Best Black Friday & Thanksgiving Sales And Hours, Including Amazon, Walmart, & Target

For some shoppers, Christmas officially kicks off when the ads featuring the best Black Friday and Thanksgiving sales and super-sized deals appear. From Target to Walmart to Amazon, 2016 Black Friday and Thanksgiving sales promise to provide more excitement for those eager shoppers than Santa Claus himself (especially the department store version of St. Nick with the fake white beard).

If you’ve got Target on your list of possible stops, put the turkey in the oven early on Thanksgiving Day. Customers usually get in line outside the doors of Target long before the doors open, which will be at 6 p.m. on the November 24 holiday, reported MLive.

And you might want to bring a turkey sandwich for a snack if you plan a long shopping excursion there because Target plans to stay open during the night right into Black Friday.

Discussing the plan to jump-start Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving, Target’s executive vice president and chief stores officer, Janna Potts, pointed out that some families have turned shopping into a tradition for the holidays, noted the South Florida Business Journal.

“By opening at an earlier time, we’re able to open our doors for more families who make shopping a part of their holiday tradition.”

In addition, Target is repeating its 10 Days of Deals promotion. Just like last year, customers can take advantage of discounts on a variety of product categories from November 19 through November 28.

As for the best Target Black Friday deals, Forbes told readers that the Apple Watch Series 1 starting at $198 is “arguably Target’s best deal and the lowest price for the Series one from any major retailer.”

Other good bargains at Target include the iPad Pro 9.7-inch starting at $449 and the Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 or Minecraft Bundle + $40 Gift Card for $249.99.

When it comes to Walmart, it’s a Thanksgiving and Black Friday battle with Amazon, according to Fortune.

Walmart has “its eyes firmly on Amazon.com,” reported the media outlet, noting that as a result, Walmart will begin what it’s terming “Cyber Week deals” on Friday, November 25 at one minute after midnight.

Walmart has announced its Thanksgiving hours plus sales.
Walmart has announced its Thanksgiving hours plus sales. [Image by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

In addition, Walmart is starting its Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving evening. It all adds up to 2,500 daily deals, and the sales are impressive.

A Samsung 60-inch 1080p HD Smart LED TV sells for $579 with an $80 Walmart Gift Card, while you can take home Google Home for $99. Snag a Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera, including Mini Film 10pk, for just $49.

And if you know someone (perhaps yourself?) who truly loathes and detests vacuuming, a Black + Decker Robotic Vacuum will be on sale for a mere $196. Got a kiddie on your shopping list? Consider a 55-inch My First Trampoline with Lightpad and Enclosure for $59 or a Lifetime 44-inch Portable Adjustable Basketball System for $89.

Prefer to mix and match, doing some of your shopping online and some in brick-and-mortar stores? Walmart has you covered by offering both in-store deals and cyber sales, reported AL.com.

And you don’t even have to wait, because Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday sale includes possibilities for tech lovers on your gift list, ranging from an Apple TV with 1080p HD for $69 to a Roku 3 Streaming Player at $76.95. Although Walmart will stay open during its regular hours on Thanksgiving Day, the in-store sale begins at 6 p.m. local time. Some items will be sold online beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET Thanksgiving morning.

For those who are hungry to start their Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, Amazon feels your hunger pangs and is tempting you to succumb beginning on Wednesday, according to KSL.

Deals to seek on Amazon as of Wednesday range from video games to toys, electronics to kitchen and home goods. But Amazon also shared that some of its best deals will be rolled out during what the online giant calls the “Turkey 5,” which begins on Thanksgiving Day, continues on Black Friday, and goes through Cyber Monday.

Black Friday brings joy to the world of retailers.
Black Friday brings joy to the world of retailers. [Image by Tom Pennington/Getty Images]

Amazon promises to offer the lowest prices on some of its Samsung, LG and Sony TVs, and will be lowering prices as much as 50 percent of selected Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Fisher-Price toys. Between November 18 and 25, at a variety of times, Amazon will be selling the Amazon Fire HD 8 for $59.99 and Amazon Kindle for Kids Bundle for $69.99. Selected Disney apparel and toys will be up to 60 percent off.

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