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Your 2018 Black Friday guide to shopping the best deals at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more

Your 2018 Black Friday guide to the best deals
Posted at 4:00 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 09:48:33-05

DENVER — With Black Friday just days away, hordes of Denver-area shoppers will descend upon malls, shopping centers and stores across the metro area.

Here are some of the best doorbusters and what you need to know before heading out to your favorite store after that Thanksgiving feast:

BED BATH & BEYOND -- Doors open at 6 a.m. Friday.
Highlights: 20% off entire purchase on Black Friday (with coupon), $87.99 Instant Pot, $11.99 Pre-seasoned Cast Iron 3-Piece Skillet Set, $23.99 Harside Carry-On Luggage, $7.99 Rubbermaid 26-Piece Food Storage Set.

BEST BUY -- Doors open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Highlights: $129.99 Toshiba 43-inch Class LED 4K UHD TV; $99 Google Home Hub; $429 Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle; $59 23andMe DMA Test kit.

COSTCO -- Doors open at 9 a.m. Friday.
Highlights: $100 off the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators bundle; $199.99 40-inch Vizio 1080p LED TV; $249.99 Apple iPad 9.7" 32GB (online only).

HOME DEPOT -- Doors open at 6 a.m. Friday.
Highlights: $79 7-foot, 5-inch Pre-Lit LED Townsend Christmas Tree, $1,798 Black Stainless Steel LG Smart Refrigerator, $49 Piedmont Fire Pit, $129 258-piece Husky Mechanics Tool Set.

JCPENNEY -- Doors open at 2 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Highlights: 50% off toys, up to 80% off fine jewelry, $149 Fitbit Versa Smartwatch, $2.99 Home Expressions towels.

KOHL'S -- Doors open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Highlights: $179 Nest Hello video doorbell or Nest Learning Thermostat, $69 Amazon Echo, $69.99 Instant Pot, $149.99 Fitbit Versa Smartwatch, $39.99 Black Series foldable gaming chair.

LOWE'S -- Doors open at 6 a.m. Friday.
Highlights: 50-cent poinsettias (in-store and Friday only), 25% off artificial Christmas trees, $17 100-piece Tough Grip Drill/Driver Screwdriver Bit Set, $129.98 Espresso Hall Tree with Bench, $99 Shark Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Vacuum.

MACY'S -- Doors open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Highlights: Several "free after rebate" deals include cookware, glassware, bath rugs, watches, clothing, toys, jewelry and more; $7.99 Cuisinart Hand Blender, $7.99 Black & Decker 10-Speed Blender.

SAM'S CLUB -- Doors open at 7 a.m. Friday.
Highlights: $399 Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Lens Bundle with EF-S 18-55mm IS and EF75-300 III Lens; $139.98 Ballarini ASTI 10-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set; $39.87 HP OfficeJet 5258 Wireless All-in-One Printer.

TARGET -- Doors open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Highlights: $199.99 Element 55-inch 4K Smart UHD TV, $149 Fitbit Versa Smartwatch, $69 Instant Pot.

WALMART -- Doors open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Highlights: A $99 Hoverboard-1 Liberty Hoverboard, $398 65-inch Class 4K Roku Smart TV, $49 HP OfficeJet Printer, $599 HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop, $25 Google Home Mini, $13 Otterbox phone cases.

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Here are the best deals to scoop up during Black Friday, according to WalletHub. The site compared the “Pre-Black Friday Price” against the actual Black Friday price of a broad selection of items. 

Top 10 Deals (additional discount for waiting until Black Friday)

  1. Lifetime Storage Shed ($1,001)
  2. KEF SPACE ONE Headphones ($569)
  3. HP Envy Desktop 795-0050 ($290)
  4. Samsung 7.4 ft. Electric Dryer ($365)
  5. Samsung 55" Smart UHD TV ($221)
  6. Osaki OS-4000 Massage Chair ($399)
  7. CAp Barbell Olympic Grip Weight Set ($259)
  8. Werner 20 ft. Extension Ladder ($246)
  9. HP Pavilion Convertible Laptop ($241)
  10. Kenmore Elite 80373 Microwave ($329)

A few other helpful tips for making your game plan:

Every store is pushing how their Black Friday deals will be available to purchase online too and most of those deals will be available on Wednesday night, so shoppers no longer have to wait until Thanksgiving.

While a lot of retailers are trying to move "Black Friday" to earlier in the week, Best Buy is trying to extend Black Friday even further this year by releasing new doorbuster deals on Black Friday and the Saturday after Black Friday.

Most major retailers will open their stores at 5pm on Thanksgiving day but the earliest store opening time goes to JCPenney this year. They will be opening stores at 2pm on Thanksgiving.

Staples is avoiding the Thanksgiving Day shopping rush and closing their stores that day. However, they will be open on Black Friday and all of the Staples deals will be available to purchase online on Thanksgiving.

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