No matter where you live, you are probably aware that the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. is dubbed Black Friday. Prices are slashed, early alarms are set, and it's a full day of shopping insanity. What you may not know is that retailers spend the previous week "accidentally" leaking their deals. Let's take a look at some of the biggest and best Black Friday deals of 2012.

iPad 4 w/$60 gift card at Target ($500)

If you snag the latest iPad at Target, they'll throw in a $60 gift card. You can use it to add a Smart Cover, an iTunes card, or anything else from Target.

This is an early bird sale that begins at 9 pm on Thanksgiving.

Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition at GameStop (Xbox 360, PS3 - $20)

If you skipped 2011's Batman: Arkham City, you're in for a treat. GameStop lets you grab the excellent action game for your Xbox 360 or PS3 for a mere $20.

The Game of the Year edition includes all downloadable and bonus content, including Harley Quinn's Revenge.

Halo 4 w/$20 gift card at Target (Xbox 360 - $60)

Target will throw in a $20 gift card when you buy Halo 4 for its full retail price.

13" MacBook Air at Best Buy ($1,025)

At Best Buy, you can save almost $200 on the latest MacBook Air.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at Walmart (Xbox 360 - $25)

Walmart has Modern Warfare 3 for $25. This deal starts Thursday evening at 8PM.

Max Payne 3 at GameStop (Xbox 360, PS3 - $20)

GameStop is selling Max Payne 3 for a mere $20. If you passed on Rockstar's latest epic, this is a good time to pick up a copy.

Kindle Fire HD w/$30 gift card at Best Buy ($200)

If you pick up a Kindle Fire HD from Best Buy, they'll throw in a $30 in-store gift card. But there's one big caveat: ordering from Amazon will probably void sales tax, so it almost balances out.

Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle at Target ($200)

If you can live with a measly 4GB hard drive, you can pick up a new Xbox 360 with Kinect for $200. The bundle includes Kinect Adventures and Kinect Disneyland Adventures.

Nook Simple Touch at Target ($49)

If you get to Target at 9PM on Thursday, you can pick up a Nook Simple Touch for a mere $49.

PS3 160GB Bundle at Walmart ($200)

Walmart will reportedly have the 160GB PS3 bundle for $200. It isn't yet clear which games this bundle includes, so keep your eyes open. The deal starts at 8PM on Thanksgiving.

Note that deals are based on leaks, and aren't guaranteed or endorsed by Gizmag.

Sources: Dealnews, CheapAssGamer, Examiner, and Black Friday


This story was modified on November 20, 2012, to remove two deals that were found to be incorrect ( Halo 4 and Skyrim). We replaced them with two new (confirmed) deals, and apologize for any confusion.