Big deals heading into the holiday season

Big deals heading into the holiday season

MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Numbers due out this week will paint a better picture of where Target and Best Buy sit heading into the holidays.

Target is set to announce its third quarter earnings Wednesday morning. Best Buy will announce its numbers on Thursday.

Dale Kurschner, with Twin Cities Business, says he expects Target's shares to be up and revenues to be down. Meanwhile, Best Buy stocks have dipped slightly in recent days. Kurschner says that could be good news for consumer's wallets.

"The more retailers indicate potential weakness going into the holiday season, the more aggressive they're going to be with their discounts," he says.

FatWallet.com just released its favorite Black Friday Deals in eight different categories. Below is the full list:

HDTV Deals

  • Good: Kohl's - Westinghouse 32" LED HDTV on sale for $99.99 +$30 in Kohl's Cash
  • Better: Target - 55" Element 4K UHDTV 1080p $399.99
  • Best: Best Buy - Toshiba 49" 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV - $149.99

TABLET Deals

  • Good: Best Buy - Amazon Fire 7 $35
  • Better: Walmart: Apple iPad Air 2 16GB $399 (One hour guarantee)
  • Best: Best Buy - $125 off iPad Air 2 128GB

SMARTPHONE Deals ($0 down, 2 year, Verizon/Sprint)

  • Good: Target - Samsung Galaxy Note 5 32GB Smartphone + $250.00 Target Gift Card
  • Better: Best Buy - $250 Best Buy Gift Card with Samsung Galaxy S6 purchase
  • Best: Target - $250 Target Gift Card with iPhone 6S/6S Plus

LAPTOP Deals

  • Good: Office Depot - Acer Chromebook Intel OS - $94.99
  • Better: Dell - Inspiron 14" 3000 Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Win 10 - $149.99
  • Best: Staples - Toshiba 15.6" Laptop, i3, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Win 10 - 50 percent Off

ELECTRONICS Deals

  • Good: Meijer - 50% off Beats Solo 2 Headphones
  • Better: Walmart - Beats Studio Headphones $169.00 (1 Hour guarantee)
  • Best: Target - $100 Target Gift Card with iApple Watch purchases (starting at $349)

VIDEO GAME Bundles

  • Good: Dell - Walmart - Wii U Super Smash Bros. & Splatoon Deluxe Set - $249.00
  • Better: Best Buy - PS4 500GB Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle - $299.99
  • Best: Kohl's - Xbox One LEGO Bundle, 500GB - $299.99 +$90 Kohl's Cash
  • Best: Best Buy -Samsung 40" 1080p TV + Xbox One 500GB Lego Bundle - $499.98

HOME Deals

  • Good: Sears - Sheet Set 800-TC (Queen) (details) - $24.99
  • Better: Macy's - KitchenAid Classic 4.5-qt. Tilt Head Stand Mixer- $199.99
  • Best: Kohl's - Chicago Cutlery Essence 18-pc. Cutlery Set- $29.99

Star Wars Deals

  • Good: Kohl's - Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Star Wars Starter Pack (XONE) - $39.99
  • Better: True Value - R2D2 Lighted Holiday 28-in. Star Wars Figure - $39.99
  • Best: GameStop - Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition (PS4) - $69.99


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