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Black Friday doorbuster deals at America’s top retailers

Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals at the top six largest retailers in the nation are pushing the boundaries not only with savings but with when doors open and close.

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping specials and store hours

The six largest retail brands in America are offering a variety of Black Friday shopping specials, and while some are closed on Thanksgiving, others have opted to open their doors this year. Some speculate that Thanksgiving is slowly becoming an extension of Black Friday and that even small businesses will eventually be expected to be open throughout the holidays, but for now, it is simply a peppering of big brands across the nations opening up shop on Thanksgiving or extremely early on Black Friday.

We’ve highlighted the store hours and specials of the nation’s six largest retail brands (according to sales in 2012), and note that all sales are subject to change and while the information below is from the companies themselves and deemed credible, we cannot guarantee accuracy, so please check with your local retailer for questions about hours and specials.


1. Walmart hours, specials for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Store Hours: Opening hours may vary due to local laws.

Wristbands: Black Friday shoppers will be given wristbands to customers so they can shop while they wait for certain sale items (like game systems), and prior to the specifically timed events, customers go to a designated line to pick up their product, and wristbands are limited to the number of products available in store. Instead of lining people up around the building in the cold, this allows them to shop and give Walmart more money as they wait.

One-Hour Guarantee: last year, Walmart introduced One-Hour Guarantees on specific items and it was hit, so it’s back this year*. One item per customer, and if they sell out in the first hour, Walmart offers a Guarantee Card and ships the product to their store before Christmas at the same price.

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6 p.m. One-Hour Guarantee:

  • Vizio 60″ Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $688 (a $310 savings)
  • Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB (two colors) – $299 with a $100 Walmart gift card
  • Funai 32″ LED 720p HDTV – $98 (special buy)
  • Furby Boom! – $29 (a $30 savings)
  • HP® Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B109WM Laptop – $278 (special buy)
  • Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) – $39.96 (a $20 savings)
  • LG Blu-ray Player – $38 (special buy)
  • Graco Travel System (stroller and infant car seat) – $99 (special buy)
  • 1 Carat T.W. Diamond and Sterling Silver Pendant and Earring Set – $98
  • Assassins Creed, NBA 2K14, Batman, Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) – $34 each (a $25.96 savings)

8 p.m. One-Hour Guarantee:

  • Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones – $114.95 (a $85 savings)
  • Straight Talk Galaxy Centura prepaid phone – $29 (a $70.88 savings)
  • RCA 7″ Dual Core Tablet – $49 (special buy)

Other specials include the “Couch Shop” While the Turkey Cooks promotion* – early on Thanksgiving moring, deals will be offered online while supplies last:

  • Apple iPad® 2 with Bluetooth speaker and accessory kit – $349 (nearly $75 savings)
  • Kids’ 3 Piece License Character Pajama and Robe Set (includes Disney, Marvel characters) – $14 (special buy)
  • Samsung 40″ Class LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV – $379 (nearly $50 savings)
  • Proscan 7″ Tablet with Keyboard Case – $49 (special buy)
  • Wooden Activity Table with 45-Piece Train Set & Storage Bin – $49 ($20 savings)
  • Xbox 360 with Camouflage Controller – $139 ($90 savings)

Starting at 6 p.m., Nov. 28

  • 700-thread count sheet set from Better Homes & Gardens – $24.96 (special buy)
  • Licensed sleepwear for kids (Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Disney and Monster High) – $4.50
  • Kid’s hoodies and jackets for $10
  • More than 100 video games priced at $10, $15 and $25 each
  • 580 movies (including new releases) ranging in price from $1.96 to $9.96
  • Fisher-Price® 6-Volt Barbie™ Jeep or 6-Volt Hot Wheels Jeep – $89 each (special buy)
  • Rubbermaid® 30-piece Easy Find Lids™ Storage Set – $6.92 (special buy)
  • National branded home appliances for $9.44
  • Garth Brooks Blame It All On My Roots Limited Edition Boxed Set – $24.96 (exclusive)
  • Big Hugs Elmo – $44 (a $5 savings)
  • Stanley® Rolling Tool Chest with 88-pc. Mechanical tool set – $89 (special buy)

