Topic: Black Friday

Support Small Business Saturday: 7 Gifts That Are Better From Small Businesses

Support Small Business Saturday: 7 Gifts That Are Better From Small Businesses

There’s a misconception that small businesses are always selling things for high prices; in fact, lots of smaller stores will actually bargain with you on prices and have their own great sales. So, why not put down the 15 all-the-same ornaments from the giant bargain store and instead hop downtown, uptown or even online to find some great gifts? Plus, you’ll be getting a one-of-a-kind gift for the one-of-a-kind people in your life. Everybody wins! More »

Etsy Black Friday Sales: A Roundup Of Clean Beauty Bargains

Etsy Black Friday Sales: A Roundup Of Clean Beauty Bargains

You can support independent artisans and avoid real-world Black Friday craziness at the same time by shopping Etsy Black Friday sales. Browse to your heart’s content by searching for “Black Friday Etsy” and “Cyber Monday Etsy.” For the less ambitious, we present the fruits of our own searching: A compendium of stellar sales on handmade clean beauty products from vegan soap to organic lip gloss to men’s activated charcoal aftershave. More »

Wal-Mart Is Starting Black Friday Early This Year. Thanksgiving DUIs and Blu-Ray Violence, Here We Come!

Wal-Mart Is Starting Black Friday Early This Year. Thanksgiving DUIs and Blu-Ray Violence, Here We Come!

Wal-Mart is starting Black Friday 2012 early this year, welcoming customers to their heavily discounted aisles at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Because if Black Friday violence is going to be their Thanksgiving tradition, they might as well make it happen on the actual holiday, amirite? But really, rolling back Black Friday deals could pretty much ruin the holiday with drunk driving and Blu-Ray fights. More »

Black Friday: 8 Germiest Places At The Mall

Black Friday: 8 Germiest Places At The Mall

You may be able to pick up some great bargains at the mall on Black Friday, but if you’re not careful, you could also pick yourself up some E. coli or staphylococcus by way of someone else’s feces or nostril phlegm–because, you know, no one washes their damn hands anymore. Fox News recently had a panel of experts weigh in on the most germ-infested places at the mall, and here are the ones to avoid–or at least break out the hand sanitizer before and after touching. More »

Black Friday Fitness: 9 Exercises You Can Do While Standing In Line

Black Friday Fitness: 9 Exercises You Can Do While Standing In Line

Standing in line on Black Friday discounts and sales is an epic post-Thanksgiving tradition for many of us, and it’s also one that hijacks your morning exercise. And if you carbo load like I do on Thanksgiving, you could definitely use the morning workout to help flush some of the extra glucose out of your system and get your blood sugar back to normal. We know there’s not much hope of convincing you to head to the gym instead of the lines at Best Buy and Target, so we dug up a few exercises so that you can complete a few circuits while you’re staking out a spot in line. More »

Shopping Under Pressure: Cyber Monday Psychology

Shopping Under Pressure: Cyber Monday Psychology

If your shopping budget wasn’t completely sapped by Black Friday sales, it’s now Cyber Monday, and instead of catching up on work emails, you’re probably sifting through enticing online sales and contemplating whether you should go for those boots that are on sale an com with free shipping. Am I right? But according to Psychology Today’s blog, you’re probably making shopping decisions differently than you normally would – and you might end up with the wrong stuff in your closet because of it. More »

Outrageous Advertisements of Yore: 10 Gifts We Don’t Want to Buy on Black Friday

Outrageous Advertisements of Yore: 10 Gifts We Don't Want to Buy on Black Friday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday; whatever the reason, this is the season for outrageous advertisements telling us what to buy between now and Christmas. We’re already sick of the constant ads and Christmas music (yes, it starts before Thanksgiving now), but then again, ads have come a long way since the sexist, misogynistic stuff dug up by the French news site, OWNI.eu. They found 48 ads that would never be allowed today; we think they (appropriately) bring a little dark humor to Black Friday. More »

Buy Nothing Day 2010: This Black Friday, Will You Buy or Boycott?

Buy Nothing Day 2010: This Black Friday, Will You Buy or Boycott?

We’ve never seen the appeal of getting up at dawn on the day after Thanksgiving to compete against hoards of shoppers to get the best deals. (Have they even heard of eBay?) But now that the green movement is in full swing, we can blame our Black Friday boycotts on anti-consumerism rather than our own lazy, antisocial habits. So, instead of celebrating sales, we’ll be participating in Buy Nothing Day next Friday. More »