NerdWallet continues its analysis of Black Friday ad leaks with the new Stein Mart ad. If you’re not planning at shopping at the merchant Black Friday weekend, check out our Black Friday page to see what other ads have been released.
The Black Friday advertisement scan for Stein Mart, the national department store chain based in Jacksonville, Florida, is now out and available for our review. Stein Mart’s ad lists 42 items over 4 pages. The store will open its door at 7am and the sale will last all day on Black Friday.
Here are a few of the best deals of the Stein Mart ad:
|Stein Mart Black Friday 2012 Ad Item||Black Friday Price|
|Bandolino Misses Jeans||$14.96|
|BCBG Misses Loungewear Pants||$24.96|
|Famous Maker Leather Gloves||$17.96|
|Gloria Vanderbilt Misses Denim||$14.96|
|Ladies Coats||50% off|
|Haspel Men’s Ties||$5.96|
|NY Apparel Misses Velour Sets (Assorted Colors)||$14.96|
|Perry Ellis Men’s Sweater||$14.96|
|Russell Men’s Fleece||$7.96|
|Russell Men’s Warm-Up Set||$19.96|
|US Sweaters Misses Turtleneck Sweaters||$12.96|
|Hickory Comforter Set (4-pc.)||$59.96|
|Microfiber Queen or King Quilt||$14.96|
|The Sharper Image Wireless Headphones||$17.96|
|Polaroid 7″ Tablet||$79.96|
|Holiday Décor (Entire Stock)||50% off|
|Drinkware Set (18-pc.)||$9.99|
|Programmable Crock Pot (6-qt.)||$24.96|
|Coby 19″ LED HDTV w/ DVD Player||$129.96|
|Kathy Van Zeeland Rolling City Bag||$24.96|
As you can tell, the majority of the Stein Mart ad is clothing items with a splash of home and kitchen, watches, electronics, bed and bathroom and one TV. The apparel items are quite affordable, usually under $20.
There are some extremely cheap watches as well, going for $7.96. This is only a $2 cut, down from $9.99, but the ad says the ladies’ watches can “compare at $24.99” and the men’s watches can “compare at $20.” The Stein Mart ad doesn’t list the models of any of the watches – surely not brand name – but $7.96 is a very low price and might be work it even if the thing only tells time.
The electronics, while not the main items of the ad, occupy the most real estate on the front page of the ad. There’s a cheap Coby 19” LED HDTV and a discounted Polaroid 7” Tablet. Both are only cut $20 from their original price, but the ad again claims that similar models are available at other stores for over $100 more than the Stein Mart Black Friday price.
On Black Friday only too you can get 50% off you entire purchase of Red Dot Clearance. This is somewhat of a rarity on Black Friday – most retailers won’t allow you to take another discount off already reduced prices – so if you find any overlooked treasures in the clearance section, know that you’ll be able to enjoy Black Friday pricing on those items.
The most creative part of the Stein Mart ad, however, is easily the “scratch & save” discount printed on every physical ad. From 7am to 12 noon on Black Friday shoppers can bring the ad into a Stein Mart store and scratch off the coating to see if they’ve won a coupon of $10, $20, $50 or $100 dollars off.
There are a couple of key restrictions here – shoppers must make a minimum pre-tax purchase of $10 and the coupon must be scratched off in-store. The coupon will be voided if it has been scratched off outside the store. So if you get the Stein Mart ad in the mail and can’t wait to see if you’re a winner, wait – otherwise you’ll void your savings.
Check out the full Stein Mart ad scans (click to view larger):