FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Shoppers Jeri Hull (L) and Karen Brashear (R) wait in line while shopping at Toys"R"Us during the Black Friday sales event on November 27, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. Toys"R"Us stores nationwide opened at midnight Thursday, November 26, providing shoppers access to its Black Friday deals five hours earlier than ever before. According to the National Retail Federation, a trade organization, as many as 134 million people, 4.7% more than last year, will shop this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, you may be starting to think about Black Friday shopping and the best stores to shop this year.

Everyone wants a good deal. The whole point of Black Friday shopping is to save a buck, or if you’re lucky a lot of them. There are some, like my brother, who just getting out and being a part of the mix. I’m usually of the mentality that if I don’t need something, I don’t venture out into crowds like that. Usually regular weekends are too people-y for me, so Black Friday weekend? I’ll pass.

Even though I’m not into it, last year 66.5 million people were in stores looking for holiday scores. Talking to a lot of friends who plan to head out into the chaos this year have the eye on larger ticket items. Hearing a lot about TV’s, computer’s, video game console’s, stuff like that. And I get it, with the high cost of those items, to be able to save some money is definitely nice. And hey, if it’s a gift for someone else, may open up a few extra dollars to put something else with it.

But maybe you’re wondering just where these good deals are found. Well, our friends at WalletHub have crunched the numbers so we don’t have to and put together a list of the best stores for Black Friday shopping. They looked at about 4,000 advertised Black Friday deals from the ads of 16 of the largest retailers in the U.S.

Top 15 Best Places for Black Friday Shopping:

  • 15. Best Buy

    The average discount is 22.9%

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  • 14. Amazon

    The average discount is 25.7%

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  • 13. BJ's

    The average discount is 27.6%

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  • 12. Walmart

    The average discount is 28.4% with the best deals on consumer packaged goods.

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  • 11. Newegg

    The average discount is 28.5%

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  • 10. The Home Depot

    The average discount is 30.9%

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  • 9. Academy Sports + Outdoors

    The average discount is 31.1%

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  • 8. Big Lots

    The average discount is 32.9%

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  • 7. Target

    The average discount is 32.9%

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  • 6. Lenovo

    The average discount is 40.7%

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  • 5. Kohl's

    The average discount is 44.2% with the best deals on jewelry.

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  • 4. Office Depot and OfficeMax

    The average discount is 49.9% with the best deals on furniture.

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  • 3. Macy's

    The average discount is 53.0%

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  • 2. Belk

    The average discount is 64.2% with the best deals on apparel & accessories, consumer electronics, toys and appliances. 

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  • 1. JCPenney

    The average discount is 64.7% with the best deals on computers & phones. 

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