Planning a successful Black Friday

Black Friday PlanningAfter the Thanksgiving feasting, napping, and football watching, there’s only one thing left to do: gear up for Black Friday shopping. Whether your style is shopping online in your comfiest sweatpants or standing in line for hours with your biggest mug of coffee, here are the deals you won’t want to miss.

First things first, before you race out the door, strategically plan your shopping mission with this guide outlining what time each store is opening, both on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Pick the stores with the deals you want the most as a starting point.

Juice Stop

With five Lincoln locations Juice Stop is an easy stop to make no matter where you are. But on Black Friday, there’s even more reason to grab yourself a cup of smoothie deliciousness. Juice Stop is offering a gift card special for deal seekers: you can purchase a $30 gift card for $25, or a $65 gift card for just 50 bucks. Whether you keep it as a treat for yourself or gift it to your favorite smoothie loving friend is up to you.

Gateway Mall

This mall is spicing up the holidays with a fun Thanksgiving Day shopping challenge. A scale will weigh each shopper’s haul every hour from 6pm-10pm, with the heaviest haul winning a $100 gift card to a store of their choice. If there are some heavy items on your shopping list it might be worth the effort to shake off your post-feast food coma and head on out.


Located in SouthPointe Pavilions, GameStop will be opening the earliest of all the SouthPointe stores at 5am. If there are kids or gamers of any age on your shopping list, you can keep an eye out for their sales here and even sign up for alerts once they end the suspense and announce what those early morning deals will be.

Online Specials

If there isn’t quite enough coffee to get you out into the world before the sun comes up, you can settle into your couch with as much caffeine as you like and simply shop online. From Amazon to Target, here is a collaborative list of the best Black Friday deals that only require a Wi-Fi connection.

But if you do choose the strategy of long lines and early mornings, we’ve got you covered while you wait. Don’t forget to browse the hottest houses on the market while you pass the time. The new Woods Bros website lets you search properties, find a Realtor, and even get an estimated value on your own home, right from your smart phone.


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