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Ready, Set, Shop! Local List for Black Friday, Holiday Weekend Specials

A local listing of Black Friday hours and specials as shoppers get set to chow down on deals and steals with the crack of midnight. Some stores open Thanksgiving Day.

'Tis the season for retailers to put their best foot forward.

And what better way to do so in these tough economic times then with extra-hours and extra-special deals designed to get customers in the door and buying.

Local papers are chock-full of Thanksgiving Day advertisements, aimed to help shoppers prep for the Nov. 25, Black Friday start to holiday shopping. (Note, too, that some stores allow for special-deals shopping online Thanksgiving Day as well.)

We scoured those ads for you, for the sampling of special times and enticing deals noted below. (By no means is the list complete, and readers should check with the stores to verify for themselves the hours and deals noted.)

  • opens Black Friday at 6 a.m. for its three-day sale, with $99 doorbusters starting at 6 a.m. Spend $699 and choose from a reduction in price equal to the purchase sales tax or free financing if paid in full in 12 months.
  • beats the clock Black Friday only, opening at 7 a.m. “with incredible doorbuster values.” From 7-11 a.m., 25 percent off your entire furniture purchase (see store for details). First 50 customers receive a $100 gift card. This offer is limited to one per household.
  • home furniture, an extra 10 percent off (excluding Tempur-pedic products) Nov. 25, starting at 9 a.m.
  • Arrive between 5 a.m and 10 a.m. Black Friday at Bed Bath & Beyond and receive a coupon to use in-store any time Nov. 25.
  • Doors open 12 a.m. Black Friday at Bealls. The first 100 customers in each store receive a scratch-off card for chance to win an iPad 2, $250 gift card or $5 Bealls Bucks. Everyone is a winner. Also, get $10 in Bealls Bucks for every $50 spent on Friday only.
  • Doors open 3 a.m. Black Friday at . Deals include special music gear offers through Sunday. 
  • Blockbuster Comics, 2498 West Brandon Blvd., in the Regency Square shopping center, offers the first 50 customers on Nov. 25 and on Nov. 26 a free gift bag “full of promo stuff from at least three movies.”
  • "Pink Friday 2011" specials run from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Black Friday at . CompUSA reports it "will make a minimum contribution of $100,000 to the American Cancer Society in support of the fight against breast cancer." Blakc Friday deals from 5 a.m. to close.
  • Free $10 gift card specials highlighted in an advertisement circular for CVS Pharmacy. CVS is open Thanksgiving Day (pharmacy hours might vary by store).
  • Early Bird Specials at on Black Friday, from 5 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • At Famous Footwear, through Dec. 26, earn “Famous Bucks” with every $50 worth of purchases. Shop holiday deals “while the turkey’s baking” online; enter promo code TDAY11 to redeem a 20 percent off coupon.
  • opens 7 a.m. both Black Friday and Saturday.
  • GameStop opens Black Friday at midnight and purchases for store credit your old iPod nano (up to $70), iPod (up to $150), iPhone (up to $180) and iPad (up to $300) products. GameStop has locations on , on , in and on .
  • Line up early for Black Friday doorbusters, midnight through 11 a.m., at   hhgregg. While supplies last. The store specializes in televisions, appliances, camcorders, audio, mattresses and more. Sales Friday and Saturday, with Thanksgiving Day shopping online.
  • Hobbytown USA, at 2488 West Brandon Blvd. in the Regency Square shopping center, open 5 a.m. Nov. 25.
  • Holiday savings at start 5 a.m. Black Friday, while supplies last. Shop early online, Thanksgiving Day, while stores are closed.
  • Thanksgiving holiday hours are from midnight Thursday to midnight Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to midnight. Get $15 in cash for every $50 spent through Nov. 27. Cash redeemable in store from Nov. 28 through Dec. 5. No limit to how much can be earned.
