Black Friday 2014 Guide
Everything you need to know about the deals coming on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season.
Black Friday 2014 is almost upon us and the deals and special events are starting to leak throughout the internet.
This year’s Black Friday experience is extended further with many stores choosing to offer hot deals on Thanksgiving Day, and even the days leading up to the infamous Black Friday. Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Macy's, J.C. Penny, Kohl's, Target, Best Buy, Staples, Sports Authority, Toys R Us, Big Lots, RadioShack, Office Max and Office Depot will all be offering Black Friday deals on Thursday.
Only 28 percent of consumers are planning to go into stores on Black Friday, according to Forbes. Many will be hunting the deals that can be found throughout the web on Cyber Monday 2014. Online retailers like Amazon are already offering up Black Friday deals for those who can’t wait.
Walmart is upping the ante this year with their “Pre-Black Friday Event” beginning on Friday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m. The retail store will be giving customers a taste of Black Friday prices a week early, and will match competitor's Black Friday deals.
The store is also guaranteeing select items for customers who wait in designated lines between 9-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27.
Not to be outdone, it seems like Target is countering with its own price matching and some Surprise Doorbusters on Thursday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 24.
On top of that we have more and more stores are staggering their Doorbuster Deals to keep the customers flowing in, especially the ones who don’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn.
It seems like there are too many deals to keep track of this Black Friday season, but there are a lot of websites tracking retailer’s every move. I would recommend BlackFriday.com for comprehensive updates and news on this holiday shopping event.
Experts recommend mapping out your shopping journey in order to get to the items you want most. Electronics might be sold in the grocery section while video games await in the men’s clothing section.
Also try and be nice to each other and not let deals get in the way of being a decent human being. Just a little helpful advice before you all try and trample each other in the stores.
Want a sneak peak of all of the Black Friday ads? Here are some of Black Friday ad leaks for popular retail stores from NerdWallet.com: