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Black Friday 2014 Shopping Guide: Best Bargains & Deals for the Holidays on Long Island

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Black Friday is already kicking off with pre-Black Friday bargains and deals at some retailers. Check here for the latest information on steals and deals for your holiday shopping!

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Here we go again! Another year of Black Friday frenzy over the biggest bargains and deals of the year. As more retailers open shop on Thanksgiving Day to kick start Black Friday, or more like Black Thursday, there’s also a new approach to how the bargains and deals are distributed.

This year, some retailers are spreading the savings across the days leading up to Black Friday. Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Amazon and Toys R Us are among the retailers putting out pre-Black Friday bargains and deals for consumers to grab.

The new approach of pre-Black Friday bargains and deals is supposed to help lighten the frenzy that occurs the day after Thanksgiving by spreading the opportunities to shop, which some consumers can appreciate, but there are also those who view this approach as a crash on the excitement. To some consumers, Black Friday is a ritual and jam-packing all the deals to one day is part of what makes the experience what it is.

Regardless, whether this new approach is good or bad there’s no stopping the bargains and deals from rolling out now through Cyber Monday!

We have all the information you need to start your holiday shopping. Be sure to check back here again because we’ll be updating you on additional Black Friday sales!

Pre-Black Friday Sales Events
With shoppers eager to get a great bargain, but dreading long lines, many retailers have opted to offer Pre-Black Friday Sales all throughout the week. If you love a great deal, but don't want the hassle of heading out before the Crack of Dawn on Friday, then you won't want to miss these Pre-Black Friday Sales Events!

  • Amazon.com – Take part in the countdown to Black Friday deals. Find Black Friday deals every day leading up to the big day.
     
  • Best Buy – Beat the Black Friday rush by purchasing items with Black Friday prices now! These deals include hot items like Samsing TVs, select tablets and the Samsung Galaxy S 5 cell phone! If you order online many of the items are being offered with free shipping.
     
  • Disney Store – Magical deals are already out where you can save up to 40% off on hundreds of items online. Find holiday PJs for kids and babies for $12.71, ornament sets for $18.71, character holiday mini bean bag dolls for $7.46 and much more!
  • Home Depot – Its Black Friday Sneak Peak sale include savings of 40% off a collection of raised garden beds, vanities and more with coupon code HDSNEAK40, but get in on the offer now because this offer ends on Nov. 22nd. Other pre-Black Friday savings include 25% to 40% off on select appliances.
  • Lowe's – Find Pre-Black Friday deals running through Nov. 26th for savings on appliances, holiday decor and tools.
  • Old Navy – Old Navy card holders (including GAPCARD and BANANACARD) enjoy big savings on Saturday, Nov. 22nd. Get 50% off on practically everything in store or 40% off online!
  • Sears – Pre-Black Friday sales have already begun. Find savings like the Kenmore French Door Bottom Freezer refrigerator for $1,999.99 (a savings of 45%), LG Washer or Dryer for $749.99 each (a savings of $700 on the pair), Samsung LED TVs with over $300 in savings and much more!
  • Walmart – Start your Black Friday shopping as early as Friday, Nov, 21st. There are bargains and deals everyday leading up to the official Black Friday. Find deals on TVs, PlayStation 4 for $399 (plus $50 bonus gift card), 4-pack Play-Doh for $1, select LEGO playsets for $39, Razor E150 Electric Scooter for $88, Frozen items and deals on iPad, iPad Air and the iPhone 6 (plus free gift card in the amount of $75 to $100).
     
  • Local Business: Teresa’s Family Cleaning – Catch the Black Friday special of 2 hour cleaning gift certificates for $169.95 (or $149.95 for existing customers). Special remains available through Dec. 1st.
     
  • P.C. Richard & Son – Catch up to 40% off on advertised appliances and TVs with its Black Tag Sale.
     
  • NYS Parks: 2014 Holiday Empire Passport Deal – On Monday, December 1st, NYS Parks will be offering a special one day, online only deal - you can buy or renew your 3 Year Empire Passport for the price of 2 Years!
     
