According to a recent article posted in the Chicago Tribune, retailers in Chicago are changing the typical Friday hours to an even earlier opening time. In fact, many retailers have decided to host an all nighter with special sales beginning at midnight. Rather than going to sleep at a decent hour, this Thanksgiving it may be better to just take a nap in the afternoon and have a midnight shopping spree! Indeed, 5am is apparently not early enough. Many retailers located in malls are hoping the earlier (or later) hours will pull in shoppers and lure them away from the competitive retail stores.
The giveaways and sales will be well worth it along with doorprizes. These types of changes are typical across America with retailers hoping to pull their balances out of the red and into the black before the end of the year. In other words, retailers are ready to make some serious profit at the expense of holiday shoppers searching for great deals.
One exciting sale available at WalMart is the Nintendo Wii console, available for $249.29 on November 19th with a limit of one per customer. This makes a spectacular present and brings old and new games together. This item features a 512 megabytes of internal flash memory, and a three axis-motion sensor. It also features a speaker, rumble feature, expansion port and has a single self-loading media bay which plays single or double layered 12 centimeter optical disks. Wii can also communicate with the Internet even when the power is turned off.
At OfficeMax there will be sales on a 20” Widescreen LCD Flat Panel Monitor for $199.99, a Laptop (AMD Turion 64X2 12″) for $599.00 and an especially great deal on SanDisk Cruzer Micro 1GB USB Flash Drives for only $12.99. That’s right, flash drives are great stocking stuffers because they hold lots and lots of information and are very conveniently sized. A worthwhile investment and a great gift for an even greater price.
Sears will have a Toshiba 42HP66 42″ Widescreen Plasma HDTV for $1,199.99 and a Roomba Vacuum for $99. Sears will also have plenty of Craftsman tools on sale.
Walmart will also be selling laptops starting November 5th. The Compaz Presario V5305WM Laptop is on sale for $398. This makes a great gift for a college student, weighing 6.4 pounds. Other features are available for viewing at
Kmart will be offering 70% off of fine and sterling silver jewelry as well as George Foreman Family Grills for only $24.99. Kmart will also have a 5.0 MegaPixel Digital Camera for only $69.00. Clothing and toy specials will also fill the aisles of Kmart.
Target has several sales going on right now, available for viewing at target.com. Infant girls clothing is especially reasonably priced right now with pants and sweaters ranging from $4.99-$14.99.
Target also has a Smith & Hawken Green and Red Tealights set on sale for $5.99 which is an excellent gift or decoration for the upcoming holidays. The Snowflakes 16 pc. Dinnerware set is also available for only $24.99 from Target stores. A Silicone Solutions Red Bread Baking Set is also on sale for $29.99 which includes 2 loaf pans, 2 spatulas, 2 muffin pans and is heat resistant, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. This item was specially recommended and a consumer’s review included the following: “I’ve bought these items and plan to buy more. The non-stick surface is great for cooking and clean up is a breeze. I have no complaints.”
Kohl’s also has great sales this time of the year. One featured item is their Vintage Collection Trees. These are currently on sale for $9.99.
Macy’s also currently has some great deals that will most likely be even greater on black Friday. Their kitchen ware is especially high quality with some great deals. A salad spinner is currently available for $24.98 and a Stainless Steel 3-piece Bowl set is currently available for $99.98. The Wilton Cookie Pro ultra Cookie Press is also on sale for $16.99 (regularly $25).
A KitchenAid Roaster is also available for $29.99 (regularly $60)
Other shopping deals available on black Friday may be viewed on: dealbuster.com and blackFriday.info