Posted on September 28th @ 12:29 pm ET in Industry News
Today Amazon took the wraps off a number of new devices during a livestream presentation. Many of these devices will be discounted during Prime Early Access, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There were also new features announced for existing devices, such as Fire TV on the Echo Show 15.
The new Kindle Scribe has a 10" display with a stylus and is meant for both reading and writing. Also new is the Halo Rise, a smart lamp, sleep tracker and alarm clock. There are also new versions of Echo Dot (including the kids version and the clock display model) and Echo Studio smart speakers.
There's a new version of the Fire TV Cube streaming Device, a new Echo Auto device with a smaller design, new models of eero WiFi gear, Blink cameras and more. Check out Amazon's site for all the details and to preorder several of these newly announced devices.
Posted on September 28th @ 12:29 pm ET in Site News
New this year, we've got a small batch of limited edition New Era brand GottaDEAL hoodies! While we will be giving away some of these hoodies on the forum, in our Discord and on social media, we know some of you might want to guarantee yourself a hoodie by purchasing one from us.
Therefore for a limited time we are taking orders for hoodies. Check out the ordering page here and get your order in as soon as possible as some sizes are limited and will sell out as time goes on. The hoodies are $26.99 ($29.99 for larger sizes) and include free shipping in time for Black Friday.
Posted on September 26th @ 9:08 am ET in Industry News
Today Amazon announced a new sale taking place October 11th and 12th. The Prime Early Access Sale is exclusive to Prime members and will offer hundreds of thousands of deals to kick off the holiday shopping season. The sale will take place in 15 countries including the U.S. & Canada.
As part of the sale, Amazon is introducing a new "Top 100" list of some of the holiday shopping season's most popular and giftable items and items from this list will be available on sale throughout the 2-day sale event. As always, we'll be covering this sale and bringing you all the best deals.
Posted on September 26th @ 9:08 am ET in Toy Books
Today Amazon unveiled their annual list of the most wished-for holiday toys. You can check out their hand-picked Holiday Toy List (and order all of the toys) right here. Again this year, the toy list has an option to filter out only the toys that are currently on sale with a deal or coupon.
You'll find top brands and favorite characters on this years list including LEGO, Barbie, Hasbro, Funko, Disney, Crayola, NERF, Hot Wheels, Star Wars and many more. Amazon will also be updating the list throughout the holiday season with new toys as they become available.
Posted on September 26th @ 9:08 am ET in Guides & Tips
Today Amazon officially launched their holiday gift guides. These gift guides feature hundreds of gift ideas hand-picked by Amazon's expert buyers. Once again on each of the gift guide listing pages you'll find an option to filter out those gift ideas that are on sale or have an available coupon.
Check out Amazon's Home Holiday Guide for great stay-at-home gift ideas, their Electronics Gift Guide for great gifts for the gadget fan and the popular Beauty Gift Guide. These gift guides will be updated throughout the season with new ideas so check back often.
Posted on September 25th @ 8:58 am ET in Industry News
Macy's has teamed up with Toys R Us once again to release Geoffrey's Hot Toy List. This list features dozens of the hottest toys for the 2022 holiday shopping season. You can check out this page on macys.com to check out the full list and purchase nearly all of these toys right now.
The list features toys from popular brands such as Hot Wheels, LEGO, Playmobil, Marvel, Disney, Transformers, NERF, VTech and many more. Macy's and Toys R Us have an expanded partnership this year and you should see larger Toys R Us branded toy areas in Macy's stores.
Posted on September 22nd @ 2:01 pm ET in Industry News
Target put out a press release this morning with two announcements. First, Target Deal Days is back. From October 6th through the 8th Target will have "hundreds of thousands of deals" both online and at all Target stores. We'll have the ad for this sale posted very soon.
Next, Target announced an extended holiday price match guarantee. It starts four days earlier than last year - October 6th - and runs until Christmas Eve. You can request a price adjustment on all items purchased at Target and they will continue to match competitors prices within 14 days.
Posted on September 22nd @ 1:53 pm ET in Industry News
Amazon has unveiled their "Toys We Love" list for the 2022 holiday season. This list was curated by Amazon's toys & games product leads and features nearly 200 toys, most of which can already be ordered right now on Amazon.com.
The list featured toys from top brands including Magic Mixies, Tonka, Hasbro Gaming, Little Tikes, Squishmallows, Crayola, Magna-Tiles, LEGO, Barbie, Disney, KidKraft and many others.
Posted on September 22nd @ 10:54 am ET in Industry News
Walmart issued a press release this morning touting several new initiatives for the upcoming holiday shopping season including deeper savings and several new ways to return purchases.
Walmart claims they are making "significant price investments in key categories" to keep prices low this year and will offer thousands more Rollbacks to provide even deeper savings.
Purchases made from October 1st through the holidays can be returned until January 31, 2023. Walmart also will allow customers to use curbside returns and for Walmart+ members, select stores will offer return pickup from your home to save a trip to the store.
Posted on September 12th @ 9:07 am ET in Industry News
Target today announced their "Bullseye's Top Toys of 2022" list which features a selection of what Target's toy buyers think will be some of the most anticipated toys for the upcoming holiday shopping season. You can check out their full list on their press release here.
Target also announced and exclusive multi-year agreement with iconic toy brand FAO Schwarz. Starting in October, FAO Schwarz toys will be available exclusively at Target stores, on Target.com and in FAO Schwarz stores. View some of these exclusive toys here.
