We’ve gathered as many Champaign-Urbana area deals and steals as we could find for this holiday weekend. Now get ready, set … and shop local, Champaign-Urbana! Thank you to Champaign Outdoors for sponsoring our Champaign-Urbana Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping guide. (Be sure to read carefully, some deals are only on certain days!)
Of course, local deals will continue throughout the holiday season. Don’t miss out on our Shop Local Holiday Hullabaloo on Thursday, Dec. 6. And for all things holiday, be sure to sign up for our HO HO HOlidays email. Click to sign up today.
Champaign Outdoors: Champaign Outdoors, formerly Champaign Surplus, is now open in their brand new location at 2017A S. Neil St, Champaign. You don’t have to start shopping on Thanksgiving Day or wake up at 3 a.m. to get great savings! Their doors doors open at 9 a.m. on Black Friday and there are plenty of great deals to go around with savings up to 50% off select styles from brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Smartwool, Merrell, Columbia, Sorel and dozens more.
They even have Locally Show Price Matching where they’ll automatically match the lowest price online to assure you that you’re receiving the best available deal. Champaign Outdoors doesn’t only carry great outerwear, footwear, and gear, but you can also find unique quality gift items like copper mugs, candles, merino wool socks, purses, locally-crafted artisan soaps, jewelry, and so much more. Visit champaignoutdoors.com for more info.
Champaign Park District: Beat the crowds, snag a great deal, and give the gift of summer this holiday season by taking advantage of our hugely popular annual Cyber Monday Sholem Aquatic Center Pool Pass & *new!!* Leonhard Membership Sale. All 2019 pool passes and Leonhard Recreation Center memberships will be on sale at the best prices of the season! This sale is good online only Monday, November 26, so be sure you set a reminder to get a great deal on summer fun!
Urbana Park District: Get your 2019 membership for the lowest rates of the season! It makes an AMAZING holiday present. From Friday, Nov. 23 to Monday, Nov. 26. https://www.urbanaparks.org/events/outdoor-pool-pass-black-friday-sale/Follow the link above for pricing and details! Get your passes at the Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center or Phillips Recreation Center.
Fighting Illini men’s basketball: $10 tickets for the Illini’s game against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 29. Starts Friday, Nov. 23, at 12:01 a.m.
Indian Acres Swim Club: Lock in 2018 membership prices for the 2019 season with its online Black Friday sales event! 2019 promises to be a huge season, as Indiana Acres celebrates 60 years in our community. The link to purchase a membership will be posted and go live on Friday, November 23 at 12AM. More info on Facebook.
Prairie Gardens, Champaign: Prairie Gardens Black Friday specials are two days only! Take an Additional $50–100 off select (over 25 styles) artificial Christmas trees. Ornaments, door decor, pine swags, many wreaths all marked down. Special deal on Pashminas. View all the two-day specials here.
FriendShop Bookstore | Champaign Public Library: During November all kids and teen items are 50 percent off. From Nov. 23-25, take home a bag full of books for just $1. Bring your own bag (BYOB) or buy a reusable $2 Champaign Public Library tote to fill. Open to the public Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1:30-5 p.m. (Open on Black Friday for far quieter and relaxing shopping than nearly anywhere else in town!)
Mosser’s Shoes, Champaign (near Market Place): Mosser’s Shoes Black Friday deals are 15-20 percent off the entire store! Some exclusions apply. (Did someone say Vera Bradley?)
Ten Thousand Villages, downtown Champaign (Walnut Street): Buy One, Get One 50% off All Jewelry and Ornaments! Mix and match for the perfect combination. Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25. Artisans have been paid in full.
Health in Harmony, Urbana: Offering a 10% discount on all retail on Black Friday.
Pretties by Paris, Champaign: Head to the paint studio and relax on Black Friday, or claim a DIY kit to take home. Already painted out of season signs will be heavily discounted.
WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S CLOTHING:
En Route Fashion Boutique, Mahomet: On Shop Local Saturday, the entire store is 20% off. Door buster items 9-11. Everyone that shops Saturday will be entered into a $50 gift card drawing.
Yellow and Company, Mahomet: Shop local Saturday: You’re the star when you shop local! Celebrate our biggest day of the year (11/24). Enjoy a hot cocoa bar with all the fixins, swag bags for the first 50, in store savings AND get 25.00 gift certificates for 20.00! Opening early at 10.
Findings, Champaign Old Farm Shoppes (women’s boutique): 15% off all candles, 25% off all Eileen Fisher, 20-50% off select clothing & accessories, take an additional 15% off all SALE items.
