If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day!
- Walmart recently that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Walmart ad
Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults.
- Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. Target ad
- At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles.Best Buy ad
Looking for some other deals locally?
Here's some Black Friday suggestions provided by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Stores open at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noted below. Valid only on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Offers valid while supplies last. Contact stores directly for details. Deals subject to change.
- American Eagle Outfitters - Opening at 4 a.m.
- Bath & Body Work - Doors open at midnight. The 2012 Holiday VIP Tote is here with several merry must-haves! Over $100 value. While supplies last.
- Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano - Complimentary $15 Holiday Bonus Award Card with every $100 in Gift Cards purchased. Holiday Bonus Award Cards are available through Dec. 31, 2012 and are redeemable at any Biaggi’s location Jan. 1-March 31, 2013.
- Buckle - Open at midnight.
- California Pizza Kitchen - For every $100 in CPK Gift Cards purchased, receive a $20 CPK Rewards Card through Dec. 31, 2012.
- Coldwater Creek - Doorbuster savings of 40% off storewide until noon. 30% off storewide through Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.
- Express - Open at midnight. Surprise promotion.
- Goodthings - One regular priced item 25% off 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Some exclusions apply.
- Hot Mama - 15% off purchase from Nov. 19-25, 2012.
- Jos. A. Bank Clothiers - Opening at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012.
- Journeys - Open at midnight.
- Juniper - Buy one ttem and get a second item (of equal or lesser value) for 20% off. Not valid on artwork.
- P.F. Chang’s - Open at 10:30 a.m.
- PacSun - Open at midnight.
- Pittsburgh Blue - Purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $25 gift card.
- Sleep Number by Select Comfort: Open at 6 a.m. Save 50% on the Sleep Number ® Silver Limited Edition Bed. Queen Sleep Number c2 mattress $599.99. Buy one, get one 50% off—entire Sleep Number® Bedding Collection. Offers valid Nov. 18-26, 2012.*Restrictions may apply. See store or www.sleepnumber.com for details.
- Talbots - Open at 8 a.m. Doorbuster discount on cashmere sweaters.
- Teavana - Open at 7 a.m. Tea discount when you buy by the pound: 1LB 10% off, 2LB 15% off and 5LB 20% off. See store for details.
- Ulta - Open at midnight.
- Victoria’s Secret - Open at 4 a.m. Tote Gift with purchase, while supplies last. $25 leggings and crewnecks. $10 panty when the tote is sold out. Bra BOGO- Buy one, get one 50% off.
- White House Black Market - Receive 25% off entire purchase.
- Yankee Candle Co. - Open at 8 a.m. Get their $100 gift tote for $25 with a $50 purchase. Buy 2, Get 2 free - All large jar candles, tumbler candles and Pure Radiance vases. 25% off accessories. Four for $20 Stocking Stuffers. While supplies last. See store for details.
Here's some suggestions provided by the Arbor Lakes Business Association. Valid only on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Offers valid while supplies last. Contact stores directly for details. Deals subject to change.
- Nadia Cakes - Nadia Cakes will have limited amounts of $5 4-packs of day old cupcakes from Thanksgiving on Black Friday.
- Tutti Frutti - Starting on Black Friday until Christmas Eve, any person purchasing $50 or more in a single transaction receives a $10 gift card free.
- MarcDaniel Salon - MarcDaniel Salon will be offering $10 Kerastase conditioning treatments for an instant hair make-over with your in salon Food Drive donation of 3 items or more. With every $100 Gift Card purchase you will receive a free $25 Gift Card*. All Niche’ hair care products exclusively sold at MarcDaniel Salon will be up to 30% Off. All H2T skincare products exclusively sold at MarcDaniel Salon will be up to 30% Off.
- Ethan Allen - Ethan Allen is offering - 10% off all furniture and upholstery, 15% off all accents and mattresses, and savings up to $600 on select leather sofas.
- Wedding Day Diamonds - Wedding Day Diamonds is an official Toys for Tots Drop Off. Bring in an unwrapped toy and receive a certificate towards a purchase in store. Open on Black Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Edelweiss Baby - Edelweiss Baby will be opening at 8 a.m. We will offer a Black Friday coupon to our fans on Facebook and our Preferred Customers (sign-up through website).
- REI - REI will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The annual Winter Sports Sale runs thru Cyber Monday.
- 3 Squares - Open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. Along with that , we will be offering an "Early Bird" Special that includes Eggs, Toast, Hashbrowns and Coffee for only $5.
- Little Feet Childrens Shoes - Black Friday only - from 8-10 a.m. all regular priced items 25% off and all day Toy BOGO (buy one, get one 50% off). Saturday only - All day Sherpa boots 25% off (Emu, Bearpaw, Lamo, Vans, & Crocs). Sunday only - All day Obermeyer Outwear 25% off (jackets, pants, hats & mittens).
- Creative Kidstuff - Open regular hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your purchase to the counter and pick up a mystery chip with a surprise 10, 20 or 30% discount on your entire purchase. Not valid on gift cards, previous purchases or with other offer or discount. Not valid on CK Baby Shop equipment, furniture or special offers.
- Nutrishop - Stop in to check out in-store Black Friday sale.
- Sears Appliance Showroom - Open 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, reopening 4 a.m. on Black Friday. Check out ad on arborlakes.net.
- Cold Stone Creamery - Extended hours 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Special #1 - Between 9 a.m. and noon: purchase an 8” or larger Signature Cake and get a free pre-packed quart of ice Ccream. (In-store and paid phone orders only) Note: purchase then pick up when you’re done shopping. Special #2 - Between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. (only): Book any catering event over $250 and get a free 25-piece mini-novelty dessert. Special #3 - Between noon – 3 p.m. only: 2 for $5 Like It Shake (yogurt or ice cream) or smoothie. Special #4 - Between 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. only: 2 for $7 Hot Stone dessert/sundae
- CL!X Portrait Studios - Holiday offer on www.clixmn.com plus a free photo Holiday Ornament or Snowglobe for all photo sessions on Friday and Saturday.
- Guse Chiropractic - Help de-stress after Black Friday: Consult, exam and 1st week of care for only $20. Good until Dec 20.
- dp Hue - Spend with us and we'll gift back to you: Spend $50+ and get a $10 credit back*; spend 100+, get $25 credit back*. (To be used on a future purchase.)
- Elements Therapeutic Massage - Offer 55-minute session gift cards. Buy one at regular price and get one free.
- Costco Wholesale - Open 9 AM to 8:30 PM. Special coupon book handed out at the door (good for 3 days).
According to TheBlackFriday.com, several other stores will also have doorbuster sales on Thursday night or at midnight on Friday, including Kohl's.
For the early morning traditionalists, some stores will open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If you want to keep up with all of the Black Friday deals, you can check your favorite retailers' Facebook pages.
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