What would America be if we didn't follow up a holiday based almost solely on eating large amounts of food with a semi-holiday based solely on spending copious amounts of money? Exactly. Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, for that matter) is a wonderful and often terrifying thing; it can be overwhelming at times to head to the mall without a clue of sales or deals. Well, fear not, shoppers: I'm here to help.
After Thanksgiving comes Christmas and Hanukkah and, even if you don't celebrate either holiday in your own home, chances are you're going to get roped in to some weird office-wide gift exchange that leaves you scrambling to figure out what that one guy who always wears fedoras (Matt? Or maybe Ryan?) could possibly have on his wishlist this year. There's no need to pay full price for a present for someone you've spoken to about two times total, and that's where Black Friday comes in handy.
From makeup to fashion to just about everything in between, here's a constantly-growing list of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals around. Check back for more as the big days get closer. (Pro tip: Looking for something in particular? Press Command + F to find a certain word or brand on this page.)
Clothes and Accessories
- Missguided - Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Enter Cyber30 for 30 percent off entire purchase
- Old Navy - Black Friday: Old Navy is bringing back their second annual “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway with 5x better odds of winning $1 million dollars this Black Friday. The first 100 customers to line up in the more than 800 Old Navy stores across the U.S. at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving will receive a game card, loaded with the chance to win $1 million. The entire store will be 50% off during the unprecedented 31 hours of shopping. Old Navy will also treat 1,000 lucky shoppers to a $200 shopping spree during the brand’s biggest sale of the year.
- Express - See the site's Black Friday page for wide variety of deals (some after email sign-up)
- Kayu - Black Friday and Cyber Monday: 30 percent off sitewide - Code: HOLIDAY
- Vintage Havana - November 24 - December 2: 30 percent off - Code: CYBERSALE 30%
- Reef — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Get 25 percent off sitewide on Friday and 20 percent off sitewide on Monday, plus enter MYSTERY2014 at checkout on Saturday and Sunday to receive a surprise discount up to 30 percent off.
- Modcloth — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 11/26 - 11/30, new styles are 50 percent off (no code required.) On Monday, the entire site is 25 percent off with the code CYBERMONDAY.
- Shop Hers - Black Friday: 50 percent off on the sites top luxury finds like Hermes, Chanel, Prada. Cyber Monday: Louis Vuitton under $500.
- SPLITS59 - Black Friday: 35 percent off select fall styles.
- MTAILOR - Cyber Monday and Beyond: 20 percent off December 1st-5th
- Donatienne - Cyber Monday: 25 percent off site wide with code CYBER25 on December 1
- Richer-Poorer - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 40 percent off site-wide, and free shipping on all domestic orders.
- Evolution Man - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 25 percent off site-wide with code BLK25
- Blair Ritchey - Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday: 20 percent off.
- TYSA Designs - Thanksgiving through November 30: 40 percent on Thanksgiving through Sunday night with code THANKFUL40 // Cyber Monday: 40 percent off with code CYBER40
- True&Co - Cyber Monday: Code; FORYOU for $10 off PJs for her, PJs for her and a bra for you - Take the quiz and pick yourself up a new bra and get 25% off both with the code FORYOUANDME, free lace thong, gift with purchase (while supplies last), Continued 50 percent off sale (starts Black Friday), chance to win a mystery reward ($25, $50, $100 off purchase), chance to win the lingerie shopping spree of your dreams worth $500.
- Lsyt - Black Friday: The Holiday Pop-Up Shop = all the brands you love, from all the stores you love, in one place, and all on sale, over the best shopping weekend of the year. Goes live November 28.
- Rhode Resort - Black Friday: 40 percent off all items and free shipping with promo code.
- Loyal Hana - Black Friday: 25 percent off all items.
- Alex and Ani - Black Friday: All purchases in retail stores 15 percent off // Cyber Monday: All online purchases an additional 15 percent off between November 29 and Cyber Monday
- The2Bandits - Cyber Monday: 40 percent off sitewide - Code: CYBERBANDIT40
- Mr. Kate - Black Friday: Up to 70 percent off everything in the store. Sale starts Friday, November 28 at 12:01 AM EST and lasts through Sunday, November 30 at 11:59PM EST // Cyber Monday: 30 percent off ALL items, PLUS free gift with purchase.
