Black Friday and Cyber Monday Wishlist

Black Friday is a couple days away. This is by far our favorite holiday. I (Christen) could skip dinner altogether and head straight to Target or Walmart  and start shopping. If you read our BF Shopping Tips, you know that it is important to plan ahead. We wanted to share with our readers what is on our wishlist for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! 

Christen's Wishlist:


1. Nikon camera ($99 at Target)

                    
2. Panini Maker
3. Frye Riding Boots (Melissa or Paige)







6. Anything I can find at Old Navy (Who can pass up 50% off? Not I) 

7. Everything in my cart at Asos, Boohoo, and Forever 21

Derria's Wishlist

1. iPad Mini




2. Fuji Film Camera ($99 at Walmart)



3. Lace-up Booties




Leave us a comment and let us know what's on your wishlist!

List of Top Black Friday 2013 Sales

*UPDATED*

Hey Frugs! 

Black Friday sales are here! We will be adding new sales daily, so continue to check our Black Friday tab for updates. 

Aeropostale:
60% off the entire store. Valid until 11/29. 

ALDO: 

Extra 30% off all sale footwear + free shipping on all orders. 

Amazon: 

Black Friday Deals Week  

Arden B:
40%  off the entire store, in-store and online.  

ASOS:
Shop ASOS.com and get 20% off everything. Includes full price and marked down items. Valid 11/28-12/1. Valid on US orders only. Single use only. Max spend of $889. Exclusions apply.
Promo Code: GIMME20

Bakers: 
30% off the entire site. Online Only 

Barney Warehouse: 
Black Friday Sale, take an extra 30% off Women’s, Men’s, Home and Kids
See full sales ad here.

Delias: 
Take 50% Off Your Entire Order In-Store & Online + Free Shipping. Valid until 11/29. 
Promo Code: BIG50

Dillard's:
Take an additional 50% off reduced merchandise. In store Only

Dorthy Perkins:
25% off everything! code HOLIDAY25

Express
Get 50% off EVERYTHING until noon Friday. 

Forever 21:
Additional 50% Off Sale Items + Receive Free Shipping on $30. Promo Code: EXTRA50
BLACK FRIDAY MYSTERY SCRATCHER GIVEAWAY! Arrive early for a chance to receive a discount of 15% or 20% Off your in-store purchase on 11/29 
50% Off Online & In Stores. Excludes sale styles online. Offer ends 11/29/13 
Promo Code: BLKFRIDAY 

Giuseppe Zanotti:
30% off Fall-Winter 2013 Collection

GoJane: 
Get 50% Off Sitewide. Expires on 12/01/2013. 
Promo Code: FRIDAY50R

JcPenny: 
See full sales ad here
  
J. Crew Factory: 
50% off everything in stores & online now thru 12/3 + free shipping on orders of $50 or more 

Levi: 
Get 40% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping on all orders. Ends 11/29. 
Promo Code: SAVE40  

Macy's:
Save 15% off sitewide + get free shipping on $99 or more. Expires on 11/30. 
Promo Code: THANKS 

Madewell.com:
25% off entire purchase Now thru Monday 12/2 Plus FREE shipping on ALL orders.
Promo code: FEAST25

Makemechic.com:
40% off Black Friday Sale starts today. Valid through 11/29
Promo Code: BLKSALE40

Marrakech.com:
20% off SITEWIDE.
Promo Code: CYBER20 


New York & Company:
Everything is 50-70% off with free shipping.

Old Navy:
50% off the entire store.  Everything online up to 50% off. Sale runs from 7pm 11/28 until 11/29. The first 500 shoppers in the store when it opens for Black Friday shopping will be given a chance to win the $1 million jackpot

Shoes.com:
30% Off Sale Shoes + Free Shipping. Valid 11/29-11/30
Promo Code: BLACK

SheInside:
Black Friday Only! Save 25% off site wide. Valid 11/29-11/30
Promo Code: BLACKSHE25

ShopBop:
Spend $250+ & Save 15%. Spend $500+ & Save 20%. Spend $1000+ & Save 25%
Promo Code: BIGEVENT13 


SimplyBe:
40% off sitewide! Valid until 12/2
Promo Code:  5404
 
Solestruck:
30-50% off all sales items

Steve Madden:
Take an Extra 30% off your purchase + Free Shipping with , some exclusions apply at Steve Madden. Offer valid 11/29 - 12/2
Promo Code: THANKFUL30 

Target: 
See full sales ad here.

