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10 Great Father’s Day Gifts (for Cheap)

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Father's Day GiftsIs it just me or does it feel like Mother’s Day was ages ago?  And yet, considering that Father’s Day has not yet arrived, I’m sure it couldn’t have been that long ago.  The good news is that after Father’s Day, there are no gift-giving holidays until Christmas (or maybe Thanksgiving if you’re not hosting).  The (somewhat) bad news is that it’s time to focus on the difficult task of finding an appropriate, inexpensive Father’s Day gift.  Fortunately for you, I’ve got 10.  Just consider this my Father’s Day present to all the men out there who need to buy gifts for their own fathers.

  • New photos for his office. If the man in your life still decorates his office with pictures of his kids from before Obama was inaugurated, Father’s Day is the perfect time to update his collection.  Surprise your husband or father by taking the kids to get portraits taken.  You can even get a free one at Picture People until the end of June.  New wallet-sized photos wouldn’t hurt either.
  • A good steak.  There’s a certain machismo associated with a good piece of beef, which is probably why your man always orders the steak over the chicken.  If you can’t afford a luxurious dinner out, spring for an expensive cut of meat that you wouldn’t normally buy, and allow him to grill it.  He’ll feel doubly manly and you’ll both be well-fed.
  • A tree.  It might sound silly, but a tree is actually an excellent present.  It’s not expensive, it’s great for the environment, and the recipient will remember you every time he looks at it.  If the father in your life doesn’t have his own garden, consider a bonsai tree.  If it was good enough for Mr. Miyagi, it should make a great choice for your man as well.
  • A rice pot.  Have you ever caught your man eating frozen pizza or ice cream (straight out of the container) for dinner because he was too lazy or (gasp!) uncomfortable in the kitchen to make healthier food?  If so, he might appreciate a rice pot, which can empower him to make rice easily with little or no measuring required.  If you get an extremely inexpensive rice pot as a Father’s Day gift, throw in a bottle of Iron Chef General Tzo’s Sauce, and you’ll give him the tools to make his own food for a month.
  • Movie tickets.  A great Father’s Day gift for under $25, a pair of movie tickets can allow Dad to feel guilt-free about seeing the latest action movie on the big screen.
  • Beer from a micro-brewery.  Whether your father likes to relax with a beer at the end of the day or to share with his friends during a big game, he’ll appreciate this thoughtful Father’s Day gift.
  • Expensive wine. Even on a $25 budget you can get a bottle of wine that is fancier than you’d likely buy otherwise.  Uncork it for your Father’s Day dinner or save it for another special occasion, when he’ll be able to remember your thoughtful Father’s Day gift and enjoy it fully.
  • Photo mug.  Choose a funny picture and order the mug to say Happy Father’s Day 2011 on one side, so that the recipient will smile with every sip.
  • His favorite TV show on DVD.  With the invention of TiVo, it almost seems like there’s no need for DVDs anymore.  But if your father or husband is a die-hard fan of a specific show, he may want to watch it on-demand, even if it’s off the air.  For a budget under $25, you’ll likely be able to afford only one season of your man’s favorite show – but this will provide hours of entertainment.  This Father’s Day gift will be especially handy when your man is sick, when he wants to exercise and there’s nothing else on TV, or when you need him to be entertained as he folds the laundry.
  • Wallet digital photo viewer.  You may think I’m partial to photo gifts, but actually, these make extremely appropriate Father’s Day presents, since the goal of the day is to celebrate fatherhood and family.  Wallet-sized digital photo viewers have been out long enough to be reasonably priced, but they’re still not very common, which makes them a cool gift for any dad.

Great Gifts for Mom for $25 or Less

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Mother's Day PresentsYour mother has invested time, money and energy into turning you into the person you are today.  But showing your appreciation doesn’t mean that you need to pay her back for all she’s done.  Instead, try one of these creative and meaningful Mother’s Day presents, and show Mom you care for under $25 bucks.

  • Personalized gel cell phone cover.  Sure, your mom can keep a picture of you (or your children) as her phone’s wallpaper – but that’s easy to change.  Your picture as a protective cover for her cell phone, however, is not as easy (or cheap) to change, and will remind her regularly how much you love her.  GelaSkins allows you to create a cell phone cover for over 80 models of cell phones, and prices start at only $14.95.
  • Personalized apparel.  If a personalized cell phone cover isn’t one of your favorite gifts for mom, why not try a personalized item of clothing?  There are many places to have t-shirts screened with a funny message or image, and to have clothing embroidered with a sentimental message (for example, Billy loves me!).  Put some thought into it, and your mom will truly appreciate this Mother’s Day gift.  (Helpful hint – buy your own clothing item on sale and bring it to a personalization company instead of buying their clothing to save money).
  • Bamboo plant.  Even women who aren’t good with plants will be able to maintain a bamboo plant, which has long been considered a token of good luck and an important element for those who appreciate the concept of feng shui.  A bamboo plant will last for years when watered once weekly, and may even live up to the standards ascribed to it.
  • Mommy cards.  If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift for a new mom, mommy cards may be just what you’re looking for.  Your friend, sister or daughter who is a new mom can use mommy cards to organize play dates, some of which may be even more valuable than any gift money can buy.  Try using a standard business card printing company such as VistaPrint, as designated mommy card companies charge more for the same product.
  • Computer game or Apple app.  If there’s a computer game that you love, why not get a copy for your mom so that you can play together online?  I know mothers and children who live in different states or continents who play games against each other regularly.  This can be a great way to stay connected and to keep the fun in the relationship alive.
  • Interesting bathroom book.  Many harried mothers can’t find much time for reading (unless you count reading children’s books).  In fact, a private moment in the bathroom may be the only time some mothers have to themselves.  A new bathroom book may be just what mom needs to decompress in her spare time, and it’ll definitely be one of the cleverest Mother’s Day presents she gets!
  • Prepared dinner for the family.  Most mothers I know dread making dinner for their brood because it requires not only forethought, but time and energy for both preparation and cleanup.  If you know a mother with children at home, making dinner for the family can be the best Mother’s Day gift ever.  (Warning – she may expect the same gift every year from now on).

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

Monday, January 10th, 2011

It’s hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is just over a month away – which may not be much time if you want to plan something fantastic, especially if you’re on a tight budget.  The good news is that you can find some great cheap Valentine’s Day ideas that will look expensive…if you start prowling for deals now.  Here are some great places to look:

Groupon – If you’ve never used Groupon, now’s the time to check it out.  Among the great deals I’ve seen recentlyCheap Valentine's Day Ideasare deals on facials and massages, restaurant deals, and interesting activities such as dance lessons (how romantic!), Segway tours and drinks at posh bars.  If you don’t find a deal in your area today, sign up for email alerts and wait for the perfect cheap Valentine’s Day idea to come to you!

Restaurant.com – If you enjoy eating out, you can score some great deals at Restaurant.com.  For extra savings, look for Restaurant.com coupons.  They change regularly, but chances are good that you can find a code for up to 80% off of their already discounted restaurant vouchers.

Shutterfly – Shutterfly is one of my favorite sites for photo gifts because it’s so easy to use.  You can find special deals here until January 12th, but if you’re not ready to commit to a meaningful (but cheap) Valentine’s Day idea now, don’t panic – the site always offers specials and coupons, so make sure to check back often, or to like my Facebook page for the latest in great photo deals and other deals.

Inexpensive Valentine's Day dates Discount travel websites – Few people would reject the notion of a romantic getaway, and there are some great places to find some awesome Valentine’s Day deals.  Try FareCompare’s iPhone app to get news about the latest deals, or use a last minute travel website as the day gets closer.  If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day getaway, it’s never too early to start looking for deals.  If you find one, book now – otherwise, enjoy the deals and spontaneity of making a last-minute decision.

Flowers – What woman doesn’t love a gorgeous bouquet of flowers?  Save money on delivery by ordering from your local florist and picking them up yourself, or order from a well-known site like 1800Flowers.com.  Save big by using online coupon codes which can be found on sites like CouponCabin.com and RetailMeNot.com.

Ice.com – Jewelry is always a great way to show someone you love them, and if you start shopping now, you’ll surely find some great deals.  In fact, Ice.com is having a winter clearance with prices up to 82% the original prices, there are some great bargains to be had.