- Sorrelli - Black Friday: Buy one, get one 40 percent off // Cyber Monday: Free shipping
- Edge of Ember - Black Friday and Cyber Monday: 30 percent off sitewide - Code: THANKS
- Stella & Dot - Black Friday: All sale items will be reduced by an additional 25% off from 11/25-11/30. No code necessary // Cyber Monday: Spend $50 and get the Avalon Bracelet Clutch in Midnight Black for $9.95. Customer will need spend $50 or more and manually add the Avalon Bracelet Clutch in Midnight Black to their cart.
- Cocoa Jewelry - Black Friday: 40 percent off sitewide // Cyber Monday: 50 percent off sitewide
- Juliet & Company - Black Friday: 20 percent off site-wide with coupon code HOLIDAY20
- Honey Rose & K - Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday: 30 percent off code: CHEER
- Onesixfive - Cyber Monday: 40 percent off Code: cyber40
- EF Collection - Black Friday and Cyber Monday: EF Collection offers 20 percent off site-wide on www.efcollection.com with the code CYBER20EFC starting Black Friday (November 28th) and throughout the weekend until 11:59pm on Cyber Monday (December 1st).
- Elizabeth Knight - Black Friday: 30% off until Sunday, code: BLK30 // Cyber Monday: Free shipping, Code: CYBMON
- EFFY Jewelry - Black Friday and Cyber Monday: EFFY Jewelry will offer an extra 50 percent off all Final Call items on w ww.effyjewelry.com from Black Friday (November 28th) through Sunday (November 30th) with the code BF50. Additionally, all orders over $500 will receive a free EFFY Jewelry Cleaning Kit while supplies last.
- Graziela Gems - Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Graziela Gems will offer 20% off sitewide on www.grazielagems.com with the code friday20 starting Black Friday (November 28th) and throughout the weekend until 11:59pm on Cyber Monday (December 1st).
- Melinda Maria - Black Friday: Melinda Maria is offering 30 percent off sitewide at www.melindamaria.com on Black Friday (November 28th) from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM EST, with no code necessary.
- Porter Lyons - Black Friday: Offering 20 percent off sitewide at www.porterlyons.com with the code BLACKMAGIC20. // Cyber Monday: The entire site at www.porterlyons.com will be 15 percent off with the code CYBERMONDAY15.
- Stella and Bow - Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday: Up to 70 percent off.
- Seychelles & BC - Black Friday & Cyber Monday: 20-30 percent of select styles. No code required; prices as marked.
- Däv - November 27 - December 2: 30-50 percent off select styles plus free shipping on all ground orders in the continental USA and free pair of over the knee socks per order.
- Ipanema - Cyber Monday: 30 percet off all full price product with Code: FAB30
- Cloggs - Black Friday, Beginning On Thursday Morning: 20 percent off stock, including Converse, Dr Martens, Timberland, FitFlop, and loads of other major brands. Code: BF20
- MAC Cosmetics - Black Friday: Available for purchase exclusively online and only on Black Friday, the Black Friday edition of Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow is called "The Smoky Black Friday" palette.
- L'Occitane - Black Friday: Make ANY purchase at ANY value in-store or online and receive a free gift. The free gift offers three complimentary hand creams including Arlésienne Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Cream, and floral Rose et Reines Hand Cream, all in 10ml sizes and packaged in a limited-edition collectors tin, designed by a French illustrator.
- Tarte - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 25 percent off all Tartecosmetics.com purchases (including holiday sets) when you use the code: FRIDAY, at checkout. Tartecosmetics.com is also offering a free sample & free shipping on orders $40 & up.
- The Body Shop - Black Friday: Limited edition tote (worth $125) for $30, with other exclusive deals to be announced closer to Black Friday
- NARS - Black Friday to December 2: Give & Take Event on Friday. Sign up to be the first to access NARS’ exclusive 20% event here.
