With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, people everywhere are adding the finishing touches to extensive shopping lists they hope will make the Holiday season a little more enjoyable. While gathering with family and friends over dinner is the main reason Thanksgiving is so special, many folks enjoy the various deals and discounts stores across the nation offer for what is easily the biggest shopping period of the season. Black Friday 2013 is set for November 29 and with the day after Thanksgiving once again promising to be a hectic one at millions of shopping outlets, news that the shopping frenzy will be expanded this year only adds to the madness.

Many stores will honor Black Friday deals on Thursday, November 28 and even though most people prefer to spend that day with family members, others will use the afforded early start time to pad their shopping lists with the ultimate goal of saving a substantial amount of money. Running from November 28 through November 30, Black Friday will certainly be a great time to get the best deals on Apple iPads, various HD TV's and laptops. The reason this day serves as such a popular time is because it offers folks everywhere the opportunity to get some of the biggest named products on the market for incredibly low prices, something that doesn't happen on a regular basis.

While the shopping frenzy will ultimately culminate on Saturday, November 30, shopping enthusiasts will be happy to learn that Cyber Monday comes just two days after the conclusion of the Black Friday frenzy. Clothing, indoor and outdoor appliances and other important materials will sell in high volume during the Internet holiday and with these dates just around the corner, here's a look at the top items to buy during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are obviously tremendous deals that will be available during this time, but the following items will certainly carry their weight in terms of overall value and financial savings.

HP 2000-2D09WM Notebook - Black Friday deal at Walmart

This laptop comes fully loaded with a 4GB memory, E-300 Accelerated Processor, DVD Burner, 500GB Hard Drive and 3.75 hours of battery life. In addition to these great features, the laptop is built with a 15.6-inch display, an HD webcam and will be selling for the low price of $178.

Various Black Friday Deals at OfficeMax

    Shoppers can save 30-50% on tablet cases and 30-50% on phone cases for Galaxy and iPhone

    Save up to 40% off iLUV® mobile charging and auxiliary cables

    $100 off Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" 16 GB tablet

    $100 off Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16GB tablet (in-store only)

    FREE $10 OfficeMax gift card5 with the purchase of a Kindle Fire HD 7" 16 GB tablet for $169 or the purchase of a Google Nexus 7" 32GB tablet (in-store only)

    Target's Deals on Video Games and Gaming Systems

      4GB Xbox 360 S Bundle with Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports Season Two - $190

      250GB PlayStation3 with Batman: Arkham Origins and The Last of Us - $200

      Receive $10 Gift Card when purchasing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Dance Central, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Dance Central and New Super Mario Bros. games.

      Lego Battles and Lego Batman (DS) games will sell for just $7.

      Appliances at Sears - Washer/Dryer Sets

        Whirlpool 3.9-cu. Ft. Washer w/ glass lid and 7.4-cu. Ft dryer - $499.99 each marked down from $699.99 each

        Samsung 3.6-cu. Ft. Steam Washer and 7.3-cu. Ft. steam dryer - $599.99 each marked down from $899.99

        Target Deals on HD TV's

          Element 50" 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV - $229

          Samsung 40" 1080p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV - $397.99

          VIZIO 37" 720p 60Hz LED HDTV - $249.99

          Westinghouse 40" 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV - $199.99

          Vizio 47" 1080p LED HDTV - $379.99

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