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2010 Louisville Black Friday Tips

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Black Friday is a huge shopping day in Louisville. Shoppers line up at stores and malls all over Kentuckiana to cash in on the major Louisville Black Friday sales. It's hard trying to plan your Black Friday route and stops on Thanksgiving night after eating and visiting with family all day, so I've compiled all of the information that can be gathered before the Black Friday ads come out so that you can plan as much of your Louisville Black Friday shopping ahead of time as possible.

Where to Get Louisville Black Friday Ads

To get your hands on all of the Louisville Black Friday ads, you'll want to get the Courier-Journal on both the Sunday before Thanksgiving (11/21/2010) and the day of Thanksgiving (11/25/2010). Ads for Black Friday will come out in both papers, though the Thursday edition will have the most comprehensive selection. If you don't have a subscription to the paper, you'll want to get out and buy the Thanksgiving edition of the Courier-Journal early that morning--there's been more than one occasion where I was driving all over town looking for a paper because everyone had sold out.

Find Ads Online Before Their Official Release

The stores hate it when websites get a hold of their ads and release them to the public before their official release, but the fact remains that it's better for Black Friday shoppers to know of the sales in advance in order to prepare their routes early. There's nothing as stressful as trying to go through all of the Black Friday ads and prepare a route on Thanksgiving night after hosting and cleaning up after family all day, so you may want to keep an eye on the following sites for previews of ads before their official release.

Plan Your Route Ahead of Time

You may not know yet which stores will have the best deals, but it will help to plan your itinerary if you know when each of the most popular Louisville Black Friday stores open. I've listed the opening hours below for some of Louisville's most popular retailers:
  • Bass Pro Shops - 6 a.m.
  • Best Buy - 5 a.m.
  • Dillard's - 7 a.m.
  • JC Penney - 4 a.m.
  • K-Mart - 7 a.m.
  • Kohl's - 4 a.m.
  • Macy's - 5 a.m.
  • Meijer - 5 a.m.
  • Office Depot - 6 a.m.
  • Sears - 4 a.m.
  • Staples - 6 a.m.
  • Target - 5 a.m.
  • Toys 'R' Us - Midnight
  • Walmart - 5 a.m.

Black Friday Louisville Mall Hours

Even the malls have extended hours this Black Friday. Here are the opening hours for Louisville's malls on Black Friday 2010:
  • Oxmoor Mall: 6 a.m.
  • St. Matthews Mall: 6 a.m.
  • The Summit: TBA
  • Jefferson Mall: TBA
  • Green Tree Mall: Midnight

Have Fun and Be Safe

Just remember, if you dress up in something fun and happen to be in the right place at the right time, you might end up on one of the local morning news shows.

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