Black Friday sales are usually announced in early November, but the buzz on the shopping market currently surrounds leaked Black Friday deals, which include sales from major retail outlets like Bath and Body Works, Target and MacMall.
Over the past few days, popular website BlackFriday.info has been exploding with news and chatter about Black Friday sales. Here’s a roundup:
Beauty retailer Bath and Body Works announced a VIP Bag for Black Friday. Valued at over $100, the bonus bag will appear in stores on Nov. 25 and retail experts are anticipating that the cost will be between $20 and $30.
Bath and Body's 2011 VIP tote bag will contain 11 products from the company's soon- to-be released "Be Enchanted" line. The bag includes Mistletoe Kiss hand soap, Cranberry Kiss lip-gloss, and Merry Mistletoe candle, among other products. The tote bag will also include a holiday guide with coupons that are valid on Black Friday and includes $10 off any purchase over $30.
One retailer that prepares prospective holiday shoppers by alerting them of discounts for the post-Thanksgiving retail frenzy is Target. The popular retailer unveiled a seven-page toy coupon and wish list book.
The book features products, like Fisher-Price Rock Star Mickey and Thomas & Friends merchandise, have the potential to be $5 off. Arguably the biggest discount can be used on a First Act Discovery drum set, which is currently valued at $79.99 and has the potential to be $20 off. Also, the $20 discount can be used on any battery-powered ride toy priced at $100 or more.
Another highly anticipated holiday gift guide was released on Wednesday from Apple superstore MacMall. According to BlackFriday.info, computer store's leaked Black Friday specials include $105 in savings on a 13.3-inch Macbook Pro as well as $164.01 off an 11.6-inch Apple Macbook Air.
With over 325,000 Facebook fans enthusiastically discussing their retail plans and entering the various sweepstakes on Black Friday Info's fan page, it is likely more retailers will leak Black Friday news in the coming days.