The Limited:
Right now, get 50% off EVERYTHING plus free shipping with code THANKS. 

TopShop:
Enjoy 30% Off Selected Lines. Plus, get free shipping. Ends 12/2/2013.
 
Torrid: 
Save 40% off your purchase of regular priced items & 50% off clearance styles. Ends 11/29.
Promo Code: BF2013

Urban Outfitters:
Additional 50% off sale items sale. In store Only!

Walmart: 
See full sales ad here 

Zara: 
Save up to 50% on select items. Ends 12/1/13.

 Happy Shopping....May the sales be ever in your favor!

Black Friday Hot Items

Instead of doing our normal deals of the week post we decided to pick out the hot items and best deals for Black Friday. Check them out below:

Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones at Walmart - $115. 
Also Available at Target $119
 
Nikon L320 at Target - $99
iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB at Target - $479 w/ $100 gift card. 
Also available at Best Buy $449

iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi $249 (Online Sale Starts: Wed 11/27 Midnight PT )
 Also available at  Walmart $299 w/ $100 gift card , Target $299 w/ $75 gift card, and Best Buy $299

iPhone 5s at Walmart - $189 with $100 gift card. 
Also available at Target $179 w/ $30 gift card
iPhone 5c at Walmart - $46 with $100 gift card.
 Also available at Best Buy $48
* Plus, you can trade in any phone for up to $300.

Funai 32" 60Hz 720p LED HDTV at Walmart - $98
 
Element 50” 1080P at Target  - $229
 
LG BP135 Blu-ray Disc Player at Walmart - $38


Black Friday Shopping Tips


Black Friday is next week!! Black Friday (BF) and Cyber Monday (CM) are the two holidays that you as frugal shopaholics can enjoy and save! But in order to really enjoy the perks of both you must know the tricks of the trade to get the most out of your time and effort.

Tip 1: Do your research!
We will provide the as many deals we can but definitely go online and look up BF deals as soon as possible.  Most stores have posted special hours they will be open and times you can buy certain merchandise for specific prices. Also, many stores will carry the same merchandise but it may be cheaper at different stores so do your research!

Tip 2: Set up a plan of action!
Walmart among other stores will be open almost 24 hours, but will be releasing different items at different times in random areas of the store. So set up a plan of action and download or print the map so you know where to go. If you are shopping online add the things you want to your cart in advance and bookmark the page for a fast and easy checkout! 

Tip 3: Save your money! 
Cyber Monday is right after Black Friday and for the most part it includes tons of deals on clothing, shoes and accessories. Black Friday is usually the best time to buy electronics, appliances etc. So allot enough money for each item you plan on buying so you aren't stuck making life decisions at the register, some deals will be too hard to pass up!

Tip 4: Dress Appropriately! 
If you plan to stand outside waiting for a store to open make sure that are dressed according to the weather so the wait is a comfortable one.

Tip 5: Go Mobile! 
Download the mobile apps for the stores you plan on visiting, no need in toting around a binder or purse full of coupons, ads and flyers when you can access them on your smartphone.  Saves time and space! Use apps like BuyVia and BlackFriday.com to compare deals from different stores.

Last but most certainly not least... BE SAFE and stay aware of your surroundings. If you plan on camping outside of any stores, you'll be outside waiting and it will be dark. And when you are out shopping bring a friend these stores get very hectic.

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING EVERYONE! STAY TUNED FOR OUR BLACK FRIDAY DEALS POST

Have any of your own tips to share? Leave a comment below!

The Look for Less: Isabel Marant

I was in the mall over the weekend and I saw these Isabel Marant look alikes in the window at Aldo. The Aldo version comes in both black and gray.  I might put these on my Black Friday/Cyber Monday wishlist Check them out below! 

What's the TREND? Sneaker Wedge

 
I'm not a big sneaker fan, in fact the only sneakers I have are some chucks and some running shoes.  Last year the sneaker wedge trend emerged again, I remember having a pair of Spice Girl wedged sneaks circa 2000. Now everybody from Nike to Giuseppe Zanotti are making them. They can be worn with just about anything from sweats to midi skirts. This trend has gotten mixed reviews from many, but alot of people including many celebs have been dabbling in this trend. Lately my go to shoe has been the Xhilaration Kahsha High Top Wedge Sneaker that I got from Target for $30, and I wear them at least twice a week. See some affordable pairs below.




