Thanksgiving is steadily approaching. As much as you may be looking forward to the break and the over indulgent turkey dinner, even more exciting for many is the biggest shopping event of the year that follows. Here’s everything you need to know about Black Friday 2017!
When is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday falls on November 24. Traditionally, you got to take advantage of plummeting prices and unbelievable discounts on just that one day, but things have changed a lot over the years. Now, not only have retailers extended the shopping period to cover at least the following Monday, but some stores have great offers available even now.
The best part is that a mad dash into a store at 5 AM is no longer necessary either, and you can make your next big purchase from the comfort of your own home. This is encouraged in fact, with many stores featuring online exclusives as well.
The biggest three days of the “Black Friday season” are the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving day, and of course Black Friday itself. All the biggest discounts will likely fall within that window, but if you want a deal now, let’s jump in and take a look at all the best deals currently on offer.
Editor’s note: This post will be updated regularly – as often as daily – in order to keep up with the best deals. In other words, be sure to return if you want to keep up with all the latest holiday deals.
All the best deals live right now
Our favorite (live) deals so far:
Other live deals worth looking at:
Televisions & Monitors
Wearables and smartwatches
Right now there aren’t a ton of live deals but expect more as we march closer to Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Amazon is also offering a number of time sensitive deals in the form of “deal of the day” offers and lightening deals. Due to the fact lightening deals are very time sensitive (usually good for a few hours) and change throughout the day, we aren’t going to list them all here. The same goes for deals of the day. The kind of products typically offered include headphones, household gadgets, mobile accessories, and more.
We recommend heading over to Amazon to take a closer look!
The best upcoming Black Friday deals – what to expect
Black Friday isn’t too far away now and there are now dozens of great deals starting to surface as a result. Below we’ve compiled all the biggest deals from major retailers including Amazon, Google, Target, Walmart, and more.
Google’s Black Friday sales will not only apply to the Google Store, but also select partners including Best Buy and Target. At least for the moment, Google has yet to announce anything related to its phones, tablets, or Chromebooks. Instead, they are focusing on Google Home and Chromecast. Google’s deals start on Thanksgiving (Nov 23) at 12:01am EST and end at 2:59am EST on Tuesday, Nov 28.
The savings here are pretty substantial:
Amazon has already launched their Black Friday Store with a variety of offers available, including deals of the day and lightning deals, with Prime members getting early access and exclusive offers as well. Our favorite picks for each day can be found in the “best deals live” portion of this guide, but for a full look be sure to head to their official page.
The really good deals will start to show up during the two weeks that include Black Friday and Cyber Monday, starting from November 20 to December 1.
Samsung’s Black Friday deals begin this Friday, November 17th actually. This deals run through Black Friday, but that’s not all. A second round of deals happen on the 19th, and finally the last additions arrive on November 23rd. Here’s a break down based on starting dates:
Black Friday deals – starting November 17th
Black Friday deals – starting November 19th
Black Friday deals – starting November 23rd
Costco’s Black Friday deals have leaked early this year courtesy of bestblackfriday.com. All the in-store deals and some of the online deals are for Costco members only. Non-members can take advantage of some online offers, but with a surcharge.
The main sale starts on November 24 after stores open at 9 AM and run till November 27, and online exclusives and deals begin on November 23. Costco will also have some special deals on TVs, tablets, sound systems, and other electronics starting from November 5, but the prices aren’t available yet. You can find the complete guide in the link above, but here are some key deals to look forward to:
Kohl’s online deals start from November 20 and go on till November 27. The store will open at 5 PM on Thanksgiving Day. Apart from the discounts, you can also earn Kohl’s Cash on every purchase, along with $15 in Kohl’s Cash on every $50 spent between November 20 and November 25. Some awesome deals to look forward to include:
BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s requires a membership like Costco. Their Black Friday sale runs from November 17 to November 27, with some special deals available only from November 24. On Black Friday, the store will open at 7 AM. Deals to look forward to include:
Walmart will run a variety of different sales, both in-store and online. It’s doorbuster sales begin at 6PM on Thanksgiving day and run into Black Friday and beyond. Some of its biggest highlights are as follows:
Sam’s Club is another wholesale retailer that requires a membership. Sam’s Club is holding their Black Friday sale much before the actual date, with a one-day only sale on November 11. Online shopping starts at 12:01 EST on November 11, and the store opens at 7 AM the same day. Deals to look forward to include:
Best Buy’s Black Friday deals are finally out in the open, and there are quite a few great discounts to be had on smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and much more.
Doors open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23 at 5 PM, but you can of course shop from the comfort of your home at BestBuy.com. If you’d rather go in person, you can check out Best Buy’s store hours below:
- Thanksgiving Day (11/23): 5 PM – 1 AM
- Black Friday (11/24): 8 AM – 10 PM
- Saturday (11/25): 9 AM – 10 PM
- Sunday (11/26): 11 AM – 8 PM
We can also expect more specials on Cyber Monday, November 27, though the retailer has yet to release those deals. Without any further delay, let’s take a look at Best Buy’s Black Friday deals:
On 11/6/17 Target’s Black Friday ad leaked to the public, and there’s actually a few interesting deals here. Here are some of our favorites:
Dell will have a 48 hour sale on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Doorbuster deals will start at 11 AM on November 23 and new deals will be available hourly from 6 PM until midnight. On November 24, new deals will be available hourly from 8 AM until 8 PM. If you are looking for a specific device, keeping a track of when the deal for it goes online will definitely help.
Discounts on some products are as high as 50%. Apart from the obvious focus on laptops and desktops, Dell is also offering great deals on 4K TVs, as is going to be the trend this holiday season. Some key deals to look out for include:
HTC has announced it’s Black Friday sales start Tuesday, November 21st. So far they haven’t revealed too much about what they will sell, outside of the fact we know they will offer the HTC Vive with a Deluxe Audio Strap, Tilt Brush, and Fallout 4 VR for just $600. We’ll have more details as we get closer to the 21st.
Starting on November 17th, T-Mobile is kicking off its early Black Friday promotion with a buy one get one free sale. As you’d imagine, there is some fine print — you need a new line and the free phone must be of equal or lesser value. Also you pay for it initially but get your money back after a mail-in rebate.
The deal is offered to both new and existing customers and applies to the following flagships:
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
- Samsung Note 8
- LG G6
- LG V30
- LG V30 +
This is just the start to all the great Black Friday deals that are coming up, and we will continue to keep this post updated with more deals, as well as when we find out what other retailers like Walmart and Best Buy have to offer!
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