Black Friday sales are opportunities to save big bucks both on gifts for others or the things you’ve been waiting to buy for yourself. But if you’re going to brave the madness, you’d better have a plan. Lots of retailers keep their deals close to the vest for as long as possible to build anticipation, as others leak their ads intentionally ahead of schedule to make customers feel like they have a secret inside scoop.
Either way, the more you know ahead of time, the better prepared you’ll be to save. Find out what’s in store for Black Friday 2017.
Shipping is free on all orders placed online on Black Friday and if you plan to shop at your local Best Buy store, doors open at 8 a.m. This year’s Best Buy ad features a whopping 50 pages that contain thousands of electronics deals, many of which are among the best in the retail landscape. Some of the hottest deals are:
Apple iPad Mini 4: Regularly priced at $399.99, you can pick up an Apple iPad Mini 4 for savings of more than 31 percent.
Microsoft Surface Pro Core M: The black core cover platinum edition is on sale for $629, down from $999 for savings of more than 37 percent.
KitchenAid Professional 500 Series: Get the classic, tilt-head stand mixer for $199.99, which represents savings of 60 percent compared to its regular price of $499.99.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving with a planned opening of 7 a.m. on Black Friday. The club will give shoppers an extra few days, however, considering its shopping event runs from Nov. 17, 2017 to Nov. 27, 2017. Some deals are only valid on certain dates within that range and others are exclusive Black Friday doorbusters. Among the hottest deals this year are:
Samsung 4K TV: BJ’s is advertising a 55-inch 4K UHD smart TV from Samsung for $499.99, down from $799.99, for savings of more than 37 percent.
LED Bluetooth speaker: Spice up your home audio system with an Altec Lansing Lightning Active for $179.99 — a 40 percent savings.
Dearfoams slippers: Prepare for the season of chilly feet by getting his or her slippers for $4, down from $8 for savings of 50 percent.
Hoover Quest 1000 robot vacuum: If you’re looking for an automated robot vacuum, but don’t want to pay $479.99, you’re in luck. This Hoover is $200 off for $279.99 — that’s savings of more than 41 percent.
Big Lots opens at 7 a.m., 6 a.m., and 8 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, respectively. Some deals are exclusive to Thanksgiving, but many of the best specials run all three days, with savings spanning categories including electronics, holiday decorations, and toys. Customers who spend $50, $100, or $200, will receive a coupon for $10, $20, or $40 off, respectively. Some of the juiciest deals are:
Artificial Christmas trees: $50 for a seven-foot Telluride pre-lit pencil tree for savings of $25
iLive Platinum Concierge speaker: $39.99 for savings of $25 on this speaker, which comes complete with Amazon Alexa capabilities
Vacuums: Save 20 percent on the entire stock of brands like Hoover, Shark and Dirt Devil.
Bon-Ton is advertising more than 700 doorbusters, which customers can take advantage of from 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving through 3 p.m. on Black Friday, both in stores and online. The store is also giving shoppers $10 on every purchase of $10 or more — in-store only — and the first 200 customers get a no-exclusion gift card. Some of the most attractive offers include:
Comforters: $19.99 for any down alternative
Under Armour: Up to 40 percent off for both men and ladies brand clothing
Rampage boots and coats: Grab either for $19.97
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Boscov’s — a family-owned chain of department stores scattered across the Eastern US — opens it’s doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day for the doorbusters. They close at 1 a.m., reopening again at 6 a.m. on Black Friday for more shopping. Known for carrying vast arrays of name-brand merchandise, the stores also have home furnishings, restaurants, candy counters and more.
Here are a few of the best deals from the Boscov’s ad:
Reduced Prices on Designer Handbags: 75 percent off designer handbags from Stone Mountain, Bueno, Rosetti, and “Designers Too Famous to Mention”
KitchenAid Stand Mixer: Take $100 off this kitchen classic, coming in two colors — empire red or cobalt blue — for just $199.99.
Yankee Candle Jars: Buy one, get one free for the entire stock of 22-oz. Housewarmer Jars.
Copper Cook 12-in. Pan: This new kitchen staple comes in at $9.99 with Black Friday discounts.
Cabela’s released an ad with 28 pages of savings. Although the store is open on Thanksgiving, the doorbuster deals are only valid on Black Friday. The first 600 people in line are automatically eligible to win $8,000 in gifts and prizes. Here are some of the best deals in the entire ad:
Binoculars: Vortex Diamondback 10×42 binoculars are on sale for $129.99, down from $229.99 for savings of more than 43 percent.
Casting reels: Abu Garcia Revo SX reels were $159.99, but are on sale for $79.99 for savings of 50 percent.
Hunting boots: Danner Pronghorn uninsulated hunting boots are on sale for $99.99, down from $199.99, for savings of 50 percent.
