Leaked Home Depot Black Friday 2010 deals, along with ads from Walmart, Amazon.com, Macy's, Staples and OfficeMax, is causing a stir among holiday shoppers (DVDs for under $2? Yes, please!). Check out these and more Black Friday deals from our favorite DIY-friendly stores.
Black Friday deals like the Target Black Friday 2010 ad and Sears' doorbuster deals have shoppers lining up even before dawn. Photo: Getty Images
The Thanksgiving holiday brings a few surefire traditions: a feast beyond measure at which three slices of pie seems modest, football teams battling it out on the television, and, of course, the shopping day of champions: Black Friday. The Friday after Thanksgiving is the day where retailers slash price tags in hopes of luring consumers to kick off their holiday shopping in robust measure.
In reality, Black Friday is typically not the day when retailers see the most money spent. But it is
the busiest shopping day of the year, where big-box retailers open their doors extra early (some even open Friday at midnight!) to crowds of shoppers waiting to pounce on the best deals of the shopping season.
In anticipation of bargain basement prices, we researched Black Friday deals at our favorite DIY-friendly stores for 2010. We'll be waking up at the crack on dawn to score major deals on tools, gadgets, and household supplies for everyone on our list (okay, maybe for ourselves too). Will you?
- Home Depot:
While the home improvement giant is currently battling Web sites that leak their Black Friday 2010 ads
, Home Depot is hinting at significant holiday sales, including free shipping on big orders over $250
. You'll have to wait until midnight on Wednesday for the official Black Friday ad.
Not in the mood for fighting the shopping crowds on Black Friday? Find door-buster style deals now through Cyber Monday on Amazon.com
's Black Friday Deals
site. Specials include a Kodak Mini video camera for $49 (reg. $99), Denali 115-Piece Home Repair Tool Kit for $46 (reg. $100) and KitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer for $249 (reg. $500).
Wake up early with Macy's on Black Friday, as all stores will be open at 4 am.
(Macy's stores in shopping malls may even open as early as midnight or 3 am!) Deals include big discounts on home appliances and a Literati e-reader from Sharper Image for $130.
Among the company's Black Friday laptop and tech deals are the HP Laptop with Intel Celeron 900 Processor for $300 (reg. $500), HP 20" wide-screen LCD monitor for $100 (reg. $150), and Kodak MD30 camera for $70 (reg. $140).
Look out for doorbuster deals on TVs
, including a Vizio 32" TV for under $300.
- Walmart: The superstore's ad
was leaked almost a week early (thanks, Internet!), and it revealed that some locations will open at midnight on Black Friday, while others will begin at 5:00 am. Deals include a 32-inch LCD TV for under $200, videogames for under $10, and DVDs for under $2 each.
Expect huge sales
, including a 40-inch Westinghouse 1080p LCD HDTV for only $298 (reg. $550) and $3 Chefmate appliances such as 2-slice toasters, 5-speed electric handmixers and 2-slice sandwich makers.
- Ace Hardware:
Here's a peek at their after-Thanksgiving sale ad
. Included: A whopping 70% off a 16-gallon Wet/Dry vac!
Check out the sneak peek of their released Black Friday ad
. Some highlights: A Tradesman Table Saw for $59 -- regularly $139.
- True Value:
Their hardware stores are offering 50 percent off deals
on Black Friday.
You'll find doorbuster deals
on appliances at Sears.
You'll find some 50 percent off sales
and brand name countertop appliances starting at $12.99. Doors open at 3am.
Toys galore will be on sale
at this big-box giant.
Shop for 200 toys under $50
and other deals at Kmart.
Doors open at 5am on Black Friday for deals
on their already bargain-priced items, like a 72-piece toolkit for just $19.99.
From 4am to 1pm on Black Friday, you can take an extra $10 off
purchases of $25 or more.
Save on your rolls of holiday gift wrap and batteries for your new toys at their Black Friday sale
Many buy 1 get 1 deals on Black Friday at CVS stores
More deals to come as story develops...
For the most up-to-date coupons and Black Friday ads (more ads will be posted daily leading up to Black Friday), check out Walletpop
. By checking out what deals are out there before hitting up the crowded stores, it will help you stay focused on your shopping list.
Black Friday shopping tips
+ Know the Return Policy
: Many stores have changed their return policies so that they're more stringent. It's a smart idea to ask about the store's return policy first so your options are clear. Be aware that electronics items may have restocking fees.
+ Ask for a Gift Receipt:
It makes gift-giving and receiving so much easier if you get a gift receipt. That way, there are no hassles if something's a wrong fit. Getting a receipt also preserves the value that you paid for the gift if the person goes to exchange it.
+ Sometimes it's best to wait:
The real deals on electronics often come in January (after the holidays but before the Super Bowl, when new models have come in stock.) So if you're looking to save money on a big-ticket electronics purchase (especially one for yourself!) consider waiting when you'll find deeper sales in January.
Will you be lining up at the crack of dawn?