The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us and Stephenville businesses are gearing up for Black Friday (Nov. 24) and Thanksgiving weekend.

Gifford TV & Electronics kicked off its Black Friday deals on Nov. 1 and will be running those specials through Nov. 30.

“We have the year’s best prices on TVs and appliances,” said Chris Gifford. “Literally everything is on sale. We have a huge selection of in-stock items, but we can also order anything the customer is wanting.”

Some of those specials include TVs starting at $99, washers and dryers starting at $299, dishwashers starting at $249 and refrigerators starting at $499. The business will also offer zero percent financing for up to 12 months.

“November is the best time to buy all your holiday gifts, new home construction, house remodel or just a new TV,” Gifford said. “You don’t have to wait until Black Friday, shop now and miss the crowds and have the best selection.”

The E-T reached out to more local retailers to find out what products will be on sale.

Pet Supplies Plus will have a lot of great deals as well.

“All of our Christmas toys are going to be 50 percent off and that includes sweaters and clothing, and we have cat trees that will also be 50 percent off,” said assistant manager Hannah Sites. “Our Tidy Cat 35-pound (litter) pails are going to be two for $20, which is a good deal and most of our dog food is going to be $10 off. We’ll also have a bunch of treats that are buy one get one free.”

Bramlett Implement will offer sales on John Deere products.

“John Deere does a corporate sale that we participate it,” said Tashli Wilson. “Personally, we are doing a Black Friday sale on our John Deere (security) safes.”

Hendershot Equipment will be having some specials on a variety of Polaris coolers.

The savings will be on 20, 30, 60 and 105-quart coolers with prices ranging from $17 tumblers to $339 105-quart coolers with desert or graphite color options.

And if you’re looking to purchase a car, Bruner Auto Family will have some great vehicle savings for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Be sure to shop local this Thanksgiving weekend and remember, don’t leave expensive items unattended in your vehicle during the holidays.