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By Andrew DePietro / Money and
November 07, 2016
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Black Friday 2016 is Friday, Nov. 25, marking the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. Thanks to the help, you can see where the best Black Friday deals can be found.

Not all Black Friday sales are worth it. In order to help you avoid less-than-stellar deals and get you prepared for holiday shopping, here’s a list of leaked Black Friday 2016 ads, so you can compare prices and plan what to buy.

Ace Hardware

Home renovations can make you a lot of money, and Ace Hardware can help provide the tools you need. The hardware retailer revealed its Black Friday deals this week. Ace Hardware’s Black Friday 2016 sales will run concurrently with the retailer’s Thanksgiving Sale, running from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Nov. 28.

Ace Hardware is offering discounts across the board, including 50 percent off any one regular-priced item under $30. You can also take $15 off any one regular-priced item over $30, but both deals are available only on Black Friday. Ace Hardware still offers $10 off any purchase worth $50 or more of regular-priced items. Offer valid Saturday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 27 only.

The Ace Hardware leaked ad scan showcases deals and discounts on tools, lawn care equipment and home items.

  • DeWalt 20 Volt Drill/Impact Driver Kit: On sale for $169.99, down from $189.99; you can save an extra $20 using an Ace Rewards card.
  • Pre-Lit Fresh Cut Frasier Fir Tree: On sale for $199.99, down from $299.99.
  • Craftsman 6-drawer Ball-bearing Tool Chest and Cabinet: On sale for $89.99, down from $159.99.

BJ’s Wholesale Club

BJ’s Wholesale Club is one of the bigger retailers that isn’t open on Thanksgiving. Luckily, BJ’s runs the discounts in its leaked Black Friday ad scan from Nov. 18 through Nov. 28, opening its doors at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

Take a look at the Black Friday deals that stood out:

  • Samsung 65-inch 4K UHD Smart LED TV: Pay only $899.99 and save $500 on this Samsung flat-screen TV.
  • Samsung Curved 4K UHD Smart LED TV: $700 off the price of a Samsung curved TV. Sale price is $1,099.99.
  • Hampton Point Sofa: Score a Hampton Point Double Reclining Sofa for just $399.99 — a $200 savings.
  • VIZIO Smartcast Sound Bar System: Save $70 when you buy this sound system at BJ’s for $179.99.

Craft Warehouse

Craft Warehouse is a craft store with locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. It also sells products through its online store, offering home decor items and materials for creative projects. Throughout Black Friday 2016, score huge deals such as 50 percent off Christmas and holiday lights; 60 percent off wrapping paper, and cookie and treat boxes.Check out these deals on Black Friday:

  • Friday Early Bird Coupon: Get 50 percent off any one regular price item. Offer valid from store opening to 12 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.
  • Friday Second Chance Coupon: Get 50 percent off any one regular price item. Offer valid from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 25, 2016.
  • Small Business Saturday: Buy one item and get 50 percent off the same or a similar item on Saturday, Nov. 26.
  • Sunday Only Coupon: Buy any two of the same or like items, and get the third for free. Valid only on Sunday, Nov. 27.


Save on high-cost electronics this holiday season with Dell’s hourly Black Friday doorbusters, found exclusively on Dell is running its Black Friday sale from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Black Friday itself. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Inspiron 11 3000 Laptop: Starting at 6 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving, you can save $100 on a new Inspiron laptop, and pay only $99.99.
  • Inspiron Micro Desktop: Starting at 10 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving, pay only $99.99 for this computer, which usually goes for $199.99.
  • Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV: Starting at 8 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving, save up to $600 on this high-quality TV and receive a $150 Dell promo gift card. Regular price of TV is $1,199.99.
  • Inspiron Desktop and Monitor: Starting at 8 p.m. EST on Black Friday, you can save over $400 on a new desktop computer, monitor included.
  • VIZIO Wireless Sound Bar: Starting at 9 a.m. EST on Black Friday, buy this wireless sound system for $139.99, a savings of $140.

Dollar General

Dollar General is known for being a cheap store to buy essentials. But it’s also a great place to shop on Black Friday, especially with its wide variety of products. Most prices in the leaked Black Friday ad scan are valid Thanksgiving through Saturday, Nov. 26.

The below deals run on Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • LG Treasure LTE cell phone: Available for $29, a savings of $50.
  • Sky Rider Drone: Get a $50 drone for only $35, a savings of $15.
  • 7-inch Family Tablet: On sale for $29, a savings of $21.
  • Tree Ornaments: Get up to 50 percent off all ornaments and tree toppers.
  • Candles: Buy one and get a second candle at 50 percent off.
  • Chips: Tostitos chips and salsa, and Ruffles, are buy-one-get-one-free.

Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight serves up some excellent holiday sales this year. Here are some of the best values you can find:

  • Predator Gas Generator: On sale for $499.99. Compare to typical pricing of $999.
  • Chicago Electric Sliding Compound Miter Saw: On sale for $129.99. Save up to $269 on market price.
  • Haul Master 17-ft. Multi-Task Ladder: On sale for $99.99, down from $139.99. Save up to $258 compared to market price.

