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The 30+ best Black Friday deals worth snagging on Thanksgiving

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Black Friday 2022 is the biggest shopping day of the year, but this year, retailers have been rolling out the deals early, and some are as good as you'll see on Black Friday. They now call it "cyber week" for a reason, as the savings stretch all week (and even all month) as retailers strive to move inventory that they over-ordered over the past two years. So after your turkey and pie sessions, grab some time for early shopping.

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The best early Black Friday deals to snag now!

Retailers are launching their "real" Black Friday deals earlier than ever. Here are some deals that will be as good as they get, and are worth ordering now vs. waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Amazon

iRobot Roomba 694

$179$274Save $95
This bestselling robovac is extra slim, so it can easily glide under your couch and dressers. It also has laser sensors to avoid getting stuck on carpets, bumping into walls or the dreaded falling down stairs.
$179 at Amazon
Walmart

Shark AI VACMOP Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum and Mop

$188$480Save $292
Vacuum and mop at the same time with this incredible robot vac-mop. As it scrubs your hard surfaces, it will automatically avoid carpets and provide up to 100 rotations a minute with its microfiber pad.
$188 at Walmart
Walmart

iRobot Roomba i1+Wi-Fi Connected Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum

$288$530Save $242
This smart sucker heads back to its charging base and empties itself into the collection bin there and you don't have to check it for a whopping — get this — 60 days!
$288 at Walmart
Best Buy

Keurig K Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

$80$160Save $80
Whip up perfectly precise cups of coffee every time with this Keurig. It's $80 off, making it too good a deal to pass up.
$80 at Best Buy
Amazon

Fitbit Charge 5

$100$150Save $50
This Fitbit is super easy to read, with a screen twice as bright as the previous iteration. A seven-day battery life allows you and this device to be constant companions, attached at the wrist.
$100 at Amazon
Amazon

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

$179$275Save $96
This adjustable weight dumbbell gives you a massive range of 5 to 52.5 pounds, allowing you to do a lot with a little. A simple toggle system makes it easy to switch up the weights during your workout.
$179 at Amazon
Amazon

Ray-Ban Justin Rectangular Sunglasses

$94$140Save $46
These unisex sunglasses are inspired by Ray-Ban's iconic Wayfarer sunglasses but have a slightly larger frame.
$94 at Amazon
Amazon

BearPaw Women's Alyssa Ankle Boot

$50$70Save $20
Cozy, warm boots are so needed this time of year. This option from BearPaw is a hit with Amazon shoppers for its slipper-like feel.
$50 at Amazon
Amazon

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker

$40$65Save $25
These shoes have racked up more than 40,600 five-star reviews. They have a cushioned memory foam insert for extra padding on your feet, but they feel incredibly light.
$40 at Amazon
Dick's

Peloton Bike

$1,145$1,445Save $300
A Peloton bike is never going to be cheap, but $300 off is nothing to sneeze at. This bike hooks you up to live-streaming workouts, a massive collection of pre-taped classes and more.
$1,145 at Dick's

The best early Black Friday kitchen deals

Kristin McGrath, shopping expert with RetailMeNot, says KitchenAid mixers are the products to watch. These are expensive, and Black Friday deals knock the price down to almost affordable for many shoppers. But last year, we saw deals on KitchenAid stand mixers sell out quickly, so hop to it.

Bed Bath & Beyond

KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer

$345$480Save $135
This stand mixer offers 10 different speed settings, and three different attachments for whatever you’re mixing: a flat beater, a six-wire whisk and a dough hook. The tilt-back head gives you easy access to the bowl.
$345 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Amazon

Ninja SS401 Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System

$240
You get so much with this handy ensemble, including a 72-ounce blending and food processing pitcher and extra large smoothie bowl maker.
$240 at Amazon
Amazon

KitchenAid 3.5-Cup Food Chopper

$66
This powerful food processor will look good under your tree. It features a 3.5-cup work bowl and two speeds to pulverize onions, garlic, veggies and more. It's also petite enough to store in your pantry without hogging space.
$66 at Amazon
Amazon

Crock-Pot 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker

$25$50Save $25
Snag this legendary slow cooker for a rock-bottom price right now!
$25 at Amazon

The best early Black Friday TV deals

McGrath says to look to the major retailers and study their Black Friday ads so you can pounce on the TV you want before it’s gone. “Stock sells out quickly on the best-priced sets, and there are always a few headline-making deals that get a ton of hype and sell out in minutes,” she says. “Zero in on the 4K TV you want, have some backups and get ready to shop as soon as the Black Friday sale kicks off.”

