BLACK FRIDAY FORECAST! + TEN $25 amazon gift cards

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you guys. it's coming. the biggest shopping day of the year. and it's only 10 days away!!!

you know what i'm talking about. BLACK FRIDAY.

and instead of doing all the work yourself, making your head spin looking at every ad and every store and every deal, i'm just going to make it WAY easy on you. i've even hired a team of elves (not kidding!) for next week to help me cover everything. we will have toys, TVs, clothing, electronics, all your black friday wants and hopes and dreams! it's all going to be covered right here.

i have maps, plans, and top-secret black friday insider info from SEVERAL retailers that are totally under wraps but i can't wait to unveil here for you! i'll be taking THANKSGIVING DAY OFF to spend with my family (like everyone else should) but i'll be firing things up later that night HERE on the blog. like way after the turkey is all eaten and the dishes are done and kiddos are in bed. and then the next day, BLACK FRIDAY, it's on. like donkey kong.

and if you want to go stand out in the cold, i'll have a map of where to get the best deal. it's coming TUESDAY 11/25 so watch for that. but if you want to shop black friday MY way, in your jammies, at home, where it's nice and warm, i'll have all the best deals right at your fingertips!

you're not gonna miss out on anything by staying home and shopping online, except maybe a human stampede. all the same deals are offered online these days, and some are even BETTER than the “loss-leaders” offered in-store. (loss leaders are a few majorly marked down items that retailers use to get you into their store to ultimately buy more!).

also, CYBER MONDAY is nowadays as big or BIGGER than black friday. you better believe i'll be covering all the goods on cyber monday too! with my elves. and lots of diet coke.

with cyber monday, black friday, and lots of pre-black friday deals coming up, don't be married to black friday! a deal might pop up in the next week on JUST what you want, and it may not repeat on BF. so don't be afraid to jump on something that looks like a killer deal, here or elsewhere.

have a tip for me? find something amazing? email me!! corrine(at) i LOVE when readers help me out!

don't want to miss a thing? here are a few tips to get you warmed up for the big day:

bookmark the amazon black friday page. do it now. and as black friday gets closer, the amazon lightening deals will get better. here are some good ones today, for example:

skip hop tummy time mat – $25.88 (reg $35). these are so often super ugly. this one is cute!
barbie ride-on jeep – already marked down to $224 (reg $299), even cheaper on lightening deals at 12:00 PST
john deere mini power loader – already marked down to $185.74 (reg $200), even cheaper on lightening deals at 1:00 PST

starting today, i'll be posting the best amazon lightening deals to my FACEBOOK PAGE. if you want to be sure to not miss anything, hover over “liked” and click “get notifications.” that means as soon as a deal goes live on my blog, you'll get a notification about it! sometimes i don't even have time to blog about every single deal around black friday time but i can post them to facebook, so get those notifications if you want to see the deals the moment they're available.

lastly, enter the GIVEAWAY BELOW and tell me what you're dying to find a deal on for black friday! i'll keep a running list and it will help me keep an eye out for whatever you need most! plus 10 people will get a $25 amazon gift card! so you totally have a great reason to enter. plus EXTRA ENTRIES will be popping up on my facebook page! so make sure you're following along there and keep an eye out for that.

thanks everyone for making this such a fun place and i can't WAIT to celebrate next week with you!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Anything baby for our little girl coming in January! Peg perego car seat, Mamaroo, Ergobaby carrier, just to name a few ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I can’t wait to see what deals you will be posting for Black Friday! This year I been kinda of lazy looking for the ads. I been looking at the amazon black friday deals everyday!

    What about Cyber Monday deals after the Black Friday sale?

    1. jackie YES! cyber monday will be even BIGGER than black friday!!! thanks for mentioning that, i meant to put it in the post but got so excited about BF that i forgot to mention haha! adding it now ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. We are looking for anything paw patrol for our son, and any great deals on baby girl stuff for our daughter due in February.

  4. An ipad deal or tablet steal is a MUST for me to be able to see my little niece grow up through Skype when I am not visiting. Family first especially during the holiday season!

  5. This year I am looking froward to te sale freshly picked will have and all the small business on IG, also the cyber Monday deals. And last to the kidkraft savanna dollhouse for my daughters birthday. Hoping amazon has a good deal on it on cyber Monday.

  6. AHH! what would I do without you?! As a fellow bargain hunter myself, you always amaze me with the deals you find! Thanks for all of your hard work, girl! XOXO

  7. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into finding great deals!! I’m so excited to see what you and your elves share!

  8. You are amazing, I dread Black friday for this reason and I am looking forward to it this year with your help! Thanks! Any Kids toys that are a killer deal that would be good for donating and my Husband would love a Wii U but it would need to be an amazing deal : )

  9. So I know this might be a longshot but I am looking for a really good deal on a nice brown leather breifcase/messenger bag for my husband, and was wondering if you could help. Thanks for posting all the awesome deals! Keeping my eyes our for the Babyliss blowdryer too! I didn’t snag it last time so I am really hoping for it to go on sale again for Christmas.

  10. I know I’m late to this party, but I would love for you to find a deal on a kitchaid mixer (the mint blue color preferably!) thanks!

    1. hey laura! even if we don’t find one ON black friday i’m always, always on the lookout for any bob duallie deal so i’ll be sure to post anytime i find one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. How about down comforters. O would like a nice one that’s warm but not extra warm . Thank you! When will you be posting all your deals?

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