Originally founded by Keith Beaird and Kermit Speer, Rural King opened its first store in the summer of 1960 in Mattoon, Illinois. Starting out with only two employees, the company slowly encompassed more area as the business grew steadily. By 1970, a second addition had been added to the original store. After many decades of successfully selling farm supply, they opened up a 210,000 square feet corporate office and warehouse in 1999; the old locations were then donated to charity. Since then, Rural King has expanded to include close to 90 different locations across the United States; in addition, they also run an active online store. Known for their notable sales tactic of offering free popcorn and coffee to their shoppers, they sell a variety of items including work gear, pet supplies, hunting equipment, firearms, power tools, and more. As of 2015, they exceeded $1 billion in total sales for the first time.
Similar to previous years, Rural King will once again be holding a large Black Friday event this November. Whether you’re a pet owner looking to refill some supplies or a hunter who’s wanting to purchase a new firearm, Rural King’s got something for you. According to their 2016 Black Friday ad scans which have since been released, they will be opening their doors at 7AM on November 24th, 2016ーpossibly making them one of only a few stores who are opening up bright and early on Thanksgiving Day. Unless otherwise noted, quantities of their on-sale items will be limited and there will be no rain checks; so if you have your eye on something, you better beat the crowds to snag the product quick. While it cannot be used in conjunction with their Black Friday deals, Rural King also has a 10% off coupon included in their flyerーsomething worth holding onto for future purchases!
Kayaks, electric smokers, dog kennelsーRural King has it all, and more! This upcoming Thanksgiving, the farm supply store will be lowering the price tags of well over a hundred different items. They will be offering a variety of bargains every day from Thursday, November 24th, 2016 to Saturday, November 26th, 2016, so it may be a good idea to keep track of what’s on sale when. If you’d rather shop from the comfort of your home, then by all meansーRural King will also be putting forth items for sale on their website should you prefer the convenience of online shopping. It’s also worth mentioning that they will be holding a draw in-stores on Saturday, at 2PM for one of two prizesーa Monster Motor 80cc Mini Bike (valued at $399.99) or a $400 Rural King Gift Card.
To help you out this Black Friday, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best deals that the farm supply store has got to offer. Having said that however, these will only be the major highlights as it’d be difficult for us to list all of their bargain items!
Best Rural King 2016 Black Friday Deals
- Char-Broil Electric Smoker: Originally $129.99, now only $89.99!
Smoke fantastic-tasting meats with the Char-Broil Electric Smoker. With 1500 watts of power, it comes with three separate temperature settings for fully customizable smoking. Fitted with three adjustable, oven-style grates, it features 504 square inch of total cooking areaーenough to make food for the whole family to enjoy.
- BigHorn Pellet Grill: Originally $349.99, now only $299.99 (+ a free grill cover!)
Host your own barbecue party with the BigHorn Pellet Grill. Boasting a 580 square inch cooking area, it includes a large hopper that is capable of holding up to 15 pounds of pellet fuel. Durable with a heavy-duty steel construction, its front tables can easily serve as a convenient service area. Comes with porcelain-coated steel cooking grates.
- Champion Inverter Generator: Originally $499.99, now only $399.99!
Powered by a 80cc Champion gasoline OHV engine, the 2000-Watt Champion Inverter Generator is perfect for campsites and cabins. Equipped with a 1.0 gallon fuel tank, it can run for up to 9.5 hours at 25% load. Comes complete with a circuit breaker protection and an integrated control panel with a 120v duplex. Noise level is only 53dBa at 23 feet.
- Black Diamond Log Splitter 25 Ton: Originally $899.99, now only $699.99!
Featuring a fast assembly time of under 35 minutes, the Black Diamond Log Splitter accommodates splitting in both vertical and horizontal positions. Brought to life by a B & S 208 cc Engine, it has a total cycle time of less than 16 seconds and comes with a Square Log Cradler for easier, and safer splitting. Maximum splitting force of 25 ton.
- Pet Companion Kennel: Originally $129.99, now only $99.99!
The perfect habitat for your furry friend, the Pet Companion Kennel is great for vacations and camping trips. Easy to set up with no tools necessary, it features a rugged steel construction and a galvanized base for maximum durability. Includes a practical “Double Door” for convenient accessーgreat for pets of all sizes! Comes with a 5 year guarantee.
