Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-2011, 12:46 PM   #61
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
growing_older's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,608
I found a lot of the Black Friday deals are also available online. I avoided the lines and crowds and so far nothing on my list has been sold out. Plus I found a great double (triple?) bonus. If I buy a $100 gift card for a department store at my local supermarket, they give me $10 off my next grocery purchase. For a few days it was $15 but I missed that sale. Also, my $100 purchase gives me a $0.40 reduction in gasoline price for my next fillup, saves me about $7 - $8. Then I use the gift card to do some online shopping at 50% off or more buying doorbuster deals on stuff I was going to buy anyway. The store (Kohls) was giving $15 coupon for each $50 spent. Plus shipping was free. So my total haul was:

$100 worth of stuff (on great sale prices, would have cost me double any other day!)
$10 free groceries next time at the grocery
$7 gasoline discount next time I fill-up
$30 free anything I want at Kohls (or online) but have to shop next week

I don't see how this can be making much money for a retailer at these kinds of prices and incentives, but it was worth hassling with the web site on a specific day to get this kind of discount.
__________________

__________________
growing_older is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #62
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,897
Here's what I got at Menard's today, Black Friday:

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: NEW LifeSmart LS1500-4 1500 Watt Infrared Quartz Heater

I ended up getting two of them as with Black Friday, price was only $69 each.

Gonna put one in my bedroom, and the other already placed in my Kitten room to keep those spoiled critters warm at night without having to crank up the central heat.
__________________

__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #63
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Gotadimple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,764
OK, so I wait every year for Black Friday when Bed Bath & Beyond gives you a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase. Always a good time to stock up on little things for the kitchen.

Also hit Barnes & Noble for the Nook Simple Touch. They have them behind the register. Nice little device, I think I'm hooked!

-- Rita
__________________
Only got A dimple, would have preferred 2!
Gotadimple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #64
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
I had to drive by a mall containing a Best Buy, Lowes, and a few others. The lot was completely full and there was a small constellation of cars orbiting around the lot waiting for someone to leave.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 05:34 PM   #65
Recycles dryer sheets
lightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 135
I enjoy buying stuff at a bargain and getting a good deal on something, but I just can't imagine camping out all night (and apparently risking injury by aggro shoppers, if you're in CA) to save $100 on the new TV I didn't know I needed. I'm glad there are people out there that are addicted to shopping and accumulation of stuff, though because if everyone was like me (and many others posting here), this economy would never get going.
__________________
lightspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 05:51 PM   #66
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,897
With all the pushing and shoving going on, maybe Black Friday should be renamed Black Eye Friday
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 06:47 PM   #67
Full time employment: Posting here.
citrine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 944
I stayed up till 2am to buy a Silhouette Cameo, vinyl kit, and extra vinly...savings of $100 online. I can make some amazing crafts with this bad boy....even scan my art and have it cut it on vinly to apply to anything!
__________________
citrine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 11:28 PM   #68
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronstar
I didn't make it Menard's . DW had a coupon from ace. I went there, got 4 tubes of paintable caulk and found that the coupon was good for only sat and sun, and was for 50% off a single item up to $30. So I would have saved $2.50 if I waited until tomorrow to buy the caulk. I bought the caulk and left, but I may go back tomorrow if I can think of something I need.
Caulk tale.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 11:36 PM   #69
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronstar View Post
I didn't make it Menard's . DW had a coupon from ace. I went there, got 4 tubes of paintable caulk and found that the coupon was good for only sat and sun, and was for 50% off a single item up to $30. So I would have saved $2.50 if I waited until tomorrow to buy the caulk. I bought the caulk and left, but I may go back tomorrow if I can think of something I need.
You better recheck the date on that Ace 50% off coupon, it's only good on Sat. Bring it to Menard and they'll honor the coupon from Ace (must be an actual print, not an internet coupon). Also, there's a Crafty Beaver coupon for 50% off for Sat. (on facebook) too and it's good for up to $50 max. value.
__________________
Dimsumkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 11:38 PM   #70
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimsumkid View Post
Crafty Beaver
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #71
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
I can almost hear you now: "He said 'Crafty Beaver', heh-heh..."
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 06:23 PM   #72
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimsumkid

You better recheck the date on that Ace 50% off coupon, it's only good on Sat. Bring it to Menard and they'll honor the coupon from Ace (must be an actual print, not an internet coupon). Also, there's a Crafty Beaver coupon for 50% off for Sat. (on facebook) too and it's good for up to $50 max. value.
Thanks- I'll check it out. The coupon was emailed to DW and we printed to our printer that's out of colored ink - its barely legible. I'm not familiar with Crafty Beaver. Where are they located?
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #73
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronstar View Post
I'm not familiar with Crafty Beaver. Where are they?
South of the equator, presumably.
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 06:26 PM   #74
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345

South of the border, presumably.
Haven't been that far south in a while. No wonder I haven't heard of them.
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 06:58 PM   #75
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronstar View Post
Thanks- I'll check it out. The coupon was emailed to DW and we printed to our printer that's out of colored ink - its barely legible. I'm not familiar with Crafty Beaver. Where are they located?
South of the border...in Chicago, IL (uptown, albany park and portage park areas) and Skokie, Il.

I had 3 of those Ace coupon and was able to get me some items for 50% off which was nice.
__________________
Dimsumkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 08:12 PM   #76
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,201
Reminds me of the movie.

Crafty Beaver, Hidden Dragon.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 08:28 PM   #77
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
I've heard of those crafty beavers....
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2011, 08:44 PM   #78
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,201
It was Martha Stewart's nickname.
__________________
Al
TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 06:46 AM   #79
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
South of the equator, presumably.



We think alike.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 06:56 AM   #80
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,579
I have to admit, I succumbed yesterday (Saturday). I bought the upgrade to Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements software for 50% off.

But it was only online, so I didn't have to have do anything with any (ugh!) people.
__________________

__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When to leave; Dec 2011 or Jan 2012? pb4uski Other topics 31 11-14-2011 06:02 PM
VISA Black Invitation Spanky FIRE and Money 47 11-01-2011 11:02 AM
Adventures in Indiana State Fair Food 2011 MichaelB Health and Early Retirement 12 08-24-2011 05:05 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:01 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.