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Zales Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Zales Black Friday 2022 Predictions

Zales has pretty much been running the same Black Friday sale these last few years: Starting a week before Thanksgiving, they discount the entire store anywhere from 30% off to 50% off (over 600 pieces at this price point) with a handful of clearance specials discounted all the way up to 75% off. You could have also qualified for free shipping when shopping their site and you were covered by a 60-day risk-free return policy. The sale usually ends on Cyber Monday so there’s plenty of time to browse the specials and to make your decision.

Some of last year’s featured offers included:

  • Diamond stud earrings on sale from $59/pair (originally from $169).
  • Birthstone pendants priced from $48.98 (originally from $69.99).
  • Various stocking stuffers in clearance priced from just $29.99 (up to 75% off the original price). These included both rings and necklaces finished in silver.
  • Diamond heart pendant inlaced with round cut diamonds on sale for $499.98 (originally $1069).
  • Anniversary diamond rings on sale for $1499.98 (originally $3339).

Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: November 18, 2020 (about a week before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: November 30, 2020 (Cyber Monday) or while supplies last.

Zales usually kicks off their Black Friday deals around a week before Thanksgiving. But if you’re joined to their newsletter then you’ll likely receive a “VIP Black Friday” invitation to shop early, usually around the first week of November. We would recommend that you wait because the pre-event deals were only 25% off storewide as opposed to the better 30% to 50% off offered later on.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

All storewide sales come with a short list of exceptions and exclusions, and Zales is no different. Last year select watches, ArtCarved class rings, previously owned jewelry, select designer collections, Design Suite, Create Your Own program styles, loose diamonds, specially priced items, special events, and special orders did not fall under the storewide discount. Also excluded were shipping charges, gift card purchases, and additional warranty purchases. Obviously, no additional discounts or coupons were allowed during the duration of the event. You’ll be able to browse the complete and official terms and conditions in the ad copy posted further below.


Where To Shop?

Generally, Zales’ Black Friday sales are offered in all of their retail stores and at zales.com. Factory Outlet stores may or may not participate in the same promotion. Just keep in mind that selection will vary by location so if that ring, bracelet, necklace or watch that you were waiting to get is no longer in stock at your nearest store, you can always check online to see if it’s still available.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of Zales’ current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for limited time daily deals and last-chance clearance jewelry as we head into Thanksgiving weekend and into the holiday season.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Zales sent out around a dozen or so newsletters promoting their Black Friday sale last year. They were all pretty similar with just different featured items switched out between them. Below you’ll find an example of one of the emails that hit our inbox in 2019.


Questions & Comments

What new jewelry is on your holiday shopping list this year? Are shopping for a Christmas gift or looking to pop the big question to your soon-to-be fiancé? Leave your comments below.

Yeti Coolers Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Yeti Black Friday 2022 Predictions

Deals on Yeti coolers are usually hard to come by, but fortunately… Black Friday changes that. Yeti’s Black Friday sale typically runs from Friday to Cyber Monday. These last few year’s it’s been a free gift with purchase of quailing Tundra, Roadie or Hopper coolers. Sometimes it’s a free pack of Yeti Ice like what we saw last year. The year before that it was a free 64-oz rambler bottle. Be on the lookout for a similar type of promotion to return.

Unfortunately it’s never a percentage off discount. Although, who knows, maybe the downturn in the economy caused by Coronavirus may change all that. Keep your fingers crossed!


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Friday November 27, 2020.
  • Rumored end time: Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

Yeti typically runs their Black Friday sale from early Friday morning through Cyber Monday. That means you’ll have plenty of time deciding which cooler to buy.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Last year’s free Yeti Ice Black Friday promo was not valid on purchases of the Silo water color or the Daytip such bag. For all the qualifying products, the offers was only available for U.S. customers shipping their order within the states. You also couldn’t combine the offer with any other coupon codes or discounts. Certain limit restrictions per household may apply.


Where To Shop?

Yeti’s Black Friday deals are typically valid both at yeti.com and at all Yeti-owned retail stores. Third party resellers of Yeti products, such as REI, are always excluded from the promotion.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below you’ll find an official copy of last year’s Black Friday email newsletter that we received from Yeti. It was emailed out on Nov 29th. Enjoy!