- Honda Powered Gas Pressure Washer: Originally $249.99, now only $199.99!
Ideal for cleaning outdoor furniture, decks and patios, the Honda Powered Gas Pressure Washer is great for those who are looking for an affordable, power-washing option. Lightweight and easily transportable, it is easy to start, and easy to use. Comes complete with 4 Pro-Style Quick Connect Nozzles for the cleaning of all surfaces. 2.4 GPM with a 1/4″ 25′ hose.
- Journey Fishing Kayak 10′: Originally $299.99, now only $199.99!
Embark on an adventure in the waters with this 10 foot Journey Fishing Kayak. Great for both rivers and lakes, it offers a large open cockpit for a smooth and comfortable ride. Fitted with adjustable foot braces and a portable accessory carrier, it also comes with two Mount Fishing Rod Holders and one Swivel Fishing Rod Holder. Lightweight and easy to carry.
- Innovation Pet Coops & Heaters Superior Hen House: Originally $199.99, now $149.99!
Durable and made to last, this Super Hen House would be perfect for any flock. In addition to its large backyard areaーsuitable for your birds to exercise and roam around, it also features a high-peaked roof which offers your flock plenty of room inside the coop. Includes a roosting and nestling box on the second floor. Fitted with a cleaning tray that pulls out for easy clean-ups.
- Monster Moto 80 cc Mini Bike: Originally $399.99, now only $299.99!
Speed off on a fun adventure with this Monster Moto Mini Bike. Powered by a 79.5 CC Overhead Valve Engine, it’s both easy and fun to ride. Supported by a sturdy frame, the MMB80 comes pre-assembledーsimply attach the handle-bars, gas up and you’re off! Features super grip tires and a large, comfortable seat. Can accelerate up to 23 mph.
- 3250 Watt All Power America 13 HP Generator: Originally $334.98, now only $199.98!
Never lose power again with the All Power America Generator. CARB and EPA approved, it features a 6.6 Gallon tank and is capable of running for up to 9 hours at 50% load, with no battery necessary. Equipped with a 196cc OHV Engine, it has a peak rating of 3250 Watts and a continuous rating for 5000 Watts. Comes with portability kit.
- 2.4 GHZ Helicopter with Gyro: Originally $79.99, now only $49.99!
Soar to the skies with this 2.4G Remote Control Helicopter. Featuring better control in the air, it’s incredibly easy to fly whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pilot. Comes with a 7.4v 1500mah Lithium Polymer battery that can power up to 6-7 minutes of flight time. Includes 2 different speed settings.
- Tool Shed Multi-Position 17′ Aluminum Ladder: Originally $119.99, now only $79.99!
Reach high and out-of-the-way areas with this 17 foot Tool Shed Aluminum Ladder. With a type IA 300 pound capacity, it features locking hinges for sturdy and safe steps. Easy to transport, it can easily be adjusted to varying heights according to your needsーperfect as a wall ladder, extension ladder or even as a stairway ladder.
- Digital Inspection Camera with 2.4″ LCD Monitor: Originally $69.99, now only $49.99!
Easily view behind wall-boards and other hard-to-see areas with this Digital Inspection Camera. Equipped with a compact 8.5mm water-proof camera, images can be seen clearly on its 2.4 inch screen display. Made of scratch- and oil- resistant glass lens, it also features white LEDs for optimal viewing even in low light conditions. Runs on 4 alkaline batteries.
- Fusion Solar Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet: Originally $39.99, now only $29.99!
Protect yourself while you’re welding with the Fusion Solar Auto-Darkening Helmet. Featuring a view port that is light enough for you to see through prior to welding, it automatically darkens at 1/25,000 of a second, to protect your eyes once you begin to weld. Includes a ratcheting headband and a padded interior for added comfort.
- 12 Gallon Shop-Vac: Originally $69.98, now only $29.98!
Ideal for both dry and wet applications, the Shop-Vac includes a reusable disc filter (with ring) and a foam-filter sleeve. Comes with a 6 foot power cord, a 7 foot hose, a 10 inch floor nozzle and a rear-blower port.
- Farm Innovators Heated Pet Mats: Originally $44.98 – $62.98, now only $36.98 – $49.98!
