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Get Oprah's Favorite Things for 2019 Curated on Amazon
Posted on November 8th @ 1:11 am ET in Guides & Tips

For the fifth consecutive year, the always-popular Oprah's Favorite Things list of gift ideas has been curated in one place on Amazon and you can order most of the items on this year's list from Amazon including items such as Hexclad cookware, Kid Made art supplies and more.

Check out the full list for gift ideas for the chef, the fashion & beauty fan, the party hose, the traveler and more. The list also has sections for gifts under $50 and a group of quirky gifts.
When to Expect Your Favorite Store's Black Friday Ad
Posted on October 20th @ 5:46 pm ET in Guides & Tips

We took the data from the past four 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 29th, to come up with a calendar for this year for 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 11th-13th.
When Will the First Black Friday Ad Be Posted?
Posted on September 9th @ 9:14 am ET in Guides & Tips

We know many of you anticipate the first leaked ad to be posted each year. We've compiled a chart which shows the dates we've posted ads during the past 13 years. You'll notice that aside from a few early smaller ads, the more popular ads typically start getting posted in late October.

With Black Friday falling on the latest possible date this year, ad leaks could be delayed compared to last year when Black Friday was on the earliest possible date. Make sure you're signed up for our free alert mailing list in case an ad gets leaked sooner than expected.
Relive Past Black Fridays with the Black Friday Archive
Posted on August 6th @ 9:18 am ET in Guides & Tips

We get many requests from our visitors to browse older Black Friday ads from previous years. To answer those requests, we created a site for you to check out:

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 950 historical ads. Also, the recent ads from Black Friday 2018 have been added to the archive for you to view.
Check Out Our Guide to Saving Money on Amazon
Posted on August 6th @ 9:17 am ET in Guides & Tips 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.
Black Friday Savings Tip: Get a Deal-Friendly Credit Card
Posted on August 6th @ 9:16 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 for an list of our favorites.
Best Practices: Black Friday 101 for Retailers
Posted on August 6th @ 9:16 am ET in Guides & Tips

We realize that we get many visits from employees of the retailers that we post Black Friday ads from. Given that potential audience of decision-makers within the retail industry, we thought we'd try to help out all of retailers during this holiday shopping season.

Several years ago we compiled a list of best practices that stores can follow for a successful day - Black Friday 101 for retailers. We think these ideas still are valid and should be considered.