All the Black Friday sales you should be jumping on now 

  • Kelly Sundstrom
  • For the AJC
12:01 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Atlanta Life
Shoppers in a shopping cart jam looking for 'Door Buster' Christmas deals at Toys "R" Us on Thanksgiving Day in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, November 22, 2012. (Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

To find the best Black Friday deals on gifts this year, you'll want to know what you're looking for and be on the ball now until Thanksgiving Day.

Luckily, many of the best Black Friday ads have leaked, allowing you to get started early on your shopping lists and create a plan of action.

Don't miss these top deals from some of the most popular retailers that will be going on Black Friday (and in some cases are available now):

Target

Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, open on Black Friday

See the Target Black Friday ad

The top Target deal:

Additional deals:

Costco

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Black Friday at Costco

Closed Thanksgiving Day, opens 9 a.m. on Black Friday

See the Costco Black Friday ad

The top Costco deal:

Additional deals:

Here are the Costco deals you can jump on right now.

Kohl's

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Black Friday at Kohl's

Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, open Black Friday

See the Kohl's Black Friday ad

The top Kohl's deal:

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Dell

Opens 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, open Black Friday

See the Dell Black Friday ad

The top Dell deal:

Additional deals:

JCPenney

Opens 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, open Black Friday

See the JCPenney Black Friday ad

The top JCPenney deal:

Additional deals:

Here’s how to capitalize on Black Friday deals: 

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Black Friday at Target

Along with all the deals you'll score this Black Friday, you can save even further by using discounted gift cards when you shop. Before you hit the stores, visit Gift Card Granny to find gift cards at a reduced price. This one-stop shop will help you locate the best-discounted gift cards available on multiple sites so that you'll save the most money possible. If you're already planning on spending a significant amount of money on Black Friday, you could end up saving a lot of money by using discounted gift cards for your purchases.

Don't just show up at your favorite store hoping to find the best Black Friday deals. If you really want to get the most for your money, create a plan so that you know what you need to purchase, which stores offer the best discounts and doorbusters and in what order you'll shop.

Let's face it, bringing your kids along can really turn a well-planned shopping trip into an exhausting excursion. Long lines, chaotic crowds and late hours can wreak havoc on anyone's patience but are especially tough on young children. Though they might want to come along on Black Friday, do everyone a favor and hire a sitter.

It's hard enough to weave a shopping cart through the aisles of a store on a normal day, but during Black Friday it's simply maddening. Not only that, but you'll lose precious time in the process. This year, bring along reusable shopping bags instead of using a cart whenever possible.

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