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The Best Black Friday Ads: Our Final, Master List of Every Deal You'll Want This Week

Black Friday Week has come at last! The ads are in, and we're ready to present our definitive guide to the best Black Friday deals. Here you'll find all of our ad analyses in one convenient place, from TVs priced as low as $79 to a $5 tablet that's breaking all the rules. Read on to see all our final picks in TVs, laptops, tablets, electronics, and home goods.

Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy Each Day

Black Friday is held up as the ultimate shopping day, but Thanksgiving actually offers more awesome deals; and Cyber Monday adds its own fair share of savings to the mix. However, if you're looking for a specific type of product, it's hard to know whether Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday will give you the best chance to score that bargain — until you check out our handy guide.

Why Wait? 12 Black Friday Doorbusters You Can Buy NOW

Black Friday week is here and that means you can expect spectacular deals to appear at any time. However, unlike Friday's doorbusters, many of this week's early deals will release without fanfare. That's where we come in. We're shining a spotlight on the best Black Friday deals you can buy right now, so you can skip the lines and avoid the crowds.

In Case You Missed It: Recent DealNews Features

There's so much news to cover as we approach Black Friday and the holiday season, you might have overlooked some important information to guide your purchases. Here are some recent features you might have missed:

Black Friday 2014 Store Hours: Everyone's Opening on Thanksgiving

Over the years, Black Friday deals have creeped earlier and earlier into the week, and so far this year, a record number of stores will start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. With many stores opening a full day early and remaining open right through to midnight on Friday, it's important for brick-and-mortar Black Friday shoppers to be well aware of store hours. We've listed opening times for each of the major retailers to help you plan your day accordingly.

Thanksgiving Will Top Black Friday for the Best Deals

One of the biggest myths about Black Friday is that the best deals will be on Friday itself. But if Black Friday is no longer the starting point, when should shoppers be looking? Find out why you might want to start shopping early this year.

Update: Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: $99 Budget Machine and $750 Powerhouse

Laptops are among the most sought-after and heavily-discounted devices on Black Friday. However, this year, laptop deals have been slow to surface, with few head-turning deals. But not all hope is lost. Below we've hand-selected the best Black Friday laptop deals we've seen.

Best Black Friday Xbox One Ads: Don't Buy Yours Without a Bundled Gift Card

The last time Black Friday rolled around, the Xbox One was a distinctly bad buy. But that's not the case these days! With significantly patched software and a robust library of games, gamers can finally feel good about adding an Xbox One to the cart. Read on to discover the best Xbox One Black Friday ads out there.

Best Black Friday Tablet Ads: Target Schools Competition in Epic iPad Deals

Despite a slump in sales, retailers are hoping to make tablets the darling of Black Friday sales. With prices that start at $5, this year's tablet deals look promising and in some instances have already busted our tablet predictions. So whether you're an Android fan or deeply embedded in the iOS ecosystem, we've gathered the best Black Friday tablet deals to date.

The 9 Types of Internet Commenters You'll See Hating on Black Friday

Here in the DealNews ivory tower, it's easy to forget that not everyone loves Black Friday deals the way we do. Because we love and value the opinions of our fellow netizens, we're sharing our favorite quotes from this web fight. Can the Internet convince you to sit out Black Friday for good?

Rumor Roundup: Next-Gen Moto 360? Dual Camera iPhone? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, Facebook, Microsoft Band, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Amazon Black Friday Ad Analysis: Undercutting the Competition Left and Right

Amazon's official Black Friday ad is out and in addition to starting its deals an entire week before the competition, the online retailer is also throwing some serious price-matching punches toward Black Friday veterans like Walmart and Target. Here are the deals we think you shouldn't miss.

What It Takes to Score a Doorbuster Deal

Navigating through stores on Black Friday can be a nightmare. But what if there's a Black Friday doorbuster you simply must have? As professional deal hunters, we're here to show you how to increase your chances of getting that super deal, and more importantly, how to decide if it's worth your time in the first place.

Black Friday is a Board Game?: 13 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

Ever wonder how many people shop on Black Friday? Or what website gets the most traffic? Or what's the plot of the Steely Dan song called "Black Friday?" No? Well, with the biggest shopping day of the year approaching fast, it's still worth it to review 13 facts that you didn't already know about Black Friday.

Best Black Friday Smartphone Ads: Cheapest Prices on Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6

From the S5 to the 5s, Black Friday is an excellent time to upgrade your mobile. While most of these deals will require a 2-year contract renewal, they're the best advertised Black Friday smartphone deals you'll find.

Update: Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a Super Hot TV Doorbuster

We now know what will be included in Walmart's "Pre-Black Friday Event" in the store will match the prices of various items found in competitor ads. As it turns out, there are some pretty awesome doorbusters available.

