Are you getting set to trim the tree and deck the halls? It seems that Christmas comes earlier and earlier every year, with some stores now putting out their holiday decorations the day after Halloween. Thanksgiving is fast approaching, Black Friday is a week away, and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be decked out in 30,000 lights and lit November 30th, so yes, it's about time to dust off your holiday decorations. If you're in the market for a few new ornaments or even a new artificial Christmas tree, here are some tips to help make your home festive on the cheap.
Shop the Black Friday Sales.We've been scouring the Black Friday ads and discovered that you can find good deals on an artificial Christmas tree and decorations in the Black Friday sales. The best deals we saw include:
Artificial Christmas Trees:Target is selling a 6.5-foot Christmas tree pre-lit with clear or multi-colored lights (the ad doesn't specify the exact light count) for $30, a 50 percent savings, while Kohl's has a 7-foot artificial Christmas tree pre-lit with 800 white lights for $79.99. If you want something a bit larger, a 7.5-foot pre-lit Christmas tree with clear lights (no specific number stated) will be available on Black Friday at Macy's for $99.99, a discount of 33 percent.
Lights:Come Black Friday, Walmart will have C7 LED 25-count light sets in clear or multi-colors for $5.98. Lowe's will discount 100-count clear or multi-colored lights to $1.99 from $2.69 per set, and clear icicle lights with 300 per strand will cost $8.98 per set. Finally, Kmart with have 140 clear or multi-colored chasing lights for $8, a 50 percent savings.
Yard Inflatables:If you plan to adorn your yard with giant holiday characters, Walmart has you covered with 8-foot Santa or snowman inflatables for just $20. Don't want to go that big? Lowe's will feature a 3- to 4-foot Santa, snowman, elf, and bear for $19.98 each.