Black Friday 2016: Check out Best Buy’s Thanksgiving Day doorbusters

Best Buy on Thursday released its Thanksgiving/Black Friday game plan, including a list of roughly two dozen doorbuster deals it plans to offer this year.

Deals will be available on BestBuy.com starting on Thanksgiving Day. Stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open until 1 a.m. on Black Friday. After a brief closure, stores will reopen at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.

Best Buy is the third retailer to release their Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale ad today.  Both Walmart and Target  also unveiled their game plans this morning.

PEMBROKE PINES, FL - NOVEMBER 15:  Kimberly Lee purchases a Sony Playstation 4  at Best Buy after they went on sale at midnight on November 15, 2013 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. PlayStation 4 is the follow-up to the company's PlayStation 3 and is priced at $400.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PEMBROKE PINES, FL – NOVEMBER 15: Kimberly Lee purchases a Sony Playstation 4 at Best Buy after they went on sale at midnight on November 15, 2013 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. PlayStation 4 is the follow-up to the company’s PlayStation 3 and is priced at $400. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Best Buy sale highlights include:

·         Toshiba 49-inch 4K Ultra HD TV: $199.99 (Save $250)

·         MacBook Air 13-inch: Save $200

·         Bose® SoundSport® In-Ear Headphones: $39.99 (Save $60)

·         Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones: $89.99 (Save $110)

·         PlayStation 4 Uncharted Bundle: $249 (Save $50) plus two free games

·         Samsung 55-inch LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV: $479.99 (Save $320)

·         Select Blu-rays are $7.99 and 4K UHD movies as low as $17.99

·         Video games for $29.99 (Save $30)

·         Fitbit Charge 2: $129.95 (Save $20)

·         DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone: $399.99 (Save $100)

·         Samsung 4K UHD Blu-ray Player: $199.99 (Save $200) and get a free $10 Best Buy Gift Card

·         Homido V2 Virtual Reality Headset: $49.99 (Save $30)

·         mophie juice pack pro: $9.99 (Save $50)

·         Ring Smart HD Video Doorbell: $124.99 (Save $75)

·         Arlo Wire-Free HD Security 4-camera kit: $349.99 (Save $150)

·         Canon EOS Rebel T6 2 Lens Kit DSLR camera: $449.99 (Save $250)

·         GoPro HERO5 Black: $399.99 with a $35 Best Buy Gift Card and 64GB memory card

·         KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series Stand Mixer: $199.99 (Save $300)

·         Dyson V6 Animal Cord-Free Stick Vacuum: $299.99 (Save $200)

·         Microsoft Surface Pro 4 M3 with Type Cover: $599.99 (Save $400)

·         9.7-inch iPad Pro: Save $125

·         Free $250 Best Buy Gift Card plus a free Samsung Gear VR with installment billing on the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge

·         Dell 15.6” touch screen laptop with Intel Core i5 Processor: $349.99 (Save $150)

 

 

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

Walmart has released its Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale  advertisement, and deals include 4K TVs, the popular Hatchimals toys and FitBits.

Walmart released an early copy of its ad through its app on Thursday, but the 32-page circular has been posted on several Black Friday websites, including BfAds.net and BestBlackFriday.com.

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Stores are set to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. BfAds.net says many of Walmart’s deals will be available to purchase online or using retailer’s app at 12:01 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

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“Walmart is bringing back wristbands that guarantee specific doorbuster items to shoppers in line and they’re bring back interactive store maps for in-store shoppers,” BfAds.net said.

Shoppers stream into the new Super Walmart Center on Belevedere Road during the store's grand opening in 2004. Wal-mart's latest advance may be coming online.
Shoppers stream into the new Super Walmart Center on Belevedere Road during the store’s grand opening in 2004. Wal-mart’s latest advance may be coming online.