Questions & Comments

What’s your favorite Yeti cooler? Planning on getting one of the larger, hard cased wheeled ones or one of the softer, smaller once that you can sling on your shoulder? Leave your comments below!

Yankee Candle Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Yankee Candle Black Friday 2022 Predictions

If you love Yankee Candles then we understand you very well — There’s nothing better to get you into that holiday spirt than a lovely scented candle or to help you relax during bath time. And with Black Friday quickly approaching us, you’ll be able to stock up for winter at a good bargain.

In terms of what to expect, here are the offers Yankee Candle ran last Thanksgiving weekend. Expect to see similar prices return (or possibly slightly better as retailers complete for your business given these poor economic times cased by the COVID-19 Coronavirus).

  • 8-piece Fragrance Lover’s Tote bag priced at $30 with any other $25 or more purchase (valued at over $100 if items purchased separately).
  • Mix and match buy 3 get 3 free across the entire store on all full priced items.
  • All small tumbler candles priced at $5/each. Normally priced at $17/each dining you a savings of 70% off the retail price.
  • All concentrated room sprays on sale for $3/each (normally $8/each).
  • New additions to their sale and clearance sections.

Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Wednesday November 25, 2020 (the day before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: Sunday November 29, 2020 or while supplies last.

Generally, Yankee Candle’s Black Friday sale starts on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and runs all weekend long. Although you’ll notice in their emails that they place a sense of urgency for you to buy sooner than later but typically then extend the offer. We’re expecting a new sale to emerge for Cyber Monday.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

The most notable exclusions from last year’s Yankee Candle Black Friday sale were that you couldn’t stack/combine offers or coupons with any ones that were not specifically mentioned during the promotional period. Price adjustments also will not be made on any of your previous purchases. Other exclusions may apply but we didn’t find anything specific in their terms (the complete terms can be found in the ad scan posted below).


Where To Shop?

Yankee Candle typically runs their Black Friday sale at all of their U.S. stores and at yankeecandle.com (prices at their Canadian stores may vary). However last year in-store shoppers were able to choose the Large Candle fragrance and tote bag color of their choice while online shoppers had a limited section but were offered free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Other than that, the deals were the same regardless where you went.


Today’s Deals

We’re including a complete list of Yankee Candle’s current offers and coupons below. Keep an eye out for limited time holiday fragrances and last chance candles on clearance as we head into Thanksgiving weekend and into the holiday season.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

We received the below email from Yankee Candle the day before Thanksgiving last year. In includes their sale highlights their official terms, conditions and exclusions for the sale. Enjoy!


Questions & Comments

What are your favorite candle scents? Looking to buy a few large jar candles or will you be getting Yankee Candle’s tote bag? Or maybe both? Leave your comments below!

West Elm Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our West Elm Black Friday 2022 Predictions

We’re expecting West Elm to once again offer a storewide percentage-off type of deal on Black Friday with several different tiers depending on how much you spend. Here’s what they usually offer:

  • 15% off on your total purchase of $150 or more.
  • 20% off on your total purchase of $500+.
  • 25% off on your total purchase of $1000+.
  • 30% off on your total purchase of $3500+.

Besides this West Elm often also has several “Black Friday bonuses” (extra special sale prices as marked in stores and online). Last year it was up to 50% off select furniture, lighting, holiday and Christmas decor, and more.

The sale typically runs both in-stores and online so it doesn’t matter where you choose to shop. However if you end up shopping online then they’ve historically offered free shipping as well (only excluding bulky items like rugs and furniture).


Expected Sale Start/End Times

Just like the trend that we’re seeing with many other stores lately, West Elm typically launches their Black Friday sale in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Here’s what we’re expecting to see this year:

  • Rumored start time: Monday, November 23, 2020.
  • Rumored end time: Sunday, December 29, 2020.

What Are The Important Exclusions?

