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Black Friday deals that start on Thanksgiving night

Nayri Leanna Gregor is a Savvy Shopping Expert and HuffPost Blogger who loves to share her tips and tricks on how to score the best deals on the latest and greatest fashions, consumer products and electronics. She has been featured on Go...

Black Thursday is the new Black Friday

Antsy to jump-start the Black Friday shopping bonanza, retailers will be opening doors earlier than ever and will no longer wait for the day after Thanksgiving to serve deal-seeking mobs.
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According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales are predicted to increase by 4.1 percent, boosting holiday spending to $586.1 billion. Here’s the itinerary of early birds to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Walmart

Walmart takes the scene by storm with three major events starting on Thanksgiving day with family specials at 8 p.m., gadgets at 10 p.m., and TVs, clothing and jewelry at 5 a.m. Black Friday. Boasting 1,190 items on sale, check out their hottest deals below:

  • Leappad 1.0 Learning Tablet ($65) and Furby ($45)
  • Razor Accelerator 12-Volt Electric Scooter ($79)
  • Fisher Price Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler 6-Volt Ride Ons (Hot Wheels and Barbie) ($89 each)
  • Xbox 360 4GB + SkyLanders Bundle ($149)
  • More than 100 video games at $10, $15 or $25 each
  • Fashion dolls such as Barbie, Bratz and Disney Princess ($5 each)
  • 48” Air-Powered Hockey Table ($30)
  • 14’ trampoline with enclosure and bonus Flash Light Zone ($159)

Sears

Featuring two quakes of door busters, Sears will kick off its first round of deals on Thanksgiving Day at 8 p.m. with an aftershock at 4 a.m. on Black Friday. With a whopping 948 deals, there are savings for the entire family:

  • Samsung 40" 1080p LED HDTV ($430)
  • Women’s select boots ($20) and fashion boots ($30)
  • Fine jewelry, 60 percent to 75 percent off
  • Asus X401A14" laptop w/Intel Celeron B830, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 8 (Black) ($220)
  • CanonEOS Rebel T3i IS II 18.0 megapixel DSLR camera w/18-55mm Lens and 8GB SD Card ($600)
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch ($40)
  • Travel Concepts 20" Carry-On Spinner (assorted colors) ($35)

Kmart

Kmart’s Black Friday ad shows off two sets of bargains; Black Thursday at 8 p.m. and Black Friday at 5 a.m. Premiering 48 pages filled with 1,751 deals, Kmart has a wide variety of sale items in every category. This year, they will be upping the ante by offering free layaway on most Black Friday purchases. Doorbusters include:

  • Satellite Boy's electric scooter (red) ($70)
  • Nintendo DSi - handheld game console (blue) ($80)
  • Buy one/get one free on all footwear
  • Mach Speed 4GB MP3 player (silver) ($10)
  • Uniden 3 Handset DECT 6.0 cordless phone w/caller ID ($30)
  • Canon PowerShot A2300 digital camera (black) w/free 8GB SD card ($80)
  • Huffy Superia 26" ladies' and men’s bikes ($69)
  • 1-Ct. TW diamond jewelry ($100)
  • Essential Home Manor bath towel ($2)
  • Essential Home vanity desk w/stool ($110)
  • Trim A Home 6' Blue Mountain Christmas tree ($20)

Target

Target’s teaser for Black Thursday is short, sweet and straight to the point. Not too far behind the bigger fish, their shopping extravaganza starts at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Highlights so far are:

  • Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Holiday Bundle w/Kinect sensor, wireless controller, Kinect Adventures and Disneyland ($200)
  • Nook Simple Touch eReader ($40)
  • Nikon COOLPIX L310 14.1 megapixel ($100)
  • Brave (DVD) ($10)
  • $10 Target gift card when you spend $50 or more in apparel, accessories and home
  • Apex 32" 1080p LCD HDTV ($147)

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