Virtually every retailer in America is hosting big sales today. But you don’t have to leave your home or office to take advantage.
Despite the perception to the contrary, the majority of consumers are not hitting the stores today. For everyone wise enough to avoid traffic on roads and in store aisles today, here’s a top 20 roundup of e-retail promotions.
Pretty much every department store, electronics specialist, and other retail websites have special Black Friday offers this weekend, but we’re focusing mainly on those with across-the-board discounts on every item sold, so that there is no hunting and pecking for bargains. Whatever you want can be had for a substantial markdown off the original price. We’re talking deals like 40%, 50%, even 60% off everything sitewide—you know, the kinds of sales that make you regret ever having paid full price for anything at these stores:
Abercrombie & Fitch: There’s a 40% off everything sale on Black Friday, no promotional code necessary.
Aeropostale: There’s a 60% off everything sale (with a few exclusions) on Black Friday at the Aeropostale website, no promotional code necessary.
American Eagle: 40% off everything plus free shipping with any purchase, no promo code required.
Ann Taylor: Get 40% off sitewide with the code GET40. (That’s pretty good, though not quite as good as the 50% off offer that was available just for purchases on Thanksgiving Day 2013. It wouldn’t be surprising if another 50% off coupon surfaced, perhaps as soon as Cyber Monday.)
Apple Store: The rarely seen Apple Store promotion has surfaced on Black Friday, with free Apple Store gift cards included in various purchases — $75 with the purchase of an iPad Air, for instance, and a $150 card with every iMac or MacBook Pro bought.
Banana Republic: A discount of 40% is applied to your entire purchase with the use of the coupon code BRGIVING.
Calvin Klein: 50% off and free shipping for all orders placed on Black Friday.
Cold Water Creek: 50% off everything, plus free shipping on all orders, is available through 2 p.m. on Black Friday.
Delia’s: For November 29, the code BIG50 delivers a 50% off discount sitewide (and in store), with free shipping on all orders.
DC Shoes: 40% off your entire purchase, through November 29, no promotional code necessary.
Dockers: Use the code BLACKFRIDAY for 40% off sitewide on (duh) Black Friday.
Eddie Bauer: 30% off sitewide, plus free delivery and free return shipping is the early Cyber Monday deal (available right now, through December 2), with the code ICY at checkout.
Express: 50% off everything through noon on Black Friday, no coupon necessary.
Gap: Use the code BLKFRIDAY at checkout to get 50% off everything online. Everything’s half off in Gap stores on Friday too. (While Gap’s sister chain Old Navy is hosting a 50% off everything sale in brick-and-mortar stores on Friday, Old Navy doesn’t have an across-the-board discount online.)
Lands’ End: Through December 3, the coupon code WONDERLAND (pin: 3050) will get you 30% off purchases in store, online, or over the phone.
Lane Bryant: THANKSLB is the code to use for 50% off sitewide through December 1.
Levi’s: Free shipping and a 40% off discount are available for all Levi’s purchases made on Black Friday.
New York & Company: 50% to 70% off all merchandise, with free shipping included, no code needed.
Tommy Hilfiger: Use the code THTHANKS40 for 40% off everything on the site, through December 1.