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5 Really Weird Black Friday Deals

Nov. 26, 2015
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What do you buy on Black Friday for the person who has everything? Consider some of these funny, unusual and out-of-left-field gifts we found while compiling our annual list of Black Friday ad leaks. These curious items probably won’t appear on too many holiday wish lists, but they will get a big laugh when opened as gifts. And best of all, most are on sale at discounted prices.

These funny Black Friday deals are not at obscure stores you’ve never heard of — they’re available at big national retailers with locations all over the country. Additionally, all of these quirky Black Friday gifts are holiday items — so they’ll add a little “ha ha ha” to your “ho ho ho” this holiday season.  

Ugly Christmas Sweaters or Vests — The “ugly holiday sweater” craze has gone from an inside joke to a cultural phenomenon. The sweaters may be ugly, but this deal in the Menards Black Friday ad is a beauty. Menards has ugly Christmas sweaters and vests for just $9.99 as part of their Black Friday 6-Hour Sale from 6 a.m. to noon on Black Friday. Fans of tacky holiday attire also will want to note that Menards has “ugly Christmas hats and ties” at half off for just $2.98 during the Black Friday 6-Hour Sale.  

“Star Wars” Ugly Sweater Mug The phrase “ugly mug” gets a new meaning at GameStop this Black Friday weekend. The GameStop Black Friday ad features a hilarious “Star Wars” Ugly Sweater Mug that features Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and AT-AT walkers depicted on a coffee mug in crochet-knit sweater style that even a grandmother would love. At just $9.99 apiece, these “Star Wars” coffee mugs probably won’t last long during GameStop’s three-day Black Friday event.

7-foot Inflatable Snowman  Plenty of your neighbors may have inflatable holiday decorations on their lawns, but probably not many of these inflatables are carrying shotguns or wearing hunting vests.  The 7-foot light-up inflatable snowman in the Bass Pro Shops Black Friday ad is a great gift for the quirky outdoorsman on your list, and this snowman is packing heat. Best of all, this funny holiday lawn decoration is discounted to $39.97 (regularly $49.99) during Bass Pro Shops’ five-day holiday sale that runs through Sunday, Nov. 29.

Snoopy on Animated Mailbox Snoopy and Woodstock at the mailbox is an enduring image from one of our favorite animated holiday specials. It can also be an animated special in your holiday lawn arrangement with a 32-inch 3D LED-illuminated animated lawn decoration from the True Value Black Friday ad.  The price of this Snoopy decoration is peanuts, reduced to just $59.99 during the True Value Black Friday sale.

“Grinch” Antler for Dogs or Headpiece for Cats Anyone who remembers the little dog with the fake antler from the “Grinch” holiday cartoon can apply the same treatment to their own little pooch. The Petco Black Friday ad offers a Max antler for dogs or Grinch headpiece for cats as a free gift for Pals Rewards cardholders who make an in-store purchase at Petco on Black Friday. Dog owners with a Pals Rewards card also can choose that funny holiday antler as one of the free gifts in a Dr. Seuss Pick 3 Spa Package Add-On, priced at $25 and available through Dec. 26 at Petco while supplies last.

Hours at all of these stores vary, so check our 2015 Black Friday Store Hours List for details.

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