Score deals on the fun clothes

If you’re looking less for clothing staples and more for clothing whimsy, today would be a good day to shop at three of my favorites.

ModCloth is taking 30% regular prices and an additional 40% off sale items, no coupon needed.

Svaha is letting you take 45% off nearly site-wide (there are some exclusions) with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.

And Threadless is offering $10 tees, while many of their other items are half off. (In addition, if you sign up for emails, they’ll give you a coupon good for 25% off!)

Do I need anything from any of these stores? Maybe not. But do I want approximately one of everything? Yeah, I definitely do.

Black Friday at your favorite family of stores

Today’s the day to score huge discounts at the GAP family of stores! You’ll get free shipping on your $50+ order (mix and match between stores; they share a basket), or you can order to pick up either in-store or curbside locally.

At GAP, Old Navy, and Banana Republic, everything is 50% off, automatically. Use coupon code GAPFRIDAY for an extra 10% on top of that at Gap, and if you open a credit card at Old Navy you’ll get an extra 20% off your purchase. You’ll only save 20% at Athleta, but they almost never have sales, plus that 20% comes off of even sale items.

All the usual suspects are on sale, too—jammies and hats and such at Old Navy, etc. Scoop up the deals before they’re gone!

I thought I was kidding about the wipes

Listen, you probably don’t want to put them under the Christmas tree, but I won’t judge if you do. Amazon has their Solimo brand disinfecting wipes 3-pack available for order, though they won’t be in stock until next month. Get 3 75-count canisters for $9, or less if you order via Subscribe & Save.

This is the first time I’ve seen wipes in the wild since the pandemic started. It’s a Black Friday miracle!

If you’re ready to hop on the Apple Watch bandwagon…

… but can’t quite stomach the price, consider going with an earlier model instead of the latest/greatest. Today both Target and Amazon have the Apple Watch Series 3 marked down to just $120 for the 38mm or $150 for the 42mm.

Obviously many of the features available in later versions aren’t present here, but this is the cheapest I’ve seen any Apple Watch pretty much… ever. Deals are good today only.

Get kitchen electrics, robot vacuums, etc.

Your best bet today if you’re in the market for an Instant Pot, air fryer, or one of those freaky little robot vacuums is probably going to be one of the department stores doing Doorbusters. Check Macy’s or Kohls, first. The former is offering free shipping on your $25+ order; while the latter requires you get up to $75+ for free shipping, you’ll get $15 in Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend, plus you’ll get an extra 15% off everything with coupon code THANKS. Both allow you to order for pickup at your local store, too.

There’s other deals to be had, of course. Those are just some of the things I know folks have been wanting. I, personally, kind of want an air fryer, but I think if I bring another kitchen electric into this house, my family is going to hold an intervention.

Happy Black Friday!

Hopefully you had a happy—but safe and socially distant—Thanksgiving. And today’s the day to shop the deals, if you’re into that sort of thing. (You’re here, so I assume you are.)

It is my custom to start the day with a window open on the Amazon Black Friday deals and to just check it throughout the day. While there’s plenty of great daily deals on there you can grab right now, it’s the Lightning Deals where things will get crazy, and you’ll have to be quick to grab those. (I think one year I got a Fire Stick for $5 or something.) Will they have PS5s and toilet paper and Clorox wipes? Who knows! We’ll have to watch to find out.

I’m going to find some coffee and I’ll be back.

More mini ways to rock Advent

Oooooh, Amazon has a Black Friday Week deal on Advent calendars today, including several I’ve never seen before but definitely want. (What do you mean, I don’t get an Advent calendar because I’m a grown adult? Hmph.) Choose from deals on Thomas and Friends, Minecraft, dinosaurs, and more. All are around a third off, today only.

I know this is, like, my third or fourth Advent calendar deal post this year, but I just love all these miniature things. Plus I’ve been making pies all morning and everything that doesn’t involve rolling out and swearing at crust seems magical to me at the moment.

Stuff those stockings

I consider if my sacred right and obligation to put silly socks and underwear in my children’s Christmas stockings. That’s just a rule, right? I’m pretty sure it is. And so I’m usually waiting for Black Friday to scoop up some deals at Happy Socks, but this year they decided to launch it early. Select underwear is 60% off, socks are between 30-40% off, and you get free shipping on your $10+ order. Buy a few of pairs of socks or go for a boxed set or two; whatever you want, it’s sure to be gloriously goofy and priced right during this sale.

Your favorite denim styles and more

Love all things Levi’s? No need to wait for Friday for a great sale—right now they’re offering 40% off everything and free shipping when you apply coupon code BLUESTREAK at checkout. It even works on sale items! Need something small? They carry a cute variety of Pride items, including socks.

Alternatively, if the prices there are still a bit rich for you, allow me to suggest my very favorite jeans in the entire universe (which happen to be marked down today at Amazon): the Signature by Levi Women’s Totally Shaping Pull-on Skinny Jeans, the only jeggings I’ve ever owned which 1) totally look like regular jeans and 2) have been universally loved by everyone I’ve recommended them to. At just under $23 they’re totally affordable, and they may be the most comfortable, flattering jeans I own.

Time to get your glasses deals

They very rarely have sales—in large part because their prices are already so ridiculously low—but right now Zenni Optical is releasing their Black Friday special, early. Just use coupon code BF2020 through November 29th to save 25% off $75+, 20% off $30+, or 15% off $10+. Shipping is a flat $4.95 no matter how many pairs you buy.

I’ve been using Zenni for glasses for years and have never been disappointed. It’s a great way to avoid paying hundreds of dollars for a single pair of glasses and, instead, paying way less for multiple pairs to match your moods. (Hey, if I’m going to have to wear glasses, I’m going to try to make it fun.) Also when my kids were still little it’s how we always had back-up pairs around in case of the inevitable breakage.

One of their newer offerings is the Blokz blue light blocking, and I highly recommend you spring for that if you spend a lot of time on screens. I started getting that on my computer glasses a couple of years back and it really makes a difference.

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