The Best Amazon Black Friday Deals to Expect This Year

Alex Warner

The most wonderful time of the year for shopping is right around the corner and if you’re eager to start saving now, don’t fret — we’ve compiled everything you need to know about Amazon’s Black Friday sale right here, so you can plan ahead.

While the retailer offers new deals across its many departments every day through its Today’s Deals storefront (we’re talking anywhere from 20 to 80 percent off everything from Instant Pots to Nintendo Switch consoles), some of the best markdowns of the year will launch on November 29 (a.k.a Black Friday) and last just a few days — if not hours, considering how quickly many of the most popular deals sell out. Each year, the retailer seems to upstage previous sales with even more impressive savings, and if Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day sale was any indication, this year will be epic. 

Shoppers can expect huge discounts on nearly everything — most notably, televisions, electronics, laptops, tech, and of course, its very own slew of Amazon devices. There’s no word yet on whether its newest Echo devices — the recently-released Echo Buds, Amazon Smart Oven, and Echo Flex, for instance — will be on sale or not, but we have a feeling they’ll be a hot commodity either way. 

Here’s everything else we know about Amazon’s Black Friday 2019 deals and sales, so you can start your holiday shopping early and save big while you’re at it.

When do Amazon’s Black Friday deals start?

With Thanksgiving falling on Thursday, November 28 this year, the shopping holiday, which is celebrated the following day, will begin on Friday, November 29. Black Friday sales typically kick off promptly at midnight and are likely to last all day Friday, with new ones launching every hour. We will update this post with more details as soon as they become available, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back so you don’t miss out. 

How long will Amazon Black Friday deals last?

Like other retailers, many of Amazon’s Black Friday sales will last the full day, with some even lasting through the weekend. But unlike its competitors, Amazon offers some of its most impressive savings through i“Lightning deals,” which can last as little as six hours. If you happen to miss a sale you wanted to shop, be sure to check back through the weekend and on Monday, December 1, when the retailer is expected to launch even more Cyber Monday deals and sales

When does Amazon announce its Black Friday deals?

Prime members (or anyone who registers for a free 30-day trial) can get exclusive first-looks at upcoming deals and sales through Amazon’s “Prime Early Access Deals” section on its Today’s Deals page. Members can also “watch” deals that are listed as “upcoming” before they go live, to ensure they don’t miss fast-moving sales. This post will be updated when deals become available. 

Do I need to be a Prime member to shop Amazon’s Black Friday sales?

While you don’t have to be a Prime member to shop on Black Friday, non-members will miss out on hundreds of exclusive deals as well as free, two-day shipping offered on all Prime-eligible products. If you’re not ready to commit to a membership, you can still shop, save, and gain access to tons of great perks (like Prime video, Prime rewards, and special savings at Whole Food Markets) by signing up for a free month-long membership, while students can sign up for a free six-month trial