In an attempt to make up for a year of lackluster sales, retailers have begun Black Friday sales early this year − as in weeks early. Here’s a list of ways to shop ’til you drop (Right now! Go!), without entering the chaos the day after Thanksgiving.
Shop this week
Target is advertising a 4-day sale starting this Sunday with an emphasis on electronics, movies and toys. Look for coupons in the AJC Sunday paper to increase your savings.
Kohl’s is holding a full-store sale this week with extra discounts during “Power Hours” on Friday (3 p.m. – midnight) and Saturday (6 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Make sure to redeem any Kohl’s Cash you earned the week before. Save an extra 10 percent on kitchen electrics, which are already 10-33 percent off. Save an extra 20 percent on all toys, including Fisher-Price, Barbie and Matchbox. Men’s and women’s clothing is also heavily discounted.
Shop on Thanksgiving
Target will have a 1-day, online-exclusive sale featuring some items that won’t be included in their Black Friday sale. They’re also offering free shipping when you spend at least $50. The Westinghouse 40″ 60Hz 1080p LCD HDTV and the TomTom XL335T GPS System are being advertising on Black Friday itself for $298 and $79, respectively, so check out the day-before prices to see how they compare.
K-mart is offering in-store specials including a Panasonic 46″ class plasma HDTV for $499.99, a Magellan RoadMate 1424 navigation system for $74.99, your choice of comforter, sheet set or quilt for $9.99, and all Country Living holiday décor, ornaments & wrap for 50% off.
Wal-Mart will have toys on sale, and at Sears you’ll find doorbuster deals on fine luggage, up to 60% off fine jewelry, and a Panasonic 58″ 1080p Plasma TV plus 2 Bonus Blu-Ray DVDs for $1,099.
Amazon.com is currently offering a “deal of the day” each morning. But check in Monday (Nov. 22) for “Black Friday Deals Week,” when you might find some real steals.
BestBuy.com has announced they are doing another early Black Friday sale this Friday and Saturday. Actual Black Friday deals include the Toshiba Blu-ray Disc Player for $59.99 and the Panasonic VIERA 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV for $699.99, so keep a watch to see if the website prices hit these ranges.
Walmart.com is currently offering an LG BD530 Blu-ray Disc Player on sale for $65 and an Apple iPod Touch 8GB w/ accessories bundle for $189. Check out their “Amazing online specials” and take advantage of free shipping this week!
MORE BLACK FRIDAY INFO
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Your Atlanta Holiday Guide to shopping, entertainment, events and more
— By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog