Retailers, shoppers ready for another Black Friday

Nov. 21, 2012 @ 05:39 PM

Black Friday strikes dread in the hearts of some, and the love of incredible bargains into the hearts of others. Traditionally, it has been the day after Thanksgiving. But as the economy soured and slowly recovered, stores began opening earlier to entice diehard Christmas shoppers.

This year, larger stores are staying open to offer deeply discounted items for the shoppers willing to wake up at 4 a.m. Here are just a few local retailers, their holiday hours and some of the best deals on merchandise in each store.

 

Family Dollar

• Open Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three-day sale starting Friday.

• Toys - BOGO (buy one, get one) 70% off

• Net10 Android wireless phone $29

• Proctor Silex appliances $8

• Fleece throws BOGO 60% off

Shoe Carnival

• Open Thursday at midnight

• First 100 customers get a reward card worth at least $10. One person will get a $100 surprise reward card

• Circular also has coupon for $5 and $10 off total purchase

• Specials from midnight to noon Friday

CVS

• Open Thanksgiving

• Circular has a 25% off total purchase of regular priced items, most sale prices require using a CVS rewards program card

• iCraig 7" Android tablet $78.88

• Toys BOGO free

• CVS brand alkaline AA or AAA batteries $3.65 with $3.65 in extrabucks rewards

• RCA 13.3" LED HDTV $88.88

Target

• Doors open at 9 p.m. Thursday. Open Friday until 11 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

• Circulars promise "surprise" doorbusters to be announced Thanksgiving day

• Free gift cards with purchase of Apple iPad, iPod Touch, iPod Nano or iPhone.

• Free Target gift card when you spend $50 or more on clothes, accessories or housewares.

• Apex 32" LCD HDTV $147

• XBOX 360 Kinect bundle $199

• Nikon L310 digital camera $99.99

• Westinghouse 50" LCD HDTV $349

• RCA 9" portable DVD player $55

• Samsung 32" LED HDTV $247.99

• Canon Rebel T3 digital SLR camera, camera bag, 18-55mm lens, 75-300mm zoom lens and 4GB SD card $499.99

• Wii system bundle plus free game $119

JC Penny

• Open Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

• Will be giving away free buttons with codes on the back. Some codes will win prizes.

• Womens' boots $25

• Girls' and juniors' boots $12 to $15

• Womens' coats $40

• Assorted fine jewelry pieces $70

• JCP Home standard/queen hunk pillow $3

• Royal Velvet bath towels $5

Walgreens

• Open Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., regular hours Friday and Saturday

• Toys 40 percent off with rewards card

• As Seen On TV products BOGO free

Thursday only sale

• Toys 50 percent off

• Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush $37.99

Office Max

• Open 6 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday

• HGST Touro 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive $64.99

• EMTEC 32GM USB flash drive $9.99

• Logitech wireless mouse $9.99

• Additional 50 percent off all Kodak clearance cameras

• Adobe Photoshop Elements bundle $69.99

• Azpen 40GB tablet $69.99

• Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows 8 $249.99

•  $50 iTunes gift card for $35

Belk

• Circular features a 20 percent off coupon for regular and sale price items with use of Belk Rewards Card

• Circular also contains coupons for 25 percent off one item between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday only

• Free gift cards for the first 250 customers. One will win a $1,000 gift card.

• Early Bird sale starts at midnight and ends a 1 p.m. Friday

• Open 12 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday

• Womens' boots $19.99

• 50 to 75 percent off watches

• 50 percent off womens' cold weather accessories

• 50 percent off handbags

• 65 percent off stirling silver with 14K gold and fine stirling silver jewelry

• 65 percent off childrens' dresswear

• 65 percent off pillows

Lowes

• Open 5 a.m. Friday

• Plastic lidded crates BOGO free

• Kobalt 227-piece standard/metric mechanic's tool set $99.98

• Skil 15-amp 10" table saw $89

• WORX 5-amp 6" electric chain saw $99

• Holiday Living pre-lit inflatables 3.5-4 feet $19.99

Pier 1 Imports

• Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday - Closed Thanksgiving

• 20 to 25 percent off most items

Kmart

• Open 6 a.m. Thanksgiving for early bird deals

• Black Friday sale starts 8 p.m. Thursday

• Seiki 24" LED HDTV $88

• Proscan 50" LCD HDTV $288

• All shoes BOGO free

• Womens' clothes 40 percent off

• RCA 32" LCD TV with built-in DVD player $239.99

• HP g6 Pavilion laptop with Windows 8 $299.99

• 12 foot trampoline with enclosure $165

• Up to 70 percent off bed and bath items

• 15-piece bath sets $9.99

• Cannon fleece throws $2.99

• Select Barbie and Disney Princess dolls $10

• Craftsman five-drawer tool center $87.99

Sears

• Open 8 p.m. Thanksgiving

• Friday doorbuster deals start at 4 a.m.

• Circulars include a $10 off any $40 or more purchase on clothes, fragrance and cosmetics

• 32" HDTV $97

• Major name brand 50" HDTV $299.99

H.H. Gregg

• Open 10 p.m. Thanksgiving

• Mitsubishi 73" HDTV $799.99

Dick's Sporting Goods

• Open midnight Friday

• $20 bonus for purchases of $100 or more on Friday

• Most guns discounted Friday and Saturday

• All ammo BOGO free Friday from midnight to 2 p.m. only

Best Buy

• Open midnight Friday. Tickets handed out two hours before opening.

• Toshiba 40" LCD HDTV $179.99

• Driod RAZR 4G phone free with 2-year activation

• Apple iPhone 4S 16GB $99 with 2-year activation

Rite Aid

• Opens Friday at 7 a.m.

• Select cosmetics BOGO free

Dollar General

• Open Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., regular hours Saturday and Sunday

• 50 percent off Christmas decorations and gift wrap

Badcock Home Furniture & More

• Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday

La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery

• Open Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 pm., extended Saturday hours

Kohl's

• Open midnight Thursday

• Early bird specials from midnight Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday

• $15 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent

• 20 percent off all fine jewelry

• 40 to 55 percent of all watches

Walmart

• Sales begin 8 p.m. Thanksgiving

• Certain electronics items guaranteed in stock between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday

Thursday specials starting at 8 p.m.

• Select video games $10 to $25

• DVDs starting at $1.96

• Blu Ray starting at $3.96

• Beautyrest 2" gel memory foam mattress topper $29.88

 Thursday specials starting at 10 p.m.

• LG Blu Ray player $38

• Emerson 32" LCD HDTV $148

• Apple iPad 2 16GB plus a $75 Walmart gift card $399

• HP Laptop $279

• Vizio 60" LED HDTV $688

• Samsung sound bar speakers $98

• SanDisk 16GB flash drive $6.97

• Toshiba 1TB portable hard drive $59

• Nook Color $99

Friday specials starting at 5 a.m.

• 10K gold chain $20

• Emerson 50" LCD HDTV $298

• Magic Bullet mixer $29

• Crossman M417 .177-caliber BB/pellet rifle $64