  • “Blue Friday” is from 5-11 a.m. at . Sales throughout Friday and Saturday, with some “super hot” prices Saturday from 6 a.m.-noon.
  • La-Z-Boy has a four-day sale, through Nov. 28. Save 25 percent storewide. Store opens Black Friday at 8 a.m.
  • , open 5 a.m. Nov. 25. Free shipping on parcel orders through Nov. 28.
  • Morning specials at Macy’s run from midnight Black Friday through 1 p.m. Also, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 26.
  • , specializing in hobbies and crafts, opens Thanksgiving Day from 4-10 p.m. Thursday doorbuster: 50 percent off entire stock of 7-foot and 7 1/2-foot Christmas trees. Friday hours are 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. The store is open Saturday, from 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  •  opens Black Friday at midnight, at 10995 Causeway Blvd., in the Causeway Shoppes across the street from the Wal-Mart Supercenter. 
  • Lowest prices of the season for two days at , Nov. 25 and 26. Shop Thanksgiving Day online for Black Friday deals as well. All stores open at 6 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Call: 800-463-3768.
  • Old Time Pottery, 10087 East Adamo Drive, is open Thanksgiving Day and 5 a.m. Nov. 25 and 7 a.m. Nov. 26. Early Bird Special is 15 percent off entire purchases Friday and Saturday. Early Bird coupons will be distributed Nov. 25 between 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., and Nov. 26 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
  • at the Westfield Brandon shopping mall is running its Black Friday sale through Nov. 28. Free gift with any $75 purchase. Purchase online and get $5 off any $50 purchase. Use code BFRIDAY5.
  • 's three-day sale starts Black Friday and ends Nov. 27. As always, earn 5 percent back for every $100 spent with a Pals Rewards card.
  • Radio Shack Friday starts at 5:30 a.m., with Black Friday prices available online Thanksgiving Day. 
  • The 20th Anniversary Holiday Sale, featuring special deals and financing, ends at furniture on Nov. 30. A coupon sale runs Black Friday from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • After Thanksgiving two-day sale at , with more than 500 doorbusters on Black Friday alone, from 4 a.m.-1 p.m. Also, “buy online, pick up in store, fast and free.”
  • opens Black Friday at 5 a.m., with the first 100 customers receiving a reward card valued at a minimum of $10. A “surprise reward card” worth $100 will given to one customer. Doorbusters 5 a.m.-noon only.
  • Sips News Café, 2494 West Brandon Blvd., in the Regency Square shopping center, opens 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday.
  • Doors open 5 a.m. Black Friday at , where the first 80 people in line will receive a Bonus Bucks Card worth anywhere from $10 to $500 toward anything in the store. Cards will be distributed from 5 a.m.-7 a.m., while supplies last.
  • Early Bird Specials at on Black Friday, from 6 a.m. to noon.
  • Stores open Black Friday at 6 a.m. for Stein Mart's After-Thanksgiving Sale. Save up to 80 percent off department store prices. Doorbusters from 6 a.m.-noon.
  • Door at open at midnight to start Black Friday shopping, followed by Saturday shopping from 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • More than 150 doorbusters start Thanksgiving Day at 9 p.m. at . From 9 p.m. Nov. 24 through 1 p.m. Nov. 25, purchase any Apple iPod touch product and get a $50 Toys R Us gift card. Extra doorbusters Black Friday from 5 a.m.- 1 p.m. Merchant is advertising "our lowest prices of the season" all day Friday and Saturday.
  • is featuring three holiday events: 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day (toys and more), midnight Black Friday (electornics) and 8 a.m. Friday (electronics and more), all while supplies last. Visit Walmart online to get a map of your store, labeled with the locations of special items.
  • Winn-Dixie supermarket is open Thanksgiving day through 4 p.m.
  • , "the diamond store," has weekend specials Nov. 25-27. Through 2 p.m. Black Friday, take an extra 15 percent off storewide. (Prices already reduced up to 60 percent off.)

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