If you are trying to plan your Black Friday hunt, check out this list of store openings and select deals. Be sure to find out if the deal is available in your local store or online only. As ABC News' Elisabeth Leamy points out in this week's consumer column, How to Tell if Black Friday Deal is a Steal, some deals aren't really deals at all.
The following is a list of 31 store openings across the country from smaller specialty stores to large national chains, first collected by CouponSherpa.com. Check your local store for details and to compare prices before you plan your shopping outing.
1. AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service): 4 a.m. Friday
Active and retired military guard and their families are authorized shoppers for the Exchange. Those shoppers can purchase a Mac and receive an Apple TV on Friday while supplies last. Army and Air Force Exchanges will offer 25 percent off all Coach handbags (in store and online) on Black Friday for two hours (5 pm-7 pm local time). The Exchange will also have Xbox 360 4GB gaming systems for $99.95 (in store only).
2. Academy Sports + Outdoors: 5 a.m. Friday
Customers can shop select doorbuster deals online beginning at 12:01 a.m. CST
3. Ace Hardware: Hours vary by store because each are independently owned, says a spokeswoman.
Enter to win a Craftsman 5-drawer tool center Friday only in stores. For Saturday only, Ace will offer a coupon for "50% Off One Item Under $30" on the cover of the Ace circular and online.
4. A.C. Moore: 5 a.m. Friday, with some exceptions
Free $10 gift card to the first 50 customers in stores
5. Babies"'R" Us: 5 a.m. Friday
Store special: Free $10 gift card on toy purchase of $75 or more (with flier coupon). Serta Master Sleeper Crib and Toddler Mattress will be 50 percent off at Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us $89.99 from $179.99. Online offer: Free shipping with purchase of $100 or more.
6. Banana Republic: Midnight Friday, many stores
Get 40 percent off your purchase on Friday until 1 p.m. and 25 percent off your purchase for the remainder of the day. Through Thursday, save 40 percent off select "Style Level" promotions. From Saturday to Monday, save up to 40 percent off select "Style Level" promotions.
7. Bass Pro Shops: 6 a.m. Friday
The company's five-hour only sale includes the Masterbuilt 30 inch stainless steel smokehouse with remote control and built-in meat probe for $179.99, originally from $329.99. Also on sale only from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. are RedHead 5-pocket jeans in various styles for $9.97, originally from $29.99 to $34.99.
8. Best Buy: Midnight Friday
At 120 stores at 9.p.m. on Thanksgiving, Best Buy will have an outdoor, big-screen viewing of the film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Best Buy will sell several items at deep discounts in extremely limited qualities, such as a minimum of ten Sharp 42-inch LCD HDTVs per store at $200, originally $500. Online offer: Online only deals starting on Thursday. Free shipping on everything, through Dec. 27.
9. BJ's: 7 a.m. Friday
BJ's offers an instant $320 rebate on an exclusive Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera Bundle. Regularly $1,169.99, from Friday to Sunday, members will pay $849.99 for the camera, 18-55mm and 55-200mm NIKKOR VR lenses, a Nikon bag and instructional DVD. BJ's also has a $800 instant rebate on the Samsung 55-inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV with Wi-Fi (with bonus Wireless LinkStick included), which is regularly $1,899.99 but will be $1,099.99 at the register. These offers will also be available online as an instant savings. Online sale prices start at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at BJs.com.
10. Cabela's: 5 a.m. Friday
Free gift promotions including a gift card up to $100 or hooded sweat shirt to the first 800 in line by 5 a.m. at each store. Other deals include saving $130 on a Champion Weekender 3,500-Watt Generator for $299.99.
11. Costco: 9 a.m. Friday
Online special: Online-only coupons good through Nov. 27.
12. Express: Midnight Friday
13. GameStop: Midnight Friday, with some stores open at 5 a.m.
LEGO Battles: Ninjago for Nintendo DS will be on sale for $9.99, originally $29.99, from Friday to Dec. 3 in stores and online. Buy 2 get 1 free on all pre-owned products from Friday to Sunday in stores and online. Online offer: Free Value Shipping on game and accessory orders over $20.
14. Gap: Midnight Friday in most stores
Save up to 60 percent off the entire store Tuesday to Sunday. On Friday until noon, buy $19 women's jeans and sweaters and $15 GapKids and BabyGap profleece Gap arch hoodies. On Saturday and Sunday buy $10 Layering/Long-sleeved Adult T-shirts and 60 percent off GapKids Graphic Tees.
15. Gordmans: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
Get a Rachel Ray 10-piece Cookware Sets with bonus Bench Scrape for $69.99, originally $200; a Libby 12 piece wine, martini or margarita glassware sets for $8.99, originally $36 to $40; Lounge pants for $3.99 from $20 originally; Barbie Toys for $2.49 to $12.99, originally $8 to $30.