The BEST Black Friday Deals From the Top 13 Retailers
November 23, 2016
Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart, and 13 other retailers you can shop as early as...RIGHT NOW!
This year all the big retailers launched holiday sales the day after Halloween. Although Black Friday is an American tradition, it's no longer the best time to shop. This is because the flow of new deals never really slows down for two months post all hollows eve.
The traditional "epic" sale and deal days like Black Friday have become less meaningful. Let's be honest: with week after week of nonstop deals and discounts, it’s harder for any individual sale event to stand out and be must shop.
Nonetheless, Black Friday is still a big deal for people that love to shop and save.
The Chippmunk team recently heard that an estimated 44% of American consumers say they’ll shop in stores or online the day after Thanksgiving. That's still pretty high considering huge deals have already been happening for weeks.
Here are some of the most tempting online offers we’ve come across from 16 of the biggest Black Friday players for 2016.
The world’s largest e-retailer may have launched its first early Black Friday deals on Nov. 1, but Amazon always saves some of the best discounts for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. We can promise you that!
Chippmunk's Topic Money Savers for Amazon
• Fire Tablet for $33.33 (regularly $50)
• Fire Kids Edition tablet for $75 (regularly $100) LIVE NOW
• Amazon Echo for $140 (regularly $180)
• Amazon Tap for $90 (regularly $130)
• 32-inch 720p LED TV for $70
• 32-inch 720p Smart TV for $125
• 50% to 60% off select Disney, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price toys
Best Buy Deals go live on Wednesday but here are a few more sale items at Best Buy that you might want to consider.
• $7.99 for Blu-ray + DVD + digital copies of movies like “Deadpool” and “Zootopia” (great stocking stuffers!)
• 50% to 60% off select video games (big names too)
• Lenovo 11.6-inch 2GB laptop for $100 (50% off)
• HP 15.6-inch 4GB laptop for $170 ($90 off)
• Sharp 55-inch 1080p LED Smart TV for $250 (50% off)
The leaked (a few days back) Black Friday ad for Cabela’s features hoodies for $15 (normally $30 and up), weatherproof base layer clothing for $8 (normally $30 and up), and discounts on a large range of hunting and outdoors gear. Perfect for those that dig camping, hunting, fishing or kids in scouts.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Store circulars also offer an extra $15 off clothing purchases of at least $69.99, plus shoppers get a bonus $20 off on future purchase if they spend $100 or more on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. We believe the codes will also work online.
Most Five Below stores open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving with $5 (or less) price tags on items like sewing machines, wireless stereo headsets, selfie sticks, fleece zip jackets, lounge pants, and Lego Dimensions toys, Trolls and Shopkins Toys . Similar items are regularly priced at $15 to $20 in other stores.
- Pillow Pets $1.99
You can start shopping Online deals right now and it appears virtually everything is on sale (kid you not!) 60% or more off original prices seems to be the deal.
Just Beware Chippy fans, that J.C. Penney is notorious for using extremely inflated list prices so that the markdowns seem more impressive.
Look for the best deals to be sale items that are even cheaper when combined with mail-in rebates. (Just make sure you actually mail in the rebate!)
• $8 blender, coffee maker, or griddle after $12 rebate (items regularly priced from $50)
• $10 Pyrex eight-piece bowl set after $15 rebate (regular price $56)
• $20 Farberware 15-piece knife set after $15 rebate (regular price $80)
• $30 Cooks 12-piece cookware set after $20 rebate (regular price $100)
Kmart deals rotate sometimes hourly. You really have to watch their site. The best deals on Thursday morning include $1.99 fleece throw blankets, $4.99 board games, 50% off Christmas decorations, and a 3.5-cubic-foot freezer for $100 (regular price $230) and we expect to see some of these items online too.
Starting Thursday night, DVDs like “Spiderman 2” are priced at just $1, flannel shirts for men, women, and kids are $8, and Kenmore small appliances (coffeemaker, electric griddle, 4-slice toaster) are $10 after a $10 mail-in rebate which is a pretty good deal.
Some Kohl’ Black Friday deals went live at the beginning of this week so you can start shopping now.
Small appliances for less than $7, once rebates are factored are great deals.
Most of its Black Friday sales are available online at midnight on Wednesday and in stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
The best deals are 49-inch 4K TVs or Sony Playstation 4 or Xbox One S Minecraft game console bundles, each at a price of $250. What makes these deals extra special is that customers get $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent. So each of the items above comes with $75 in Kohl’s Cash, which can be spent on anything in Kohl’s stores from November 27 to December 5. So you can score that Xbox for about $175 plus tax.
Macy’s Black Friday sales are available Wednesday for online shoppers. The best include 75% off men’s down coats, 50% to 70% off select Nine West and Anne Klein handbags (best deal we've found on these), 60% off Samsonite luggage, seven-piece comforter sets for $48 (regularly $200 and up), and the Dyson DC39 Ball Multifloor Pro Canister Vacuum for $250 (regularly $580). Special coupons could mean you’ll save even more so check those out before you check out.
Special deals with discounts up to 70% off will be available starting at 6 p.m. in most Michael’s stores on Thanksgiving, and again at 7 a.m. the next morning. Check out the back of the retailer’s Black Friday ad for coupons offering additional
• Scented jar candles for $2 (regular price $6)
• Ornament frames for $2 (regular price $5)
• All watches for $5 (regular price $10 to $15)
• 7-foot pre-lit artificial Christmas tree for $80 (regular price $230)
The sales go live online on Thanksgiving.
• Virtual Reality headset for $10 (80% off)
• 16-pack Duracell AA/AAA batteries for 1¢ (after $13.98 back in store rewards points)
• 50% to 60% office furniture, computer monitors, Bluetooth speakers/headphones, Kenneth Cole bags and luggage.
Most Black Friday sales at Sears are available online at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night, with free shipping on all orders.
Staples stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, but online on Turkey Day you'll be able to shop till you drop.
Availability may be limited for the best deals, like these below:
• Amazon Fire Stick TV for $30 (normally $40)
• Amazon Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet for $33.33 (normally $50)
• Canon Pixma MG3620 printer for $30 (normally $80)
• Google Chromecast for $25 (normally $35)
• 500-sheet ream Staples multipurpose paper for 1¢ (after $7.99 easy rebate)
All online purchases at Target come with free shipping, and the retailer is promising that all of its Black Friday deals will be available online (starting on Thanksgiving morning) and in store (generally starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night). Among the top deals:
• 50-inch Hisense 4K UHD TV for $250
• iPad Air 2 for $274 (regularly $400)
• Hoover Quest 700 Robotic Vacuum for $200 (regularly $350)
• Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earphones for $90 (regularly $200)
• Xbox One 2 Console Bundle for $250, plus free $40 gift card (normally $300)
Toys R Us
Most Toys R Us locations open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but online deals are available even earlier, starting at 9 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
For the rest of the weekend, tons of toys are available in stores and online for 30% to 70% off. They have endless deals. Remember you can choose in store pick up on many items.
Most of Walmart’s Black Friday sales go live at walmart.com at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day.
The hottest deals are on TVs, including a 40-inch HDTV for only $125 and a 50-inch HDTV for $225. Among the other Black Friday specials we liked:
• 90 video games on sale starting at $8
• 750 DVD and Blu-ray movies from $2
• Pajamas and slippers from $4.75
• Samsung Chromebook 3 for $119
They also have tons of toys on sale and kid items like bikes.