Black Friday is only two weeks away and the largest retail chains have already released their big ads, showing off who has the best deals on what hot ticket items.
This year's trends seem to focus on earlier event hours (as early as 6 p.m. the evening before Black Friday) and gift card bundles. Electronics, video games, and appliances are the most in demand this year, and each retailer does not dissapoint when it comes to discounting those items.
While Walmart's Black Friday ad isn't out yet, they have been teasing some big savings already with a "pre-Black Friday" early bird sale that started on November 1.
So far, the big sales have included a $348 48-inch Sony LED HDTV, a $199 40-inch Element LED TV, and a half-price $49 Nextbook tablet. Walmart's usually the big one to watch, so definitely keep your eye on what they have to reveal in the coming days.
Target just released its Black Friday ad on Monday, showing off some amazing deals on the Xbox One, several HDTVs, smartphones, tablets, clothing, and more. The $330 Xbox One bundle and discounts on console games has video game fans eager to get in on the action. While many games will enjoy 50% off, Target is giving away $15 gift cards with the purchase of select games.
HDTVs are always a hot buy on Black Friday, and this year, you can save $302 on a 60-inch LED Samsung HDTV and get a 29-inch Vizio for only $79.
This is certainly the time to get your hands on Apple's new iPad as the Air 2's $499 pricetag will get you a free $140 gift card, while the iPad Mini 2 will get you a $100 gift card for the $299 price.
Check out the entire 37-page ad over at Target's main site to see more deals on toys, movies, apparel, appliances, and more.
Best Buy is one-upping Walmart and Target by opening the Black Friday sale at 5 p.m. on Thursday night, but closing at 1 a.m. to prepare for the re-opening at 8 a.m. the next day. Some of the biggest sale items include smartphones, video games, movies, appliances, and more.
If you're looking for a new HDTV, Best Buy has a store exclusive this year with the 50-inch Panasonic for $199. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is only $1 with a 2-year activation, and all iPad Air 2s will enjoy $100 off.
Microsoft's Surface 2 will see a hefty $150 discount, while perhaps the largest savings comes in the forms of $802 off Samsung's 65" Smart TV for a sale price of $1497.
Be sure to check back with Best Buy on November 20 as they reveal even more savings for Black Friday. As with other retailers, we expect a few tricks still left up the sleeves for the big day.