Black Friday doorbusters in Atlanta

It’s the biggest shopping week of the year for us bargain hunters, and if you haven’t started scoping out stores yet, now’s the time! Sites including Black Friday 2010 and Black Friday info will give you a leg up if you haven’t checked them out. Here’s a roundup of some of the best deals out there, along with opening/sale times for stores.

Getting out there early? The forecast is for cold, wet weather so start your shopping off with a free coffee from any Atlanta RaceTrac gas station (12 a.m.-10 a.m.) or from any Burger King (breakfast hours only).

Best Buy (opens at 5 a.m.): Doorbusters include:

● Sony Vaio 15.5″ Laptop w/Intel Dual-Core Processor, 3GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive for $399.99

● Nook eReader for $99.99

● Toshiba Blu-ray disc player for $59.99

● LG Front-Load Washer And LG Electric Dryer Combo for $999.98

● Panasonic VIERA 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV for $699.99

● Nintendo Wii w/Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuck, Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort for $169.99

Brandsmart (12 a.m.-10 p.m.): Offers include a Samsung 10.2 MP digital camera for $58.88, a Toshiba 10.1″ Netbook  computer for $298.88 (before $20 rebate), and a Maytag stainless steel dishwasher for $388.88.

The Disney store (opens at midnight): Get 20 percent off any item in the store until 10 a.m. (some exclusions apply)

JCPenney (4 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Get 65% off coats, a 1 Carat T.W. diamond ring for $79.99, 75% off gold and silver jewelry, and a 5-piece Protocol luggage set for $38.88

K-mart (5 a.m.- 9 p.m.)

Friday morning doorbusters include:

● 7-inch Android tablet computer for $139.99

● Zenith 42″ class plasma HDTV for $399.99

● Essential Home complete bed set, any size for $28

● Diamond accent pendant for $9.99

● All Fisher-Price Thomas the Tank Engine and Imaginext toys are buy two get one free

● Attention women’s wool peacoat for $19.99

● Route 66 men’s bomber jacket for $19.99

● Jaclyn Smith cashmere sweaters for $39.99

● RCA 22″ LCD HDTV with a built-in DVD player for $239.99

● Classic suede boots for women and girls are 50% off

Kohl’s: (3 a.m.- 12 a.m.)

● The Sharper Image Literati eBook reader for $99.99 (after $30 mail-in rebate)

● Save 50 percent on entire stock toys from Fisher-Price, Playskool, Barbie, Littlest Pet Shop, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tonka, Little Tikes, Crayola & Play-Doh.

● Apt. 9 cashmere sweaters for misses are $34.99

● Save 15 percent on fragrances for men and women, including celebrity brands such as Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sean John, David Beckham and Usher.

Macy’s (4 a.m.): Find deals on diamond jewelry and men’s and women’s designer clothing. They’re also offering a $99.99 Literati E-Reader from Sharper Image and honoring 10% off any $25 purchase until 1 p.m. and 15% off select sale & clearance apparel.

Office Depot (6 a.m.): Grab a Lenovo 15.6″ Laptop w/2GB RAM, 250GB HD with Windows 7 for $279.99, a Magellan RoadMate 3045 4.7″ Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator for $99.99 or a Garmin nuvi 1300 4.3″ GPS for $99.99. All DVDs will be priced at $4.

Office Max (7 a.m.): Look here if you need a digital camera, a Garmin nuvi 1300 4.3″ GPS for $99.99, a Brother HL-2240 Laser Printer for $49.99 or 50% off Sony CDs and DVDs.

Old Navy (12:01 a.m.): Check it out if you’re looking for babies and kids clothing, 50% off women’s and men’s outerwear or clearance casualwear. Old Navy is also offering a free Dance Central Kinect game for XBox 360 with any $25 purchase.

