Black Friday Tips!

With Thanksgiving just ten days away that means Black Friday shopping is almost here! Last year I found some great time-saving resources on the internet so I thought I would share them. Being a new I-phone user I also have a few apps that I just recently found and am hoping that I will be an ultra-organized Black Friday shopper this year!

Here is my favorite website for Black Friday

The main page gives you updates on all of the “leaked” Black Friday ads, current online deals and also allows you to sign up for email alerts so that you get notified immediately when they publish new ads.

The 4th tab “Store Hours” has been updated for all of the current leaked Black Friday Ads. The chart displays when the store opens on Black Friday, store hours for Thanksgiving Day if applicable, and when Early Bird or Doorbuster Specials end. Very important info to have for planning your day!The 3rd tab “Black Friday News” lists all of the deals (online & in stores) that are currently being published.

 Kohl’s Fri 12:00am, Sat 6:00am 12am to 1pm

Old Navy Fri 12:00am, Thurs 9:00am-8:00am

Sports Authority 5:00am-3pm


Target 12:00am

Here are a few more Black Friday sites you may be interested

in checking out:         


And here are the iPhone apps I’ll be trying out this year:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Grocery Game Results

Grocery Game Results…10-12-10

Rite Aide

My first stop was at Rite Aid…and boy did I score!

Six bags of Halloween candy, 2 bags of cough drops, a 3 pk of Tums, a box of haircolor,

a box of toothpaste, a bottle of shampoo, a tube of hand cream and eyeshadow!



Did you see my total out-of-pocket???  $10.54!!!  Woot Woot!

My total savings was $22.50 ($14.50 in coupons/wellness savings & $8.00 in UP Rewards)

I also earned another $5 in UP Rewards to use on my next shopping trip!


















I almost saved as much as I spent!

My total out-of-pocket at Ralphs was $130.32…

My total savings (Ralph’s card, coupons & digital coupons) was $127.30!!

I am so excited that I stayed under my grocery budget this week!!!

It’s not easy feeding a family of five (that includes 2 teens & one pre-teen) on $150 a week!