It’s that time of year when Black Friday deals start trickling out, stores “leak” information on discounts to hype up business, and shoppers start making lists of which stores they’ll hit up in the wee hours.
At the time of writing, some stores have yet to release their Black Friday 2016 deals. However, we’ve gathered up which retailers you should start watching for deals now.
And, don’t forget to bookmark this page and check back—we’ve got our finger on the pulse of every ad notification and will update the information below as new deals are released.
Amazon Black Friday Shopping: What You Need to Know
Amazon has launched its Black Friday Headquarters page where shoppers can find rotating deals to hold them over until the official Black Friday deals week arrives. The online retailer is offering deals now, and discounts last up until Christmas.
Pro Tip: Shoppers can track deals on Amazon’s app (available at Google Play and the Apple Store). Additionally, customers who have Prime memberships, which costs $99 a year, will get early access to “Lightning Deals.”
Amazon Black Friday Savings Highlights
Amazon claims it will have the lowest prices on certain Samsung, LG and Sony TVs. The company is also discounting its own products: The Amazon Echo will be on sale for $139.99 and the Tap will be $89.99, a price cut of $40.
Some of Amazon’s Black Friday Deals are happening now. However, the company has said their best deals will be offered over a five-day stretch, from Thanksgiving, November 24th, to Cyber Monday, November 29th. Here are the highlights:
- 32" 720p LED TV for $69.99
- 55" LG 4K Smart TV for $398
- $150 off a Delonghi Super Automatic Coffee Machine
- Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back Headphone for $99.95
- Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid for $99.99
- Amazon Fire HD 8 for $59.99
- Amazon Kindle for Kids Bundle for $69.99
- Up to 60% off select Disney toys and apparel
- Intex Explorer K2 Kayak for $70.99
- Nest Thermostat (3rd Generation) for $199
Amazon Offers Daily Discounts On 1000 Toys
Looking for deals on toys to start crossing off items of Christmas wish lists? Amazon has announced its Holiday Toy List 2016, which showcases the hottest and best new toys for the holiday gifting season.
Amazon's toy list has over 1000 items—each and every single one of which will be featured in a daily deal this season! Free shipping for Prime members or orders over $49 will ship free. To keep tabs on Amazon’s daily deals, sign up for email notifications with daily updates.
Best Buy Black Friday Shopping: What You Need to Know
In-Store Black Friday Sale begins: 11/24 5:00 pm
Online Black Friday Sale begins: 11/24 12:00 am
Best Buy is your go-to stop this Black Friday for any electronics on your shopping list. The store has just released their Black Friday ad—it contains 51 pages of deals and discounts.
Note that sales begin at 5 pm on Thanksgiving, November 24th. Here's a list of Best Buy’s top 2016 Black Friday deals by category.
Consoles and Games:
- $749.98 55-inch Toshiba Smart 4K UHD TV and PS4 Pro bundle (save $200)
- $299.99 Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Special Edition bundle (save $50)
- $249.99 Xbox One S Minecraft bundle (save $50)
- $249.99 PlayStation 4 Uncharted 4 bundle and get two games free with purchase (save $50)
- $99.999 Nintendo 3DS XL
- Save $50 on any Xbox One Console
- Free Xbox Wireless Controller with purchase of any Xbox One S 1TB console
TVs and Streaming Sticks:
- $2,499.98 75-inch Sony Smart 4K UHD TV (save $800)
- $999.99 70-inch Vizio 4K UHD TV with Chromecast built in (save $300)
- $1,497.99 65-inch Samsung Smart 4K UHD TV (save $402)
- $1,399 65-inch Sony 4K UHD TV (save $400)
- $799.99 65-inch LG Smart 4K UHD TV (save $400)
- $1,197.99 60-inch Samsung 4K UHD TV (save $502)
- $599.99 60-inch LG Smart 4K UHD TV (save $400)
- $427.99 58-inch Samsung Smart 1080p TV (save $222)
- $997.99 55-inch Samsung Smart 4K UHD TV (save $402)
- $899.99 55-inch Sony 4K UHD TV (save $300)
- $479.99 55-inch Samsung Smart 4K UHD TV (save $320)
- $249.99 55-inch Sharp 1080p LED TV (save $250)
