Atlanta Black Friday deals

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Good morning to all you bargain shoppers!

Late last night/early this morning, reports from most stores were of long lines and slow checkouts. Here’s hoping it’s better after 4a.m.

Here are a few doorbusters you might see while out shopping this morning.

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”).

Discover Mills: 50 percent off all sneakers, boots, and slippers for kids and adults at Stride Rite; 40 percent off at Tommy Hilfiger; 40 percent off at Last Call by Neiman Marcus from midnight to noon; 50 percent off Carter’s Outlet this weekend with an additional 10 percent off from midnight to noon today; 30 percent off GUESS Factory Store from midnight to noon.

GameStop: Grab a $199 PlayStation 3 160 GB bundled with two games, or an Xbox 4GB for $149.

IKEA: Kids eat free today.

J.C. Penney: Shop for 65 percent off women’s coats, 50 percent to 65 percent off sheet sets and 65 percent off home entertainment. You’ll also get 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. Get a free Disney snow globe while supplies last.

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: Boots start at $20, and dresses are 20 percent off. Plus, use your newspaper 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.

Men’s Wearhouse: Buy one, get one deals on everything in the store, including shoes. The BOGO sales apply online, and shipping is free on all orders from now through Jan. 2, 2012.

Old Navy: Deals include $1 scarves, 50 percent off outerwear and $5 graphic tees. Spend $40 or more and get a free Kodak EasyShare Camera bundles. Bundle packs include a Kodak EasyShare Sport Waterproof digital camera, Kodak 3D Printing Demo DVD, Kodak 3D Glasses, Kodak 3D Print Sample and an exclusive savings offer for a Kodak C315 Inkjet Printer. Quantities are very limited.

Old Time Pottery: 15-percent-off coupons will be distributed in stores Saturday from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

RA Sushi: Enjoy all-day happy hour with more than 35 sushi, appetizer, and tapas selections, plus a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $2 to $7. 1080 Peachtree St., Atlanta.

RadioShack: Starting at 5:30 a.m. you can get a hold of five free phones with contract: LG Marquee, Pantech Hotshot, Samsung Infuse 4G, Pantech Breakout, and a Samsung Stratosphere.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Enjoy a complimentary petite filet with the purchase of another steak entrée. Parties of two to four people will be eligible for one complimentary petite filet with the purchase of one or more steak entrées, while parties of five or more will receive up to two complimentary petite filets with the purchase of a minimum of two additional steak entrées. This offer is limited to two complimentary steaks per party. Offer valid at lunch and dinner. Mention “Black Friday” to your server to sizzle with savings.

Savvy Snoot (East Cobb): Stop by for a chance to win an original Jason Scott Painting (painted onsite by the artist on Friday), rugs from Dash & Albert, Marty Mason Collected Home cocktail table, bedding from Pine Cone Hill, $100, $250 and $500 Marty Mason Collected Home gift cards. Through Sunday. Also stop by any Savvy Snoot location – East Cobb, Howell Mill or Alpharetta – to receive 10 percent, 20 percent or 30 percent off shopping discounts good for purchases at any of the store locations this weekend. Merchant’s Walk 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.

Shula’s 347 Grill: Braving the crowds at Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square? Shula’s 347 Grill is providing a discount for Black Friday shoppers: stop in with a valid receipt from the day’s shopping trip and receive 25 percent off food during lunch and dinner.

Spa Sydell: Get a 30-minute massage, a 30-minute fast facial or a 30-minute teen facial for $29 through Groupon today.

Sports Authority: Look for $10-$500 gift cards for the first 80 people in line, BOGO 50 percent off on all men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, $29.99 for boys’ or girls’ Bladerunner Twist Inline Skates and $129.99 for Classic Seville Soccer Table.

Staples: Early-bird specials include a NOOK Color for $199 with a $25 Staples gift card and $200-$300 off HP Laptops. Update: Staples will honor its doorbusters through Saturday, while supplies last.

Target: Pick up an Xbox 360 4GB for $139.99 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 to land a Furreal Friends Butterscotch Pony for $99.99 or a LeapFrog Leapster2 learning game system for $24.99. The toy giant is releasing a second set of doorbusters at 5 a.m. Friday.

Verizon: Get the LG Enlighten, Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, Samsung Intensity II, LG Cosmos 2 and 4G LTE-powered Verizon USB551L USB modem for free through Monday after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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.

Find a great deal? Doorbusters gone? Parking issues? Let me know in the comments section.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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November 25th, 2011
10:05 am

Who are sneakers, and why are they at the mall?

Ole Guy

November 25th, 2011
12:46 pm

Perhaps I live in a fiscal cave…aren’t these great deals pretty much available more than one day a year? It would seem that the retail community has the consumer community on the leash of (false) expectations. Just like Pavlov’s Dogs, we start salvating on command.

Buying appliances/electronics is not necessarily unlike buying a car…one need not wait for store management to lower prices/to generate a (so-called) bandwagon approach to attracting the consumer herd.

When was the last time you paid MSRP for a car? IF YOU ARE AT ALL SMART, you DON”T even consider MSRP…you bargain with management. The very same concept applies in the consumer arena. Believe it or not, it’s a buyers’ market; retailers want nothing more than to unload inventory…they won’t lose money; they may minimize profits, but they WON”T lose $. When they realize that all they have to do, to attract frenzied consumers, is “ring the dinner bell” of expectation (like ole Pavlov and his mutts), their job becomes just that much easier.


November 25th, 2011
1:04 pm

lol at the people buying TVs.. they might be able to find better deals when companies start selling their stock low to make room for new models.

Tired Shopper

November 25th, 2011
1:22 pm

It was ridiculous!! We left Kohl’s shortly after getting there (after shopping 2 hours in Target) – a shopper advised us it took her 2 hours to pay for her purchases! We have traditionally gone as a group but I am thinking not anymore.

aunt bea

November 25th, 2011
1:45 pm

You will not find me in a store this Friday. I’m still cleaning dishes from all the cooking I did for my family. My time is precious to me and walking through a crowd is just not worth the savings. Everyone please learn to relax. You don’t need all that stuff.


November 25th, 2011
7:26 pm

My 1st time going out for Black Friday. Mostly got items that we would have bought anyway for our business (like the saw blades which NEVER go on sale). No standing in line, even @ the mall. (Find the checkouts in obscure departments, not the main door!) Great parking spots near the men’s dept & merchandise pickup.