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Map Out Your Black Friday Holiday Shopping Plans

If you're going to be anywhere in the greater Bay Area this holiday weekend, it's safe to say there's probably a mall open somewhere nearby.

Have you mapped out your Black Friday shopping strategy yet? If not, you'd better get busy. Just figuring out which stores are offering which deals at whatever wee hours of the morning can be a daunting task — especially for the turkey-and-pie impaired.

Patch is giving you a head start with this map of East Bay shopping centers and Friday opening times.

Scroll over a bubble for more information, including some special events and deals for shoppers. Click the little "x" to close a box.

Did we miss something cool? Let us know in the comments below.

Here are some highlights of Black Friday deals we've seen offered so far:

Hot Deals

Walmart

Opens: Customers can come in at 10 p.m. Electronics sales begin at midnight.

Hot deals: TVs $98 and up, $195 iPod touch.

Target 

Opens: Midnight

Hot deals: Kindle 3G $85. $99 Nikon digital camera.

Opens: Midnight

Hot deals: Free Verizon smartphone with two-year activation. ($99 value). $900 savings on washer/dryer (tickets handed out two hours before opening). Playstation3 $199.

Opens: Midnight

Hot deals: Mainly via coupons. Check store website or newspaper insert ads.

Happy Shopping!

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