Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday: Delicious Deals

Initiate countdown to Shopocalypse...

Oh yes, as you are just coming out of a tryptophan induced haze thanks to the start of a solid month of celebratory feasting...

The time has come around again - holiday shopping season starting with that ominous sounding harbinger of retail madness: Black Friday.

Most of my money nowadays goes to food - but in the spirit of 'giving' (that includes gifts to myself, right? Might as well, at insane % off sales...?) - here are some of the deals to scope out this holiday weekend (and where to fuel up for your shopathons at a discount):


  • Pressed Juicery: 20% off gift cards (stock up now, I don't know any other way to get a discount on these juices - my favs are Greens 2 and Greens 3!) Friday 11/23 and Saturday 11/24, in-stores only
  • Gilt Taste Black Friday Sale: up to 70% off gourmet goods!
  • Tasting Room: 30% off wines + $5 flat fee ground shipping. Use promo code: BLACKFRIDAY30
  • William Sonoma: 15% off electrics. Use promo code: ELECTRICS ends 11/25 11:59pm PT
  • Saveur / Bon Appetit magazines: is offering deals on magazine subscriptions including Saveur $8.98 for 2 years, 18 issues and Bon Appetit $8.98 2 years, 24 issues.  Sale ends Sunday
  • Rebecca Taylor: save extra 25% off sale items. Use promo code: RTEXTRA2512
  • Shu Uemura: 20% off + free shipping with orders over $50 Use promo code: WISH2012
  • Zara: up to 50% off select items + free shipping
  • Express: 50% off everything online through 11/23
  • J Crew: 25% off + free shipping on orders of $150+ Use promo code: COLOR25
  • 15% off sitewide (use promo code 15off) or 30% off shoes on sale (use promo code: YAMS) ends 11:59pm CST 11/23
  • iTunes $100 gift card for $80 at Best Buy
  • Disney Store 20% off Use promo code: THANKS
  • IKEA: eat for free when you make furniture purchase of $100 or more.  Just dine at the IKEA restaurant, get a coupon with your receipt, and when you make your furniture purchase of $100+, present your coupon to have your meal deducted from your furniture bill. Valid Friday 11/23-Sunday 11/2
  • Gift a getaway: 50% off select hotels - through Cyber Monday


Support your local small businesses!  Do your holiday shopping with them on Small Business Saturday, November 24th - if you need some extra incentive, some are offering special deals that day, and many are participating in the Amex offer where you can get $25 statement credit (see below)!
  • American Express: Get $25 in statement credit! Just pre-register your American Express card here, then spend $25 or more in a single transaction at participating local small businesses on November 24th, then get $25 in statement credit within 8 weeks!  Check their searchable database for partipating businesses near you - highlights I've seen included in the list (or on the business' social media outlets):
    • Sprinkles Ice Cream (Beverly Hills)
    • Raphael (Studio City)
    • Sushi Katsu-ya (Studio City)
    • Firenze Osteria (Studio City)
    • Take A Bao (Studio City)
    • Studio City Car Wash (Studio City)
    • The Edison (DTLA)
    • Cafe Demitasse (Little Tokyo)
    • Marukai Kawaii (Little Tokyo)  
  • Pressed Juicery: Don't forget you can still get 20% off all gift card purchases at Pressed Juicery locations through Saturday!! I've become a little bit addicted to these hydraulic pressed juices that taste amazing and are good for you - not overly sugary like the juice blends from 'smoothie' places. It's an expensive habit but I figure I'm saving on the juicing machine and time washing/juicing veggies & fruits.  This deal gets it to a much more palatable price...(yep, totally 'self-gifting' this one)
  • Starry Kitchen: Free appetizer or dessert with dinner for each group with purchase of entree! (If they haven't sold out of their Singaporean Chili Crab yet, gotta try it!)
  • Flavour Gallery 30% off cool food inspired clothing and accessories including tee collections designed/inspired by Ludo, Chris Cosentino, Andrew Zimmern and more! Use promo code: SMALLBIZ through Sunday 11/25
  • Mother Moo part of Sierra Madre Who Ville festival.  Sample Plow & Gun Coffee and purchase Jenkins Jellies.


Happy deal hunting!!! And stay safe out there!!

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