KATU's Black Friday Survival Guide

Problem Solvers: Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

KATU is here to give you a leg up on the crowds on Black Friday and during the entire holiday shopping season. To help, we've compiled the following resources:

- Black Friday websites
- Top Toy Lists
- Price Comparison Apps
- Times for local malls and stores on Black Friday

In a KATU News/Survey USA poll, one out of five people said they planned to shop early on Black Friday to snag the best deals. 14 percent of people said they'll shop later in the day, while almost 2/3 of people said they would avoid shopping altogether on Black Friday.

More than half of the people surveyed said they would do at least some of their holiday shopping online.

BLACK FRIDAY WEBSITES

BlackFriday.info

BlackFriday.net

BlackFriday.com

LittleBoxNetwork (Small Portland Businesses)

Free Shipping Day 2011  -- On Friday, December 16, more than 2,000 participating merchants will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve in the continental United States.

TOP TOY LISTS

Parents' Choice Award Winners

The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards

PRICE COMPARISON APPS

Price Grabber

SnapTell

RedLaser

Amazon Price Check for Android

Decide

theFind

ShopSavvy

HOURS FOR LOCAL MALLS AND STORES

Lloyd Center – some stores open at midnight; mall officially opens at 7 a.m.
2201 Lloyd Ctr
(503) 282-2511
http://www.lloydcenter.com/

Pioneer Place – 9 a.m.
700 Southwest 5th Avenue
(503) 228-5800
http://www.pioneerplace.com/

Clackamas Town Center – some stores at midnight; mall officially opens at 6 a.m.
12000 Southeast 82nd Avenue, Suite 1093
Happy Valley
(503) 653-6613
www.clackamastowncenter.com

Washington Square – stores open at midnight
9585 Southwest Washington Square Road
Tigard
(503) 639-8860
http://www.shopwashingtonsquare.com/

Bridgeport Village – 9 a.m.
7405 Southwest Bridgeport Road
Portland
(503) 968-1704
http://www.bridgeport-village.com/


Macy’s – midnight
621 South West 5th Avenue
(503) 223-0512
www.macys.com

Best Buy – midnight
Multiple locations
www.bestbuy.com

Target – midnight
Multiple locations
www.target.com

Kmart – 5 a.m.
Multiple locations
www.kmart.com/

Wal Mart – 6 a.m. on Thursday, staying open
Different sales start at different times
Multiple locations
www.walmart.com

Sears - 4 a.m.
Multiple locations
www.sears.com