If you want to get a jump start on your Holiday shopping and skip the Black Friday lines, here are a few stores that are offering early access to some deals.
The online retail giant is offering their yearly Pre-Black Friday deals. Every half hour new deals are posted for up to 65-percent off -- or more. For upcoming items, the site may let you know a few hours ahead of time -- or only give you a brief hint. Either way the savings are worth checking every now and then, as you never know what you might find. Laptops and Video Games and Movies are a few of the usual suspects.
Walmart: Wal-Mart currently has special Holiday pricing on items ranging from TV’s to computers to gaming systems. Although the price cuts are not as steep as Black Friday will likely be, saving $200 on a new TV is nothing to sneeze at. (Especially with not having to deal with standing in line with a huge crowd.) Head to their website to start seeing the deals.
Target: If you are looking for toy ideas for kids or want to create an easy toy wish list, Target has posted their 2012 Holiday Toy catalog with toys for kids of all ages. Most of the items have a discount attached, so it's definitely worth a look, and then you won't deal with a sold out toy later on.
Toys "R" Us: Toys "R" Us has also posted their Great Big Toys "R" Us Book online. The place where toys live has a number of things going for it this year: You can buy online and then pick it up in store, they have free layaway, Price Match Guarantee, and with their free rewards program you can earn 10% on your Holiday purchases. Flip through their toy catalog and find some great gifts.
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