Starting at 8 p.m., Nov. 28

  • VIZIO 70″ Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $998 (a $700 savings)
  • Samsung 46″ Class Smart LED 1080p HDTV – $497 (a $151 savings)
  • Element 40″ Class LED 1080p HDTV – $178 (special buy)
  • Nabi 2 7″ Tablet – $99 (a $80 savings)
  • Canon T3 dsLR Bundle (75-300mm lens, bag and 8GB card) – $449 (special buy)
  • GoPro Hero 3: White Edition – $199 with a $30 Walmart gift card
  • Monster Headphones – $79.95 (a $50 savings)
  • Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S III prepaid phone – $299 (a $100 savings)

Starting at 8 a.m., Nov. 29

  • Apple iPhone 5C ($45) and 5S ($189) with a $75 Walmart gift card; requires a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon
  • Customers can save up to $127 per tire with Walmart’s weekend tire in-stock guarantee
  • Keurig K70 Platinum Brewing System – $169 with a $20 Walmart gift card
  • SodaStream Mega Bonus Kit – $79 with a $10 gift card (special buy)
  • Bostitch 18-Volt Drill – $99 (a $50 savings)
  • Shatterproof Ornament 80-pack – $30 (special buy)

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2. Target hours, specials for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Store hours: while they vary locally, the majority of stores will be open at 8pm on Thanksgiving until 11pm on Black Friday. Sales will continue through the weekend at normal hours.

Some of Target’s Black Friday doorbuster deals include*:

  • iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16 GB, $299 plus a $75 Target GiftCard with purchase
  • iPad Air Wi-Fi 16 GB, $479 plus a $100 Target GiftCard with purchase
  • Element 50” 1080p LED TV, $229.00
  • Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones, $119.00 (Regular price: $179.99)
  • Nikon L320 Camera, $99.00 (original price: $229.99)
  • Nintendo 3DS XL Game System, $149.99 (Regular price: $199.99)
  • Select Ride Ons including Kid Trax Viper, $99.00 (Regular price: $179.99)
  • Dyson DC24, $259.00 (Regular price: $399.99)
  • 6’ Pre-lit Artificial Trees (clear or multicolored), $30.00 (Regular price: $67.00)
  • Select sleepwear for men, women and kids, $5.00
  • Buy one, Get one 50 percent off select toys* including Monster High, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lalaloopsy, Our Generation, and more (*the two toys must be of the same brand, the lower-priced item will be 50% off).

According to Target, sale offers are valid while supplies last, with no rain checks. New this year for guests who want to access early savings, will feature 15 online-only daily deals for two weeks beginning Sunday, November 24. On Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of Black Friday deals, including almost all in-store deals, will be available starting in the early morning hours at with free shipping included on all REDcard purchases.

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3. Costco hours, specials for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Store hours: Costco is one of the few big box brands that is closed on Thanksgiving, but they do open at 9am on Black Friday.

Costco is offering quite a few Black Friday specials*, here are a handful to check out:

  • $280 off of the Nikon D3200 2 lens DSLR Camera Kit
  • $200 off of the HP Envy Touchsmart 15.6″ Laptop, 16GB memory, 1TB Hard Drive
  • $150 off of the Nikon P520 Long Zoom Camera
  • $100 off of the Dyson DC50 multi-floor plus bagless vacuum
  • $80 off of the VIZIO 5.1 Sound Bar with wireless subwoofer and satellite speakers
  • $70 off of the Panasonic ZS25 20x Digital Camera
  • $50 off of the Calphalon 13-piece hard anodized cookware set
  • $40 off of the Sony 3D Blu-ray player with wifi
  • $40 off of Cuisinart Prep 11 plus food processor
  • $35 off of SANUS simpmlicity Flat-Panel TV wall mounts
  • $30 off of the Keurig Platinum Brewer

Costco is also offering online sales* on Black Friday as well as on Saturday:

