Getting ready to shell out your hard-earned ducats for some holiday gifts? Here’s a round-up of what’ll be “in store” for the day after Thanksgiving. Click the store name to see the entire list of Black Friday incentives.
Best Buy: Twenty to 50-percent off many appliances, and a slew of digital camera offers that you can also access via eBay.
Kohl’s: In the true spirit of conspicuous consumption, the Kohl’s black Friday ad is 60 pages long. It includes pretty much everything, plus sales on men’s Levis, Jockey underwear for men, and lots of name-brand housewares. Stores open at 4 a.m. on Black Friday, but check their Web site throughout Thanksgiving if you really want to be savvy — look for 50% off off the entire stock of Fisher Price, PlaySkool, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Tonka, Little Tikes, etc.
Kmart: Their 40-page Black Friday catalog got leaked early. One item of particular interest to parents of young children will be the Huggies Big Pack of diapers for $19.99, plus blanket sleepers for $3.99 apiece. Tons of clothing deals for the rest of the family, too. Other interesting items are the Jazz pocket digital camcorder for $9.99 and about a gajillion toy deals.
Office Depot: Ten computer models (Acer, Compaq, HP, and Toshiba brands) for under $500. Nice! Office Depot is also offering a free HP D4360 printer with any PC purchase.
Sears: Sears has been offering doorbusters all month, and will continue offering “black Friday now!” doorbusters every Saturday through Christmas, 7 a.m. to noon. Previews of Saturday deals are posted on their Web site at noon on Wednesday, CST.
Target: Three-dollar appliances. Nuff said. (Though they’re also offering free gift cards with qualifying iPod purchases)
Toys R Us: No need to leave the house for this one, folks. Toys R Us will make its Black Friday discounts available online starting at 12:01 on Thanksgiving through Friday, Nov. 27. They’re also offering payment options including Bill Me Later and $10 off Google Checkout purchases of $60 or more. The deal I’m most excited about here are savings of up to 60 percent on Melissa and Doug® items (hello, lifetime guarantee).
Walmart: Because people at Walmart have a pesky tendency of getting crushed to death during Black Friday madness deemed by the New York Times to be “a shopping Guernica,” Walmart will be open throughout Thanksgiving night into Black Friday morning, though you won’t be able to purchase anything on sale until 5 a.m. on Black Friday morning. They’re listing name-brand appliances for $13 apiece (have I mentioned how much I love my Crock-Pot? Any busy parent should have one). Other than that, Walmart is pushing video games, clothing, toys, and TVs.
For more info about Black Friday deals, visit BlackFriday.info.