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Let's Discuss: Are Black Friday Ad 'Leaks' Actual Leaks?

This week, a Black Friday deal leaked when a LEGO fanatic received an order that somehow included the Black Friday promotional item for next month. What a clumsy mistake... or was it? We look at the reality of Black Friday ad "leaks."

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions for 2014: Fill Your House With Deals

The Black Friday season is an excellent time to score deals on electronics of all kinds, and we're not just talking about TVs and laptops. You'll find everything from large appliances to kitchen electrics to power tools included in Black Friday ads, with doorbuster prices that beat anything we'll see the rest of the year. Read on for our in-depth analysis of the best Black Friday Home Goods deals.

10 Best Coupons of the Week: Get 50% Off an Amazon Subscribe & Save Order

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Take 50% off your first Amazon Subscribe & Save order, get $25 off select $50 orders at ThinkGeek, and cut 30% off at Eddie Bauer.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

Best Halloween Deals: Up to 40% Off Pet Costumes at Target

Halloween procrastinators, now is the time to buy if you want to score that popular costume. Halloween shipping deadlines are looming, so we've rounded up some spook-tacular sales on costumes, decor, and more. Read on to see the best Halloween deals from Hotels.com, Target, Spirit Halloween, and Chipotle, among others.

The Floodgates Are Open: The First Black Friday Ad is Here

Ready or not, Black Friday ads are here. To kick off the holiday season, we have our first sales circular leak courtesy of Black Friday veteran Harbor Freight. So now that the holiday seal is broken, here's what else you can expect from retailers in the coming weeks.

Thanksgiving Will Top Black Friday for the Best Deals

One of the biggest myths about Black Friday is that the best deals will be on Friday itself. But if Black Friday is no longer the starting point, when should shoppers be looking? And is Cyber Monday as good as it seems?

Stampedes, Stocks, and Savings: 16 Black Friday Myths Busted

For seasoned shoppers, Black Friday offers an endless array of best-of-year sales. However, not all the deals are good, and for the uninitiated, Black Friday can be overwhelming. Plus, with so many conflicting views on the holiday, it can be easy for a shopper to "do it wrong." So we're here to dispel the Black Friday myths from reality so you can shop smartly this year.

Black Friday Game & Toy Predictions 2014: You'll Actually Find 'Frozen' Deals!

While TVs and other electronics get all the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, toys and video games have emerged to be a weighty presence during the shopping holiday. If you're a gamer or adult who has kids' toys on the brain, it's a good time to score an Editors' Choice deal. So what prices and sales can you expect to see?

Black Friday Streaming & Blu-ray Predictions for 2014: 80% Off Popular Movies

With the trend towards cable cutting growing ever stronger, shoppers are increasingly interested in streaming media devices that allow them to cast movies, shows, and general videos to their big-screen TVs. Black Friday will bring a wealth of discounts on the myriad options now available. And for those of you who still prefer having the physical copy in-hand, we're also expecting amazing deals on Blu-ray movies as well.

Black Friday Beauty Predictions for 2014: BOGO Sales on Steroids

We tend to focus on techy things for the Black Friday predictions, but that doesn't mean the soft goods retailers aren't crushing it, too. For instance, did you know that we see a big surge in beauty and grooming deals around Black Friday?

Black Friday Shoe Predictions for 2014: Watch Out for Shipping Requirements

Shoe lovers may find themselves doing a bit of gambling on Black Friday — do you buy that coveted pair the minute the price drops, or wait for Cyber Monday and potentially score a better deal? Fortunately for you, we tracked in-store and online shoe sales all the way back to 2011, and we're ready to take the mystery out of your Black Friday shopping with our 2014 predictions.

Apple Black Friday Predictions for 2014: The New iPad Air Will Be on Sale

Contrary to what many people think, Apple items do go on sale, and Black Friday is an especially good time to snag a deal on an iDevice. So what's the best way to get Apple goodies on sale? Rule number one: Do not buy from Apple.

Black Friday Clothing Predictions for 2014: Sales Start Early in the Week

You might not think of clothes when it comes to Black Friday, but many apparel stores will actually offer their best discounts of the entire year in late November. Here's how you can score Editors' Choice deals from American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, REI, and more.

Black Friday iPhone & Android Predictions 2014: Get Ready for $0 Smartphones

Smartphone sales tend to flourish during the holidays, and this Black Friday will be no exception. Orders of Apple's new iPhones have already topped 4 million, whereas Android is still dominating the market with smartphones that are almost three times cheaper than Apple's handhelds. As we approach Black Friday, here are the smartphone prices you can expect from retailers and carriers alike.

Black Friday Tablet Predictions for 2014: The Best Year Ever for Deals

It's been a roller coaster ride for tablet prices this year, and when we examined current trends, we noticed that this Black Friday could usher in one of the best years ever for tablet deals. So what prices can you expect for iPads, as well as Android and Windows tablets?

