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2018 Black Friday Sales

2018 Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday is the time of year where all the kitchen appliances that I have been talking about buying actually go on sale but then I never have my shit together enough to buy them. Not this year baby! I scrounged the depths of the internet for the best sales and put them all right here for you. There are even local Connecticut businesses getting in on the fun this year.

Local Businesses

I’ll be updating this section throughout the day

Buy a Max Restaurant Group gift card online today through Monday, November 26, and receive Max Vantage points (if you’re a member) plus 20% of your gift card purchase loaded onto your Max Vantage Card. Non-members will receive a promo card worth 20% of their purchase sent to their house.

In honor of Black Friday, Flanders Fish Market is offering a FREE insulted tote bag with the purchase of a $50+ gift card. Enjoy a meal in their dining room and get FREE cup of clam chowder with your meal. On Cyber Monday you’ll receive 10% off all gift cards purchased online.

Receive 25% off entrees and bottles of wine on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 23 and 24) at Chapter One in Guilford.

Buy a $100 gift card at Millwright’s Restaurant, The Cook and The Bear, or Porron and Pina and receive a $20 off card.

DISH in Hartford is offering 25% off food and beverage before Nov. 25 by showing this voucher.

Head into Joey Garlic’s in Newington and Manchester to receive a $10 customer appreciation card for every $50 you spend in gift cards.

Hartford Baking Company is offering a $20 bonus card with the purchase of a $100 gift card. The offer is valid today through Nov. 25 and can be purchased at either of their locations.

Note Kitchen and Bar in Bethel is offering 10% off all gift cards today.

For every $75 gift card you buy at Mezon Tapas in Danbury, you get a $15 gift card.

Head into Pure Alchemy Juice Bar in Wallingford today and get a $25 gift card for $20, a $50 gift card for $40, and a $125 gift card for $100. Plus get 15% off any one day juice feast. Today, in store only.


Anthropologie is offering 30% off EVERYTHING in stores and online. It’s a great time to grab some cute mugs as stocking stuffers or office favors, a pretty cheese board to impress your guests during the holidays, an embroidered oven mitt for a hostess gift, or a beautiful counter top juicer so that you can have alllll the fresh squeezed orange juice this winter.


Amazon has lots of great deals this year including the Anova sous vide cooker for 50% off, that Instant Pot that everyone and their mother is talking about for 50% off, a Ninja blender for 38% off, a Coravin wine preservation system that your dad will probably love for 50% off, and a 6 piece nonstick bake wear set for less than $20.


Spend $50 at Target and get a 20% off coupon emailed to you. Across the board the two best deals of the day are probably the KitchenAid Professional 5 Qt Mixer on sale for 51% off, and the Crock Pot that you can scoop up for just TEN DOLLARS.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is Buy One Get One 50% all day. Which makes it a great time to pick up the only cookbook that I have flipped through and been like “wow yes, I am going to make every single thing in here,” along with the 1 liter water bottle I use to keep myself hydrated on long flights, or a set of millennial pink dinnerware.

West Elm

West Elm’s Black Friday event includes 40% off select kitchen and barware items, PLUS with code SAVEMORE get 15% off $100 purchase or more, 20% off $500 or more, $25 off $1000 or more, and 30% off $3000 or more. So, besides it being a great time to buy a new couch, you can also get the only cute trivet I’ve ever seen, a new bar cart, pretty gold utensils, or metal bendy straws since plastic straws are bad.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma is going crazy and offering this Staub Cast-Iron Dutch Oven for 75% off, The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer for 50% off, and a Wusthof Gourmet 12 Piece Knife Block Set for 65% off. Plus get free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP.

Cyber Monday Sales

Cyber Monday Sales

2018 Connecticut Voter Guide

2018 Connecticut Voter Guide