According to BfAds.net, highlights from this year’s ad include:

Phillips 55-inch Smart 4KTV for $298 (special buy)
Samsung 50-inch Smart 4KTV for $398 ($230 off)
Vizio 60-inch HDTV for $398 (special buy)
40-inch HDTV for $125 (special buy)
50-inch HDTV for $225 (special buy).
PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB bundle for $249 ($50 off) plus a $30 gift card
Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249 ($50 off)
90 video games starting at $8
Hatchimals for $48.88
Disney Princess Cinderella Royal Dreams Dollhouse with Furniture for $88 ($61 off)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Mikey for $39 (a Walmart exclusive at a $10 off)
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard for $273 ($125 off)
DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3 for $369 ($130 off)
Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone for $99 (a Walmart exclusive at a $49 off)
Samsung Chromebook 3 for $119 (special buy)
HP 15.6-inch Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy)
iPad Mini 2 32GB for $199 ($70 off)
Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat for $199 ($50 off)
Nest Cam for $149 ($50 off)
Fitbit Charge 2 for $129 ($20 off)
Fitbit Alta for $99 ($30 off)
Fitbit Flex 2 for $69 ($30 off)

Walmart is also offering its app users access to select Black Friday Deals now, according to BfAds.net. These items will be ordered through the app and shipped to home. Specific offers include:

Hitachi 65-inch 4K Ultra HDTV for $599 ($400 off)
Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Console with Bonus Controller for $279 ($20 off)
Acer 15.6-inch Core i5 Laptop for $299 ($150 off)
Cricut Explore One Special Edition Bluetooth Bundle for $169 (special buy)
1 Carat T.W. Diamond Sterling Silver Pendant and Earrings for $139 ($361 off)
RCA 11.5-inch 32GB Quad-Core 2 in 1 Tablet with Keyboard for $98 (special buy)
Bounce Pro 7-Foot Trampoline for $79 (special buy)
Lifetime 44-inch Portable Basketball Hoop for $69 (special buy)

 

Black Friday 2016: Target releases Thanksgiving Day sale ad; check out the deals

Target is sticking with Thanksgiving Day hours, and is already offering shoppers early access to some of its Black Friday deals online.

The big box retailer released its Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale advertisement on Wednesday. The ad has also been posted on several Black Friday deals website, including bestblackfriday.com and BfAds.net.

Black Friday line at Target on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.
Black Friday line at Target on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

Stores are set to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.  According to the ad, Target is already offering early access to some sales items.  Those deals will be available both in stores, using Target’s Cartwheel app, and online.

According to BfAds.net, highlights from the sale ad include:

Hisense 50” Smart 4K HDTV $249.99

Xbox One S 500GB Bundle – Battlefield 1 or Minecraft $249.99 + $40 gift card

PS4 500GB Slim bundle w/Uncharted 4 $249.99 (save $50)

Fitbit Charge HR $89.95 (save $40)

LG 55” 4K UHD $49.99 Doorbuster

Amazon Fire Stick $29.99 (save $10) Doorbuster

Songs Play 1 $149.99 (save $50) Doorbuster

Phantom 3 Drone $39.99 (save $100) Doorbuster

Nikon D3400 Bundle $499.99 (save $500) Doorbuster

iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus $0 down w/free $250 Gift Card

iPad Pro 9.7” $449 (save $150.99)

Apple Watch Series 1 $198

Apple Watch Series 2 $369.99

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite $99.99 (save $20)

Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Edition $99.99

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition $59.99 (save $20)

Toys: Buy One Get One 50% off – large selection of top items

40% off all Fieldcrest Bedding

 

How will Trump’s win impact holiday spending?

The stock market may have soared after Part-time Palm Beacher and President-elect Donald Trump ‘s win Tuesday, but some West Palm Beach business owners aren’t feeling as confident about his victory.

Some shop owners along Northwood Road in West Palm Beach aren’t sure what a Trump presidency will mean for their small business – and that uncertainty worries them.

“People don’t spend money when they are scared, and that is what is concerning us as small businesses,” said Lourdes Sanchez, the executive director of Northwood Village Main Street, an association of merchants focused on the economic vitality of the small business district in the city’s north end.

The artsy business district, which is home to small artisans, shops and locally-owned restaurants, has blossomed over the last 10 years. Business owners have partnered with the city to lure both shoppers and new merchants to the street.

But since the election, Sanchez said she has heard from several merchants who are concerned about what Trump’s win will mean for holiday season sales and the future of their businesses.

“There is some kind of trepidation there as to how much do I put into my business now,” said Sanchez, who is also the owner of Om Yoga & Wellness Studios on Northwood Road. “Fifty percent of the people are upset. In Palm Beach County, we are a lot more blue than red, so we are afraid that might affect us negatively. Hopefully not.”

Sanchez said some merchants are also concerned how Trump will treat small business owners.

