Early Wednesday morning, Walmart and Amazon sent emails to customers about last minute items that are added to their 2014 Black Friday sale, and the news has created a buzz. Walmart’s Black Friday sale items include a doorbuster Xbox One bundle online for $379 with an Xbox One 12-month subscription to Xbox Live, and one game. On sale Black Friday morning at Walmart will be Microsoft’s Xbox 360 for $99. The Walmart Black Friday ad includes hundreds of sale items and it begins on Thanksgiving night. To see the Walmart Black Friday ad, click here.
Numerous items have been added on Amazon.com for their Black Friday deals. Beginning on Thursday, Amazon’s Black Friday sale will run for twelve days straight, and they include a new deal every 10 minutes. Sale at Amazon include clothing, tools, electronics, shoes, tablets, and toys. Some deals have already started and are on sale through Friday. To see the specific items on sale now (and on Black Friday) at Amazon.com, click here.
Walmart’s Black Friday Walmart sale has already started, and it will run for ten days. They will have three separate sales times this year, including Thanksgiving day at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Friday morning at 6 a.m. For more information on the Walmart Black Friday 2014 sale and to see the ad, please click here.
The 2014 Walmart 32-page Toy Book has also been released and it is filled with thousands of items on sale for the kids this year. Over 20,000 rollbacks will occur in the Walmart stores during the 10 days of sales this year. For more on the toy sale at Walmart, click here.
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but the deals are not just at the large big box stores like Best Buy, Target and Walmart; Black Friday deals will also be at your local stores, smaller stores, travel agencies, and rewards programs like American Express, Visa and Mastercard; this is the best time to use your miles for items. The big sales are not just at the retailers, but can be found anywhere you look. For more information about this, click here.
Paste magazine announced their list of the 10 best Black Friday 2014 tech deals and some of the sale prices are available right now, before the official Black Friday sale begins. Electronics are the most wanted items on Black Friday, but they typically have the lowest discounts, and a recent WalletHub survey showed that this year they are lowest discounted items at around 21%, while jewelry was discounted at closer to 60%. To see the list of the best tech items this year, click here.
A WalletHub Black Friday study included 5,525 Black Friday ads that were scanned and analyzed for the best deals in 2014 and the results were surprising, because the stores a the top of the list were unexpected. JCPenney included deals up to just over 65% and topped the list this year by far exceeding the discounts than any other retailer, while CostCo came in at the lowest on the list of great deals offered on Black Friday at 21%. To read more about this list, click here.
For the list of opening store hours and times for Thanksgiving day and Black Friday, click here.
Target’s sales and deals will be offered on their website on Thanksgiving day and a few doorbusters will be offered later that night in stores and early on Black Friday morning. Target also has a new interactive app to help shoppers with maps of their stores and to get you to the item you want faster. To see the Target Black Friday 2014 ad or for information about the Target app, click here.
Khol’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom, are also having a Black Friday sale; to see any of the Black Friday ads from Khol’s, Macy’s or Nordstrom, click here.
Black Friday at Sears at started last weekend for members, and continues this week with deals on clothes, appliances, tools, luggage and more. Discounts of up to 30% off on Kenmore appliances, and 10% off other appliances; 24 months special financing is being offered, and they can get an extra 5% off appliances, or chose free delivery. To read more about the Black Friday at Sears, click here.
Best Buy plans to hand out tickets to customers in line two hours prior to their opening times (which are on Thanksgiving day and Friday morning). Best Buy Black Friday deals include hundreds of items on sale including TVs, smartphones, tablets, DVDs and more. To see the full Best Buy Black Friday ad, click here.
The JcPenney Black Friday sale will begin at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving day and their sale items include jewelry, small appliances, electronics, clothes, and items for the bathroom. JcPenney is advertisng the highest discounts than any other large retailer this Black Friday. To see the JcPenney Black Friday 2014 ad, click here.
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers and consumers, and it is the largest sale day of the year for retailers and they fight for attention from consumers; they begin promoting their Black Friday and 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 have released.
The hottest items on Black Friday are electronics, and those are typically the items that have the lowest discounts. This includes HGTV’s, tablets, and laptops and some deals will get people out of bed at 4 a.m. to get them.
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. For more tips and tricks for getting the best holiday deals, click here.