The biggest shopping day of the year is conveniently online for those of us who want the deals while still eating Thanksgiving leftovers from the comfort of the couch. No lines, you know exactly what’s in stock, easily compare the best deals and the items get delivered straight to your house! I don’t call that lazy; I call that smart. Here’s the scoop on the best upcoming deals for tech and electronics for Black Friday.
There are too many sales to confine them to just one day, so Target is running deals all month long. Every Thursday, starting on October 29th, Target will drop an ad for the upcoming week’s Black Friday Now sales. They’re also extending their price match guarantee from November 1 until December 24, which means you can benefit from their sales if you happen to purchase the item a bit earlier and then see that the price has dropped.
Insider info: Target Circle will earn you 1% money back on your purchases, or you can get 5% off with a RedCard on top of Cash Back from Rakuten on qualifying purchases. In addition, Target’s best sales often include gift cards back when you buy certain items.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads will be released for Kohl’s on November 1. Expect to see Kohl’s Cash and online-only deals. There are always big door-busters, even for gaming consoles and items you don’t normally expect to buy from the retailer.
Insider info: 12:01 AM on Thanksgiving Day in years past has been the time when several online-only deals debuted. For Cyber Monday last year, the retailer offered Kohl’s Cash and big discounts on gaming consoles, so we are expecting to see this again.
November Savings Week: November 7-15 (sneak peek October 31)
10 Days of Thanks-Savings: November 20-29 (sneak peek November 16)
Cyber Monday Online-Only Savings Event: November 30 (sneak peek November 25)
December Savings Event: December 5-13 (sneak peek December 1)
Insider info: You don’t need to be a member to shop at Sam’s Club. You can get a guest pass, which will charge a 10% fee on your purchases, but if you live in California, South Carolina or Elmsford, New York, you’re exempt from the fee. Friends and family can add you on as a complimentary add-on to their membership, too.
While Prime Day offered great deals on electronics this year, we’re expecting to see more in the coming months for the holiday season. Cyber Monday and online sales haven’t been announced, yet, but you can get huge discounts on popular products every day by shopping Epic Daily Deals that are open for short windows of time. A limited number of items will be available for each deal, and you can browse upcoming deals to make sure your hand is ready on the mouse.
Insider info: We’re expecting to see huge deals similar to those offered on Prime Day with up to 50% on Amazon-connected devices like Echo and Kindle, plus deep discounts on Kindle Unlimited.
Before you set up your game plan, you should know that there are stores that will price-match even for Black Friday deals. Look into the fine print as Lowe’s, Macy’s, Home Depot and JCPenney will price match with certain retailers. As a final cherry on top, always use Rakuten to get rewarded with Cash Back on your purchases, so you can watch that Big Fat Check grow and grow!
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