The Ghosts of DealNews Past: The Best November 12 Deals in History


November 12 isn't the most notable of dates, but nevertheless, join us on a journey to discover what deals were of most interest to DealNews readers in years past. Those deals include a Black Friday appliance sale at Home Depot, discounts on The North Face and Reebok apparel, and more.

Black Friday Appliance Deals
Store: Home Depot
Discount: Up to 40% off + up to an extra $700 off EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping w/ $396
Expiration: December 7

In 2015, the most popular wing of Castle DealNews were the hugely exciting Home Depot Black Friday Appliance Deals.

It was a struggle to find something even remotely similar this year, but you could try shopping these Home Depot Black Friday appliance deals. On top of the marked discounts, you can also save an:

  • extra $50 off two appliances
  • extra $100 off three appliances
  • extra $175 off four appliances
  • extra $350 off five appliances
  • extra $700 off six or more appliances

The North Face Seasonal Sale
Store: The North Face
Discount: Up to 55% off
Shipping: Free shipping

Eight years ago, a month after my own DealNews debut, readers were desperately seeking North Face items at REI.

You can skip the middleman this year and go straight to the source: The North Face's seasonal sale sees over 400 items discounted, with men's and women's jackets starting from $39, men's shoes starting from $49.50, and women's T-shirts starting from $15.

Designer Handbag Sale
Store: Macy's
Discount: 50% off EXPIRED or more
Shipping: Curbside pickup, or free shipping w/ $25
Expiration: November 13

On November 12, Space Year 2008, the most popular deal with our readers was: A sale on Gucci handbags.

Recreate that experience this year with this Macy's sale – there may not be any Gucci bags involved, but you can still enjoy at least half off bags from Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole New York, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.

Reebok Outlet coupon
Store: Reebok
Discount: Extra 50% to 60% off EXPIRED via code "SWEETER"
Shipping: Free shipping
Expiration: November 19

Two years later, your eager fingers were frenziedly clicking on: a Reebok sale on NFL apparel!

Set adrift on memory bliss now by taking an extra 60% off apparel at Reebok Outlet using coupon code "SWEETER". Plus, the same code takes an extra 50% off shoes. You can also sign up to Reebok Unlocked to get everything shipped for free. I don't think there's any NFL gear in the sale (from a cursory glance at the internet, it looks like a 10-year exclusivity deal was just about to expire 10 years ago), but I'm sure you can find something worthwhile.

Early Black Friday Deals
Store: Columbia
Discount: Extra 40% off EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Expiration: November 23

11 years ago, you were happily bundling up in a Columbia Sportswear Men's Parka.

Today, you can no doubt find something similar in Columbia's numerous early Black Friday deals. In fact, we even pictured a men's jacket – the Columbia Men's Barlow Pass 550 TurboDown Jacket, which is half-price at $139.99. Free shipping can also be had, by signing up for their Greater Rewards program.

Alan Byrne
Associate Editor

Alan Byrne is actually quite busy watching Frasier, finding jokes to steal for his next blog. His areas of expertise are video games and "assorted nonsense."
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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