Black Friday 2016: The best video game bundle deals

The deal experts at the Black Friday website BfAds.net have put together a buying guide with this year’s best sales on video game bundles.

Black Friday is one of the best times to shop for games, as retailers look to lure shoppers to their stores with discounts and bundles that include games and other extras.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09:  PlayStation 4 Pro launches in stores nationwide at Sony Square on November 9, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Sony Interactive Entertainment)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: PlayStation 4 Pro launches in stores nationwide at Sony Square on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Here is BfAds.net’s list of the top deals this year:

Xbox One S

Microsoft gave the Xbox One its first makeover and the result is the 40% smaller Xbox One S.  Aside from its size, it’s the Xbox’s first push toward the 4K UHD revolution and includes HDR support along with 4K streaming and a 4K UHD bluray player built right in.

Budget Pick – Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Favorites Bundle – $249.99 with $75 Kohl’s Cash – Kohl’s

Black Friday’s bottom line price on an Xbox One S is at Kohl’s this year, where the Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft bundle is the cheapest around thanks to their Black Friday Kohl’s Cash promotion.

Value Pick – – Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Special Edition Console with Free Controller – $299 – Best Buy

Gamers who like to play every hit game released will find that 500GB of storage will fill up quickly.  The best Black Friday deal on a 1TB Xbox One is the $299 Battlefield One SE bundle at Best Buy which includes a free second controller.

Xbox Exclusive Pick – Gears of War 4 – $29.99 – Target, Best Buy

Target and Best Buy share the lowest price on the latest entry into the Xbox exclusive blockbuster series Gears of War.  Take cover, shoot stuff, and saw someone in half every once in a while are the rules here, so parents should note the M for Mature rating.

PlayStation 4 Slim

Unfortunately the 4K ready PlayStation 4 Pro is a no-show on Black Friday, but there is a great holiday bundle from Sony which includes the PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB console and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Budget Pick – PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle – $249.99 with $75 Kohl’s Cash – Kohl’s

Kohl’s is sort of ubiquitous this year with their Kohl’s Cash deal, and with $15 in Kohl’s Cash free for every $50 spent, the net cost will almost always be lower at Kohl’s.  Protip: The $249.99 price is a penny away from another $15 in Kohl’s cash.  Find something that costs only a couple of bucks and get another $15 back.

Value Pick – PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle with Ratchet & Clank and The Last of Us Remastered – $249.99 –Best Buy

Have no use for Kohl’s cash but wouldn’t mind two free games?  Best Buy is tossing in free downloads of Ratchet & Clank and The Last of Us Remastered with purchase of the PS4 Slim holiday bundle.  Note that GameStop’s ad which appears to have the same deal is a trap; the fine print reads that shoppers may choose only one of these two titles.

PlayStation 4 Exclusive Picks – Bloodborne & Until Dawn – $15 each – Target

Whether fighting through a plague ridden city in Bloodborne, or fighting for survival while being hunted by a psychopath in Until Dawn, the cost of the fight is only $15 at Target this Black Friday.  Parents take note that these games are rated M for Mature.

New Nintendo 3DS

The king of confusing naming conventions, Nintendo, helps keep it simple this Black Friday by offering only a single sku (in two colors) on the New Nintendo 3DS.  This 3DS hardware refresh offers better control with a second analog nub, better performance, and a more enjoyable 3D experience thanks to eye tracking.  Shoppers should note that New Nintendo 3DS consoles do not include an AC adapter.

Top Pick – Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Edition (Black or White) – $99.99 – Various Retailers

With only one option for new stock, The New Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Edition is the way to go on Black Friday if you want a 3D handheld.  Not only is it one of the most stylish 3DS systems ever released, it’s also the cheapest at only $99.99.  Not much competition here, so feel free to choose from a variety of retailers that have this deal including Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and GameStop.

Nintendo 3DS Exclusive Pick – Kirby Planet Robobot – $25

Nothing says fun like swallowing enemies whole to take on their powers.  Kirby Planet Robobot takes it to the next level by also letting you pilot mechs in a fight to save Kirby’s home planet of Popstar.

Multiplatform Picks

Overwatch (XB1, PS4) – $34.99 with free Winston Figure- GameStop

Compete in online objective based combat as any of 23 stylish and unique characters in Overwatch, the first shooter from Diablo and Warcraft developer Blizzard.

