By Rachel Brooks
It’s that time of the year again. The mad dash of retail bargain champions. Some will be out as early as Thursday afternoon to beat the crowds. Others will challenge the wild mob press of the crazed Black Friday night. Whether you fit into the former or the latter, this is your time to get ahead of this weekend’s deals.
While nearly every store has their version of Black Friday, the lay of the shoppers will be looking at regular super-stores in their local area. The three major contenders for this crowd are Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. Get a leg up on the deals at these three locations.
Walmart early deals
Walmart is always prompt to get ahead of the Black Friday buzz. A complete list of their Black Friday deals is available online. The ads have smart software integrated to match your location with the deals in the local-store. The Black Friday ad book is 37 pages long.
Walmart put the heavy-weighted influence on the electronics section this year. 60” RCA Roku flat screens are going for $319 dollars.
Yet, Walmart’s cookware deals are amazing this time around. The Pioneer Woman 24 pc. Cookset is priced at $69. That’s a whole new kitchenware set for just 69 skins. You can get it online as early as November 27 at 10 pm ET. It won’t be available in-stores until November 28 at 6 pm. Yes, with Walmart, Friday is the new Wednesday. Yet, there are no rainchecks on deals like this, so be ready to order early to ensure you get your set.
Screencapture Best Buy website ad. Big savings or bust.
Best Buy Doorbusters
Best Buy calls its Black Friday sale a “doorbuster” and not for naught. These stores will literally be bursting out the seams. Stores will be open as late as 1 am this Thursday to accommodate those who go out late to beat the wild crowds.
Best Buy advises all in-store shoppers to program their GPS for the quickest local store route. Brick-and-mortar Best Buy stores will be bursting out aforesaid doors rapidly. The glaze is barely baked on the turkey before these sales begin, starting at 5 pm Thursday.
A 70” Samsung flat-screen is going for $549.99 dollars, saving you approximately $350. You’ll also save $200 on select models of iMac and MacBook Air. Get the full ad here.
Screencapture of the ad for a major deal on kid’s toys at Target
Target Red Card early access
If you’re a Red Card-carrying member, then you’ve got nothing to worry about. You can get ahead of the Target Black Friday stampede early, with early access sales starting Wednesday, November 27. Target’s extending their Black Friday deals from November 28 to November 30. So, you can still get hot deals without jumping into the mosh pit, if you’re not up for that kind of holiday season vanity fare.
Samsung 50” HDR flatscreen TVs are going for $279.99 which shaves $70 off the regular listing price. With the purchase of certain select big-ticket items such as the Google Pixel, you will get a free Target gift card, with the highest valued gift cards ranging between $200-400. Some kid’s times are selling for a steal. Get 3ft-long teddy bears for just $10. Boxy Girl dolls are selling for $5. You can also save $80 dollars on the Hotwheel Super Ultimate Garage, which is going for $119.99.
Stay safe this Black Friday. Plan shopping trips carefully and early. Travel in groups. Enjoy the holiday season.