Happy early Valentine’s Day,

Buying Bling Online – A Guide

Monday, December 13th, 2010

If you’re in the market for jewelry this winter, you’re in luck – despite the rise in the cost of gold, the cost of jewelry has risen less than 2% since last year.  In other good news, there are dozens of reputable online jewelry merchants to choose from, so you can buy bling online from the comfort of your own home.  But if you’ve never purchased jewelry online, I can understand why you’d be a bit apprehensive.  To make it easier, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places to buy jewelry online, as well as some tips that can make sure you shop safely.

If you value quality over a bargain, you can always shop at Tiffany & Co., a jeweler whose reputation speaks for itself.  Jewelry from Tiffany & Co. isn’t cheap, but if you’re not sure what to buy, you can pretty much ensure that you’ll pick a winner from this store.  You can rest assured that when shopping on the chain’s website you’ll receive items that are the same quality as those you’d find in-store.  And, with free holiday shipping, you’ll have no qualms about shopping online instead of in the store.

Another place to buy high-quality jewelry online is UniquePearl.com, which was voted among the best places to buy pearls by SmartMoney magazine.  But in case you’re looking for another testimonial, you can use mine – a few months ago I advertised a giveaway in which Unique Pearl was offering free pearl earrings.  The ones that I received were not only beautiful, lustrous pearls, but also constructed beautifully.  The one downside of Unique Pearl’s website is that it’s difficult to search by price unless you know exactly what type of pearl you want.  Still, it’s worth taking a look, as some interesting prices and pieces are available.  Prices range from under $100 to several thousands of dollars, and the company can also create custom pieces based on your specifications.

If you’re looking for dazzling bling at a price that won’t take your breath away, try Ice.com.   In contrast to Unique Pearl, this site makes it extremely easy to shop by price, and you can find a wide range of styles and designs.  Of course, if you don’t have a style in mind, you may find yourself overwhelmed with options.  Ice.com also offers user reviews and extremely zoomed-in images that can help you know exactly what to expect with your purchase.  Need another reason to shop at Ice.com?  You can save $25 on purchases over $89 here, for a limited time only.

Finally, it’s worth considering Overstock.com if you’re a true bargain hunter and you’re not necessarily looking for the flashiest of bling.  Overstock.com doesn’t offer genuine diamonds or gold, but it does offer interesting fashions in sterling silver, CZ and other semi-precious gems.

But no matter where you decide to buy bling online, make sure you stay safe by:

  • Avoiding independent sellers whenever possible.  Cybercriminals love creating fake sales ads and taking your money without delivering the product.
  • Using your credit card.  Purchases made with credit cards come with fraud protection and charges can be easily contested.
  • Checking the return policy.  If you’re nervous about purchasing jewelry online, make sure to confirm that it’s returnable if it doesn’t meet your expectations.
  • Reading reviews.  It’s always a good idea to see what other people have to say about a particular jewelry company before making a purchase.  Just keep in mind that if you’re reading reviews on their site, they may be edited or censored to remove negative reviews.
  • Considering secure shipping options.  If you’re concerned that your purchase shouldn’t get lost in the mail, you may want to pay a few extra dollars for secure shipping.

Good luck finding the perfect jewelry online!

8 Worst Holiday Gifts for Kids (Or, For Their Parents)

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

I recently wrote a post for Fat Wallet’s blog about the ten worst holiday gifts this year, and it got me thinking.  We spend so much time trying to find great gifts for our partner, our parents and our friends, but we’re not always as diligent when it comes to choosing gifts for the children in our lives.  Although we tend to think that children will be happy with almost anything, there are some gifts that they’ll be sure to hate.  What’s more, there are some gifts that children may love but their parents may hate, which of course will leave you in the doghouse, even if you become a favorite aunt or uncle.  So, without further ado, here’s my list for the eight worst holiday gifts for children in 2010.  I hope that adhering to this list will enable you to score points as fun adult this holiday season.

