Black Friday: The ultimate holiday shopping guide

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Get ready to shop!

Retailers have started releasing details about their holiday season deals.

Here are the latest Black Friday ads to be released, along with Thursday/Black Friday hours and other deals that are available early or online:

Starting Nov. 16, the e-commerce giant is offering deals on a variety of products, including toys, electronics, kitchen and home goods and video games. However, the company said many of its top deals will be offered during the “Turkey 5,” which starts on Thanksgiving Day and runs through the Monday following the holiday — known as Cyber Monday. Shoppers can track deals on Amazon’s app and customers who have Prime memberships, which costs $99 a year, will get early access to “Lightning Deals.”

Click here to see a few of the deals Amazon will offer at various times between Nov. 18 and Nov. 25.

Best Buy

Stores will open at 5 p.m. and will close at 1 a.m. Friday. The store plans to reopen at 8 a.m. Friday.  Best Buy is offering hundreds of dollars in savings on Macbook Airs and DSLR cameras.  The company is also selling video games for less than $30 and the Fitbit Charge 2 for less than $130, savings of $30 and $20, respectively.

Click here to see Best Buy’s full Black Friday ad.

The store’s official Black Friday event will kick off on Monday, Nov. 21. They’ll offer several online, one-day-only doorbusters through Nov. 23. Then from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day through 1 p.m. on Black Friday or while supplies last, Kohl’s will offer doorbusters in store AND online. Additionally, there will be more than 500 Black Friday deals available throughout the week. Customers can earn $15 in Kohl’s cash with each Black Friday purchase.

For the entire Black Friday ad, click here.

Macy’s is kicking off its Black Friday sales at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, an hour earlier than the prior two years. Most will stay open until 2 a.m., close for four hours, and reopen at 6 a.m. for Black Friday.

Click here for Macy’s 2016 Black Friday ad.

Sears is advertising Thanksgiving hours from 6 p.m. to midnight, though the company says some stores will be closed on the holiday. All stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, and doorbuster sales will be available online on Thanksgiving and in stores and online until 1 p.m. Black Friday while supplies last.

View Sears’ Black Friday ad here.


JCPenney will begin its Black Friday sale at 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and will stay open Friday until 10 p.m. Online sale prices begin a day earlier, at midnight Nov. 23.

Click here to view JCPenney’s Black Friday ad.

Target will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It also is bringing back its 10 Days of Deals and Black Friday Presale promotions.  Guests will find Target’s lowest prices ever on select items, including Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earphones, Fitbit Charge HR, HP 15.6” Laptop and more.

Click here to view Target’s full Black Friday ad.


Walmart has big plans for Black Friday.  The discount chain unveiled several Black Friday discounts on TVs, electronics, small home appliances and toys that will be available in store and online during the major shopping day.  Walmart will kick off its sale at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

View Walmart’s 2016 Black Friday ad here.

Other stores and retailers that have released their ads include:
American Eagle Outfitters
Bath and Body Works
Bed Bath and Beyond
Big Lots
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Five Below
Home Depot
New York & Company
Old Navy
Pier 1 Imports
Sam’s Club
Toys R Us

For more tips and advice on shopping this holiday season, visit will be updating this list as more Black Friday ads are released.