - $12 mail in rebate = $10.88.

    Mobil 1 5W-30 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 qt. $22.88 - $12 mail in rebate = $10.88.

    Mobil 1 5W-20 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 qt. $22.88 - $12 mail in rebate = $10.88.

    Advanced full synthetic formula; Enhanced frictional properties

    • $15 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil and a Mobil 1 Extended Performance Oil Filter
    • $12 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil
    • $9 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil Super Synthetic motor oil
    • $7 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil Super motor oil

    Ends 3/31/18. Purchase receipt required.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    $12.00 rebate
    Posted: May 16, 2018 8:15 AM PDT


We look back at last year to see what was in sale.  Why?  Because this year, we should see similar types of promotions.

Apple Black Friday 2016 Deals

For 2016 Apple had these promotions:

  • Up to $50 Apple Gift Card when you order iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 6s and pay for the phone in full
  • Up to $100 Apple Gift Card when you buy selected iPad models (iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4)
  • $25 Apple Gift Card for Apple Watch Series 1 purchase
  • $150 Apple Gift Card for select Mac computers (offer does not include 2016 MacBook Pro models)
  • $25 Apple Gift Card for Apple TV purchase

Apple offered similar promotions the previous year, but at least increased the iPad gift card amount. The Apple deals at other stores including Best Buy, Target, etc where far superior to the Apple Store.

So - one would think the best strategy for Apple products in 2017 is to ditch the Apple store in favor of major retailers? Maybe, but better deals showed up just 14 days after Black Friday - with deeper discounts and zero sales tax. And finally, Apple did not even offer a sale on CyberMonday.

 

Gap Extra 50% Off Sale

Gap Black Friday 2016 Sales

Gap has a “50% off Everything” sale in 2015 and 2016. The later had many other sales of the type Save up to 50% off plus an extra 40% off. These were better on the select sale items, but the 50% off was a lot better on general merchandise.

 

 

Black Friday 2016 Laptop Deals

Black Friday is a great time to buy a new laptop. Most of the deals were on lower end, budget notebooks. Here were the top items on sale then.

Dell Home Doorbusters - 11/24/16 Thursday 6pm EST

Inspiron 11 3000 Note book Celeron 2GB/32GB Windows 10 $99.99 ($199.99) - amazon $178

Walmart:

Samsung 11.6in Chromebook 3 16GB 720p $119 Free Shipping ($199) - amazon $139(4GB Ram)

HHGregg:

Asus 13.3" Chromebook Laptop $159.99 Free Shipping ($230) - amazon $229
Dell Home Doorbusters - 11/25/16 Friday 8am EST

Inspiron 15 3000 Notebook Celeron 4GB/500GB $199.99 ($299.99) - amazon $267

Best Buy Doorbuster:

Sold Out: Dell Inspiron 15.6 Core i3 Windows 10 Laptop 6GB/1TB $249.99 Free Shipping ($350) - amazon $419

HP:

HP 15z Quad Core AMD E2 APU 15inch Laptop 4GB/1TB Memory $229.99 Free Shipping ($370)

Staples:

HP 15-ay065 15" Laptop Intel Core i3 6GB 1TB Windows 10 $299.99 Free Shipping. ($469) Item 2273828 - amazon $367

Office Depot:

HP Laptop, 15.6" Touchscreen, Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows 10 $329.99 ($599.99) Free Shipping Model 15-ay195nr

Black Friday 2016 Video Game Deals

These deals can be of good value, if and only if you like the bundled games. The prices of these holiday bundles held steady, probably due to minimum advertised pricing restrictions. On the other hand, there are plenty of video games on sale, making this a great time to buy software.

Playstation 4 - PS4

eBay:
PS4 Slim Uncharted 500GB Bundle $239.99 Free Shipping. Tax only in CA, GA.

Walmart:

PS4 Slim Console with Uncharted 4 $249 with Free $30 Gift Card In Store Only ($330). Free Shipping.

Gamestop Friday only:

PS4 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle $249.99 ($300) PS4 plus Last of Us Remastered or Rachet & Clank Is Now Sold Out
Best Buy:

PS4 Uncharted 4 Console Bundle with 2 free games $249.99 Free Shipping. ($300) - amazon $249. With no extra game.

