Want to avoid succumbing to the dirty, Black Friday "doorbuster" secrets harbored by the big-box retailers? I don't know about y'all, but I prefer the un-trampled version of my face, especially if it means I only get $25 off a $700 flat-screen TV out of the deal. That's why, with the help of the real doorbusters listed below, I plan to shop local this Black Friday.
Here is a preview of the deals that will be available at T-Town area retailers:
BCBC Modern. Mention the ad on pg. 19 of the Nov. 19 edition of Urban Tulsa Weekly and get 25 percent off any one accessory from this ultra-hip furniture store that makes its home at 51st and Sheridan. Make haste, my friends, because this offer ends Nov. 30.
Little Black Dress. Spend $100 at this Cherry Street women's boutique, get 10 percent off. Want an even better deal? Spend $250, get 15 percent off; spend $400, get 25 percent off. Wow - those are good deals on designer wear, people. Good this Friday and Saturday only, from 10am-6pm.
Eco Baby + Kids. Get 15 percent off throughout this kids' Brookside store where Mom can shop guilt-free when you bring in clothing and other essentials for infants and children up to age 5 during the first week of December (Nov. 30-Dec. 5) to benefit Emergency Infant Services.
Baby Bump. Anyone taking advantage of the Eco Baby + Kids/Emergency Infant Services offer also gets 15 percent off spa and ultrasound services at this new Brookside boutique and u/s studio for mommies-to-be.
Rock All Access. Bring the ad on pg. 20 of the Nov. 19 edition of Urban Tulsa Weekly into this south Tulsa treasure trove of all the rock star clothes you always wanted (for you and your mini-you) before noon on Black Friday and get $50 off True Religion goodies. Plus, get up to 70 percent off select merchandise from 10am-8pm.
Spexton Designer Handcraft. Take advantage of the BOGO sale on over 50 new bangle and neckwear designs for women handcrafted one at a time by these Tulsa-based contemporary jewelry geniuses, now through Dec. 24. Check out this incredible deal - really, folks, when you see this jewelry and the craftsmanship that goes into each piece, you'll fall over yourself trying to agree with me - at the downtown location on Third Street as well as at the new location on Brookside.
Shoe Gypsy. Clip the ad on pg. 43 of this week's UTW and get 15 percent off any purchase of $100 or more. If this deal won't get you into this new, cute little shoe shop on Cherry Street (as if the shoes weren't enough), nothing will. Plus, if you like big, fat gift cards - think, $100 - text the word "GYPSY" to 74700 for a chance to win just that.
QuikTrip. Get $1 off any QT Kitchens wrap, sandwich or salad when you present the coupon printed at Coupons.com. We can only hope there will one day be coupons for the taquitos, my personal favorite food offering at this Broken Arrow-based convenience store chain. Yum, yum.
The Glass Slipper. Sleep in and save anyway at this little shoe boutique at 81st and Lewis. Get 20 percent off any footwear purchase of $100 or more made before 4:30pm on Sunday.
Tulsa Stained Glass. Celebrate Black Friday by staying the heck out of it. Instead, stop by TGS/Art Play Center on the southwest corner of 41st and Memorial between 10am and 5pm and make a free holiday ornament. Refreshments will be served, too.
The Cigar Box. There's nothing like a nice cigar on Christmas Eve. Or, on New Years Eve. Or, on any eve, for that matter. Stock up cigars and accessories this Black Friday and into the weekend and get a $10 gift certificate for spending $25.
In your far-flung attempts to gather local Black Friday deals, don't forget to take advantage of the still-effective offers listed in these previous versions of The Tulsa Slice of the Coupon Craze:
- Gardner's Used Books & Comics, Priscilla's and Feet First for Kids in the Nov. 16 edition of TSCC
- The Melting Pot, Sage Culinary Studio, Baby Booty, Happy First, Little Black Dress and Spa Lux in the Nov. 8 edition of TSCC
- Car Trends, Dog Dish, Utica Square, Backwoods, Southern Agriculture, The Crossing Wine & Spirits and Star Jewelers in the Nov. 1 edition of TSCC
Got a local deal staked out and you're not afraid to share? Leave the details in the comments, or feel free to e-mail me the need-to-know goods.