Updated Oct 12, 2019
The countdown to Thanksgiving begins right after Halloween. While some folks crave turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie, others salivate thinking about shopping after the big feast. The biggest shopping day of the year, known as ” Black Friday” is a time when retailers offer steep price cuts on electronics, apparel, kitchenware, and toys.
As you’re inundated with an avalanche of Black Friday commercials, catalogs, and coupons, it can be tough to determine which stores will have the competitive offers.
Macy’s is practically synonymous with Thanksgiving, thanks to its Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, along with its legendary doorbusters. Macy’s 40-page 2018 Black Friday circular had 950-thread-count sheet sets for $29.99, men’s sport and suit coats for $99.99, and $14.99 pajama sets. The 2019 Black Friday circular is anticipated to run the first week of November.
2. J.C. Penney Corp., Inc.
As you devise your shopping strategy, JCPenney (the branded store name) may not be the first store on your itinerary—but maybe it should be. From clothing and jewelry to home furnishings and cookware, this national retailer serves up some of the best deals and steals on Thanksgiving.
JCPenney tied Kohl’s for the top spot on WalletHub’s Best Stores for Black
Friday in 2018, with an average discount of 65.1%. And 2019 looks to be another year of significant savings. While the retailer's 28-page circular for Black Friday isn’t out yet, big savings are in store for customers.
Whether you’re looking for deals on toys, clothing, electronics, furniture,
entertainment, or office supplies, you can’t go wrong with Target.
WalletHub reported that Target offered an average Black Friday discount of
34.8% in 2018.
This one-stop-shopping destination ramps up holiday savings well before
Thanksgiving. To sweeten the deal, Target also offers a price match policy in
stores and online
Although sometimes overlooked, this specialty department store offers significant deals during Thanksgiving weekend. In 2018, Kohl’s shoppers enjoyed an average Black Friday discount of 60.8%.
The retailer advertised deep discounts on everything from jewelry, apparel, and kitchenware to game consoles and toys in its 2018 Black Friday circular. Plus, the leaflet contained a coupon for 15% off your entire in-store or online purchase, except for some of the higher-end brands. The 2019 Black Friday ads should be out towards the end of October.
The Bottom Line
In the days directly before and after the Thanksgiving holiday, hundreds of
retailers advertise rock-bottom prices and out-of-this-world deals. If recent history is any indicator, however, you’ll probably get the biggest bang for your Black Friday buck at these popular four retailers.