Friday, November 23, 2012
10 Black Friday deals worth braving the madness
Did someone say $200 Playstation 3?
DALLAS Black Friday is back and its time once again to fight the crowds for some of the best deals of the year. Retailers across the nation are slashing prices and giving consumers huge incentive to venture out after a big Thanksgiving meal for even bigger savings. We've compiled the best of Black Friday for your shopping pleasure.
WALMART - The shopping giant is offering a bevy of deals at three separate times starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, a second at 10 p.m. Thursday and a final deal spree at 5 a.m. Friday morning. The first round of deals is highlighted with iPad 2s for just $399 (as well as a $75 gift card thrown in). Other deals include an Emerson 32-inch HDTV for $139 and a Garmin touchscreen GPS for just $69.
TARGET - Target will open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thursday for eager Black Friday shoppers. Deals include a free Target gift card with a purchase of a $195 iPod touch and a 50-inch Westinghouse HDTV for just $349. Also, gamers will be happy to hear that both the XBox 360 Kinect and Playstation 3 are selling for $199.99.
BEST BUY - Many people reported seeing people camping out in front of area Best Buys as early as Monday, and judging by the deals the retailer is offering, it was a worthy cause. The electronics giant is offering a slew of deals including a Samsung laptop for $349, a Toshiba 40-inch HDTV for $179 and a big of DVDs (inlcuding the Hunger Games) for $8.99.
OLD NAVY - Old Navy is kicking off its holiday shopping season in style with a promotion they like to call "Cheermegaddon." Early customers who spend $40 will receive a Super Mario Wii U game and will be entered to win one of 1000 Wii Us the retail giant is giving away on Black Friday. As always, clothing prices will be slashed as fleece jackets are going for as low as $5 while you can grab an adult coat for under $20.
GAP - The namesake store behind the company that owns both Banana Republic and Old Navy is hoping to draw shoppers in with a store-wide 60% price cut from all merchandise. That's right, you read this correctly, 60% off the ENTIRE store. Online shoppers can get an even better deal with an 20% discount at checkout with the code GAPGIFT.
KOHL'S - At Midnight, Kohl's will launch what they are calling "Operation: Black Friday." The promotion will allow shoppers to receive $15 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent and will include more than 500 early bird specials. Among those specials include a $10 Crock Pot or Black and Decker blender and a Keurig coffee maker for just $149.99.
TOYS R US - Parents hoping to cash in for their kids can do so at Toys R Us as the retailer is calling their Black Friday deals their "lowest prices ever." These historically low prices include 200 doorbuster deals, an iPod touch for $199 (with $20 Toys R Us giftcard and $30 iTunes multipack) and PS3 and Wii games are buy one get on for $1.
J.C. PENNEY - The Plano-based retailer is hoping to bounce back from poor third quarter sales with the Black Friday crowd. The department store will dramatically cut its clothing costs and offer kids jackets for $15, jewelry for $20 and women's sweaters for just $10.
MACY'S - While the department store chain isn't offering as stellar of deals as Best Buy and Target, the retailer is still giving reasons for customers to shop early. Macy's will give away free headphones with any $75 fragrance purchase and is offering a Black and Decker rice cooker, Bella 12-cup coffee maker and griddle for just $10.
SEARS - Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, Sears is cutting back their prices including an HDTV for just $97. The department chain will also offer Nordic Track jackets for $20, a ProScan DVD player for $10 and 60% of fine jewelry, kid's clothes, coats and pajamas.