  1. Candy.  Every kid loves getting candy, but there are a few problems with this gift idea.  For starters, candy is a rather ephemeral gift.  Why would you want to be the favorite adult for only five minutes, while leaving a permanent spot open for the person who gives the kids something they can enjoy after the party as well?  And, of course, if you’re giving candy to children who aren’t yours, the parents will resent you for making their kids hyper and contributing to their expensive dental bills.  So, I’m going to suggest you skip the candy as a holiday gift this year.
  2. Money.  Gifting cash seems like an easy solution to the annual ‘what should I buy a kid’ conundrum, doesn’t it?   But if you consider that it giving a child cash may be just as useful as burning it with a match, you may want to reconsider.  If the child’s parents make him (or her) save the money, your gift won’t be appreciated by the child at all.  If the child is allowed to spend the cash, he’ll probably purchase something you consider ridiculous, like 10 packets of slime or yet another video game that will get lost in the shuffle.  And, of course, there’s always the chance that the child will choose to buy candy, which brings me back to my point above.
  3. Drums.  A gift guaranteed to be loved by children and despised by all adults (except for you, of course, since you’ll be the hero).  Drums often seem like a great idea, until the ghastly noise permeates every corner of your brain.  And, of course, in order to master the drums, a child will need lessons, which makes the gift about ten times more complex.  So, unless you’re going to foot the bill for the lessons and requisite earplugs, you may want to keep the drums far away from any children you know.
  4. Gloves.  Let’s face it – you can probably count the length of time that a child can find a matching set of gloves in seconds, not minutes.
  5. Anything requiring parental supervision.  Your child may fall in love with the easy-bake oven you bought as a holiday gift, but she’ll love you less if you don’t find time to do it with her.  Not only will it make a mess, but it’ll a significant time investment, which is, unfortunately, not something that every parent can afford regularly.
  6. Educational video games.  Are you trying to insinuate that your child/niece/nephew/godchild isn’t smart enough?  Or that they’re not too great at human interaction?  Perhaps you’re trying to prove that you’re a ‘serious’ adult, or that hours of video games aren’t harmful for children?  No matter what your intentions are, you probably won’t be hitting your mark by gifting educational video games.
  7. Inappropriate clothing.  I’m relatively certain that no explanation is required for this one.
  8. A pet.  Believe me when I tell you, a pet is a gift that keeps on giving.  And it may not always give back in a positive way.

So, before you head out to buy gifts for the little ones in your life, consider this list, think about how you can truly become a superhero, and make a responsible purchase.  Parents and children will thank you.

Free Shipping Day 2010 is Coming!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Black Friday is history, Cyber Monday is a memory, but mark your calendars – FREE SHIPPING DAY is on its way!  Over 1,000 online retailers will be offering free shipping on December 17th.  Among the online retailers that are slated to participate are:

  • Ann Taylor Loft
  • Brookstone
  • Circuit City
  • Dell
  • DSW
  • eBags
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Godiva
  • JCPenney
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Macy’s
  • Nike
  • Overstock.com
  • TigerDirect
  • Zappos

And more…see the full (and still expanding) list here.

As always, I’ll be monitoring the best deals the week before Free Shipping Day so that you can pair free shipping with serious savings.  I’m excited, are you?

Cyber Monday 2010 – Price Comparisons & Insights

Monday, November 29th, 2010

You’ve probably noticed that there are dozens (if not hundreds) of websites offering ‘exclusive’ Cyber Monday deals and coupons.  But there aren’t many (if any) that offer a solid price comparison on this season’s best-selling items.  So I took it upon myself to wake up in the wee hours of Cyber Monday 2010 to check out prices and identify which websites truly offer the best Cyber Monday coupons.  I compared prices on electronics at Walmart, Circuit City, Best Buy, TigerDirect and Amazon.  Here’s what I found:

iPod Touch – The standard price for the iPod Touch 8GB bundle is $229.99, but you can find some better deals if you look around.  Fortunately, I’ve already done the hard part for you!  One of my favorite deals is at Best Buy, where you can get a free Insignia GPS with the purchase of any iPod Touch (including the 8GB, which of course costs $229.99).  Score this deal (online only) here.  A word of warning – although the deal is available at the time of this publishing, I discovered on Black Friday that Best Buy often has very limited quantities of their best deals, so you’d better act fast if you want it.  Walmart comes in second with the 8GB bundle for $210, with free site to store shipping.  Amazon’s price is $214, while TigerDirect and Circuit City don’t offer the product at all.

Flip Ultra HD camcorder – The standard price for the Flip Ultra HD camcorder is $99.99 for the 4GB version and there aren’t many price reductions for Cyber Monday.  You can save a bit of money by purchasing a refurbished model, which is available for $69.96 on TigerDirect for the 4GB version and $99.99 for the 8GB Flip.  Amazon’s refurbished version is priced at $95.  As usual, refurbished versions are available in limited quantities only.  Best Buy loses this price war by selling the 4GB Flip for about $20 more than every other store.

