Black Friday 2010 Student Discounts

There is a popular American tradition the day following Thanksgiving, known commonly as Black Friday, where stores across America extend their store hours and offer significant discounts on products or services.
Dating back to 1966, Black Friday is also commonly considered the first official day of the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa holiday season.
While Black Friday is not an official government recognized holiday, many employers grant their workers the day off as a “long weekend” for the Thanksgiving holiday (because Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of the month of November), thus increasing the number of potential shoppers that will frequent the stores and notable sales.
Stores normally open as early as 5 a.m. on Black Friday morning, if not midnight on Thursday.

The term Black Friday derives from merchants making so much money on that pivotal shopping day that their profits go from posting a loss- known as ‘being in the red’ to earning a profit- ‘being in the black’.
Here are some popular specials that are expected to be offered this year for those students who might be interested in bargain shopping:

  • Amazon: Flip UltraHD Camcorder $99
  • Amazon: Invicta Men’s Multi-Function Watch $59.99
  • Amazon: Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer $89.99
  • Amazon: Samsung SMX-C20 Ultra Compact “Touch of Color” Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom $99
  • Amazon: Select Crayola Items 50% off
  • Best Buy: Nook $99.99 and just for you, get 50% off accessories now!
  • Best Buy: Verizon Samsung Fascinate $1
  • Best Buy: Wii Console Bundle $169.99
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club: Oster Stainless Steel Microwave $54.99
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Crocs 50% off
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Horizon Elliptical $499.98. Get $100 off plus free shipping with coupon code EX68SAVE100
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Nike Apparel 40-60% off
  • Kmart: Android Tablet $139.99
  • Kmart: Billiard Game Table $189.99
  • Kmart: Joe Boxers $4.99
  • OfficeMax: HP Color Inkjet Photosmart Premium Wireless All-in-One Printer $69.99
  • Old Navy: Adult Sweaters $15
  • Old Navy: Graphic Tees $5
  • Old Navy: Kids and Toddler Jeans $10
  • Walmart: eMachines 15.6” Laptop $198
  • Walmart: iPod Touch $225
  • Walmart: Magnavox WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player $69

There is also Cyber Black Friday, which references online retail promotions that are equivalent to store operational promotions on the day.