The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday to retailers because it puts them "in the black" profit-wise. It is the busiest shopping day of the year in terms of traffic (though more money is spent on the weekend before Christmas).
Serious shoppers know they can score serious deals on Thanksgiving weekend. But it takes some savvy to find the best deals and fight the crowds. Desperate shoppers have been known to camp out overnight to be first in line for major deals on hot items (now that's dedication).
Black Friday Sale Events in New York City
- Best Buy
Best Buy is promoting daily deals during the countdown to Thanksgiving. You can sign up to be alerted when new deals are revealed.
- Burlington Coat Factory
See what's on sale at Burlington Coat Factory on Black Friday -- more than just coats.
Take a trip to Brooklyn or New Jersey for Black Friday deals at Ikea.
- JC Penney
Check out the many in-store deals at JC Penney on Black Friday. Shop at JC Penney on Black Friday and you can also win prizes including 100 great American vacations.
Brave the crowds to score major Black Friday bargains at Macy's.
- Old Navy
At Old Navy, the doors open at midnight on Black Friday and there will be three rounds of doorbuster deals. Some early-bird shoppers will get free copies of the new Super Mario Bros. U game and Old Navy will be giving away 1,000 Wii systems.
Staples is advertising early bird deals starting at 5am on Black Friday.
- Toys R Us
Get a sneak peek at the Toys R Us Black Friday ad featuring more than 200 doorbusters and "our lowest prices ever."
What Else Is On SaleMost stores keep their Black Friday sales under wraps until a few days before. However, we are usually able to track down some hot outlet and electronics store deals that have already been announced, along with some sites that will email you with updates as new info becomes available.
Some of the biggest Black Friday deals are usually found on hot electronics purchases (think iPad, video game systems, TVs, DVD players), so also keep an eye out for sales circulars from stores like Best Buy, J&R and Circuit City.
Find Black Friday deals at the outlets, electronic stores, and online.