Titanfall 2 (XB1, PS4) – $27 – Wal-Mart

Landing on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this time around, players return to the battle for the Frontier planets with the help of giant mechs in Titanfall 2.

Doom (XB1, PS4) – $15 – Wal-Mart

The granddaddy of first-person shooters is back in a reimagining of the game that started it all.  In Doom, players fight to escape hell after scientists on Mars accidentally open a gateway to hades. Oops!

 

 

Black Friday 2016: Bealls plans giveaways, contests

Bealls Department Stores will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and the Florida-based retailer has planned three giveaways to celebrate the shopping rush. bealls front

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, each Bealls store throughout Florida will give away a Reel Legends-branded Pelican Kayak.

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From 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Black Friday, one lucky customer will win a $1,000 Bealls Department Stores Shopping Spree. A runner-up in every Bealls Department Store will receive a $100 Bealls gift card.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, customers can register to win a Reel Legends custom-wrapped Hell’s Bay 18 foot Glades Skiff boat, complete with an Evinrude 30HP motor and custom trailer valued at $39,500.

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Over the Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping rush, Bealls will offer a number of “Beall Ringer” specials.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and ending  at 1 p.m .on Black Friday, Bealls will offer more than 100 Beall Ringer specials such as 55 percent off of team apparel for the entire family, ladies’ boots for $19.99, $16.99 Gloria Vanderbilt and YMI brand jeans, 50 percent off toys and BOGO 50 percent off for Tervis products.

“When we plan our Black Friday specials, we like to think outside of the box. This year, not only are we offering our amazing deals and Beall Ringers that we know our customers will love, we are giving away a boat, 71 kayaks and a $1000 shopping spree,” said Matt Beall, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Bealls Department Stores, Inc. “In addition to the contests, customers will find thousands of amazing deals that will last the entire weekend throughout the store – including great brands exclusive to Bealls like Reel Legends, Leoma Lovegrove and Coral Bay. Our coastal, unique fashions and understanding of the Florida Lifestyle for the entire family are what make us special this Black Friday. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, looking for gifts for friends and family, or just trying to win a new boat or kayak, you’ll be able to find everything you need at Bealls while supporting your local community.”

 

Black Friday 2016: BrandsMart unveils holiday deals

BrandsMart USA has unveiled its Thanksgiving Day doorbuster deals, saying it has secured quantities in the “hundreds” – not single digits – of its best items.

The South Florida-based electronics and appliance retailer, which has a store in West Palm Beach, will open its doors at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.  BrandsMart will keep its doors open until 2 a.m. 08042013 tax free 3

After a brief closure, BrandsMart will reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Doors close at 10 p.m. on Black Friday.

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“We’ve been anticipating this holiday weekend for months and have secured ‘limited quantities’ in the hundreds, not single digits,” said Randy Johnson, Chief Merchandising Officer.

Sale highlights include:

TELEVISIONS:

·         LG 55” 4KUHD TVs only $498.88

·         LG 65” 4KUHD TVs only $798.88

·         Samsung 65” Curved TVs only $1,100

·         75” 4KUHD starting under $2,000

·         $2,000 OFF Samsung 85”

·         Up to $2,000 OFF LG OLED TVs

TABLETS/PHONES/COMPUTERS:

·         Tivax 7” MiTraveler Quad-Core CPU Tablet $14.88 after mail-in rebate

·         Sky Devices 4” Touch-Screen Unlocked Smartphone in 3 colors $19.88 after mail-in rebate

·         HP Intel Core I-3 15.6” Notebook only $299.99

 

 

 

 

APPLIANCES:

·         Wine coolers starting at $74.88

·         Power Pair including range / microwave hood starting at $399.76

·         4-Piece Kitchen Packages including refrigerator, range, dishwasher & hood starting at $999 – more than 350 from which to choose

CAMERAS

·         Activeon LCD Action Camera Kit including extra battery, remote & charging kit at $49.88

·         Canon Rebel T6 Kit including 18-55mm & 75-300mm lenses plus a 64GB Pro SD Card at $449.88

FURNITURE:

·         Outdoor furniture sets starting at $49.88

·         Queen mattresses starting at $99.88

·         Recliners starting at $129.88

·         Sofas starting at $199.88

FOR THE HOME:

·         Vine Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat with Touchpad LED Screen only $49.88

·         Uniden 4-Camera Video Security System only $149.88

GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST:

·         Bluetooth Streaming Neckband Headphones only $5.00

·         Vivitar Facial Cleaning Brush $6.88

·         Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Coffee Maker $9.88

·         Cuisinart 12-Piece Color Cutlery Set $12.88

·         Lighted Bluetooth Streaming DJ Speaker only $39.88

 

Target unveils “10 Days off Deals” Black Friday event

Target on Thursday announced its “10 Days of Deals” sale, which kicks off this weekend and offers Black Friday-like savings on toys, electronics, beauty and other items.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

The sale begins Saturday with 30 percent off toy items.

