Prime Day has come and gone, but the best Black Friday deals are arriving as soon as next week for some retailers. Though the official date is still a month away, we’re preparing for a Black Friday shopping event that will be all November long.
If you’re looking to save some money on gifts before the holidays, Black Friday 2020 is going to be the biggest (and longest) shopping event of the year. We’ll keep this page updated with the latest deals and information as it arrives, so check back every day for new discounts on everything from Apple Watches to coffee machines.
When does Black Friday start?
True Black Friday doesn’t arrive until after Thanksgiving — so Black Friday is on November 27 this year. However, the majority of retailers are launching their sales much earlier than that. Here are the start dates of a few Black Friday sales we already know about:
Amazon Black Friday: Amazon is currently offering early Black Friday deals in the form of its Holiday Dash event. This sale is set to last until November 19, which is when we expect the Amazon Black Friday sale to officially kick-off.
Walmart Black Friday: The Walmart Black Friday sale will be spreading across 3 separate weekends starting on November 4 at 7 p.m. ET.
Targe Black Friday: The Target Black Friday sale will be going on all November long, with new deals arriving each week.
Best Buy Black Friday: The Best Buy Black Friday sale began on Prime Day with early deals, and will continue on through Cyber Monday with new discounts.
The best early Black Friday deals to shop today
We’ve gathered some of the best sales below from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. If you see a price cut on a product you want, don’t hesitate to grab it right now before its gone.
What retailers will have the best Black Friday deals?
With the best Black Friday sales on the horizon, it’s good to start planning where you’ll do your shopping. Here are all of the best online retailers to bookmark for 2020:
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Should you shop online or in stores on Black Friday?
Traditionally, Black Friday has been an in-store event. But in recent years, and with the success of Cyber Monday, all of the best discounts have been moving online. That being said, many retailers will have sales going on both online and at their stores. These sales will likely be spread out across the month of November to avoid large crowds from gathering.
Retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart have all said that they will be having contact-free curbside pickup as well. So if you don’t want to worry about shipping and don’t want to go into the store, there will be a third option for you.
Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: Which sale should you shop?
Traditionally, Cyber Monday sales have been just as good — if not better — than Black Friday. However, considering the potential shipping delays from various online retailers, you may not want to wait until after Black Friday ends to do your holiday shopping.
The main concern with Cyber Monday deals this year is that anything ordered after a certain point may not arrive before Christmas. So the earlier you get your shopping done, the less chance of that happening. With stores like Walmart and Target offering free curbside pickup on the majority of their discounts, however, Cyber Monday might be the best time to find deals on items you can just pick up yourself,
Tips for shopping Black Friday deals in 2020
Although retailers still promote doorbuster deals and in-store-only discounts, most Black Friday deals are also available online. This is a dangerous time for your bank account, so here are some for the best tips and tricks to remember while you browse. If you want to make the most out of your Black Friday 2020 shopping, here are the things to keep in mind.
Not every deal is a good deal: It is a fairly common tactic for retailers to promote “reduced prices” during an event like this, but savings aren’t always what they seem. Often than those products you’re looking at have been on sale for months already, and today’s deals have nothing to do with the price cut you see.
Beware of phishing scams: With the growing dependence on online shipping, it’s easier than ever to have your information stolen online. To avoid getting your credit card information, identity, or personal logins stolen while shopping, take a look at how to stay safe online.
Don’t forget your budget: Shopping online can be addictive. If you aren’t careful with your purchases, you can end up overspending without any real plan in place to pay everything off. Even if you’re planning on buying a lot of smaller items, make sure to have a budget and stick to it.
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