[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Black Friday is big business, which comes as no surprise to the 92 million people who were out shopping in 2013 (and who together spent $57.4 billion). In the last few years, Black Friday has crept into Thursday, meaning many stores are opening—or staying open—on Thanksgiving to cater to eager shoppers. And those shoppers are skipping out on family gatherings early to take advantage of some screaming deals. It’s only getting more intense this year, as not only are stores already hinting at Thanksgiving Day hours, but are starting even earlier that ever with special daily deals and secret savings. We’ve got the important info on great deals you can get right now and throughout the next few weeks so you can get a jump on Black Friday.
Right now deals
Depending on what you’re looking for, you may be able to get your holiday shopping done now. This RCA 46” LED TV is only $299, down from $499 at Walmart. And, it ships free. Judging by Deal News’ 2014 Black Friday predictions for flat screens, this looks to be a great deal. If you’re willing to scale down to 42”, you may be able to get one for under $200, they said. And you don’t have to leave in the middle of the football game, wait in line, fight the cold, and fight the crowds.
Want something even bigger? Waiting till Black Friday and enduring a few hours of hassle should get you the best doorbuster of the day, with 60” flat screens for as low as $420 according to their predictions.
WFAA this week compiled a list of items they say are already at Black Friday prices. They include an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet + Free Shipping for $79, down from $139, and a Sony Smart Blu Ray Players + Free Shipping for $59, down from $99.
Deals starting later this week
Starting Saturday, November 1 and lasting through December 24, Target is offering 50 percent off a different toy everyday on its Cartwheel savings app. Be sure to download the app—it’s the only way to unlock the deals. Xbox Wire has also announced big savings on Xbox One, with $150 savings on select bundles starting Nov. 2.
Getting Black Friday ready
Over the next few weeks, all the major players will be releasing their Black Friday ads—but the best way to prepare your Black Friday assault is to get an early look. Luckily, the sneak peeks are already starting, with the Belk’s ad being posted online. You can get a look at the scan here.
The best deal of all
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