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The Best Black Friday 2012 Deals

Gigundo Black Friday promotions are as intrinsic to the third week of November as turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. But preparing for them shouldn't require the same up-to-your-elbows-in-giblets work. This year, we've simplified things by compiling a handy list of the best markdowns happening. Click through to save yourself some time for pumpkin scooping and crust rolling. (Or dialing the caterer—hey, more time for shopping!)

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Zarahome.com

For one day only, you'll get 20 percent off everything from flower-printed satin sheets to pillows with feather trim to metallic wicker stools. Also, domestic ground shipping will be free for all orders.


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Cardigannewyork.com

Visit the brand's website from between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to receive up to 80 percent off all men's and women's sweaters many of which are, obviously, cardigans.


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Athleta

Instead of offering product discounts, the activewear company's stores are hosting "Take a Breather From Black Friday" events on November 23 with free fitness classes with healthy snacks on the house. Visit Athleta.com/stores to find a participating location near you.


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Casa.com

To avoid the Black Friday rush, this sale will actually start on Wednesday, November 21—and run through Cyber Monday—with thousands of home goods slashed between 20 and 50 percent off. Some of the offers will include a 20 percent markdown on Dwell Studio pieces and an additional 25 percent off bakeware orders of $50 or more.


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Perryellis.com

All Black Friday long, the website will by taking 40 percent all orders and shipping for free. Some of the currently full-priced pieces up for nearly-half off grabs include a $118.80 Melton peacoat (now $198) and a cozy men's argyle sweater for $81 ($135 right now).


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A Pea in the Pod

Beginning on Wednesday, November 21 until supplies run out, stores will give customers who spend over $300 a free Britax Carrier. If you didn't already know, those are super supportive body slings for hands-free baby toting.


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Destination Maternity stores and Destinationmaternity.com

For buying over $125 worth of designer maternity merchandise from brands like Splendid, J Brand and Vince between November 21 to December 24, shoppers will receive a $75 Restaurant.com credit.


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Motherhood Maternity stores and Motherhood.com

Anyone who spends over $75 either online or in-store on anything—that includes Jessica Simpson maternity wrap dresses paneled denim from Loved by Heidi Klum—will receive a $50 gift card to Restaurants.com. This promotion runs from November 21 to December 24.


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Swarovski-crystallized.com

From Black Friday proper until Sunday, November 25, select crystallized pieces from designers like  Dannijo and Ben Amun are going to be 30 percent off. Among the markdowns is the Dannijo Ines Necklace for $310.80 (was $444) and a $417.60 Erickson Beason ring (was $522).


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A|X Armani Exchange

Both in-stores and online, all purchases $150 or more will have $50 lopped off. Available items range from ruched party dresses to button-down blouses.


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Siralistairrai.com

As of Wednesday, November 21, until Tuesday, November 27th, the site's entire stock off ikat scaves and printed totes will be half off.


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H&M

First, from November 19 to 21, the Swedish chain is offering "Pre-Black Friday" deals starting at $7. After Thanksgiving, however, the price on some items, such as select women's dresses and sweaters, will drop to $5. Also, the first 100 customers at every H&M location on November 23 will receive "scratch off" tickets valued up $300. (Which would score you 60 $5 pieces, FYI.)


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Sears

Opening at 8 PM on Thanksgiving and 4 AM on Black Friday, Sears will have over 1,000 doorbuster deals to score on. Some of the offers include a 32-inch HDTV for $97, regularly $599 diamond jewelry for $99 and NordicTrack fleece that normally costs $30 for $9.99.


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Walmart

Spread across three rounds of doorbuster events—8 PM and 10 PM on Thanksgiving and Black Friday morning at 5 AM—the store is offering thousands of markdowns on everything from electronics to coveted kid's toys. Customers can expect to find $148 Emerson® 32” 720p LCD TVs, Razor A Kick Scooters for $25 and more.


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Toys R Us

Like many other mega chains, Toys R Us has opted to open it's door on Thanksgiving night, at 8 PM, rather than make it's customers wait all night. Those who arrive after T-day dinner will be rewarded with incredibly affordable toys, games and other children's products. For example: The Fisher-Price Grand Dollhouse will be $39.99 (listed at $79.99) and 40 percent will be taken off all kid's flip-open sofas and high-back chairs.


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Macys

Since there's going to be clothes for everyone in the family, homegoods and electronics involved in this sale event, it's a great place to cross off most of your list. Expect to find $79.99 women's coats from Kenneth Cole, Nine West and Nautica and his and her Levi's leather jackets for $99.99 within the onslaught of deals.


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Shopbop

From Wednesday, November 21 to 26, the site is offering a tiered discount system. Purchases of $250 or more are marked 20 percent off, $500, 25 percent, $1,000 slashed 30 percent and—biggest of all—orders over $1,500 will be marked 35 percent off. This extends to everything on the entire e-commerce platform, from Equipment blouses to leather pants by Helmut Lang.


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J.Jill

Customers will receive 25 percent off their entire purchase both online and in-store between November 21 and 26. This promotion even includes many items—like the "Quintessential cardigan" and "Perfect Tank"—that will already be marked down. Also, all orders over $100 will be shipped on the house.


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Hankypanky.com

Those who didn't make the brand's recent sample sale will get a second chance with two for $35 boyshorts (normally $29 each), 75 percent off zodiac thongs and black/pink lollipop collegiate gear—in addition to items from select schools—marked 40 percent off. Also, there will be free shipping. Deals run from 12:01 AM November 22 to 11:59 PM November 26.


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DKNY

Right now, sale product is marked 40 percent off but this coming Friday and Saturday, in stores only, there'll be an additional 30 on top of that. For example, dresses that retailed for $355 and went on sale for $212 will cost $149. Once $265 pumps priced now for $158 are going to be $110. Additionally, all dresses, including full priced ones, will be an extra 30 percent off. And, even if you can't shop in person. five percent of ANY DKNY purchase in-store, online or at an outlet will go to hurricane Sandy relief, so it's worth spending where you can.


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Burningtorchinc.com

Any orders to the Cali-based boutique placed between November 22 and 26 will be be automatically marked 15 percent off and, for over $300 purchases, shipped for free. This little party dress dress for instance would go from $497 to $422.


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A-thread.com

Use the code BLACKFRIDAY10 to get 10 percent off an order of $150 or more, BLACKFRIDAY15 for 15 percent off purchases between $151 and $200 and  BLACKFRIDAY20 to score 20 percent off a over-$200 buy. Also, several items will be drastically marked down, like camis for $5 and some $10 accessories. All offers run between November 23 and 26.


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The Body Shop

Not only will you be able to buy any three separate items for only $30 but, by doing so, have access to two exclusive gift sets for only $25 each. Each one has 14 pieces of products and makes a great holiday present for your mom/sister/boss/brother's wife/yourself…


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