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Shop Disney Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Disney Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Really good deals on official Disney merchandise like those we typically see on Black Friday don’t come around too often. That’s why you shouldn’t miss their sale if you’re on the hunt for Christmas presents for your kids. Just like last year, we’re expecting them to offer up to 50% off site and storewide across all category themes. You can see what some fo the featured offers were last year in the ad scan posted near the bottom of this page.

Just keep in mind that this year is unique with the global Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). It’s possible that Disney will be more aggressive with their discounts, possibly exceeding the 50% off threshold, to make up for lost revenue due to the extended park closures and loss of revenue that they’ve seen this year.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 6:00PM PT (the night before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: Sunday November 29, 2020 at 11:59PM PT or while supplies last.

Disney usually then comes back with a 48-hour Cyber Monday sale with 20% to 30% off your entire online purchase. Although you can expect the same items/categories that were excluded on Black Friday to also be excluded on Cyber Monday.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Generally speaking, Disney’s Black Friday sale is only valid on select, in-stock merchandise purchased and there will be a list of exclusions. Most notably, they usually exclude personalization charges, Disney Theme Park Tickets, gift cards, subscription products and services, and limited edition products. You’ll also find a handful of brands/collections that are ineligible for any discounts. You can see what those were last year in detail in the official terms found in the ad scan posted further down this page.


Where To Shop?

Disney’s Black Friday deals are typically offered at all Disney retail and outlet stores, Disney Baby stores, and at shopDisney.com. The sale is not applicable to Disney Parks and Resorts locations or Disney cruises.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of Shop Disney’s 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 one of several Shop Disney Black Friday ad that we received in our inbox last year. Note that the sale expiration date listed was Friday night but was later extended at the last moment to Sunday night.


Questions & Comments

Who’s your kid’s favorite Disney character? What toys or movies will you be bargain hunting for this Thanksgiving weekend at Shop Disney? Leave your comments below.

Zara Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Zara Black Friday 2020 Sale Predictions

Just like we’ve seen for the last six years in a row, you can expect Zara to once again bring back a huge Black Friday sale early starting in the last afternoon on Thanksgiving day. Last year it was 50% off select items but in the year’s before that it’s been 30% off site-wide and store-wide. No coupon is typically needed, the discount is taken at the register during checkout. You can expect to see something similar return for one day only.

One thing to keep in mind is that Zara’s Black Friday sale is usually very popular and as it is every year, their most popular items/sizes tend to sell out quickly. So if you plan on shopping online or in-stores then we recommend getting there early. But either way you’ll have to be quick because the sale is typically only valid for around 24 hours or so.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

Zara has been pretty much consistent with their Black Friday start and end times these last few years. Here’s what we’re expecting:

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST online and in stores when they open on Friday morning (scroll down the page to see last year’s early opening store hours). But if you had Zara’s app on your phone or tablet the you were given 1-hour early access to the sale when shopping online (starting 7:00pm EST). Due to the time change, in Europe the sale begins on Friday November 27, 2020 at 2:00am online (or 1:00am with the app) and in-stores when they open later on Friday morning.
  • Rumored end time: Friday November 27, 2020 at local store closing time. Online, the sale is expected to end at midnight PST.

What Are The Important Exclusions?

As always, some items may be excluded. That usually includes any non-clothing related items not in their current collection (i.e. gift cards, express shipping charges, etc.). Their Black Friday ads don’t usually include any terms so there’s usually no unexpected surprises.


Where To Shop?

You’ll be able to shop the sale at zara.com or your nearest store. For those of you in the U.S., all locations were closed on Thanksgiving day but opened earlier that normal on Friday. We’ve posted last year’s opening times below — We’re expecting the same hours here in 2020 as well.

In UK and across Europe we found that most Zara stores operated as usual on Black Friday with most locations opening at 10:00am local time. Although this may vary by country.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Although there’s not much more to see, we’ve included last year’s Black Friday ad from Zara for your reference. It usually hits our inbox in the morning on Thanksgiving day (if you’re joined to their newsletter then you probably see it too!).


Questions? Comments?

Have you run across some confirmed Black Friday news, rumors, or leaks from Zara? Then be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

Converse Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Converse Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Converse has been running just about the same Black Friday sale these last few years in a row so you can expect nearly the same or a very similar offer to return again here in 2020: 50% off all full price boots and up to 50% off just about everything else (some exclusions will likely apply). It’s a great time to pick a few pairs of your favorite sneakers as this is historically one of Converse’s best sales of the season.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Friday November 27, 2020.
  • Rumored end time: Sunday November 29, 2020 or while supplies last.

Generally, Converse’s Black Friday sale for most of Thanksgiving weekend so there’s no need to rush and shop early. If you happen to not find the styles you like on sale then be on the lookout for a new batch of offers emerging on Cyber Monday.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Because you’ll see any applicable discounts already applied in your shopping bag, it’ easy to see what will be excluded from the sale. Besides the expected exclusions like gift card purchases and alike, some product lines will not be part of the promotion. Historically these included any non-Converse items that they sell like Nike, Hurley or Jordan products; and select Custom, Chuck Taylor All Star, Cons, Jack Purcell, Limited Edition, and One Star styles. Converse will post this year’s terms on their site once the sale is live.