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Costco will open its doors to Black Friday shoppers at 9 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2017 and deals are valid through Nov. 27, 2017 as supplies last. Some specials, however, are good on Thanksgiving for online shoppers since the physical warehouse stores close on Nov. 23, 2017 for the holiday. The Nov. 24, 2017 to Nov. 2, 2017 specials include everything from furniture to kitchenware, but the real stars of the show are computers.
Here are some of the best deals to look for this year at Costco:
HP Pavilion touchscreen all-in-one desktops: $150 off machines with 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processors
HP Pavilion touchscreen laptops: 1080p laptops with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors are advertised for $200 off
Asus Gaming laptops: You can save $250 on ROG GL753 models with Intel Core i7 processors, which are on sale for $949.99 instead of $1,199.99.
Dell Inspiron laptops: The Inspiron 15 5000 Series with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors are on sale for $699.99, down from $849.99.
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Dollar General is sticking to its annual tradition by running a three-day sale that runs Thursday through Saturday. Contrary to the store’s name, many items will sell for more than $1. One thing that makes the low-cost retailer’s Black Friday sale stand out is that it accepts manufacturer’s coupons, allowing shoppers to double up on savings. Some of the best deals advertised include:
Grreat Choice dog pads: Buy one, get one of equal or lesser value free.
GPX Sky Rider drones: On sale for $30, down from $50 for savings of 40 percent.
Vivitar WiFi security camera: Save more than 37 percent and sleep well at night by paying $25 instead of $40.
Five Below kicks off the shopping on Turkey Day — planning to open its doors from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. On the Saturday and Sunday after Black Friday, stores will open at 9 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. The store is offering a range of deals for between $1 and $5. Among the best are:
Quadcopter drone: A micro remote-controlled quadcopter that was $19.99 will be offered for $5. That deal is good for Thursday and Friday only.
Guitar Hero: Pick up the classic game for PlayStation 3, XBox 360 or Wii for $5 instead of $39.99. This deal, too, is good only on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
LEGO Dimensions: On Saturday and Sunday only, you can get two Dimensions fun packs for $5.
Graphic tees: On Saturday and Sunday only, you can grab boys’ graphic tees featuring throwback logos like “Jurassic Park” and Super Mario Bros. for $5.
JCPenney is promising steep discounts across a variety of categories, including savings of up to 40 percent on select major appliances and as much as 80 percent off fine jewelry. Those who arrive early also have the chance to win coupons valid for $10, $100 or even $500. Some of the best JCPenney deals of the year include:
Dancin’ Fun Horse Barbie: 50 percent off
Black & Decker workbench: 50 percent off
Ladies boots: $19.99 for ladies boots that were listed for $49-$79
Cook’s convection fryer: Save more than 80 percent on a 2.5-liter convection fryer that’s on sale for $19.99, down from $100.
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Since you get $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend between Nov. 20, 2017 to Nov. 25, 2017, shoppers might be able to save more there than they could with any other retailer. Kohl’s Black Friday doorbuster deals are stocked in limited quantities and are available for a limited time only. Among the best deals advertised are:
Haier 55-inch 4K Ultra HDTV: Not only is this UHD TV on sale for $299, down from $399 for savings of 25 percent, but it comes with $90 in Kohl’s Cash.
Quarter-carat T.W. diamond bracelet: Save more than 77 percent on this sterling silver bracelet, which is on sale for $69.99, down from $305.
Canon EOS Rebel: This WiFi-connected DSLR camera is on sale for $449.99, down from $749.99 for savings of 40 percent. You also get $135 in Kohl’s Cash.
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Lowe’s is closed on Thanksgiving, but the store is making up for lost time by marking down appliances, Christmas decor, tools and more starting at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Doorbusters are available to all, and those shopping with their Lowe’s card can save even more and also enjoy members-only financing options. Here are some deals that stand out above the rest:
Poinsettias: You’ll pay just $0.99 for one-quart plants.
Dewalt Drill Driver Bits: Get a 100-piece screwdriver set for $19.98.
Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator: Save $200 on a 25.5-cubic-foot unit, which is on sale for $699, down $200 from $899.
Wood Look tile: Save more than 50 percent on flooring, which is on sale for $0.99 cents per square foot, down from $2.02.
Some of the best deals in the pet supplies universe take place at PetSmart on Black Friday — but it pays to sign up to become a PetPerks member first if you plan to shop there. Doors will open at 7 a.m. on Friday, although times might vary by location. Promising to help you spoil your pet, some of the best deals advertised so far include:
Friskies cat food: 5.5-ounce cans are on sale for $0.41 when you buy 24 cans or more before noon
Tidy Cats cat litter: The 35-pound pails are on sale for $8.99, down from $15.49 for savings of nearly 42 percent. The price increases to $9.99 after noon.
Grreat Choice dog pads: $13.50 instead of $18.49 before noon for savings of 27 percent
Rite-Aid Black Friday offerings include steep discounts on a variety of merchandise with deals lasting from Thanksgiving through Nov. 25, 2017. Although it varies by location, most stores open at 7 a.m. both on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The ad proclaims that the best deals to be had will be in the store on Black Friday. Many of the best deals are BOGO or even buy one, get two.
