Black Friday and beyond: Your ultimate holiday shopping guide

Posted at 11:03 AM, Nov 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-26 13:09:12-05

Get ready to shop — and not just on Black Friday.

Retailers have started releasing details about their holiday season deals, and many markdowns start as early as November 1.

Here are the latest Black Friday ads to be released, along with Thursday/Black Friday hours and other deals that are available early or online:

Black Friday deals started early at Amazon: 25 days ahead of the big shopping event.

The online retailer launched the Black Friday Deals store on Nov. 2 to house “tens of thousands of deals” on a wide variety of products, including electronics, toys and clothing.

Amazon Prime members will be able to purchase some of the deals 30 minutes earlier than non-members.

Best Buy
Best Buy announced it would be open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday and will open again at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. Best Buy said almost all of the deals it’s offering in stores will also be available online. To view Best Buy’s 37-page Black Friday ad, click here.

Costco will open its doors to shoppers at 9 a.m. Friday and online deals start Thanksgiving Day here.

Clothing retailer H&M, which has traditionally been open on Thanksgiving, will wait until Friday to open its doors to deal-hunters this year. Hours vary by location, and location-specific information is listed on available here.

JcPenney opens at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving. To view its 75-page Black Friday ad, click here. To view its 2015 holiday catalog, click here.

Kohl’s kicks off the holidays on Nov. 23, when it will start giving away $15 gift cards for every $50 spent online or in stores. Kohl’s will open at 6 p.m. Thursday and be open for 24 hours Friday. To view Kohl’s 64-page Black Friday ad, click here.

Macy’s will launch the holiday shopping season by opening on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m. and it’s already offered a small preview of some of its Black Friday deals. Macy’s will unveil more deals online beginning November 16. To view Macy’s 56-page ad, click here.

Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. For the Sam’s Club Black Friday ad, click here.

Target will welcome shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It’s planning a few bargains for the Wednesday before Black Friday.

Promotions started in November and online shoppers get free shipping and returns until December 25.  Target’s deals are included on its website. You can also view Target’s Black Friday ad by clicking here.

Toys”R”Us / Babies”R”Us
The store already rolled out its hallmark “Great Big Toys”R”Us Book of Awesome” on October 26 featuring 96 pages of toys.

On November 1, Toys”R”Us began offering special deals and coupon offers on its vast selection of toys.

Sister store Babies”R”Us is hosting special holiday events for parents and babies on select Saturdays in November.

Walmart will kick off its Black Friday sales online at 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and Walmart stores will open at 6 pm.

The discount chain unveiled several Black Friday discounts on TVs, electronics, small home appliances and toys that will be available in store and online during the major shopping day. For Walmart’s 32-page Black Friday ad, click here.

Here is a list of other stores and their Black Friday ads:
CVS: 16-page Black Friday ad
GameStop: 12-page Black Friday ad
Old Navy: Black Friday ad
Petco: 20-page Black Friday ad
PetSmart: 6-page Black Friday ad
Walgreens: 12-page Black Friday ad