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Hastings Entertainment Black Friday 2014
The Black Friday 2014 ad has finally leaked for Hastings Entertainment? Check out this year’s deals below for a hint at the upcoming seasonal savings:
Best Hastings Entertainment Black Friday Deals from 2013
With new and used books, music, movies and video games, Hastings may meet all your entertainment needs. The store lets you rent movies and video games and even includes musical instruments and toys in its inventory. In addition to its e-commerce site gohastings.com, Hastings has more than 100 brick-and-mortar stores in the South Central region of the country, the Rocky Mountain states, parts of the Great Plains and Midwestern states. Last year, the retailer released an 11-page ad for Black Friday. It featured 556 items and five promotions during its three-day sale:
- Thanksgiving: 7 p.m. to midnight
- Friday: 6 a.m. to noon
- Friday: 6 p.m. to closing
- Saturday 8 a.m. to closing
- Three-day sale: Thanksgiving 1 p.m. through Saturday
Each promotion featured different items, including great deals on movie rental, video games and even video consoles. Among the store’s best deals were some great additions to a home entertainment center:
- Xbox 360 250GB bundle: $149.99
- Seiki 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV: $299.99
- “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (various consoles): $39.99
- Free movie rentals (no limit) (offered on Friday)
- TV series on DVD: up to 75% off
Of these deals, the low price on the bundled Xbox 360 (250GB version) stood out in particular. Compare Hastings’ $149.99 to $199.99 at GameStop and $189 at Best Buy. Only the 4GB version sold for less, priced at $99 at Walmart.
The deal offered on the 50-inch Seiki HDTV was also impressive. Originally priced at nearly $700 (and still hovering in the high $600 range on Amazon a year later in the off-season), the markdown to $299.99 was beaten only by Amazon’s Black Friday price of $229. The similar 50-inch Element 1080p LED HDTV sold for $229 at Target. Another 50-inch television, the Emerson 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, sold for $288 at Walmart.
Hastings’ ad also included two coupons for Thanksgiving Day:
- Rent 1 movie, get 2nd rental free
- $3 off any music CD
The movie rental coupon would have made a great deal, but customers who waited only a day longer were rewarded with an even better offer. All rentals were free Friday, with no limit on number.
For bookworms, Saturday offered the best deals on literature: All used books, manga and graphic novels originally priced at $29.99 or less sold for only $2.99.
Hastings also offered some deals on music supplies, including a Maestro by Gibson acoustic guitar for $69.99, down from $129.99. Its buy-one-get-one-free offer on guitar strings was attractive but not as economical as Guitar Center‘s deal, where customers could pick up 12 sets for only $25 (list price: $201.48).
For other deals on books, music and videos, make sure to check out Half Price Books. Shoppers seeking other deals on musical instruments and supplies should take a look at Guitar Center. For toys, consider Toys R Us, and if you’re looking for video game consoles and DVDs, visit Best Buy, Target and Walmart. For a full list of 2014 Black Friday ad scans, check out NerdWallet’s Black Friday ad leaks page.
Written by Melinda Szell
Hastings Store: Source