Black Friday 2009: The ads are in, and here's where to find them
You don't have to wait until Black Friday for Target's deals: This week's circular has deals galore. The official Black Friday deal circular arrives on the Web in a few days, but if you want a preview, check out BlackFriday.info
Doorbusters worth lining up for: Appliances for $3, Hoodies for $7, Scooters for $17, $3.99 Videos.
Walmart is ready to go with special deals on Friday, Nov. 27 from 5 a.m. to 11a.m. Their top-line ad is for LCD TVs, the lowest priced ones at $248 and there are laptops for as low at $198, so you better get a bigger stocking than usual. Walmart's ad is also peppered with low-priced electronics from GPS units to digital cameras to digital photo frames to tools. There is also a huge selection of toys on sale for rock bottom prices.
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Boasting "1,000s of 1-Day specials" Kmart's Black Friday circulars are short on details but long on items. You can get most kitchen electronics for $19.99 or less, toys for as low as $5 and storage bins to hold all your new stuff for as low as $1.49.
Toys R Us
It's toys, toys, toys in this circular (what did you expect??) The big offer on the front page is a Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off on all Nintendo DS and PSP video games, with over 300 to choose from. There are more deals deeper in the book if you are planning on buying multiple toys (all the better for gift-giving), so but two craft sets, get the third free, or score one of the bonus gift cards for special items like iPods.
With Circuit City out of the way, you might think Best Buy wouldn't need to pour on the deals, but the electronics giant's Black Friday ad is nonetheless filled with doorbusters. Come in early for a $99.99 Garmin, or a free Verizon phone with a service package or $9.99 Blu-Ray discs. There are tech gifts in abundance, but there's also 20 to 50% off all major appliances, so if you need a new stove, now might be the time to shop.
You'll want to get your hands on this ad because it's got a $10 off a $50 purchase. But even if you can't find one, you can still get a free Rock Bank guitar if you buy Rock Band 2 at the store (and get their while they still have them in stock). Otherwise, you'll want to look for kids jackets for $15, T-shirts for $5, and jeans for $15.
Do-it-yourself home improvement is still a major priority for most Americans who are trying to pinch pennies. Lowe's has plenty of tools available for discount prices, plus other holiday items (and non-seasonal items like grills). If you need a giant blow-up snowman, you can grab one for under $20, and laminate flooring for 58 cents a square foot. Plus, Lowe's is putting appliances on sale, rivaling Best Buy's huge price cut.
Sears hasn't yet officially posted its Black Friday ad on its website, buy you can find a scan of the upcoming circular on Black Friday deal sites. What's worth getting up early to get in line for? The chain boasts 599 doorbusters, from $9.99 jeans to an elliptical machine for $399.99, plus a $10 off coupon that's good from 4 a.m. until noon.
Kohl's is touting 300 early bird specials -- from 4am until 1pm, and that includes $10 in Kohl's cash for every $50 spent. Jewelry is highly discounted -- from 55 to 60% off, and three full pages devoted to it in the circular. You can score a free tote bag with certain purchases. Almost everything in the store is at least 40% off, including clothes, shoes, toys and housewares.
While OfficeMax's Black Friday ad was among the first to leak out there on the Web, but you can now get the offical ad from the store's facebook page (or find it here!) You can still preview the "Dazzling Deals" on Black Friday deal sites. What you wlil find is a $379.99 laptop deal, as well as huge discounts on GPS units, memory, printers, shredders, cameras, and all other tech accessories.
Staples aims to lure shoppers in early on Black Friday with doorbusters like $4.98 for a bundle of CDs, or $9.99 for a Bluetooth headset. The big deals are on laptops and monitors -- as low as $299.98 for one model and $89 for a 21.5-inch monitor. There are also low prices on cameras, shredders, printers and more.
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