America's annual holiday shopping frenzy Black Friday is still more than two weeks away, but big retailers are already trotting out their lists of discounts and deals. Target, for one, claims that this year's Black Friday will be its "biggest" and "most digital" ever (perhaps trying to make up for its earlier massive credit card hack). It's certainly starting early and will have lots of gift card rebates, according to its Black Friday preview ad. Target will offer some pre-sale Black Friday discounts in stores and online starting Wednesday, November 26th, but you need to check Target's weekly ad here on Sunday, November 23rd to find out what specific details will be offered at your local store. Target stores will open on at 6 PM local time on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, in most places except Massachusetts. For last-minute shoppers, Target will be open from 7 AM to 9 or 10 PM local time on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th.
From Sunday, November 23rd, through Saturday, November 29th, Target will offer exclusive discounts through its free shopping app Cartwheel (Android and iOS). Those deals include 50 percent off a different toy every day, 60 percent off select movie titles, and discounts on bakeware and board games.
Here are some of the other notable deals to be on the lookout for starting Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th:
Element 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $119 (regular price $349.99)
Samsung 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV with $30 Target gift card for $477.99 (regular price $849.99)
Vizio 39-inch 720 LED HDTV for $219.99 (regular price $349.99)
Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB with 2-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint for $0.01 (regular price $199.99)
iPhone 6 16GB with 2-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, and a $30 Target gift card for $179.99 (regular price $199.99) (only available at stores with Target Mobile)
iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi only plus a $140 Target gift card for $499 (regular price $499)
PlayStation 4 500GB with one controller and Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Last of Us digital download for $399 (console alone regularly costs $399.99)
Nintendo 2DS with Yoshi's Island digital download for $99.99 (bundle regularly $129.99)
Beats Solo headphones for $97 (regularly $169)
Fitbit Charge sleep and activity tracker for $99.99 (regularly $129.99)
Apple TV for $89 (regularly $99.99)
Google Chromecast for $24.99 (regularly $34.99)
GoPro Hero3 camera in silver plus a $50 Target gift card for $249.99 (regularly $299.99)