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Where to Find the Best Black Friday Deals

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.

 

If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day.

Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39.

Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults.

Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle.

At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles.

Walmart will offer its biggest deals from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. The store will offer three items at low prices—an iPad, a TV and a Blu-ray player. If the store runs out, you can still buy them at discounted prices but you must register for them online by midnight and have them delivered to your local store.

 According to TheBlackFriday.com, several other stores will also have doorbuster sales on Thursday night or at midnight on Friday, including Kohl's. 

For the early morning traditionalists, some stores will open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If you want to keep up with all of the Black Friday deals, you can check your favorite retailers' Facebook pages. 

Want to avoid the holiday shopping mega-crowds altogether? Look for Cyber Monday deals on Nov. 26 or visit your local mom-and-pop retailers on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24.

• Target ad

• Best Buy ad

• Walmart ad

TELL US: Do you participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday? If so, where do you find the best deals? Share in the comments below. 

Dennis Maksymiw November 21, 2012 at 03:50 PM
We don't participate in Black Friday. There's just way too many people and for some reason the promise of slightly less expensive TVs turns some people into monsters. We'd rather shop from the safety of our home online for things like Cyber Monday, but we're huge supporters of Small Business Saturday and will be buying some holiday gifts from The Golden Button in Southbury and a handful of other places. One alternative to Black Friday if you want to avoid the humongous lines is the Black Friday Handmade Market Craft Fair in Waterbury. It's in a good area with plenty of parking. All of the vendors are local artists and craftsmen that make everything by hand and are local small businesses. There will be a hot dog vendor and cupcake truck on site for anyone with the munchies and there will be live acoustic music throughout the day. On Patch: http://patch.com/E-qzfq On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/276426722460393/

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