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What are your thoughts on the sneaker wedge trend? 

-Christen

Deals of the Week: 11/17/13

Hey Frugs,

Here are the deals of the week. Happy Shopping!


Banana Republic:

Take 30% off in-store purchases. Expires 12/5/2013
In-store Coupon: Click HERE 

Nicki Minaj for Kmart Review


Nicki Minaj launched her clothing line at Kmart last month. For the past few weeks I've been saying to myself that I would go and check it out and I finally did over the weekend. The new collection by Minaj has items that range from $3.99 to $37.99. The store I went to didn't have all of the items, but here are the few that I did try on. 


The jeans actually fit me really well. It usually is pretty hard for to find jeans that fit both in the waist and are actually skinny in the ankle.  If they weren't high waisted I would have bought them.

The dress was real simple, nothing special. It's similar to this dress I purchased from American Apparel a couple years ago. If I ever need club dress last minute I could purchase this.

Hideous! I didn't like anything about it.  


This was my favorite. I didn't like the fact that the top was polyester and the bottom was cotton, but I'll probably go back and get this one and put it in my stash for summer.

Have you checked out the Nicki Minaj Collection? What are your thoughts? 

- Christen

Frugal Spotlight: DSW




The true meaning of being a Frugal shopaholic is shopping but saving money, not just buying items but getting them on sale for a great price! The are times when you can't find a coupon or your favorite store doesn't have those shoes you want on sale yet but fear no more Designer Shoe Warehouse is just the place to buy shoes for a great price!

Designer Shoe Warehouse also known as DSW is a specialty branded footwear retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. DSW has about 352 locations nationwide filled with thousands of shoes for men and women. DSW is all about the thrill of finding the perfect shoe at the perfect price. A huge selection of handbags and accessories and for an even bigger selection, Shoe Lovers can shop anytime at dsw.com. DSW also has a Rewards program for it member to earn points towards $10 rewards certificates every time they shop and its totally FREE!

I worked at DSW back in 2010, it was one of my favorite jobs and I practically spent my whole check back in the store on shoes and handbags. They have a great selection of shoes and their sale section is heaven sent! Getting an additional percentage off a shoe that has already been marked down is the best feeling ever.

If you haven't already shopped at DSW, find a location near you or shop online at DSW.com! 


-Derria

Deals of the Week: 11/10/13

Hey Frugs,

Here are the deals of the week. Happy Shopping!


Banana Republic:

Take 30% off in-store purchases. Expires 12/5/2013
In-store Coupon: Click HERE 

Bloomingdales:

Friends and Family Sale! Take 20% off fashion and home items, Take 10% off electrics and electronics with code. Ends 11/17/13
Promo Code: RETAILMENOT20

Isabel Marant for H&M

See the full collection here! 


The full Isabel Marant for H&M Collection has been revealed. This collab is full of cropped jeans, textured sweaters, menswear-inspired pieces, shoes, accessories and more you would expect from the French fave. This collection drops in select stores and hm.com on November 14th. You don't want to miss this one!

- Christen


The Look for Less: Chanel

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."- Coco ChanelThe Chanel Quilted Flap Bag is a classic! The handbag was first issued in 1955 and it's as timeless and iconic as it was back in the 50s. According to Bagsnob.com, the Chanel 2.55 is one of the two designer bags stylish women of the world should know about; the other is the Herm├Ęs Birkin. Both bags are on my things to buy before I die list, but until I get my coins together I will covet this bag from afar. Check out the inspired bag I found for a fraction of the price below. 





Get the Look: Kanye West


As you can see Kanye usually sports a simple look when he is out and about handling business. Of course, I'm sure  what he has on costs more than a male frug is willing to spend. I have spotted some similar items so you too can achieve this look.












- Derria

Deals of the Week: 11/3/13

Hey Frugs,

Here are the deals of the week. Happy Shopping!


Forever 21:
Take 10% Off Sweaters at Forever 21! Offer expires11/15/13. Shop now!