Black Friday 2011 is already buzzing as stores throw sales for Black Friday in July. Starting Black Friday earlier can be confusing as stores try to generate business and hype for the holiday, and the phrase Black Friday can lose power. It may not really matter to loyal Black Friday shoppers either. It helps to pay attention to the deals year round, compare prices and keep an eye on the products you want.
Who Is Black Friday? It’s your favorite stores giving you Black Friday exclusives and deals.
What Is Black Friday? It’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year that follows Thanksgiving. The buzz continues on the Monday after Thanksgiving with Cyber Monday driving serious online promotions and Cyber Monday exclusives.
When is Black Friday? November 25, 2011 with Cyber Monday on November 28, 2011.
Why is there Black Friday? To save you money, make stores money (it’s the biggest revenue generating season) and get you shopping because Christmas is coming!
Keep Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Perspective and in Budget
The newer trend for some stores is starting Black Friday sales a few days early or on Thanksgiving day. The catch is sorting through the sales and figuring out which door busters, web busters, deals of the day or hour are best for your Black Friday list.
Take a look at Black Friday Deals from last year and compare. Over 13,676 deals were added to FatWallet’s 2010 Black Friday Deal Finder! Get ready for this year…
2011 Black Friday Deal Finder coming soon!
- Sort through all Black Friday Ads and Cyber Monday promos with a one-stop resource.
- Save time finding the most current Black Friday ads. It’s extremely fast and easy to use (no mob guarantee.)
- Get ONLY the information you want. Customize and filter offers by product, stores, brands, price range, quantity left, free shipping, online/offline option, door buster or rebates.
Stores that leaked 2010 Black Friday ads early:
- 11/4/2010: Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain, Kohls
- 11/5/2010: Sears
- 11/7/2010: Macy’s
- 11/8/2010: Express
- 11/10/2010: AAFES, Bealls, Radio Shack, Tommy Hilfiger
- 11/11/2010: Belk, Hastings, JC Penney, Michaels, Olympia Sports, Rite Aid
- 11/12/2010: Best Buy, Costco, Meijer
- 11/14/2010: AJWright, BJs Wholesale Club, Menards, Office Depot, Zales
- 11/15/2010: Big Lots, Calvin Klein, Office Max, Old Navy, Shopko, Staples, Tractor Supply Company, Walmart
- 11/16/2010: Craft Warehouse, Harry & David, Hastings, Joann Fabrics, Kmart, Pep Boys, Modell’s, Navy Exchange
- 11/17/2010: Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sam’s Club
- 11/18/2010: Burlington Coat Factory, Guitar Center, PetSmart, Ralph Lauren
- 11/19/2010: Lowe’s, Sport’s Authority
- 11/20/2010: GameStop
- 11/22/2010: HP Home Store, GNC
- 11/23/2010: Best Buy, Dell Small Business, Fred Meyer
- 11/25/2010: MacMall
Amazon started a week-long pre-Black Friday sale on 11/22 with the promise of beating or matching major retailer prices. Amazon Black Friday deals will repeat history and start November 21, 2011.
Target began a pre-Black Friday sale four days early, from 11/21 to 11/24.
Toys ‘R’ Us began their Black Friday sales at 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Sears, Aeropostale and Kmart began Black Friday sales early Thanksgiving morning and ran them until 11:00 p.m. Friday evening.
Forever 21 opened at normal business hours on Black Friday but stayed open late until 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
Stay in the loop for Black Friday 2011. Do you have any helpful tips from your Black Friday shopping experiences?