Old Navy Black Friday Highlights

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Old Navy has released what it calls its “best Black Friday deals”

Everything online will be up to 50% off online starting at midnight on Thanksgiving. The sale will last through Friday.

In-store, everything will be 50% off Thursday and Friday and doors will open at 4 pm on Thanksgiving. The discount drops to 40% off on Saturday and 50% on Sunday.

A few of the deals:

  • Tees from $5
  • Frost-Free vests from $14.97
  • $8 basic jeans for kids
  • $6 Performance Fleece for kids
  • $5 logo fleece half-zip tops for girls and boys in-store.
  • $9.75 boys’ Famous Jeans in-store.
  • More

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Groupon Pre-Black Friday Toy Deals [VTech, Barbie, Lots More]

Check out these pre-Black Friday toy and baby gear deals from Groupon–yes, Groupon. They’re available NOW:

  Groupon Black Friday Toy Deals [VTech, Barbie, Lots More]

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Black Friday 2014: An Essential Guide to Savings

Black Friday 2014: An Essential Guide to SavingsThe posts I’ve linked to here will help you discover when and where to shop for the best deals as well as which toys are worth your hard-earned cash. Start with a few basic tips:

Find out what to expect on BF:

Black Friday Ads and Picks 

These posts should help you figure out if you’ve found a good deal:

And these posts should help if you just don’t know what to shop for:

There may be no need to hit the stores at all…

You could buy hand-made:

Buy second hand:
Or DIY:

Whether you head out or stay in on Black Friday, have fun!

And remember, you can count on Baby Cheapskate to keep you informed about the best holiday shopping deals throughout the season!

You can access all the Black Friday posts here. Bookmark it!

For the most up-to-the-minute deals, be sure to keep a close eye on our Facebook page as well as the blog.

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Target Black Friday Ad Highlights

Target has released its Black Friday preview ad. Here are the toy and baby highlights:

Target Black Friday at Highlights

Doorbusters

  • Classic board games: 50% off
  • Fisher-Price Little People Playground Gift Set:$18
  • 40% off select Lego sets: City 60008, Star Wars 75018, Creator 31012 or Super Heroes 6860
  • Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle: $179
  • Nerf Zombie Strike ZED Squad Longshot CS-12 Blaster: $20
  • Razor A Lighted Scooter: $19
  • 50% off Baby Einstein Boxed Toys

Deals

Toys

  • BOGO 50% off toys from Lalaloopsy, Our Generation, Vtech, Melissa and Doug. Disney Jr. and more.
  • $50 Gift Card with XBox One purchase
  • Nintendo 2DS: $99.99
  • All Leapfrog software: $9.99
  • Little Tikes Trampoline: $39
  • Barbie 4-doll Sisters’ Safari Tent, or Bakery play set with doll and car: $24
  • Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister: $25

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Clothing and Shoes

  • 40% Off all apparel (online and in-store)
  • Girls’ and Toddlers’ Fashion Boots; $10

Baby Gear

  • Graco Highback TurboBooster car seat: $29.99
  • Britax Marathon G4: $180
  • Summer Infant 5″ Wide View Digital Rechargeable Color Video Baby Monitor

Plus, don’t miss the coupons from the Target Toy Book.

Doors open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving. Shop online starting Thanksgiving Day (free shipping).

You can see the ad here.

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See BC’s 2014 Toys that Get Played With lists for shopping inspiration.

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Kohls Black Friday Toy Deal Preview

Kohls.com Black Friday deals start Tuesday, Nov. 26 online and in store. Black Friday sale officially starts at 6 pm Thursday.

Kohls Black Friday Toy Deal Preview

  • Save 50% on all toys from Fisher-Price, Playskool, Little Tikes, Barbie, Disney Princess, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Nerf, Tonka, Crayola, Play-Doh and Step 2.
  • Fisher-Price Activity Walker? $16.99
  • Fisher-Price Laugh n Learn Baby Grand Piano: $39.99
  • Imaginext Batcave: $39.99
  • LeapFrog Activity Table: $24.99
  • Little People Batman Ride On: $24.99
  • Fisher-Price Little People Stand and Play Rampway; $39.99
  • All Barbie Fashionista and Monster High Dolls: $6.99 (in-store only)
  • Barbie Volkswagon Beetle: $24.99
  • Step 2 Modern Cook Kitchen: $59.99
  • Mega Bloks 80 pc First Builders Set: $9.99 (in-store only)
  • XBox One: $329.99 (in-store only)
  • XBox 360 4GB: $129.99 (in-store only)
  • Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario Party Island Tour: $149.99 (in-store only)

See the ad here.

See more Black Friday ads.

See BC’s 2014 Toys that Get Played With lists for shopping inspiration.

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Walmart Black Friday Ad Highlights

Walmart has released its Black Friday preview ad. Here are the toy and baby highlights:

Walmart Black Friday Ad Highlights

Doorbusters

Doors open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving.

  • XBOX 360: $99
  • Nintendo 3DS XL Super Mario Brothers 2 Gold Edition bundle: $149.96
  • Select games; $4.88-$8.88
  • VTech Activity Table: $20
  • Wooden Train Table: $40
  • VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Train Station Playset: $25
  • Thomas & Friends 5-in-1 Train Set
  • Play-Doh Fun Factory Mega Set: $10
  • Little Tikes Kitchen: $40
  • Fisher-Price Little People Garden Tea Party Playset: $20
  • Mega Bloks 9″ Vehicles 4 Pack: $20
  • Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle: $75
  • Barbie Ultimate Beach House: $35
  • Hot Wheels Spider Man Track Set: $20
  • Lego Duplo Giant Tower: $30
  • Razor Spark 2.0 Scooter: $39
  • Crayola Color Station: $15
  • 96-Pc. Wood Case Art Set: $15

See the ad here.

