Smart shoppers everywhere are making a list and checking it twice in hopes of scoring some great deals this coming Black Friday. To help you plan, here’s a rundown of some of the more popular stores and the bargains that could be yours.
Target will open its doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving at 9p.m., and offer such deals as a Nook Simple Touch e-reader for $49, the Nikon L310 14.1 MP digital camera for $99.99, and an Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle for $199.99.
Kmart’s sale actually starts on Thanksgiving at 8p.m. Among the advertised Doorbuster Deals are televisions, such as a Proscan 50” class LCD 1080p HDTV for $288, or a Seiki 24” class LED 1080p HDTV for just $88. If you’re a member of their Shop Your Way loyalty program, you can pick up the Nintendo DSi for only $79.99. If you’re looking for something to get the kids out of the house, a boys’ or girls’ Satellite electric scooter can be yours for only $69.99.
Walmart is offering three separate savings events, as well as an in-stock guarantee on some of their advertised deals. The first round, which focuses on gaming and media, begins on Thanksgiving at 8:00p.m. and includes the Xbox 360 4GB SkyLanders bundle for only $149. Round 2 starts two hours later at 10p.m., and showcases the Apple iPad 2 16GB with Wi-Fi and a $75 gift card for $399, an Emerson 32” LCD 720p HDTV at $149, and an LG Blu-ray player for just $38, all which are guaranteed to be in stock until 11p.m. The third round goes live at 5a.m. on Friday, and features a Singer Sew Mate S400 60 Stitch Sewing Machine priced at $99.97.
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Best Buy is hoping to wow holiday shoppers with a Toshiba 40” Class LCD 1080p HDTV for $179.99, and a Samsung Laptop Essentials bundle for $349.95. If you want a chance at picking up one of these, you should consider getting there when their doors open at 12:00a.m. on Friday.
Sears is starting its sale at 8p.m. on Thanksgiving with a 32” HDTV (brand not disclosed) for only $97.
Toys R Us opens its doors at 8p.m. on Thursday. Their “doorbusters” are available while supplies last and include a Fisher-Price Rock Star Mickey for $19.98, the Leapfrog Tag Reading System for $19.99, a COBY Kryos 7 Android 4.0 ICS tablet for $69.99, Barbie or Kawasaki Sports Quads Power Wheels for $49.99, and various Lego kits at up to 50% off.
Amazon wants their piece of the consumer spending pie and they’re starting their party early. As a matter of fact, it’s already started. With their Countdown to Black Friday Sales Week already in progress, you may be able to get a lot of your shopping out of the way ahead of time. And with unlimited virtual floor space, there’s plenty of inventory to choose from.
In an effort to win your business, many stores have actually already published their Black Friday sales ads on their websites. Others are available at Black Friday portals across the web.
Keep in mind, many of these deals have limited quantities available; in many cases, there will be as little as one or two per store. So plan carefully and have a backup plan in place in case you’re not able to get what you hoped for.