Black Friday discounts tend to lean more toward techy items — computers, TVs, game sets — but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't find a good deal on beauty products.
As the ads hit your mailboxes, take a close look at when the deals will be offered. More often than not, beauty deals (like clothing deals) will last longer than just the wee doorbuster hours. So, you may just be able to get away with snatching up the best products earlier in the week... before the stampedes.
DealNews makes a few predictions this year regarding beauty and Black Friday:
We'll be gathering more of our favorite deals throughout the month as more and more Black Friday ads are leaked — so continue to check back for the latest finds. Here are some of our favorites so far.
Amazon already has deals going on! They have "Deals of the Week" and on the left-hand panel, you can scroll down and filter the products by beauty. The deals will get better as Black Friday and Cyber Monday creep closer.
While we don't have the official ad yet, BBW always has their "Buy 3, Get 3" deals around Black Friday, but usually this promotion lasts longer than just Friday. Also, BBW has a VIP tote bag you can buy with a minimum purchase amount (most likely, it will cost $20 if you spend $40). The tote is "over a $100 value."
Although Groupon did not advertise many beauty deals in their Black Friday ad, you'll probably be able to find more on the actual app and/or website.
Kohl's is a good place to stop at this time of year (Nov. 23-29) because they offer $15 Kohl's Cash (normally it's $10) for every $50 spent. However, you can only redeem the Kohl's Cash you earned from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6. It's a short window.
If you can only make it to one store for beauty deals — go to Macy's. They, by far, have the most beauty promotions under one roof. Additionally, Macy's is hosting a "Walk In & Win" event for Black Friday 2015, giving their die-hard shoppers a chance to win up to $1 million in gift codes and prizes. You can sign up at www.macys.com/win. The doorbuster deals listed below are first come, first serve, starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26.
$10 Doorbuster deals:
Other doorbusters we love:
OK, so Target may not have the most beauty specials this year, but the ones they have are pretty decent. And if you spend $75 on Friday, Nov. 27, you get a 20 percent off coupon to use between Dec. 4-13. Target also offers free shipping and returns with no price minimum. Keep your eyes open for coupons you can use on top of Black Friday deals.
The flyer is not out yet, but like BBW, The Body Shop also usually offers a $25 tote filled with $100-$200 worth of products. They'll also have their "Buy 3 for $33" special.
Sephora hasn't put their deals up on their website yet, but we did find a Black Friday flyer — some sort of flyer. It shows items, but doesn't have prices yet. Sephora also usually offers their "$10 sale" — which is a selection of items that they mark down (way down) for Black Friday. But these items usually go pretty quick.
Yes! They released their official Black Friday ad, which you can view online. Hold your horses, though — these deals begin on Thanksgiving evening. And don't forget about their "5 for $5" deals up front as you walk in. You can also print a coupon for $3.50 off $10 that you can use now until Nov. 28. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Also, any day now... But, Victoria's Secret does participate in the tote promotion, which you can purchase for $25 after spending a certain amount in store. The tote is filled with $100-$200 worth of goodies.
Walgreens has some good deals this year, but you have to have their Walgreens Balance Rewards card. It's free, you just have to sign up for it (and it's not another credit card, hooray!). Ideally, you'll want to have the card ready to go to save you time on the day of.
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