bloomingdales Labor Day blow-out sale–Up To 70% Off!

After Labor Day, there won’t be another super sale day by retailers en masse until Black Friday.  So, in between hot dogs, football, and get-togethers, take time out to ferret out the bargains online.  You will be surprise what you can find.  MarkdownMom found an extra 20%  off at Bloomingdale’s using promo code BIG20, that added to a third markdown on clearance resulted in up to 70%  off on many items you can wear now and next year from popular  designers like Ralph Lauren, Mynt, Heidi Klum, DKNY, and  other favorites  For instance, this kimono sweater by Ralph Lauren was orig.$150 with 20% off is now $46.80 and if  you are a Loyalist Member, shipping is free.  Comes in sizes XS-XL, multi, made out of cotton, linen, and acrylic.

Perfect with jeans, dresses and so many upbeat combinations.

Best Sites For Cyber Monday Deals 2011



MarkdownMom’s experience with Black Friday has convinced her online is the way to go to save energy, time  and for us in the northern  climates, freezing your (blank) off.

I sent my husband to a store at 2 a.m. rationalizing that since the time was past  the midnight opening, the potential hassle would be minimal.  Au contraire!  After standing in line for  2 hours he was able to get 3 of the 7 items–the less popular ones, with no shopping carts in the store (supposedly removed to accommodate more customers which meant that you had to be able to carry all your items or bring your own cart or whatever), he was imprisoned in aisles when the ends were barricaded by more bargain hunters, and totally disoriented.  Needless  to say, I will never get him to repeat that experience any decade soon.

When he returned around 4:30 a.m., out of curiosity, I went online for the 4 items he was unable to get and found not only better deals, but on merchandise that was of better quality than the in store Black Friday deals– from the same store!  Ergo, my decision to let my fingers do the work on  future Black Fridays!

Now for the upcoming Cyber Monday Deals, some are already sold out even as I post this, but for the best deals here are the‘ go to’ sites MarkdownMom has compiled:

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3.  Smarter Black Friday and Cyber       

Monday Sale.

4.  Check Individual Store Sites at for

Cyber Monday Deals.

Black Friday Prices Not Always The Lowest

According to Consumer the best deals on electronics such as laptops, tv’s, and cameras may come after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Oftentimes the advertised door busters involve no name brand items and quality is dubious, prices  for better brands will go down during the holiday season and prices are affected by Wall Street and other financial indicators; if they remain volatile, expect retailers to take deeper cuts.

This year many retailers have already begun discounting items and are opening their doors Thursday night to boost their sale numbers over last year.  Unless you are willing to forego Thanksgiving altogether by standing in line for 7-10  hours to be the first 10-15  to get a very limited number of the best deals, forget about it.  Whatever you choose to do, be sure  to do your homework on prices and quality–knowledge is the best guide for the bargain hunter~

Black Friday Preview

Take a quick glance to view the ads for Black Friday and then plan out your strategy for shopping.  Click On Your Favorite Store For Preview↓


Sam’s Club

Big Lots!

Best Buy




Amazon (Cyber Monday )




Burlington Coat Factory

Radio Shack

Office Depot

MarkdownMom’s  Black Friday Picks:

Sam’s Club HP 10.1″ LED Blue Netbook, $228, HP Desktop Bundle w/20″ monitor, $499.

JCPenney® Flip waffler, 12 cup coffeemaker, 6 qt. slow cooker, griddle, 4 slice toaster $9.88 after $10 mail-in rebate.

Menards® Sansui 22′ LED TV $99 after $100 mail-in rebate, Cricut Expression Cutting Machine $148 cartridges $19.99, Cuddle Up $2.49 (great stocking stuffer.

The Home Depot® Live 6″ Poinsettia plant 99¢, Maytag®25.0 CU. Ft. Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator w/ ice maker reg.$1699, $998, LG 4.2 Cu. ft. Steamwasher™ & 7.3 Cu.ft. Steamdryer™, (pair) reg. $1998, $1198, DeWalt® 18-Volt compact Drill/Driver Kit $99.

KMart Women’s wool peacoat $19.99, Joe Boxer babies’ and kids’ 2 pcs. pajamas 5.99 & $6.99.

Best Buy Verizon Samsung® Fascinate™ FREE w/2 yr. activation (10 per store),

Dynex™ 7″ Digital Photo Frame (10 per store) $29.99, MacBook Pro5 (3 per store)$1199.99.

Hancock Fabrics Juno Serger by Janome $179.99, Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine $49.99.

Old Navy Adult jeans $15, Dance Central Kinect for Xbox 360, FREE w/$25 purchase,

Target Wii Fit Plus bundle $67, TomTom XL335T w/4.3″ screen $79,Chefmate, 2-slice toaster, 5-speed mixer, 2-slice sandwich maker $3 each, 26″ Trinity fire bowl or stainless steel fire bowl $29.99, Eyeclops night vision infrared stealth binoculars, $25

Younkers Olympus 14 Megapixel digital camera $79.97, Reversible down-alternative comforter any size $19.97, $10 coupon for an item over $10(cannot be combined).

Walmart 32″ Emerson LCD HDTV $198,HP  15.6″ Laptop250 GB, 3GB memory $298, Zhu Zhu Pets™ $4 each,  Shop-Vac® 5 gal. 2 hp $15, Oster Flip Belgian Waffle Maker $9.97, Sony 46″ Bravia LCD HDTV (available Saturday only) $698, Beyoncé “I Am” DVD (saturday only) $10, Justin Bieber “My Heart Edition” CD $10(saturday).

Kohls Chef Mat 4 colors $24.99.

Michaels® Cricut® V1 Personal Electronic cutter $69.99, Creatology™ 100-piece art set $2.79 each .

Shopko® 10-drawer Rolling Cart $27.99, Pecan Jewelry Armoire $49.99.

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