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Hi! My name is Witold Sadowski and I am the founder of BlackerFriday.com. I have an MBA from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA and a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. After many years as a Sr. Manager working in the online marketing industry for companies such as Adobe Systems, Commission Junction, and Coupons.com, responsible for direct revenues of up to $50+ million annually, I decided it was time to take a break from the corporate world and started Blacker Friday in 2012 to pursue my real passion — helping people save money. Ever since I was a little boy selling pencils in the playground to my kindergarden friends, later collecting aluminum cans from all my neighbors in elementary school to support my baseball card addiction, eventually becoming an eBay Power Seller in my older years to support my college education, I had an eye for spotting deals. I’ve taken what I have learned over the years and built Blacker Friday to bring you the best Black Friday rumors, predictions, and news website. Fortunately I'm not alone in this - We have a great team of dedicated folks helping make this site possible. If you would like to connect with me you can do so on my Linkedin page, on our site’s Facebook page, or write me an email. Thanks for checking us out and I look forward to hearing from you!

Lush After Christmas “Boxing Day” Sale 2018

2018:

Lush Cosmetics never has any sales – not on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Labor Day, or any other day of the year, except for one — the day after Christmas (also known as Boxing Day in Canada and the UK). Fortunately Christmas is right around the corner and so are the deals! So what can you expect Lush to offer us this year?

While we don’t know the exact sale details yet, last year it was buy one get one free on select items (and there was a ton to choose from!). However you had to be quick in your decision making because many of their most popular items sold out within hours. The sale will likely again began at 9:00AM the day after Christmas (Dec 26th), both online and in stores. Of course we’ll post an update here once we know more — Check back soon for the latest news!

What are some of your favorite Lush products? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


2017:

Updated on Tuesday, December 26, 2017: Bye bye Christmas, hello after Christmas sales! Get ready because Lush will be launching their once a year “boxing day” sale early this morning.

Shop online at lushusa.com beginning 6:00AM PST/9:00AM EST or when your local store opens later today to get buy one, get one free on select items. They’ll be plenty to choose from but just keep in mind that everything is “while supplies last” and like we see every year, the popular items sell out lightning fast (after all, this is Lush’s only sale of the year… and it lasts just one day).

There’s a limit of up to 40 items per online order. Online shoppers can hold items for a maximum of 15 minutes every time an item is added to your cart. As you add qualifying BOGO items to your cart, your order total will be automatically adjusted so every second qualifying item is free, in order of price (no coupon needed to apply the discount). See store or site for official sale terms and conditions. Offer for U.S. customers only (as far as we can tell!).


2016:

From face mask to bath bombs, you’ll find many of your favorites on sale starting at 9:00am December 26th at Lush’s Boxing Day sale. The discounts range across products, some at up to 50% off, just not everything is included (I’m bummed their best selling Cupcake face mask is excluded). If you find something you like then you’ll have to be quick as they are known to sell out fast (and I mean really fast… within hours of going live).

No promo code needed for any of the items as the sale prices are already marked. Shop in-stores and online — U.S. customers only. See store for offer terms and details.


2015:

Starting online at 9:00AM EST on December 26, 2015 and at all local stores when they open their doors in the morning, will be the one day in the entire year where you can pick up any of your favorite Lush products at buy-one get-one free!! That includes our favorites, the Butterball Bath Bomb and Cupcake Fresh Face Mask. However you has to shop early as most of the best sellers were gone within the first few hours of the sale.

To shop and for more details, visit lushusa.com or your nearest store. We’ve posted the 2015 ad scan below so you can take a look at the terms and conditions of the offer.

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TurboTax Deals, Discounts & Coupons – December 2018

Updated on Thursday, December 13, 2018: We here at Blacker Friday don’t just monitor all of the most popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but also track many of our favorite offers year-round. And because almost nothing gets us as excited as paying our taxes (yes, we’re joking), we’re tracking all of this year’s TurboTax coupons, deals and service codes.