Canon Powershot SD1300 12.1MP digital camera – This is one of the most popular pocket digital cameras of the year, and as a proud Canon Powershot owner, I can tell you it’s definitely a sturdy investment.  The camera is available in a range of colors from silver to bright orange.  The prices for this item were perhaps the most surprising.  Walmart, which prides itself on the lowest electronics prices, but its prices for this camera were not even close to its competitors.  Walmart is selling this camera on Cyber Monday for $149 with a free 2GB memory card.  In comparison, Amazon, the best place to buy the Canon Powershot, is offering the same product for $129.99 with a free 4GB memory card. Both stores do offer free shipping to home.  Target, TigerDirect and Circuit City all offer the camera for $129.99, but of those, only Target offers free shipping.

Where to find Cyber Monday coupons and extra savings:

  • Gift Card Granny has gift cards at prices below face value here.
  • If you’re looking for the ultimate Cyber Monday guide (and have time to sift through irrelevant stores), check out cybermonday.com.
  • Ebates, of course, can help you save an additional percentage on any of your online purchase.  If you’re not a member, you can also get a free $10 gift card for a limited time only.
  • Finally, you can check out savings.com for coupon codes that can be added to your favorite Cyber Monday deals.

My final piece of advice – if you’re shopping for yourself, don’t feel pressured to buy something just because it’s Cyber Monday.  My research indicates that prices weren’t dropped to unbelievable prices, and that they may still fall further, possibly after the holiday season.  If you’re not in a rush, showing restraint may pay off big in the long run.

Online Shopping Safety for Cyber Monday (and Beyond)

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Although it’s only a few years old, Cyber Monday has become one of the most anticipated online shopping days of the year.  Consumers who didn’t finish shopping on Black Friday, those who chose not to battle the crowds and those whoInternet shopping safety just can’t pass up a good deal will find themselves rushing to score some great Cyber Monday deals.  And, much like on Black Friday, the truly conscientious consumers will be logging on at midnight to make sure they get their favorite items before they’re sold out.  But with cybercrime at all time high and scam artists getting more creative each year, it’s a good idea to read the tips below before shopping on Cyber Monday (especially, but not only, if you life in New York, California, Florida, Washington D.C., Texas and Washington State, as those states have registered the highest number of complaints in recent years).  It’s also a good idea to share these tips with any friends you know who enjoy shopping online.

Missing auction items.  According to a 2009 study conducted by the FBI, over 30% of internet complaints result from consumers who purchase items on auction and then fail to receive them or receive an item that does not matched the description of the advertised product.

How to protect yourself:  Whenever possible, pay with a credit card.  The Fair Credit Billing Act protects you if you use plastic to pay for your purchase.  And, while many auctioneers don’t accept credit cards, you can still protect yourself by paying through PayPal with an account linked to your credit card.

Fake websites.  Nobody likes to think that they’d make a purchase from a fake website, but this form of online scam is becoming more popular with each passing year.  Phishing is a scam in which cyber thieves convince consumers to input their information into a fake website or email that looks remarkably similar to a legitimate website.  Over 5 million consumers are sucked into phishing scams each year, with an average loss of about $350.

How to protect yourself: For starters, make sure that your virus protection is up to date, and that your anti-spyware software is current.  Make sure that every site you buy from has a SSL, which looks like HTTPS in the url of the checkout page.  If you receive an email asking you to confirm your details, do not submit any information until you confirm the legitimacy of the email by contacting the online store that it came from.

Identity theft.  While some online scam artists steal only the amount of one purchase from each consumer, expert cyber thieves have found ways to lift your entire identity so that they can use your information for making future purchases at your expense.

How to protect yourself: Check your credit card bills regularly for suspicious purchases.  If you are concerned that you’ve been scammed, you should also call your credit card company immediately to get a report of the recent activity on your account.