Posted on September 5th @ 1:47 pm ET in Contests
We're really proud of our Black Friday message boards on the forum. They are a great place to talk about Black Friday with others who are just as crazy about Black Friday as you are. This year with the situation again being very fluid, the forums should be especially interesting to follow along with.
Every year we see a lot of lurkers on the boards, and we want to encourage you to sign up and post by giving away a brand new Apple iPad Air tablet just for talking Black Friday. See this thread for details and if you don't have a forum account, get one here.
Posted on August 30th @ 11:04 am ET in Industry News
This morning Walmart released their annual list of Top Toys for the holiday season. Their list features dozens of toys which were tested and selected by kids and Walmart's toy buyers.
The list spotlights toys based on popular characters as well as gadgets for kids, dolls, outdoor toys, building block sets and screen-free indoor entertainment toys.
Over half of the toys are exclusive to Walmart this year, and most are available for ordering now on Walmart.com with free shipping on orders of $35 or more, or free in-store or curbside pickup.
Posted on August 17th @ 9:00 am ET in Industry News
Today marks the 100 day milestone in the countdown to Black Friday 2022, whatever that day will mean this year. There's still a lot of uncertainty when it comes to retailers' holiday plans. Aside from a few stores again announcing Thanksgiving closings, we have very little insight into their plans.
If you'd like to start discussing what Black Friday and holiday shopping might look like this year, our Black Friday message board is already open. We're discussing our thoughts on what the deals will look like and much more. You can also join is on our Discord server for even more chatting.
Posted on August 17th @ 8:00 am ET in Site News
With this year's Black Friday sales again likely to be spread out, we're once again combining our Black Friday newsletter with our Instant Deal Alerts into the GottaDEAL Deal Newsletter.
Already subscribed to any of these lists? Don't worry, you're good to go. If you aren't yet subscribed (or want to make sure you are), you can sign up here. We'll only be using this combined list through the end of the year and then you won't hear from us until fall of 2023.
Our Deal Newsletter will alert you when we post new ads, notify you of the latest news and rumors, and share the hottest online deals we find. We've got big plans for this newsletter this year and with an expanded Black Friday this year, we think it'll be very useful for our readers.
Posted on August 16th @ 9:00 am ET in Guides & Tips
We received many requests over the years from our visitors who wanted to be able to browse older Black Friday ads from previous years. To answer those requests, we created the Black Friday Archive. The site is a great place to get your Black Friday fix during the "offseason".
This is a simple easy-to-use site that lets you browse our complete archive of past Black Friday sale ads. The Black Friday Archive currently goes back to 2004 and has over 1,200 historical ads. Want even more? Our forum has 18 years worth of archived Black Friday discussion. You can browse a quarter million posts and over 15,000 discussion threads going back to 2004.
Posted on August 16th @ 8:00 am ET in Site News
In case you are unaware, we have a 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 August 15th @ 9:00 am ET in Site News
For those of you on Twitter, we've got two options for you this year. As always, @GottaDEAL is our year-round account. We'll post great online deals along with important Black Friday updates.
You can also follow @BlackFridayNews which is an automated account that will post all Black Friday site updates and all new message board threads. All Black Friday news, all the time.
Posted on August 14th @ 9:00 am ET in Guides & Tips
One of the best ways to maximize your savings during Black Friday week is to make sure you have a good cash-back credit card. Use these credit cards for your purchases and you will earn additional cash back beyond the usual big Black Friday savings found each year. But the clock is ticking - if you want to get any of these cards to use during the upcoming sales, you need to apply soon.
Many of these cards have big signup bonuses if you spend a certain amount in the first 3 months with the card, so sign up for any of these cards today and you can use your holiday shopping to meet these bonus goals easily. Check out GottaCreditCard.com for an list of our favorites.
Posted on August 13th @ 9:00 am ET in Site News
This year we invite you to follow GottaDEAL on Instagram. We plan on (finally) using our Instagram account for some fun things this year including exclusive contests, as well as sharing the latest news and rumors about whatever Black Friday ends up looking like this year.
It's also another way you can find out when we post new leaked ads, catalogs and more. Of course the best way to learn about new updates to the site is with our mailing list. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join our Discord server to chat with other GDers.
Posted on August 12th @ 9:00 am ET in Site News
As we do every year around this time, we have officially opened up our main Black Friday message board for this year. You can check out all the early Black Friday discussion here.
You can start discussing your predictions for this year, any Black Friday news that comes up and much more. Also be on the lookout for our first contests of the year as well. See you there!
Posted on August 10th @ 9:00 am ET in Guides & Tips
Amazon 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 April 16th @ 4:55 pm ET in Sale Ads
It's Christmas in... April? as we've just posted the 72-page Hallmark Dream Book 2022 Catalog. This catalog features their complete lineup of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments for you to check out.
Most of the ornaments in the catalog are available starting in either July or October on Hallmark.com - see the individual ornament in the catalog as it will tell you when it will be going on sale. Some of the Keepsake ornaments will only be available at physical Hallmark stores as well.
Posted on November 30th @ 5:16 pm ET in Industry News
Target CEO Brian Cornell sent a note to employees stating that Target has no plans to be open on Thanksgiving Day again. Target closed stores on Thanksgiving Day last year due to the pandemic and will be closed again this year after being open on Thanksgiving for the last decade.
While other major retailers were closed last year and will be again this year, Target is the first to make the change permanent. As the actual day of Black Friday has become less important due to sales lasting all month long, there is really no reason for most stores to be open on Thanksgiving.