Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Target, Best Buy, Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart all hoping for stellar holiday shopping season.
Black Friday, or Black Thursday as it seems to be now, is fast approaching. As you try to plan out what great deals you’re going to hit up first, allow us to help you out. Below is a compiled list of local-area stores with the “big deals” that get you out of the house at 2:00 a.m. READ MORE: What Time Do Stores Open on Black Friday? TELL US: Do you plan to go Black Friday shopping? What items are on your list?
A quick guide about who's opening when on Thanksgiving and the day after.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day. Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
It used to be Black Friday was for the earliest of early shoppers. Not anymore. Look around. The stores are ready now.
Look around the Chicago area and you'll see all the signs: The early birds no longer wait until Black Friday to do their Christmas shopping. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 23, but big retailers and mail-order companies are starting well in advance. Amazon, for example, is beginning its Black Friday on Nov. 14. Crazy or crazy smart? Just how early is too early to shop for Christmas 2012 gifts? Take our poll.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Locally, an Operation Santa toy drive will kick off at midnight, while some national retailers will open then (or earlier).
Target's decision to open for Black Friday shoppers at midnight has raised some eyebrows nationwide, but workers for a local charity effort will follow a similar schedule. Paradise Car Wash, 1010 N. Bridge St., will host "Fill a Truck" from 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Sunday, organizer Teresa Wedeen said in a news release. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for the Yorkville Junior Women's Club Operation Santa program, which provides gifts to less fortunate children throughout Kendall County. Donations of wrapping paper, batteries and gift cards also are welcome. The Junior Women's Club members anticipate serving about 1,500 children from newborns to age 12, according to the news release. The organization's …