  • Target – Pre-Black Friday doorbuster deals are happening between Nov. 22nd and Nov. 24th where you can find great deals on HDTVs and more.
     
  • Toys R Us – Rewards R Us members will have early access to Black Friday deals starting Sunday, November 23rd.

Retailers Opening on Thanksgiving Day to Kick Off Black Friday
Be sure to check back soon for the best Black Friday Deals - we'll be adding & updating our Deals Guide as more Deals become available!

Where The Steals & Deals Are: We've highlight for you some of the best offers from Black Friday circulars! Make sure to check the circulars yourself (links above) for additional details on any restrictions or specific hours for the offers.

Smartphone

  • Best Buy – iPhone 6 16GB for $99.99 with 2-year contract and get a minimum $100 Best Buy gift card when you trade in any working iPhone; LG G3 for $1 with 2-year contract.
  • Staples – Samsung I8200 Galaxy S III Mini VE 8GB for $99.99 (unlocked).
  • Target – Samsung Galaxy S5 on 2-year contract for $0.01; iPhone 6 16GB for $179.99 plus free $30 Target gift card.
  • Walmart – Samsung Galaxy S5 $99 with 2-year contract and get up to $200 Walmart egift card when you trade-in your smartphones plus receive a $100 gift card with purchase; iPhone 6 16GB for $179 with 2-year contract plus receive a $75 gift card with purchase.

Laptops/Tablets/E-Readers & Accessories

  • Amazon - $20 off the all-new Fire HD 6, $30 off the all-new Fire HD 7, save $30 on the all-new Kindle. Amazon is offering 20% off or more on tablets, desktops, soundbar speakers and unlocked cell phones, 30% off or more on HDTVs, laptops, digitsl cameras, and wireless & bluetooth speakers, 40% off or more on Playstation 4 Games, Xbox One games, home theater systems and external hard drives, and 50% off or more on headphones, flash memory, solid-state drives and car electronics.
  • Best Buy – Dell – Inspiron 15.6” Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Core i3 – 4GB Memory – 500GB Hard Drive for $299.99; Microsoft Surface 2 32GB for $299.99; Apple MacBook Air for $779.99; Windows 8 10.1” Tablet 32GB for $149.99 (include keyboard package bundle for $199.98); all iPad mini 3 save $75; Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 – 16GB for $399.99.
  • Kohls – Zeki 7” Android Tablet with Google Play for $49.99; HP G2 7” Tablet with Quad-Core Processor for $99.99.
  • Microsoft Store - $99 HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet, $39 At&T Nokia Lumia 635 Black No Contract phone, $299.99 Dell Inspiron 20 3043 - 1252BLK Signature Edition All-in-One, $399.99 Acer Aspire E15 E5-571P-59QA Signature Edition Laptop, $499 Surface 4K Viewing Bundle, $299 Acer Aspire Switch 10 SWS-012 64GB Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC and more!
  • Office Depot - $279.99 Toshiba Satellite C75D Laptop Computer with AMD A4 Processor, $299.99 HP Pavilion 15.6" Laptop Computer with Intel® Core™ i5, $399.99 HP Pavilion Touchsmart 17.3" Laptop Computer with AMD A4 Processor, $279.99 Dell™ Inspiron 15 3000 Series Touchscreen Laptop Computer with AMD A6 Processor, $179.99 Dell™ Inspiron 15 Laptop Computer with Intel® Inside™ Processor, $89.99 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Tablet, $49.99 9" HD Android Tablet with Keyboard/Case and more!
  • Radioshack - $49.99 Nobis 7" 8GB Quad-Core Tablet with Case, $4.99 SanDisk 16GB USB Flash Drive, $7.99 AUVIO Earbuds with Mic, $8.99 Logitech MK325 Wireless Mouse, $79.99 Fire HD 6 8GB, $69.99 7" HD 8GB Quad-Core tablet, $169.99 NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi router, and more!
  • Sears --  Samsung Galaxy TabS 10.5 Tablet for $399.99.
  • Staples – Apple iPad Air 16GB for $319; Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7” for $99.99; Toshiba Encore Mini 7” for $99.99;Toshiba laptop w Intel Core i5 Processor with TurboBoost 2.0 for $399.99; Dell touch-screen laptop with Intel Core i5 Processor with TurboBoost 2.0 for $549.99.
  • Target – iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi for $499 plus free $140 Target gift card; RCA 7” Tablet w dual-core processor for $39.99 (a savings of $50); RCA 8” tablet with quad-core processor for $69.99 (a savings of $50).
  • Toys R Us – Amazon Fire HD 7 Tablet for $109.99; Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.7” for $149.99; Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10” for $249.99.