- Kneipp - Black Friday: Buy three full size herbal baths, get one full size herbal bath free // Cyber Monday: 25 percent off sitewide (Offer code: CYBERM25)
- Bioelements - Cyber Monday: Receive free shipping on all online orders and complimentary travel-size product samples. Bonus: Receive a free red envelope clutch (a $20 value) with any $100+ purchase.
- Susan Posnick Cosmetics - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Get a free COLORCOATED mascara with any purchase on Black Friday, plus unlock special deals that whole weekend by signing up for e-mail subscriptions through Facebook or on their website.
- Lorac Cosmetics - Black Friday: Sultry Starlet Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette & Vintage Vixen Matte Eye Shadow Palette ($12 each) – Available at Ulta stores and online at Ulta.com, Champagne Eye Trio ($12) – Available at Nordstrom Rack, also available on HauteLook.com from 11/24 – 11/29 // Cyber Monday: 25% off PRO Palette and PRO Palette 2 ($31.50 each) – Available at LORACCosmetics.com for 24 hours starting 12/1 at 8:00am PST, Free Red Eyelash Curler – Available with every purchase only at LORACCosmetics.com for 24 hours starting 12/1 at 8:00am PST, Perfect PRO Eye Trio ($25) – Includes Available at Nordstrom.com, Champagne Dreams Eye Shadow Palette ($15) – Available at Ulta.com 12/1
- ULTA - Black Friday: Exclusive deals beginning online Thursday, 7pm CST and in-stores at 8pm. Offers are valid through 11/27-11/29.
- Blowpro - Black Friday: Buy one, get one free product or buy three, get two free product.
- Pacific Beauty - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Site-wide 20 percent off.
- Desert Essence - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 30 percent off regular prices on all products + a free Jojoba Oil Moisturizing Lip Rescue + Free Samples and Shipping for purchases over $30.
- MAKE UP FOR EVER — Black Friday: All MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques will be offering massive discounts on the brand's best selling items (like their Aqua Shadow going 2 for $10, and an Artisan Brush Set marked down from $65 ro $35.)
- Kerastase — Black Friday and Cyber Monday: On Friday, spend $100 to get 15 percent off, a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, and free shipping with the code GIFTSILVER, or spend $150 receive 20 percent off, a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, Touche Finale and free shipping. On Monday, spend $100 receive 15 percent off, a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, and free shipping with the code HAPPY100, spend $150 receive 20 percent off, Laque Noire travel size, and free shipping with the code HOLIDAYS150, OR spend $250 receive 20 percent off, Laque Noire travel size, Elixir Ultime travel size, Ciment Thermique travel size, and free shipping with the code STYLE250.
- Shu Uemera Art of Hair — Black Friday and Cyber Monday: On Friday, spend $125 receive 15 percent off and free shipping with the code HAPPY125, or spend $200 receive 20 percent off, Touch of Gloss and free shipping with the code HOLIDAYS200. On Monday, spend $125 receive 15 percent off and free shipping with the code JINGLE125 or spend $200 receive 20 percent off, Jonathan Cohen Cosmetic Case, Cleansing Oil Shampoo travel size, and free shipping with the code BELLS200.
- Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 20 percent off site-wide at occmakeup.com, plus the return of the Black Box Set.
- Breakups to Makeup — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 15 percent off site-wide at breakupstomakeup.com with code HOLIDAY15.
- Sigma Beauty - Black Friday: Free shipping with no minimum order, use code BF2014 at check out // Cyber Monday: 20 percent off of all products, use code CM2014 at checkout.
- Too Faced — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Buy 1 Better Than Sex Mascara and get 1 Item (customer pick) 50 percent off on Black Friday. Over the weekend, get $10 off $60, $15 off $75, $20 off $100, and 50 percent off sale items. On Monday, 50 percent off sale continues, plus get a mystery grab bag for $35.
- Drybar — Black Friday and Cyber Monday: On Friday, get 20 percent off products and tools in store only. On Monday, get 10 percent off all products and tools online, plus free shipping.
- Ghd — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: From November 28 – December 2 ghd will offer 25 percent off all hair tools (excluding the ghd curve collection) on Ghdhair.com.
- Red Door Spa — Black Friday: Get 15 percent off retail purchases of $100 or more on RedDoorSpas.com, plus get a complimentary upgrade to a Signature Service with the purchase of an Essential Facial or Swedish Massage.
- Illuminage Beauty — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Buy two pillowcases for $99 with free shipping on IluminageBeauty.com with promo code beautysleep.
- Drunk Elephant - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Use the code ACleanBreakto receive 20 percent off all Drunk Elephant Products
- Exhale Mind Body Spa - Black Friday: Enjoy 40 percent off between 8am - 9am, enjoy 30 percent off between 9am - 10am, enjoy 20 percent off between 10am - 11am, enjoy 15 percent off between 11am - close // Cyber Monday: 10 percent off all 10-pack purchases on Cyber Monday with the promo code: cyber10.
- LAQA & Co - Black Friday: 25 percent off all items on Black Friday + Cyber Monday as well as a discounted price on their Box of Awesomeness $40 instead of $57
- Glossier - Cyber Monday: Glossier kicks off their 12 Days of GIFting with a free Soothing Face Mist with purchase of a Phase 1 Set, plus free shipping on the whole site.
- Boots — Cyber Monday and beyond: Through December 6 at Walgreens.com, get 25 percent off all No7 products, plus an extra 10 percent with code BOOTS10 at checkout. Through December 3 at Target.com, buy one Boots product and get the second 50 percent off.
Food (because you get hungry while shopping, duh)
- Georgetown Cupcake - Cyber Monday: 20 percent off the price of Christmas Collection Dozen, Happy Holidays Dozen, Season's Greetings Dozen, Happy Hanukkah Dozen, Winter Wonderland Dozen, and Fair Isle Mitten Dozen with the online checkout code HOLIDAY2014.
- Pressed Juicery – Cyber Monday: $149 for our 3 day juice cleanse (Cleanse 2) and a branded cooler bag. Valid 11/30 at 6pm – 12/5 at 11:59pm, online only.
- Dormify — Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday: 30 percent off site-wide with code SECRETSANTA, plus additional markdowns up to 70 percent off.
- Carde Blance - Cyber Monday: 20 percent on Cyber Monday, including a free metallic or white pen with every order. Code: CYBER20
- Petsmart — Black Friday: Over 3,600 items on sale for at least 50 percent off. The first 100 customers in each store will receive a free pet stocking with special treats, a coupon for $5 off a $50 purchase – redeemable on Black Friday only – that is also a scratch card to uncover a prize. One winner from each store will win a $100 gift card, and one grand prize winner will receive a trip for four people and a pet to Beverly Hills, Calif.
- Supersmile — Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 25 percent off site-wide.
- THEBOUQS - Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Free bouquet with your first order.
- Be Well By Dr. Frank Lipman - Cyber Monday: 15 percent off everything in the online store plus free shipping with code CYBER at check out.
- Darby Smart - Black Friday: 40 percent off sitewide on Black Friday! Sign up as a subscriber because on Cyber Monday, all Darby Smart subscribers will receive a golden ticket in their inbox that is worth anywhere between $5 to $500 in Darby Smart credit.
- EJH Brand - Black Friday: 40% off on candles.
The easiest way to check the different deals bigger stores will have to is to check out their coupon or ad booklet for Black Friday. Below are some of the biggest stores and their Black Friday ads.
- Target - Black Friday Preview (Adjust based on your location)
- Amazon - Countdown To Black Friday (Pre-Black Friday deals as well as what deals to expect on the 28th)
- Best Buy - Black Friday Schedule + Ad
- Walmart - Black Friday Schedule + Ad
- Kohl's - Black Friday Schedule + Details
- Overstock - Preview Black Friday Deals + Shop Pre-Black Friday Deals
- Macy's - Black Friday Deals Index
- Belk - Black Friday Ad
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