Black Friday sales loom ever closer this year

Tanya Schober, left, searches for video games on Black Friday at Best Buy in Naples on Nov. 25, 2011. Stores opened at midnight for shoppers looking for huge deals.

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Tanya Schober, left, searches for video games on Black Friday at Best Buy in Naples on Nov. 25, 2011. Stores opened at midnight for shoppers looking for huge deals.

Get out your camping stools, energy drinks and comfortable shoes. Black Friday, the unofficial opening of holiday shopping sales, starts Thursday night in some places this week — and in a few stores, on Thanksgiving Day itself.

The following are some events at local stores:

Bass Pro Shops will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday but will have sales starting Wednesday and will open at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday will include six-hour-only deals from 5 to 11 a.m. with free drawings every hour and giveaways to the first 100 customers. Donate to Toys for Tots and receive a free Santa's Wonderland photo package valued at $20. The store is at Gulf Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers. Information: 239-461-7800

Target will be opening at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day with doorbusters until 11 p.m. Friday at 2324 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, 239-435-0051 and 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd., Naples, 239-552-1100.

h.h. gregg will be giving up to 40 percent off appliances, electronics, furniture and other items all week and will open at 10 p.m. Thursday at 5052 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. Information: 239-687-3553

Macy's will have sales in every department starting at midnight at Coastland Center mall, 1900 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Black Friday specials will be available on the Macy's app for your portable devices.

Lowe's will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at 6415 Naples Blvd., Naples, 239-596-2570 and 12730 U.S. 41 East, Naples, 239-601-9120.

Big Lots, 2882 U.S. 41 E., Naples, will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Black Friday and will have sales on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Spend more than $50 at any of the sales and receive a $10 off coupon toward the next purchase. Information: 239-793-7500

Nordstrom, Waterside Shops, 5489 U.S. 41 N., Naples, will open at 8 a.m. Friday with cosmetics doorbusters. Reserve a limited-quantity Nordstrom snow globe with any $150 fragrance purchase. Information: 239-325-6100

Brigadoon's will offer bargains in its sale room from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at 719 12th Ave. S., Naples. Information: 239-263-0696

Patchington at the Village on Venetian Bay, 4320 Gulfshore Blvd. N., Naples, is discounting everything in the store 40 percent on Friday and will have food and prizes.

Bigham Jewelers will feature timeless and unique treasures from its estate collection 30 to 50 percent below retail and replacement value from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at 2425 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Information: 239-434-2800

Dennison-Moran Gallery will host a jewelry trunk show by Marilu Patterson from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at 600 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Patterson will demonstrate her "Over the Top" rings with interchangeable stones. Information: 239-263-0590.

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