The holiday season has kicked into high gear and, as a result, a few retailers are shifting their policies and opening once-shuttered doors on Thanksgiving Day.
Sears, Kmart and Toys'R'Us are just a few of the stores catering to consumers looking to jumpstart their Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving Day. If you're one of the shoppers headed out on turkey day or Black Friday, the day when retailers would traditionally come out of the red, our shopping guide covers what you can expect to find at brick and mortar stores and a few online shopping destinations.
With the recent news that Walmart will price match circulars from competitors, the battle is getting fierce. Two years ago, retailers had a disastrous holiday season, but retailers may see a slight bump if more shoppers hit the aisles. The National Retail Federation is predicting holiday sales of $447.1 billion, up 2.3 from last year.
Check your local retailers to find out if opening time differs. Some of the items listed below are limited in quantity or doorbusters, which can be as few as one item. These heavily discounted items are used to lure customers through the door.
From Amazon to Walmart, the deals below are a sampling of what you can expect to find in-store, except where noted. Take a look:
Apple Web site announced a special one-day online sale for black Friday. "You'll find dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list," according to the website. No advance details were given on the deals.
Etsy will allow consumers to find the best Black Friday deals by searching its site with the term "Black Friday Etsy." The deals will vary by shop and are determined by the shop owners. They may include free shipping, buy one get one, etc. All details will be clearly stated in the item description.