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Black Friday 2017: Sears, Kmart release ads, announce Thanksgiving hours
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Black Friday 2017: Sears, Kmart release ads, announce Thanksgiving hours

Black Friday 2017 Deals

Black Friday 2017: Sears, Kmart release ads, announce Thanksgiving hours

Sears and Kmart released their Black Friday shopping ads on Tuesday, with Sears promising discounts on appliances and Kmart cutting prices on toys and homewares.

According to BFAds.net, Sears will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving with doorbuster sales until 2 p.m. on Black Friday. 

>>56 stores confirm they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

The ad says all items in the store will be between 10 and 50 percent off with 40 percent off a large selection of appliances.

Sears is also offering free 2-day shipping with a free 90-day trial of Shop Your Way MAX. 

Deals from Sears include:
 

  • Kenmore French door refrigerator - $899.9
  • Kenmore 4.5-cubic foot washer or 7.3-cubic foot dryer - $499.99 each
  • Craftsman 22-inch snow thrower 179cc dual stage - $399.99
  • Craftsman 320-piece mechanics tool set - $149.99
  • Craftsman 26-inch heavy-duty ball-bearing tool chest - $199.98
  • Craftsman 41-inch, 14-drawer soft close rolling tool cabinet - $799.98
  • NordicTrack C 580 S treadmill - $599.99
  • Shark Rotator Professional Vacuum - $129.99
  • KitchenAid KSM500 5-qt stand mixer - $199.99
  • Roebuck Jeans - $9.99
  • Kmart, which is own by the Sears Holding Company, will also open at 6 p.m. on 
  • Thanksgiving with doorbusters until 2 p.m. on Black Friday.
  • Likewise, Kmart is offering between 10 and 50 percent off everything in the store. 
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Sears will be offering deals on appliances and other home goods according to its just released Black Friday 2017 advertisement. (File/Associated Press)
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Sears will be offering deals on appliances and other home goods according to its just released Black Friday 2017 advertisement. (File/Associated Press)

Deals from Kmart include:
 

  • Barbies - $1.99 
  • Pillows or fleece throws - $2
  •  Board games - $5
  • Small kitchen appliances - $9
  • Joes Jeans - $25
  • 1000-count sheet sets - $20
  • Pre-decorated 6’ tree - $
  • Samsung 55” 4K TV - $499.99
  • 50 percent off fall/winter apparel and accessories

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