“We are looking at someone who hasn’t been as friendly to small businesses, and has a reputation toward not really being fair to small businesses,” she said.

Although the holiday shopping season is in full swing, many consumers were waiting for Tuesday’s presidential election results before deciding how much to spend on gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation said. holidayshoppingap

As of mid-October, roughly 43 percent of shoppers said they were being more cautious with their spending because of  uncertainty surrounding the election, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the trade group.

A quarter of consumers said the election would affect how much they spend on holiday items this year, the survey found.

Despite the uncertainty, the retail trade group — which does not endorse presidential candidates — has remained confident that holiday sales will grow this season. The federation annual holiday forecast predicts retail sales will reach $655.8 billion, up 3.6 percent over last year.

“It’s hard to measure the psyche of the electorate and how their feelings about the election will translate into consumer sentiment,” the federation wrote on its website before Tuesday’s vote. “If they are unhappy about the current state of the American political system, does that mean they won’t go out and buy? We don’t think so.”

In a statement released Wednesday, the federation’s President and CEO Matthew Shay said the group was hopeful that “pragmatism will prevail over ideology” as Trump begins staffing his administration.

“With the holiday season upon us, retailers are glad that this unprecedented election is over, along with the divisive rhetoric and the impact it had on consumers concerned about their future,” Shay said. “The next few months will offer many opportunities for us to educate lawmakers on our priorities, such as tax reform and investment in our nation’s infrastructure, as well as pro-growth policies that create jobs and reward capital investment. If this election taught us anything, it is the importance of focusing on policies and programs that not only benefit today’s economy, but the economy of the future and our next generation of workers.”

With the election over, Sanchez said she is hopeful locals will also “come together.”

“I think we have to give people enough time to mourn,”  Sanchez  said. “Hopefully, the holidays kick in. It is the holidays and you can’t be unhappy during the holidays.”

Black Friday 2016: BrandsMart to open on Thanksgiving

BrandsMart USA will open its stores at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, a company spokeswoman said.08042013 tax free 3

The electronics and appliance retailer, which has a store in West Palm Beach, will keep its doors open until 2 a.m. 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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BrandsMart also opened at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day last year.

 

 

Black Friday 2016: Toys”R”Us to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

Toys”R”Us will open its stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will keep them open for 30 consecutive hours until 11 p.m. on Black Friday, the retailer announced today.

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Shoppers try to keep toys from falling from their Toys "R" Us shopping cart on black Friday 2009. AP Photo
Shoppers try to keep toys from falling from their Toys “R” Us shopping cart on black Friday 2009. AP Photo

“Our customers have voted at the doors year after year, and they continue to want the option to get an early start on their holiday shopping lists,” said Joe Venezia, Executive Vice President, Global Store Operations, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “The good news is that we’re not only focused on delivering a Thanksgiving Weekend filled with deals and doorbusters, but we’ll be giving shoppers an entire month of can’t miss sales and services.”

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Toys”R”Us also opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day last year.

This year, Toys”R”Us said it plans to have dedicated “G.P.S. Navigator” – or, Gurus for Play Stuff – stationed at the front of  stores on Saturdays and Sundays in November to help customers find the right holiday gifts.

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The retailer will also have large, dynamic maps located at the front of each store (and at Toysrus.com/Guide) where shoppers can search for a specific product by name and identify its exact location in the store.

Toys”R”Us has not released its Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale advertisement. But the Black Friday website BfAds.net, which posts and leaks copies of retailers’ sale ads, posted the Toys”R”Us Black Friday ad on Nov. 12 last year.

 

 

 

 

Black Friday 2016: JCPenney sale advertisement released; stores open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving

JCPenney used its mobile app this morning to give shoppers an early look at its Black Friday sale advertisement, which shows the retailer plans to open its doors at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, shoppers visit a J.C. Penney store in New York. J.C. Penney Co. is reporting a 78 percent drop in its third-quarter earnings Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, because of a big expense to fund its pension plan. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, shoppers visit a J.C. Penney store in New York. J.C. Penney Co. is reporting a 78 percent drop in its third-quarter earnings Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, because of a big expense to fund its pension plan. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

A copy of the ad was posted early this morning on BestBlackFriday.com. The Black Friday website  BfAds.net has also posted a copy.

