The Black Friday ads are beginning to leak and there are some great deals to be had, if you are up to the challenge. Here's a list of some of the leaked ads and where to get a sneak peek.
You will see that many stores have Thursday only sales, weekend sales, Friday only sales, sales valid only Friday morning, etc. If you are shopping at actual stores for Black Friday, do your homework and make sure you know what stores open when and how long their best sales will last. The Black Friday websites I have listed below have the Black Friday store hours listed for many stores already.
Available Black Friday ads:
Walmart - they have an interesting 1-hour guarantee for 3 items this year from 10 - 11 pm Thanksgiving day. The deal is good on these 3 products:
Emerson 32" HDTV for $148
LG Blu-ray Player for $38
Apple iPad 2 w/ $75 Gift Card for $399
From bfads.net: "The guarantee states that those three items will remain in-stock and available for purchase from 10pm to 11pm on Thanksgiving Day. If any of the items sells out, you can purchase a "Guarantee Card" which will ensure that you will get the item before Christmas at the advertised Black Friday price. "
Walgreens - including free Redbox rental to first 250 in each store who make a purchase and a number of freebies after register rewards
Best Buy - including a Toshiba 40" HDTV for $179.99 and select Blu-ray movies for $3.99
Bed Bath & Beyond
Gander Mountain and more!
To see the ads, head to the following Black Friday websites that have leaked copies of the ads.
Black Friday at gottadeal.com HERE
Additional Black Friday and holiday shopping information.
As I posted a couple weeks ago, Target and Best Buy are offering a new way to save at their stores this year: Price Matching! Although there are restrictions regarding the policies, there are still some great opportunities to save you some money and limit the amount of stores you may need to visit to conquer your holiday shopping. Here are the details for both price-matching policies and more information can be found on both of the Black Friday sites mentioned above.
Best Buy started price-matching on Sunday, November 4th. They will price match from a list of 20 online retailers only but they will not price match the week of Black Friday through Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving). This obviously means that for the best Black Friday electronics deals, you won't be able to do all your shopping at Best Buy using the price match offer. They will only match prices on exact items that they carry so the model numbers have to be the same for Best Buy to match the price from another online retailer.
Target will also be price-matching this holiday season beginning November 1 through December 16. Customers will be able to price match online deals from Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com and Target.com. You can show the Target cashier the price on your Smartphone to get the deal or a Target employee can look up the price. The store also indicated that there would be free wi-fi in all their stores during the holidays.
New to Black Friday?: If you are not familiar with the shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday, it is the Friday after Thanksgiving and is the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. It's called “Black Friday” because this is usually the time when many stores start to make money and go into the black, as far as accounting is concerned.