Black Friday 2011: Your Black Friday Best Deals and Guide

(NBC News) – Here comes Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. As major retailers announce their Black Friday shopping hours and people plan their strategies, smartphones are sure to be making this year’s Black Friday shopping easier to navigate than ever.

Here are two must have free Black Friday Apps:

Dealnews.com is a website that allows you to shop deals by store or category, search products, and create shopping lists. For smartphones, try the Black Friday app, not only to prepare for Black Friday, but to keep up to date year round on deals that are as good or better than the best deals on Black Friday. It’s for Droids and iPhones.

The Tgiblackfriday app, again for Droids and iPhones. This one helps you plan your holiday shopping before black Friday ads are available in the newspaper. It is frequently updated with bargains from most of the big box stores.

But if you rather go to the stores, here is a list of the stores that will be having Black Friday sales and the times that they will open:

Best Buy – Friday 12:00 AM but you can start shopping at bestbuy.com starting Thursday, November 24th.

JcPenney – Online shopping starts Thanksgiving Day or in stores on Black Friday. To see the list of promotions click on this link JcPenney.

Khol’s – Thursday at midnight and Friday at midnight. 

Macy’s – Shop online Thanksgiving Day through Saturday, November 27. Shop in stores from 4 AM to 1 PM on Friday November 26th and from 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, November 27th. Link to Macy’s Black Friday Specials Preview

Target – Friday at midnight

Wal-Mart – Friday at 12:01 AM