Black Friday ads: Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Macys, JCPenney, and more

Among the most sought after Black Friday shopping ads are Walmart’s and Target’s, but there are a slew of retailers whose ads have leaked, taking some of the mystery out of the biggest shopping day of the year. Dealnews.com, one of the simpler Web sites to navigate, has a page full of leaked Black Friday ads, including:

Costco

Best Buy

Home Depot

GameStop

JCPenney

Macys

According to CNNMoney.com, the deepest Walmart discounts will be found in high-definition TVs, laptops and Blu-ray players, as well as toys and DVDs. Items to look out for include a Sanyo 50-inch plasma 720p HDTV for $598, a Magnavox Blu-ray player for $78, a Tom Tom GPS for $59, select children’s clothing for as low as $3, a $7 reversible fleece jacket for kids and adults, and the Barbie Power Wheels Ride-On, a toy Jeep, for $88.

Additionally, the store has reduced prices as much as 50 percent on items beginning Saturday. Popular dolls, activity toys,a 26-inch Vizio HDTV, and gaming packages from Guitar Hero, Band Hero and DJ Hero with a $40 Walmart gift card.

The bigger news may be that Target will for the first holiday season match competitors’ prices as part of its Low Price Promise initiative. The price match does not apply to limited time sales, like early birds or doorbusters. However, the store will match any competitors’ printed advertisement for identical items. It must be a printed advertisement, and shopper must present the ad when making the purchase.

The price match, which Walmart will continue to have, was piloted at Target in March and rolled out nationally in July.  In addition to now having the opportunity to potentially save at both stores, shoppers can also save time by shopping at one store.

Target’s Price Match Policy

Walmart’s Price Match Policy

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28 comments Add your comment

Greg

November 18th, 2009
12:29 pm

WOW!…this is really good stuff. I actually bought the Magnavox BD player when Wallyworld had it for 99 bucks. It works great. It upconverts DVD’s to near Blu Ray quality too! Sanyo Plasma for $598 makes me wanna sream…seeing how I purchased my 42 inch LCD TV 1 yr ago for $1,200!

A Rod

November 18th, 2009
12:41 pm

720p is no good for bluray or HD cable/satellite. It’s only good for video games.

ramtough1

November 18th, 2009
1:39 pm

720p is good enough since there isn’t a single cable provider broadcasting in 1080i

izz

November 18th, 2009
1:47 pm

wal-mart released the ad…it’s everywhere now…
http://slickdeals.net/forums/misc/walmart-bf09.pdf

mark

November 18th, 2009
2:13 pm

LCD is repairable…Legends say :When a plasma goes out. they go out for good I got a LCD

Texas Boi

November 18th, 2009
3:22 pm

Sell your $1200 LCD for $800 and buy the 50 inch plasma, with money left over for a massage at the asian parlor you win!

Jimbo Nash

November 18th, 2009
3:30 pm

Careful with Target. Target stores don’t match the prices on Target website. I’ve been told “it’s the way we choose to do business”. Go try it for yourself.

Trac

November 18th, 2009
3:33 pm

Izz says Walmart has it’s ad out for Black Friday at http://slickdeals.net/forums/misc/walmart-bf09.pdf
Only the first page is readable. Can’t see rest of pages and its 32 pages long. Too bad. I was so looking forward to checking it out.

Wanda

November 18th, 2009
4:11 pm

I was able to read all of Walmart sales by googling walmart black friday.

SweetTooth

November 18th, 2009
4:13 pm

blackfriday.info has ad scans also

Tim

November 18th, 2009
9:14 pm

Actually, Cablevision in NY does in fact broadcast in 1080.

Dan

November 19th, 2009
12:55 am

For a complete list of black friday ads check out http://tgiblackfrday.com they have a pretty good list of all the sales. I used the site last year and I found it to be better then most.

Dan

November 19th, 2009
12:56 am

Man, I really can’t spell today, the link above should be http://tgiblackfriday.com

Dustin

November 19th, 2009
1:54 am

Verizon FIOS broadcasts in full 1080p on some of it’s channels and 1080i on the rest.