Black Friday Laptop Predictions for 2014: Ultraportables Will Be the Best Buy

With new designs, improved displays, and better hardware, laptops are hoping to recapture the spotlight from their tablet rivals this holiday season. After last year's dismal sales, the laptop industry as a whole showed some signs of life this year — but manufacturers aren't out of the woods yet, as fierce competition has created a cutthroat market. All of this means that we could be in store for some excellent laptop deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday TV Predictions for 2014: Get Ready for Big-Screen Doorbusters

For consumers looking for rock-bottom prices, November is hands-down the best time of year to purchase a new TV, since these items are the crown jewel of many Black Friday sales. However, it's important to be able to sort the good from the bad when perusing the ads, so we've analyzed TV deals from the past several years to make some predictions about what prices to expect during Black Friday 2014.

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.

13 Ways Black Friday 2014 Will Be Different

Yes, it's only the first week of October, but it's time to start talking about Black Friday. After all, preparation is the best way to manage your expectations and get the best deals possible once the big day is upon us. In that spirit, here's our annual list of the ways in which Black Friday will be different this year!

Best Black Friday Toys: Save big on Star Wars, Monsters University, and LEGO

December may be the best time to buy toys, but there's still a lot of great Black Friday toy deals around. Give in to your inner child's pleadings and check out all these Editors' Choice toy sales like a Monsters University plush for just $10 and free shipping at LEGO Shop. But be quick! These in-demand deals have a habit of disappearing.

Best Black Friday Tablets: 6 Tablets Under $200, Nexus 7 for $190

Unlike last Black Friday, getting a great deal on a hot, new iPad or Kindle Fire is a breeze ... if you know where to look! Get a quad-core tablet for $85, save $10 on the Nexus 7, and score a kids' tablet for under $100. Just be fast, because these Black Friday tablet deals expire quickly.

Best Black Friday Laptops: Buy a Super-Charged Laptop and Get a Free 50" TV

This Black Friday, touchscreen laptops have hit the mainstream and we've got the Editors' Choice laptop deals to prove it! But even if you're not tied to touch-capable displays, we've got all types of laptop steals, including a high-end MSI configuration that comes with a free 50" TV.

Best Black Friday Home Goods: Save 15% at CB2, Black & Decker Vac for $30

Home, sweet convenient home. From a $10 overnight drop on a Black & Decker hand vac to the cheapest 14-piece Pyrex set we've seen this year, these Editors' Choice home good deals are all about establishing a new level of comfort and ease in your living space.

UPDATE: Why Wait? 11 Black Friday Doorbusters You Can Score Right Now

With this year's Black Friday sales, merchants are going the extra mile and quietly dropping their prices days ahead of schedule, meaning you can score some of Black Friday's best deals right now. We've rounded up all the items we could find that were already marked down to their advertised Black Friday price or lower.

Knock Out Your Entire Holiday Shopping List This Black Friday

Rather than sleeping through the busiest shopping week of the season — not to mention all the potential savings — and likewise, not to waste any more time thinking what to buy your nearest and dearest, we've put together the ultimate Black Friday gift guide! From secret Santas to significant others, here are some of the best Black Friday deals that will make great gifts and keep you on budget.

The Very Best of the 2013 Black Friday Ads: The Final Roundup

With just a few days left until Black Friday, now is the time to solidify your game plan. Where will you buy that new HDTV? Which store has the lowest prices on video games? Should you bite on a large appliance? In order to help you make decisions like these, we've put together a final roundup of the best Black Friday deals from every category.

2013 Thanksgiving & Black Friday by the Numbers

Black Friday is so close we can practically taste it! But before we charge out the door on Thanksgiving, we want to pause for a minute and think about what this all adds up to. We've crunched some big numbers in the lead up to this major shopping event, and think this is a great space to talk about Black Friday by the numbers.

Stores Will Use Deals to Control Crowds This Black Friday

We've all heard the Black Friday horror stories about out of control crowds. But is it really dangerous to head to the store on Black Friday? What steps are retailers taking to protect customers and employees during the shopping holiday? Read on to see how merchants will try to maximize safety — and profits — during the Black Friday season.

A Ballsy & Bellsy Christmas Tune: Kmart's "Show Your Joe" Commercial

Another Kmart commercial, another uproar! The company's new boxer commercial for the holidays is ringing some people's bells. Judge for yourself if it's edgy, button-pushing, inappropriate, or just insipid.

Amazon Black Friday Sale Preview: Bringing Competitor Doorbusters Online

Amazon has finally sent around a preview of its Black Friday Sale. Starting on Sunday, November 24 (that's a whole day earlier than last year), Amazon will post a new deal every 10 minutes for eight days straight. That's a lot of deals. But are any worth your time?

The Extreme Prepper's Guide to Completely and Utterly Avoiding Black Friday

Some people have convinced themselves that it'll never happen, that it's all hype. But Black Friday is coming ... and it's coming soon! Have you made plans for how you're going to survive a direct strike from Black Friday? The anti-consumerist, Buy-Nothing-Day believers with any hope of making it through Black Friday best enact some of these Black Friday survival techniques.