As Black Friday approaches, we’re beginning to get a glimpse of some of the deals retailers will offer to kick off the holiday shopping season.
Kmart’s 44-page “Blue Friday” circular cropped up on a number of websites with details on upcoming deals, which include significant discounts for clothes, bedding and DVDs, though some might be too good to be true.
With the leak Kmart joins Wal-Mart, whose plan for Black Friday leaked to the media this weekend along with the revelation that it would be open for business at midnight.
While the ad certainly looks legitimate, a Kmart spokesman said the company couldn't vouch for the ad's authenticity. With that caveat in mind, here are a few of the deals that caught our eye.
The deals are available from 5 a.m. – 11 a.m on Black Friday, Nov. 26, unless otherwise noted.
Basic Essentials 16-piece Cookware Set
Now: $19.99 | Was: $49.99 - $57.49
Getting all of your pots and pans for $20 is tempting, but this is one of those situations where the price is almost too low, raising questions about quality. And if you check out the reviews of the product on Kmart’s website, those fears are justified. Customers panned the set (pun intended), noting that the Teflon coating scratched and peeled easily and that foods burned and stuck to the bottom. If you see a deal that looks too good to be true, do your homework online first.
Essential Home Complete Bed Set
Now: $28 (any size) | Was: $49.99 – $57.99
Again, $28 for a comforter, sheets, and bedskirt borders on being too cheap. I don’t see any poor reviews on Kmart’s site, but check it out in stores to make sure the sheets aren’t scratchy.