Posted on October 23rd @ 5:06 pm ET in Industry News
Target today announced their strategy for the holiday season. They have several great initiatives this year, including bringing back free shipping on all Target.com purchases starting on November 1st. New this year: they have upgraded the free shipping offer to free 2-day shipping.
Target will be putting a big emphasis on toys this year with nearly double the number of new and exclusive toys. You'll also find more than 20 new and exclusive brands in stores this holiday season. Target will also feature over 1,400 new and exclusive gift ideas with most under $15.
Target has also expanded their same-day delivery offering through Shipt which is now available to hundreds of markets in 46 states. Their Drive Up service has also reached nearly 1,000 stores. Read Target's full press release here and let us know what you think on the forum.
Posted on October 23rd @ 4:49 pm ET in Sale Ads
We've just posted the 18-page Costco.com Online-Only November Savings Gift Guide. View it here. These online-only deals are valid starting Tuesday, October 30th though November 25th.
Here's two ways to save more on these deals: we expect some of these offers to be available through Costco via Google Express. If you haven't tried Google Express yet, there are often new customer coupons which can save you up to 30% on your first order, so stay tuned.
Another money saving tip: often you can buy $25 off $250 Costco.com coupons on eBay which are good through the end of November - great if you plan on making Costco purchases online.
Posted on October 22nd @ 7:36 am ET in Sale Ads
We've just added the 23-page Costco November coupon book to the site. Check it out here. The deals in this book begin next Wednesday the 31st and last until Monday, November 26th.
Note that while the deals in this coupon book book are valid on Black Friday, this is not Costco’s actual Black Friday ad. We expect to be posting those sales shortly so be sure to sign up for our Black Friday alerts to be notified when we do. Thanks to CostcoInsider for this book.
Posted on October 21st @ 6:23 pm ET in Site News
We've just set up a new GottaDEAL Discord server for those of you who'd like to chat in real-time about Black Friday and anything else with other GottaDEAL visitors and forum members. You can access the server via this invite link and we hope to see many of you in the chat.
For those who are unfamiliar with Discord, it is a free text, voice and video chat service. You can access it via their apps or through a traditional web browser. Once you sign up for an account you can join the GD server using the special invite link.
Posted on October 21st @ 6:14 pm ET in Industry News
Amazon has unveiled their popular Holiday Electronics Gift Guide with over 600 gift ideas available for ordering on Amazon. As always this guide was put together by Amazon's product buyers.
This years gift guide is divided into 12 categories for you to browse including new releases, personal care tech, smart home, gaming, on the go and a selection of gift ideas for under $100.
Look for Amazon's other gift guides, including their popular guide to home gifts to show up soon.
Posted on October 23rd @ 8:13 pm ET in Site News
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Posted on October 19th @ 2:38 pm ET in Sale Ads
We've just posted the Sam's Club Instant Savings 40-page catalog on the site. View it here. This month-long sale begins next Wednesday and continues through Sunday, November 25th.
The catalog also gives some details on additional Sam's Club sales coming up. On Saturday, November 10th, Sam's Club will have one of their popular One Day Only sales. Also look for a 6-day Taste of Sam's Club Sale from November 16th through the 21st. Finally, Sam's Club will put their Black Friday deals online starting at midnight EST on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted on October 19th @ 11:20 am ET in Sale Ads
We've added the 276-page Neiman Marcus Christmas Book to the site. You can check out this annual catalog here. Neiman Marcus has been releasing this catalog for over 90 years.
The catalog is known for its Fantasy Gifts which this year features items such as a Serenity solar yacht, a couple of backyard retreats, a million pieces of Sugarfina candy, amazing trips and much more. The catalog also features hundreds of (much, much) cheaper gift ideas.
Posted on October 18th @ 11:25 am ET in Toy Books
We've just posted the 88-page Target Holiday Toy Catalog. Check it out here. The deals and offers in this catalog begin Sunday, October 28th and are available through November 21st.
Special offers in this year's book include Cartwheel Kid's Daily Deals up to 50% off every day from November 1st through Thanksgiving as well as a 25% off coupon for any one toy or sporting goods item starting on the 28th and valid through November 10th, both in stores and online.
Don't forget Target REDcard holders get an extra 5% off all purchases, plus Target will soon have free shipping on all Target.com purchases. Thanks to Christy from AllThingsTarget for this one.
Posted on October 16th @ 1:12 pm ET in Guides & Tips
We took the data from the past several years to find out how soon before Black Friday each ad typically gets leaked here on GottaDEAL. We then based those days on this year's Black Friday date, November 23rd, to come up with a calendar for this year for many of the most popular stores.
Of course you may remember that the last few years we had crazy 2-day periods that saw ads from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Kohl's, Sears, Sam's Club and many others all released right after each other. We expect something similar this year around November 5th-7th.
Posted on October 16th @ 9:17 am ET in Industry News
This morning Amazon introduced a new version of their very popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. The new model has a thinner and lighter design with a flush-front display and is now waterproof. With Bluetooth, you can also listen to Audible audiobooks via Bluetooth headphones or speakers.
