A new batch of early Black Friday 2013 leaked ads for sales and deals have been revealed as several major stores and retailers have released holiday catalogs ahead of the shopping season. Among those who have put out early toy or holiday gift catalogs are Dollar General, Sam’s Club, Kmart and Kohl’s, but which will entice shoppers the most come the big holiday shopping day, and in general, the shopping season?
The website BestBlackFriday.com reported on Oct. 26 that they have leaked several “Pre-Black Friday ads” in their ad scans section. Among those ads are toy books from Dollar General, Kmart and Kohl’s, as well as a Sam’s Club Holiday catalog. The site notes that Dollar General’s toy book is 24-pages, Sam’s Club scan is 24 pages, and the Kmart catalog is a “re-upload” which is clearer to view. Among the toy deals in Kmart’s catalog are the Barbie Holiday 2013 collector doll for $36.99 and the Flutterbye Fairy Doll for $29.99, both of which are among the top-recommended toys for girls during the upcoming holidays.
Dollar General has some enticing deals and features about 400 items in their ad scan. It’s noted on the front of their catalog/book that if a customer spends $75 on one single transaction for toys, they’ll save 25%. Certain items are excluded such as electronics, MP3 players, DVD’s and more. However, the toy book is valid through Dec. 24, making prices available right up until the big Christmas day. Some of the deals found inside include low prices on Monster High Dolls, Iron Man action figures and WWE masks.
Don’t forget about Sam’s Club! Members of the popular warehouse can benefit on deals on a variety of items from October 30th through November 27th. These include more than $4,100 in savings, and $2,600 in online only savings. Some of the highlight items include the HP Envy 15.6” notebook for $100 off, and a Hisense 55” D-LED TV for $100 off.
Of the aforementioned stores above, only a few have made headlines for Black Friday 2013, as Kohl’s announced it will be among the stores opening up on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. for customers. That seems to be the biggest of the trends in sales and deals heading into this particular shopping season and probably the next several, in addition to the continued reliance of customers on internet shopping to fill their gift lists easier. Of the mentioned stores above, there aren't any deals that really jump out, so consumers may be better off waiting it out for a few weeks until the bigger retailers release ads and sales flyers.
Will you be participating in Black Friday 2013 by going out to stores, or will you wait for other days to shop? Do you prefer online shopping or real world retail shopping for the holidays?