If you visited our site last week, hopefully you caught our first edition "Best Things to Buy This Week
", a series we've started especially for the Holidays. Like last week, we've scoured the deals you should check out for this week. Retailers are kicking off a number of deals this week including rare markdowns on a favored beauty brand and incredible discounts on jewelry. One retailer will launch their Black Friday sales this Friday, Nov. 19, so you'll want to mark the date down on your calendar. For our "What's Hot" section, we talked to a couple of merchants who gave us insight on trends in toys, gifts and home decor. Notable product releases this week include a color eReader and a new release from Nintendo. And finally, for pre-orders, we're highlighting two big DVD releases among other things. Ok now, let's get into the specifics!
- 30% off BareMinerals RareMinerals at beauty.com. BareMinerals
rarely goes on sale! There are some great items to grab like the RareMinerals Blemish Therapy for $19.60 (reg. $28) and the RareMinerals Renew & Reveal Facial Cleanser for $18.20 (reg. $26).
- Killer Exclusive Deals for AOL Shoppers at MyJewelryBox including 20% off sitewide.
Get plenty of bling for a lot less cha-ching! The online merchant has generously marked off their goods for you, just by being an AOL Shopper. The deals are so so good: As much as 81% off their Silver & Diamond Jewelry
, 73% off Diamond Earrings
and 73% off Diamond Heart Pendant
. This is all in addition to MyJewelryBox's 20% sitewide offer for AOL Shoppers
. Is it too early to give thanks (to all the gifts you'll save on)?
- HDTVs for $499 or less at Amazon.com.
A selection of 19-inch to 42-inch TVs, 720p or 1080p, LCD , LED or Plasma Displays at Amazon are on sale for $499 or less
! Take this 40-inch TV
, which is marked down $220! Some of these HDTVs are also Internet-ready, so you can do all your internet activities (like checking Facebook or download a movie) from your couch
- Christmas Kickoff Sale at Kohl's
has marked select Diamond and Sterling Silver Jewelry 60% off, select outerwear 40 - 50% off and Food Network and Food Prep cookware 40 - 50%. You'll also find deals on Christmas decorations and home goods.
- Up to 30% off Select Kids' Gifts at Amazon.com.
The toys that are discounted are off some of the most-wanted toys and gifts of the year lists such as Barbie Video Girl
, which is $15 off and the Llama Llama Holiday Drama Book
which is 48% off.
- Black Friday prices starting this Friday, Nov. 19 at SEARS.
Yep, Black Friday starts a week earlier at SEARS. There will be Black Friday doorbusters all day on Nov. 19 and an extra $20 off $200 coupon offer valid Nov. 19 and 20. If you want to shop now, check out SEAR's Online Only Deal of the Day
and take advantage of their current free shipping offers including free shipping on all shoes (no minimum order).
Also, in case you haven't heard... CNNMoney
was able to obtain a copy of Wal-Mart's Black Friday 2010 Ad. The savings look amazing! According to the leaked Black Friday ad, some of the doorbusters will include a 32-inch Emerson 720p LCD HDTV for $198, a Magnavox Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player for $68, Video-Games from $7 and more than 90 DVDs for $1.96. Read the full CNNMoney article to see all the doorbuster deals
Don't forget, we're giving away a Mint Floor Cleaner to one lucky AOL Shopper!
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- "The spy category in children's toys is selling like hot cakes.
The technology is better than it has ever been and costs for this technology are more affordable than ever. Spy Net Video Watch
is in the running to be our hottest toy this year for boys 8+." -- Maile Oatmen, Associate Category Manager for Toys & Games at drugstore.com. Get up to 35% off Spy Net Toys now at drugstore.com
IN HOME DECOR
- "Tableware trends are changing from the classic idea of a perfect Thanksgiving table to something more meaningful and significant.
