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Black Friday update: Ace Hardware, Radio Shack, various Toy Books!

Posted October 28, 2013


Here's a weekly update on the newly released Black Friday ads from!   You can see all the details and ad previews on their website.

This week, you can take a sneak peak at the following new ads:

* Ace Hardware

* Radio Shack

* Various holiday Toy Books including Toys R Us, Target, Dollar General, Kmart & BJ's Wholesale

Last week, they released these ads:

* Macy's

* Harbor Freight

* Partial Lowes ad

In addition, BFads mentions that Walmart is planning their biggest Black Friday ever! You will see much more advertising this year from them as well as anticipated increases in door busters and roll backs for Black Friday.

It looks as though many stores will again start their Black Friday in-store sales on Thanksgiving night, which means that retail employees will have to leave their family celebrations right after dinner to go sell shirts and TV's and toys.


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  • DianeNC Oct 28, 2013

    Toys R Us 2013 Toy Book (78 pages) is now available at at

    It will be a three-week sale, running from November 3rd through November 23rd.

  • carelesswhisper Oct 28, 2013

    There aren't anymore Kmarts close enough for me. The Smithfield store is closed and now Garner is closing. I refuse to drive to Raleigh.

  • Oxymoron02 Oct 28, 2013

    I read the BFads email yesterday, and got as far as several retailers current prices on some items are lower than their posted sale prices for the holidays, and walked away.

    It's not even Halloween yet, and I'm feeling a "Bah, Humbug!" coming on.

  • DianeNC Oct 24, 2013 just posted Kmart's Thanksgiving Day Sale ad at

    It's 24 pages - the first 11 pages are Thanksgiving Day only sales, and the last 13 pages are dedicated to their 3-day sale that will run from Thursday through Saturday. Kmart stores will be open on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) from 6 am to midnight, and then reopen again on Black Friday (Nov. 23) at 3 am (!).

  • happy2.0 Oct 21, 2013

    I will NOT go shop on Thursday night. It's unfair to the employees. I will be online on Friday though!

  • blahblahblah Oct 18, 2013

    I refuse to shop in a store that is opening on Thanksgiving night. There is nothing that anyone needs so desperately that stores needs to open on Thanksgiving. It's more clear evidence of the dimise of our country where material items take precedence over family and quality of life.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 17, 2013

    schroederj206 - the site you mentioned is a good one as well. There are many black Friday deal sites out there and most have all the same leaked ads.

    I do like the trend analysis and price comparisons that BFads offers.

  • twinredheads Oct 17, 2013

    I love shopping on Black Friday as it symbolizes to me that the Christmas season has officially begun. I rarely need high value items but I like to go to AC Moore for the craft deals and I often hit Target and a couple other stores for a few items. That being said, for the first time EVER my twin daughters' birthday is that day so I don't know if I will partake or not.

  • schroederj206 Oct 17, 2013

    I love shopping for good Black Friday deals, however i hate waiting for the stores to release their ads. I usually go to the leaked ads at

  • bostongirl33 Oct 17, 2013

    Last year was the first year I participated in the Black Friday craziness. My husband and I went out at 3am to Walmart and the outlets in Smithfield and finished at Kohls. It was a perfect time to go, the rush from when the stores first opened was over, and most people were still sleeping before going out at 5 or 6, so there no crowds anywhere. Hopefully there will be some good deals again this year, and we will be trying that strategy again!