  • $250 off of the HP 15t quad touchsmart 1080p laptop
  • $250 off of the Maytag laundry suite with 3.6 cu ft waster, 7.0 cu ft dryer
  • $200 off of the Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Tower
  • $150 off of the Dell Inspiron 15R touchscreen laptop
  • $100 off of the Toshiba Satellite S75 17.3″ laptop
  • $100 off of the Saeco Xsmall Automatic Espresso machine
  • $100 off Smarter Tools Portable Generator
  • $80 off of the Neato XV Signature all-floor robot vacuum

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4. Home Depot hours, specials for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Store hours: Home Depot is closed on Thanksgiving, and on Black Friday, Home Depot opens at 5am and stays open until 10pm.

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Home Depot is offering many Black Friday specials*, including a handful featured below:

  • LG Front Load Washer and Dryer is $599 (regularly priced at $899)
  • Samsung French Door Refrigerator is $1,798 (regularly priced at $3,199)
  • GE or Maytag top load washers are $399 each (regularly priced at $499 each)
  • Samsung Dishwasher with stainless steel tub is $398 (regularly priced at $648)
  • Magic Chef Chest Freezer is $158 (regularly priced at $199)
  • Artificial Christmas trees are 20% off
  • Select holiday yard decorations, wreaths, and garlands are 20% off
  • Free table top heater with select patio sets
  • Up to 40% off of surveillance and security systems
  • 25% off Dyson vacuums and fans


5. Lowe’s hours, specials for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Store hours: like Home Depot, Lowe’s is closed on Thanksgiving but opens at 5am on Black Friday, staying open until 10pm. Their Black Friday specials are good through Monday while supplies last.

Below are a handful Lowe’s Black Friday sales*:

  • Samsung 28 cu ft 4 French Door Refrigerator is $1,798 (was $3,198)
  • Roper 3.4 cu ft top load washer, 6.5 cu ft dryer, $299 each (was $399 each)
  • Samsung 3 series 3.6 cu ft Front-Load Washer and 7.3 cu ft Dryer are $549 each (was $899 each)
  • Frigidaire Dishwasher 2406 Series 24″ 60-decibels is $279 (was $349)
  • DEWALT 20-volt max lithium ion cordless combo is $199 (was $249)
  • GE 7.5′ Pre-Lit Fir artificial Christmas tree is $310.40 (was $388)
  • Honeywell 7-day touch screen programmable thermostat is $224 (was $249)
  • Grill Master Stainless Steel and Black 4-burner is $169 (was $199)
  • Werner 17′ aluminum ladder is $99 (was $159)
  • Kobalt 227-piece standard (SAE) and metric is $99.97 (was $199.97)
  • Swing-N-Slide Cedar Brook Wood complete ready-to-assemble $799 (was $999)

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6. Best Buy’s hours, specials for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Store hours: although they vary locally, most Best Buy locations will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving evening, remaining open until 10pm on Black Friday.

Best Buy Black Friday specials include*:

  • The Apple iPad 2 16GB with wifi is $299.99 (was $399.99)
  • GoPro HD Hero3 black edition action camera is $249.99 (was $329.99)
  • Toshiba Laptop Essentials Bundle is $349.99 (was $441.96)
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4 4G LTE phone is FREE with 2-year activation (was $249.99 with 2-year activation)
  • Insignia 39″ Class LED 1080p 60Hz HD TV is $169.99 (was $329.99)
  • Insignia 24″ Class LED 1080p 60Hz HD TV is $79.99 (was $169.99)
  • Apple MacBook Pro with 13.3″ Retina display, 4GB memory is $1,099.99 (was $1,299.99)
  • Apple iPod nano 16GB 7th Generation is $99.99 (was $149.99)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 8GB is $149.99 (was $199.99)
  • Amazon Kindle 2GB is $49.99 (was $69.99)
  • Toshiba 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive is $5.99 (was $29.99)

*All information is deemed reliable and based on information provided by each company, but AGBeat makes no guarantee of its accuracy as it is subject to change.

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