TVs

  • Best Buy – Panasonic 50” LED - 1080p-60Hz HDTV for $199.99; Insignia 29” LED – 720p – 60Hz HDTV for $99.99.
  • Kohls – 32” Direct LED HDTV for $99.99; LG 49” LED 1080p TV with IPS Panel for $399.99.
  • Sears – Samsung 55” Class 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV for $799.99; Samsung 60” Class 1080p 240Hz Smart 3D HDTV for $1,299.99 plus free 2 pairs of Samsung active 3D glasses; RCA 46” Class 1080p HDTV for $299.99.
  • Target – Samsung 40” 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $327.99 (a savings of $122); Element 29” 1080p LED HDTV for $79 (a savings of $100.99).

Gaming Systems and Games

  • Best Buy – Microsoft  Xbox One 500GB Console plus Kinect Assassin’s Creed: Unity Bundle and free Xbox One controller for $429.99.
  • GameStop - $299.99 Super Mario 3D World Wii U Bundle including 32GB Wii U console, Wii U game pad, and Super Mario 3D World. Just Dance 2015 starting at $24.99, Call of Duty Advanced Warefare only $49.99, Disney Infinity Figurines only $12.99, Xbox One 4 Shot gaming headset only $59.99 and Nintendo 3DS XL Mario Party Island Tour bundle only $179.99. Xbox One Holiday Bundle only $329.99 includes Xbox One 500 GB console, Assassin's Creed Unity, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Xbox One Chat headset. PS4 Holiday bundle only $399.99 includes PS4 console, GTA V, The Last of Us and Dualshock 4 wireless controller.
  • Kohls – Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle with Mario  Party Island Tour game for $149.99. Microsoft Xbox One for $329.99.
  • Target: Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle for $329.99 plus $50 Target gift card; buy 2 games and get 3rd of equal or lesser value for free; Nintendo 2DS with digital download of Yoshi’s New Island for $99.99; Gaming Rocker Chair with built-in speakers for $35.
  • Toys R Us – All video games (excludes starter packs) buy 1 get 1 40% off; Xbox One Game System w/Kinect for $429.99; Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force Bundle for $199.99.
  • Walmart: Xbox One Master Chief Collection Bundle for $329.99 plus $30 Walmart gift card; PS4 Bundle with Choice of 2 Games for $449.99 (online only).

Cameras

  • Best Buy – Canon PowerShot SX520 for $249.99; Nikon D7000 with 18-140mm VR Lens for $799.99; Sony a5000 with 16-50mm Lens for $299.99 (also comes with free bag and memory); Canon EOS Rebel T3i Deluxe Kit for $499.99.
  • Target – GOPRO Hero3+ Silver Edition for $249.99 plus free $50 Target gift card; Nikon D3200 Camera and 2-Lens Bundle for $496.99.