You can expect the usual exclusions that you typically see with storewide discounts: not valid on gift card purchases and prior purchases. You also won’t be able to retroactively apply the offer to previous purchases. Expect to see some sale items marked as “final sale” which means they cannot be returned for a refund or exchanged.

Another exception to keep in mind is for anyone who’s planning on visiting West Elm’s Henderson or El Paso stores, as well as any West Elm Outlet locations, as there’s a chance that these stores may not be participating in the exact same sale as you’ll see at West Elm’s retail locations.


Where To Shop?

West Elm usually runs the same Black Friday sale in stores and online at WestElm.com. Just keep in mind that most locations will likely be closed all day on Thanksgiving day (that’s on November 26, 2020).


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

West Elm typically sends out several emails to folks on their mailing list during the duration of their Black Friday sale (we were bombarded with emails all week last year). Although they will slightly vary, you’re basically going to see something like the ad below.


Questions? Comments?

Are you a West Elm insider? Do you have any Black Friday news or leaks from West Elm that we don’t know about yet? Then let us know what you know in the comments section below.

Vans Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Vans Black Friday 2022 Predictions

Vans’ Black Friday sale is typically more like at holiday sale; they usually start the deal early on Thanksgiving morning itself and run it through most of December, almost up until Christmas. The offer has been nearly identical these last few years when you could earn a $20 off voucher to use on your next purchase when spending $65 or more. The voucher earned is usually redeemable up though the first two weeks of the new year.

Even though this year is unique with the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we’re not expecting to see significant changes in Vans’ Black Friday sale this year.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving day).
  • Rumored end time: Around December 20, 2020.

These last few year’s when Vans has been running their Black Friday sale, the offer usually starts on Thanksgiving day itself and runs through most of December up until a few days before Christmas. Be on the lookout for the same timeframe to return again here in 2020.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

If Vans brings back the same “$20 off your future purchase” offer from last year then the only major restrictions are that you can not use any other coupons or discounts, including employee discounts, in conjunction with the advertised promotion. You’ll also have to spend a least $65 in order to qualify. Entire offer only applies to merchandise and does not apply to gift card purchases or any sales tax or shipping costs.


Where To Shop?

The Black Friday sale you’ll see coming from Vans is usually an online-only offer that’s not available at any of their retail or outlet stores. In these times of social distancing, that might be a good thing as you skip shopping your local mall and pick up your next sneakers directly at vans.com.


Current Deals

You can check out all of Vans’ current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for deals as we head into Thanksgiving weekend and into the holiday season .


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below you’ll find an official copy of Vans’ Black Friday ad that we received in our inbox last year on Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 28th.


Questions & Comments

Do you have a favorite pair of Vans sneakers? Or are you just looking out to pick up the best bargains on some clearance shoes? Leave your comments below.

Under Armour Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Under Armour Black Friday 2022 Predictions

We’re expecting UA to bring back the same Black Friday sale as they did last year: 30% off sitewide, including on already-reduced merchandise in their outlet section (savings of up to 50% off). Free shipping and free returns are always included for all online shoppers as well.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving day).
  • Rumored end time: Wednesday November 2, 2020 or while supplies last.

UA was generous with this Black Friday sale last year; not only did they run a similar pre-Black Friday sale leading up to Thanksgiving, but their main sale ran all weekend long and into the first few days of the following week. Just be aware that everything is always in limited quantities and select styles, colors or sizes may sell out early.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

In terms of Under Armour’s Black Friday sale last year, you had to spend at least $50 (pre-tax) in qualifying merchandise for you to be able to take advantage of the 30% off offer. Exclusions applied, such as gift cards, Curry products, headphones, watches and UA ICON, all of which were ineligible. You were also not allowed to combine the offer with any others except for the everyday military/firefighter/police discount for those who qualified.


Where To Shop?

Last year’s Black Friday sale was valid at underarmour.com and the UA Shop App, only for U.S. and Canadian customers. Orders placed by phone or purchases at Under Armour Brand or Factory House stores were excluded from the sale.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of Under Armour’s current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out in the clearance section as new items are added daily.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Being opted in to UA’s newsletter, we received half a dozen emails promoting their Black Friday sale last year. They were all pretty much similar — Below is a copy of one of them. Enjoy!


