Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Best Buy are tantalizing shoppers this holiday season with Thanksgiving and Black Friday hot sales more tempting than those aromas of turkey roasting in the oven and freshly baked pumpkin pie on the kitchen counter. Whether you’re hunting for a great deal on a TV for your mom, an Xbox for your brother, or a toy for Sally Anne, or even if you just like to browse, get all the info on the top sales and hours here.
When it comes to Walmart, the options for hot sales range from 4K TVs to Disney Frozen Elsa, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
“Our customers can count on us to deliver three things on Black Friday – we’re offering amazing prices, we bought deeper on the gifts they want, and we simplified the shopping experience in stores and online,” promised Steve Bratspies, Walmart U.S. chief merchandising officer.
What does that mean when it comes to simplifying? In addition to providing wristbands for products that are exceptionally popular and offering the one-hour guarantee, the majority of items in the ad can be purchased online.
There’s a benefit to going online because those sales begin Thanksgiving morning at 12:01 a.m. PT. In contrast, customers who prefer to actually see what they’re buying in the store have to wait until the Thanksgiving Day 6 p.m. opening time.
Starting with televisions, Walmart has some dramatic reductions. One that stands out is the 55-inch LG Smart 4K UHD TV -D TV at $698, which is regularly priced at $998. Walmart is offering a 1-Hour Guarantee with this TV, so that if you head to a retail Walmart at 6 p.m., it’s yours even if the line is so long that you don’t get in the door until 7 p.m.
Seeking an Android tablet? Walmart is offering the RCA 7-inch Voyager II Android Ad-Free Tablet, regularly priced at $49.87, for $28.88 during its Thanksgiving holiday sale.
Doll lovers on your holiday shopping list will adore this $15 deal for the Anna Toddler Doll or Disney Frozen Elsa, regularly priced at $24.97.
When it comes to the popular Apple Watch, Target is tempting shoppers by offering it with a $100 gift card. Love the idea of getting a gift card when you buy something? Their Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales include an iPad Air 2 for $499 plus a $150 gift card.
Compare Target’s Samsung 55-inch 4K TV price, which is $797.99, to its deal for the normally priced $600 Westinghouse 55-inch LED TV at $250.
As for the hours, Target throws open the doors on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m, according to TMJ 4. But if you wait until Friday and spend at least $75, you can receive a 20 percent discount from your shopping total any day between December 4 to December 13.
If you feel that Best Buy is your best bet, focus on gadgets ranging from cameras to gaming consoles. Add in smartphones, tablets, and big-screen TVs, and Best Buy hopes to lure shoppers with Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales, reported the New York Daily News.
For example, a Samsung 60-inch LED 4K Ultra HD TV usually costs $1,500. But the doorbuster deal is $800. You would normally pay $550 for the Toshiba 55-inch LED TV, but give thanks for the holiday special of $350.
Another Best Buy doorbuster: A $125 reduction on the iPad Air 2.
Best Buy provides details on its retail store hours on its site. While the majority of Thanksgiving Day sales can be found on BestBuy.com, the brick-and-mortar stores typically are opening at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 26. They will then turn off the lights and shut the doors at 1 a.m. on Friday, November 27 before re-opening on the same day at 8 a.m.
However, some stores have alternative schedules.
Maine Best Buy stores throw open the doors at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 27.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island Best Buy stores start their sales at 1 a.m. on Friday, November 27.
The Paramus, New Jersey, Best Buy stores will throw open the doors at 5 p.m. and shut the doors at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 26.
If Amazon is your favorite shopping stop, you can save on gas, but the best sales are targeting the Amazon product line, points out the New York Daily News.
The Fire Tablet, normally priced at $50, goes for $35, while the regularly priced $40 Fire TV stick is slashed to $25. If you’re worried about what to do if the electricity goes out during the inevitable winter storms, Amazon wants to help by encouraging you to download some books to its Kindle e-reader, which is reduced from $79.99 to $49.99 for the holiday deals list.
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