A Look at Black Friday Hours and Deals

Beat the rush by shopping in advance. A lot of Black Friday sales are beginning early this year.

Beat the rush by shopping in advance. A lot of Black Friday sales are beginning early this year.  (Reuters)

Stores across the country are trying to lure holiday shoppers earlier, some on Thanksgiving morning. And they're planning plenty of deals over the next several days, especially Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year known as "Black Friday."

Here's a look at who is opening when and selected deals they're offering. Store hours can vary; call your local store to confirm opening times.


Most supercenters will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. Stores that aren't supercenters open at midnight Friday.

-- Offering a "price match" program, matching competitors' prices on identical items advertised in print.
-- Deals start at midnight Friday morning for most items and 5 a.m. Friday for electronics.
-- Video games for the PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Wii, including "Madden NFL 11" and "Modern Warfare 2" for $29, down from original prices of $50 to $59.
-- Nintendo Wii gaming systems, regularly priced at $199, come with a $50 Walmart gift card.
-- 15.6-inch HP laptop for $298, up to $200 off the regular price of $440 to $498.
-- Wrangler jeans for men for $9.

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Stores open 4 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday.
-- $10 gift card when you spend $100 or more.
-- Westinghouse 40-inch LCD HDTV, regularly $549.99, marked down to $298.
-- Nikon S205 Digital Camera, regularly $139.99, marked down to $79.
-- Liv formal dance doll, regularly $19.99, marked down to $9.99.
-- Kitchenaid Ultra Stand Mixer, regularly $249.99, marked down to $199.


Open 7 a.m.-noon Thanksgiving Day. 4 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.
-- Panasonic 58-inch plasma TV and two Blu-ray DVDs, regularly $1,843.98, marked down by $744.98 for $1,099.
-- Diamond or ruby with diamond pendants, regularly $59.99, for $19.99.
-- Up to 60 percent off fine jewelry.


Stores open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in most markets, 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.
-- Panasonic 46-inch class plasma HDTV for $499.99, $200 off the retail price.
-- Magellan RoadMate 1424 navigation system for $74.99, $55 off.
-- Trim-A-Home 6.5-foot prelit trees for $79.99, half off.
-- Country Living holiday decor, ornaments and wrap, half off retail prices of $2.99 to $29.99.

Toys R Us:

Stores open 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will be open for 24 hours.
-- $50 gift card with the purchase of a new iPod Touch.
-- $79.99 Buzz Lightyear figure for $39.99.
-- Lego construction sets that usually retail at $41.99 to $104.99 for $28.13 to $70.34.
-- $199.99 Android 2.1 Tablet for $139.99.

Best Buy:

Most stores are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.
-- White and black Nintendo Wii Consoles for $169.99, $30 off the retail price.
-- $50 off a Nook Wi-Fi electronic book reader for $99.99.
-- $300 off a Panasonic 50-inch Plasma HDTV, for $699.99.


Stores are open 4 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday.
-- Charter Club cashmere sweater for $39.99, regularly $99.
-- Tools of the Trade Basics starter 12-piece cookwear set, $28.99, regularly $100.
-- Holiday Lane 7.5-foot Pre-lit Christmas tree, $99, regularly $275.
-- Boys and girls puffer jackets, $15.99, regularly $65 to $70.

J.C. Penney

Stores open 4 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.
-- 1 carat T.W. diamond ring, regularly $339.99 for $79.99.
-- 5-piece Protocol luggage set, regularly $180, for $38.88.
-- JCP Home waffle iron, regularly $59.99, for $9.98.
-- Down and alternative down comforters, regularly $120 to $400, for $47.99 to $199.99.


Stores open at 3 a.m. Friday.
-- Diamond bracelet or black and white reversible diamond heart pendant for $99 each. Regularly $500 or $575 each.
-- Apt. 9 cashmere sweaters for $34.99. Regularly $100.
-- 50 percent off all toys.