It’s that time of year once again, Long Island! When all of your favorite shops and department stores slash prices on everything from clothing and cutlery to electronics and house wares just in time for the coming holiday season!
Known as Black Friday, infamous for its amazing deals and early store hours, this special sales celebration now extends into Thanksgiving, too (!!), and has been dubbed Gray Thursday!
What does this mean for all you sale-hungry consumers? It means more time to shop! It means more chances to spend! It means more time to pay homage to our corporate overlords! It means more time to snag that uber-special gift for yourself or a loved one! It means heaps upon heaps of delicious, mouthwatering, home-cooked bird with all the trimmings, some great conversation between family members, and then, after one round of dessert (or before it), a second round in the form of spectacular deals and absolutely ahhh-mazing prices!!
Here are just some of the many, many sites offering once-in-a-lifetime savings and deals, along with some of the many Long Island stores throwing open their doors and ushering in this corporate overlord spectacular (!!):
The mega-department giant Kohl’s will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day! So right after you scarf back some of that steaming stuffing, mashed potatoes and bird, hop on over and rummage through sale after sale after glorious sale on everything from jewelry, clothing and kitchenware to HD television sets, gaming consoles, cameras and coffeemakers—all priced to go! There are more than 500 deals to be had at “The Absolute Hottest Price Meltdown!” with up to 75 percent—yes, that’s right, 75 percent (!!)—off select items, in-store only!
Macy’s Black Friday and Gray Thursday mega-deals exist online and in-store, with “Black Friday” specials beginning Thursday and running through Saturday! Discounts will include men and women’s apparel, dining and handbags, beauty and kitchen savings, jewelry and so much more!
JCPenny will be opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving! Don’t want to worry about navigating all those early-morning and all-day crowds? No worries! JCPenny has also made its meg-deals available online!
And of course, don’t forget about Cyber Monday, when Santa and all his elves and reindeer move online!
When Long Islanders think “savings” many immediately think “The Outlets.” With locations in Deer Park and Riverhead, Tanger is going all out this year with a mega-“Moonlight Madness & After Thanksgiving Sale” kicking off at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Night and beginning again bright and early at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, with the savings continuing through the whole weekend!
The retail goliath is boasting “10 Days Of Savings” in celebration of Black Friday and Gray Thursday, offering super deals on countless items beginning Gray Thursday, Through Black Friday and Weekend Event and Cyber Monday! The prices will be slashed in-store as well as online, with specials galore whether you brave those colder temperatures and fellow shoppers or decide to simply sit back with your friends and relatives over a hearty drumstick and shop, shop, shop from your iPad!
Searching for a new flat-screen plasma TV, gaming system, iPod, iPad, computer, camera, video camera or countless other electronics devices, movies, CDs and games? Best Buy has got you covered this Gray Thursday and Black Friday all right, offering savings, savings, savings and deals you may have to stuff some of that homemade stuffing in your pocket and munch on it once you hit the aisles to take advantage of!
The electronics supergiant’s doors open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, re-open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday and close at 1 a.m. Saturday morning! Ohhh yeahhh!! Wowzler, uber-mondo gecko!!
Though closed on Thanksgiving Day, colossal computer and electronics superstore Micro Center is slashing back prices on everything from laptops, desktops and external hard drives to iPads, tablets, cameras, memory cards, video games and countless other computer-related accessories and equipment, both online and in-store as part of the Black Friday sales celebration!
Ever-exotic megastore Target (“Hey, it’s French!) will be offering Gray Thursday and Black Friday deals on everything from TVs, video games and electronics to toys, kitchenware and women’s clothing, clearing it all out! Target is touting “100s of doorbusters” and “1,000s of deals”!
Old Navy opens with super-savings and deals at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving! That means you can even maybe get some shopping in even before family dinner, toss back some bird, then head right back out! The clothing superstore will stay open pretty much from that time till midnight on Black Friday, then re-open again at 7 a.m. Saturday! That day’s shopping spans until 11 p.m. that night!
Kmart offers shoppers the opportunity to skip Thanksgiving altogether, opening at 6 a.m. and staying open straight on through till midnight on Black Friday! So, you can either shop, shop, shop and just brown bag some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or a salami and chee bagel or hit the store just as the sun comes up and take a turkey gobble-gobble break around din-din time, then hit it again!
Want even more of the best deals? Of course you do! So head on over to the mall!
Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa will be open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, so eat that meal quick so you can head right on out and hit as many of the stores under its one roof as you possibly can! It reopens at 6 a.m. Black Friday, closes at 10 p.m., then reopens again on Savings Saturday at 8 a.m. till 10 p.m. So will its sister mall, Westfield South Shore mall in Bay Shore. http://www.westfield.com/southshore/
So shop, shop shop, shop, shop!
The shopping citadel where Charles Lindbergh departed from on his historic trip across the Atlantic Ocean will stay open even later than Sunrise Mall, opening on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. till 1 a.m.!! Then, you might as well just take a lil nappler in your car in the parking lot because it reopens at 6 a.m. on Black Friday! Shop shop shop till 10 p.m., take another lil breakler, and return with all your friends and family on Savings Saturday at 8 a.m. for deals, deals, deals till 10 p.m.!!
Can you say happy happy happy camper!? We sure can! Double, triple, quadruple wowzler!!
For all you diehard Zack Tirana fans out there who’d like to pick up something for the gonzo music critic, Sam Ash and Guitar Center will also be slashing back prices and offering deals throughout the Gray Thursday and Black Friday celebration—two spots you might want to consider visiting instead of slurping back candied yams and slippery cranberry slivers. (He’s made no secret around Press headquarters that he’s on the hunt for a Boss Flanger pedal, a nice Martin acoustic, JagStang, Les Paul Junior and home recording system this year.)