Black Friday shopping may be a thing of the past with more stores opening earlier this year.  Many opened at midnight for the first time last year to keep up with demand.  This year, some stores are opening Thanksgiving night to the disappointment of many workers who want to spend the day eating turkey with family.

Last year I found this amazing website that has all the deals.  Again this year I put together the best deals with links to the ads and where each store is located so you don't get lost. It's a one stop shop, before you shop, thanks to BFAds.

1. Walmart

opening at 8 Thanksgiving night
Wal-Mart is getting an early start on Black Friday shopping by opening at 8 Thanksgiving night.  They also have a '1-Hour In-Stock Guarante'" on 3 deals: the Emerson 32" HDTV for $148, the LG Blu-ray Player for $38 and the Apple iPad 2 w/ $75 Gift Card for $399. If they run out between 10pm to 11pm on Thanksgiving Day you can get a 'Guarantee Card' to ensure you get the item before Christmas at the Black Friday price.

Walmart has locations in North Utica, New Hartford, Oneida, Herkimer and Rome.


opening at 9 Thanksgiving night
Target is following in Wal-Mart's footstep by opening their doors Thanksgiving night at 9.  Sales will last a full 26-hours through 11pm Friday.

Rather than bunch-up all of the door-busters in the first few pages of the ad, Target has spread them out across the entire ad and put one door-buster item on each page.

Some of the hotter deals:
Westinghouse 50" 1080p LCD HDTV - $349
Nikon Coolpix L310 14.1MP Digital Camera w/ 21x Optical Zoom - $99.99
Canon Rebel T3 12.2MP DSLR Camera w/ Lens and Accessory Kit - $499.99
Sony PlayStation 3 250GB Uncharted/Infamous Bundle - $199.99
Microsoft Xbox 360 4GB Disney Kinect Bundle - $199.99
Gateway 15.6" Laptop w/ AMD Quad Core, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD - $349

3.Toys R Us

opening at 8 Thanksgiving night
Toys R Us' is also opening Thanksgiving night at 8.  Doorbuster sale prices will last until  Friday.

Some of the hotter items:
Fisher-Price Rock Star Mickey - $19.98
Power Wheels Kawasaki Sport Quad - $49.99
$15 Bonus iTunes Gift Card w/ $50 iTunes Gift Card Purchase
SanDisk 16GB Micro SD Card or USB Drive - $4.99
Garmin nuvi 5" 50 Portable GPS - $79.99

Toys R Us is located in New Hartford.

4. Best Buy

opening at midnight
Best Buy will again be opening their doors at midnight this year, despite others opening on Thanksgiving night.  However to minimize chaos, Best Buy employees will be handing out claim tickets for the door-busters up to 2 hours prior to opening. Online shoppers can get an early start on things by shopping on Thanksgiving Day.

Some of the hotter items:
Toshiba 40" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV - $179.99
Select Blu-ray Titles (Iron Man 2, Sherlock Holmes, etc.) - $3.99
Toshiba Smart Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player - $39.99

Best Buy is in New Hartford

5. Kohl's

opening at midnight
Kohl's 'Operation: Black Friday' sale starts midnight Thanksgiving with over 500 early-bird specials lasting until 1pm Friday. Online shoppers can get an early start as sales start at 12:01am CST on Wednesday, November 23 - two full days before the in-store sales are set to begin!

For all Black Friday deals and ads visit  This website is perfect for any Black Friday shopper.  I discovered it last year and found it quite helpful for my Christmas shopping.