Best Places For 2012 Black Friday Shopping Deals In Houston

November 13, 2012 7:00 AM

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As black Friday approaches shoppers make their lists and check new sales constantly before they head out to do their holiday shopping. Many of the name-brand department stores will release their black Friday sales advertisements in the mail, newspapers and online. Bloggers will get sneak peeks at upcoming black Friday sales, but these are the area’s best  black Friday shopping deals.

Spec’s
2410 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-8787
www.specsonline.com

Spec’s is a locally and family owned specialty store, with several locations throughout the Houston area, well-known for a large selection of beers and wines. Spec’s stores are so much more than just a big warehouse of wine and beer selections — they’re also home to gourmet food and menu items, glass and bar ware as well as specially designed gift baskets. If you find a gift basket you like, it is a good idea to buy it then, because there is a good chance it won’t be there later. To get the best possible deals and sales during the holiday season, make sure you have the key to savings: the Spec’s key card, which is free to get and it “unlocks” savings throughout the stores. Look for “on sale now” signs and Spec’s specialty picks for even more savings on everything from food and beverages to baskets and gifts when black Friday shopping.

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One Green Street
3423 White Oak Drive
Houston, Texas 77007
(281) 888-9518
www.onegreenstreet.com

One Green Street offers a selection of unique and eco-friendly clothing, cosmetics, gifts, skin care products, snacks, towels, soaps and blankets. One of the best things about shopping at One Green Street is the surprises you may find as selections change, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find your favorites each time you shop there. Peruse online, no-paper ads from this environmentally friendly store, which include those products that are just in as well as the special deals available. Shopping there on black Friday promises all of the sales and more of a green Friday than the harrowing shopping experience of hitting up mall sales.
IKEA–Houston
7810 Katy Freeway at Antoine
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 688-7867
www.ikea.com/

IKEA Houston black Friday deals are a well-kept secret often right up until days before the sale. One way to make sure you know about its black Friday sales and specials is to become part of its “family.” The IKEA family is free to sign up for and provides shoppers with monthly savings and discounts, which include extra time in the play land for your children, free food or drinks in the stores restaurant as well as a list of specials and discounts available only by using the family card. That’s not the only way to save on black Friday. Most of the stores’ black Friday specials are available on a one sheet in the store, or you can sign up for the store newsletter, which will provide you with your super-secret list of savings on everything from toys to décor and more including great gift ideas for friends and family.
Conn’s
8201 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 774-2727

Black Friday seems to bring out the geek in many as we shop for the best possible deals on electronics, computers, and entertainment equipment. Conn’s Black Friday sales offer special hours and specials deals throughout their many departments including electronics, appliances, furniture, mattresses, lawn equipment and computers. Shoppers are sure to find a special savings on the new electronic they want to give and to get.

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Whole Foods Markets–Houston 
701 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 284-1260
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Whole Foods may be well known for its large selection of organic and natural food products, but what shoppers may not know is that there are also daily deals, specials and even coupons available at six area Houston stores. These sales and daily deals are not just for food but for a large selection of great gift ideas including soaps, make-up, shoes, flowers, chocolates, wine, teas, coffee and décor, and they’re always better on black Friday. Just imagine the great green gifts you can buy for the tree-hugging friend or family member, knowing that they are fair trade certified. The best place to find Whole Foods Markets-Houston deals are on its website and by signing up for its newsletter.

Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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