With each passing year, it seems Black Friday begins earlier and earlier—6 a.m., then 5 a.m., then 4 a.m. This year, Black Friday actually started on Thanksgiving Thursday night.
Should you be one of those traditional folks who don't believe in Black Friday shopping until it's actually Black Friday, however, here's what you need to know about shopping opportunities today in the western suburbs.
Several stores in town are having Black Friday sales, some of which carry over to Small Business Saturday. Save your gas and shop local. It'll be hard to resist the deals lined up at these stores. Click here for store hours and specials.
Big box retailers
Walmart in North Fayette will remain open 24 hours throughout the holiday, including all day on both Thanksgiving and black Friday. Holiday doorbusters and its biggest deals should be available between 10 and 11 p.m. Thanksgiving night. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39.
Not to be outdone, Target in North Fayette will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening. The store will remain open until 11 p.m. on Black Friday. According to an ad leaked online, its best deals will be for TVs, a Nook tablet, a Nikon camera and an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle.
Super Kmart in Moon Township will remain open from 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day until 3 a.m. Black Friday morning. The store will close at midnight on Saturday. Sales include $88 24-inch LED televisions, and buy-one-get-one free on all footware. Sales start at 8 p.m.
The Mall at Robinson and many of its stores will be open from 12 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Barnes & Noble at Settlers Ridge will remain open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Ikea in Robinson will open to Black Friday customers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store will offer a number of one-day only specials, including some for cookware items.
Kohl's on Steubenville Pike will open its doors at midnight on Black Friday and remain open until midnight on Saturday. Specials include early bird specials on jewelry, toys and electronics.
Where are you finding great deals today? Have you had any problems coping with the crowds? Tell us in the comments, below.