Black Friday Sales Guide

Tips to Ensure a Safe and Fun Black Friday from AAA: 

Head for the Side Door and Play the Outfield. Many shoppers want to park near their favorite stores or near the mall entrance. Most malls have secondary entrances on the sides and those entrances usually have less traffic and additional convenient spaces. Also, outlying areas normally have more open spaces, lighter traffic and a lower risk of collision. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to walk off the holiday treats. In some cases, however, those spaces may not be as secure so be aware of the risks.
 
See and Be Seen. Use your headlights when scouring parking garages for spaces, even in the daytime. The light will let other cars see you coming around turns and can make fitting into that tight parking space a little easier. Research shows that keeping your headlights on reduces your crash risk even during daylight hours.
 
Beware of Tall Vehicles. Avoid parking between a pair of tall SUVs or minivans where it might be hard for you to back out of the space. If you can’t see well enough to back out safely, get help from one of your passengers.
 
Look out for Little Ones. It can be difficult to see small children in busy parking lots. Be aware of your surroundings and look for children, who may make quick, unpredictable movements. When walking to and from stores, hold the hands of your children to keep them safe from traffic.
 
Stay on Track and Alert. Pedestrians should use walkways and crosswalks, if available. If walking in the traffic lanes is unavoidable, be alert for subtle cues – including exhaust or reverse lights – that signal a vehicle is about to pull out. When behind the wheel, always be on the lookout for pedestrians especially small children.
 
Thieves like to Window Shop. Place all shopping bags and valuables in the trunk, including the GPS and its mount, so they won’t be visible to would-be thieves. Remove any evidence, such as GPS suction cup marks from the vehicle’s windshield. It takes a thief just seconds to smash a window and steal your shopping loot.
 
Stay on Guard in Parking Lots. Choose a well-lighted area to park at night. When returning to your vehicle, have keys ready in hand and check the car’s interior before entering, using a penlight at night. Report suspicious people or cars.
 
Slow Down, Buckle Up. Even a low-speed collision can result in injuries. Make sure that everyone is strapped in a seat belt or child safety seat while the vehicle is in motion, even if it is just a short trip to another part of the parking lot.
 
Wait until Cyber Monday. Many retailers will have special online promotions on Cyber Monday.

Black Friday is almost here and we've prepared a guide to help you find the best deals!
Shop Local:
Harrisonburg:

A Touch of the Earth: 50% off sale


Bluetique: Free pashmina with purchase while supplies last


Downtown Athletic: Opening at 10 a.m. Friday; 30% off everything in the store


Glen's Fair Price Store: Free popcorn and 25% off banners, flags, toys, figurines, Madam Alexander dolls, Hummels, Gem Shore and Emmet Kelly Figurines


Mint: Opening at 10 a.m. Friday; 10% off store-wide sale


Polished, Inc.: New, estate and vintage sterling silver jewelry Store Closing Sale


Ragtime Fabrics: Holiday Happy Hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with demos, Pick-Your-Sale, refreshments and project ideas


Shenandoah Bicycle Company & PULP: Free samples of PULP smoothies


Sylvia's Pets: Opening at 6 a.m. Friday; 30% off store-wide sale


Ten Thousand Villages: Opening at 9 a.m. Friday; "Saving That Sparkle" Buy One, Get One Half Off Sale on all jewelry and personal accessories


Walkabout Outfitter: Opening at 9 a.m. Friday; special pricing on select merchandise while supplies last (in stock only)

  • The North Face Women's Morningside full zip was $99, now $69.99

  • The North Face Men's Chimborazo full zip was $99, now $69.99

  • UGG Livia was $100, now $69.99

  • The North Face Men's Ultra Guide Trail Show was $110, now $74.99


You Made It! Pain Your Own Pottery & Fused Glass Studio: Open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Double Frequent Painter Points all day and $50 gift cards for only $40



Broadway:

VTO Saddlery: Opens 10 a.m. Friday; Doorbuster items at 60% off and most items discounted 20% off, sales run through Monday


  • Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday

  • Open 12 - 5 p.m. Sunday


Other Stores:

ABC Stores: 10% off a purchase of $50 or more


Ace Hardware: Black Friday Flier


Aeropostale: Black Friday Flier


Amazon.com: Black Friday Sales


Bath and Body Works: Black Friday Flier


Bed, Bath & Beyond: Opens at 6 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier


Belk: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Sales


Best Buy: Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Sales


Big Lots: Opens 7 a.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Sales 


Costco: Opens 9 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier


Dick's Sporting Goods: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier


Lowe's: Opens 5 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier


JCPenney: Opens 5 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier


K-Mart: Opens 6 a.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier


Kohl's: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


Macy's: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


Michael's: Opens 4 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier


New York & Company: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


OfficeMax: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


Old Navy: Opens 7 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier


Ollie's Bargain Outlet: Opens 5 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier


Petsmart: Black Friday Flier  


Radio Shack: Opens 8 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier


Rite Aid: Opens 7 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier 


Sam's Club: Opens 7 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier 


Sears: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


Sephora: Black Friday Sales


Staples: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier


Stein Mart: Opens 7 a.m. Friday; Black Friday Flier 


Toys R Us: Opens 5 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


Target: Opens 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


Walmart: Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving; Black Friday Flier 


Zales: Black Friday Flier

If you would like your store to be included on this list, contact Jeff Williamson at jwilliamson@whsv.com with the store's hours and information.


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