Toys R Us' Black Friday sale starts at 8pm Thanksgiving Day with doorbuster sale prices lasting until close on Friday. Shoppers can continue to save into the weekend though, as items on pages 21 through 29 are valid through Saturday, November 24.
The ad claims Free Shipping on orders at ToysRUs.com and BabiesRUs.com, but there is no mention of when the Toys R Us online Black Friday sale is set to start.
Some of the hotter items we noticed in the ad were:
Unlike many of their competitors who have moved their Black Friday sales to much earlier in the day, JC Penney has moved the start of their sale back to 6am (from 4am last year).
Gone are the traditional doorbuster sale items, as JC Penney has made their entire ad valid until close Friday at 11pm; although we expect the hottest items to sell out early in the day.
Also gone is the annual Disney snow-globe, which looks to have been replaced by 80-million free buttons. Register the buttons online for a chance to win a trip or one of millions of gifts. New buttons will be released daily through Christmas Eve.
Kohl's "Operation: Black Friday" sale starts midnight Thanksgiving with over 500 early-bird specials lasting until 1pm Friday.
However, online shoppers can get a very early start on things as Kohl's online Black Friday sale starts at 12:01am CST on Wednesday, November 23 - two full days before the in-store sales are set to begin!
In addition to all the doorbuster deals, everyone gets $15 in Kohl's Cash for Every $50 spent from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 29. Earned Kohl's cash will be redeemable from November 26 through December 3.
As seems to be the trend this year, Shopko is starting their Black Friday sale at 9pm Thanksgiving Day with over 600 doorbusters on sale until noon Friday. Shopko is also claiming that "hundreds of doorbusters" will also be available online at Shopko.com, but they do not specify their online sale hours.
For weekend shoppers, all items on pages 42 through page 47 are part of Shopko's 3-Day Deals valid all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
It appears that the Best Buy Black Friday ad, which was "officially previewed" by Best Buy yesterday, has slimmed down by two pages. Yes, the ad that was 22-pages long Wednesday morning is now only 20-pages Thursday night.
While it does seem highly unlikely that there will be no Samsung televisions in the Best Buy Black Friday ad, it's very weird that only one brand (and a major one at that) almost completely disappeared from one of the most popular Black Friday ads overnight. It's also worth noting that no new items were added to the advertisement.
We'll find out shortly when the Best Buy print circular is released, but for now, maybe we shouldn't have our heart too set on that Samsung 55" 1080p HDTV for $800.
Costco's "3 Days of Savings on Thanksgiving Weekend" sale starts at 9am on Black Friday and lasts until Sunday, November 25. Pages 4-8 are for Costco's in-store sale, while pages 9-12 are online-offers only available at Costco.com
Further, a watchful BFAds reader stumbled across one of the Target Black Friday laptops earlier this week as Target did little to camouflage this Gateway 15.6" NV52L15u Laptop from prying eyes (the bright pink sticker with large text probably didn't help much either).
As was previously announced, Kmart will be having two rounds of Black Friday doorbuster sales: one from 8pm Thanksgiving night until 3am and the next from 5am Friday through 11am.
What happens between 3am and 5am? Kmart will be closed. We're not exactly sure how Kmart plans to wrangle up hundreds of caffeine-charged, deal-crazed shoppers in the middle of one of the biggest shopping days of the year (much less kick them out in the cold), but it should prove very interesting.
Remember that the Kmart Black Friday ad runs in tandem with the Kmart Thanksgiving sale which starts Thanksgiving Day at 6am, but has deals that run through Saturday (including during Black Friday).
With the inclusion of the free $20 gift card, that effectively makes the end-cost of the games only $40: an absolute steal for what will be the two biggest blockbuster games of this holiday season!
Both games are prominently featured in our Top 10 Video Games of 2012 Buying Guide and with both franchises' proven multi-player modes, these games will most definitely not be collecting dust a month from now.
For Kohl's cardholders, use coupon code SHOP30 to take 30% off your order!
For non-cardholders, use coupon code GRATITUDE to take 15% off your entire order!
On top of that, everyone (cardholders and non-cardholders) gets $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent, with no limit, through Monday, November 12. Kohl's cash is redeemable both in-store and online from November 13 to 21.
Free Ground Shipping kicks in for orders more than $50, however cardholders can use the coupon MVCFSFREE for free shipping on all orders regardless of the order amount.
Starting Thursday, November 8, Home Depot will be having their equivalent of a pre-Black Friday sale featuring items at what we're told will be their lowest prices of the season - matching and even beating Black Friday prices.
Usually when a store tells us this, we're skeptical, but this is something Home Depot (and Lowe's) have done in years prior and judging by the advertised prices, we're pretty confident in their promises.
Bear with us as we explain the differences between the two ads. The Sears Thanksgiving ad are really the first-wave of Black Friday sales that start Thanksgiving Day at 8pm.
The first 19 pages of the Sears Black Friday ad are for the second-wave of Black Friday sales that start Friday morning at 3am. The remaining pages are for Sears Weekend-long sale which begins on Thanksgiving Day and lasts through Sunday, November 25.
It is a bit confusing, but splitting the ad in two was the best solution we could come up that didn't involve having to individually label each item with its sale time.
Best Buy is claiming this as a "preview" of their Black Friday Ad, but at 22 full pages, Best Buy may have accidentally (or on purpose), leaked the full thing!
Best Buy will again be opening their doors at midnight this year, however to minimize chaos, Best Buy employees will be handing out claim tickets for the door-busters up to 2 hours prior to opening. Online shoppers can get an early start on things by shopping BestBuy.com on Thanksgiving Day.