Discounts are UP for 2016 holidays – don’t miss them!
Macy’s at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon had on its site — for at least another 11 hours — what it calls the “Ultimate Pop-up Sale,” with women’s apparel 25 to 50 percent off; a Smashbox step-by-step contour kit on sale at $27 from $45; select styles in men’s designer collections between 25 and 60 percent off; 40 percent off select styles in women’s shoes and boots, as well as in women’s winter accessories, and between 55 and 75 percent off of select styles in fine jewelry marked clearance, among other promotions.
Not to be left out, Lord & Taylor on Wednesday was advertising for online and in-stores a pre-Thanksgiving Super Sale featuring three-day specials through Friday. The sale was 20 percent off regular-priced and sale items, with special deals for the three days, which had some items up to 40 percent off.
And if the promotions are deep now, the discounts could get deeper over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to Wallet Hub, Macy’s Inc. has the highest overall discount rate for 2016 Black Friday ads, followed by Stage Stores and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. The personal-finance web site surveyed 8,000 deals from 35 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2016 Black Friday ads. The overall discount rate at Macy’s was 63.4 percent, followed by Stage Stores at 62.8 percent and J.C. Penney at 62.8 percent. Others advertising steep discounts were: Kohl’s, 58.2 percent, Shopko, 55.6 percent and Sears, 43.9 percent.
In the Wallet Hub study, the overall average discount rate for Black Friday among the 35 retailers surveyed is 39 percent. The “toys” category had the biggest share of discounted items at 28.3 percent of all offers, while “books, movies and music” had the smallest share of discounted items at 0.9 percent.
Some scoop above from WWD on 11/17
The trick is be at the right place at the right time….use your browser and your feet. Have some great holidays and get things you need – not impulse shopping!