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Ready, set, shop! Black Friday store schedules, deals

Published:   |   Updated: November 28, 2013 at 03:03 PM

Retail stores will open even earlier this year, blurring the lines between Thanksgiving Day -— or Gray Thursday -— and Black Friday. A few stores, such as Kmart, are opening this morning, while most major stores are opening in the early to late evening on Thanksgiving Day and staying open through Black Friday.

About 50 people were in line at Kmart on North Florida Avenue when it opened at 6 a.m.

Many received coupons for electronics indicating they were in line and eligible to buy one of the featured items. A manager announced at 6 a.m. if anyone was in line waiting for the $39 tablet, all the numbers had been given out but he still have coupons for other items.

As the store opened, many headed for the toy department where items were discounted or buy-one, get-one free. Other shoppers grabbed hand mixers, can openers and other small kitchen appliances on sale for $4.99.

Almost all registers were open as shoppers began checking out about 6:15 a.m. A hang-up though: Some sale prices were not programmed into the store’s registers.

Here’s a breakdown of a few store openings and a sampling of deals that kick off the holiday shopping season.

 

TODAY

 

Walgreens

Various stores open 24 hours including Thanksgiving

 

6 a.m.

 

Kmart

$79.99 VTech InnoTab 3S Sofia The First Bundle

Washer and dryer, $499.98 pair

 

5 p.m.

 

Toys-R-Us

All Leapfrog Explorer software, $15 each

Polaroid 7” Kids tablet, $60

 

6 p.m.

 

BestBuy

 

Apple iPad 2 16GB, $299 (reg. $399)

Apple MacBook Pro w/ Retina display, $1,099.99 (regularly $1,299.99)

XBOX 360 250GB bundle, $189.99 (regularly $299.99)

Microsoft Surface, $199.99 (regularly $349.99)

 

Walmart

Walmart, open all day, is offering special deals during various times of the night, starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. You may need to line up to get a wristband.

Deals from 6-7 p.m.:

60” LED TV by Vizio, $688

iPad mini, 16 GB $299

Deals from 8-9 p.m.:

Beats by Dr. Dre headphone, $114.95 (regularly $199.95)

50” LED TV by Emerson, $288 (regularly $498)

Deals Friday, Nov. 29 starting at 8 a.m.:

iPhone 5c, $45

 

Sports Authority (6 p.m. to 12 a.m.)

12’ trampoline with enclosure $169.99

Trayl mountain bike $299.99 (reg. $649.99)

 

7 p.m.

 

Old Navy

50% off the entire store

Up to 50% off online

 

 

8 p.m.

 

Macy’s

Men’s faux leather bomber jacket by Tommy Hilfiger, $79.99

Keurig Elite single serve brewer $99.99

 

Sears

KitchenAid Artisian series 5-qt stand mixer, $299.99

Kenmore whole room infrared heater, $109.99

 

JCPenney

Skyway 4-pc. Luggage set, $39.99

Pyrex storage set, $17.99

 

Bealls

$9.99 NCAA team t shirts

Select deals during certain hours

 

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8 p.m. 60” LG HDTV 599.99

Samsung 20 Cu. Ft. stainless steel French door refrigerator $849.99

 

Target

$100 gift card with any iPad purchase

Nintendo 3DS XL $149 (regularly $199)

Cannon A3500 digital camera, $79.99 (regularly $159.99)

6-volt SRT Viper and Volkswagen Beetle with MP3 player, $99 each (regularly 179.99)

 

Kohl’s

NutriBullet Superfood Nutrition Extractor & Blender, $89.99 (regularly $119.99)

18k Rose Gold Over Silver & Sterling Silver Diamond Accent Pendant, $29.99 (regularly $110.00)

LG 42-in. 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $379.99 (regularly $499.99)

Google Certified 8” Andriod Tablet, $79.99 (regularly $199.99)

Barbie Glam House & Doll Set by Mattel, $39.99 (regularly $79.99)

 

FRIDAY

 

Radio Shack

Various stores open midnight-3 a.m. and 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

32” Bluetooth soundbard $79.99 (reg $129.99)

Skullcandy Hesh Headphones $29.99 (reg. $59.99)

 

6 a.m.

 

Sports Authority

12’ trampoline with enclosure $169.99

Trayl mountain bike $299.99 (reg. $649.99)

 

JoAnn Fabrics

7 foot lighted Christmas tree formerly $299 @$79.99

 

Burlington Coat Factory

 

7 a.m.

 

BJ’s

 

8 a.m.

 

Walmart

Walmart, continuously open, is offering special deals during various times of the night, starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. You may need to line up to get a wristband.

Deals Friday, Nov. 29 starting at 8 a.m.:

iPhone 5c, $45

 

10 a.m.

 

Ikea

EXPEDIT shelving unit for only $19.99 (reg $39.99) Limit 2 per household

Get 50% OFF all soft toys all weekend long

 

 

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