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The Ultimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 Cheat Sheet

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the moment we’ve been training for, ladies! Black Friday is upon us. We’ve been searching the ads, making our shopping lists, mapping out a crowd navigation plan and maybe even hitting the gym for extra endurance training—we all know Black Friday is the definition of “shop till you drop.” Every college girl’s favorite four-letter word will be plastered all over the windows of shopping hot spots: SALE. So you’ve been a little busy with classes and haven’t had time to do your pre-gaming for the super bowl of shopping? Have no fear and look no further: The Ultimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday Cheat Sheet is here to save the day! Feeling ready to take on the crowds? Here’s a list of places with the best sales you won’t want to miss on Black Friday. From clothing to technology, we’ve got you covered.  



1. Macy’s

Macy’s is having HUGE door-buster sales starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday. From cashmere sweaters for $39.99 to trendy boots for just $19.99, Macy’s definitely scores a spot on the must-shop list.

2. Express

For all the fashionistas out there, Express has all the latest seasonal styles and trendy accessories you’ll want to snatch up at a discounted price this Black Friday. And if you’re really feeling lucky, you can even enter Express’s Black Friday Sweepstakes to win a trip to New York along with Express gift cards to assure you arrive for your urban getaway in style. Don’t forget to download the Express App on both iPhone and Android to get 15% off your first purchase through the app.

3. Dick’s Sporting Goods

Looking for some new fitness gear to fire up your New Year’s Resolution to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle? You do not want to miss Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Black Friday sales. $70 off a Fitbit? Yes, please!


1. Best Buy

From TVs to iPads to laptops, Best Buy is running some MEGA sales on key tech must-haves to keep you connected. Best Buy even released a list of their top gifts for 2016, which consists of hot items like the new iPhone 7, the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones. Beat the rush and grab your tech favorites early: Best Buy’s doors open at 5 p.m. on Thursday night.

2. Walmart

There’s no doubt Walmart’s tech aisles will be packed this Black Friday as shoppers try to get the best deals. Walmart is running some super sales, including an iPhone 5 for just $99 and a 55-inch Phillips Smart TV for only $298!

3. Target

So who else plans on binge watching Netflix all Christmas break? Good news: Target is running ALL TVs on sale! That’s right: all of them. They are also offering the Series 1 Apple Watch for just $198 – that’s $71.00 of savings.

Other places to check out for the top Black Friday sales:

1. New York and Company

2. Kohl’s

3. Ulta Beauty

4. Sephora

5. Beauty Brands

6. Academy Sports + Outdoors

7. Microsoft

8. Belk

9. Bed Bath & Beyond

10. J.C. Penney

11. Bath & Body Works

So maybe you’re the “shop from home” type of girl and plan on getting your sales fix from the comfort of your pajamas while catching up on your fave Netflix series. That’s what Cyber Monday is all about, right? Although most online stores are yet to release their Cyber Monday deals, we know from years past that Cyber Monday is always loaded with surprise sales and mark-downs. Here’s a list of places to watch on the internet:

1. Amazon

2. Nordstrom

3. Apple

4. eBay

5. Kate Spade New York

6. Kohl’s

7. Macy’s

8. J.C. Penney

9. Target

10. Walmart

‘Tis the season! Let the celebration of sales begin. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the perfect days to stock up on gifts for the holidays. So get your game plan ready, map out your favorite stores, and hit the ground running. Happy shopping!

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