Thursday, Walmart sent out an email to customers with the heading Black Friday sale begins now and they are referring to the online sale items that can be purchase today. Walmart and Best Buy also sent out an email Thursday morning about their Cyber Monday sale that begins on Monday. Walmart has five days of deeply discounted sales beginning today. Many people wonder if the deals are better on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and of course, the answer is that it depends on what you are looking for.
One of the great things about Cyber Monday is that you don’t have to wait in line for hours on Thanksgiving day to get the best deal and you can do it from the privacy of your own home or while you are at work. The items that most retailers have on sale for Black Friday are different than what they will have on sale on Cyber Monday, but many retailers have the same items on sale at the same prices. Most online retailers will also offer free shipping on Cyber Monday (some may require a minimum purchase).
If you enjoy the rush of the crowds while trying to get the item you really want for Christmas…then Black Friday is most likely for you. If you’d like to purchase your items from the comfort of your living room, be done in less than 30 minutes, and can wait until the items are shipped to you…then check the online deals available today on that retailers website or make your purchases on Cyber Monday.
For the list of opening store hours and times for Thanksgiving day and Black Friday, click here.
Sam’s Club and Costco are offering on electronics on Black Friday; neither Sam’s Club nor Costco are open on Thanksgiving day. Sam’s Club opens at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, and Costco opens at 9 a.m. Sam’s Club plans to extend their sale items through Saturday and Sunday while supplies last on those items, and they are offering hundreds of sale items on their website today. To read more about the Costco and Sam’s Club deals, click here.
Toys-R-Us, Michaels and Game Stop are offering deals that start on their websites today, and some are offering deep discounts online and in their stores later today. Online, Michaels is offering 40% an entire regularly priced purchase on Thanksgiving day from midnight to 4 p.m. Michaels stores open at 4 p.m. To read about these stores, 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.
A 32-page Toy Book for 2014 for Walmart 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.
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.
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.
Sears Black Friday sale has already started, 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.
Black Friday is the craziest shopping day of the year for both 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 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.
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.