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What's the Hub Bub?

Posted by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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if you don't go on black Friday or Thanksgiving shopping as many stores are open, and you're just curious what the "big deals" are...


Black Friday deals

TOYS 'R US

Opens: 8 p.m. Thursday      

Why go: They call this their “lowest prices ever" sale and flaunt more than 200 doorbuster deals

Sweetest deal(s): Purchase the iPod Touch for $199.99 and get a $20 Toys 'R Us gift card and $30 iTunes multipack

Deals: Save $150 on the Power Wheels Barbie or Silver Cadillac Escalade, on sale for $269.99; Rock Star Mickey on sale for $19.99; Dora’s Kitchen set is $49; buy one, get one free on all batteries; Samsung Galaxy 2 Tablet, $299; Leap Frog Tag Reading System, $19.99; receive a $15 iTunes gift card when you buy a $50 iTunes gift card; DS, PS3 and Wii Games are buy one, get another for $1

WALMART

Opens: Three sale events: first at 8 p.m. Thursday, second at 10 p.m. Thursday, third at 5 a.m. Friday

Why go: Family specials on toys and games at 8 p.m., marked down electronics and gadgets at 10 p.m. and deals on everything else all day Friday

Sweetest deal(s): Nook Color for $99; $75 gift card when you purchase the iPad 2 for $399

Deals by event:

  • 8 p.m.: Xbox 360 with Skylander’s Bundle for $149; Wii console $89; Sony PS3 with Infamous and Uncharted Bundle, $199; Nintendo DSi XL console, $99.96; Xbox Live three-month Gold Card for $11.96; Epic Mickey 2, $24.96; DVD and Blu-ray movies from $1.96 to $8.96; Cinderella Styling Throne, $30; Barbie Jeep, $89; Hot Wheels Loop and Stunt, $25; NABI Kid’s Tablet, $129; Little Tikes Gourmet Prep 'N' Serve Kitchen, $50
  • 10 p.m.: One-hour in-stock guarantee on iPad 2 for $399, plus a bonus $75 gift card; in-stock guarantee on Emerson 32-inch HDTV for $148; in-stock guarantee on an LG Blu-ray player for $38; other deals include the Garmin touchscreen GPS for $69, dual screen DVD by Sylvania for $49, iPod fourth-generation for $195 and Nikon S3200 16-megapixel camera for $69

Additional tips: Some deals are only available during specified times, so plan accordingly. Visit Walmart online and print out a map of your local store labeled with locations of Black Friday specials. And remember, Walmart will match any price you find over Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Shop online on Thanksgiving. Walmart will have special deals for online shoppers, including the Xbox 360 plus Dance Bundle for $229 and the Apple iPod Touch with bonus accessories for $179

SEARS

Opens: 8 p.m. Thursday, open all night

Why go: 1,000-plus doorbusters, including great prices on televisions

Sweetest deals: 32-inch HDTV for $97 (unknown brand) and ProScan DVD player, $9.99

Deals:

  • 8 p.m.: $19.99 Nordic Track coats for men/women; 60 percent off handbags and slippers; 60 percent off kids' clothes, coats and pajamas; 60 percent off all fine jewelry; $219.99 for Xbox 360 4 GB console with Kinect; buy an Xbox 360 and save 50 percent on select games, including Epic Mickey 2 and Assassins Creed III; $99 for Wii Console; $169.99 Nintendo DS bundle flame red 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land and members get $20 points with purchase; Nook simple touch, $39.99
  • 4 a.m.: $29.99 Craftsman 18-volt drill/driver; Samsung 60-inch slim LED HDTV, $1299.99; 51-inch Samsung plasma HDTV, $579.99; $129.99 Panasonic DVD home theater, members get $15 back in points; 30 percent off all Kenmore Elite appliances; "lowest prices ever" on various Craftsman tools; all bikes and scooters on sale—Disney Princess or Cars 10-inch bikes only $24.99; new Razor scooter with seat, $179.99

Additional tips: Clip a Black Friday ad coupon for $10 off a $40 or more purchase or $15 in points

KMART

Opens: 8 p.m.-3 a.m. doorbusters 

Why go: Deals on everything from footwear to bicycles to electronics—don’t forget Kmart has layaway

Sweetest deal(s): LG 50-inch plasma HDTV for $549.99

Deals:

  • 8 p.m.:  $88 for 24-inch LED TV; all footwear is buy one, get one free; $184.99 for 12-foot trampoline and enclosure; $69.99 boys' or girls' electric scooter; up to 80 percent off all fine jewelry
  • 3 a.m.: Single Shot Arcade basketball, $39.99; Huffy 26-inch mountain bikes, $68.88; Nintendo DSi, $79.99 for Shop Your Way members, $94.99 for all others; $129.99 Wii console, Shop Your Way members get a $30 coupon; select DSi and Wii games on sale for $14.99; GE G100 long-zoom digital camera, $119; $299.99 for an HP Pavilion Notebook

Additional tips: Don’t forget about Kmart’s layaway—put a little down on Friday and pay it off later. Members get a $5 Kmart award card when they spend $50 or more.

