If a treadmill has been on your to-buy list, the Sears Black Friday circular released by bfads.net may entice you with headlines like â€śSave $1,100.â€ť The truth, however, is that you can pretty much get those deals right now... or can you? A careful reading of the Black Friday circular reveals some important details.
Is it really worth it?
Case in point: The Sears circular lists the NordicTrack A2550 Pro treadmill for $779.99, but you can buy that same treadmill today from Sears at that price. While there isnâ€™t a deal there, other Sears offerings are more stealthy and require some thought.
The NordicTrack Incline Trainer X5i will be offered for $1399.99 on Black Friday weekend. Checking Sears.com today, the same treadmill is already priced at $1399.99. So. why should you wait for a post-Thanksgiving trip to the mall? A look at the fine print shows that the Black Friday deal throws in the iFit Live adapter (a $129.99 value), which lets you download workouts designed by Jillian Michaels and powered by Google Maps, as well as automatic speed and incline controls. Todayâ€™s deal doesnâ€™t, so the Black Friday offer can almost be looked at as a stash of $130 you don't need to spend up front, which could then be used to make your home gym complete with a set of dumbbells (or add to your holiday gift-giving budget).
Another example is the Sole F80 treadmill, which we name the best treadmill overall. Sears will offer it at $1499.99 on the weekend after Thanksgiving, something that Amazon.com does now. But, Sears will also give you a $100 Rewards Card that can be used anywhere in the store in the future. Look at it this way: Get a treadmill for yourself and then return to buy some new clothes for your fitter bod.