The deal hunters at the Black Friday website BfAds.net said the discounts are very similar to last year’s 10 Days of Deals sale.

“If you’re shopping in-store you can also stack any of these deals with manufacturer coupons, and possibly Target’s cartwheel app to save even more,” officials with the BfAds.net said. “Remember that sometimes you will find better than Black Friday deals during this sale.”

Here are the complete sale details from Target’s press release:

  • Saturday, Nov. 19: 30 percent off toys. This season, Target is introducing nearly 1,800 new or mass exclusives – an increase of more than 15 percent compared to last holiday season – including popular toys such as Star Wars, Trolls and Our Generation dolls.
  • Sunday, Nov. 20: 10 percent off electronics and entertainment. Guests will find popular products like iPads and iPods, and, new for this year’s promotion, iPhones and Beats.
  • Monday, Nov. 21: 20 percent off kitchen purchases, including Calphalon, Cuisinart, Keurig, KitchenAid, Ninja, OXO and Threshold.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: 25 percent off beauty. Target’s assortment of more than 15,000 products offers guests the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on brands such as Boots, Burt’s Bees, Chi, Dove, e.l.f., Harry Josh and NYX.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23: Buy one, get one free frozen pizza. Target is bringing back its best pizza deal of the year, offering guests a break from the kitchen leading up to the meal prep on Thanksgiving.
  • Thursday, Nov. 24: Doorbuster deals, featuring Target’s lowest prices ever on some of the hottest gifts and must-have products such as a 50″ Hisense 4K UHD TV, $249.99 (special purchase), Fitbit Charge HR, $89.95 (Reg. $129.95) and Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earphones, $89.99 (Reg. $199.99).
  • Friday, Nov. 25: 30 percent off apparel, accessories and shoes for the family. With the changing of seasons comes a chance to update your look, from head to toe. Target has nearly 3,000 new items for the entire family from popular brands including Cat & Jack and Who What Wear. (Sale in apparel and accessories valid Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 26: Save $50 when you spend $100 in the Wondershop. New this year, Target has created Wondershop, a destination in stores and online featuring more than 2,000 new festive products for the season.
  • Sunday, Nov. 27 and Monday, Nov. 28: A surprise deal! Next week, Target will be announcing an unprecedented savings opportunity in stores and on Target.com.

 

This local mall is giving away FREE photos with Santa

Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach will be giving away FREE photos with Santa this holiday season, the retail center announced on Wednesday. 072514 Christmas in July 2

Beginning on Black Friday, the Outlets will give each family two free professional Santa photos along with a digital download of a single image. The retail center notes: one giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply.

The giveaway, the first of its kind for the outdoor shopping hub, continues through Christmas Eve.

Additional photos and Christmas merchandise will be available for purchase.

“This is a first for us and we are thrilled to give this extraordinary holiday gift to all of our shoppers,” said Palm Beach Outlets Marketing Director Pam Rada. “We hope this personalized keepsake will add to their holiday spirit.”

 

 

 

Black Friday 2016: Macy’s ad released; see what to expect

Macy’s Black Friday sale ad has been released, and the deal experts at the shopping website BfAds.net have put together a list of the hottest doorbusters.

Caption:CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: A shopper carries a purchase from Macy's along the Magnificent Mile shopping district on August 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Macys reported lower than-expected second quarter sales today and cut their profit outlook for the year. Some analysts fear the disappointed news will reverberate throughout the retail sector because Macy's is looked at as a barometer of spending among middle- to upper-income shoppers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Caption:CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 14: A shopper carries a purchase from Macy’s along the Magnificent Mile shopping district on August 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Macys reported lower than-expected second quarter sales today and cut their profit outlook for the year. Some analysts fear the disappointed news will reverberate throughout the retail sector because Macy’s is looked at as a barometer of spending among middle- to upper-income shoppers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Macy’s will open its stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Stores will remain opened until 2 p.m. After a brief closure, Macy’s will reopen its doors at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Highlights from the ad, according to BfAds.net, include:

