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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Black Friday: Christmas shopping deals worth the wakeup call!



92052940 It's that time of year again when the savagery of shopping shines in all its splendor!! Ahhh, Black Friday, the only day of the year when wearing pajamas in public is kind of okay and hair pulling is included with your George Foreman Grill purchase.

Seriously tough, the majority of Black Friday deals won't be made public until Thursday's newspaper, lucky for you the Deal Divas are here to give you a sneak peak at what to expect and which deals just might be worth the wake up call ...

Tech and home:

Best Buy, which opens at 5 a.m., has a door-buster sale on an HP G60-507DX 15.6-inch laptop with Intel Celeron processor for $197. Each store is only getting five laptops, limit one per customer, so you may want to get there around 3 a.m. when they start passing out tickets. Another highlight is Target, which also opens at 5 a.m., and will hand out maps indicating popular sales throughout their stores. If you spend $100 or more between 5 a.m and noon you'll get a $10 gift card.

Clothing and shoes:

Fashion Bug will be selling their popular Right Fit jeans for $12 on Black Friday. Need to stock up on staples? Ann Taylor Loft, will take 20 percent off your entire purchase on Black Friday if you buy before noon. And if you haven't been to the Limited lately, Friday might be a good time to go. The store is offering 40 percent off your entire purchase all day and you'll get a free scarf with a purchase of $75 or more. And yes, it's actually cute ... see for yourself.

Limitedscarf  [free Limited scarf]
At the malls

 Victoria's Secret at International Plaza will give its first 100 customers who spend $60 or more a free tote bag. Other cool deals include a $29.50 Sherpa robe and buy one bra get 50 percent off the second. (VS full coverage bra pictured right, $38.) Bra

Another cool deal at IP is at PacSun where the first 50 shoppers will get a scratch-off ticket worth up to 50 percent off their entire purchase.

Br692973-04qlv01 Knock out shopping for the hubby and dad at Westshore Mall where Banana Republic is offering buy one, get one free on cashmere sweaters on Black Friday. (cashmere sweater pictured left, $181)

Need to stock up on beauty products? At University Mall, from 6 a.m. to noon, Beauty Mode will offer buy one item and get 40 percent off your second (excluding Bare Escentuals and Dermalogica.) And at Citrus Park Town Center, Charlotte Russe is offering 25 percent off all clothing and accessories on Black Friday.  

Road trip

 Prime Outlets at Ellenton is giving shoppers a leg up on sales opening at midnight with savings at a bunch of stores including the Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store and Kate Spade.

Bulk up

Between now and the weekend,  B.J.'s Wholesale, is offering a free 60-day membership, and some great Black Friday coupons along with it. Print this pass to get the free membership and go into your closest B.J.'s to pick up the coupons so you'll be ready for Black Friday, when the wholesale store will open at 7 a.m.

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Deal Diva Nicole

(Photos from Limited, and

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:22pm]


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