JCPenney just leaked their 72-page, Black Friday ad and it’s filled with the usual doorbuster deals, plus some excellent coupons. As is the trend this year, the sale starts at 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving (leading to the moniker “Black Midnight”) so you better hope all that turkey tryptophan doesn’t send you too deeply into the Land of Nod.
Granted some stores began pushing their Black Friday deals back in July, but most are just beginning to clue us into the amazing offers. We’ve compiled already-announced deals from major merchants and, to make it easier, rounded up all 99-cent prices by a penny.
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Bass Pro Shops
The Bass Pro Shops deals are good for just five hours, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, but they've got some pretty good sales.
Doors open midnight Friday with over 300 Bell Ringers available through 1 p.m. The first 100 customers in each store receive a scratch-off card towards winning an iPad 2, $250 gift card or $5 Bealls Bucks. Look for the “40% off clearance prices on the last page of their flier. You’ll also find a coupon worth $10 off a purchase of $50 or more or $15 off a purchase of $75 or more.
Following in JCPenney’s tradition of offering a free gift, Bealls is giving away a free ornament, while supplies last. Here are the highlights:
The consumer-electronics giant is joining the midnight-opening rush for the first time, along with Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s and other major retailers. To keep the waiting crowds entertained, Best Buy will show Harry Potter movies in select parking lots. Here's the best that Best Buy has to offer.
Costco offers are valid Nov. 25 to 27, while supplies last. You must be a member of Costco to take advantage of the following deals.
The deals aren’t huge at CVS, but they are Black Friday savings, so we’ll mention the big ones here.
Dick's Sporting Goods
The Black Friday deals at Dick's Sporting Goods run from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in stores only. Online sales beging at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Make sure you grab their flier as many Black Friday deals are only good with a coupon.
The trendy clothing store for young women is offering store-wide savings too numerous to mention. Here’s how it’ll work.
For the musically oriented, Guitar Center is heavensent. You can find everything you need in one place with great prices. Their Black Friday doorbusters are no exception. First, make sure you locate their flier before buying as there are two great coupons on the front page. Here are a few of their doorbuster specials.
Jaques Peignoir is offering their free Christmas snowglobe again, which is a very big deal to some people. You might be more interested in the following savings, however.
So far Kmart has only released their toys catalog, but here's the cream of that crop.
Starting at midnight Friday, Kohl’s is giving away $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend, and there’s no limit to how much you can earn. The merchant’s early-bird specials run from midnight Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.
Your favorite, or semi-favorite, home-renovation center has only announced a few Black Friday deals so far. Here’s the cream of the Lowe’s crop.
The department store chain dropped a press release on Halloween trumpeting “incredible sales” and, for the first time, Macy’s is opening all stores at midnight. Doorbuster deals include:
Michaels opens its doors at 4 p.m. Thursday and runs these deals through Saturday.
The Military BX wants you wide awake and ready to shop, so they're giving away Premium Java coffee from midnight to noon on Friday.
The sporting goods chain is issuing a Black Friday brochure littered with 33% off coupons, good towards any one item. Their sale generally starts at 5 a.m. Friday, although some locations may differ.
The Navy Exchange supports the naval quality of life programs this year with some super sales and doors opening at 4 a.m. Friday. NE also offers a layaway program and price matching. Here are the best deals on offer.
The ever-trendy Old Navy calls their Black Friday sale a "Gobble Palooza 3D" as some deals -- but not all -- are good for three days. Doors open at midnight Friday. Their flier also contains a $10 off Old Navy coupon when you purchase $50 or more on Thursday only. (Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.)
Radios may nearly be a thing of the past, but Radio Shack's Black Friday deals are right up to date. Their doors open at 5:30 a.m., but you can start shopping these offers on Thanksgiving day at RadioShack.com.
You have to be a membe to cash in on these deals, naturally. Doors open at 5 a.m. Friday.
If you can lay your hands on their Doorbuster print flier, make sure you clip the coupon good for $10 off when you buy $30 or more in clothing, intimate apparel or acceessories. You'll also get a free Thomas Kinkate Ornament if you're one of the first 200 to purchase these items. Sears runs their After Thanksgiving Doorbuster sale from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Please note these are the deals for Sears Outlet, not the Sears mothership. Sale prices are good through Nov. 30 or until supplies run out. Look for the flier if you plan on spending big as there's a Sears coupon on the back good for $50 Bonus Bucks when you spend $499 or more from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday.
Doors open at 5 a.m. Friday at Sports Authority and the following sale prices are good through 3 p.m. If you're willing to camp out for a spot in the top 80, you'll receive a Bonus Bucks Card worth $10 to $500 toward anything in the store that day. Here's what I like.
The office supply chain offers a sneak peek at their best Black Friday Deal at Staples.com, and some of them look pretty hot. You have to move fast, however, as most Staples stores have a very limited number on offer.
Target is apparently into recycling. A lot of their Black Friday sales bear an uncanny resemblance to those featured in late October. But a deal's a deal, so here's what we've heard.
Toys 'R' Us
Toy's R Us isn't opening until 9 a.m. Friday, so you can get some sleep before braving the crowds for the latest "must have" toy. Doorbuster deals are good from 3 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. Look for the 20% off Toys R Us coupon on the front page of their flier.
Word has leaked that Wally World is starting its Black Friday sales at 10 p.m. on Turkey Day. That's two hours earlier than major competitors Kohl's, Target, Best Buy and Macy's. Here are a few of the deals being mentioned.