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Black Friday Ad Scan: Music & Arts

Oct. 30, 2012
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The Music & Arts Black Friday ad scan is now available. Music & Arts, the instrument retailer based in Frederick, Maryland, will open its 100+ retail locations across 19 states at 8am on Black Friday morning and continue its Black Friday sales until Sunday the 25th.

Online shoppers will be able to get special deals at Music & Arts’ online store as early as Thanksgiving Day.  The prices listed in the ad scan, however, are exclusively in-store and are only valid while supplies last. Let’s take a closer look at these deals:

Music & Arts Black Friday 2012 Item Black Friday Price Original List Price % off
Jasmine Acoustic Guitars $99.99 $199.95 49.99%
Mitchell Junior Acoustic Guitar $79.99 $169.95 52.93%
Lanikai Ukuele $99.99 $249.95 60.00%
Hal Leonard Accessory Packs $19.99-$29.99 $29.99-$39.99 25.00-33.34%
Guitar Stand $5.99 $19.95 69.97%
Casio Digital Piano $299.99 $449.95 33.33%
Sound Percussion Junior Drum Set $99.95 $199.95 50.01%
Simmons SD Express Electronic Drum Set $199.99 $249.95 19.99%
Gibraltar Throne & Pedal Pack $99.99 $199.95 49.99%
Bundy Student Piccolo $199.99 $489.00 59.10%
Audio Technica Microphone $19.99 $39.95 49.96%
Vocal Microphone with Boom Stand $39.99 $68.95 42.00%
DeltaLab Chromatic Turner $8.99 $14.95 39.87%
Select Dean Markley Electric Guitar Strings 5 for $10 $4.95 each 60.00%
Select Martin Acoustic Guitar Strings 5 for $15 $5.95 each 50.00%
Average price: $104.57 $196.04 49.08%
Median price: $99.97 $199.95 50.00%


Here are the special Music & Arts Black Friday coupons:

Music & Arts Promotional Items Black Friday Deal
Any purchase of $100 or more $25 off
Any purchase of $25 or more $5 off
Any single regularly price item 20% of
Free $100 Visa Gift Card to First 5 Customers who Spend $199 or More Free
Top Brand Name Custom Finish Electric Guitars $199.95 with free amp with purchase, valued at $59.95
All Sheet Music and Songbooks Buy 2, Get 1 Free
Free WolfPak Instrument Case with purchase of Bundy Student Instrument $449-$1,189
All Reeds Buy 2, Get 1 Free


Music & Arts is one of the first Black Friday ads we’ve seen this holiday season that combines a good selection of promotional coupons, like the Music & Arts $25 off any purchase of $100 or more coupon, with solid item-level discounts. All the promotional coupons exclude items on sale for Black Friday, however, so you can’t stack these discounts. The coupons do not apply to rental payments also.

With an average saving of 49% and a median cut of 50%, Music & Arts is doing real discounting for Black Friday – the merchant isn’t just price shaving. Even the gift card offer (free Visa gift card to first 5 customers that spend $199 or more) equates to 50% off.

Here are the full Music & Arts Black Friday 2012 ad scans (click to view larger):