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Consumer Watch: Bargains for Black Friday and beyond

Nov. 17, 2011 - 09:43PM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 - 09:43PM  |  
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Before Thanksgiving Day arrives, here's some ammunition to help you plan and stretch those dollars on Black Friday.

Military exchanges are offering deals in stores and online. is offering deals on Thanksgiving Day, so you may be able to avoid the store crowds altogether.

These are just a few of the many deals that will be available at exchanges. Regardless of your branch of service, you can shop at any military exchange, including online, without paying sales tax.

Black Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday

Marine Corps Exchange

30 percent off Totes, gifts.

25 percent off cold-weather items.

20 percent off athletic shoes, watches and fashion jewelry.

Black Friday, Nov. 25

Navy Exchange:

20 percent off all handbags.

30 percent plus 10 percent off all diamond solitaires.

20 percent plus 10 percent off all diamond jewelry.

25 percent off all shoes and all Yankee candles.

Marine Corps Exchange, 5 11 a.m.:

20 percent off various items including fragrances, Coach.

"Make Your Own Doorbuster Coupon" for 20 percent off any single men's, women's or children's clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetic, fragrance or lingerie item. (Some exclusions apply.)


Xbox 360 4GB gaming system with built-in Wi-Fi console, $99.

5-7 p.m.: 25 percent off Coach handbags (in store and online).

Sony 55-inch LCD TV, $899 ($300 off).

HP Pavilion G6 Notebook, $279.

Half off regularly priced women's clothing from Izod, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and others.

$30 off 6-foot, nonlit artificial Colonial pine tree.

Saturday, Nov. 26

Marine Corps Exchange, 6 a.m. to noon:

"Make Your Own Doorbuster Coupon" for 20 percent off.

10 percent off furniture and Swarovski.


5-7 p.m.: 25 percent off Dooney & Bourke handbags (in store and online).

Samsung 46-inch LCD TV, $629, plus receive a $30 exchange gift card.

Sony 7-inch LED photo frame, $39.95.

50 percent off slippers.

Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, $29.95

Sunday, Nov. 27


Panasonic 3D Wi-Fi Ready Blu-Ray Disc player, $99.99.

20 percent off select Craftsman tools.

Assorted DVD TV boxed sets, $15-$20.

30 percent off fashion jewelry.

All weekend

Navy Exchange:

25 percent off Dyson floor care, all Harbor Home items, all mattress pads and memory foam, blankets, feather beds, fiber beds and kids' bedding.

15 percent off fitness bicycles, treadmills, ellipticals and bench systems; sleeping bags, tents and camping accessories; Whirlpool, Maytag, LG, Frigidaire, Samsung and Bosch major appliances priced at $399 and above.

20 percent off bicycles and bicycle accessories; Martha Stewart gadgets, food preparation, cutlery and tabletop items; select sunglasses.

These deals will be available exclusively online at the store:

Thanksgiving Day

Emilie Sloan Everyday Tote, regularly $59, on sale for $29.

Chi Holiday Iron, regularly $129.99, sale $79.99.

Serta Devon mattresses, up to $500 off.

Black Friday, Nov. 25

Coach "Harmonie" sneaker, regularly $86, sale $54.40.

Klaussner recliner, regularly $499, sale $349, plus free delivery (continental U.S. only).

Sony 55-inch 3D TV bundle for $1,599 (includes TV, Blue-ray/home theater system, two pairs of 3D glasses).

Garmin Nuvi 1300 Bundle, $109.

DXG All-weather HD Camcorder, regularly $139, sale $69.

Landman Charcoal Grill, regularly $249, sale $149.

Swiss Army Men's Renegade Watch with Compass, regularly $99.95, sale $49.95.

Saturday, Nov. 26

Max & Cleo dress, regularly $69, sale $34.95.

Sunday, Nov. 27

Emilie Sloan Train Case, regularly $44.95, sale $21.95.

Cyber Monday, Nov. 28

Kenmore Elite front-load washer and dryer combo, regularly $1,559, sale $959 (continental U.S. only).

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 digital camera, regularly $199, sale $129.

Tonka Chuck and Friends, regularly $39.95, sale $9.95.

Oakley GasCan Polished Sunglasses, regularly $79, sale $49.

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