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33 Best Things to Buy on Black Friday/Cyber Monday


Nov. 26, 2019 Kiplinger

‘Tis the season for retailers to slash prices on coveted items in a variety of product categories for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend including Black Friday. No matter if you plan to brave the in-store crowds looking for the best doorbusters or keep it cozy and shop online from the comfort of your couch, the deals are plentiful.

We talked with several smart shopping gurus to get the lowdown on which Black Friday bargains are worth your consideration at Costco, Amazon.com, Target and Walmart. This year, holiday shoppers can score up to 50% on everything from air fryers to toys to widescreen TVs. Take a look.

Amazon Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

n true Amazon fashion, the e-commerce giant undercut the competition by kicking off its Black Friday specials several days earlier than most on November 22. Every day until November 29, online shoppers can go to Amazon.com/BlackFriday to find new deals on a wide variety of product categories for up to 50% off — from electronics to home goods to skincare.

BradsDeals.com’s Casey Runyan, Cheapism.com’s Saundra Latham and RetailMeNot.com’s Sara Skirboll to weigh-in on Amazon’s best Black Friday deals:

  • Alexa-Enabled Devices (i.e., Echo Show 5 bundle and Fire TV Cube) from $55 to $90 (discounts ranging from $30 to $35 off)
  • Kindle Kids Edition for $79.99 ($30 off)
  • Samsung Flat 82-Inch QLED 4K Q60 Series Ultra HD Smart TV for $1,797.99 ($2,002 off)
  • Shark IQ Robot Vacuum for $399.99 ($149.01 off)
  • Yedi 9-in-1 Instant Programmable Pressure Cooker for $79.96 ($20 off)
  • 23andMe Genetic Testing Kit for $99 ($100 off)

Costco Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Costco’s stores are closed Thanksgiving Day, November 28, but you will still be able to score early Black Friday deals at Costco.com. A word of advice: Shop the website first, because some Costco Black Friday deals are online-only.

DealNews.com’s Julie Ramhold and smart shopping experts at NerdWallet.com round up the warehouse club’s top Black Friday bargains:

  • Apple AirPods (second generation) headphones with wireless charging case for $139.99 ($35 off)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch laptop for $1,199.99 ($250 off)
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch laptop for $699.99 ($200 off)
  • Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link 3-in-1 HEPA air purifier for $374.99 ($130 off)
  • Freedom Foundry men’s super plush flannel shirt for $11.99 ($3 off)
  • GoPro HERO7 camera bundle for $329 ($70 off)

Target Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

Calling all Target shoppers! The big-box retailer will be offering deep discounts on some of the season’s most coveted items — from air fryers to Chromebooks — as part of its Black Friday sale.

For shoppers who are also Red Card holders, you’ll get early access to select doorbusters online starting on Wednesday, November 27. For in-store shoppers, locations open at 5 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day and will close at 1 a.m. Stores will reopen again on Black Friday (November 29) at 7 a.m.

BradsDeals.com’s Runyan, Cheapism.com’s Latham and TrueTrae.com’s Trae Bodge dish on which of Target’s Black Friday doorbuster deals are worth your time and money:

  • Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) for $22 ($27.99 off)
  • Apple 10.2-Inch iPad (7th Generation) for $249.99 ($80 off)
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones for $129.99 ($170 off)
  • Elements 65-Inch Roku 4K UHD HDR Smart TV for $279.99
  • Hatchimals HatchiBabies for $29.99 ($30 off)
  • HP 11.6-Inch Chromebook for $99 ($100 off)
  • Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp for $169.99 ($60 off)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ or S10 Note. Receive a $400 store gift card with purchase and monthly plan activation.
  • Soda Stream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker for $49.99 ($40 off)
  • Tranquility 12-lbs. Weighted Blanket for $30 ($19 off)

Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals

If Walmart is on your list of stores to shop on Black Friday, get ready to score huge savings. The big-box retailer is going toe-to-toe with competitors in a variety of product categories — from clothing to small appliances to toys — and offering exclusive incentives to get customers in-store and shopping online.

Select deals will be available on Walmart.com starting at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, while in-store doorbusters go on sale starting at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day.

Cheapism.com’s Latham, RetailMeNot.com’s Skirboll and TrueTrae.com’s Bodge dish on which of Target’s Black Friday doorbuster deals are worth your time and money:

  • Barbie Helicopter or Glam Convertible Car for $10 ($9.98 off)
  • Google Home Mini for $19.99 ($5 off)
  • Instant Pot Vortex 6-Quart Air Fryer for $49 ($50 off)
  • iRobot 670 WiFi Vacuum for $197 (nearly $50 off)
  • Neon Vector Two-Wheel Scooter (Non-Motorized) for $15
  • Paw Patrol Vehicles (Assorted Variety) for $5 ($4.84 off)
  • PlayStation 4 1TB Game Bundle for $199.99 ($117 off)
  • Philips 65-Inch 4K Android Smart TV for $278
  • Roku Ultra With JBL Headphones for $48 ($51 off)
  • Sleepwear Sets ranging from $4.75 to $10
  • Tranquility 12-lbs. Weighted Blanket for $30 ($19 off)
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