Pre-Ads for Best Buy 2011 Black Friday and its Midnight Opening

We’ve been bringing readers the odd piece of news about Black Friday 2011, the annual shopping spree day that many look forward to. If falls, as always, on the Friday after Thanksgiving which this year means Friday November 25.

Today we have some pre-ad news for you about Best Buy joining the other retailers that have already announced they will be opening at midnight for 2011 Black Friday sales, as well as some other initiatives.

n our essential guide to Black Friday we told how both Macy’s and Target have announced they will open at midnight this year while Toys R Us are going one better and will be opening at 10pm on Thanksgiving Thursday. Now Best Buy have joined the fray and announced it will also be opening at midnight on Black Friday.

As well as this Best Buy is offering customers a chance for its Facebook fans to win an e-gift card from a pool of $25,000 worth. This promotion will run from November 20 to November 28 and 10 e-gift cards each day will be given away to lucky winners, according to a Reuters report.

Not only this but the values to be won will increase every day so that on the last day, 10 Best Buy e-gift cards worth $500 each will be given away. Check out this link for more and no purchase is necessary.

Best Buy is also endeavoring to reduce the stress of shopping at this time of year and will also be offering free shipping for 8 weeks in the run up to Christmas and immediately afterwards.

Unlike some free shipping offers there is no minimum value required. There will also be a same-day store pickup service so that if you order onthe Internet at you can pick up at your nearest store. Three other initiatives being offered include ship-to-store, easy returns and price matching, further details of which can be found at the Reuters.