- $399.99 50-inch LG Smart 4K UHD TV (save $250)
- $397.99 50-inch Samsung Smart 4K UHD TV (save $252)
- $299.99 50-inch Samsung 1080p LED TV (save $250)
- $199.99 49-inch Toshiba 4K LED TV with built-in Chromecast (save $250 in store only)
- $249.99 48-inch Vizio 1080p LED TV (save $100)
- $299.99 43-inch LG Smart 4K UHD TV (save $200)
- $247.99 40-inch Samsung Smart 1080p TV (save $82)
- $149.99 40-inch LG 1080p LED TV(save $130)
- $179.99 39-inch Insignia 1080p LED TV(save $60)
- $157.99 32-inch Samsung Smart 720p TV (save $42)
- $99.99 32-inch Insignia Smart 720p Roku TV (save $60)
- $79.99 24-inch LG 720p TV (save $40)
- $159.99 64GB Apple TV (save $40)
- $49.99 Roku 3 Streaming player (save $50)
- $34.99 Roku Streaming Stick (save $15)
- $29.99 Amazon Fire TV (save $10)
- $25.00 Chromecast (save $10)
Smartphones and Tablets:
- iPhone 7 with installment billing agreement from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon (up to $250 Best Buy gift card)
- iPhone SE starting at $9.99/month for 24 months from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon (save $160)
- $549.99 Unlocked Galaxy S7 and get a free Samsung Fast Charge charger (save $120)
- $349.99 bundle for Galaxy S7 bought on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon plans (includes $250 Best Buy gift card and a free Gear VR headset)
- $349.99 bundle for Galaxy S7 edge bought on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon plans (includes $250 Best Buy gift card and a free Gear VR headset)
- $300 Best Buy Gift card with LG G5 bought on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon plans
- Moto Z Droid starting at $9.99/month from Verizon (save $384)
- $329.99 Huawei Honor 8 (save $70)
- $199.99 ZTE Axon 7 mini (save $100, only at Best Buy)
- $199.99 16GB 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab A (save $100)
- $149.99 16GB 9.6-inch Galaxy Tab E (save $80)
- $129.99 16GB 8-inch Galaxy Tab A tablet (save $70)
- $89.99 8GB 7-inch Galaxy Tab A tablet (save $60)
- $59.99 16GB 8-inch Amazon Fire HD tablet (save $30)
- $59.99 Boost Mobile prepaid LG Stylo 2 (save $70)
- $49.99 Alcatel Pop 4 Plus 4G LTE phone with 16GB microSD card (save $100)
- $33.33 8GB 7-inch Amazon Fire HD tablet (save $16.66)
- $29.99 AT&T GoPhone LG Phoenix (save $70)
- $29.99 Virgin Mobile prepaid LG K3 (save $50)
- $19.99 Boost Mobile prepaid LG Tribute HD (save $60)
- $19.99 Verizon prepaid Samsung Galaxy J1 (save $60)
- $9.99 AT&T Alcatel GoPhone with 8GB microSD card (save $40)/li>
- Save $125 on all 9.7-inch iPad Pro
Laptops and Desktops:
- $1,599.99 27-inch iMac (save $200)
- $1,249.99 15.6-inch MSI laptop (save $200)
- $1,099.99 15.6-inch Asus 4K UHD touchscreen laptop (save $200 only at Best Buy)
- $999.99 13-inch HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop (save $400 only at Best Buy)
- $999.99 13-inch MacBook Air (save $200)
- $899.99 21.5-inch iMac (save $200)
- $849.99 15.6-inch HP Omen laptop (save $150)
- $799.99 13-inch MacBook Air (save $200)
- $749.99 23.8-inch HP Pavilion All-in-One touchscreen desktop (save $200)
- $699.99 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 900 2-in-1 (save $500)
- $699.99 15.6-inch HP Envy x360 2-in-1 laptop(save $200 only at Best Buy)
- $599.99 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Keyboard bundle (save $400)
- $599.99 15.6-inch Dell Inspiron laptop (save $200)
- $479.99 13-inch Asus Q304 2-in-1 laptop (save $220 only at Best Buy)
- $449.99 23.8-inch HP All-in-One desktop (save $250)
- $369.99 17.3-inch HP laptop (save $80)
- $349.99 13.3-inch HP Pavilion X360 2-in-1 laptop (save $150)
- $349.99 15.6-inch Dell touchscreen laptop (save $150)
- $249.99 15.6-inch Dell touchscreen laptop(save $100)
- $199.99 11.6-inch Acer R11 2-in-1 laptop (save $80)
- $169.99 15.6-inch HP laptop (save $90)
- $139.99 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 3 (save $40)
- $99.99 11.6-inch Lenovo 100S laptop (save $100)
- Save up to $400 on select Surface Book
- Save up to $200 on select MacBook models
Additionally, Best Buy will be offering free shipping for all orders from Oct 23rd through Dec 24, 2016.