Waffle Maker – Free After $10 Rebate
Small Kitchen Appliances (Assorted) – $7.99 After $12 Mail-in Rebate
Trolls Plush – $9.99
Women’s Handbags – $19.99
Michael Kors 3-pc. Rollerball Gift Set – $25.00
Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion – $8.00
Tarte Clay Eyeshadow Quad & Deluxe Mascara Set – $12.00
Silver-Plated Brass Gemstone Pendants – $24.99
Martha Stewart Collection – 70% Off
Calvin Klein Classic-Fit Print, Calvin Klein Steel Mens Extra-Slim Fit, Michael Kors Classic Fit, or Tommy Hilfiger Classic-Fit Mens Dress Shirts – 50% Off
Mens Tees (Assorted) – B1G2 Free
Holiday Lane (Assorted) – 60% Off
Pyrex 22-pc. Food Storage Container Set – $17.99 After $10 Mail-In Rebate
Tag Springfield III 5-pc. Luggage Set (Red or Navy) – $49.99
Charter Club Cozy Plush Throw (Assorted Styles) – $9.99

 

Black Friday 2016: Here are GameStop’s best deals

GameStop will kick off its Black Friday sale in stores at 5 a.m., and the deal hunters at the shopping website BfAds.net have put together a list of the store’s hottest deals this year.

GameStop is one of several retailers keeping their doors closed this Thanksgiving.

Swen-Chi Chu and Usama Youseaf at a Gamestop on Black Friday in New York, Nov. 27, 2015. Recent market research shows that physical game sales declined in November, and GameStop, a leading retailer, reported disappointing earnings that made its stock tumble. (Dolly Faibyshev/The New York Times)
Swen-Chi Chu and Usama Youseaf at a Gamestop on Black Friday in New York, Nov. 27, 2015. Recent market research shows that physical game sales declined in November, and GameStop, a leading retailer, reported disappointing earnings that made its stock tumble. (Dolly Faibyshev/The New York Times)

According to BfAds.net, the first 100 guests in each store on Black Friday will receive a Yo-Kai Watch Series 1 Blind Bag for free with any purchase and access to $1.99 T-shirts.

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Those who purchase the Uncharted 4 500GB PlayStation 4 Bundle for $249.99 will also get their choice of a free The Last of Us: Remastered or Ratchet & Clank, the website said. The Gears of War 4 Xbox One S 500GB will be available for $249.99, according to BfAds.net.

BfAds.net said other highlights include:

• Minecraft Xbox One S 500GB Bundle $249.99
• Xbox One S Gears of War 4 1TB Console Bundle $299.99
• Alienware Steam Machine i7 w/ 8GB RAM 1TB HDD $374.99 (was $749.99)
• Alienware Steam Machine i3 w/ 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD $224.99 (was $449.99)
• HTC Vive Virtual Reality System $799.99
• Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Black Edition $99.99 (or White)
• Pre-Owned Xbox One 500GB Console $219.99
• Pre-Owned PlayStation 4 500GB System $224.99
• Xbox 360 Slim 320GB (Pre-Owned) $99.99
• Nintendo Wii (Pre-Owned) $39.99
• Xbox 360 Original Model Bundle (Pre-Owned) $49.99
• A40 TR Mixamp Pro TR Headset $199.99 (was $249.99)
• Advanced Xbox One Gamers 8-pc. Accessory Kit $39.99
• Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+ Wireless Gaming Headset $199.99 (was $149.99)
• Funko Mystery Box $20.00 (includes 1 of 5 Pop! Vinyls, there are a few Golden POP! VINYL versions)
• PlayStation DualShock 4 Gold Wireless Controller $64.99
• Call of Duty MQ-27 Stunt Drone $49.99 (was $69.99)
• Pokemon 20th Anniversary Plush Set (Assorted Characters) $29.99
• FNAF Funtime Foxy 16-in. Plush $19.99
• MAFIA III $39.99
• Battlefield 1 $39.99
• Titanfall II $39.99
• Fifa 17 $39.99
• NHL 17 $39.99
• Madden 17 $39.99
• Gears of War 4 $34.99
• Far Cry Primal $34.99
• Advanced Xbox One Gamers 8-pc. Accessory Kit $39.99

 

Black Friday 2016: How to get early access to Toys”R”Us doorbusters

If you are planning to shop at Toys”R”Us this Thanksgiving, you may be able to skip the lines and get early access online to the items that you want to buy.

