POSTED: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 1:53pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 3:44pm
BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and it's quickly approaching. Every year people wake up before the sun in hopes of getting a good deal.
We have put together a list of stores, hours, and deals within Baton Rouge. Many stores haven't released the exact details of their Black Friday deals but NBC33 News will continue to update this story as new ads are released.
Also, make sure to visit the Holiday Central Section  here on our website. From gift ideas, to tips on how to stay safe and sane, we have you covered with all the information you need to get your through the new year.
Walmart will be opening it's doors at 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Electronics events start at midnight, followed by additional savings at 8:00 a.m. Specials include 46” HDTVs for under $400, electric ride-Ons for children, priced under $40, and your choice of four select Blu-ray™ discs for only $20. There are Walmarts located on Highland, College, and O'Neal Dr. For specific locations, times, and phone numbers click here .
Cortana Mall will open its entire operation beginning at midnight on Black Friday. However, not all stores plan to open that early. For example, JcPenny and Sears will open at 4:00 a.m. Other stores such as Macy’s plan to start at the midnight opening. For those who do make it out for the early deals, the mall is offering a little added bonus. Shoppers can redeem mall store receipts totaling $100 or more to get a 17” teddy bear of their choice. They come in white or tan. They can be picked up at Customer Service.
Tanger Outlet Center in Gonzales is offering an extra special deal for the first shoppers to show up for the Moonlight Madness Black Friday sale. Starting at 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, Tanger will offer $10 gift cards to the first 200 people who show up for the special shopping event. The fun continues all night long when the first 100 shoppers in line at 2:00am receive a $20 Tanger gift card. And finally, from 2:00 – 6:00 a.m. shoppers can register for a chance to win a 51” flat screen TV at Tanger Shopper Services. Winner must be present at Shopper Services to win at 6:05 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. Click here  for more information about deals available at the Tanger Outlet Center.
Macy's has announced it's first ever midnight opening on Thanksgiving day. Get a jump-start on Black Friday savings with sales on hundreds of items from jewelry and electronics to a limited-edition fragrance gift set from Justin Bieber featuring his holiday CD and an exclusive bonus track. (For every Justin Bieber gift set purchased while supplies last, Macy’s will donate $2 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, up to $100,000.) You can visit Macys at the Mall of Louisiana location or the Cortana Mall location. For more information you visit their website here  or call (225)757-7000.
Kohls will also be opening their door's at midnight Thanksgiving day. For every $50 you spend you will receive $15 in Kohls cash. Kohls is located on North Mall Dr. and you can visit their website here  or call (225) 293-0779.
JCPenny opens their doors at 4:00 a.m. Friday morning and deals include women's apparel for up to 70 percent off and 95% off of fine jewelry. For more information you can visit their website here  or call (225)766-4410. They have locations all over Baton Rouge including The Mall of Louisiana and Cortana Mall.
Academy Sports and Outdoors is going to open a little later than others this Black Friday, which is still super early. They will open at 5:00 a.m. Some of the items they will feature include:
- Garmin Nuvi 30 Auto GPS for $59.99
- Legend Basketball Goal for $49.99, Huffy Boys’ Uproar or Girls’ Journey 20-In. Bicycles for $39.99
- Shimano Curado 50 Baitcast Reel for $99.99
- All Star Classic Graphite Rods for $24.99
- Boys’ or Girls’ Camo 6V Ride-Ons for $39.99
- Men’s or Women’s Austin Clothing Co. Jeans for $9.99
- Men’s Adidas Clima Experience Training Shoes for $39.99
- Adults’ Crocs Blitzen Clogs for $18.99 and Kids’ Crocs Blitzen Clogs for $14.99
- Women’s or Girl’s U.S. Polo Assn. Bobcat Casual Boot for $19.99
- Women’s Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Crew Neck Shirts for $37.59
- Women’s Magellan Sportswear Loungewear Sets for $12.99
- Men’s Wolverine Williston Hooded Jackets for $29.99
Click here  to find out more on their deals.
Both Target and Best Buy will open at midnight on Thanksgiving day. Target has two locations in Baton Rouge, one on Siegen Lane and the other off of Millerville; you can find more information here  or call (225) 293-7141. Best Buy also has two locations - one on Bluebonnet, the other on Millerville - and you can visit their website here  or call (225) 761-8032.