Walmart Black Friday Shopping: What You Need to Know
In-Store Black Friday Sale begins: 11/24 6:00 pm
Online Black Friday Sale begins: 11/24 12:00 am
If you’re hoping to hit up Walmart for Black Friday sales, here’s what you need to know:
- You can preview Walmart’s Black Friday advertisement by downloading their app, available on iTunes and Google Play.
- If you plan on shopping sales in person, brick-and-mortar Walmart stores will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving.
- Stores will once again have wristbands (if you get there early enough) that will guarantee the availability of doorbuster deals in stores. And if they run out of merchandise, they still guarantee the price any time before Christmas, once it becomes available again.
- Online shoppers will have access to the Black Friday sale starting all-day Thursday 11/24 at walmart.com.
- Walmart Layaway is live from now until December 12, 2016. The service is in-stores only, and there is no opening fee required.
Starting Nov. 4, Walmart is deploying an army of Holiday Helpers to better serve customers in the checkout line.
Walmart’s Holiday Helpers will be in stores dedicated to helping customers get through the checkout process faster. Holiday Helpers, ready with candy canes and smiles, will assist customers with finding the shortest line, open registers as needed and will even quickly grab items customers might have forgotten.
During peak times, Walmart stores will increase the number of Holiday Helpers serving customers.
Additionally, the retailer has also dramatically increased the amount of products available through its Pickup service, adding tens of thousands of items in categories including apparel, seasonal décor, toys, and electronics for same-day Pickup.
To facilitate a faster and easier pickup experience, the retailer is allocating additional Pickup staff including dedicated Pickup managers in every store for the first time.
Pickup, especially same-day, is incredibly popular during the holiday season. During busy holiday shopping weeks, Walmart receives up to five times as many same-day pickup orders as compared to a normal week.
According to their chief merchandising officer, this year, the megastore will have more stuff for lower prices than ever before.
“I can’t remember another year when I’ve been this excited about the merchandise we are offering customers,” said Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “It’s not just about one category or one item. Our whole store is going to be stocked with new, exciting items from hot toys to new electronics available at the best prices.”
In regards to sales, Bratspies says “We will win the season on price, from the first weekend in November to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and through those final weeks in December.”
Walmart Black Friday Savings Highlights
Here are highlights of Walmart’s Black Friday deals:
11 Televisions including 4K Ultra HDTVs, such as a Philips 55-inch Smart 4KTV for $298 (special buy) and a Samsung 50-inch Smart 4KTV for $398 ($230 savings). Other television offers consist of a Vizio 60-inch HDTV for $398 (special buy), a 40-inch HDTV for $125 (special buy) and 50-inch HDTV for $225 (special buy).
Toys including the toy of the season, Hatchimals, for $48.88, Disney Princess Cinderella Royal Dreams Dollhouse with Furniture for $88 ($61 savings), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Mikey for $39 (a Walmart exclusive at a $10 savings) and Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard for $273 ($125 savings).
Drones including the DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3 for $369 ($130 savings), Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone for $99 (a Walmart exclusive at a $49 savings) and Sharper Image Video Drone for $30 (special buy).
Connected Home items such as the Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat for $199 ($50 savings) and Nest Cam for $149 ($50 savings).
Video Game Consoles and Games like the PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB bundle for $249 ($50 savings) plus a $30 gift card and the Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249 ($50 savings). Walmart will also offer nearly 90 video games starting at $8.
A $99 iPhone 5s 16GB on Straight Talk Wireless ($50 savings).
10 Laptops and Tablets including the Samsung Chromebook 3 for $119 (special buy), HP 15.6-inch Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy) and iPad Mini 2 32GB for $199 ($70 savings).
More than 750 DVDs and Blu-ray Movies starting at $1.96.
Fitness Wearables including the Fitbit Charge 2 for $129 ($20 savings), Fitbit Alta for $99 ($30 savings) and Fitbit Flex 2 for $69 ($30 savings).