Ashley Frost, of Lake Worth, wearing a shirt saying,"I've trampled people for less," looking for 'Door Buster' Christmas deals at Toys "R" Us on Thanksgiving Day in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, November 22, 2012. (Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)
Ashley Frost, of Lake Worth, wearing a shirt saying,”I’ve trampled people for less,” looking for ‘Door Buster’ Christmas deals at Toys “R” Us on Thanksgiving Day in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, November 22, 2012. (Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

The deal experts at the Black Friday website BfAds.net say Toys”R”Us shoppers will be able to buy more than 100 of the retailer’s doorbuster deals online long before they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.

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“All you need to do is sign up for the free Toys “R”Us Rewards program,” officials with the website said. “Then, starting on November 20th, you’ll get early access to over 100 of their hottest Thanksgiving Weekend deals.”

If you don’t want to shop early or your item isn’t part of the early-access sale, the folks at BfAds.net say you’ll be able to shop the Toys”R”Us Black Friday sale online starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to website, highlights from this year’s Toys”R”Us ad include:

• Fisher-Price Code-A-Pillar – $29.99
• Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo – $19.99
• VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway – $29.99
• Barbie Pop-Up Camper – $53.99
• FurReal Friends Get Up & GoGo My Walkin’ Pup – $14.99
• Select DVDs & Blu-rays – BOGO for $1.00
• Select Video Games – $20.00 Off
• Toys R Us Animal Alley 42-in. Stuffed Brown Bear w/ Bow – $19.99

Black Friday 2016: Hhgregg releases doorbuster deals

Electronics and appliance chain Hhgregg has released its Black Friday doorbuster deals, which include discounts on HDTVs, laptops and washers and dryers. hhgreggstore1

Although Hhgregg will be closed on Thanksgiving, many of the deals will be available on the company’s website. Stores open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

RELATED: Black Friday 2016: Walmart Thanksgiving ad released; check out the deals

Here is a list of Hhgregg’s top deals this year:

Top Black Friday TV Doorbusters

40” 1080p LED HDTV for $129.99

55” 4K Ultra High Definition TV for $299.99

58” Samsung 1080p LED Smart HDTV for $429.99

65” LG 4K HDR Ultra HD webOS 3.0 Smart TV with FREE Blu-ray player for $799.99

Top Black Friday Electronics Doorbusters

Amazon Fire 8GB Tablet for $33.33

Beats Tour 2 In-Ear Headphones with mic for $49.99 ($80 savings)

Fitbit Activity & Sleep Tracker Wristband for $59.99

HP Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor for $279.99

Top Black Friday Appliance Doorbusters

Amana Washer and Dryer $549.99 for the pair

Your Choice for only $399.99 –  Whirlpool Top-Load Washing Machine, Whirlpool Electric Dryer, Maytag Top-Load Washing Machine, or Maytag Steam Electric Dryer

LG Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator for $999.99

Frigidaire Stainless Steel 4-piece Kitchen Package for $1499.99 (savings of $910)

Top Black Friday Home Products Doorbusters

50% off Recliners

Serta Perfect Sleeper Queen Mattress with Sertapedic Adjustable Base for only $999.99

26,500 BTU Gas Grill for $69.99

700-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven for $29.99 (50% off)

 

Black Friday 2016: When will Palm Beach County malls open?

Planning to hit the malls on Thanksgiving Day? Here is a roundup of mall hours to kick off the holiday shopping season.

The Boynton Beach Mall

Thanksgiving Day: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Black Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The first 500 people to spend $100 on Friday, November 25, will receive a free Black Friday Fanatic tote bag.  Shoppers should bring their receipts to the Guest Services table in Center Court to receive the free gift.

112511 (Alyssa Orr/The Palm Beach Post) Boynton Beach-- Shoppers fill Macy's inside the Boynton Beach Mall after the store opened their doors at midnight Black Friday morning.
112511 (Alyssa Orr/The Palm Beach Post) Boynton Beach– Shoppers fill Macy’s inside the Boynton Beach Mall after the store opened their doors at midnight Black Friday morning.

The Gardens Mall

Thanksgiving:  Closed

Black Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Mall at Wellington Green

Thanksgiving: 6 p.m. to midnight

Black Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Palm Beach Outlets

Thanksgiving: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Black Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Town Center at Boca Raton

Thanksgiving: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Black Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.