Not a fan of waking up early, standing in a 100-person line in the early-morning cold and having to elbow shoppers out of the way to get to the gifts you want? Well, who is? Check out retailers' pre-Black Friday sales, many of which offer deep discounts you'd get anyway minus the hassle.
Amazon has already started its "Eight Days of Holiday Deals" leading up to Black Friday. Every five minutes, the retailer will put up lighting deals on items like vacuum cleaners, Kindles and laptops. These discounts last for a limited time only, so check the webpage often, and remember: Prime users get a 30-minute head start. Forbes recommends downloading the Amazon app for mobile-only deals running through Dec. 9.
Lowe's has also initiated its Black Friday promotions, which run through Dec. 2. Its website outlines deals of the day, which include $99 cordless drills and 25 percent off artificial Christmas trees. Major appliances are up to 40 percent off, plus free shipping.
Uniqlo will give customers a discount every day until Cyber Monday. On Friday, for example, heattech camisoles were $3 off and heattech leggings $5 off. Use the promo code DEALS to get $15 off purchases of $100 or more.
Walmart is running a pre-Black Friday sale on baby, toddler and kids' toys, bedding and furniture as well as electronics. iPad Minis start at $199, while Madden NFL 16 is $28. HD TVs range from $40 to $130 off. The retailer is also having a "Dare to Compare" promotion where it prices items at or lower than other major stores.
Costco kicked things off Friday with its Pre-Thanksgiving Savings event. The offers are online only and include a $700 Dell Inspiron touchscreen laptop, a $200 GPS watch and $150 Bluetooth PA speakers.
H&M started its Black Friday Deal Days this week, too. Ladies' sweaters start at $9.99, and men's hoodies are $19.99. Get free shipping on orders over $50 with the promo code 3247.
Home Depot has launched its Black Friday sales taking 40 percent off on major appliances already. Save $800 on a French door refrigerator or $1,000 on gas oven. Microwaves and dishwashers are up to 30 percent off, as well. The store is also running a free shipping deal.
Best Buy wants you to beat the rush. Nab a $79.99 Samsung Galaxy tablet, a $30 flash drive or $900 MacBook Air. The store is also offering a $250 gift card when you buy or lease certain Samsung Galaxy products and $80 off certain Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Everything is free to ship through the holiday season.