Home and Home Appliances

  • Bed Bath & Beyond - Receive a 20% off your entire purchase coupon when you arrive in-store on Black Friday between 6 AM and 12 PM.
  • Best Buy – Samsung 4.2 cu. Ft., 9-Cycle HE Steam Waster or 7.5 cu. Ft., 11-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer for $649.99; Samsung 25.5 cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator for $999.99; Whirlpool 3.8 cu. Ft. 12-Cycle HE Washer or 7.0 cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Electric Dryer for $349.99; Dyson DC44 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum for $219.99.
  • JCPenney – Cuisinart 10-cup thermal coffee maker for $69.99; Sunbeam Heritage series stand mixer $99.99 afer $30 mail-in rebate; NutriBullet Blender for $79.99; Keurig Elite K45 K-Cup Brewer for $99.99 plus $20 mail-in rebate.
  • Kmart – Kenmore 15 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator $379.99 ($70 off savings for members only).
  • Overstock - Up to 70% off select home decor, up to 50% off select living room furniture, up to 65% off select mattresses & memory foam, up to 45% off select dining room furniture, up tp 50% off select bedroom furniture, up to 45% off select furniture, up to 70% off select area rugs, up to 35% off select kitchen & dining and up tp 55% off select bedding & bath.
  • Pier 1 - Save 25% on all table linens, save 20% on all mirrored furniture, save 20% on all jewelry armoires, save 20% on all Christmas dinnerware & serveware, save 30% on all Christmas fragrance and Christmas candleholders, save 30% on all pre-lit Christmas trees, save 20% on all wine storage, and more!
  • Sears – Kenmore French-Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator for $999.99; Kenmore 3.9 cu. Ft. Washer and 7.0 cu. Ft. dryer together for $799.98; Kenmore 1.6-cu. Ft. over the range microwave for $149.99 or $229.99 after 1 p.m. Friday; Shark Steam Pocket Mop for $49.99; Dyson 65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum for $499.99.
  • Target – Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Blender with 3 cup sizes for $149.99 plus free $20 Target gift card; Kitchenaid Classic Plus Stand Mixer for $199 (a savings of $50.99); Hoover Windtunnel Air Ultra Vacuum for $74.99; Bissell Little Green Multipurpose Deep Cleaner for $49; Bella High-Power Juice Extractor regularly $69.99 – get 40% off.

Auto/Tools

  • Home Depot - Home Depot is offering up to 35% off refrigerators, up to 30% off washers & dryers, up 25% off dishwashers. Plus free shipping on all holiday decor.
  • Kmart – Craftsman 220-Piece Mechanics Tool Set with Case 40% off at $89.99 (members only); Craftsman Evolv 5-Drawer Homeowner Tool Center with 55-Pc Evolv Tool Set at $89.99 ($10 off savings for members only); DieHard Gold 16ft. – 225A – 6 Gauge Booster Cable $14.99 (50% off for members only).
  • Lowes - Save up to 40% on select major appliances plus free delivery and haul away, 20% off in-stock ladders and step stools, 30% off all Christmas tree ornaments, 25% off artificial indoor Christmas trees, save up to $150 on select Dyson vacuums and more!
  • Sears – Craftsman  2 1/2 –Ton Floor Jack for $39.99.
  • Walmart – Save up to $53 per Good Year tire, prices range from $49 to $119 each.

Movies

  • Best Buy – The LEGO Movie (Blu-ray) for $3.99; Transformers: Age of Extinction (Blu-ray), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (DVD) for $7.99; Maleficent, How to Train Your Dragon 2, X-Men Days of Future Past all $9.99 each.
  • Toys R Us – Select DVDs and Blu-Ray Movies are buy 1 get 1 for $1 (selections include The Lego Movie, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Rio 2 and much more!

Toys

  • JCPenney – Disney mini character plush toys for $4.99; Disney classic doll or figurine set (includes Frozen characters) for $8.99; Disney medium plush toys for $9.99; Disney large plush for $24.99; Disney Toddler Dolls for $14.99.
  • Kohls – 50% off all toys from Playskool, Fisher-Price, Little Tikes, Step 2, Barbie, Monster High, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Nerf, Tonka and Play-Doh; Discovery Kids Digital Camera for $19.99; Tonka Spartan Fire Truck for $24.99; all Barbie Fashionista and Monster High dolls for $6.99; Little People Stand and Play Rampway for $39.99.
  • Target – Cabbage Patch Kids Set with Doll for $24; Cra-Z-Sand playset for $10; Black & Decker Junior Power Tool Workshop for $39; Air Hogs R/C Zero Gravity Laser Racer for $25; Hot Whels Triple Track Twister for $25; Our Generation 16” Dolls for $20.
  • Toys R Us – VTech Roll & Learn Activity Suitcase for $17.49; LeapFor LeapsterGS Explorer for $24.99; Playskool Let’s Rock Elmo for $14.99; Thomas & Friends Thomas & Percy Starter Set for $20.99; Disney Princess & Me 18” Dolls for $19.99; Play-Doh 4 pk for $1, all Titan Heros action figures for $7.99; CAT 23” R/C 10 Wheel Crane for $34.99.
  • Walmart – Disney Infinity Character $9 each; Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for $37; select story books featuring Disney characters and more for $6 each; Sesame Street Let’s Rock Elmo for $15; VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset for $25; Thomas & Friends 5-in-1 Train Set for $20; Wooden Train Table for $40’ Monopoly Game for $4.88; Disney Character Guitar for $10; Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll for $28.88; My Little Pony: Friendshiup is Magic Pinkie Pie Figure for $15; Hot Wheels Spider Man Track Set for $20; Tonka Titan Fire Engine Vehicle for $25.