Family heirlooms mixed with handmade textiles
from Guatemala, recycled Mexican glassware
paired with your mother's wedding china or a tea set
from Thailand. Decor should be about handcrafted pieces that speak to you, evokes memories and reflect your own personality." -- Kat Kelly, Director of Merchandising at Novica.com. Explore tabletop textlies from around the world from $15.99
| Don't forget your holiday party hostess with gifts from $14.95
| Trim the tree with family with ornaments from $17.96
- "Citrine jewelry has been selling well this first half of November.
Citrine is the birthstone of November. Our silver sales have been strong. We've also been happy with our gold hoop sales." -- Robin Codner & Alan Woolff, VPs of Merchandising at Ice.com. Get the 2 3/4 Ct. Citrine Silver Hoop Earrings for $39 (regularly $50)
| 3 Ct. Tanzanite Sterling Silver Ring for $95 (regularly $135)
| 14K Tri-Color Gold Hoop Earrings for $115 (regularly $150)
Now, you can read your favorite magazines, newspapers and books and surf the Web in rich color, which will start shipping out this Friday, Nov. 19 to those who already pre-ordered it. Want one? Get it now for $249 + you'll get free shipping
(orders placed today will ship on or about 11/26) | About the product
- Wii uDraw Studio Game & Tablet.
Released this past Sunday, Nov. 14, this is expected to be a hot seller this Holiday season. In this game, you can use templates or your own creativity and talent to paint, draw, color and sketch using the tablet. Buy Wii uDraw Studio Game & Tablet for $69.96
| About the product
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Video Game.
This game in which you can play either a cop or race is out today, Nov. 16. Order this video game for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 and get $20 off a future video game purchase at Amazon.com. Buy it now for $59.99
- Jackie Evancho's O Holy Night.
Jackie Evancho is the 10-year-old singing sensation who performed on "America's Got Talent." This album is currently #2 on Amazon's Best-Seller list
. The album releases today, Nov. 16. Buy it now for $8
- Bruce Springsteen's The Promise: The Darkness On the Edge of Town Story (3 CD/3 DVD).
This is a great gift idea for the ultimate Bruce Springsteen fan! The set, which comes out today, Nov. 16, features more than four hours of live concert film and never-before-seen footage of home rehearsals and interviews. Buy it now for $79.99 (reg. $119.98)
| Buy just the CD for $13.99
- Exclusive New White Smart Phones at Best Buy.
Now available at Best Buy are AT&T's Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
, AT&T's Dell Streak
and Verizon's Samsung Fascinate
and at great values too! With new 2-year contracts, the Xperia is only $49.99 (reg. $399.99), the Dell Streak is $299.99 (reg. $549.99) and the Fascinate is $149.99 (reg. $599.99).
- Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album.
Glee decks the halls and gets you in the holiday spirit! It goes on sale today, Nov. 16. Buy it now for $9.99
- Samsung Galaxy Tab (Android Tablet)
. We mentioned this to you in last week's edition of "Best Things to Buy This Week
", but a notable thing to note this week is that it releases to AT&T this Sunday, Nov 21 and that you can get it without the contract. About the product
| Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab Cases & Covers from as low as $10.99
- Ke$ha: Cannibal.
This year's breakout artist, Ke$ha, has a new album out Nov. 22. We're looking forward to some new catchy tunes. Pre-order it for $7.99 (20% off)
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Didn't catch the third installment of Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster vampire series or want to watch it all over again? It comes out on Dec. 4. Pre-order the single-disc edition DVD now for $16.99 (41% off)
The blockbuster hit of the summer that wowed audience (and confused them too) releases on Dec. 7. Pre-order it now for $16.99 (41% off)
- Limited Edition Super Mario All-Stars for the Wii.
Pre-order sales for this game, which will be sold in stores Dec. 12, was ranked in the top 10
this past week at GameStop. Pre-order it now for $29.99
Which deals will you take advantage of above or which products will you buy? Leave us a comment below! Don't forget to come back to AOL Shopping next Tuesday, Nov. 23 for our next "Best Things to Buy This Week." You could also bookmark this page
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