Black Friday for the Militant Shopper

Early Black Friday deals at popular retail stores

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Ready to trample some shoppers? Don’t waste your time with the stores that open after midnight. Real Black Friday deal-hunters leave for the shops while the turkey is still hot. Here’s the militant shopper’s guide to Black Friday deals.

Most stores will open midnight on Thanksgiving night for the first time ever (12 a.m. Friday). The Justin Beiber fragrance set will be available for the first time at midnight. The store also plans sales on winter clothes, kitchen equipment and luggage.

Kohl’s stores will also open midnight on Thanksgiving, and shoppers will receive $15 Kohl’s gift card with every $50 spent in the store or online.

Best Buy
The stores open at midnight (12 a.m. Friday). For those camping out in advance, many of the stores will be screening Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at 9 p.m. and will be handing out prizes and refreshments.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
At midnight, outlet shoppers will receive discounts on top of discounts. Click here for a list of the outlet stores that open early and their deals

Leading up to WalMart’s famous electronic deals at midnight, at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving day, the stores will open for discounts on toys, home goods and apparel.

Toys “R” Us
Parents have bed times too. That’s why Toys “R” Us opens earlier too – at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, there will be discounts on popular toys and electronics for kids.

Target opens at midnight and boasts of deals on their electronics, as well as toys – just in case those parents at Toys “R” Us beat you to the deals there.

If you’re not brave enough – or crazy enough, it’s a matter of opinion -- to battle the early-morning bargain warriors, is just a few keyboard strokes away. They offer deals throughout the week, with additional deals on Friday. Other online bargains to check out include,,, Groupon and other coupon sites.

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