The good news for retailers is that shoppers are ready to spend 25% more this year than last year — or an average of $369 each. So says a survey from consulting firm Deloitte.
A Star Wars Force Awakens Lightsaber and action figures are 50% off, and a Swift Stream Camera Drone will be offered for $59.99 (originally $99.99).
A series of doorbusters will roll out all weekend, some of which will only be available in stores for a limited period of time. The first round includes 50% off Nerf N-Strike LongShot CS-6 Blaster ($19.99) and $20 off Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven ($24.99).
Deals include an Xbox One for $299.99 that’s bundled with a $60 Target gift card and a Gears of War game, as well as an iPad Air 2 (usually starts at $499.99) bundled with a $150 gift card.
Target’s Cartwheel app will offer 50% off of a different toy every day through December 24. In-store shoppers that spend $75 or more on Black Friday will get a 20% discount to use in December.
Online: 96% of in-store deals will be online, and deals go live Thanksgiving morning at 3:01 a.m. ET. Walmart is letting customers check in with their phones and place online orders for in-store pick up. See the ad.
Stores will also give out two tickets to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to the first 100 shoppers on Black Friday. Shoppers will also get $15 gift cards for every $50 customers spend.
Online: Digital doorbusters will go online each day through Black Friday. A new #mobile app will sync shopping carts between customers’ tablets, phones and computers. See the ad.
Office Depot and Office Max doorbusters on Thursday include 70% off a 10″ Toshiba tablet for $89.99 and a NuVision Android tablet for $49.99.
Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Store hours
Abercrombie & Fitch: 6 p.m. [store locator]
Best Buy: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday [store locator]
Big Lots: 7 a.m. to midnight [store locator]
Bon-Ton: 5 p.m. to midnight [store locator]
CVS: open, but hours vary [store locator]
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 6 p.m. to midnight [store locator]
Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. [store locator]
Express: 6 p.m. [store locator]
Five Below: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. [store locator]
Gander Mountain: 8 a.m. to midnight [store locator]
hhgregg: 4 p.m. [store locator]
Hollister: 6 p.m. [store locator]
JC Penney: 3 p.m. [store locator]
Kohl’s: 6 p.m. [store locator]
Kmart: 6 a.m. [store locator]
Loft: select stores open with various hours [list of holiday hours]
Macy’s: 6 p.m. [store locator]
Michaels: 4 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday [store locator]
Modell’s Sporting Goods: 6 p.m. [store locator]
Office Depot: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. [store locator]
OfficeMax: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. [store locator]
Old Navy: most locations open, but hours vary [store locator]
RadioShack: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. [store locator]
Sears: many locations open, but hours vary [store locator]
Sports Authority: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. [store locator]
Target: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. [store locator]
Toys R Us: 5 p.m. [store locator]
Walgreens: Most stores open with various hours, but pharmacies are mostly closed [store locator]
Walmart: Thanksgiving sales start at 6 p.m., but many will be open all day [store locator]