For the last five years or so, we have listed out some of the great Black Friday shopping deals our sponsors have. This year we are excited to see more manufacturers relax the MAP pricing and allow their retail partners offer great products at great prices. While there are plenty of other merchants and vendors with great deals, we wanted to say “Thanks!” to our wonderful sponsors who help keep the lights on, the servers running and allow us to focus on sharing all the great reefing stories from around the globe. So please visit our sponsors pages and tell them Reef Builders sent you.
Neptune Systems – Typically it is stores and online merchants that have Black Friday deals, but Neptune Systems has decided to join the action by lowering MAP pricing for the shopping rush. All of Neptune’s resellers have the option to sell at 10% off their entire product line from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. So, if you have been thinking about a grabbing an Apex or more accessories for the one you already have, you have four days to make it happen! Most of the online stores will be participating including BRS, Marine Depot, Aquarium Specialty, Premium Aquatics, and more.
Bulk Reef Supply – As usual, Bulk Reef Supply is really making Black Friday fun by starting early, rolling out daily doorbusters and even launching YouTube video to share the daily deals. They are offering 30% off or more on lots of door busters and having some great site-wide deals. In addition to this, you can get 15% off Vertex Aquaristik products, 10% off Reef Octopus, 10% off select Maxspect lights. Make sure you check out the site every day for deals galore.
Aquarium Specialty is going all in for this holiday shopping season with an across-the-board 16% discount on everything in stock. From through December 1, Aquarium Specialty will give you not 10, not 15, but 16% discount on orders using the coupon code “thanks” and this handy little video further explains the Black Friday deals you can find at Aquarium Specialty. Additionally some specialty aquarium items are enjoying bigger price cuts like 25% off Cobalt Neotherm heaters bringing every size under $50, 30% super high porosity CerMedia and 20% off both models of the Vertex Libra dosing pumps.
LEDgroupbuy – For all of you DIYers, there are some great deals over at LEDgroupbuy.com because they have marked everything 20% off. Looking for some serious LED goodness? How about the MakersLED 5up Professional Driver or the 70w Lumia 5.2 you have been eyeing? Even the high CRI 130W CREE CXA3590 is available at this discount. Make sure to scour the entire site and use the coupon code blackfriday2014 at checkout to get the 20% off deal. Although the deal will end on Dec 1 at 11:59PM EST, make sure to get in early as it is first come, first serve on all stock while supplies last.
EcoTech Marine – Who says EcoTech Marine products are never on sale? For the Black Friday shopping weekend, EcoTech Marine is offering some great deals. Take 15% off the EcoTech Marine Vortech MP10 or MP10W or 15% off the EcoTech Radion XR-15 models like the XR-15 FW or XR-15w. Check out your favorite EcoTech vendor or the EcoTech website to purchase.
Tunze USA – Another great manufacturer is getting in on the action. Tunze is extending some great offers to its retailers. For example, Bulk Reef Supply is doing a huge Osmolator Door Buster special, where you can grab the ATO for $146.99. Most dealers will be doing a promotion for Tunze Stream pumps with most models at buy 5 get 1 free. You may also see Stream pumps discounted as much as 25% off (excludes only the 6015, 6020 and 6040).
Rapid LED – These guys are rolling out some one-day deals including today’s deal (Nov. 25) of 20% off all Onyx fixtures with code ONYXHoliday. Tomorrow (Nov. 26) you can get 20% off all LEDs with code LEDHoliday. Thursday through through Cyber Monday you can get 15% off storewide (some restrictions apply, see site for details) with code RAPIDHoliday.
GHL North America is offering 25% off their entire range of accessories for GHL products this weekend. This excludes the Mitras LED, dosers and controllers but everything else is fair game. This includes sensors and related accessories, all powerbars, SMS units, expansion cards, expansion module, pump control and illumination accessories.
Premium Aquatics – Looking for a nice 16% off discount? Premium Aquatics has its storewide Black Friday Deals locked in. There are some great deals but what stood out for us was you can snag an Innovative Marine 30L Nuvo aquartium for $299.99 (deal is good from Nov 24 to midnight EST on Dec 1) or grab some Aqua Illumination Hydra 26 and 52 LEDs for 15% off. You can even get 15% off Ecotech Marine 15% off MP10 and MP10w, 15% off XR15 PRO. Additionally get 10% off all Neptune items, 10% off Coralvue Reef Octopus, Maxspect, Coralvue and Giesemann T5’s, 20% off select Bubble King skimmers and Red Dragon Pumps and much, much more. The sale goes from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 and some exclusions apply.
Unique Corals — Unique Corals will be having its annual “Black Friday” sale, starting Thursday, Nov. 27 at 12:01AM, through Sunday 11/30/14 at 11:59PM. Customers will receive 20% off (non stackable) on all livestock, by using coupon code “UCTG20” at checkout.
Drs. Foster & Smith – There are some great deals all over the site for the holidays but some of the best deals include saving up to 40% off on LED Lighting, 25% off on aquariums, and much, much more. Starting Friday at 9 am, you can even save on many MAP items as well. They are also going to be offering 15% off site wide (excluding items currently on sale and MAP priced items).
AquaIllumination – AquaIllumination is also extending great deals to its retail partners including saving 15% off Aqua Illumination Hydra 26 and 52 LEDs. You can even get 10% off the AI Controller, AI Director and classic mounting rails. Check out your favorite AquaIllumination vendor or the AquaIllumination website to purchase.