ToysRUsLogo copyThis Thanksgiving, Toys “R” Us nationwide stores will open at 5 p.m. on November 28, so parents and gift-givers can get a head start on their holiday shopping. Promotions include four-hour deals, as well as Thursday through Sunday discounts on toys, games, and tablets.

Shoppers can plan their strategies as early as November 24 on the Toys “R” Us Facebook page, and a 28-page circular is set to arrive in newspapers across the country on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, for the first time, customers can shop the majority of Thanksgiving weekend deals online at starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.

Those shoppers who spend $75 or more between November 28 and 29, at Toys “R” Us or Babies “R” Us, will receive a $10 redeemable coupon that’s valid in-store or online between December 1 through December 7.

TargetBullseyeOnlyMeanwhile, Target stores will open at 8 p.m. on November 28, to offer earlier-than-ever access to the retailer’s own Black Friday deals. The Black Friday sale will take place in stores and at from November 28 to November 30.

Toy and game specials include: $149.99 for a Nintendo 3DS XL; $99 for select ride-ons, including Kid Trax Viper; and buy one, get one 50 percent off select toys, including Monster High, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Lalaloopsy.

logo-walmartWalmart unveiled its Thanksgiving/Black Friday plans, which include seven times as many One-Hour Guaranteed items compared to last year. Black Friday events will take place at Walmart stores at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and at 8 a.m. on November 29. As part of the One-Hour Guaranteed promotion, customers who are in designated lines at Walmart between 6 and 7 p.m. or 8 and 9 p.m. local time on November 28, can purchase certain gifts at special low prices, and will receive the item either the same night or before Christmas.

Throughout Walmart stores from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 29, the retailer will drop prices on entire categories and brands that are most in demand for holiday, as well as empower its local store managers to lower prices on other great items, as part of its Black Friday “Manager’s Specials.” For details, customers must like their local Walmart Facebook page.