Free & Cheap video: Black Friday toys, electronics
You've seen the commercials and started making your lists. Now it's time to plan your strategy with Black Friday less than two days away. But before heading out, our Free and Cheap bloggers offer some advice on finding great deals on some of the bigger-ticket items. One of the hottest toys this year is the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer, basically an iPad for little kids. Best Buy is offering it for $99.99, including a bundle deal in which it's taking 15 percent off on any software purchases. Other toy bargains include Let's Rock Elmo (Kmart, $54.99), Angry Birds stuffed animals (Amazon, $7.99), and deals on popular toys such as Cars 2, Crayola, Barbies and Pillow Pets.For the bigger kids, Nintendo is offering bargains on two of its most popular gaming systems. The Wii is available as a bundle, along with the latest Super Mario Bros. game, for $149.99, and the 3DS portable system is $169.99. And, for the younger ones, we've found that thrift stores and consignment shops can be a great alternative to find "gently used" toys that they'll still appreciate, but without the new toy prices.