There are shoppers…and then, there are Shoppers
— that army of consumers who flock to stores on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s the day that traditionally has been associated with deep discounts. The stats tell the story here. It’s the biggest retail shopping day of the year.
Some of these consumers also love the ritual, the ‘contact sport’ that puts them in competition and sometimes physical contact with their fellow shoppers.
Contact sport meets discounts
This year stores, mainly of the ‘big box’ variety, are deciding to cash in further on the frenzy by making their sales available to customers even before some folks will sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanks to CouponSherpa, we’ve listed below some of these stores, their revised hours and special incentives for your shopping consideration:
Ace Hardware – Midnight Friday (Enter to win a Craftsman 5-drawer Tool Center.)
A.C. Moore – 5 a.m. Friday
Free $10 gift card to the first 50 customers.
Bealls – Midnight Friday
First 100 customers per store have a chance to win an iPad2, $250 gift card or $5 Bealls Bucks.
Best Buy – Midnight Friday
Best Buy will distribute entry tickets up to two hours before midnight.
Half Price Books – 7 a.m. Friday
First 100 people per store receive a tote bag and $5 gift card.
JCPenney – 4 a.m. Friday
Free collectible Disney snow globe, while supplies last.
Kmart – 6 a.m. Thanksgiving
Earn 20 bonus points for every $1 spent (twice the normal amount).
Macy’s – 4 a.m. Friday
Shop online all day Thanksgiving.
Office Max – 6 a.m. Friday
Save $15 on a $100 VISA or MasterCard gift card.
Kohl’s – Midnight Friday
Receive $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend, through Nov. 27, with coupon from Black Friday flier.
Old Navy – 9 a.m. Thanksgiving and midnight Friday
Free Kodak Easyshare Sport waterproof digital camera bundle with $40 purchase (while supplies last).
Rite Aid – 7 a.m. Thanksgiving (at select stores) through 11:59 p.m. Friday
$10 reward when you buy a $50 Home Improvement gift card.
Sears – 4 a.m. Friday
Pick up a Real Deal Coupon Book with over $3,000 in savings that start Nov. 27 (while quantities last).
Sports Authority – 5 a.m. Friday
First 80 people in line at each Sports Authority receive Bonus Bucks valued between $10 and $500.
Target – Midnight to 11 p.m. Friday
Learn about unadvertised deals by texting “MORE TVs” to “Target.”
P.S. Vacaville’s Premium Outlets are also entering the fray. Check out their calendar for more details.