Questions & Comments

What’s your favorite Under Armour gear? Already know what you’ll be getting this coming holiday weekend? Leave your comments below!

UGG Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our UGG Black Friday 2022 Predictions

If you’re already familiar with the sales that UGG Australia runs throughout the year then you won’t be surprised to see that their “UGG Closet” opens up over Thanksgiving weekend. The sale is online-only with several pages of deals for women, men and kids. Discounts range from 30% off for the newer arrivals and up to 40% off exclusive styles, all the way up to 60% off for last-chance clearance items. Free ground shipping is typically included on all orders throughout the event.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Tuesday November 24, 2020 (two days before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

Generally, UGG’s Black Friday sale begins a few days before Thanksgiving and ends in the evening on Cyber Monday. However, we’ve noticed in year’s past that many of the best bargains will either sell out in in certain sizes/colors or sell out completely well before the officially posted end date.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Because UGG’s Black Friday sale is limited to preselected sale items, only items on that list will qualify for the posted sale price — Not everything is on sale. It will be limited to select colors and styles, no substitutions allowed. Just keep in mind that the sale is limited to in-stock merchandise and items may sell out early in popular sizes.


Where To Shop?

The Black Friday sale run by UGG Closet is only available for U.S. shoppers ordering at ugg.com. But you’ll also find that all of UGG’s Factory Outlet stores will also be running a separate sale of their own all Thanksgiving weekend long. Just be sure to double check the opening times in your location before heading out to shop as they will vary.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of UGG Australia’s current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for new daily additions to their clearance section as we approach Thanksgiving weekend.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below is a copy of last year’s Black Friday email newsletter that we received from UGG. Although the print is fairly small, you should be able to make out the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the ad.


Questions & Comments

Do you have a favorite pair of UGG boots? Looking to add a few more pairs to your collection? Let us know what you’ll be shopping for this Black Friday weekend in the comments below.

Tory Burch Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Tory Burch Black Friday 2022 Predictions

We expect Tory Burch to once again offer 30% off all purchases of $250 or more during their Black Friday sale this year. The offer typically includes all sale items as well so if you’re lucky you can save up to 60% off on select items. Tory Burch has been running this same deal these last few years now (since 2015) so we’re 98% confident that we’ll see the same offer in 2022. From 2012 through 2014 their offer was similar but you needed to reach a higher minimum purchase thresholds to get the full 30% off on your order.

Free shipping is typically also included for those shopping their site. Unfortunately for those of you overseas, the sale is usually restricted to shoppers in the U.S. and Canada only.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

Tory Burch is one of those stores that won’t make you camp out all night on Thanksgiving day in order for you to take advantage of their best deals. They usually start the sale a week before Thanksgiving and end it right after Cyber Monday.

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM PT.
  • Rumored end time: Tuesday December 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT.

You’ll have to check the store nearest you for opening hours as some locations may not be open on Thanksgiving day.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Ah, yes, the dreaded exclusions that are always found in the fine print in the terms and conditions. Here’s a look at the excluded items that are likely to make it into this year’s Black Friday sale terms at Tory Burch:

  • Styles from the Ella, Fleming, Gemini Link, McGraw and Robinson collections.
  • Select Minnie and Miller styles.
  • All Tory Sport Ruffle Sneakers.
  • Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry collection.
  • Most fragrance, beauty, eyewear, and watches.
  • Fitbit Alta and Fitbit accessories.
  • Tory Burch Foundation products and other charity items.
  • Gift cards, taxes and shipping.

Where To Shop?

Tory Burch typically runs their Black Friday sale online at ToryBurch.com and at all of their retail locations in the United States and Canada. Just keep in mind that some Tory Burch outlet stores may be excluded from the deal (although some sort of sale is still expected from those stores over Thanksgiving weekend as well).


Today’s Deals

Are you one of those people who hates to wait? Then here’s what’s currently on sale at Tory Burch.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

We’ve included last year’s Black Friday ad from Tory Burch for your reference, including the official terms and conditions.


Questions? Comments?

Have you run across some confirmed news, rumors, or leaks from Tory Burch? Then be sure to let us know what you’ve seen in the comments section below.

Swarovski Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Swarovski Black Friday 2022 Predictions

During these last few years in a row, Swarovski’s Black Friday sales have been pretty much the same: 25% off storewide on all full priced items and up to 50% off a full page of sale/clearance priced items. Last year that included up to 50% off on select watches. For those of you shopping online, free shipping starts on all purchases of $75 or more.

The sale typically runs all Thanksgiving weekend long — From Friday through Cyber Monday. Just keep in mind that some of their best deals may sell out early. If something that you wanted to get is not available at your local Swarovski boutique then you may be able to find it online.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Wednesday November 25, 2020 (the day before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

The start and end times may vary by location. Contact your local store for their extended holiday hours.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

In terms of offer exclusions, there are a few items and product categories that are typically excluded. Here are some of the most important things you should know:

  • You can not combine any other discounts along with the storewide Black Friday discount. That includes the 10% off coupon code you may have received when signing up for Swarovski’s email newsletter.
  • The following product categories are usually excluded from any discounts: Limited and annual editions (such as their Christmas ornaments), SCS exclusive products, Crystal Myriad items, pen refills, eyewear and the Nirvana collection.
  • Offer excludes gift card purchases, delivery charges and taxes.

Where To Shop?

Swarovski runs their Black Friday sale both in their official stores and at swarovski.com. What’s nice is that their sale is typically not only for shoppers in the United States but also available at Swarovski’s international locations throughout Europe and Asia. Just keep in mind that the offer section will vary by store with more items available on their site.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below is a copy of last year’s Black Friday newsletter that made it to our inbox early in the morning on Black Friday.


Questions & Comments

Do you already have your next Swarovski gift picked out? Or are you planing on buying something shiny for a special lucky person in your life? Leave a comment below.

Sorel Black Friday 2022 Ad, Sale & Deals

Our Sorel Black Friday 2022 Predictions

Sorel’s Black Friday sales have been pretty much consistent these last few years. Assuming the Coronavirus pandemic won’t change Sorel’s marketing strategy then you an expect to see the following deals coming up this Thanksgiving weekend:

  • Up to 50% off a few pages of sales shoes for men, women and kids.
  • 25% off nearly everything else that is not on sale (most full priced items).
  • Different daily doorbuster deals all Thanksgiving long, ending on Cyber Monday.
  • Free shipping on all online orders with no minimum purchase required

Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Wednesday November 25, 2020 (the day before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: Cyber Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

Generally, Sorel’s Black Friday sale runs all Thanksgiving weekend long and into Cyber Monday. However they like to run different daily deals each day throughout the sale so it’s always a good idea to check their site daily to not miss out on any good bargains.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Any storewide sales from Sorel always come with a list of exclusions and exceptions. Here’s a few of the important ones that we’re expecting to see again here in 2020:

  • Sale prices will be as marked and cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons.
  • Offers available for U.S. customers only, while supplies last.
  • Some shoes and collections will be excluded. Last year those were the following: Blake Lace, Cate Tall, Cate Lace, the Harlow Collection, the Emelie Collection, the Evie Collection, the Out N About Collection, Atlis Caribou, Atlis Axe, Atlis Chukka, the Madson Collection, Cheyanne Metro Lace, Cheyanne Metro Hi, and Cheyanne Metro Chelsea.
  • No discounts offered on shipping fees, taxes or gift card purchases.

Below are the official terms and conditions from last year’s Black Friday sale.


Where To Shop?

Sorel’s Black Friday sale is typically offered at sorel.com and at all Sorel retail locations within the United States. Sorel outlets and third party stores do not participate in the same promotion.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of Sorel’s current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for new daily additions to their clearance section as we approach Thanksgiving weekend.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below is an official copy of last year’s Black Friday email newsletter that we received from Sorel. It’s one of several that made it into our inbox over Thanksgiving weekend.


Questions & Comments

What are your favorite shoes from Sorel? Are you you looking for a good deal on a pair of winter boots or something to replace your worn out hiking boots? Leave your comments below!