Thanksgiving and Black Friday Shopping Guide: The best deals for 2018

Black Friday

Thanksgiving week is always busy and it’s hard to juggle everything from turkey and dressing to planning your family get-together. But when it comes to the day after Thanksgiving, we’ve put together a one-stop-shop guide to the best deals in and around the Magic City.

Whether you’re shopping for your kids, your spouse or your parents, we have done some digging and have discovered how you can stop the aimless mania and do some successful shopping on Black Friday. Below are links to Black Friday ads, times for each store and the best deals we found.

Black Friday Deals

1. BEST BUY

Hours

Thanksgiving Day: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Black Friday: 8 a.m.

Deals

  • $300 off Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S9 and S9 Plus phones with qualified activation on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint
  • Toshiba 43″ Class – LED – 2160p – Smart – 4K UHD TV with HDR – Fire TV Edition $129.99
  • Samsung 65″ LED – NU6070 Series TV – 2160p – Smart – 4K UHD TV with HDR $599.99
  • KitchenAid Professional 500 Series stand mixer for $219 ($280 off)
  • 23andMe DNA test for $59 ($40 off), plus get a free $10 Best Buy gift card with purchase
  • 75 movies for $3.99 each
  • DVD Movies starting at $4

2. JC PENNEY

Hours

Thanksgiving Day: 2 p.m. through Black Friday

Deals

  • KitchenAid 4.5 Qt. stand mixer $199.99
  • Kitchenaid Artisan 5-Qt. Stand Mixer $279.99
  • Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum With Swivel Steering or Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum $99.99
  • Victrola Bluetooth Turntable $39.99
  • North Pole Trading Co. Fleece Throw $3.99
  • Complete Bedding Set With Sheets Any Size $39.99
  • JCPenney Home or Home Expressions Classic Standard / Queen Pillow $2.99
  • Coats for her $29.99
  • Women’s tops $4.99
  • Women’s Green Box Boots And Booties $29.99
  • Genuine Blue Sapphire & Diamond Accent* earrings $29.99
  • Red Box Women’s Boots $19.99
  • Spa Gifts starting at $7.99
  • Guys’ Novelty Tees and Boys’ Humor Tees $4.99
  • Men’s Stafford Stretch Dress Pants, Men’s St. John’s Bay Easy Care Pants and Men’s U.S. Polo Assn. Thermal $14.99/each
  • Men’s North Pole Trading Co. Microfleece Sleep Pant $4.99
  • Carter’s Sleepwear $5.99
  • BOGO Kids’ Socks & Underwear & Girls’ Bras (select styles)
  • Baby & Toddler Okie Dokie Match-Ups $3.99

3. KOHL’S

Hours

Thanksgiving Day: 5 p.m.

Deals

  • Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Console bundle + $60 Kohl’s Cash $199.99
  • Victrola Portable Suitcase Record Player with Bluetooth $39.99
  • LG 49-Inch 4K HDR Smart LED AI UHD TV with ThinQ $329.99
  • Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Professional Bagless Vacuum (NV360) + $90 Kohl’s Cash $299.99
  • Shark IONFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum (IF202) + $45 Kohl’s Cash $199.99
  • Genuine diamond jewelry startin gat $29.99
  • HoMedics Essential Oil Diffuser $19.99
  • Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1 6-qt. pressure cooker + $15 Kohl’s Cash $69.99
  • All Allure Counter Stools $49.99
  • Nest Hello Video Doorbell + $45 Kohl’s Cash $179.99
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera with Wi-Fi + $120 Kohl’s Cash $399.99
  • St. Nicholas Square® Print Fleece Throw $3.99
  • Dearfoams Slippers $9.99
  • Plus Size SONOMA Goods for Life™ Essential V-Neck Tee $4.99
  • Women’s Apt. 9® Soft Holiday Leggings $4.99
  • Kids clothing starting at $3.99

4. MACY’S

Hours

Thanksgiving Day 5 p.m.

Deals

  • KitchenAid KSM75 4.5 Qt. Classic Plus Stand Mixer $189.99
  • Matching Family pajamas starting at $4.99
  • Tag Springfield III Printed 5-Pc. Luggage Set, Created for Macy’s

5. PETSMART

Hours

Black Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Deals

  • Gifts under $5
  • Entire Stock Arm & Hammer Cat Litter, 40lb. Box $11.99
  • BOGO Treats for cats (Feline Greenies and Temptations)

6. TARGET 

Hours

Thanksgiving: 6 p.m. – Midnight
Black Friday: 6 a.m.

Deals

  • Element 55-inch smart UHD TV $199.99
  • Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game bundle $299.99
  • The Shark Navigator DLX upright vacuum $89.99
  • iRobot Roomba 690, $250
  • Six-quart Instant Pot $69.95
  • KitchenAid Professional 500 Series stand mixer $220
  • Fitbit Alta HR $79.95
  • Family pajamas starting at $10

Shoppers who spend $50 on Black Friday will get a 20 percent off coupon to use between Nov. 27 and Dec. 8.

7. WALMART

Hours

Thanksgiving Day: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Black Friday: 6 a.m.

Deals

  • RCA 65″ Class 4K Ultra HD LED TV $399
  • 65″ Class 4K Roku Smart TV $398
  • Sharp 50″ Class 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV $249
  • Hisense 55″ Class 4K Roku Smart TV $248
  • Sony PS4 1TB Slim Spider-Man Bundle $199
  • Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 Laptop $169
  • Night Owl HD Video Security Camera Kit (indoor/outdoor 1080p HD) 1TB hard drive $150.00
  • Google Home Hub + a Free $10 VUDU Credit and 6 Months Free YouTube Premium $99
  • Over 110 DVD movies and shows for $1.96
  • Over 180 DVD movies and shows for $3.96
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Pearl Surprise or Outfit of the Day $29.88
  • 36″ Mini Trampoline with Handrail $25
  • Bounce Pro 14′ Trampoline $179
  • 6-gallon Stainless Steel Shop Vac $29
  • EverStart® Booster Cables $6
  • Hotel Style 1,100 Thread Count Sheet Set $24
  • Dyson V6 Origin Cordless Vacuum $159
  • 13‑Gallon Stainless Steel Waste Can $25
  • Protégé 5-Pc. Luggage Set $48
  • Secret Treasures™ Plush Sleep Pants $4.75
  • Cuddl Duds 2‑Pc. Thermal Set $10
  • Kids pajamas from $4.75
  • Kids Athletic Works™ Fleece set $3.75
  • Arcade1Up Macines, 4 ft. $249

To sum it up, if you’re looking for a TV, you will want to head to Best Buy or Walmart. While Best Buy has great deals, Walmart has a larger variety of options for your viewing pleasure. For men’s clothing, JC Penney will have some great deals on everything from work pants to pajamas. We found big discounts on kids clothes and vacuum cleaners at Kohl’s. A hot household item this year is the KitchenAid mixer

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Shopping tips beyond Black Friday

Walmart is offering free two-day shipping on orders of $35 or more for the entire holiday season. In addition, Cyber Monday will be more like “Cyber Week” and there will be online deals to look out for on Black Friday.

For last minute deals, you will want to take advantage of Green Monday. The newest shopping holiday is in reference to Monday and the idea that online shopping is more environmentally friendly than shopping at brick and mortar stores.

Happy Shopping!

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