Your Weekend Shopping Guide

November 21, 2011 | 9:30 AM | Her | By Staff

Prepping for Black Friday shopping can be much like prepping for a hike at the Grand Canyon – you’ll need endurance, proper footwear, snacks and strategy. If you’re heading out, your best bet is to snatch that the deals before sunrise this year. Check out who’s opening midnight Black Friday, and even who’s opening Thanksgiving Day after the jump:

Valley malls plan to open midnight Black Friday, with salivating sales for all on your holiday list. Visit Arrowhead Towne Center, Chandler Fashion Center, Desert Sky Mall, Paradise Valley Mall, Superstition Spring Center, Flagstaff Mall or Prescott Gateway Mall opening midnight, November 25.

If the post-turkey coma gets you and scoring first dibs on early morning black Friday sales won’t temp you outta your warm bed, Scottsdale Fashion Square opens at 6:00 a.m. Friday, with multiple shopping luxury events throughout the day, starting with the Breakfast Pop Up Shop in the Barneys Wing from 6:00-9:00 a.m. After lunch, stop at the White Mitten Lounge in the Neiman Marcus / Dillards Wing from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with activities and refreshments served for a small donation to a local charities. The White Mitten Lounge will be open Fridays – Sundays from November 25  – December 18 and will benefit local charities including Desert Stages Theatre, STARS, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale and Ryan House.

And one lucky Black Friday shopper will win a day of pampering courtesy of Mood Swings Salon in Tempe for the earliest purchase receipt after midnight on Black Friday. Snap a pic of your early receipt and email to [email protected] before midnight Friday, November 26. The winner will be announced on their Facebook page here. The winner will receive a full Retail Therapy Package including 60-minute facial plus eye-zone treatment, arm and hand massage, Aveda comforting tea and a makeup touch-up.

If you can’t even wait until Friday, some big-box retailers are opening as early as Thursday at 10:00 p.m., including the Outlets at Anthem, Best Buy and more. Check out a full list of Thanksgiving night openings here.

And of course, Small Business Saturday sponsored by the Arizona Small Business Association will be held Saturday, November 26 with Arizona small businesses offering deals, post Black Friday mayhem. A kick off event will be held at the Scottsdale Waterfront Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00p.m. More details here.

You’ve got less than a week to prepare for the holiday shopping Black Friday blitz. If you looking for more ways to get yourself ready, check out the chuckle-worthy “The Black Friday Preparedness Guide.”

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