The new model will be available on November 7th although you can begin preordering today starting at just $129.99 for the 8GB model (twice the storage of the previous version). For a limited time you will also get 6 months of Kindle Unlimited for free, which is a $60 value.
As with all of Amazon's devices, expect discounts on this model during their Black Friday sale.
Posted on October 15th @ 9:35 am ET in Industry News
Amazon announced today that they have become an official retail partner for ABC's hit show Shark Tank. The Amazon Launchpad Shark Tank Collection will highlight products seen on the show.
Starting today over 70 products from the first 9 seasons are available for purchase on Amazon, and products from the current 10th season and future seasons will be added over time. Products available now include Hatch Baby, Third Wave Water and Stasher, among others.
Posted on October 15th @ 9:35 am ET in Hot Deals
While we give away many of our Black Friday t-shirts here on the site, on the forum and on social media, we know many of you like to guarantee yourself a shirt by purchasing one or more.
Therefore for a limited time we are taking orders for shirts. Check out the ordering page here and get your order in as soon as possible as some sizes will be limited and may sell out as time goes on. Shirts are just $11 ($13 for larger sizes) and include free shipping.
Posted on October 15th @ 9:35 am ET in Hot Deals
Tesla has is now offering 6 months of free unlimited supercharging when you purchase any Tesla vehicle using this link, including the new Model 3 which starts at $45,000 before discounts. This offer also can be used for their popular Model S sedan or Model X SUV.
Also, if you take delivery by the end of the year you can qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit (credit drops to $3,750 next year). Your state may also have additional tax incentives and rebates.
Posted on October 15th @ 8:54 am ET in Industry News
Early this morning Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after securing a $300 million loan to keep their stores running and employees paid, at least for now.
Sears also announced that they will close 142 stores which is in addition to the 46 stores they previously announced would be closing by the end of the year. The Sears and Kmart web sites will remain functional as well during the attempted reorganization of the company.
While there is a good chance we'll still see a Sears Black Friday ad this year, this move appears to just be delaying the inevitable as many shoppers will avoid the longtime retailer. If you have Sears or Kmart gift cards or Shop Your Way reward points, use them as soon as you can.
Posted on October 12th @ 4:18 pm ET in Toy Books
As promised, we have posted this year's 28-page Blain's Farm & Fleet Toyland toy catalog on the site. You can check out the sale here and Farm & Fleet also has it on FarmAndFleet.com.
Farm & Fleet's Toyland sale starts a week from tomorrow on Saturday, October 20th and will run for just 2 weeks until November 4th. Many of the deals in the sale will also be available online. Look for more toy catalogs from retailers such as Walmart, Target and Amazon very soon.
Posted on October 11th @ 12:52 pm ET in Guides & Tips
Amazon.com continues its run as the undisputed leader when it comes to online shopping. But while most of our visitors shop on Amazon all the time, there are some tips and tricks that you may not be aware of, so we created our guide to saving money on Amazon for you to check out.
In this guide you'll find tips such as using the right credit card, the best ways to get Amazon Prime, where to find major discounts on Amazon orders, how to navigate all of Amazon's deals and much more. With Black Friday right around the corner, we hope you'll find this guide useful.
Posted on October 9th @ 12:29 pm ET in Industry News
We have just posted this year's True Value Black Friday ad. View the 8-page ad here.
Are you following us on social media? Follow us on Twitter to get the latest news and ad updates. You can also visit us on Facebook to discuss the ads, enter contests and more.
While you wait for the next ad to be leaked, come join us on our popular Black Friday message boards and see what thousands of other Black Friday fanatics are discussing today.
Posted on October 7th @ 11:48 am ET in Hot Deals
Starting today in Target stores and online on Target.com, you can save $10 on a $50 purchase in toys & games, or spend $100 and the discount jumps up to $25. You can maximize your discount by spending just over the $50 and $100 thresholds. If you need to order more than $100, we recommend splitting up your purchases so you can claim multiple discounts.
This discount runs through Saturday, October 13th. As usual with most Target promotions, there are exclusions for this deal including LEGO, L.O.L. Surprise and others. Free shipping is offered on orders of $35 or more (or on all orders if you're smart enough to have a Target REDcard).
Posted on October 6th @ 9:45 am ET in Site News
Now that we've posted our first leaked ad of the year, we want to officially welcome everyone back for another year here on GottaDEAL covering Black Friday and much more. Believe it or not, this is our 15th year covering Black Friday and we couldn't have done it without our great visitors.
As Black Friday has changed over those 15 years, so has our coverage. While we're still going to post all the Black Friday ads as usual, we're also going to put an even larger focus on all the online deals that are available leading up to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond. We're going to help you score the best deals without having to fight the crowds.
We cover online deals all year long over on our main site, so we're in a better position than sites that only focus on Black Friday to filter out most of the thousands of so-called deals that retailers push during this time of year and bring you only the best of the best. So check back often, sign up for our alerts and follow us on Facebook & Twitter. It's going to be a fun couple of months!