TODAY | November 23, 2012
>>> this morning a special edition of our "today's" holiday gift guide. it's a black friday whip.
>> yes, we gather three experts to tell you how and where to find the best deals possible for all of your gift-giving.
>> first up, black friday's top tech deals. "today" contributor mario armstrong, digital lifestyle expert, good morning, happy holidays .
>> happy holidays , how are you?
>> i'm doing great. let's start with the big screen . what is this, 50-inch.
>> thin and energy efficient , l.e.d. is a premium, 899, 400 bucks off.
>> what about a warranty, they offer me that extended warranty , i don't know whether to bite on it?
>> if you have the money do it but otherwise pass. check your credit card , staples they will give you double the extended warranty and look at online warrant service like squaretrade.com and invest in a very good surge protector.
>> laptops and tablets always big.
>> windows 8 laptops out everywhere. this is an hp 14-inch 399 bucks, but i love the insides of this because it's going to last for a while. buying it for a friend, a student, this has six gigs of r.a.m., a huge hard drive and buy the most r.a.m. you can afford and hard processor.
>> what about the tablet shz.
>> a lot of tablets out there, these two are the best deal, the nook color and then the nook paper wipe. simple touch. the nook is only 99 bucks, get all the apps, movies, games and colors and can do parental profiles on this as well so if you want kids to deal with appropriate content.
>> 50 bucks.
>> it's glare-free and awesome.
>> for the gamers now, where do we begin?
>> gaming, all the deals are 199 for all the bundles. sony playstation 3 has a great bundle with games and the hand held and the ps-vita and the microsoft xbox with games including for 199 bucks.
>> cell phones.
>> listen to this. only a penny. right there at sam's club. they have the thing, the s-3, samzum sung 1-3, a two-year contract but under a buck for the phone. looking for a smartphone with a big screen , fast connectivity, eight megapixel camera, this is for you?
>> and head phones .
>> they are all 50% off, speakers built n.go to a special website ihome.com/50 off.
>> those work for you, by the way.
>> they do.
>> wouldn't work for everyone.
>> get you doing that "gangnam style" all over again.
>> you're on your own, mario . thanks so much.
>> now here's tamron.
>> the sales are getting to mario . up next, black friday freebies, and that's right, absolutely free . elizabeth mayhew has the scoop. good morning.
>> good morning.
>> they say if it's too good to be true it is, but this this case it's real.
>> free is better than cheap.
>> let's jump in.
>> first thing, thanksgiving, might be ready to work it out. head to gold's gym. head to gold's gym, called trim the fat friday.
>> any gold gym.
>> any geld's gym across the country.
>> nothing beats a free breakfast.
>> don't want to work out have a breakfast at sam's club serving starbucks coffee and pastries. they estimate they will give away 150,000 danishes.
>> and a lot of coffee.
>> cove and the danishes.
>> go in and have breakfast, shop and have a good time.
>> jc penny is taking free portraits of your kids now through the end of the week so head to jcpportraits.com and sign up for a slot and you get a free 8 x 10 and a digital print of it as well.
>> parents talk about not being in the photograph with their kids anymore, so used to snapping with our fobes, very nice.
>> batteries. who doesn't need staples. buying all these presents. get batteries for free. doing 16-pack aaa and aa. the only glitch is you have to sign up for the staples reward program.
>> costs you nothing and you get the batteries.
>> this is intriguing.
>> epay has pared up with bliss spa. today you can get free manicures and pedicures. what you do is download the ebay app, shop at ebay, experience ebay while you're getting your manicure, pedicure and foot massage, go online right now and sign up. it's ebay/buyandlist.com.
>> good luck getting in on that.
>> these flowers are amazing.
>> 1-800-flower dealer, head to any one in your neighborhood.
>> you aren't going to get this pretty buday with you a rose and greenery and a free book which is really nice. now we go into contests. old navy. when you get there, they will give you one of these game cards. you punch and enter the code and enter to win a free wii. giving away over 1,000 wiis.
>> godiva chocolate, enter to win the sweepstakes. they are giving away thousands and thousands, 45,000 of those, and lastly, go to radioflyer.com. they are doing 25 days of giveaway. every day they will be giving away a different toy like these little -- everything is retailing for $50 and up, and they could be free.
>> radio flyer , how nostalgic, that's very nice.
>> done giveaways and technology. what about those door busters you keep hearing about? the hard tech techie with "shape" magazine here with us this morning.
>> 50 bugs for all this luggage, 49.99 at macy's. a travel essential. sometimes you can't get one piece for that price. a great door deal.
>> washer and dryer, kenmore.
>> kmart, 49 499.99, sale on nill 11:00 .
>> just for today. that's for both?
>> yes, a great deal.
>> and these are sheets.
>> sheets from bloomingdales, 400 thread count, 39.99. today is the day to get that bedding.
>> these are all one-day deals for the most part.
>> door busters . most of them end around 1:00 p.m . and some are a little bit longer.
>> 1:00 p.m . what are we looking at here in terms of clotheing?
>> great deals from h & m. dresses for women start at just $5. pants for men start for as little as $10.
>> 5 bucks for a dress.
>> that's right.
>> you cannot forget about the kiddies. these are little koez, and very, very warm jackets at macy's. 16.99. such a good diehl deal. buy one for next year as well. a bigger size.
>> what are we looking at here.
>> here we have great little sweaters from kohl's, crash mere, soft and luxurious. typically $120 from department 9 but kohl's is selling them for 34.99. can practically get one never color.
>> not bad. some people this morning want to be working off a little weight, fair to say?
>> i want to mention these amazing gloves and accessories from simply vera wing. those are just 2.99.
>> now an elliptical machine.
>> what have we got here?
>> only 799.99. that's a savings of $450 at the sports authority . if you can burn off those calorie, i'm sure --
>> a lot of guilty shoppers this morning who might go for that one.
>> and also at the sports authority , these great golf sets for men or women. 199.99, $100 off the typical price
>> incredible deal. my daughter will be all over this one
>> i want to be all over this. pretty cool. a barbie ride-on from toys "r" us. just 269.99, a savings of $150. look at how cute and cool it is. get it for the boys too, the escalade, a cadillac.
>> escalade for your little guy.
>> and what's this here?
>> finally this beautiful dalhouse from fisher-price is on sale for 39.99, 50% off. again, both of these are available at toys "r" us.
>> sounds good. really good deals