Holiday gift bags and gift wrap: Both festive bags and wrapping paper are being sold as part of the store’s buy one, get two free savings.
Foster Grant glasses: Buy one pair of Foster Grant sunglasses or reading glasses and get two free.
LED light bulbs: LED light bulbs from G.E. will be on sale for $5 per pack.
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Sears Hometown Stores
Sears stores are closed on Thanksgiving day, but the sales offered in the Black Friday ad are valid from Nov. 23, 2017 to Nov. 25, 2017. On Nov. 24, doors open at 7 a.m. for three-day doorbusters that the store’s Black Friday ad promises offer savings of as much as 50 percent. Those paying with Sears credit cards get extra perks, like an extra 5 percent off all appliances and free delivery.
Some of the best deals advertised in the newly released Black Friday ad are:
Kenmore appliance packages: Get a stainless steel French door refrigerator/freezer, a five-burner range/oven and a dishwasher for $1,817.
Kenmore washer and dryer: Pick up a 3.5-cubic-foot washer or a matching electric dryer for $269 each, or you can score the pair for $538.
Craftsman air compressor: Save 35 percent — or $70 — on a six-gallon pancake compressor.
Craftsman garage door opener: Save $50 on a garage door opener with a 1/2 horsepower, a wireless and keyless entry pad, and two, three-function remote.
Target doors open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, and if you plan on shopping there, you should consider signing up for a Target REDcard. There’s both a credit and debit card version, and when you shop with the debit card, you save 5 percent — even on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. There are also plenty of gift card bundles to help you save even more. Among the best Target Black Friday deals advertised are:
Google Home Mini: Not only is the Google Home Mini on sale for $29, down from $49, for savings of more than 40 percent, but it comes with a $10 gift card.
XBox One S (500GB): Save more than 32 percent on the hot console, which is on sale for $189.99, down from $279.99.
Jetson V-12 all-terrain hoverboard: Pick up this hoverboard, complete with Bluetooth speakers and lights, for $199 instead of $299.99 for savings of more than 33 percent.
Store openings at True Value vary by location both on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. But no matter what time you decide to shop, you’ll be able to save. Not surprisingly, the hardware giant is advertising a variety of deals on tools. From individual power tools to full sets of hand tools, you’ll be sure to find something perfect for the handyman or woman in your life.
Some of the better deals to look for this Black Friday at True Value are:
Dewalt brushless drill driver: A 20-volt lithium ion driver — complete with two batteries and a contractor bag — is on sale for $99.99.
Dremel variable-speed rotary tool kit: The 24-piece kit is on sale for $49.99, down from $69.99 for savings of more than 28 percent.
GearWrench ratcheting set: This 10-piece wrench set, with wrenches that only require fastening turns of five degrees, is on sale for $29.97.
Bar clamps: Save more than 33 percent on this four-piece mini quick-grip six-inch set of clamps, which are on sale for $19.99. That represents savings of more than 50 percent.
Walgreens will maintain its regular store hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday — but the prices certainly won’t be the same. Some gifts will be sold for 50 percent off with a valid card. In other cases, shoppers can use a coupon and a card to take 25 percent off regularly priced items. Among the most lucrative discounts are:
12-packs of soda: Coca-Cola and Pepsi products are on sale for three for $10 or three for $9 with a Walgreens card.
Batteries: Also, 16-packs of AA or AAA Energizer Max batteries are $7.99 with a Walgreens card.
Skincare and makeup: Christian Siriano sets are 50 percent off.
Walmart is going all out on electronics and gadgets this year, with steep savings on drones, virtual reality, smart home tech, game consoles, speakers and streaming devices. There also, however, are plenty of deals to be had in departments like home stylings, sleepwear, toys and games. Some of the most exciting Walmart deals that have been announced so far include:
Google Home Mini: Save $20 when you buy a Google Home Mini for just $29. Even better, you’ll also get a $25 shopping offer.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro: Get the device on Straight Talk Wireless for $49 — that’s savings of $100.
Google Chromecast: On sale for just $20, Google Chromecast is marked down by $15. It also includes a $5 VUDU credit.
Frozen Sleigh Ride-On: The 12-Volt favorite is on sale for $198, which equals savings of $100.
Although you can shop at World Market until you drop online this Thanksgiving, the actual doors open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. Look for buy-one-get-one deals — or 50 percent off online — available on all merchandise across several categories, including toys, mugs, filled candies, personal care and Riedel Vivant glassware. Also, the first 100 customers get a $10 certificate and a free tote bag. Some of the best deals advertised are:
Furniture: 40 percent off all furniture
Wine: Select bottles of Chardonnay and Prosecco for $9.99
Coffee: All World Market brand coffee is 40 percent off.
Ceramic cookie jars: All items are 50 percent off.