Thanks to the Internet, you can partake of Black Friday deals with a little less madness this year thanks to advance planning and our list of all the holiday toy sales you just can't miss.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home shopper or a fight-the-crazy-crowds shopper, here are some amazing deals on toys that will help you plan your shopping strategy and get the most bang for your buck.
Select toys from top construction brands such as K’NEX, Tegu and Magformers will be 40 percent off. That's a hefty savings for your junior builders.
Lots of "doorbusters" and "deals" at Target, so get there early.
LEGO Dimensions starter packs are $79.99 (regularly $99).
Disney Infinity 3.0 and Skylanders SuperChargers starter packs are $34.99 (regularly $64.99 and $74.99, respectively).
Save over $40 on Guitar Hero Live — doorbuster price is $59.99!
Video games $15-$59.99. Select video games come with a $15 gift card.
My Size Barbie and a 7-pack of Disney Princess Dolls are on sale for $40 each (regularly priced at $59.99 and $79.99, respectively).
Select action figure sets (Star Wars, Thomas, Ninja Turtles) are buy one, get one 50 percent off.
Barbie playsets will also be at the "lowest price of the season."
Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Edition Bundle is on sale for $299 (regularly priced at $349). Includes full game download of Gears of War and early access to Gears of War 4 Beta.
PlayStation 4 Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection 500GB bundle is on sale for $299 (regularly priced at $349) and includes access to the mulitplayer beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
If you're still looking for deals on video games and gaming systems, check out Best Buy.
Xbox One 500GB Gears of War and PlayStation 4 Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection 500GB bundle are both going for $299, which seems to be the most competitive sale price so far.
Deals on video games across various platforms for $29.99 (you save $30).
Guitar Hero Live for $69.98.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pedal car for $139.98.
Both of these are listed as special buys and will also be offered online with free shipping, so if you're looking to score these items at this price, no need to even get dressed. Sam’s Club doesn’t have a ton of toys in its Black Friday ad, but you can check it out to see what else they’ve got to offer.
If you want to shop while your turkey is cooking, Walgreens is open at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Here are some examples of its best toy picks:
Buy one, get one free Nerf toys (this is a great deal for anyone needing to resupply their arsenal of Nerf darts!). The ad specifies that you have to have a Walgreens card, so you might want to get one in advance of Black Friday to save yourself some hassle.
Forty to 50 percent off selected kids' toys (it appears the selection may vary from store to store, but the Walgreens Black Friday ad shows Hot Wheels).
Kohl's has some great doorbuster deals (in store only) starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Doorbuster: Select toys are 50 percent off (Fisher Price, Playskool, Hot Wheels, Little Tikes, Barbie, Nerf, Tonka and more). Quantities are limited, and deals are valid until 1 p.m. Friday.
Black Friday deal: 55 percent off all Black Series and Propel RC remote control toys. The Black Series Thunder Tumbler remote controlled 360 degree rally car is a steal at $9.99. The regular price is $29.99.
Black Friday deal: Huge selection of toys for $24.99. Best deals are on Nerf Zombie Strike SlingFire rifle (regularly $59.99) and Fisher Price Ride-Ons (regularly $54.99).
Macy's doesn't sell a lot of toys, but the store has a great doorbuster deal on battling robots from Platinum. You can get a set of two battling robots for $24.99 (regularly $60). The price jumps to $39.99 after 1 p.m., so get there early to snag these. Check out the rest of the great deals at Macy's for more savings and coupons.
Save 50 percent on the first month of any subscription using the code "BLACK50" (valid Nov. 27 and 28).
Save 40 percent on the first month of any subscription using the code "BLACK40" (valid Nov. 29 to Dec. 1).
Save 10 percent on all shop items on Nov. 27 and 28 (no code needed).
Don't see what you want here? Most stores’ ads will leak before the Thanksgiving newspapers are published, so if you don’t see your store listed here, keep scouring the Internet. If you shop at a locally owned store, ask what kind of Black Friday deals it might be planning.
Pro tip: If you want the really sweet deals on toys, plan your strategy in advance. Read the fine print in the ads, and make sure you're clear on what's a doorbuster and what's a deal. Some stores offer special pricing for specific hours but may also have later-in-the-day savings opportunities, so make sure you're taking note of the details.
And if you want to sleep in on Friday, there's always Cyber Monday.
Whether you brave the crowds or shop from home, happy shopping, and may the best deals be ever in your favor!
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