Keep your beloved furry friend warm with the Farm Innovators Heated Pet Mat. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, it features a built-in thermostat and is extremely easy to clean. Constructed from a water resistant high-impact plastic material, it automatically heats to your dog’s body temperature to keep them cozy in the winter.
- X-large Indigo Igloo Dog House: Originally $149.99, now only $119.99!
Offer your pet his own sheltered houseーthe Indigo Igloo Dog House is designed to be both durable and comfortable for your pooch. Featuring a structural foam construction, its insulated walls help to effectively sheild your dog from the chilly outdoor temperatures. Comes roof-top insulation, good for dogs up to 125 pounds.
- K & H Thermo Peep Poultry Waterer: Originally $59.98, now only $49.98!
BPA-free, the K&H Thermo Peep Poultry Waterer features a no-spill cap and a shape which helps to eliminate roosting behaviour. Fitted with a 2.5 gallon reservoir, its filtered water tray also helps to keep the water clean and fresh. Contains no metal partsーso there is no opportunity for breakage of rust.
- Peg-Perego John Deere Gator XUV Ride-On: Originally $349.99, now only $249.99!
Allow your little one to drive around the yard with this authentic John Deere XUV Ride-On. Complete with automatic brakes and a foot pedal accelerator, it can go up to 4.5 mph. Equipped with knobby tread wheels, they’ll have no problem trekking across gravel, pavement or grass surfaces. Comes with a built-in cup holder and an adjustable seat. Has a weight capacity of 130 pounds.
- Melissa & Houg High Rise Doll Houses: Originally $129.98, now only $99.98 (+ a free wooden car with passengers!)
Unleash your child’s imagination with a Melissa & Houg High Rise Doll House. Suitable for all 1:12 scale dolls, the structure comes with a ride in elevator, a garage and over a dozen pieces of toy furniture. Featuring gender-neutral colors, this modern Doll House is an attractive option or both girls and boysーthe perfect thing for play dates!
- Bruder Mack Granite Liebherr Crane Truck: Originally $109.00, now only $59.98!
Extendable to over 51 inches tall, the Bruder Mack Granite Liebherr Crane Truck comes with all the worksーexhaust pipes, roof lights, hood ornaments, chrome-look fenders and even working swing out mirrors. Made with close attention to detail, it features a fully functional cable-winch that makes lifting and lowering “heavy” loads easy. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
- Space Rails Quadcopter Flying Car Drone: Originally $49.99, now only $34.99!
Not only can this RC be driven, but it can also fly through the skies with its quadcopter propellers. Fitted with a 6-axis gyroscope, it can be controlled and piloted in both calm and windy conditions. With a LED lighted under-side suitable for night-time fun, it can even perform 360 degree stunt manoeuvres in the air.
Did anything catch your eye? If not, don’t fretーRural King will be putting out hundreds of other items on sale, some of which include: patio heaters, rocker chairs, jumper cables, boots, and outerwear. To appreciate their entire Black Friday event, you’d have to jump in and take a look at their 2016 flyer. Some deals will only be valid on certain days (e.g. Thanksgiving only, Friday only, etc), so remember to double-check the sale conditions of the products that you’re after! If you live near a Rural King store, it’s probably worth the drive out to see what goodies are out there lying in wait for you.
Rural King 2016 Black Friday FAQ’s
When does Rural King open for Black Friday?
Rural King will officially be open for Black Friday at 7am on Thursday, November 24th 2016. Deals will also be available 24/7 online through their official website.
Rural King Black Friday Hours:
Rural King will be opening at 7AM on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24th, 2016); they will remain open until 10PM. They will then re-open at 6AM on Friday, November 25th, 2016 until 9PM. On Saturday, they will be open from 7AM to 9PM.
Can you shop online or is it in-store only?
You can shop both in-store and online at Rural King’s official website.
What is Rural King’s return policy?
Rural King has a hassle-free return policy in place that allows you to receive a full refund or exchange for any items within 30 days of the original purchase (with receipt). Some restrictions and exceptions apply; for more details on returns, please visit their official website for more information.
If you’d like to view Rural King’s 20 page 2016 Black Friday ad scans, you can do so by clicking on the image preview below.