Pajamas and Slippers such as $4.75 Licensed Kids Pajamas and $7 Ladies’ Novelty Character or Emoji Slippers (special buy).
Home and Outdoor Favorites including $9.76 kitchen appliances (special buy), Hotel Style 1,100 Thread Count Sheet Set for $25 (special buy), Hotel Style Down Alternative Comforter for $20 (special buy) and Pioneer Woman 27-piece Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set for $89 (special buy). Walmart will also offer a Blackstone 2-Burner Propane Griddle or Expert Grill 4-Burner Propane Grill, available for $99 each (special buy).
A 14-foot Trampoline Combo (includes mini ball and hoop) for $159 (special buy).
There’s also two incentives to purchase a smartphone:
- An iPhone Black Friday deal that offers a $250 gift card with an iPhone activation and payment plan on Verizon or Sprint.
- Samsung deals on Android smartphones that deliver the same $250 gift card.
Note that you must make an appointment starting at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day and then return after 9 pm to activate the phone.
Target Black Friday Shopping: What You Need To Know
In-Store Black Friday Sale begins: 11/24 6:00 pm
Online Black Friday Sale begins: 11/24 12:00 am
Is shopping Black Friday sales at Target more your style? Here’s what you need to know:
- You can view Target’s 40-page Black Friday ad here. Note that deals on the first four pages of the ad are available on Wednesday and Thursday only, while the rest of the book is available throughout the holiday weekend.
- Target stores will open on Thursday, Thanksgiving day, at 6 pm.
- Black Friday Preview Deals starts Wednesday 11/23 to 11/24. (See pages 2-5 in the ad.)
Some savings are even available now: Starting In mid-November, Target will offer $10–$50 off in a different product category each week. In December, Target will offer $25–$100 off in various product categories.
To track which product category is going to be discounted for any given week, sign up for Target’s email notifications, scope out Target Deals section at Deals of America, or follow Target on Facebook.
Target Black Friday Savings Highlights
All TVs are on sale, but sales on Samsung flat-screens offer the best bang for your buck. There is a wide variety of video games and electronics savings likely to please the gamers and techies on your shopping list. Popular brand-name toys are buy-one-get-one-half-off, and all apparel, accessories, and shoes for the entire family are marked down 30%.
Here are some of Target’s top Black Friday savings:
- Samsung 55-inch curved 4K UHD TV plus $70 Target gift card for $697.99 (regularly $1,099.99).
- Samsung 50-inch Smart Ultra HDTV for $397.99 (regularly $749.99).
- Samsung 55-inch Smart LED TV for $447.99 (regularly $699.99).
- Samsung 40-inch Smart LED TV for $247.99 (regularly $399.99).
- Xbox One S 500GB “Battlefield 1” or “Minecraft” bundle plus $40 Target gift card for $249.99 (regularly $299.99).
- PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB “Uncharted” bundle for $249.99 (regularly $299.99).
- Nintendo 3DS for $99.99 (regularly $199.99).
- Select PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game titles as low as $8.
- Select Apple iPads starting as low as $199.79 (save up to $150.99).
- Apple Watch Series 1 starting at $198 (save $71.99).
- GoPro Hero Session bundle plus $20 Target gift card for $179.99 (regularly $249.99).
- Beats by Dre Solo2 wireless headphones for $119.99 (save $180).
- Fitness trackers starting as low as $49.99 (save up to $79.99).
- Buy-one-get-one-half-off top toy brands including Nerf, Marvel, Disney Princess, VTech, My Little Pony and more.
- 40% off select Lego and play sets.
- Select Barbie dolls and playsets for $29.99 (save up to $30).
- Ninja Professional Kitchen System for $129.99 (save $90).
- Ninja coffee bar with glass carafe for $129.99 (save $50).
- 50% off select Black & Decker, Oster, West Bend and Hamilton Beach kitchen appliances.
On December 4th, Target is offering 10% off Target Gift Cards. This is particularly useful if you are a regular shopper at Target since the discounted cards offer a de facto 10% off of every item. Also remember many that electronics brands, such as Bose, don’t offer any discounts during and coupons do not work on their products. However, by using this gift card to pay, you can swing 10% off their products.
