‘Tis the season to be merry, generous, thanksful…and broke. Black Friday is the official start to the holiday shopping season, and to help out bloggers, I’ve compiled a list of awesome deals from around the interest. The first section includes deals from bloggers on products and services that could help you, and the second section includes more traditional deals from chain stores like Best Buy and Walmart for products that many bloggers could use.
None of the below links are affiliate links. If you’re blogger with a deal on any of your products for Black Friday (or Cyber Monday…or the holidays in general), comment with the details below and I’m happy to add you to the list.
Awesome Deals from Bloggers Around the Internet:
1. First and foremost, I’m offering all BlogWorld readers $10 off my eBook for freelance writers. This deal is good starting today and lasts until 11:59 PM on November 30, 2010. To take advantage, simply make your purchase like normal, then email allison-at-abcontentonline.com with a note that you read about this deal at BlogWorld and I’ll send you an instant $10 refund. That’s nearly 50% off the normal price!
2. StudioPress, creators of the Genesis theme (as seen right here on BlogWorld!) and other amazing WordPress themes is offering 25% off for anyone who uses the coupon code ‘BLACK’ from now until Tuesday. According to Darren at Problogger, this will be the last time StudioPress offers a discount ever, so if you’ve been on the fence about one of their themes, now’s the time to buy!
3. Chris Ducker, from Virtual Business Lifestyle is offering $100 off a Brainstorming Session or $50 off at Virtual Staff Finder for all BlogWorld readers. All you have to do to take advantage is place your order like normal with a note that you read about this deal from Allison at BlogWorld and he’ll send you a refund. This sale is only good for 48 hours, so get your order in by Black Friday!
4. Wordart World by Jennifer is having a 50% off sale on Friday only. She has some beautiful word art for sale that you could use not just for virtual scrapbooking, but also on your blog or as part of your posts.
5. The Cyber Monday motherload? It’s an Epic 72-hour sale from Only72.com. From 10 AM EST on November 29 (Cyber Monday) to 10 AM EST on Dec 2, you can get 23 business guides for $97…and the normal price for all of those guides if you bought them separately? OVER $1000! The guides included in the package are from HUGE names like Chris Guillebeau, David Risley, Johnny B. Truant, Jade Craven, and Leo Babauta…and that just scrapes the surface. You want access? Gotta sign up at Only72.com. Believe me – this is a sale you do NOT want to miss.
6. If you need a logo for your blog, head over to Etsy and check out the Bella Fleur Designs Holiday Sale. You’ll get 20% off any of her pre-made logos, which are sold once and then retired. Her sale ends on Cyber Monday!
7. Nicole Rosen, The Finance Diva, is offer bloggers 40% off a custom quote of tax preparation and credit repair. You can contact her to help fix your credit score or pre-pay for your tax preparation using this deal. Remember, if you earned any money from blogging in 2010, you’re going to need to file a tax return by April 2011, so this is a great chance to save some money on that process. Her sale runs from Black Friday to the end of the month.
8. Though not a traditional Black Friday sale, Darren Rowse and Chris Garret’s new Problogger Academy starts on December 6 – and if you purchase all four weeks (rather than each week individually, you’ll only spend $99, which is a savings of over $20. You can sign up here from now to December 6 for access to the sessions, the course content, and a live webinar with the guys.
9. iPad owners, this one is for you – Collin Vine from The Trailblazing Life has teamed up with TabGrip to offer products for 10% off starting at midnight PST – just use the promo code “Melanie” when you place your order. You could also win an iPad or one of 10 TabGrips they’re giving away for the holidays just by telling them why you want one of their cases. Check out their Facebook page for details!
Chain Store Deals for Bloggers:
In addition to the great deals above from awesome bloggers, you might want to check out the below blogging-related deals from chain stores. I’ve left out one category – computers – simply because I’m not well-versed enough to know whether or not desktop and laptop prices are a good deal without a ton of research. But luckily, Gizmodo published an amazing Black Friday guide, so that’s definitely the best place to start if you have hopes of snagging a great computer deal this week!
The following deals are in-store on Black Friday, though if you’re interested in any of them, check with the specific store. Some are also offering the deals online or through the weekend.
- Ativa HD Camcorder from Office Depot, $69.99
- Canon PowerShot from Best Buy/Target, $129.99 – $179.99
- Canon EOS Rebel Lens Bundle from Walmart, $479
- Flip UltraHD from Walmart/Best Buy, $99
- GE Digital Camera from Kmart, $69.99
- Insignia AA Digital Camera from Best Buy, $59
- Kodak C183 Digital Camera from Walmart, $59
- Kodak Easyshare from Sam’s Club, $99.88
- Logitech Webcam from Office Depot, Buy One Get One Free
- Nikon Coolpix from Best Best/Target/Walmart, $79.99 – $349.99
- Polaroid V720 USB Digital Camcorder from Target, $49.99
- Sharper Image U Video Camcorder from JC Penney, $48.99
- Sony Cyber-shot from Walmart, $119.99
- Sony DCR-SR68 Handycam Digital Camcorder from Best Buy, $229.99
- Sony Handycam from Walmart, $189
- Sony SX44 Camcorder from Kmart, $199.99
- Vivitar Camera or Camcorder from Kmart, $39.99
- 8 GB USB Flash Drive from Office Depot, $12.99
- 8GB TwistTurn USB Flash Drive from Target, $14.99
- 64 GB USB Flash Drive from Office Depot, $99.99
- External Hard Drive (2TB) from Office Depot, $89.99
- External Hard Drive (640 GB) with Leather Wallet from Office Deport, $89.99
- Aluratek eReader from Kmart, $89.99
- Aluratek eReader from Office Depot, $89.99
- Nook from Best Buy, $99.99
- Literati eReader from Best Buy, $119.99
- Pandigital eReader from Best Buy, $139.99
- Case Logic Laptop Sleeves and Cases from Office Depot, 50% off
- iGo Charge Anywhere Charger with USB Charging Ports from RadioShack, $19.99
- Livescribe 2GB Smart Pen from Best Buy, $99.99
- Logitech Wireless Mouse/Keyboard Combo from Office Depot, $24.99 (after mail-in rebate)
- Logitech Wireless Mouse from Office Depot, $4.99 (after mail-in rebate)
- Maxwell Headphones from Kmart, 2 for $5
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 from Office Depot, $69.99 w/ any new PC
- P-Touch Labeler from Office Depot, $9.99
- Brother Mono Laser Printer from Office Depot, $49.99
- Canon All-in-One Wireless Printer from Office Depot, $29.99
- Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer from BestBuy, $19.99
- Samsung PIXMA Printer from Kmart, $19.99
You may also want to check out the Amazon Black Friday deals being offered, since there’s a lot of good stuff to be had for cheap on that site other the next week. Also, I lied. The Amazon link is an affiliate link. But none of the rest are!