Macy's and Sears may not be as cutting edge as Target. And they certainly don't have the hottest electronics and phones that you'll find at Best Buy.
But on Black Friday they are great stores to visit for big markdowns on clothing, home decor, and small electric appliances (and at Sears, big kitchen appliances). Best of all, you don't have to deal with Walmart or Best Buy-size lines snaking around the store.
Macy's Black Friday
Macy's, like several other chains, will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Their sale will run till 2 a.m., and then they will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday with new deals.
Free doorbusters, after mail-in rebate. These freebies include sweaters, sweatpants, and slippers, as well as coffeemakers and slow cookers (on sale for $10, then you mail in the $10 rebate).
Small electrics for $7.99 after rebate (you will pay $19 at the time of purchase). These include toasters, toaster ovens, electric griddles, and mixers.
Keurig Plus coffeemaker: $99.
Home goods at deep discount, such as 70% off throw blankets, 70% off memory foam mattresses 65% off Damask comforters and bedding.
Nike and UnderArmour clothing at 40% off.
See the full ad at BestBlackFriday.com.
Sears Black Friday
Sears, meantime, may be a shadow of its former self, but don't let that scare you away, because they have some tremendous appliance sales all weekend after Christmas.
They are advertising 10% to 40% off all appliances, through Saturday November 25th (though 10% off is not much discount on Black Friday).
Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Great deals include:
Kenmore front loader washer or dryer: $449 (Regularly $939).
Kenmore top loader washer or dryer: $349 (was $710).
Kenmore stainless steel dishwasher: $499 (Was $970).
Serta Queen Mattress: $139 (Was $429).
Craftsman heavy duty garage tool cabinet: $299 (Was $700).
Click here for the full Sears ad on BestBlackFriday,com
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