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: Discountmags.com 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
- Shoes.com: 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
- Hotels.com: Gift a getaway: 50% off select hotels - through Cyber Monday
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
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.
- Innovative Dining Group (includes BOA, Delphine, Soleto, Sushi Roku): get $20 bonus card for every $100 spent on gift cards! Offer good through 12/21. Cyber Monday deal is for free shipping and gift wrapping.
- Whole Foods Market (southern CA and Hawaii stores, online purchase only): 30% off all wines sold online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/online-ordering *Items must be paid for online to receive discount and picked up from a participating location between 11/28 - 12/7/2012. Discount will be taken off regular price at checkout.
- Jacques Torres: 15% off orders of $50 or more online purchases 11/26 only midnight through 11:59pm. These are one of my favorite chocolates in the world!! Love their chocolate truffles!!
- Compartes Chocolatier free shipping on orders over $50 through midnight 11/27. Use promo code: FREESHIP Also select gift sets on sale including Love Nuts Tower (save $10), and Truffles Tower (save $15)
- Vince Camuto: 30% off all orders excluding watches and clothing, through 11/27. Use promo code: HOLIDAY
- Loews Hotels gift your fav stress case a vacation/staycation: 40% off Loews best rates + free in-room internet access during length of stay for travel 11/26/12-4/30/13 (deal via Johnny Jet)
- Harry Potter fan alert: complete set of DVDs for all 8 movies on sale at Amazon for $33 (usually averages $70 at retail)!
Happy deal hunting!!! And stay safe out there!!