Walmart has announced “Black Friday Deals for Days,” moving from a single-day sale to three events in the month of November. The sales will launch online and continue in stores.
Beginning Nov. 4 online, Walmart will host what it’s calling Event 1 of the monthlong Black Friday sale. Deals announced so far include:
- A 42-inch UHD Roku TV for $88.
- Hotel Style bath towels for $5.
- Magic Bullet blender for $15 (available in stores starting Nov. 7).
- $20 off tires (available Nov. 7-13).
While searching monthlong Black Friday deals at Walmart, one thing you might save money on: shipping. Walmart is offering free shipping on orders over $35, as well as free next-day delivery or in-store pickup on some items. Look for the “free delivery” or “free pickup today” banners on online product offerings.
The caveat about shopping Walmart online: Watch out for marketplace vendors. Like Amazon, third-party sellers can have different standards for fulfillment. Shipping can be much slower.Full story at NerdWallet
Best Buy has always been a Black Friday behemoth. They have already announced these Black Friday deals:
- A 70-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV for $529.99 ($220 savings).
- Laptops starting at $119.99.
- JBL Free True Wireless headphones for $59.99 ($90 savings).
- Samsung 2.1 Sound Bar for $129.99 ($130 savings).
- iRobot Roomba 960 robotic vacuum for $299.99 ($200 savings).
- Canon G7X II camera for $499.99 ($130 savings).
Best Buy is offering some holiday shopping peace of mind with a “Black Friday guarantee.” If the price on one of the pre-announced Black Friday deals is discounted before Black Friday, My Best Buy customers will be automatically reimbursed the difference, the company says.
To really save money on Black Friday deals at Best Buy, try not to get sidetracked by all the shiny temptations. Stick to your well-planned gift list, and certainly aim to stay on budget.
It’s easy to fall into “price-creeping” — a few more dollars overspent here, a couple of bucks there, and soon you may be way over your planned holiday expenditures.
And use before-you-buy bargain scouting to find the best deals on comparable products. Best Buy is known for blowout prices on major electronics, but some of its under-$50 gift prices can be beaten at mainstream retailers like Target and Walmart.
Waiting for this year’s Black Friday deals at Lowe’s? So are we. Keep checking back because we’ll share the 2020 deals as soon as they’re released. In the meantime, take a look below for what happened last year.
The pandemic has snapped the supply chain and caused a shortage of appliances, while stay-at-home protocols have ushered in a boom in home improvements.
You may not find significant discounts this year on appliances, but the longer you can hold out, the cheaper holiday decor will become. That’s the ticket: Patient shoppers may get big bargains on those inflatable snowmen and string lights.
Tools are still a good bargain bet at Lowe’s, and peek into the corners of the big box for off-season discounts, like patio furniture. Lowe’s is often competitive on smart home technology, too, though inventory may be an issue again.
As a teaser while we wait, here are some of the best deals we saw from Lowe’s on Black Friday of 2019:
- Dyson Slim Ball bagless upright vacuum for $199.
- A 6.5-ft Seneca Pine pre-lit artificial Christmas tree for $49.
- Serta Hybrid 10-inch queen mattress for $399.
- GE StayBright 100-Count 24.75-ft warm white LED plug-in Christmas string lights for $2.98.
- 1-quart poinsettia for 50 cents.
- Roomba 675 robotic vacuum for $199.99.