It's been quite a year and we have so much to be grateful for, but we're most grateful for all of you. We hope you are enjoying your warm pumpkin pie, your family, and your friends on this special day. 

We know that this can be a stressful season so we want to give you something to ease you mind.  To kick off this season of giving, we've done all the research for you on where to get the best deals for holiday shopping!

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As members of JP Local First and The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association, we love supporting our fellow local businesses. Here are a few things going on in the area starting Friday.

Tres Gatos Record Sales:  Your favorite restaurant/bookstore/music store is hosting a sale on vinyl starting at 10am on Friday. View their site to see the lists of titles. 

Stonybrook Fine Arts: Give the gift of learning to weld metal art! Stonybrook is running a Groupon right now which means you can support a local business directly from your couch.

JP Local First: JP Local First is so wonderful at putting JP right at your fingertips on their website. Browse their directory and you'll be sure to find a shop for everyone on your list.

FOR YOUR HOME

Although we all try our best to stay local with our purchases, we know buying new electronics and appliances can really put a dent in your wallet. If this is the season for you to concentrate on upgrading your own home IN ADDITION to your gift lists, we did check out the Big Guys to see what deals they were running.

  • Walmart: The Nest Learning Thermostat will be on sale for $199 ($50 savings on its regular retail price)
  • Best Buy: The Amazon Echo will be on sale for $140, a $40 discount
  • Target: The Nest Cam for $149 ($50 discount on its regular retail price)
  • Multiple stores: Several lines of iRobot Roomba vacuums are on sale at Kohl’s, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon
  • Sears: Kenmore french door refrigerator and bottom-freezer for $999.99
  • Sears: Kenmore washer and dryers priced at $274.99 each (which were regularly $539.99 each)
  • hhgregg: Amana Washer and Dryer $549.99 for the pair
  • hhgregg: Frigidaire Stainless Steel 4-piece Kitchen Package for $1499.99 (savings of $910)

TVs

  • Best Buy: 39-inch Insignia 1080p smart Roku TV, $180 (in stores only)
  • Best Buy: 49-inch Toshiba 4K with Chromecast, $200 (in stores only)
  • Best Buy: 70-inch Vizio 4K smart UHD TV, $1,000 (in stores or online)
  • Walmart: 50-inch Samsung 4K TV for $398 (a $230 discount on its sticker price)
  • Walmart: 15.6-inch Acer laptop for $299, a $150 savings off its regular price
  • Sears: 55-inch Samsung LED UHD TV - savings of $300 as it will be available for $599.99

Laptops

  • Target: HP Windows 10-based laptop for $260, a discount off its $400 regular retail price
  • Best Buy: base 13-inch MacBook Air with Core i5, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of solid-state storage $799.99
  • Best Buy: base 21.5-inch iMac (Core i5/8GB/1TB), $899.99

Bonus - Video Game Consoles, Tablets, Cameras, and Other Gadgets

  • Walmart: Battlefield 1 Xbox One S 500 GB Bundle and the Uncharted 4 PlayStation 4 500 GB Slim Bundle for $249 ($50 off from the original price of $299)
  • Walmart: New Nintendo 3DS black and white special-edition systems for $100 (from the original price of $179)
  • Walmart: Apple’s 32GB iPad Mini 2 will be available for $199. The tablet usually retails for $269
  • Walmart: Canon D-SLR for $449 ($150 savings)
  • Target:  $151 discount on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a $126 discount on the iPad Air 2, and a $70 discount on the iPad Mini 2
  • Target: $100 Samsung Galaxy Tab A (typically retails for $150)
  • Target: Fitbit Charge HR will be on sale for $90, a $40 discount on its regular price
  • Target: Apple Watch Series 1 will start at $198 ($72 savings)
  • Target: Powerbeats wireless headphones for $90. They typically retail for $200
  • Target: GoPro Hero Session bundle for $180. The bundle typically costs $250
  • Best Buy, Target and Walmart all have varying deals on the iPhone: $250 gift card with qualifying iPhone purchase on installment plan through Verizon, AT&T or Sprint

Amazon.com has one additional resource you should know about: their mobile app lets you mark upcoming sale items and be notified the moment the discounts hit.

From all of us at Focus Real Estate, we wish a peaceful, a pie-ful, and a Happy Thanksgiving!