Black Friday 2011 Ads: CVS, Rite Aid Offer Black Friday Bargains

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By Allison Summers, Christian Post Reporter
November 4, 2011|3:53 pm

With all of the major department stores offering competitive deals and discounts this Black Friday in an effort to capitalize on perhaps the biggest sales day of the year, retail pharmacies, such as Rite Aid and CVS, are also offering great bargains that will help consumers save even more on everyday items.

Shoppers will find marked-down prices on everything from over-the-counter drugs, toiletries and cosmetics to candy and fragrance gift sets. Some of the best prices offered by Rite Aid this year are $5 dollars off a 200 count of Aleve or 300 count of Bayer Aspirin, $19.99 for a Craig DVD Player with remote control, $1.99 for Hershey's Pot of Gold chocolates, 50 percent off selected toys and plush, $0.97 for Softsoap Premium liquid handsoap, $9.99 for a Revlon 1" straightener or pink ionic hairdryer and $0.33 for Vo5 Shampoo or Conditioner.

Some of the best bargain prices offered by CVS, some of which may be lower for members of the drugstore's Extra Care Rewards Program, include $18.88 for a dB Progressive Scan DVD Player, $5.88 for Vicks Nyquil, Dayquil products, $5.00 Snuggies, $3.99 for Sheets Energy Strips, $4.97 for Robitussin or Dimetapp products, $4.99 Essence of Beauty gift sets and $18.88 for select household appliances, according to theblackfriday.com.

This year, many major retailers are extending their hours and opening earlier on Black Friday to accommodate consumer demand. Stores such as Macy's, Target, Toys R'Us and Best Buy have announced that they will be opening at midnight to gain a leg up on the competition this holiday season, most of which have never opened that early before. Kohl's will also be opening at midnight for the first time this year and will stay open for the next 24 hours.

"The state of the economy will definitely affect how consumers plan and shop this holiday," said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer in a statement. "We understand they feel pressure to find the best gifts at an incredible value, and that's what we will deliver. From opening our stores at 12 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving - our earliest opening ever - to offering deeper savings opportunities throughout the holidays, we are making shopping easy and even more convenient this holiday season."

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