Your mission for Thanksgiving Day? Survive the tryptophan coma and hit the streets to take advantage of some incredible deals!

Last year I received a Christmas gift that's a close runner up to my childhood Nintendo 64 as the best gift in the history of forever. It was a Cricut Explore Air cutting machine.  This thing cuts everything from card stock and vinyl to poster board and chipboard.  Once I got it, I wanted to make ALL OF THE THINGS that I saw in some crafting groups on Facebook.  It's killing me seeing some accessories and supplies that I want for my machine and the small business that it's spawned and NOT being able to go pick them up tomorrow night.  We're actually sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner about the time most of these stores open.

But if YOU have cleared your evening to load up the sleigh with presents, here's a look at when the most popular stores in the Treasure Valley open for their holiday sales and what I consider a "hot pick" at each location!

To see the ad's Black Friday circular ad, just click the name of the store.

  • Babies R Us

    Hot Pick: Sorelle Berkley 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer ($130 OFF)

    Friday, 8 a.m.

  • Bed, Bath and Beyond

    Hot Pick: iRobot Roomba 630 ($110 OFF)

    Friday, 6 a.m.

  • Best Buy

    Hot Pick: Sony 60" 4K Smart TV ($400 OFF)

    Thursday, 5 p.m.

  • Big Lots

    Hot Pick: 60" Console Fireplaces ($150 OFF)

    Thursday, 7 a.m.

  • Cabela's

    Hot Pick: The first 600 people in line have a chance to win variety of prizes for FREE including a pistol and shotgun

    Thursday, 8 a.m. (Doorbuster give aways begin Friday at 5 a.m.)

  • Dick's Sporting Goods

    Hot Pick: The sale is pretty traditional, but you get $20 of a purchase of $100

    Thursday, 6 p.m.

  • Fred Meyer

    Hot Pick: 55" Samsung Smart 4K Ultra HDTV ($1100 OFF)

    Friday, 5 a.m.

  • Game Stop

    Hot Pick: Playstation 4/4 TB ($100 OFF)

    Thursday, 4 p.m.

  • Hobby Lobby

    Hot Pick: Christmas Trees and Decor (50% OFF)

    Friday, 8 a.m.

  • JC Penney

    Hot Pick: Show up early for a chance to win a $500 off $500 coupon, $100 off $100 coupon, $10 off $10 coupon

    Thursday, 2 p.m.

  • Joann Fabric

    Hot Pick: OttLite Floor Light with USB port and tablet stand ($200 OFF)

    Friday, 6 a.m.

  • Kmart

    Hot Pick: Samsung 55" 5K Smart TV ($200 OFF, plus earn $50 cashback in points)

    Thursday, 6 a.m.

  • Kohl's

    Hot Pick: Playstation 4/4 TB ($100 OFF, plus earn $60 in Kohls Cash)

    Thursday, 5 p.m.

  • Lowe's

    Hot Pick: 7.5 ft prelit Christmas tree ($110 OFF)

    Friday, 6 a.m.

  • Macy's

    Hot Pick: All the mail in rebates! You can get everything from tableware and bedding to toys and appliances for FREE with the rebate options

    Thursday, 5 p.m.

  • Michaels

    Hot Pick: 30% off coupon for entire purchase, including sale items

    Thursday, 6 p.m.

  • Office Depot/Max

    Hot Pick: 15.6" HP Laptop with 1 TB Hard Drive ($400 OFF)

    Friday, 7:45 a.m.

  • Sears

    Hot Pick: Kenmore Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator ($1000 OFF, available after 2 p.m. Friday)

    Thursday, 6 p.m.

  • Shopko

    Hot Pick: XBOX ONE S 500 GB ($90 OFF)

    Thursday, 4 p.m.

  • Staples

    Hot Pick: 15.6 " Screen HP Laptop ($300 OFF)

    Friday, 7 a.m.

  • Target

    Hot Pick: XBOX One/500 GB ($90 OFF, plus earn a $25 Target gift card)

    Thursday, 6 p.m.

  • Toys R' Us

    Hot Pick: Barbie Pink Passport 3-Story Townhouse ($60 OFF)

    Thursday, 5 p.m.

  • Ulta

    Hot Pick: IT Brushes for Ulta ($80 value for $15)

    Thursday, 6 p.m.

  • Walmart

    Hot Pick: Hard to make one because everything in the ad is a "Special Buy," but it does look like they've got some great deals on Smart TVs

    Thursday, 6 p.m.

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