Half Price Books

Half Price Books makes getting back into literature a lot easier and cheaper. The Half Price Books Black Friday 2016 sale will be in-store and online on Nov. 25, 2016.

Half Price Books offers a variety of gift ideas, from “Harry Potter” books and collectibles to adult coloring books. Shoppers also earn a $5 gift card on purchases over $25, and a free calendar on purchases over $30. Notable deals include:

  • Set of Three Pocket Journals: On sale for $3.99
  • Harry Potter Puzzles: On sale for $11.99
  • Super Mario Bros. Build-a-Level Mug: On sale for $9.99

Rite Aid

Even drugstores get in on the Black Friday action, and Rite Aid leaked its ad scan. Rite Aid opens at 7 a.m. on Nov. 25, and its Black Friday sale runs through Saturday, Nov. 26.

Rite Aid boasts solid deals on beauty items, health products and food in this ad scan. But to really maximize savings on Black Friday, sign up for Plenti, Rite Aid’s free rewards program, so you can earn points on purchases.

  • Assorted Box Cards, Gift Wrap and Gift Bags: Buy one item, get two free of equal or lesser value on Nov. 25.
  • Hershey’s Pot of Gold Boxed Chocolates: Get two items free when you buy one on Black Friday.
  • Fragrance Gift Sets: Get 40 percent off regular retail price and earn 500 Plenti points.

You can save on other products as well. For example, everyday items like toothbrushes, reading glasses and scented candles are buy-one-get-two-free. And although Halloween has passed, you can stock up on candy for the winter holidays thanks to Rite Aid’s buy-one-get-one free deal.

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club has plenty to offer in its leaked Black Friday 2016 ad scan. Though Sam’s Club is closed on Thanksgiving Day, doors open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. However, the ad mentions you can shop early online on Thanksgiving. Pricing is also valid until Sunday, Nov. 27.

The first page of Sam’s Club’s Black Friday ad is almost exclusively TV discounts, plus deals on in-demand consoles:

  • Vizio 50-inch 4K UHD SmartCast: Event pricing is $348.
  • Vizio 60-inch 4K UHD SmartCast: On sale for $548.
  • Vizio 70-inch 4K UHD SmartCast: On sale for $928.
  • Samsung 75-inch 4K UHD Smart TV: Available for $1,998.
  • JVC 55-inch 4K: Pick up this item for $299.
  • Hisense 65-inch 4K Smart TV: Available at Sam’s Club for $598.
  • PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle: On sale for $249.
  • Xbox One S Battlefield/Minecraft Bundles with Bonus Controller: Available for $249.

Sam’s Club covers a lot of ground when it comes to Black Friday discounts on computers, printers and related electronics:

  • HP OfficeJet 4655 All-in-One Printer: On sale for $39.87, a savings of $50.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 All-in-One Printer: Available for $84.87, a savings of $65.
  • 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A Bundle: Includes a 32 GB MicroSD card. Event pricing is $188.84.
  • HP Pavilion Desktop Bundle with 24-inch LED Monitor: On sale for $499, down from $749.


Black Friday 2016 is a good time to shop for bedding at Sears. The retailer’s Black Friday Mattress Spectacular offers steep discounts of well-known mattress brands, like Serta and Sealy. Prices in the ad are valid from Thanksgiving through Sunday, Nov. 27, unless otherwise indicated.

Sears is offering up to 60 percent off mattresses and furniture, an additional 10 percent off various brands and models, as well as free delivery or assembly on select orders. And there’s a small bonus: You can score a free box spring and free $50 Sears award card with qualifying purchases.

Check out these Sears deals and doorbusters:

  • Serta Coralee Queen Set: On sale for $139, down from $449.99. Costs $178 after 1 p.m.
  • Sealy Posturepedic Carrsville Queen Set: On sale for $349, down from $799.99. Costs $338 after 1 p.m.
  • Sealy Posturepedic Keene Tight Top Queen Set: Get one for $449, down from $999.99. Costs $488 after 1 p.m.
  • Temper-Pedic Sets: Save up to $600 on set purchases, plus get a free $300 Sears award card.

True Value

Valid from Nov. 16 to Nov. 29, the True Value Black Friday ad scan can net you some great deals. is advertising a number of leaked Black Friday deals, including:

  • Milwaukee 12V Lithium-Ion Cordless Screwdriver Combo Kit: Pay only $79.97 for a tool set that includes cordless sub-compact power screwdriver, cordless lithium-ion LED work light, battery charger and 40-piece drive bit kit. Competitors generally sell the kit for $100 or more.
  • Purina Tidy Cats Cat Litter, 20-Pound Bags: Pay only $9 for three bags. These kitty litter bags usually cost around $14 each.
  • Rayovac AA or AAA Batteries: Pick up a 24-pack of AA or AAA batteries for $4.99.
  • Master Electrician 6-Outlet Power Strips: Pick up this white power strip for only $2.99, down from $4.99.

Shop during Black Friday to get the biggest deals on your favorite or must-have items. And stay tuned for more Black Friday ad leaks.