Jewelry & Beauty Products

  • Gemvara - 15% off site-wide sale.
  • Sephora - Black Friday $10 beauty deals for a limited time only.
  • Ulta - $14.99 Ulta Irresistable Beauty 72pc collection, $15 Butter London Steampunk Ball Nail Lacquer Duos, $6.99 Big Sexy Hair products, 40% off the Body Shop, $9.99 Beauty Gems Beauty Fanatic 56pc set, $34.99 Hot Tools Rainbow Gold Styling Tools, $9.99 Conair styling tools, buy one get one free OGX haircare and bath, 30% off entire Ahava line, and more!

Sporting Goods

  • Dick's Sporting Goods - 25% off select Nike fleece, 25% off UA Caliber hoodies, 25% off Nike Pro Apparel, 50% off Adidas Ultimate Fleece, 50% off NCAA Performance 1/4 zips, 50% off Reebok Cold Weather and fleece, buy one get one half off men's Nike graphic tees, and 50% off Reebok Fitness bottoms. 10% off Beats by Dre, 50% off DBX Youth Inline & roller skate packages and more!
  • Sports Authority - Save 25% on men's, women's and kid's Nike fleece, save 25% on men's, women's and kid's Under Armor big logo hoodies, buy one get one free sports balls, buy one get one half off select men's, women's and kids footwear, save 25% on Nike Pro & Hyperwarm, and more! Get a $25 Sports Authority cash card with select purchases of Columbia, The North Face and Fitbit.

Clothing

  • The Gap - For Cyber Monday The Gap has discounted prices on women's dresses, pants, sweathers, kid's clothing, hats, scarves, shoes, men's button downs, plaids and more! They are also offering free shipping on all orders over $50 and free returns on all orders.
  • H&M - Online and in-store take up to 70% off 700+ styles.
  • JCPenny - 60% off select coats, 60% off select Liz Claiborne apparel, $14.99 guy's Arizona jeans, $19.99 select boots for women, juniors and kids, an extra 30% off select fine jewelry and more!
  • Macy's - Save 60% off select designer coats, select sunglasses from Vogue, Armani Exchange and more and select outerwear from Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole Reaction and more. 50% off junior's clothing from American Rag, Material Girl and more and 50% off select kid's clothing from Epic Threads, online-only.

Other

  • Michaels - Black Friday only from 7AM - 12PM get 25% off your entire purchase including sale items - the online promo code is BLKFRIDAYAM. From 12PM - 10PM get 40% off your entire regular price purchase - the online promo code is BLKFRIDAYPM. In-store only get 50% off Celebrate It Christmas Decor, 50% off handcrafted floral arrangements, $19.99 Cricut Cartridges.

Retailers Closed on Thanksgiving Day
Although many larger retailers choose to open on Thanksgiving Day to take advantage of eager Black Friday shoppers lining up outside, there are also numerous businesses that are choosing to keep their doors closed on the holiday.

Here's who will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (but open for Black Friday!)

There’s no doubt the holiday season is coming upon us with all these great bargains and deals to begin holiday shopping. Be sure to to check back here again for updates on new sales all week long - we'll be adding all the best Black Friday Deals to our Guide as new information becomes available!

Also, be on the lookout for the Cyber Monday Guide and if you'll be heading out to go shopping this Black Friday, be sure to check out tips for surviving Black Friday!

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