Kohl’s to Stay Open for 30 Hours of Black Friday Sales
In-Store Black Friday Sale begins: 11/24 6:00 pm
Online Black Friday Sale begins: 11/21 12:00 am
Expect price drops on virtually everything in the store. Clothing, shoes, kitchen goods and small appliances, toys, accessories, makeup, baby gear and jewelry—to see the complete list of deals, you can view Kohl’s Black Friday ad here. Highlights include:
- $99.99 for a Fitbit Alta (regularly $129.99 to $149.99) or $129.99 for a Fitbit Charge 2 (regularly $149.99), plus $30 Kohl’s Cash with each purchase.
- $249.99 for a Haier 49-inch Ultra HD 4K television (regularly $349.99), plus $75 Kohl’s Cash.
- $249.99 for a Sony PlayStation 4 500GB “Uncharted 4” console bundle or a Microsoft Xbox One S “Minecraft” favorites console bundle (regularly $299 each), plus $75 Kohl’s Cash.
- $250 off an LG 55-inch 4K ULED Smart TV (regularly $749.99, marked down to $499.99), plus $150 in Kohl’s Cash.
- $300 off a Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera with Wi-Fi, including bag, 18-55 mm lens, and 75-300mm lens (marked down to $449.99, normally $749.99), plus $135 Kohl’s Cash.
- $105 in Kohl’s Cash with the purchase of an Apple Watch Series 2 ($369) or $75 in Kohl’s Cash with the purchase of an Apple Watch Series 1 ($269) in rose gold with the pink band.
Pro Tip: Once again Kohl’s is bringing back the $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend! This sale happens once a year, making Black Friday 2016 the best time to shop at Kohl’s.
Sears Offers Price Matching & Has Already Started Black Friday Sale Prices
Looking for a new mattress set? Sears has already released Black Friday flyers showing discounted mattresses, beds, and assorted bedroom furniture. Check out the full flyer here.
While Sears hasn’t released a complete catalog of their Black Friday deals, some sales prices have been “leaked” to start stirring up excitement. These include:
- 30% off all Kenmore major appliances plus an extra 10% off appliances over $499 with a Sears card.
- Save 50% on the Kenmore 30" Double Electric Wall Oven w/ Select Clean® for $1,149.99 (after Sears card); reg. priced at $2,299.99.
- Take over 40% off the Kenmore 25 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator for $749.99 (after Sears card); reg. priced at $1,339.99.
- Get the Kenmore 24" Built-In Dishwasher for only $199.99; reg. priced at $399.99.
- Craftsman work boots (select styles) for $89.99; reg. priced at $125-$130.
- Up to 60% off top brand mattresses like Serta and Sealy plus up to a $300 Sears award card with qualifying mattress set purchase.
- Save $400 on the NordicTrack E 7.5i Elliptical for $599.99; reg. priced at $999.99.
- Save on the Craftsman ¾ HPS* DieHard Battery Backup Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with two Multi-Function Remotes and Keypad for $179.99; reg. priced at $299.99.
Sears department store is also offering price-matching from October 16th to December 24th.
If you purchase any item in-store during the event and if the price of the item goes down in the same store through Dec. 24 (including Black Friday), Sears will automatically credit the Shop Your Way members, the difference back in points.
Because the offer is valid for Shop Your Way Rewards members only, you’ll need to sign up. Signing up is free. Up to a maximum of $100 in points per member. Excludes clearance products & certain items. Some stores are also excluded. (See details)
Recap of Current Offers:
- Amazon offers big savings on select toys each day. To take advantage, sign up for daily deals email notifications.
- Best Buy offers Black Friday deals on over 20 top tech items and might be open for several hours on Thanksgiving evening.
- Walmart is offering a greater variety of goods, in-store helpers, and 10,000 more items are available for Pickup.
- Target is offering discounts on a different product category each week. Plus, 10% off gift cards on December 4.
- Kohls just might be staying open for 30 hours, starting Thanksgiving at 6 pm.
Check back weekly for updates on Black Friday sales as flyers are released.
And, don’t forget that there are plenty of scams to be found in the flurry of online shopping—many in the form of email offers. Protect yourself by checking out Scams, Ripoffs, & Other Things to Watch out for on Black Friday for tips on how to avoid being taken in the search for seasonal deals.
For additional Black Friday and Holiday Hacks, check out our 2016 Holiday Shopping & Travel Guide.
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