There are a few questions most of us tend to ask about Black Friday, day-after- Thanksgiving sales: Wal-Mart or Target? LCD or plasma? 40 inch or 90 inch? Sony or Visio? Blackberry orÂ i-Phone? Have I really overdone myÂ turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes intake this year, to theÂ extent that I should probably give the old gravy basket some time to digest the remnants of my Thanksgiving feast?Â Should I stay up all night, camp out in the mall parking lot or wake up at 3 am while still in saidÂ turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes coma and drive myself over to compete withÂ five-thousandÂ similarly maligned compatriots pursuing the last plasma-thin fibersÂ of the American dream?… Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Whatever one decides, we can all agree that Black Friday is the time to snatch up that special itemÂ we have allÂ been way too reluctant/cheap to buy during the other 364 days of the year. Perhaps the two best/most ubiquitous placesÂ on Earth to do such snatching on Black FridayÂ are atÂ Wal-Mart and Target.
Target will once again be offering its renowned “Doorbuster” savings for a 2-day, riot-inducingÂ megasale. The frenzy commences at 4am, Black Friday morning. Choose from among a bevy of electronics, small appliances, furniture and children’s toys atÂ Target’s lowest prices ever.Â Save over $250 on a Westinghouse 40″ LCD HDTV. SaveÂ over $60 onÂ Nikon S205Â digital camera. And purchase a Boost Mobile No-Contact phoneÂ for just $39.99.Â Target will also be giving away free $10 gift cards when you spend $100 or more in the store.
As for that other little knownÂ department storeÂ chain, Wal-Mart, old Sam-boyÂ Walton will beÂ luring customers on Black Friday and throughoutÂ Thanksgiving weekend by matching competitors’ prices.Â That’s right, however low another’s store’sÂ SUPERSALE chooses to go, Wal-Mart will give you the same price for an identical item. Just bring in the competitors’ ads andÂ presentÂ themÂ at the register, (thoughÂ the offer does not applyÂ for online purchases). Most Wal-Mart’s doors will be opening at exactly midnight on Black Friday, so get there early to take advantage of theÂ store’sÂ most popular items.Â
Wal-Mart is also offering 150 online-only specials on Thanksgiving Day, as well as otherÂ “Black Friday” specials on electronics, home and apparel and otherÂ items in stores throughout the rest of Thanksgiving weekend.
For more information about the great deals going on at Target and Wal-Mart, check these links: