Black Friday Insider Tips

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost upon us. Are you ready for Black Friday (and Thursday)?

This year I’ve partnered up with Kat, my favorite shopping buddy, to plan out our strategy for the big day. We know that if you want to get everything on your list and all the best deals, it’s best to plan ahead. And since we know all the ins and outs of our store’s sale, we thought we’d let you in on a few of our shopping (and saving) tips.

Black Friday Insider Tips

As expert shoppers and Black Friday insiders, Kat and I have our schedule all sorted out. Here’s our timeline:


First things first: check out the ad. This year there are 72 pages of Door Busters, coupons and more. We like to scope the best deals out, make a list of our must-buys and of course get all our coupons in order. There’s a 25% sale pass, a $60 off coats coupon and a $10 off a $10 purchase coupon in the ad, so be sure to scoop those up (or you can find them on our app – that’s my strategy).

Black Friday Insider Tips


Set a reminder. Most stores open at 6:00PM on Thursday. Line up at your local store early for your chance to receive a gift card. The first 200 customers at every store will receive a gift card worth anywhere between $5 and $250.


Get shopping! There are over 600 Door Busters to check out, and these deals only last until 3:00PM Friday. Be sure to grab any Door Busters you want first – they go fast! And don’t forget to use that $10 coupon – it’s good until 3:00PM Friday.

Black Friday Insider Tips

Kat’s had her eye on this gorgeous KitchenAid® Artisan® stand mixer, and chances are someone on your list might be wanting one too. It’s the perfect time to shop: they’ll be 40% off, with a $50 rebate and you’ll receive a $25 promotional gift card with your KitchenAid® mixer purchase.


Once you’ve got your Door Busters picked out and your $10 coupon used, it’s time to check out the cosmetics department. You’ll receive a free rolling weekender bag with your cosmetics and fragrance purchase of $65 or more.

Black Friday Insider Tips

For her $65 purchase, Kat stocked up on H2O Plus holiday bath duos. These make the perfect stocking stuffer and are on sale for $12.97 – regularly $20.


After you’ve shopped Door Busters, it’s time to use that 25% savings pass. I like to use this to stock up on Trim-a-Tree. I love these rustic ornaments with hints of glitter – totally my style.

Black Friday Insider Tips


Last but not least: use that $60 coat coupon. You’ll save big on men’s and women’s outerwear from Calvin Klein, MICHAEL Michael Kors, GUESS, Jessica Simpson and more. It’s good Thursday through Saturday, so you can be sure to find the right outerwear for those on your list.


Whew! That’s a lot of shopping and saving for one weekend. After your trip, be sure to reward yourself with a slice of leftover apple pie. Extra ice cream.

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