Deal Divas mega Black Friday sales roundup!
Let's skip the pleasantries and get right to the point, OK?
Here are your 2011 Black Friday sales (that we have been able to find so far). Be sure to check each store's advertisement in the newspaper, or search online to get the full run of deals offered this year. This is just a sampling. Also, check out this story by Times retail reporter Mark Albright, and take his tips to heart. He's got a rundown of some store opening times at the bottom.
Please e-mail us or leave more sales in the comments, because we know we missed some. It would be great to know about more local boutique deals, shop owners! And let us know if there's anything specific you want us to find out about for you. We'll keep adding to the list.
Now, to either A) get you into the spirit, or B) make you want to stab your own eye with a hot fire poker, here's Kohl's Black Friday ad, to the tune of The Worst Song in History, Friday by Rebecca Black.
Speaking of, Kohl's opens at midnight with 55 to 60 percent off jewelry, half-off toys and up to half-off digital cameras. Check your circulars for a coupon for $15 in Kohl's cash.
Target opens at midnight with Xbox 360s for $139.99, Westinghouse 46-inch 1080p televisions for $298, Acer Netbooks for $157 and embroidered team fleece zip-ups for $17.
Walmart opens at midnight with an Emerson 40-inch LCD televison for $248 and an Amazon Kindle Fire for $199.
Bealls opens at midnight with half-off Alfred Dunner clothes and 60 percent of Bay Studio watch sets for women. The first 100 customers could win an iPad2, a $250 gift card or $5 in Bealls Bucks.
Best Buy opens at midnight with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 on Blu Ray for $9.99 and Toshiba Smart Blu-ray Player for $39.99. Get online-only deals starting Thursday at bestbuy.com. As Mark Albright reports, our local stores will be playing the above-mentioned movie on jumbo parking lot screens starting at 9 p.m.
At International Plaza and Bay Street: Express opens at 5 a.m. with 40 percent off the whole store until noon, and 30 percent off until 10 p.m.; American Eagle Outfitters opens at 7 a.m. with 40 percent off the whole store; Urban Outfitters opens at 5 a.m. with 50 percent off sale items; Guess opens at midnight with 30 percent off your purchase until noon. There are tons of other deals at stores in the mall with normal operating hours.
JCPenney will open at 4 a.m. with more than 500 sales, including women's boots for $29.99 and and extra 25 percent off already reduced fine jewelry.
Old Navy will open at midnight with graphic tees for $5, wool-blend peacoats for $29 and jeans for $15. Get a Kodak Easyshare camera bundle with a $40 purchase.
Macy's opens at midnight, but you can shop online early Thursday. Get bedding sets for $39.99, a Guess bag for $69.99 and a 5-piece luggage set for $49.99.
Sports Authority will open at 5 a.m. and hand out $10 to $500 gift cards to the first 80 people in line. Sales include half-off every ball, plus buy-one get-one shoes and half-off socks.
Sears will open at 4 a.m. with Kenmore washing machines and dryers for $469.99 and NordicTrack treadmills for $499.99.
RadioShack opens at 5:30 a.m. with deals galore on cell phones, plus half-off Skullcandy headphones.
PetSmart will open at 7 a.m. with dog sweaters from $4.99 to $15.00, and half-off dog treats, beds, shampoo, collars, carriers and training pads.
Ikea opens at 10 a.m. with a child's easel for $9.99, a shelving unit for $19.99, a 7-piece pan collection for $19.99 and soft toys for half-off. Kids 12 and under also eat free. Meatballs!
Toys R Us opens at 9 p.m. with a free $50 gift card when you buy an Apple iPod Touch, and Sylvania tablets and netbooks for $74.99.
Staples will open at 6 a.m. with computer cases at 40 percent off and photo paper at 50 percent off.
Kmart opens at 6 a.m. with 42-inch Panasonic plasma HDTVs for $399 and Maxell earbuds for $2.50.
Come to the shops of the 600 Block in St. Petersburg for special sales and giveaways from 1-4 p.m., including $5, $10 and $15 dollar boxes of merchandise. And the following Tuesday, come by again for a special 600 Block event to benefit Metropolitan Ministries with discounts and raffles and live models.
Goodwill stores will open at 8 a.m. with new kayaks for $194.99, Rawlings junior footballs for $7.99, 7-foot Christmas trees for $19.99 and Grafix Fairytale Puzzles for 99 cents. Print a coupon at www.goodwill-suncoast.org.
Black Friday deals are already up and running at Amazon.com, and they're adding new items daily, trying to beat what's being offered in stores. Get a Volcom boys' hoodie for $19.99 and a La Fiorentina women's window pane scarf for $34.99.
Get 20 perfect off any purchase on Half Off Depot Friday using promo code Holiday20.
The Disney Store in Westfield Countryside mall will open at midnight, and the Disney Store in International Plaza will open at 6 a.m. They're, of course, calling it "Magical Friday," instead of Black Friday. Employees will hand out Muppets stickers. Deals include Cars 2 transforming action figures for $10, Magic Mirror beauty cases for $15 and Toy Story talking action figures for $20.
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