See more Black Friday ads.

See BC’s 2014 Toys that Get Played With lists for shopping inspiration.

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Kmart Black Friday Toy Deal Preview

Kmart Black Friday Toy Deal PreviewHere are your toy deal highlights from Kmart’s 2014 Black Friday ad:

Sale starts Thanksgiving at 6 am.

  • Select board games: $5.99
  • Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll: $29.99
  • Monster High Catacombs: $79.99
  • Innotab 3s Plus or Max: $10 off
  • Huffy Safari tricycle: 50% off

These deals start Thanksgiving at 7 pm:

  • LEGO City Flatbed Truck: 40% Off
  • LEGO Friends Olivia’s Ice Cream Bike: 40% Off
  • LEGO City Great Vehicles Camper Van: 40% Off
  • Imaginext Rescue City: $24.99
  • Fisher-Price Loving Family Dollhouse: $39.99
  • Little People Wheelies Garage: 50% off
  • Disney Princess Toddler Doll with 2 dresses: $14.99
  • Imaginext Castle Dragon: 50% off
  • Dora Cooking Adventure Kitchen: $49.99
  • Disney 10″ Princess, Cars, Spiderman and Minnie bikes; $19.99
  • Razor A scooter: $17.99
  • 12′ trampoline with enclosure: $149.99

These deals start Black Friday at 6 am

  • BOGO FREE Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn toys
  • Disney Princess dresses: $10
  • Mega Bloks 25-pc building set: $2.99
  • Mega Bloks Learn My ABCs and 123s, Fun Safari Adventure or 101-pc block set: $12.99
  • Transformers Flip n Smash Toys: $15.99
  • Hot Wheels Street Hawk Flying Car: $49.99
  • BOGO 50% Off all Thomas and Friends toys
  • BOGO 50% off all puzzles
  • BOGO 50% off all Little People
  • LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra: $109.99
  • VTech Remote Racer Smart Car or Crazy Legs Learning Bug: $14.99

See the ad here.

See more Black Friday ads.

See BC’s 2014 Toys that Get Played With lists for shopping inspiration.

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2014 “Buy it Now’ Prices for 40 Top Toys [Part 2 - Bigger Kids]

Here’s the second part of BC’s 2014 toy “Buy Price” list. You can see the first part (and read more about what this is) here.

Note: The first price is the list price and the second is the recommended “buy-it-now” price. These “Buy It Now” prices are what I consider “very good” prices on the item. They’re the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularly, based on records of previous sales. Don’t confuse these with the “lowest price ever” price or even with current prices. You can beat this price if you happen onto a unusually great sale.

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Think any of these “Buy” prices are out of line? Let me know!

Related:

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2014 IIHS Booster Seat Best Bets [And Buy-It-Now Prices]

IIHS Booster Seat Best Bets [And Buy-It-Now Prices]When your child outgrows other forms of forward-facing restraints, it’s time for a booster. But which ones are best?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its latest report last week with belt fit data on more than 100 booster seats currently on the market.

Of the 41 new seats tested, 27 were listed as “Best Bets“(meaning that they fit most kids ages 4 to 8 well in most cars) and three seats were listed as Good Bets (acceptable fit in most cars).

Around eight seats fall into a middle “Check Fit” category (they work in some cars, but not others).

Three seats were not recommended–the Diono’s Olympica and Pacifica models and the Kids Embrace Batman No Back booster.

12 Popular “Best Bets” include seats at a wide range of price points starting at around $25:

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 8.44.04 AMI’m also including buy-it-now prices (the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularlyon these seats, and I’ve linked to Amazon below, so you can check out the seats there.

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You can see more results at the IIHS website, including ratings for older boosters

Other resources:

See more essential car seat posts at BabyCheapskate.com.

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2014 “Buy it Now’ Prices for 40 Top Toys [Part 1 - Little Kids]

We’ve talked about which toys have proven track records. Now it’s time to figure out the “Buy Price” for the toys on the lists.

Typically, you can expect toys to go to about 40% off list price around the holidays. Not all of them will, though. Some will only go as low as about 20% off, and the hottest and newest toys may be in such high demand that they don’t go on sale much at all.

Tracking past sales and price histories allow us to estimate the price a smart shopper should pay for these toys. Could the price go lower? Sure. Whether you wait to see if it does depends on your tolerance for risk.

So here we go, starting with toys for the littlest kids. I’ll be breaking the post into two parts due the the amount of info I’ll be dishing up. The links go to Amazon so that you can learn more and read reviews.

Note: The first price is the list price and the second is the recommended “buy-it-now” price. These “Buy It Now” prices are what I consider “very good” prices on the item. They’re the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularly, based on records of previous sales. Don’t confuse these with the “lowest price ever” price or event he current price. You can beat this price if you happen onto a unusually great sale.

The Toys

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Think any of these “Buy” prices are out of line? Let me know!

Next: “Buy it Now’ Prices for 40 Top Toys [Part 2 - Bigger Kids]

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