Freddie

November 19th, 2009
11:04 am

I’m using http://www.BlackFridayAds2009.info becausee they post deals available before Black Friday, the Black Friday ad and has an online section that takes you to hot deals available now from tons of online and brick and mortar stores.

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don

November 19th, 2009
5:26 pm

This is a good leaked for black friday go to atlantablackfridaydeals.com

Courtney

November 19th, 2009
11:16 pm

TV is not in 1080 over cable??? What planet do you live on? Everything I watch is in 1080. Last year ABC was still showing WIPEOUT in 720 and you could tell the difference.

OrWell

November 20th, 2009
10:18 am

Directv now has a single pay per view channel that shows 1080p movies. They are launching a new satellite that will enable them to offer a much better selection during the first half of next year. $6.99 per movie.

Chris

November 20th, 2009
10:27 am

At up to 50″, 720p is absolutely fine. You don’t start seeing differences until you get higher than that at the appropriate viewing distance. If you’re watching a 42″ TV at two feet, then yeah. Otherwise, anyone who tells you they can see the difference in 1080p and 720p at the recommended distance is lying.

There are no providers, aside from FIOS (maybe), which isn’t available here, that broadcast all their stations in 1080p. Go for the 720p, and use that extra savings on other things.

ab

November 20th, 2009
10:53 am

NBC, CBS and PBS broadcast in 1080i (over the air, no cable needed)

Or Maybe Not

November 20th, 2009
12:09 pm

This is great BUT… Target has removed their “Low Price Promise” from their website. What does this mean?

Rana Cash

November 20th, 2009
12:44 pm

Or Maybe: Thanks for the heads-up. The link has been updated with one I found on another shopping site, but the official link to the policy from the corporation is down right now. I just put a call in to Target to alert them. You’ll find all you need to know by clicking on the link now, though.

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The Broke Socialite

November 22nd, 2009
3:28 pm

I can’t wait until Friday! I’ve begun my research already and honed in on the items that are on my list.

PlasmaGUY

November 22nd, 2009
5:12 pm

There is no 1080P broadcast for your TV, people. Over the Air, Cable, Satellite, whatever. It’s NATIVE picture is 720P, which when you interlace it, is 1080i.. There’s a difference between progressive(P) and interlace(i).

Since the recent switch, there are NO plans for ANY of the broadcasts to be in 1080P.

The only PURE 1080P picture you can get, is from a Blu-Ray player, or if your gaming with a PS3, or XBOX360 with the appropriate picture.

So no.. Your NY Cablevision is not 1080P. Verizons’ new FIOS is not 1080P.

Courtney, You must have a helluva eye, because everything you watch is 720P. You can’t tell the difference in 720P and 1080i.. I’m sorry, but you really can’t, and if you were watching anything but a Blu-Ray, you can’t tell. Your DirectTV or Comcast is 720P when you watch ANYTHING in HD.

Chris, you are correct. At certain distance viewing, once you get over 50″ at less than 12′, it’s rather hard for anyone to see the difference in 720P and 1080P. Most people that have 1080P TV’s have never seen a 1080P signal.. And guess what, what you saw in the store, wasn’t 1080P.. It’s a spliced 720P signal!!

Alan

November 25th, 2009
8:54 am

PlasmaGUY is right. The rest of you and your cable 1080P are just ignorant.

Denise

November 27th, 2009
3:49 pm

My son was at the Best Buy in Edgewood, in Atlanta Ga at 9:00 pm Thanksgiving evening and he was number 15 in line was still not able to get his lap top for 197.00, because this lady in front of the line kept call her relatives and at 3:00 am when they started handing tickets out all her relatives got all the best deals. Best Buy managers did nothing to correct the problem most dire hard customers went away empty handed including my son, even if she was in line at 11:00 am Thanksgiving morning how can you hold the line for 3 SUVs and 2 carloads of your family and friends which was about 20 people and at 2:30am they all show up and get in the front of the line. APD and Best Buy personnel did nothing to handle the problem. I recommend anyone donot shop at this Best Buy. This was not fair.