Thursday, the Walmart Black Friday sale started at 3 am and Walmart added numerous items to the sale list in the last 24 hours. Deals include phones, electronics, clothes, TVs, Playstations, vacuum cleaners, DVDs, toys, and much more. The best seller on the Walmart website right now is the iPad Mini 2 16 GB Wi-Fi for $199.00. Many Walmart stores are already open for Black Friday as well. To view the Black Friday sale items on the Walmart website that are available now, click here.
Many retailers have already started advertising their Cyber Monday sales, and some electronics deals are better on Cyber Monday this year. Cyber Monday shopping offers mostly free shipping, no lines and many people will do it while they are at work. For more information on Cyber Monday shopping, click here.
Sam’s Club, Target and Costco have already started their Black Friday sales on their websites. These deals include mattress, TVs, generators, Dyson vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, cameras, etc. On Black Friday, Sam’s Club members get a $250 gift card with the purchase of (and activation) an Apple iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. To read more about the deals at Sam’s Club, Costco and Target today, click here.
The Groupon Black Friday sale will include jewelry, electronics, an iPhone for $189.99, iPhone 6, the iPad Air, tablets, home goods, and additional discounts on local food and drink Groupon purchases. Groupon is one of the top 5 companies offering Black Friday deals that can be purchased through their app. To see specific Groupon sales items in your area, click here.
The Wallet Hub list of the best and worst retailers list offering the highest discounts for Black Friday deals was released this week, and JCPenney and Khol’s top the list at 68% and 66.7% respectively. Stage, Groupon and Belk round out the top 5. To see the Black Friday Wallet worst discount list, click here.
In addition to their Black Friday ad, Walmart has also released their Christmas Toy Book ad which includes 40 pages of toys on sale during the holiday season. The ad is chocked full of toys for kids of all ages. Sale items include Star Wars items, nurf products, dolls, Barbie dolls and accessories, and much more. To view the entire Walmart Toy Book, click here.
Bath and Body Works will have a VIP tote on Black Friday that includes discounted items and a cool bag. This year’s bag (items may vary by store) is a black leather like bag that includes 5 of the stores best products items, a 3-wick candle, body mist, lotion, hand soap and a shower gel. To see the Bath and Body Work Black Friday gift tote bag and what Victoria’s Secret plans to do on Black Friday, click here.
The Amazon Black Friday sale already started and continues through the holiday weekend with new deals offered as often as every five minutes on their website. Deals include: a 40” TV for $115.00, and 50% Harry Potter books, Acer Home Theater Projector for $299. Beginning on Thanksgiving day, 10 deals of the day will be offered on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday. For more information on the Amazon sale, click here.
Amazon also announced that their Prime members will get an early start on Black Friday sales by allowing customers to purchase items 30 minutes ahead of regular customers. Amazon has already started their Black Friday sales and they are not only posting deals of the day, but have lightening deals that are available for a specific amount of time. For more information about the Black Friday Amazon sales, click here.
This year, competing with Amazon, Walmart’s Black Friday deals will also be available on their website, and many consumers can get information about them on their new Black Friday app. Hot deals include TVs, Fitbits, video games, toys and much more. To read about specific deals that will be on sale at Walmart during the Black Friday season, click here.
Best Buy has great offers on TVs and electronics and they will open at 5 pm Thanksgiving day. Best Buy just revealed 300 more deals that will be offered at Buy Best stores and on their website. To see the items that Best Buy will have on sale on Black Friday, click here.
This year, REI has opted out of the craziness of the biggest sale day of the year and they will be closed on the biggest shopping day of the year. REI started a Twitter buzz when it released information stating they will be closed and that a “life outdoors is a life well lived.” For more on this story, please click here.
Are the deals better on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? How do you know you are getting the best deal? To get the answers to these questions and more, click here.
Target’s Black Friday ad includes a doorbuster for an HD Video Drone for $349.99. In addition to the sale items, Target is also offering $10 off a $50 purchase, or $25 off a $100 purchase with the promotional code HOME. To read more about the Target Black Friday sale, click here.
Many stores will be open on Thanksgiving day to begin their Black Friday sale. The news is full of stories about how this new tradition is destroying the holiday for many families. Employees of the retail stores have to work on Thanksgiving, and it tears people away from Thanksgiving dinner if they plan to go to the store and shop. But as long as millions of people around the United States go to the stores during these early shopping hours, then the stores will be open.
Retailers begin promoting their holiday sales at the beginning of November. Each year, every retailer will promote their holiday sale items several weeks in advance and some add deals at the last minute. Sales continue throughout the month of December, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest discounted days of the year. Every major retailer including Walmart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Apple, and Game Stop have Black Friday ads that they release.
Black Friday shopping takes planning and you will need to get organized if you plan to shop to get what you want. You can raise your chances of getting the specific items you want for Christmas this year. Make a plan and know exactly where you are going when you get into the store. The Walmart app can even help you with a map of your local store, so you know where to go once inside. For more tips and tricks for getting the best holiday deals, click here.