Black Friday-Date Time and Place?
Black Friday was all about figuring out when it started and where? Wednesday at Midnight? Thursday at 6P? Thursday at Midnight or Friday morning. Once that was done it was time to stand in line or shop at your favorite store. And according to the CEA/Consumer Electronics Association’s survey, Nearly 50% of Black Friday and the weekend bought electronics. Black Friday also saw a nice surge in Retailers radio advertising: Media Monitors reports that Home Depot ran 50,924 commercials and Sears ran 20,932 commercials for their Black Friday Sale-A-Brations.
Cyber-Monday Deals and Creativity
Cyber-Monday advertising seemed to have a lot to do with email marketing. I found ALL of these deals via emails to my 3 email accounts. Some have some pretty creative ways to sell their products on this special day. Living in Hawaii, if you want to get the best deals here, its best shop Sunday Night before going to bed, to catch all the Eastern Time Zone deadlines.
NBA.Com Cyber Monday: Save 25% with promo code SLAMDUNK Not really sure when this ends, the site says 3AM Eastern, is that Monday or Tuesday morning? BTW Their Black Friday sale was 15% off.
NFL.com: 20% off everything and some selected gear at up to 65% off regular prices.
Delta.com: Here you could use your miles to buy gifts for the Holidays! They have everything from Macy’s to Barnes and Noble to QVC. And today your points could double,triple and even Quintuple!! And I just thought they gave away free magazines with the points I’ve never used. Go figure.
Jeffrey Gitomers Sales Caffeine Site: 25% off everything on the entire Website. (Except Webinars and Seminars) The Big 25% off Everything headline was really Big and direct.
Ticketmaster.com Merchandise Store: This was a fun one, just a little confusing. Buy 2 get 10% off, Buy 3 Get 15% off, Buy 4 Get 20% off, and buy 5 of anything and get 25% off. Also free shipping for purchases totally over $125.
Beyondtherack.com: Also another fun way to market the big day. They staggered their sales with different products going on sale at 5A, 11A and 4P. They also provide free shipping now through November 30, 2011.
Macprovideo.com: Has the Big 50% Deal going on now
Shopnbc.com: It’s just one big sale on everything you could imagine over there. Watches, Jewelery, Beds, lamps etc. Just too much to write about.
LogicBox.com: I’m a Mac person myself but this deal is really good. Dell XPS 17 2nd Gen Intel laptop with 8GB of RAM, 1 TERABITE of storage, 1080P and Blue Ray. Was costing you: $1,613.99 and today on Cyber Monday its only: $899.99 Plus FREE shipping!
What did you buy? Which did you prefer? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? or maybe shopping later in the month? LMK Have a Nice Cyber-Monday-I bet it starts on Sunday next year. LOL