The Gap Friends & Family sale happens three times a year–in March, August and November. The November sale went live today and runs through Sunday, 11/6. The entire store is 50% off with code GAPWOW or FFCARD. Gap.com is 40% off. NO EXCLUSIONS.

With either code, all regular price merchandise in Gap stores will be discounted by 50%. Any sale or clearance merchandise will ’round up’ to 50% off. Ask cashier to use code CHEERS to save an additional 35% on sale items and potentially save over 50% on already discounted items.

You can also use the same codes online and save 35-40%. But, the better deals this week are in store.

So, with Black Friday coming up, the question is: what are the best items to buy during Friends & Family? The unusual thing about this sale and what makes it so great is the absence of exclusions. So the items I stocked up on this morning are all the things that rarely go on sale. My haul includes:

 

GapFit

GapFit items are often excluded from Gap coupons and promo codes. Tights and pants are generally the items that see the least sales.

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Gap shoes

Gap shoes in all departments: men’s, women’s, kids’ and baby see fewer sales than most items in the store. I grabbed this pair of Crewcuts knockoffs for 50% off today.

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GAP TIP: Remember that if you head in-store and find Gap doesn’t have your size, ask an associate to order it for you. You’ll be able to use your 50% off coupon code AND you’ll get free shipping to your home.

 

Gap pajamas

Gap kids’ pajamas rarely go on sale, and while they’re one of my favorite items in the store, I cannot pay full price. Today I grabbed a few pair, plus I splurged on these Christmas jammies by Pendleton. SO soft.

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Gap jeans

Gap jeans are excluded from nearly all coupon and promo code discounts. It’s rare to see savings over 40% on Gap jeans, so this sale is a great time to buy.

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Gap junk food tees

If you shop Gap often, you know Junk Food tees. They’re always the ones your kids will want and they’re rarely the ones you can afford. Until this week. Finally, we’ve got a coupon code that doesn’t exclude junk food. Stock up on Star Wars and Marvel character tees.

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Earn Gap Cash During Friends & Family Sale

And best of all, because it’s a Gap Cash earning period, I also earned Gap cash–$25 for a purchase over $50 and so on. (Joanie and I have 8 kids to dress between the two of us, so we spent $250 and earned $125 in Gap Cash!)

 

How Gap Cash Works

Redeem Gap Cash between 11/29 – 12/5. Unlike Kohl’s Cash, Gap cash isn’t like a straight up gift card. It’s more like an additional 50% discount on whatever you buy the week it’s valid. If your Gap cash is worth $25, you’ll have to spend $50 in order to use it. Keep in mind that $50 is actually $25 out of pocket once you present Gap Cash. Gap cash cannot be combined with coupons, but it can be used on sale and clearance items.

The best part about Gap cash is that if you have a certificate worth $50 off when you spend $100 or more, you only have to spend $50+ to use it. If you spend $60, the Gap cash certificate can be redeemed for $30 (50%) off that purchase.

 

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