What not to buy on Black Friday
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Best and worst retailers for Black Friday deals in 2015

Best-worst-retailers-for-black-friday-deals-badgeFollowing Thanksgiving celebrations, millions of consumers will flock to American stores looking for big savings.

This year, the National Retail Federation predicts total retail sales for the holiday season will reach $630.5 billion, an increase of 3.7 percent from nearly $608 billion in 2014.

To help consumers with their shopping on Black Friday, WalletHub surveyed 8,000 deals from 30 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2015 Black Friday ad scans. It calculated the average discount that each retailer plans to offer.

Here are the results from the survey:

Main Findings

Retailer

Average % Discount by Retailer

JCPenney

68.0%

Kohl's

66.7%

Stage

63.9%

Groupon

63.7%

Belk

59.5%

Macy's

56.0%

Kmart

50.1%

Panasonic

47.0%

Fred Meyer

45.3%

Office Depot and OfficeMax

42.8%

Sears

41.7%

Meijer

39.1%

Hhgregg

38.5%

CVS Pharmacy

37.8%

Target

37.3%

Modell's

35.5%

Dell Home

35.3%

Staples

34.4%

Ace Hardware

34.2%

Best Buy

33.5%

Home Depot

31.4%

BJ's

30.6%

Wal-Mart

30.1%

GameStop

29.2%

Toys R Us

28.9%

Walgreens

28.7%

Big Lots

27.1%

Amazon

25.8%

Sam's Club

24.9%

Costco

19.5%

All Retailers

40.2%

 
Click on the link above for information on what the survey indicated are savings by categories.
 
Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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Tom Sightings

Thanks for the advice. I might make it to Macy's this week, and maybe Costco, too. Remember, Costco may not have the discounts, but it offers better prices to start with.

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