Bluebird Boutique, downtown Urbana (Women’s clothing): Shop Small Saturday perks. Get $100 worth of gift cards for $80. All Grace jeans for $50. 20 percent off boots and shoes. Get a surprise discount at checkout.
Circles Boutique, downtown Champaign (women’s boutique): Starting Nov. 16, 10% off everything in the store and 20% off all Johnny Was merchandise, through the end of the year.
All Things Kids, Champaign (kids consignment): On Black Friday, 25%-75% Off EVERYTHING in the store. DOUBLE POINTS in the reward system, every $10 spent enter your name for a chance to win $25 gift certificates.
Briella’s Boutique, Savoy (kids and women’s consignment): Black Friday (Nov. 23) and Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24) with a Storewide Sale of 20% off EVERYTHING! Red slashed tags will be 80% off.
Polished Prints (online only): 30% off the entire shop + free shipping on orders over $75. Locally owned by a Chambana mom, home decor, clothing, and baby items.
Fira Boutique: On Small Business Saturday, * 15% off $100+,* 20% off $200+,* 25% off $250+. Shop, sip champagne and enjoy sweets. Get a coupon with each purchase.
Heel to Toe, downtown Urbana: all Earth shoes are $20 off, all Klogs are 25% off, all your favorite sock brands are 20% off! The first ten customers that spend $100 or more will receive a free Small Business Saturday tote bag with special gifts inside.
SPECIALTY STORES and SERVICES:
Dr. G’s Brainworks, Market Place Shopping Center: On Black Friday, spend $75, get $10 off; Spend $150, get $20 off.
BodyWork Associates: The BWA downtown office (44 E. Main Street) will be selling gift certificates and when you purchase one, you will receive a $10 credit to use for yourself! Only available at the downtown office and only this Saturday, Nov. 24 We will also be doing chair massage and selling retail as well as providing free hot coffee and cocoa.
Texture Home: 10% off up to $200*, 15% off $200 up to $500*, 20% $500 and over*. Now located in Old Farm Shops, Champaign. Some exclusions apply. Sale from Friday – Sunday.
Upper Bout, Champaign: (Music store). Buy any gift card from November 23rd – November 24th and get a 10% BOOST on the value! Buy a $50 gift card and get a $5 BOOST! Buy a $100 gift card and get a $10 BOOST.
Champaign Cycle: Find the perfect gift for every cyclist on your list. We have jerseys for roadies, pedals for shredders, bikes for tykes, and everything in-between. From Nov. 23 through November 26, you can save up to $400 on bikes and get 20% off parts, clothing, and accessories (excluding wheels).
Common Ground Food Co-Op, Urbana: The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Local Saturday at Common Ground, where you save 10% on all local produce, plus the Salad Bar and select other local items throughout the store.
Jane Addams Book Shop, downtown Champaign: On Small Business Saturday, 25 percent off holiday cards, journals, coloring books/rolls.
Gameday Spirit, Champaign (two locations): For all the Illini fans in your life. Black Friday through Sunday deals, in-store: $10 off $50 purchases, $25 off $100 purchase, $60 off $200 purchase. Cyber Monday Deals Online Promo: Free Freight on all orders over $75; $20 off $100 purchase, $60 off $200 purchase.
Alto Vineyards, Champaign: Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday. Special include: 10% off a case of wine, 15% off $50.00 Purchase from Retail Shop, 20% off $100.00 Purchase from Retail Shop (excludes alcohol sales).
Confidentially Yours, Champaign Round Barn area, lingerie: Earn 20% OFF on purchases of 2 items or more in store or online, starting Nov. 22 through Nov. 25.
Live Action Games: The independent video game store in downtown Champaign. Live Action Games is doing 25% off all used merchandise, 15% off all new products, Nov. 23-25. Open at noon daily, Friday –Sunday.
Champaign Urbana Adventures in Time and Space: Check its social media page on Friday for Black Friday deals on bookings, shirts, and gift certificates.
Harvest Moon Drive-In, Gibson City: Online deals start Nov. 22 and continue through Nov. 26. Discounts on season passes, family five-packs, clothing and other memorabilia.
Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan: Get 20 percent off season tickets, both mainstage and Theater for Youth Audiences. Also get 20 percent off Christmas shows. Pre-Black Friday sales start Monday, 11/19, through Wednesday 11/21/ Or purchase on November 23 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm only. Black Friday Prices only available on those orders made by phone or at the box office. Not valid on online orders or on previous orders. Call (217) 728-7375.
Some specials weren’t public when we posted this list, and we’ll do our best to update it all week – or leave some in the comments!