Best Buy

Samsung LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV, 75"

$580$850Save $270
Save a whopping $270 on this 75-inch Samsung TV. This smart set allows you to stream your favorite movies and shows and instantly transforms images to impressive 4K resolution.
$580 at Best Buy
Amazon

Samsung 50-Inch Frame TV

$750$820Save $70
Frame TVs, which magically look like pieces of art when you're not watching them, are notoriously pricey. But this renewed 4K model is on sale — and reviewers swear it's just like new. Snatch one up while supplies last.
$750 at Amazon

The best early Black Friday AirPods deals

Look out for great deals on AirPods, especially AirPods Pro, which are “still immensely popular, and retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Target and Best Buy will likely offer the lowest price of the year," says McGrath.

Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro

$200$249Save $49
AirPods Pro are Apple's noise-cancelling wireless earbuds, by all accounts one of the best products in their class. The new 2nd-generation version builds on that with a few incremental improvements.
$200 at Amazon
Walmart

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

$79$100Save $21
These wireless earbuds are beloved for good reason. Along with providing crisp sound, they also automatically turn on and connect the instant you need them.
$79 at Walmart

The best early Black Friday Apple Watch deals

McGrath recommends pouncing on a new Apple Watch Series 8 whenever it goes on sale...like now.

Apple

Apple Watch SE

$199$279Save $80
This Apple Watch includes all of the essential features to keep you connected, active and healthy. Track your daily activity and flip through plenty of workouts — and save money in the process.
$199 at Walmart
Amazon

Apple Watch Series 8

$379$399Save $20
This smartwatch is packed with features you didn't even know you needed, including crash and fall detection. It also has temperature-sensing capabilities, along with ECG and blood oxygen level sensors.
$379 at Amazon

The best early Black Friday laptop and device deals

Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with DealNews.com, calls laptops “one of the quintessential Black Friday items." Ramhold says to “watch for prices to drop as low as $90 for simple computers like Chromebooks while laptops, in general, could be priced as low as $229 or see discounts up to $800 off.” She also predicts major retailers will offer the latest Android smartphones and iPhones bundled with gift cards worth hundreds, “which can be used on later purchases and boost the value of these deals.”

Amazon

2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop

$799$999Save $200
This laptop features an Intel Core i3 Dual-Core chip built-in, 8GB of memory, 256GB of on-board storage and the latest version of MacOS Catalina. It’s also lightweight at just under three pounds.
$799 at Amazon
Walmart

Gateway 15.6" Ultra Slim Notebook

$139$169Save $30
Weighing in at just over four pounds, this ultra-slim laptop boasts an 8.5 hour battery life, stereo speakers and microphone to accompany the front-facing camera and deliver crisp video calls.
$139 at Walmart
Amazon

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

$600$900Save $300
This gaming computer features a free three-month Xbox GamePass and an impressive battery life. Enjoy perks like the latest generation AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors and a 15.6-inch FHD IPS screen with 120Hz refresh rate.
$600 at Amazon
Acer

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Convertible Laptop

$158$290Save $132
Acer's Chromebook is far from your average laptop. It features a touchscreen to make navigating as easy as it is on your phone or tablet. A 64GB storage capacity allows you to add plenty to your device without slowing down.
$158 at Amazon
Amazon

Moto G Power

$130$250Save $120
This impressive phone can offer up to three days of battery life before needing a recharge. It also boasts a 6.5-inch display with crisp graphics and a triple-camera setup for next-level pictures.
$130 at Amazon

The best early Black Friday camera deals

Expect camera deals on everything from Instaxes to DSLRs, says Ramhold.

Amazon

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

$120$150Save $30
This Instax camera bundle easily produces instant photos, thanks to the Mini 11 camera. It also features film, stickers, a carrying case and even batteries. All you need to do is unbox it and get to work.
$120 at Amazon

The best early Black Friday toy deals

Historically, the best toy sales happen in December, says Ramhold, but “Black Friday toy deals should be pretty big.” She says to expect up to 85% off at major stores.