SURVEY: Men and Women Shop VERY Differently on Black Friday

We're all aware that men and women sometimes approach situations differently, and that certainly extends to Black Friday shopping. We recently surveyed our readers and discovered that there are quite a few areas in which the genders differ when planning for the biggest shopping week of the year.

Best Black Friday Electronics Ads: Discounted Wearables and Cheapest Dyson Ever

Don't have the money to splurge on a new TV? You can still save the holidays with these equally-desirable Black Friday gadgets from Amazon, Fitbit, and Keurig.

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: BOGO Pizza, Up to 20% Off JetBlue Flights

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Score a pizza BOGO from Papa Murphy's, take up to 20% off select JetBlue flights, and cut an extra 15% off at Joe's New Balance Outlet.

Best Black Friday Freebies: Early Shoppers Can Score Free Gift Cards, Accessories, Toys, and More

No matter your budget, you can take part in this year's Black Friday madness by bagging a freebie at one of many of our favorite stores. To make sure you're prepared in time, we've rounded up the very best of these Black Friday freebies on offer including gift cards, camping items, and toys.

The Best Black Friday Gaming Ads: Gift Cards Make Next-Gen Bundles Great

This is shaping up to be an exceptional Black Friday for video game deals, despite a rather disappointing ad from GameStop. We've sorted through the many, many Assassin's Creed bundles to bring you the very best Black Friday gaming ads from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more. Read on for our full analysis.

Nobody Wants to Tweet About Cyber Monday

When it comes to the numerous shopping days that arise at the end of November — Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and their more-forced ilk (like Mobile Monday) — word of mouth is a powerful promotional tool to get shoppers excited to spend. And, in theory, save. But which of these shopping events gets people chattering the most? The answer makes sense, but might seem contradictory to what we know about these events.

Black Friday Who? How to Prepare for Cyber Monday!

All things considered, it's relatively easy to prepare for Black Friday — what with the ad leaks and analyses starting months ahead of time. But then, just days after Black Friday, you're blindsided by another amazing shopping day that you're just not ready for! Well not this year. We put together some tips and tricks to make sure you hit Cyber Monday running.

Update: Best Black Friday TV Ads: Record-Breaking TV Deals From $79, 50" for $199

Retailers are stepping up their TV discounts and demolishing our most optimistic Black Friday TV predictions. So what can you expect in terms of pricing? We've rounded up the best Black Friday TV deals we've seen to date, with prices starting as low as $79.

Hot Dogs, Hardbodies, and Boxers: 8 Crazy Store Promotions

From the delightful to the debunkable, over-the-top marketing schemes speak (or perhaps scream) to the carnival barker in us all. Here are eight examples of product promotions that have made history, hysteria, or in some cases both.

The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2014

Some stores will hold back their best deals until after the initial wave of Black Friday madness, flaunting their top sales on Cyber Monday. As these 10 titans hosted the most popular storewide events and a bucket-load of Editors' Choice offers last year, there's a good chance they'll want to replicate the form this time around.

hhgregg Black Friday Ad Analysis: TV Deals That Put the Competition to Shame

When it comes to Black Friday doorbusters, few retailers can step into the arena with the likes of Best Buy and Walmart. However, despite the intense competition, hhgregg has come out swinging with its own batch of record-breaking TV deals, some of which are putting its bigger competitors to shame.

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Stock Up on Skylanders, 50% Off LEGO

Better late than never, Toys "R" Us has finally put out its Black Friday ads. These stores will open up at 5 pm local time on Thanksgiving, with a handful of in-store exclusives that are certain to make kids melt and parents grumble. Will any of the Fabulous 15 toys break tradition and see super savings? (Spoiler alert: Nope.) Read on for our full Toys "R" Us ad analysis.

11 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping During Black Friday

Perhaps lost in the shuffle (or store stampede) is the fact that Black Friday is an excellent time to knock some items off your gift list! Here are 11 items that typically see discounts during Black Friday week, that also make excellent holiday gift options. Shop accordingly, and you just might save big on gifts this year.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Acid-washed jeans, mullets, flared collars, Miley Cyrus, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great, back in the day, but now appear pretty silly. Join us, won't you, as we take a look back at several Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They are delightful in their quaint awfulness!

Macy's Released Its Black Friday Ad a Full 28 Days Later This Year

Macy's is known for making Black Friday headlines. In fact, since 2011 the retailer has been debuting its Black Friday ad as early as October. But this year the nationwide retailer has released its Black Friday ad 28 days "late." So which retailers beat Macy's to the punch?

Best Black Friday Home Ads: Finally, an Affordable Dyson Vacuum

If you can get past the pages and pages of TV and tablet ads, you'll see that retailers are cooking up some seriously great home deals this year. We've scoured the Black Friday ads from top to bottom to bring you the appliances, gadgets, and kitchenware deals that are set to save you the most money. Read on for our favorite Black Friday home ads.