So Black Friday is a bit of a mess this year with retailers putting out “Black Friday” deals all month long. Couple that with the fact that many big name retailers are starting the holiday shopping weekend on Thursday instead of Friday and you get the idea. Retailers are competing for your dollars so starting sales earlier and earlier is one way to claim as big of a piece of that money pie as possible.
There have been a few notable deals that started this earlier this month, like Benny’s Spaceship at Walmart for $80, and a few others that trickled in as the days went by. I missed posting and shopping for the Walmart clearance sale due to being slammed at work, so I apologize to you, loyal readers, for not posting the sales info but hopefully you got word from elsewhere and were able to take advantage.
I’ve compiled all of the Black Friday weekend deals that I could find that mentioned LEGO from around the country. I’ll be honest: if you’re looking to score a good deal, you may be waiting a very long time for one that may not be that great. Good deals on good sets are becoming increasingly difficult to not only find but to take advantage of. That being said, out of all the ads I’ve listed, Target seems to have a pretty decent selection. And Walgreens apparently has a blanket 20% off discount for LEGO, including all the minifigures they may still have on their shelves. LEGO Shop@Home UK blows everyone out of the water though but doesn’t really to the people this post is catered towards. Shop@Home US should take a page out of their playbook, the one called “This is how you Black Friday.”
One major trend in this year’s Black Friday ads is that there is a heavy emphasis on the movie and the video games. Pretty much anywhere you look, you’re bound to find a deal on the movie where you can snag the Blu-ray for $10 or less. And video games are priced pretty evenly across the board for all platforms for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and The LEGO Movie.
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Onto the list!