Amazon

Lego Classic Large Creative Brick Box

$43$60Save $17
Even seasoned builders will get a kick out of this behemoth of a box. It features a whopping 790 bricks, along with a huge Lego-shaped container to hold them all.
$43 at Amazon
Amazon

Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

$30$65Save $35
Kids flip over this 28-piece wooden set, which feels like a real ice cream counter. They'll enjoy scooping up new creations, adding "toppings" and even counting with paper money. It all comes in a handy container.
$30 at Amazon
Amazon

Fisher-Price Little People Farm Toy

$35$43Save $8
This pretend play toy is a total classic. Your toddler will love the lights, sounds and learning content that grows with them (simply flip a switch as they get older). The kit comes with a farmer and four adorable animals.
$35 at Amazon

Shopping Strategies for Black Friday

  • Do your research: Ramhold advises to make a list of items you're interested in buying, then note their current prices at the retailers you like to shop. That way, you’ll be able to spot a great Black Friday deal as soon as you see it. “The most important thing is to know exactly what you want. What specs you want in a TV or laptop and which headphones you want,” says McGrath. “Consumers shouldn’t assume that just because a product is discounted that it’s the best price out there. I recommend checking for the product on one to two other retailers to compare the regular price with a potential “sale” price to ensure you’re actually getting the best deal,” echoes Kristen Gall, retail and shopping expert for Rakuten.

  • Stay on top of the ads: Black Friday ads are already coming out, so pay attention, says Ramhold. “It may be helpful to follow your favorite retailers on social media and sign up for their email newsletters as well, since they may announce the ad release that way as well as other important details, like when the sales will begin.” Gall calls the ads “your Black Friday road map for deals.”

  • Check out holiday price guarantees. Have a few favorite retailers? “Check to see if they're offering any kind of price match or guarantee for Black Friday,” advises Ramhold. The idea is that you’ll know if you can request your preferred retailer match the price of a competitor during a Black Friday event, or if you'll have to shop the competitor instead. “And if there's a price guarantee in place, it's good to know that if you buy something early on and it later drops in price if you'll be able to receive a price adjustment for the difference.”

  • Try to get cash back: “In addition to doing a price comparison, you can ensure you are getting the absolute best price by stacking deals to maximize savings,” says Gall. “Cash Back services like Rakuten allow you to earn cash back on top of sale prices. For extra savings, plan to apply promo codes or digital coupons, and use a rewards credit card to extra earn points or cash back.” RetailMeNot's upcoming Cash Back Day savings event on November 3 and 4 is another opportunity. It’ll feature thousands of deals from top retailers, and the potential to get up to 20% Cash Back at top brands such as Best Buy, Samsung, Macy’s, Tarte Cosmetics, Lowe’s, Groupon, StubHub and more.

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday is on Friday, November 25. It's the day after Thanksgiving and is historically a great time to get next-level deals on a range of must-have items.

Does Black Friday have deals on everything?

Not everything is on sale for Black Friday, but a lot is. You'll see impressive discounts on items such as air fryers, TVs, vacuums, furniture, sneakers, clothes, electric toothbrushes, makeup and so much more. If there's an item you've been waiting to go on sale, it's most likely to be marked down during Black Friday season.

Does every store have sales?

Not every store has sales for Black Friday, but many do. That includes major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, Lowe's, Home Depot and more.

Got all that? Great! Here’s a Black Friday breakdown by retailer.

  • Amazon: October and early November sales, like Amazon’s Prime Day Early Access Sale, “tend to be dress rehearsals for Black Friday,” says McGrath. So expect some truly compelling deals on TVs and laptops as well as Amazon-owned tech like the Echo Dot and Fire Stick. “Amazon will likely discount things like Instant Pots up to 35% off. Watch for special promotions to drop the cost of Audible Premium Plus by 60% for three months, or for Amazon to offer a $5 coupon off print book purchases of $20,” adds Ramhold, who notes the importance of a Prime membership this Black Friday. “Prime members have the advantage as their membership can provide early access to select Lightning Deals,” she says. “These are difficult to grab, as the very best ones sell out in an instant, so Prime members having an extra window of opportunity to shop is invaluable.” If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get access to new movies, free shipping and two-day shipping on many items. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here.

