Ultimate holiday shopping guide to Black Friday and beyond

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Get ready to shop — and not just on Black Friday.

Retailers have started releasing details about their holiday season deals, and many markdowns started as early as Nov. 1. Many stores also have released their Black Friday ads.

Here are the latest Black Friday ads to be released, along with Thanksgiving/Black Friday hours and other deals that are available early or online.


Black Friday deals started early at Amazon: 25 days ahead of the big shopping event. The online retailer launched the Black Friday Deals store on Nov. 2 to house “tens of thousands of deals” on a wide variety of products, including electronics, toys and clothing. Amazon Prime members will be able to purchase some of the deals 30 minutes earlier than non-members.

Best Buy

Best Buy announced it would be open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. Best Buy said almost all of the deals it is offering in stores will also be available online. View Best Buy’s 37-page Black Friday ad.


JcPenney opens at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving. View JcPenney’s 75-page Black Friday ad and its 2015 holiday catalog.


Kohl’s kicks off the holidays on Nov. 23, when it will start giving away $15 gift cards for every $50 spent online or in stores. Kohl’s has not yet announced its hours. View Kohl’s 64-page Black Friday ad.


Macy’s will launch the holiday shopping season by opening on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. It has already offered a small preview of some of its Black Friday deals. Macy’s will unveil more deals online beginning Nov. 16. View Macy’s 56-page ad.


Some companies such as Staples are holding out for a Friday opening. Staples will open at 6 a.m. View Staples’ 20-page Black Friday ad.

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. View Sam’s Club’s six-page Black Friday ad.


Target will welcome shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It’s planning a few bargains for the Wednesday before Black Friday. Promotions started in November and online shoppers get free shipping and returns until Dec. 25.  View Target’s Black Friday ad.

Toys”R”Us / Babies”R”Us

The store already rolled out its hallmark “Great Big Toys”R”Us Book of Awesome” on Oct. 26 featuring 96 pages of toys. On Nov. 1, Toys”R”Us began offering special deals and coupon offers on its vast selection of toys. Sister store Babies ”R” Us is hosting special holiday events for parents and babies on select Saturdays in November.


Walmart.com will kick off its Black Friday sales online at 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Wal-Mart stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Wal-Mart has already started a “10 daily deals” promotion that will run through the holiday season. View Wal-Mart’s 32-page Black Friday ad.

Other stores and their Black Friday ads:

BonTon: 72-page Black Friday ad

Big Lots: 2-page Black Friday ad

Cabela’s: 28-page Black Friday ad

CVS: 16-page Black Friday ad

Five Below: Eight-page Black Friday ad

GameStop: 12-page Black Friday ad

New York and Company: 12-page Black Friday ad

Petco: 20-page Black Friday ad

PetSmart: Six-page Black Friday ad

Sears: 64-page Black Friday ad

Walgreen’s: 12-page Black Friday ad

Zales: One-page Black Friday ad

For more tips and advice on shopping this holiday season, visit BlackFriday.com.

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