Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
It’s what many of us will funnel into our bodies Friday morning as we extract ourselves from an otherwise perfect, cornucopia-induced slumber. Because who needs rest when there are boots on sale?
Long before you stumble out the door to tackle Black Friday, take a gander at this sampling of deals (most are doorbusters, so don’t blame me if they’re not available at 2 p.m.):
Best Buy: If you’re looking for an inexpensive, midsize TV, go for the Sharp 42-inch 1080p LCD HDTV for $199.99. Or find an assortment of Blu-ray movies for $4.99 (including “Inception,” “Love Happens” and “The Dark Knight”).
GameStop: Play the game right and you could grab a $199 PlayStation 3 160 GB bundled with two games, or an Xbox 4GB for $149.
J.C. Penney: Shop online Thanksgiving Day or in stores on Black Friday for 65 percent off women’s coats, 50 percent to 65 percent off sheet sets and 65 percent off home entertainment. You’ll also find 60 percent off Samsonite luggage, 70 percent off select men’s cashmere sweaters and tops, and up to 80 percent off infant and toddler clothes.
Kmart: Need a new tree to put up this year? Trim a Home 6-foot Blue Mountain trees will be on sale for $19.99. Or pick up a PlayStation 3 holiday bundle for $199.99.
Kohl’s: Early bird specials include a 14.1 mp Vivitar digital camera for $49.99, 50 percent off makeup kits and 60 percent to 70 percent off women’s outerwear. The flier boasts more than 500 discounts before 1 p.m.
Macy’s: You’ll have to fight me for boots starting at $20 and dresses at 20 percent off. Plus, ad insert previews show coupons for $10 off any sale or clearance item of at least $25, and another 15 percent off select clearance for men, women and children.
Target: Your kids will love you if an Xbox 360 4GB ends up under the tree, and you’ll love the $139.99 price at midnight. Score a Westinghouse 46-inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV for $298 or an Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G (with special offers) for $85.
Toys R Us: Get there early Thursday evening to land a Furreal Friends Butterscotch Pony for $99.99 or a LeapFrog Leapster2 learning game system for $24.99. Although the toy giant is opening 9 p.m. Thanksgiving, it’s releasing a second set of doorbusters at 5 a.m. Friday.
Walmart: Treat college kids to a better way to study with the HP 15.6-inch AMD Dual Core Laptop for $248. Treat yourself to an LG Blu-ray Player for $49, plus some $5 Blu-ray movies to go with it.
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– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter
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