  • Walmart: “At Walmart you can find major discounts on items across a wide variety of categories, however, the biggest deals are in tech and home goods,” says Gall, who adds, “Walmart is currently hosting a large fall sale that is continuing into the holiday season.” Ramhold says to look for toys, too, like “Nerf starting at $3, LEGO starting at $7, and board games for as little as $5.” To save even more, make sure you’re signed up for Walmart+. It’s easy to sign up for your free 30-day trial here. You’ll get free grocery delivery, savings on gas and prescriptions, exclusive access to major deals, and more. (And by the way, those without Walmart+ still get free shipping on orders of $35 or more.)

  • Kohl's: “[Kohl’s] has already shared their upcoming holiday deals, which kicked off in early October,” says Gall. “From [now] through Christmas Eve, shoppers will find items on sale or an offer at Kohl’s every single day. The retailer will also be offering a seven-day Black Friday Early Access event and of course, be offering more Kohl’s Cash than ever before.” Ramhold adds, ”Kohl's will take up to 50% off small appliances. Kohl's is especially good for clothing and shoes around this time of year, but it's going to be particularly beneficial to those who shop the store regularly and are familiar with Kohl's Cash, as that is often the element that makes some of the deals so notable.”

  • Best Buy: “If you’re looking to find early Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, Best Buy has already begun hosting their early Black Friday Sales event. The retailer is offering huge discounts on technology products such as Apple MacBook Airs, Android phones, and Samsung TVs,” says Gall. Ramhold says to expect “big discounts on iPads, with new models dropping to $279 or less while iPad Pros could be as low as $770.” You can add 4K TVs and AirPods to that list, too.

  • Macy's: At this legendary department store, you can expect Black Friday deals on “a little bit of all kinds of things, from toys to dinnerware to clothing to bedding and more,” says Ramhold. “But its standout offers usually revolve around home items and small kitchen appliances, thanks to rebates on the latter that usually make them especially affordable.” Gall adds, “Shoppers can expect incredible savings for Black Friday, from KitchenAid appliances and cookware to bedding and bath essentials to furniture.”

  • Target: “Target is great for shopping both Black Friday and Cyber Monday,”, especially for Target super fans, says Ramhold. “RedCard members will get extra benefits in the form of 5% back and free two-day shipping on tons of items as well, on top of Target's already affordable prices. This one is going to be best for toy deals, as we expect to see huge discounts (up to 85% off) as well as BOGO promotions to sweeten the deals.”

  • Lowe's and Home Depot: Looking for deals on tools? Black Friday could be your day. Ramhold says The Home Depot could take up to 50% off tools, while Lowe's could discount specific brands like Craftsman and offer gift cards with select purchase amounts. “Lowe’s is already hosting early Black Friday sales where you can find massive discounts on all home improvement products such as dryers, fans, drills, fridges and so much more,” adds Gall. “Home Depot and Lowe's don't do as splashy sales as some of the big-box contenders, but they have great values on Black Friday for big-ticket home items, smart home devices, home security bundles, grills, tool sets, power tools and even ladders. They're also some of the best sources of appliance package deals,” says McGrath.

Will inflation impact Black Friday this year?

Last year consumers spent nearly $9 billion on Black Friday, just slightly less than the year prior — proving that the economic volatility triggered by the pandemic most likely impacted spending habits. Experts say it’s unclear how inflation will affect Black Friday behavior this year, but they have their theories.

“According to our survey, 70% of shoppers are taking inflation into consideration this year,” confirms McGrath. That means people are not necessarily waiting for Black Friday itself to maximize savings, and instead “beginning their holiday shopping earlier than ever in an effort to spread out cash flow,” adds Gall.

To meet this demand, major retailers are already launching big ‘pre-sale’ events leading up to Black Friday. “Spreading out their shopping will help to prevent [consumers’] budgets from taking a hit all at once,” notes Ramhold. One possible caveat? “If starting prices are higher, then that means [potentially] higher deal prices when all is said and done.”

Are supply chain delays and excess inventory still a thing this year?

"Any supply chain issues we're seeing this year aren't at the same level as those in 2021, but that doesn't mean they're totally gone,” says Ramhold of the pandemic-related shortages and delivery delays we experienced last year. So, barring any worst-case scenarios, we should be fine in that regard,

“Retailers have had a year to plan to avoid the massive delivery delays we saw last year, so shopping Black Friday should leave plenty of time for stuff to arrive before the holidays,” notes McGrath. “But that's assuming no big surprises or snags. Retailers are still overstocked with pandemic-popular items, like small home goods, countertop appliances and casual clothing. So expect good deals in those categories.”