Take advantage of special friends-and-family pricing

Friends and Family Sign
Friends and Family Sign

The holiday season is already upon us, a reminder that those of us who need to purchase gifts should get our butts in gear unless navigating a packed mall is our idea of a good time.

While Black Friday is a the most publicized shopping day of the year and still one of the best times to pick up deals on electronics, friends-and-family events remain one of my favorite times to buy gifts. Traditionally shoppers would have to spend precious time making new friends and rekindling old relationships to get invitations to special friends-and-family events, but the Internet has changed all of that.

The users over at Slickdeals.net have taken it upon themselves to pull together the most detailed list of friends-and-family deals to help you to get the most bang for your buck!

Here are a few of the "Friends and Family" offers currently available.

  • Beauty.com

  • Bloomingdale's

  • Sears

  • Eddie Bauer

  • Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy

  • Christmas Tree Shops

  • Cole Haan

  • Cost Plus

  • Crazy 8

  • Gymboree

  • Harry and David

  • Joann

  • Kmart

  • Kohls

  • Lane Bryant

  • Mandalay Bay

  • Sephora.com

  • The Limited

There are already over 20 stores offering discounts to friends and family members, with discounts ranging from 10 to 50% off! The full details for these deals, as well as coupons, are available at Slickdeals.net.

Many of these friends-and-family offers can be used online as well as in your local store. Be sure to check the restrictions and times as most of these deals are only good for a few days in November. Additionally some stores, like Sears, have a special after-hour's event just for friends and family. Finally, don't worry about making up an employee name to whom you are third cousin twice removed; once you have the coupon, the stores couldn't care less how you got it.