Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, or you’re trying to complete your kitchen appliance set, Black Friday Shopping is the perfect time to score some great deals. The day after Thanksgiving has long been known for shopping marathons to burn off some of the turkey calories, but the shopping holiday has started to creep into sales that are starting as early as today.
We know you don’t have time to comb through every ad, or fight through the crowds at every store, so we’ve done some of the work for you. We talked to some of your favorite stores such as Target, Wal-Mart and Macy’s to find out what kind of deals they’re offering. Then we asked some of our Viewpoints experts to pick some of the best deals they think you should snag this year.
While you’re prepping for Thanksgiving, take a look at some of these picks for best deals of Black Friday 2013 and get your list ready now.
Our Pick: The Keurig Elite K45, one of Viewpoints favorite coffee makers and a winner of a Reviewers Choice Award, can be snagged at Kohl’s for less than $100.
Our Pick: Cook up a storm this winter and stash your soups and stews in the $158 Magic Chef 7 cu. ft. chest freezer on sale at Home Depot.
Our Pick: Wal-Mart has a great Xbox 360 bundle for $234. Little and big kids would be happy to see this under the tree.
Our Pick: You’ll be a lucky shopper if you get your hands on the 55” LG TV for $499.99. It’s one of the only brand name TVs we’ve seen listed at such a deep discount.
Our Pick: A set of four gold-trimmed shot glasses in animal designs from Jonathan Adler would make a great gift swap prize. You won’t break the bank at $30.
Our Pick: You don’t have to wait for Black Friday for this deal. An iPad 2 bundle with accessories is currently selling online $349 – a $50 discount.
Our Pick: If a Dyson vacuum has been on your wishlist, now’s the time to check it off. The Dyson DC24 will be marked down $130 to $259 for Black Friday.
Our Pick: Clothes horses will love the deals at Macy’s. We’re planning to stock our closet with Rampage boots, priced at $19.99 a pair.
And in case the thought of Black Friday shopping sends you into a panic, we have some tips for how to survive the shopping marathon: