Black Friday Ad analysis updated with Target, Sears, Walmart

We updated the Black Friday Ad analysis mega-post at the main blog with a breakdown of the ads from Target, Sears and Walmart. The biggest discount perhaps is the Nikon Coolpix L330 compact-zoom (26x) offered for $100 at Target. They typically have one exclusive model number from Nikon they use as a doorbuster every year.

B&M: New York November 12 Big Adorama In-Store Sale

On Sunday November 12, the Adorama brick and mortar store is going to be having a big discount event. This is at their B&M store, not the website, so you need to be physically present in New York or have one of your minions there. The event is 4:30pm to 10pm New York time. Because prices will be lower than usual, they cannot announce prices and products ahead of time. The manufacturers participating in the event include Canon, Lexar, Profoto, Sandisk, Manfrotto, Adorama’s house brands, and more. You must needs RSVP for the event. Did I mention food and open bar? 😉 I mean, there will be tech demos and galleries and giveaways 🙂

Frys In-Store Specials with Personal Promo Codes

In recent weeks, Fry’s is trying a new digital-analog strategy to get people to shop at their stores. People subscribed to their email newsletters are receiving unique (personal) promo codes by email. They can use those promo codes at the Fry’s brick and mortar stores to purchase select items at a discount. They can only be used in-store, not at their website. The email that just came out today, a weekend 4-day sale, includes the following items of Camera and Photo interest:

+ Canon Pixma MX532 for $50
+ 100pk 4×6 inch Canon photo paper for $5 (limit 2)
+ Fuji JX500P pink P&S camera for $50
+ pay $20, get $25 iTunes Gift Card (limit 2; 25% discount)
+ 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for $300 (goes for $360 at Amazon)
+ limit 1 of each item unless otherwise indicated

Nov 2-8: B1G1 Kodak Photo paper at ODP/OMX

For the shopping week of November 2-8 in 2014, at Office Depot and Office Max brick and mortar stores, they are running a “Buy One, Get One Free” (mix and match) promotion on Kodak Photo paper. Prices range from $12 to $40. Availability may vary from store to store. How good/bad this deal is depends on the actual prices of the photo paper which are not mentioned in the ad, so it is a YMMV… The promotion is in their weekly ad for their brick and mortar stores. I don’t know if it will also be available on their websites as well…

Nov 8 at 1-4pm Local Time at Best Buy stores: Special holiday shopping event

This is a YMMV promotion. On Saturday November 8 in 2014, between 1pm and 4pm local time, select Best Buy brick and mortar stores are going to be having a Special Holiday Shopping Events. They will have special promotions on select products along with demos and “experts” and such. They have a menu over there that you can use to find out which stores are participating in this. I have no way of knowing what is going to be offered, so it’s a curiosity-YMMV.

Fry’s B&M with Personal Promo code: Lightroom 5 full version for $100

If you are signed up for the Fry’s Electronics email newsletter, their latest newsletter that comes with the “personal promo codes” includes the full version of Lightroom 5 for $100 after using the promo code in-store. The promo code offer is in-store only. This is a 3-day sale per their email. Here is a screenshot crop of that offer…

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