If you have an aversion to waking up before dawn, long lines and horrid traffic to shop for bargains as the holidays near, there’s good news for you. You can often find deeper savings by choosing Black Friday or Cyber Monday online Internet deals. If not, the check here for all the updated store hours of all major retailers.
Keeping checking our Black Friday section as we’ll continually update it along with Cyber Monday for your shopping convenience. You can also check out Amazon’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals here as they’ll keep changing as fast as a Kardashian’s Instagram page.
Thanks to the Internet, you can now shop in the comfort of your own home or office, get free shipping, the very best deals available and have the items delivered to you or the recipient without wasting valuable time by fighting traffic and standing in line.
Online bargains are available for just about everything on your holiday shopping list. But it’s also a time to stock up on items for yourself and your family. Water Piks for your continued dental care, a new baby mattress, and flat irons to perfect your hairstyle are just some of the items that can be found for a bargain online this year.
If you have fitness goals for after the holidays, you can find deals on exercise equipment and gadgets such as wrist health monitors to make sure you’re not overdoing it (or that you’re doing enough) and to track your fitness goals.
Fitbit fitness trackers will be on sale at all major retailers (both online and off). The basic Zip model will have about $20 knocked off. Best Buy and Kohls will have deals on the Fitbit Charge, taking it down from $129 to just $89.
Check out online sites of Walmart, Target and Amazon to quickly see what’s offered from day to day and sometimes from hour to hour. For example, click on Walmart’s site and you’ll see discounts on the PlayStation 4 Call of Duty Black Ops III Limited Edition 1 TB Console (PS4) and PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront Stand.
Walmart also had a daily Black Friday discount ad for Fisher Price baby toys and Graeco car seats and other baby items. Retailers are making it easy for customers to choose from the experience of being out and about on Black Friday and making it easy for those who want to shop from the point and click ease of a computer.
Jewelry isn’t usually a big door buster that retailers use to lure shoppers into their stores, but online deals can be very sweet on necklaces, rings and other jewelry items that you might have on your gift list.
Department stores like JC Penney’s, Macy’s and others will have great jewelry deals – as will Walmart, Target and Amazon.com. Macy’s has a Citizen Eco-Drive 2-pc Boxed Set Watches that is normally $475 but will be marked down to just $299.
Green living products such as organic bedding and organic baby products aren’t just found on specialty sites anymore. They’ve made their way into the mega stores and are predicted to be hot items for this Black Friday.
Online sites are just as competitive as brick and mortar retailers, so do your research and surf the ‘net for the best available deals. Sign up for some Black Friday notification sites that can help alert you to the best deals on must-have items.
1. iPad Mini 2 for $199 – Wal-Mart
At Wal-Mart, you can pick up the 16GB iPad Mini 2 with Wi-Fi in space gray or silver for $199 (regularly $268). This and other deals will be available in-store beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. iPads will be available while supplies last.
2. Xbox One bundle – Target
Target has the ultimate deal for gamers this Black Friday. The store will be selling the Xbox One 500GB console with “Gears of War” digital download for $299.99 (regularly $349.99). Plus, you will also receive a free $60 Target gift card with purchase of the bundle. Target stores will begin welcoming Black Friday shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
3. PlayStation 4 bundle – GameStop
At GameStop, you can purchase the PlayStation 4 500GB “Uncharted” bundle for $299.99 (regularly $349.99). GameStop kicks off its Black Friday event at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
4. Smart HDTV under $200 – Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart is known for its blockbuster Black Friday deals, and this year won’t disappoint. The retailer is advertising a host of huge price cuts on TVs, and you can even take home a Smart TV for under $200. The Samsung 32-inch UN32J4500 will be available for $198.
5. Laptop under $100 – Best Buy
Looking for an ultra-affordable laptop? You can get the Acer CB3-111-C8UB 11.6-inchChromebook, with 16GB flash memory, on sale for just $99 (regularly $169). Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The store’s sale prices are valid Nov. 26-28 unless otherwise noted.
6. 65% off tablet – Dell
Dell has one impressive Black Friday deal that really stands out: a 65% discount on a tablet. Beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 27, you can buy the Venue 10 5000 Series tablet for $149 (regularly $427.15). Quantities are limited at this price.
7. Free gift card with Apple Watch – Target
Black Friday is the ultimate time to save big on an Apple Watch. Target will give you a free $100 Target gift card with purchase of any Apple Watch. These popular smartwatches start at $349 and require an iPhone 5 or newer model and iOS 9 or later in order to operate. This gift card giveaway offer is available while supplies last.
8. Beats Studio Headphones for $169 – Wal-Mart
When Wal-Mart’s doors open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, you will be able to buy the Beats Studio Headphones for $169 (regularly $299.95). Keep in mind that colors may vary by store, and there is a limit of one per customer per item. In-store only, Wal-Mart is also promising a 1-Hour Guarantee on these popular headphones. According to the store’s ad, “If any of these items sell out within an hour of the Black Friday Event start time, we’ll offer a limited opportunity purchase for that item, ensuring that it will be shipped to your store for you before Christmas.”
9. Kenmore Elite washer and dryer – Sears
You can save 51% on a washer and dryer pair at Sears. The Kenmore Elite 5.2-cubic-foot steam washer and 9.0-cubic-foot steam dryer will be on sale for $799.99 each when you buy the pair (regularly $1,649.99 each). Sears starts its doorbusters at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Prices on this pair will increase to $849.99 each after 1 p.m. on Black Friday. But keep in mind that there are only approximately four of these appliances available per store. If you’ve got your eye on this deal, it might be worth camping out in front of your local Sears.
10. Nikon CoolPix digital camera for $99.99 – Target
Picture this: a popular camera for less than $100 on Black Friday. You can grab the Nikon CoolPix L340 20-megapixel digital camera with 28x zoom and HD video for $99.99 (regularly $229.99).
11. $150 off play SUV – Toys R Us
Toys R Us will have the 12-volt Escalade play SUVs on sale for $299.99 (regularly $449.99). Both feature a real FM radio with an MP3 jack. These and other doorbusters at Toys R Us will launch when the retailer opens its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
12. Up to $200 off Dyson vacuums – Lowe’s
At Lowe’s, you can bring home select Dyson vacuum cleaners for up to $200 off. The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Bagless Vacuum, for instance, will be available for $399 (regularly $599). The V6 Motorhead Cordless Bagless Stick Vacuum will be on sale for $249 (regularly $399). Lowe’s store locations open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. Prices on these vacuums are valid Nov. 26-29.
13. Nutri Ninja blender for $59.99 – Sears
While you’re shopping on Black Friday (or Thanksgiving), don’t forget to visit the small kitchen appliance department, where you’ll be sure to find a plethora of discounts. Sears, for instance, will have the Nutri Ninja personal blender for $59.99 (regularly $119.99). That’s a 50% discount. This deal is available Nov. 26-28, while supplies last. Sears locations will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
14. Fitbit Charge for $89.99 – Kohl’s
Activity trackers are a popular holiday gift this year, which means they’re also a popular Black Friday doorbuster. Kohl’s will have the Fitbit Charge on sale for $89.99 (regularly $129.99). Kohl’s stores open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Thursday, but this deal will be available online, too. Quantities are limited, and there are no rain checks.
15. Boots under $20 – department stores
Walk away with a deal you can wear this Black Friday with women’s boot sales at a handful of major department stores. J.C. Penney’s doors open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. That’s when customers can scoop up select boots for her for $19.99 (regularly $60 to $90). A few hours later, Macy’s locations open at 6 p.m. with a boots for her doorbuster. Select styles will be on sale for $19.99 (regularly $59 to $69).