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We told you there would be more, and we didn't lie. We can't go 30 seconds without a Black Friday alert popping into our e-mail.  If you're so inclined to brave the crowds at O-Dark-Thirty, be sure to check out our original post of shopping events, and our tips for surviving the rush. And then read below for the rest of the events, in store and online. By all means, if we missed any, let us have it in the comments. We'll update through the rest of the day.

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Some stores at Ellenton Premium Outlets are opening as early as 10 p.m. Thursday, including Carter's, OshKosh B'gosh, Under Armour and Vitamin World. Most other stores open at midnight. There are too many sales at the mall to list, but click HERE for a full list. 

The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel, gets an early start with JCPenney and Macy's opening at 4 am. American Eagle and Barnie's Coffee open at 5 a.m. (thank the Lord for caffeine), followed by Toys R Us Express at 7 a.m., Dillards, Barnes & Noble and the Body Shop at 8 a.m., and the rest of the stores at 9 a.m. Got all that? 

Best Buy stores open at 5 a.m. with doorbuster sales on items including a Toshiba satellite laptop for $189.99 and a Nintendo Wii bundle for $169.99. People are already camped out there. Good lordy.

Target opens Friday at 4 a.m., and sales last through Saturday. Target is giving away 100 $25 gift cards per day. To enter, visit Target on Facebook or Twitter.

Walmart specials start at midnight Friday with specials on electronics starting at 5 a.m. Plan your trip with store maps online.

Head to the Apple Store at International Plaza starting at 8 a.m. Friday for sales on iPad, iPod and Mac gifts. We called the store, and the employees wouldn't cough up any details about the sale, so we can only imagine what's in store.

Get Black Friday deals at CVS Thursday through Saturday (yeah, we know) on a ton of gifts including eReaders, gaming systems, cameras and the all-powerful Snuggie.

Spend $100 or more at Neiman Marcus in International Plaza between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, and get a free $50 gift card. Should be easy to do in Neiman's!

Old Navy is hosting Gobblepalooza (sigh) Thursday through Saturday with sales including half off outerwear, $5 graphic tees and $15 yoga pants. The store opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, closes at 10 p.m., then opens back up at midnight on Friday.

Sears is getting a jump, too, so instead of spending time with your family, you can go get in line on Thanksgiving. Stores open at 7 a.m. Thursday with sales on robes, boots, outwear and appliances. Get a 58-inch Panasonic plasma TV for $1099.99.

Get 50 percent off EVERYTHING at New York and Company now through Nov. 28. No exclusions. Can we talk about how much we love this sale? Simple and awesome. Thanks, guys. Select stores open at midnight Friday.

At Banana Republic, get 25 percent off your entire purchase through Sunday. If you shop online, enter code BRTHANKS for the discount.

Get 40 percent off everything at the Limited in store and online on Black Friday, plus a free mini bag with $75 purchase. Get 30 percent off through the weekend.

The Shop, an independent boutique at 3440 4th St. in St. Petersburg, is hosting a progressive sale Friday. From 9-10 a.m., take 30 percent off your whole purchase. From 10 a.m. to noon, get 15 percent off your purchase. And from noon to 2 p.m., get 10 percent off.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, get 30 percent off all vintage clothes, jewelry, hats, glasses and purses at ARTPool Gallery, 919 1st Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. And from 3-7 p.m. Friday and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, get 20 percent off the same stuff.

Save on supplies for teachers and parents at JUALS Classroom Libraries in Clearwater, 2140 Drew Street. Get 20 percent off teacher supplies from 9-11 a.m. Friday, get 10 percent off book gift sets from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, and get an extra 10 percent off already discounted picture books from 9-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

BodyRock Sport is offering its Swarovski-studded sports bras buy one get one get one free online Friday. HOW FUN IS THAT? We want sparkly bras! When buying one sports bra, insert in the notes the second bra you want. will offer deals up to half off, plus free shipping Friday through Monday. Find savings on Canon digital cameras, Garmin navigation systems, diamond bracelets, Cuttlebug Designer Embossing Machine, KitchenAid Hand mixers, Acer Aspire laptops, clothing deals and toys.

Need holiday garb online? will offer 30 percent off everything on the site Friday through Monday. And, a site for plus-sized clothes, will give 25 percent off your entire order today and Friday. Plus, get up to 60 percent pff your online purchase, plus free shipping Monday through Dec. 3.

From 5-9 a.m. Friday, the Avenue is giving away a free digital camera with every purchase more than $50. And receive free shipping on all orders above $75 on Monday.

Several retailers are giving back holiday proceeds to organizations including Until There's A Cure, fighting AIDS. The Pampered Chef will donate 10 to 15 percent of orders placed by Dec. 5 to Until There's A Cure. Every purchase you make through, a charity collective of 800 stores, automatically benefits the same charity. And is giving 10 percent of every gift sent to a cause of your choice.

[Last modified: Monday, September 9, 2013 11:59am]


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