Where will you be shopping this year on Black Friday 2011?
If you were lucky enough to take advantage of the great mortgage rates this year and you were able to refinance or save money some other way this year than you will likely be spending more money this year for the Holiday’s and especially the upcoming Black Friday. You can find some of the best black Friday deals in the bay area and the best black Friday deals online in this post and on Amazon.
Black Friday 2011 is known for being the largest retail day of the year! Are you going to be out finding the deals in the Bay Area at places like Sun Valley Mall in Concord California and the Great Mall in Milpitas?
Or will you be finding great deals online through places like Amazon? Some of the biggest retailers will do whatever it takes to get you in the doors and spending money. After you enjoy spending time with the family, playing football and stuffing your face… Get out and spend some money! Here are some of the best black Friday adds we’ve found for 2011 sales in the Bay Area.
We give you advance notice of Black Friday 2011 deals in the Bay Area in numerous categories, including electronics, computers, apparel and footwear, toys, video games, babies and kids, jewelry, home, tools and hardware, seasonal, movies and music. We feature the best Black Friday 2011deals from over 100 retailers including Walmart, Target, Kmart, Amazon.com, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, Old Navy, MacMall, PetSmart, Toys R Us, Sears, Kohl’s, Fred’s, JC Penney, Dell, GameStop, CVS, and Macy’s
Black Friday has changed drastically since it started in the 60s. Originally, the term “Black Friday” was used by weary Philadelphia police officers to describe the shopping day after Thanksgiving, when the streets were clogged with pedestrians and vehicles. However, later on it was also called Black Friday to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, when stores moved from the “red” to the “black” (from loss to profit).
Here’s what the mayhem was like last year for Black Friday 2011 at Target in California. Will you be braving the crowds or shopping online?
According to history For millions of people Black Friday is the time to do some serious Christmas shopping –even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone! Black Black is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it’s one of the major shopping days of the year in the United States -falling anywhere between November 23 and 29. While it’s not recognized as an official US holiday, many employees have the day off -except those working in retail.
The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.
- The Frugal Find: Black Friday Deals for digital cameras, TVs, Laptops, Blu-ray…
- Frugal Day: Black Friday deals at Toys r Us, Gap, Walgreens, Rite Aid…
- Macy’s: Deals on shoes, clothing, jewelry, bedding…
- Walgreens: $10 or Less , with many freebies
- Target: $10 or Less – Toasters, handmixers, blu-ray discs, sweaters & $10 off deal
- Department Store Deals: Highlights of JC Penney, Macy’s, Target, Walmart and more.
- Gap: 50% off the entire store before 10am
- 7×7: Listing of 22 different black friday sales at boutiques and stores in San Francisco
Some of the hotter deals are:
- Xbox 360 4GB Console with $50 Gift Card – $199.99
- Playstation 3 160GB Console w/ $50 Gift Card – $249.99
- Acer 11.6″ Laptop w/ 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Webcam & HDMI Out – $197.00
- Westinghouse VR-3215 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV – $197.00
Target, not a usual participant in the big first weekend of November sales, has apparently decided to jump head-first into the fray this year as the front page of their upcoming weekly ad has leaked… and it’s very impressive.
Featuring only two items and none of the typical “Hotter than Black Friday” claims, Target is letting the $197 price-tag speak for itself. Both the Westinghouse VR3215 32″ 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV and Acer A0722-0473 11.6″ Notebook will be on sale for $197 this Sunday, November 6. No word to if these will also be available online, but we’re not holding our breath. Both the TV and laptop will certainly sell out quickly, so be sure to get to Target early this Sunday if you’re interested.
This is also the time of year to go out and purchase your annual ugly Christmas Sweater to show off at those Christmas parties.
More deals to come on this page as ads are released!
Until Next time Here is to your success! Jason Wheeler