Thursday, November 10, 2011

Some Walmart Black Friday Deals!

They may as well call it Black Thursday. Joining a slew of other national retailers, Wal-Mart said it too will open its doors nationwide on Thanksgiving night.

Not to be one-upped by Target, which recently announced it would open at midnight on Black Friday, Wal-Mart said it will kick off its Black Friday deals at 10 p.m. on Thursday.

"Our customers told us they would rather stay up late to shop than get up early, so we're going to hold special events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday," Duncan Mac Naughton, Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer, U.S., said in a statement.

Starting at 10 p.m., Wal-Mart is offering doorbuster deals on toys, clothes and home accessories like $5 Barbies marked down from $19, jeans for less than $10, children's pajamas sets for $4.47 and a Black & Decker Coffeemaker for $9.44.

Then at midnight, the retailer said it will begin discounting electronics as well. Deals include a Samsung 51-inch plasma TV for $498 down from $649, a Kodak 14 megapixel camera for $49 and a Magellan GPS for $69, marked down from $89.

Another round of discounting will start at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the weekend, Wal-Mart said. Among those deals will be Goodyear tires starting at $59, a Vizio 42-inch 3D LED Wi-Fi HDTV for $598 and a selection of DVDs for $1.96 each.

This is the earliest look at the retailer's highly anticipated doorbuster deals, which are not usually released until the week of Thanksgiving. Last week, the retailer said it would give customers who sign up at or an even earlier preview of its Black Friday sales.

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For hard-core deal hunters, the retailer is also offering a downloadable map for all of its stores on its Facebook page so they can map out their route before they start shopping.

As the holiday season gets underway, retailers will have to work harder to motivate shoppers -- even on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, said Tom Julian, president of Tom Julian Group, a retail consultancy in New York.

"I expect there will be more Thanksgiving openings from other groups as a result," he said. "It's a marketing maneuver for those that really want to own Thanksgiving to Black Friday."

Best Buy, Macy's and Kohl's have already announced openings at midnight.

But getting shoppers in the mood to spend has been particularly difficult for retailers, as Americans feel increasingly protective of their discretionary dollars.

Last year, Black Friday sales totaled $11.8 billion, according to a report by research firm IBISWorld. This year, sales are expected to increase by only 1.2% to just under $12 billion.

Wal-Mart has also announced a number of additional shopping incentives in recent weeks, including price matching from now until Dec. 15, layaway on purchases over $15, free shipping on most products, no interest on Wal-Mart credit card purchases if they are paid for in full within six months, and a 10-cent discount on each gallon of gas bought at participating Murphy USA or Wal-Mart stations.

Information on Scheduling a coupon workshop


Save Money in a Tight Economy

Couponing is growing in popularity due to TLC’s Extreme Couponing but it’s also becoming important for families because of today’s economy with rising gas and grocery prices.  The cost of groceries is on the rise and they’re not expected to go down anytime soon. 

The workshop will teach you the basics from how to find coupons to making your shopping list to maximizing your savings by using coupons on sale items.  The class will also cover organizing skills and what to look for in the store.

The workshop would also cover how couponing combined with sales will make your savings more and how you can save money even without using coupons. Budget saving tips & tricks are taught as well as the basics from how to find coupons to making your shopping list to shopping without spending several hours each week! The workshop usually lasts around 2 hours. I give out door prizes as well as some very helpful websites.

I would need a location to hold at LEAST 15 people or more and the cost is $225 for up to 15 people (the breakdown on that is $15 per person) and then anyone after that would be $15 per person. 

If you’d like more information about Couponing Workshops please call Teresa Robertson at 573-836-2133 or email her at

Monday, November 7, 2011

HOT COCOA MIX for $0.34!!!!

Paul’s Supermarket: Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix ONLY $0.34

Thanks Saving at the Lake

Here is a great deal on hot cocoa at Paul’s: (Just in time for cold weather too!)
Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix, 10 ct – $0.89
Use $0.55/1 Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix printable
Final cost: $0.34