Sears (4 a.m.): Big items include a Zenith 42″ Plasma HDTV for $399.99, a Samsung 40″ LCD HDTV for $497.99 and a Kenmore 4.0 Cu. Ft. Washer and 7.3 Cu. Ft. Dryer for $599.98.

Staples (6 a.m.): Get a HP 20″ Widescreen LCD Monitor for $99.98, an HP 15.6″ Laptop w/AMD II Dual-Core P340 Processor, 4GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive for $399.98.

Target (4 a.m.): Deals of the day include a Westinghouse 40″ LCD HDTV for $298, a TomTom GPS System for $79, and an Apex 46″ LCD HDTV for $449.

Walmart (midnight): Check out the Apple 8GB iPod Touch with a $50 Walmart Gift Card for $225, the Emerson 32″ 720p LCD HDTV for $198, or a Machines 15.6″ Notebook w/Intel Processor, 2GB Memory and 250GB Hard Drive for $198.

Find a great Black Friday deal this week? Tweet me at @atlbaragains (use #blackfridayatl) or send the AJC a text message at 404-890-0AJC.


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– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

15 comments Add your comment

Jim Adams

November 22nd, 2010
9:35 am has an incredible massage package this week for a package of 4 massages – 90 minutes each at Jivan Wellness in Alpharetta. The deal price is only $179!

Fans of can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the December 16, 2010 Cirque du Soleil show at Atlantic Station. See for more information.


November 22nd, 2010
10:29 am

Hi Lauren! Sorry that Rana isn’t around any more. It might be worth mentioning that Amazon has deals starting today and running through Cyber Monday. Are there any website that can help you decide if a deal is good now compared to Black Friday deals?

[...] I’ve been hunting down the best Black Friday promotions, ad scans and online deals so we can get to shopping this week. And beyond that, I look forward to [...]

Lauren Davidson

November 22nd, 2010
10:39 am

@Tinytam: Hi, there! Here’s a link to my post last week: BF deals without the chaos/
More on Cyber Monday and online shopping tomorrow!

Maveita Richards

November 22nd, 2010
11:13 am

@Tinytam..try They have been doing a comprehensive check on all the black friday ads since October.

Chick Fil A on a Sunday

November 22nd, 2010
12:02 pm

Am I the only one that finds this merchandising orgy dubbed “Black Friday” disturbing? Just why do we have to do this every Christmas? Does it make us better Christians? How about we are brainwashed by corporate America and we just don’t know any better.


November 22nd, 2010
12:56 pm

They fired the other bargain lady? AJC needs to fire their proofreading staff as well!

Is Rodney Ho THAT repulsive?

Chick Fil A on a Sunday

November 22nd, 2010
1:30 pm

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November 22nd, 2010
2:30 pm

so will the Old Navy in the Mall of Georgia open at 12am for Black Friday?? I thought the mall of Georgia would’t open until 5am… Does that mean their stores won’t open til 6am as well??

Lauren Davidson

November 22nd, 2010
2:54 pm

@Susan: Old Navy at Mall of Georgia will be open at midnight for your shopping needs. (I know; It’s confusing that some of the stores open before the “mall hours” begin!)


November 22nd, 2010
5:24 pm

Welcome Lauren! I am sure you will do a great job! Thanks for the tip on They also have a 2 – 90 minute massage package for $99 dollars. What a great deal!


November 24th, 2010
5:58 am

Are the ads in today’s or tomorrows newspaper , I need a coupon from one of the ads

Lauren Davidson

November 24th, 2010
9:57 am

@Jesse: There will be tons of ads and coupons in tomorrow’s (Thanksgiving’s) paper! It’s worth grabbing a copy if you don’t already have a subscription!

[...] of social media coupons out there for all you smartphone-toting Black Friday shoppers out there! Black Friday is upon us and that means that retailers are scrambling to offer the best door-busting (or [...]


November 25th, 2010
11:06 pm

The Dunwoody Journal-Constitution is going after a particular demographic that the previous blogger didn’t fit.