Sam's Club:

PS4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle $249 ($299)

Target:

Sold out: Xbox One S Battlefield 1 or Minecraft Bundle $249.99 Free Shipping with $40 Gift Card ($300)

eBay:

eBay Daily Deals has occasionally has discount PS4 consoles.
Playstation 4 Pro - PS4 Pro

eBay:

PS4 Pro 1TB $369.99 Free Shipping. Tax only in CA, GA.
eBay Daily Deals has occasionally has discount PS4 Pro consoles.

Best Buy:

Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller $39.99 Free Shipping ($60) - amazon $47.
Xbox One S

Microsoft Store:

Xbox One S Console Sale $249 plus free $25 Gift Code

Gamestop:

Xbox One 500GB Deep Blue Special Edition with Gears of War 4 $249.99 ($300)

Walmart:

Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle $249 Free Shipping ($300)

Black Friday 2016 HDTV Deals

TVs are always a bright spot for Black Friday. Some of the best deals can be had then.

Most deals were active Thursday 11/24/16 12:01AM PT

1080p LED HDTVs - We Recommend people invest more and get 4K that is futureproof
Note: Stores use unique model numbers, so you cannot directly compare prices. Sale Price - (Original Price)

Walmart: Budget

In store: Element 40in 720p 60Hz HDTV $125 Free Shipping. ($198)
Hisense 40in 720p 60Hz HDTV $125 Free Shipping. ($198) - amazon $177

Walmart:

Element 50in 1080p HDTV $225 Free Shipping. ($368)
Emerson 50in 1080p HDTV $225 Free Shipping. ($368)

Best Buy:

LG 40 1080p HDTV $149.99 Free Shipping.
1080p LED Smart HDTVs

Best Buy Fri Doorbuster:

Sharp 55in 1080p LED Smart TV with Roku $249.99 Free Shipping ($500) - amazon $50.
4K LED HDTVs

Best Buy Doorbuster: HOT!

Toshiba 49 4K Smart Ultra HD TV $199.99 ($450) 49L621U - Maybe In store only

Target:

Element 43inch Smart 4K Ultra HDTV $199 Free shipping($349) - E4S4316H -
In store:Hot! Hisense 4K 50in Ultra HDTV 60Hz $249.99 Free Shipping - 50CU6000

Black Friday 2016 Smartphone Deals

Everyone wants a better phone, Black Friday is a great time to upgrade.

Android

Best Buy Doorbuster:
Samsung S7 or S7 Edge Verizon, ATT or Sprint - Free Gear VR plus $250 Best Buy Gift Card with installment billing
LG G5 4G LTE 32GB Smartphone - Free $300 Best Buy gift card with new activation.

Best Buy:

Samsung S7 S7 Edge - Free Gear VR, up to $250 gift card with installment billing - AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon
Sam's Club:

Samsung S7 Price too low to show

T-Mobile:

Free iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 when you trade in an eligible phone (iPhone 6S, Samsung S6, etc..)
Free Galaxy S7 + Gear VR & $50 in Oculus Content when you trade in an eligible phone.

Walmart:

$250 Walmart Gift Card on any Apple or Samsung smartphone purchased with AT&T Next or Verizon Device Payment Plan

iPhone

Best Buy:

iPhone 7 - up to $250 gift card with installment billing - AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. iPhone SE from $9.99/month - AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon

Target:

iPhone 7 or 7 Plus $0 down with new installment plan. Free $250 Gift Card

T-Mobile:

Free iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 when you trade in an eligible phone (iPhone 6S, Samsung S6, etc..)

Walmart:

$250 Walmart Gift Card on any Apple or Samsung smartphone purchased with AT&T Next or Verizon Device Payment Plan

Black Friday is No Longer the Best Sale of the Year

As we have shown, similar or better deals can be had throughout the year. So what’s the point of Black Friday?

We at BuyVia still believe Black Friday can save you money - but you have to set your expectations. If you expect to find the lowest possible price of the year on your favorite items, you are in for a disappointment. But if you are looking for good deals on your holiday list, Black Friday is still a great way to save money.

If you are looking for the best possible price on specific items, do your research. Often web based retailers will trump their retail competition because they pass the decreased cost of overhead onto their consumers. For the best possible deals, sign up here to receive personal deal alerts from Buyvia.

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  1. Elly says:

    This is both street smart and intelligent.

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