If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day!
Earlier this month, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39.
Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults.
Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle.
At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles.
Walmart will offer its biggest deals from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. The store will offer three items at low prices—an iPad, a TV and a Blu-ray player. If the store runs out, you can still buy them at discounted prices but you must register for them online by midnight and have them delivered to your local store.
It wasn't immediately clear if businesses at the Promenade on the Peninsula were offering Black Friday deals; however, Gap has offered deals in the past, as has T.J. Maxx at the Peninsula Center.
In nearby Torrance, Bath & Body Works, Express, fye, Macy's and Sears, among other stores at Del Amo Fashion Center on Hawthorne Boulevard, will offer Black Friday deals.
The South Bay Galleria, located at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. in North Redondo Beach, is the area's go-to spot for Black Friday shopping. This year, the mall will open at midnight and offer a special "ReCharge Lounge" at the food court for its VIP IN-Siders club. The lounge will have plenty of places for guests to relax and recharge their cellphones, and the first 100 guests will get free snacks from Whole Foods. The first 500 IN-Siders to RSVP for the lounge will also get two free Snow Valley lift tickets. Note: Guests must RSVP to enter the lounge.
According to TheBlackFriday.com, other stores at the South Bay Galleria possibly participating in the Black Friday festivities include Kohl's, H&M, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Macy's, Gap and Nordstrom.
Here are a few of the ads (note: not all have been posted online yet):
- Aaron Brothers ad
- Bath & Body Works ad
- Best Buy ad
- Express ad
- fye ad
- Gap ad
- H&M ad
- Kohl's ad
- Macy's ad
- Nordstrom ad
- Sears ad
- Target ad
- TJ Maxx
- Victoria's Secret ad
- Walmart ad
For the early morning traditionalists, some stores will open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If you want to keep up with all of the Black Friday deals, you can check your favorite retailers' Facebook pages.
Want to avoid the holiday shopping mega-crowds altogether? Look for Cyber Monday deals on Nov. 26 or visit your local mom-and-pop retailers on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24.