Alright, so Black Friday is nearly upon us. But I imagine if you are reading this website that you have children, so the idea of setting out at midnight or even 5am to go brave ridiculous Charlotte crowds (in stores that are not fun to shop in the first place) when you could be getting some coveted sleep – is the last thing in your mind! But, if this is something that DOES appeal to you, I have some info on store and mall hours below. Want to see the store circulars before they arrive in your Thursday newspaper? This website has scans of the circulars for Black Friday and this website does more of listings. But for the sane ones that just want to sleep (like me), you can still shop Black Friday from the comfort of you own home. Many online deals are fabulous as well and there are no cranky salespeople. Oh, and now there is also Cyber Monday (which is the Monday after Black Friday), the ceremonial kick-off of the holiday online shopping season. There are even websites that catalog all the Cyber Monday deals. Wow.
–Southpark Mall open at 5:00am both Friday and Saturday.
—Concord Mills opens at midnight Friday morning (really that is Thursday night!), doors open 30 minutes earlier. They will have lots of events and prizes
—Carolina Place Mall opens at 1am and has special events and deals
–Sam’s Club opens at 5am and has lots of deals
–Kohl’s opens at 4am. See specials.
–Target opens at 6am
–Toys R us opens at 5am
A FEW ONLINE DEALS:
Amazon.com has a webpage devoted to their Black Friday specials (I assume most of the deals will not show up til Friday)
Exposures.com is offering Free Shipping and Handling on All Orders over $50 through 11/30/07. (I love this catalog! Beautiful photo albums and other gifty items)
Wal-Mart has Thanksgiving Day Online Specials at Walmart.com
Lillian Vernon has $5.99 flat-rate shipping using media code 987860100 thru November 30, 2007. (Lillian vernon is not high-end but has great fun personalized gifts for kids and you can Shop toys by age at Lillian Vernon.com
Boden (a catalog of adorable children’s clothes) has their Boden weekend special, get 12% OFF, Free Shipping and Free Returns, valid 11.23.07 – 11.25.07
You can shop the Charlotte Smarty Pants store anytime, we are powered by Amazon which always has good prices.
And do not forget all the great local Charlotte shops and boutiques, most should be open the day after Thanksgiving and I bet they will not be nearly as painful as the mall!!
Happy Shopping! Do you have scoop on a great Black Friday deal? Or are you a local shop that wants to share your Black Friday hours and deals? Just leave a comment below!