I have a confession to make. I used to be a die-hard Black Friday shopper. I know, I know...commercialism and all that. But, the fact is, before all the extreme craziness started and stores started staying open all Thanksgiving day, it was fun to get out early Friday morning and get some deals on Christmas presents. Now, stores fight to open earlier and earlier, and Black Friday shopping isn't even on Friday. So, I might head out for a few deals on Friday, but I'm not planning to be a part of the craziness.
Another reason to avoid the craziness and crowd now is that so many great deals can be found online. Why fight the crowds when I can shop at home and save money? Shopping online you can find deals on toys and electronics and more. Homeschool curriculum publishers are offering some awesome deals for Black Friday as well. If you're needing curriculum or planning ahead for next year, there are some really great Black Friday sales around.
In this post, I'm sharing some of the best deals I've found. Whether you're shopping for Christmas gifts or homeschool curricula, you can get these Black Friday deals from the comfort of home.
Bright Ideas Press
Bright Ideas Press offers quite a few popular homeschool curricula choices, including Mystery of History, Illuminations, WonderMaps and more. For Black Friday through Cyber Monday, you can receive 20% off of everything you purchase (except bundle packages).
Details: Use code fridayblack and receive 20% on your entire order from Bright Ideas Press. You can use the code as many times as you like during the sale but cannot use it in conjunction with other coupon codes.
Compass Classroom offers curricula for economics, Bible, history, vocabulary and more. I've had the opportunity to try several of their great products, and I've really liked them. You can read my review of the Economics for Everybody class here. My high school students are using it for their credit in economics this year. From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, you can get up to 50% off on many of their curriculum choices.
Details: Shop the Black Friday sale page to find all the great sales from 25-50% off and some free resources.
His Mercy Is New
His Mercy is New is the shop of author Candace Crabtree. Candace has some beautiful devotionals that encourage readers in their walk with Christ and guide readers to praying through the Scriptures. Last year I had the privilege of reviewing Jesus: Light of the World, a devotional that guides the whole family to pray through the Scriptures during Advent. Candace's devotionals are half off for Black Friday, and she has a brand new devotional releasing on Black Friday- 31 Days to Overcoming Fear: Battling our Fears With the Power of God's Word. This devotional will be part of the half off sale as well.
Details: All of Candace's ebooks will be half off on Black Friday. No coupon code is needed. The sale prices are marked in the shop.
NotebookingPages.com is an awesome site full of great, printable notebooking pages you can use in your homeschooling. There are science pages, history pages, state study pages, holiday pages and more. They offer sets of notebooking pages for sale, but the best deal on their site is the lifetime membership. With membership, you can access anything on the site as well as any new pages added. For Black Friday weekend, there is $25 off of the normal lifetime membership price of $97.
Details: $25 off of the normal Notebooking pages.com membership price from November 27-30.
Educents offers a wide variety of curricula for all ages as well as lots of great deals on educational toys and games. On top of their normal great deals, you can get an extra 10% off and free shipping November 27-30. You can read about some great Minecraft deals and deals on multiplication practice in some of my recent posts.
Details: Use the code GIVETHANKS when you check out to get 10% and free shipping from Educents.
Maestro Classics offers CDs with classical music and an engaging story. We've reviewed for Maestro Classics twice. Most recently we had the opportunity to review their brand new Nutcracker CD. On Black Friday, the store has CDs for up to 70% off.
Details: Find CDs for up to 70& off at the Maestro Classics store on Black Friday.
Home School Adventure Co.
Home School Adventure Co. offers homeschool curriculum that helps teach students from a Christian worldview. Their materials help equip students to think and discuss and understand the why behind what they believe. They have some great resources like this journal to study Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis that I was able to review some time ago. For Black Friday, all of their digital resources are 40% off.
Details: For November 26-December 1, you can 40% off of the digital resources at Home School Adventure Co. when you use the code THANKFUL-40.
Currclick offers all kinds of digital downloads, including lapbooks, copywork, unit studies, workbooks, and more. They also have live classes available for a variety of topics. Currclick is having a huge Black Friday sale as well as some special Cyber Monday doorbusters with fifteen deeply discounted bundles available.
Details: The Black Friday sale will be live from 10 am on Friday, November 27 until 10 am on December 1. Curriculum and live classes will be on sale, and you can find the sales here. On Cyber Monday, November 30, beginning at 10 am, you can find fifteen curriculum bundles at a deep, deep discount. For example, one bundle of curriculum regularly priced at over $100 will be on sale for $10! You can find the Cyber Monday bundles here.
Okay, I'll admit it...Amazon is not specifically for homeschool moms, of course, but it's one of my favorite shop online places for Christmas gift deals. You can find all of their Black Friday deals here. And...one of the greatest deals available now through November 30 is the Kindle for Kids deal.
Details: Through November 30 get the newest Kindle (the Paperwhite version) with a kid-friendly cover and two-year warranty for $69.99. That's half off the regular price. If you're looking for a Kindle that your child can read without the distraction of a tablet where they can surf the web or play games, this Kindle for Kids package is a really good deal.
Those are some of the best goodies I've seen for Black Friday shopping. There are several of those curriculum sales that I'm hoping to visit myself! If you're looking for some homeschool mom, Black Friday deals that you can enjoy without braving the crowds and standing in lines, check them out.
Are you going Black Friday shopping?