Here are all the TurboTax offers available now:

  • $20.00 off the Deluxe or Premier Online versions — Offer valid through January 31, 2019.
  • $30.00 off the Self-Employed Online version — Offer valid through January 31, 2019.
  • $10.00 off TurboTax CD/Download versions. You’ll have your choice of TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, or Home & Business. Offer valid through January 31, 2019.
  • 29% off the Quickbooks/TurboTax Self-Employed Bundle — If you already use Quickbooks to run your business accounting, then this offer is definitely worth taking a look at.
  • Military discount — All E1 through E5 ranking military personnel can qualify for free federal and state filing TurboTax Deluxe. If you need Premier, Self-Employed, or TurboTax Live federal products then a $5.00 off discount is offered. E6 and above ranking military personnel get a $5 off discount or more on all TurboTax federal products.
  • File for free online — You’ll pay nothing at all to file your federal and state taxes with the TurboTax Free Edition if you have a simple tax return. There’s no better deal than that! Just remember that this option is for folks that have a really simple tax for to send in. That means if you need itemized dedications, have business income to report, have rental properties, stock sales, or other special items you need to report to the IRS, then you’ll have to get one of the paid versions.

So what about those bank and credit union offers? Well, all those discounts from a few years ago, including our favorite TurboTax Bank of America discount, is no longer being offered. BofA has ended their partnership with TurboTax back at the end of 2015 (you’ll see that the discount link is gone from their “offers” tab once you login to your BofA account). The partnerships at many of the other financial institutions around that time as well.

Just so you know, in years past, TurboTax used to team up with some of the top banking and financial institutions to offer partner clients a break on their popular at home tax preparation software – Like what we’ve seen before from Bank of America. However, probably because everyone had access to the offers anyway, it appears that they have moved away from offering specific partner discounts and just offer a general discount for everyone from time to time. Plus they probably had to pay their partners a commission or some sort of fee to get exposure on partner websites or newsletters.

But wait… There may be another tax deal from Bank of America.

The folks at H&R Block have picked up where TurboTax has left off. We’ve seen them offer Bank of America customers 10% cash back if you pay for your H&R Block tax service with a qualifying BofA credit or debit card (up to a maximum of $28.00 back). We haven’t seen it offered yet for the 2019 tax season but scroll down the page to see what was offered last last and where you could find it.

To search for the offer, you will need to login to your online Bank of America account. Once there, navigate to the “cash back deals” link in the top bar. It should look something like this below although it might vary depending on your client level (we have a basic account):

On the main deals page the offer is amount the first five listed so you shouldn’t have any problems finding it.

What we’re just not sure of is if the cash back is only valid for in-person filing at your local H&R Block office or if their online software programs qualify as too. You’ll have to check with them for full details.

Swarovski After Christmas Sale 2018

2018:

Swarovski is known for having big Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, but do the deals return again once Christmas is behind us? Sure they do! So what’s coming?

It’s still too early for us to have Swarovski’s “official” end of year sale details to report but you’re likely to see a similar sale to last’s year starting on December 26th and running into the first few weeks of the new year. Last year it was 50% off a limited supply of select bracelets, necklaces, and earrings (and as a matter of fact, they ran the same sale in 2016 as well). Of course once we know more we will post an update here on Blacker Friday with all the details — Check back soon for the latest news!

Until then, you can take a moment to see Swarovski’s current sale items in their online outlet section of their store. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to find some last-chance items at up to 60% off (they’ve hidden the page so you’ll need to search “outlet” in their search box at swarovski.com to find it). And remember that free standard shipping applies to all U.S. orders of $75 or more. Good luck and happy bargain hunting!




What are you wishing to get at Swarovski’s after Christmas sale? Maybe one of their popular Stardust or Crystaldust bracelets? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this page.


2017:

Updated on Saturday, December 23, 2017: Swarovski’s after-Christmas sale is coming back, starting December 26th!

Shop their site between December 26, 2017 and January 21, 2018 to save up to 50% off select sale items, across all categories — From bracelets to watches, and more. Offer valid while supplies last, for shoppers within the United States. A similar offer is also available in Canada, and will run through January 28th, 2018. Just be quick because you can expect some of their best deals and popular sale items to sell out quickly.

See site for official terms and conditions.


2016:

Now that the madness of the holidays are officially behind us, it’s time to relax and focus a bit on yourself. And of course what wouldn’t make a girl more happy than some new Swarovski crystal jewelry — right?!

Well, Swarovski just launched their annual winter sale and this year you’ll have all the way through January 22, 2017, to save up to 50% off select jewelry, accessories, charms, watches, and home accessories in their online shop. There’s a lot to choose from so we won’t go into their details, just keep in mind that their best sellers will likely sell out quickly. And once it’s gone then, you know, you’re out of luck.

Be sure to come back and let us know in the comments if you were able to find come thing nice and a good price for yourself this year at Swarovski after Christmas sale.