We shopped at Target before Black Friday, my husband found the ad online and we purchased everything that wasn't doorbusters like The Big Bang Theory season 3 for 12 dollars, a bunch of toys that were half price for our young neices and nephews (Disney princess Barbies collection $39.99, talking princess kitchen $39.99, remote control mud slinger truck $17, Toy Story figures $17(?), learning table for my brothers infant son, a Dirt Devil vacuum, then we brought the receipt back and they price adjusted after we were done at Walmart the morning of Black Friday. When all was said and done, the girl told us we saved $197 at Target and my husband got to gloat when she told him he was smart. On our rounds walking around after that was taken care of, we found House season 5 for my mom for $12.99, Christmas vacation blu ray for the the same price and Date Night blu ray, I believe was the same?
At Walmart, we got to wait inside. We were there from shortly after 8 pm til little after 5 am. They had most of the Black Friday stuff in the middle of the aisles around the store shrink wrapped with signs saying "This item is not for sale until 12/5 am Friday morning thank you for your cooperation" (5 am was mostly electronic stuff that was wrapped in black shrink wrap and the big stuff like laptops/tvs had lines in different departments with balloons labeled with letters), but people were still tearing the stuff out, putting it in their carts and walking around the store with it. Some people were made to put it back, some people were slick enough to get away with it. I was standing next to the blu rays they had for 5-10 dollars and slowly the crowds surrounded me. My husband was positioned at the video games, we could see each other but when all hell broke loose at midnight when people started fist fighting over bikes, I lost him and since I had the shopping cart, I couldn't really move with as much ease as he could so he was sort of the fetcher. We ended up getting a bunch of Blu Rays, some PS3 games like Undead Redemption, Madden 11, and College Football 11, I think they were 35 dollars? I got a Shark floor steamer for 36 dollars, a fire/water proof safe for my husband that we are going to bolt to the closet floor $20, huge Egyptian Cotton towels $3.77, his uncle was positioned first in line for my new HP laptop $297, Iron Giant DVD for the nephew/neice for $2, toaster for $3 (can't remember the last time we had a toaster), and a large black picture frame that holds 10-11 4x6 pictures for $7.
Our last stop before we stuffed our faces and passed out after being out for 12 hours, we went to the mall and got a treadmill at Sports Authority for $297 and because it was Black Friday the 2 year warranty was only $39.99.
We agreed to go in with a similar plan and do it the same next year. We don't usually care for Walmart, but we liked that we didn't have to freeze outside all night and guys, shopping at other stores before hand and presenting the receipt the morning of Black Friday at customer service when they do price adjust is the way to go
just check several times to be sure they do.