Where To Shop?

According to last year’s ad, Converse’s big Black Friday sale is only available exclusively on converse.com, only for those of you shopping within the United States. However, we’re expecting some pretty good deals at all U.S. Converse Factory stores as well but the exact offers will likely vary than those online.


Today’s Deals

We’re including a complete list of Converse’s current offers and coupons below. Keep an eye out for new shoes added to their clearance section as we head into Thanksgiving weekend.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

You’ll be able to see the messaging highlights from Converse’s Black Friday sale below.


Questions & Comments

What are your favorite Converse sneakers? Do you prefer high tops or low tops? Leave your comments below!

CB2 Black Friday Sale 2020

Our CB2 Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Similar to what you’ll see at other furniture stores, CB2 typically runs a buy-more save-more type of promotion. That’s where you’ll get a larger percentage discount as you buy more things in a single transaction. Here a look at the purchase thresholds from last year (we’re expecting these to stay the same here in 2020):

  • 15% off total orders of $100+
  • 20% off total orders of $1500+
  • 25% off total orders of $3500+

Free shipping was also offered on all eligible purchases of $29 or more (excluded furniture). Most furniture orders of $1199 or more was eligible for free local delivery.


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.

CB2 usually runs their Black Friday sale all Thanksgiving weekend, ending it on Cyber Monday. That means you’ll likely have plenty of time to browse their site or store before taking advantage of the offer.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Generally, CB2’s “shop more, save more” sales event over Thanksgiving weekend is only valid on full priced merchandise, including furniture.  It will likely not be applicable toward things like shipping charges, past purchases, returned merchandise, floor samples, and gift cards. We’re including CB2’s complete terms and conditions from last year’s sale below that highlight the remaining offer limitations that we typically see.


Where To Shop?

You’ll be able to shop CB2’s Black Friday sale at any CB2 retail store in the United States, by phone at 1-800-606-6252, or at cb2.com. Just keep in mind that selection will vary by store and you’ll have the best opportunity to find what you’re looking for on their site.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of CB2’s current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for new additions to their clearance section as we head into Thanksgiving weekend.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Here’s a copy of CB2’s Black Friday ad that was part of their email campaign last year. It includes the purchase thresholds that you had to reach to get the respective order discounts.


Questions & Comments

What new furniture or home decor is on your holiday shopping list? Already know what you’ll be picking up at CB2? Leave your comments below.

Swarovski Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Swarovski Black Friday 2020 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.

ASICS Black Friday Sale 2020

Our ASICS Black Friday 2020 Predictions

We’re expecting ASICS to repeat a similar Black Friday sale from last year: 30% off and free shipping site-wide on nearly all shoes, apparel and accessories. Just a few items were excluded from the offer (see the official terms below for what those were). The sale lasted all Thanksgiving weekend long so there was no rush to shop early.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving day).
  • Rumored end time: Cyber Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

ASICS’ Black Friday sale last year begin on Thanksgiving day and ended on Cyber Monday. However they offered select styles at a pre-Black Friday sale event also at 30% off in the week leading up to the long weekend.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

If we assume ASICS runs (pun intended!) a similar store-wide percentage-off sale as they did last year, then you can expect to see some shoe models to be excluded from the offer. You can see the complete list of what those were in the official terms and conditions listed below.

Other than that, standard exclusions applied just like what we usually see at other stores. Those include gift card purchase, taxes, shipping charges, and previous purchases, all of which are ineligible for any additional discounts. On top of that, it’s possible certain quantity limits may be in place to discourage unauthorized resellers and prevent fraudulent transactions.


Where To Shop?

ASICS’ official Black Friday sale is only available for U.S. customers shopping at asics.com. In normal circumstances you could also expect some pretty good deals at ASICS Factory Outlet stores over Thanksgiving weekend. But with the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we’re not sure how this will impact retail shopping this year.


Today’s Deals

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


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Here’s a copy of ASICS’ Black Friday ad that was part of their email campaign last year. We received it early on Friday morning. Enjoy!


Questions & Comments

Do you already have a favorite pair of ASICS running shoes? Or are you looking out for the best bargains that come up this Thanksgiving weekend? Leave your comments below.

Ancestry Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Ancestry Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Ancestry DNA kits have been among the best selling Christmas gifts these last few years in a row. That’s not surprising because it’s become relatively inexpensive to open up a wealth of information about your heritage and family linage through one of these simple tests. And with recent accuracy improvements and substantial increases database information, it’s one of the best times to try it out.

Fortunately, Black Friday is coming up and Ancestry historically runs one of their best sales of the year over Thanksgiving weekend. Based on last year’s sale, here’s what we’re expecting them to offer this year:

  • $50 off their most popular AncestryDNA kit.
  • $70 off AncestryHealth Core (not available in NY, NJ or RI).
  • All Ancestry gift membership plans on sale for 50% off the list price.

Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving day).
  • Rumored end time: Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

Generally, Ancestry’s Black Friday sale runs all Thanksgiving weekend long and into Cyber Monday. They typically have some deals leading up to the long weekend but we’ve noticed that they are not as good so, if nothing changes, it’ll be worth it to wait until then.


Where To Shop?

Ancestry’s official Black Friday offer is typically only available when ordering at ancestry.com. However, keep your eyes open for other deals on Ancestry DNA kits this Thanksgiving weekend from popular resellers like Best Buy, Target and Amazon.


Today’s Deals

A complete list of Ancestry’s current offers and coupons are listed below (updated daily). Enjoy!


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below is a screenshot of last year’s Black Friday messaging as seen on Ancestry’s homepage. Image credit: Blacker Friday.


Questions & Comments

Where do you think your ancestors come from? Are you looking to reconnect with long lost family members? Leave your comments below!

American Girl Black Friday Sale 2020

Our American Girl Black Friday 2020 Sale Predictions

American Girl is one of those stores that typically runs their Black Friday sale all Thanksgiving weekend long, online starting on Thursday night (Thanksgiving day) and in-stores on Black Friday morning when doors open at 8:00AM. Last year online shoppers could pick up 50% off on special collections and doll accessories (most of the best sellers sold out in a matter of hours) and 10% to 20% off on top of that with a storewide coupon code. Be on the lookout for a similar deal to return again for 2020.

But what about their dolls, aren’t they also on sale? Yes and No. If the store-wide coupon returns this year then you’ll be able to pick up your favorite American Girl doll at a discount. That should include Joss Kendrick, the competitive cheerleader and a surfer from southern California, who’s the the 2020 girl of the year. Just don’t expect to see any of the popular dolls clearance priced.


Expected Black Friday Sale Start & End Times

— Rumored start time, online: Thursday night, Thanksgiving day on November 26, 2020.

— Rumored start time, in-stores: 8:00AM on Friday November 27, 2020.

— Rumored end time: Sunday November 29, 2020 online and in-stores.

Just keep in mind that regardless if you’re shopping online or in-stores this year, everything is “while supplies last”. Last year we saw some of the most popular outfits and accessories sell out quickly so it’s a good idea to plan on shopping as early as you can if you have your heart set on a specific item.

If you happen to miss out on American Girl’s Black Friday sale this year then you’ll get your second chance on Cyber Monday. Last Year they offered 20% off all orders of $100 or more during their Cyber Monday sale.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

As always there will be some exclusions when taking advantage of American Girl’s Black Friday deals. Online they had their deals posted a special page so it was pretty much straight forward what was included and what wasn’t. In-stores all the sale items were clearly marked so if an item didn’t have a sale tag on it then it wasn’t included. You can view last year’s official terms and conditions posted in the ad copy located further down this page.


Where To Shop?

American Girl runs their Black Friday sale at all of their retail locations throughout the country as well as at americangirl.com. Just keep in mind that all stores were closed on Thanksgiving day last year.


Today’s Deals

We all know that wherever you shop on Black Friday it gets busy. Real busy. But if you’re lucky you won’t need to wait as American Girl already has some pretty good pre-holiday deals posted on their site. And of course we’re tracking them all! See below for a look at all of their current offers available today.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

See below for a copy of the Black Friday ad that was emailed to folks early on Black Friday morning (source: BlackerFriday.com).


Questions? Comments?

Do you know something that we don’t? Have you found some really good deals on America Girl dolls, clothes or accessories worth sharing? Then please leave your comments below with all the details.

Adidas Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Adidas Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Your favorite sneakers at 50% off? Yup, that’s what we’re expecting assuming Adidas brings back the same Black Friday sale as they did last year.

Last year Adidas offered 100+ of shoes, apparel and accessories at up to 50% off. The sale was live at adidias.com and at all Adidas Sports Performance and Adidas Originals stores within the United States. You just had to shop quickly as many of their most popular deals sold out in a matter of hours.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Wednesday November 25, 2020 (two days before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: Saturday November 28, 2020 or while supplies last.

You’ll notice that the Black Friday sale at Adidas usually begins a day before Thanksgiving and ends on the Saturday after Black Friday. But they basically extend the same offer through Cyber Monday but you have to be joined to their “Creators Club” to unlock the best discount (you can sign up for free on their site).


What Are The Important Exclusions?

The Black Friday deals at Adidas are limited to just a predefined list so really only the items that are there on sale. Just remember that there will be limited colors and styles with no substitutions allowed. Like everywhere else, the sale will be limited to in-stock merchandise which may sell out before the officially posted offer end date. U.S. based customers only.


Where To Shop?

You can expect the same Black Friday offers to be available at all Adidas Sports Performance stores, Adidas Originals stores and at adidas.com.  Adidas Factory Outlet stores and Adidas Clearance Stores do not participate in the same offer.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of Adidas’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 Adidas’s Black Friday email newsletter that we received from them last year. It includes a copy of their official terms and conditions.


Questions & Comments

Do you have a favorite pair of Adidas sneakers? 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. And if you’ve seen any really good deals on Adidas merchandise then we’d also love to know about it!

Sorel Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Sorel Black Friday 2020 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!