5 Additional Ways to Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

  1. Shop on accredited sites. Accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is always a good sign, as is a seal from a recognized security system such as McAfee or VeriSign.
  2. Never input your information into a popup window.  One of the most common ways for cyber criminals to steal your information is to ‘hijack’ the website you’re shopping on by asking for your information in a popup window.  Be aware of this tactic and make sure never to input your information into a popup window.
  3. Know your prices.  The best way to ensure you’re getting the best deal is to know your prices, so that you can discern between really great deals and marketing hype.
  4. Use a ‘disposable credit card’.  While I don’t advocate being overly afraid to purchase items online, you may feel safer if you use a disposable credit card which will limit the amount that you can spend on the card so that even if it’s stolen, you won’t be robbed blind.  Most major credit card companies offer this service including American Express, Citibank, Bank of America and Discover.
  5. Keep your personal information private. There’s really no reason why you should need to provide your birthday or Social Security number when making standard purchases online.  Be wary of any website that asks you for especially personal information.

Stay tuned for Cyber Monday deals – coming soon!

Black Friday Deals 2010 Previewed (Part 2)

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Black Friday may only be 24 hours long, but for someone with a long shopping list, a passion for saving, and ample patience, chances are good that you can cram way more than a day’s productivity into those few hours.  The best way to do just that is to plan your strategy in advance – and my goal is to help you do just that, by sharing the best Black Friday deals with you in advance, so you’ll know what shops to hit when.  If you haven’t seen my first Black Friday post, check it out here.  If you’re looking for more great deals, keep on reading – there are hundreds of deals to be had, but I’ve included some of my favorites below to save you the hassle of comparison pricing.  Enjoy!

Kohl’s (November 26th-28th) – Stores open at 3am on November 26th, and early bird specials are available until 1pm (while supplies last).

**Get $10 of Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend on Wednesday, November 24th-Sunday, November 28th.  Credit can be used on purchases from November 29-December 6th.

Assorted jewelry with genuine gemstones – $9.99 and up.

Assorted slippers and slipper socks – $3.99-$13.99.

Assorted gloves – $1.99-$11.99.

Entire stock of shoes and boots – 30%-65% off.

Radio Shack – all purchases are interest-free if paid in full by January 2012.

AT&T Samsung gophone – $9.99 without airtime.  Cost is $2/day on days used for unlimited talk and text.

Samsung Bluetooth headset – $9.99.

Digital photo keychain – $9.99.

Satellite radio – $29.99

GameStop – stores open at 5am on November 26th.

3 free games with the purchase of a Wii or PS3.  Wii games include JustDance, Wii Sports, and Wii Sports Resort.  PS3 games include God of War I,II and III.

Wii Essential Gold Pack – $19.99.

Assorted sports games – $10 off.

B2G1 Free pre-owned games.

2010 Black Friday Deals Previewed

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

With only ten days until Black Friday 2010, stores are finally starting to roll out their upcoming deals, and let me tell you, it’s been worth the wait!  Of course, some of the best deals areBlack Friday deals only available at ungodly hours of the day (or night), but sometimes we’ve just got to sacrifice in order to save big.  I’ve scoured dozens of Black Friday deals for this year, and I’m listing some of my absolute favorites here (chosen based on price, of course!).  I hope to update you as more great sales are announced – and I’d love if you want to share with me where you’ll be shopping this Black Friday.

BJ’s (members only) – All deals valid while supplies last, November 26th-28th only.

Uniden DECT 1480 3 handset cordless phone – $29.99 after $20 instant rebate.  Mikasa 32 piece gourmet dinner set – $29.99.

Quaker oatmeal (plain) – B1G1 free.

Target – Friday, November 26th only.

**From 4am-10am at Target, get a free $10 gift card when you spend $100.

Assorted DVDs – oldies priced at $1.99 and up. Newer films priced at $5.99 and up.

Assorted board games and Leapster games- $15 each.  Includes some of my favorite board games including Blokus, Apples to Apples, Sequence and more.

Folding scooters – $17.

20 piece T-Fal cook set – $49.

Walmart – November 26th only.Black Friday sales 2010

eMachines 15.6” laptop – $198 (5am -11am only).

Assorted video games – $7 (all day).

Assorted DVDs – $1.96 and up (all day).

Children’s character sleepwear – $4 (all day).

Rubbermaid 40 piece storage set – $9.

Toys R Us – November 25th (after 10pm)-27th only.

Leapfrog learning laptop – $14.99.

Dippin Dots maker – $14.99.

Gaming t-shirts – B1G1 free.

Imaginarium 150 piece block set – $14.99.

Assorted Pavilion basic games – $1.99 (5am-1pm only).