Get ready for the biggest shopping events of the year: Black Friday 2012. Chicago Shopping found the best Black Friday deals and the most up-to-date information on where to shop for those important holiday gifts. Read on for a list of major retailers' Black Friday hours, as well as links to each store's Black Friday ad and some of the best deals you'll discover once you get there.
Abt Electronics Opens 8 a.m. Nov 23
If you've ever got a free grilled cheese from the Gourmet Store at Abt, you'll know the Cuisinart sandwich grill is worth the $17, but what makes this a really tasty deal is the price point. It's about $3 cheaper than you'll find anywhere else.
Ace Hardware Opens 5 a.m. Nov. 23.
Shop early for deals on tools, outdoor and indoor holiday decorations, small home appliances and more.
Ann Taylor Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23 (select stores).
No need to look for specifc deals on certain items, Ann Taylor is offering 40 percent off entire full-priced purchases and 25 percent off non full-priced purchases.
Banana Republic Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23 (select stores).
Save 25 to 40 percent on great gift items like sweaters, suiting, leather goods, accessories and much more.
Bed Bath & Beyond Opens 6 a.m. Nov. 23.
Snap up discounted bath sets, small home appliances, sheets sets, blankets and more for under the tree.
Best Buy Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23.
Discover doorbusting deals on tablets, DVD players, television sets, mobile phones and accessories, and home appliances.
Big Lots Opens 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and 6 a.m. Nov. 23.
One-day deals on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday include savings on furniture, Dyson vacuums, outdoor Christmas decor and more.
CompUSA Opens 5 a.m. Nov. 23
Find all of the latest gadgets, appliances, TVs and more that your gift recipients are clamoring for at this electronics superstore.
Costco Opens 9 a.m. Nov. 23.
Hit up the big box store for electronics, furniture, appliances, Christmas decorations and much more.
Disney Store Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23 (select stores).
Save on toys, sleepwear, apparel, costumes featuring the Disney Princesses and other favorite characters.
Dollar General Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 22; regular store hours Nov. 23.
Stock up on food items for family gatherings, bedding (all blankets are $5 off), Christmas decor and much more.
Family Dollar Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22; regular store hours Nov. 23.
Forgot an essential element to your Thanksgiving dinner? Family Dollar will be open on Turkey Day, followed by a three-day sale with special discounts on toys, small appliances, Christmas decorations and winter outerwear for the entire family.
Gap Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23 (select stores).
Expect up to 60 percent off men's, women's and kids' apparel, plus special offers like sweaters and pajama sets for $19.
H.H. Gregg Opens 10 p.m. Nov. 22.
Find major savings on TVs, laptops, appliances, speakers, cameras and fitness equipment.
H&M Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23 (select stores).
Head to the kids section for $10 coats.
Home Depot Opens 5 a.m. Nov. 23.
Major deals on appliances include special pricing on washers and dryers, refrigerators, Dyson vacuums and more.
JC Penney Opens 6 a.m. Nov. 23.
Save on boots, outerwear, jewelry and kids' apparel.
Kmart Opens 8 p.m. Nov. 22; doorbusters at 4 a.m. Nov. 23.
Electronics, toys, tools, furniture, apparel and more will all be deeply discounted.
Kohl's Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23.
The retailer is offering $15 in Kohl's cash for every $50 spent, as well as tons of early bird specials that will have you saving upwards of 50 percent.
Macy's Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23.
Shop for deals on fine jewelry and watches; men's and women's apparel, accessories and shoes; and home decor items and small appliances.
Menards Opens 5 a.m. Nov. 23.
You may think of tools and other hardware when Menards comes to mind, but the retailer also has Black Friday deals on gift wrapping, food items, pet treats, tons of toys and a sleigh-full more.
Deals include buy one get one half off on tape, stickie notes and boxes that will come in handy during the holidays.
Old Navy Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23 (select stores).
In addition to deals like $15 jeans and $19 coats, shoppers will also receive a Super Mario Brothers U game with every $40 purchase.
PetSmart Opens 7 a.m. Nov. 23.
Save 50 percent on thousands of items for your furry friends, including toys, food, beds and crates.
Sam's Club Opens 7 a.m. Nov. 23.
All shoppers we score a free cup of Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee and an Artisan Fresh pastry to fuel their hunt for discounted TVs, laptops, furniture and more.
Sears Opens 8 p.m. Nov. 22; doorbusters at 4 a.m. Nov. 23.
Shop for home appliances and tools. Also save $10 on $40 spent on apparel, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics.
Shopko Opens 9 p.m. Nov. 22.
Hot deals include 75 percent off fine jewelry, HDTVs, toys, outdoor equipment and much more.
Sports Authority Opens 12 a.m. Nov. 23.
Shop for in-home exercise equipment, bikes and golf clubs, as well as outerwear and hiking boots. Doorbuster deals include 50 percent off all balls, 25 percent off all Under Armour hoodies and $25 in Sports Authority cash back with a $125 or more purchase of Columbia and The North Face products.
Staples Opens 5 a.m. Nov. 23.
Deals include up to $150 off printers and 50 percent off other office supplies like headphones, keypads and speakers.
Target Opens 9 p.m. Nov. 22.
Shop for electronics like tablets, laptops, cameras and gaming systems, along with DVD and Blu-Rays, toys and kitchen items.
Toys R Us Opens 8 p.m. Nov. 22
The sure-to-be popular sale is offering buy one get one half off on a number of popular children's toys, including Angry Birds games, Avengers action figures and Baby Alive dolls.
Value City Furniture Opens 6 a.m. Nov. 23.
Freebies abound during this retailer's Black Friday sale, including a free queen bed with the purchase of a bedroom dresser and mirror set, a free leather recliner with the purchase of a five-piece sectional and more. Special pricing on furnishings includes a $69 bookcase and a $179 desk.
Walmart Opens 8 p.m. Nov. 22.
Brave the crowds to save big on laptops, iPads and television sets.