TARGET

Opens: 9 p.m. Thursday

Why go: Free Target gift card with purchase of iPod Touch for $195

Sweetest deal: 50-inch Westinghouse HDTV for $349 (while supplies last) 

Deals: $199.99 XBox 360 Kinect; PS3 with two games and wireless controller, $199.99; Nook Simple Touch for $49; Brave and Madagascar 3 DVDs, $10; $99.99 for Nikon L310 Digital Camera; iPad with retina display for $499.99 and receive a $60 Target card with purchase; iPod Nano for $149 plus $20 Target gift card; RCA dual portable DVD players, $59; Gateway laptop, $349; NHL 54-inch air-powered hockey table, $55

Additional tips: Find Black Friday deals online on Thanksgiving

BEST BUY

Opens: midnight Friday (stores will hand out tickets two hours prior to opening; last year there was a screening of a movie, so you never know what they might do this year)

Why go: Free Droid Razr, great prices on televisions and gaming consoles, and you can’t forget about the free gift cards with purchases

Sweetest deal(s): iPod Touch 5 for $294.99 plus a $50 gift card; $100 iTunes card for $80

Deals: $8.99 for selected DVDs including The Hunger Games, Breaking Bad and The Big Bang Theory; $39.99 for a Toshiba Smart Wi-Fi Blu-ray player; free Verizon Droid Razr Maxx 4G LTE with two-year activation; $179 Toshiba 40-inch HDTV; Samsung laptop, $349.95; Nabi 2 tablet, $169; Sony PlayStation 3, Famous Collection Limited Edition Bundle, $199.99; Epic Mickey 2, $29.99; $294.99 for iPod Touch fifth-generation, get a free $50 Best Buy gift card with purchase; $149.99 Nintendo 3 DS Flame Red; Microsoft Xbox Holiday Bundle, $199.99; iPad Nano, $149.99 and get a free $20 gift card with purchase; Kindle Fire HD 16GB tablet, $199.99

Additional tips: Online-only deals include price match guarantee; extended holiday returns; 30 days unlimited phone support

KOHL’S

Opens: midnight Friday

Why go: All shoppers receive $15 of Kohl's cash for every $50 spent; more than 500 early bird specials, including 50 percent off children's games

Deals: $9.99 for a Crockpot 4-quart slow cooker or Black & Decker blender; Keurig special edition brewer on sale for $149.99; Polaroid 8-inch internet tablet for $159.99; Vivitar Vivicam, $49.99; Discovery Kids digital camera for $19.99 and various Babycakes treat makers for $14.99

Additional tips: If you are Kohl’s card holder, look for your very special extra savings coupons in the mail.

MACY’S

Opens: midnight on Friday

Why go: Snag free headphones with a $75 fragrance purchase, including Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber Girlfriend

Deals: Black & Decker rice cooker, Bella 12-cup coffee maker or griddle for $9.99; 60 percent off Christmas china and holiday dinnerware and linens

Additional tips: Make sure to clip your $10 coupon on their Black Friday ad to receive $10 off of your $25 purchase; use your Macy’s card or Savings Pass to get an extra 10 or 15 percent off

OLD NAVY

Opens: "Cheermageddon" hits at midnight on Thanksgiving and lasts until 4 a.m.

Why go: If you get to Old Navy early enough and spend $40, you will receive a Super Mario Wii U game and also have a chance to win one of 1,000 Wii U consoles given away on Black Friday

Deals: "Adoraboots" for kids and adults, $12; half-zip fleece jackets for $5; from 4 to 8 a.m. coats for kids are $15 and coats for adults are $19; Disney Pixar DVD and tee for $15; on Saturday, graphic tees for the family are $5 and everyone can get a pair of jingle jammies for $8.

Additional tips: Check the Old Navy Black Friday ad and clip your $10 coupon to use when you spend $50

I was not too impressed, maybe the Ipad, but meh

by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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pixiemg1
by Amy on Nov. 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM

There are a couple of things at Target that I would like to get but no biggie if we don't.  Hubby and I are planning on going when they open.  I think I more excited for the beauty deals online on Friday.

blondiemomof2
by Platinum Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I might send DH out to get a couple of deals for the kids but I wanst really planning on shopping BF its just too much!

mstrendygirl
by Irene on Nov. 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

 nice there are a few things i want but ehhhhh im not one for huge crowds sooo ehhhh i wont be going but my hubby will lol

littlemascara
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I don't go out on Black Friday unless I'm just super bored.... and I hate walmart anyway, but no way I'd go this year even if I shopped there.  I kind of wait for cyber monday, I prefer online shopping.  I have some stuff already, and all my kids are teens so the things they want are pretty specific... like drum equipment for my son.  I like to support local business too... so a lot of things come from small local places when I go out.

momof3_dll
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yeah nothing really stands out for me

erikays
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:58 AM
We always do toys r us online shopping! I think we saved about $80?

I got about 85% of my shopping done last night :)
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thingz123
by Cheryl on Nov. 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Only Black Friday stuff I plan on doing is hitting some craft stores for beads I can use to make Xmas presents and/or jewelry for sale.




Chillisarah
by Hippie Bombshell on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I like to do a lot of my Christmas shopping online.  The online deals are really great too.

AgapeLove2U
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:03 PM

There is no way i am going out into that madness, lol

jenniferlee_12
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I wasn't impressed this year either with the sales.

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