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According to BfAds.net, JCPenney will be “handing out coupons with mystery discounts, including some $500 Off $500+ coupons” on Thanksgiving Day. “The smallest coupon is $10 off $10 which is still a great discount when combined with sale prices,” the website said.

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BfAds.net said the advertisement features 916 items. Some of the best deals include:

·         1/10-cttw. Diamond Stud Sterling Silver Earrings – $20.00

·         Small Kitchen Appliances – $9.99

·         North Pole Throws (Assorted) – 60% Off

·         3-pc. Leah or Cheetah Comforter Sets – $18.00

·         The Curve Contour Memory Foam Pillow – $10.00

·         Home Expressions Solid or Print Microfiber Sheet Sets (2-pk.) – $27.00

·         Fashion Jewelry – $10.00 or Less

·         Womens Boots – $19.99

·         Carters 1-pc. Sleepwear – $7.00

·         Matrix, Paul Mitchell, or Sebastian Gift Sets – $11.99

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Black Friday 2016: First major retailer releases Black Friday ad

Black Friday is still three weeks away, but the Kohl’s sale advertisement has already been released.

The Black Friday website BfAds.net posted a copy of the 64-page ad this morning.

Boynton Beach-- Shoppers rush into Kohl's Department Store in Boynton Beach as the store opens their doors at midnight Black Friday morning. (Alyssa Orr/The Palm Beach Post)
Boynton Beach– Shoppers rush into Kohl’s Department Store in Boynton Beach as the store opens their doors at midnight Black Friday morning. (Alyssa Orr/The Palm Beach Post)

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According to the ad, Kohl’s will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

The website said doorbuster items will include:

NOTE: The KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer (KSM75) for $199.99 with $45 in Kohl’s Cash.The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer (KSM150PS) for $279.99 with $75 in Kohl’s Cash.

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Black Friday shopping websites have been releasing retailers’ ads and Thanksgiving Day opening times for several weeks now. But Kohl’s is the first major retailer to release its Black Friday ad.

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Black Friday 2016: Despite its taboo, re-gifting is a common practice, survey finds

Re-gifting — the act of giving someone a holiday gift that someone else gave you — may be more common than you think.

With the right tools and attitude, gift wrapping can be a creative outlet. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)
(Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Despite its social taboo, more than 40 percent of holiday shoppers admit to re-gifting items, according to a new survey by the cashback shopping website Splender.

Women are more likely than men to re-purpose a gift, the survey of 2,000 shoppers found. Of those who re-gifted items, 47 percent were women, according to the survey.

The survey also found that shopping is the biggest source of holiday stress for Americans. Of those surveyed, 27 percent ranked shopping as their worst holiday stresser, beating out travel, cooking, spending time with family members and working during the holidays.

“The holidays can be stressful and that’s why online shopping is an attractive option for many people because you can shop where and when you want without having to deal with crowds and traffic,” said Erin Warren, smart shopping expert and senior vice president of marketing for Splender. “Sites like Splender, which return a percentage of every qualifying purchase to you in the form of cash back, can go a long way toward making holiday shopping an enjoyable experience.”

 

 

 

Black Friday 2016: Sam’s Club sale advertisement leaked, includes “killer” TV deals

Sam’s Club’s 12-page Black Friday sale advertisement has been leaked by the Black Friday website BfAds.net.

011012 (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post). LAKE PARK. Sam's Club, 4295 45h Street, West Palm Beach.
011012 (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post). LAKE PARK. Sam’s Club, 4295 45h Street, West Palm Beach.

The deal hunters at BfAds.net said you can expect to find “killer TV deals” at Sam’s Club this year.

“Sam’s Club Black Friday TV deals compete with any store every year,” the website said.

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BfAds.net said highlights from this year’s Sam’s Club ad include:

Vizio 50” 4K UHD Smartcast $348

Vizio 60” 4KUHD Smartcast  $548

Vizio 70” 4K UHD Smartcast $928

Samsung 75” 4K UHD Smart TV $1998

JVC 55” 4K $299

HIsense 65” 4K Smart TV $598

PS$ Slim Uncharted 4 bundle $249

Xbox One S Battlefield/Minecraft bundles w/bonus controller $249

The warehouse chain will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, BfAds.net said.

“Everything in the ad has free shipping if it’s available online,” BfAds.net said. “It also has the new iPhones, but says that you will have to check the site on November 22 to see more pricing details.”