Forget Black Friday: Deals Now Rolling Out Day After Halloween

Stores hope you don't want to wait for Black Friday to start spending.

November 01, 2014, 6:35 AM

— -- Goodbye jack o' lanterns, hello Santa.

Retailers aren't waiting for Thanksgiving and black Friday to jump-start the holiday buying season. The deals are starting today, the day after Halloween.

There's so much competition among stores in this selling season, which can make or break profit for the year, that retailers are throwing irresistible deals our way.

And Americans are responding. This year, retail experts estimate they're expected to spend about $80 more than they spent last season on holiday gifts, a total of $617 billion.

So what kind of deals can you find today? Check these out:

Deals at Amazon include:

  • Savings of 40% or more on select Star Wars toys, Mickey and Minnie, Crayola and Disney Princess toys
  • Save up to 35% on Green Toys
  • Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR
  • Save more than 50% off Analon cookware sets
  • Save up to 70% off Cuisinart cookware sets
  • Save 50% off SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit
  • Save up to 50% off all the tools you need for the perfect Thanksgiving
  • Save 60% off Paderno Three Blade Slicer
  • Braun electric shavers starting at 30% off
  • Save $250 or more on Samsung Baby Care Washers
  • Save 50% on Philips Avent classic gift sets
  • Save 50% or more on the Levana Sophia Video Baby Monitor
  • Up to 75% off select One Industries Motorcycle Helmets
  • Up to 40% off select Jeep and truck accessories, including Husky, Heininger, and Rugged Ridge
  • $25 off Makita tools, on select orders over $100
  • Free App of the Day Bundle – Get more than $115 in top apps and games for free from Amazon Appstore (October 30 – November 1) – download the bundle from the Amazon App

At Walmart, just like black Friday, there's these flash deals starting after midnight PT Nov. 3 in a 24-hour holiday cyber savings event, eligible for same-day pickup in stores.

  • Element 40” LED HDTV for $199, was $298
  • NutriNinja Pro Blender for $65, was $99
  • Crayola Paint Maker for $12, was $18.88

More Walmart deals for today:

  • Samsung 46” HDTV for $528, was $578
  • Dell Inspiron Touch (15.6” Inspiron 15 LaptopPC) for $479, was $549
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11” Action Figure for $15.88, was $19.97
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle High Flyin Blimp for $24.76, was $29.97
  • Frozen Light-up Dress for $28.88, was $34.97
  • Hasbro Nerf Rebelle Secrets and Spies Agent
  • Bow Blaster for $19.88, was $29.96
  • 16 Schwinn bikes – Cosmo and Twilight for $69, was $78.87
  • LEGO Lego Movie Spaceship for $80, was $99.97

And online specials, including:

  • RCA 9-inch Tablet with 8GB memory for $69, was $89
  • Sceptre 50-inch LED HDTV for $349, was $379

At OfficeDepot/OfficeMax, starting Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, you can get:

  • HP Pavilion 15” laptop computer with AMD E1 processor with 4 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive for$229.99 (regular price $299.99)
  • Dell™ Inspiron 15 3000 Series Touchscreen laptop computer with Intel® Core i3 processor with 4 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive for $369.99 (regular price $549.99)

Many other retailers are offering deals today, so check with their sites or deal sites including And remember, there's 54 days until Christmas.

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