Are you ready? Black Friday will be here next week and we are getting a game plan together! Some of the biggest retailers are offering some awesome deals...here are just a few so you can get a plan of attack ready for the big day! Of course, keep listening - you could win $1000 Christmas Cash this week! That could really go a long way next Friday!
Toys are some of the hottest Black Friday items. Thanks to the intense popularity and limited supply of high-demand toys, you'll see shoppers lining up outside stores and poised to add items to their shopping carts to get Hatchimals, Fingerlings and limited-edition LOL Surprise Balls in time for the holidays.
Where to find the best Black Friday toy deals
In 2018, Toys "R" Us (having gone out of business) will not join the 2018 Black Friday Toy race. However, other top retailers for Black Friday toy deals (Walmart, Target and Amazon) will fill the vacuum (and, arguably, already have been more competitive than Toys "R" us for years now). Expect retailers to come out with their toy list previews of the season's hot toys in the months before the holidays. We'll be updating our ad scans with major retailers' toy lists as they come in. And we'll be adding deals for toys on this page as they pop up.
Black Friday toy shopping tips
Be aware that, for the hottest items, simply finding the toy available is enough of a "deal." Don't wait for prices to fall later in the season, as you may simply find that, for high demand toys, supplies will simply run out.
If you aren't set on snagging a specific limited-supply toy, Black Friday will be a treasure trove of deals on stocking stuffers, board games, drones, scooters, Star Wars toys, LEGO and more. And, if you're truly not picky, waiting until the last minute in December will get you some of the best toy deals of the year, as retailers desperately try to clear out their stock.
55-inch TV: Element 55-inch smart UHD TV for $199.99 (regularly $379.99, in stores only) at Target.
Free doorbusters: Select free doorbusters (after mail-in rebate, in stores only) at Macy’s.
Amazon Echo: Amazon Echo for $69 (regularly $99.99), plus get $15 in Kohl’s Cash at Kohl’s.
Fitbit Versa: Fitbit Versa smartwatch for $149 (regularly $199.95) at Target.
Dyson vacuums: $50-$150 off select Dyson vacuums at Macy’s.
Keurig K-Mini: Keurig K-Mini single-serve coffee maker for $49.99 (regularly $79.99) at Target.
KitchenAid mixer: KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart stand mixer for $279.99 (regularly $449) at J.C. Penney.
Sheets: Select twin sheet sets for $5.99 (regularly $25) at Macy’s.
Bath towels: Select bath towels for $2.99 each (regularly $10) at J.C. Penney.
Pre-Black Friday Deals You Can Browse Now
Sam's Club: In the market for a new smartphone? If you're a Sam's Club member you're in luck. The discount club is offering a $300 Sam's Club gift card with the purchase and activation of a Galaxy S9, S9+, or Note 9. Alternatively, get an iPhone XR, XR, or XS Max and get up to a $300 GC. (GC amount varies based on which iPhone you choose). Both promos are valid in-store with purchases made via installment plans only. The 24-hour deal starts Nov. 10.
Walmart: The mega retailer is offering early access to its holidays deals, which commenced on November 1. Noteworthy deals include the MiraScreen Full HD 1080P Miracast Media Receiver, which is selling for just $14.99. That's the best price we could find for this streaming media dongle. Other deals got better over time. For instance, Walmart has the Netgear Arlo Pro 2-Camera System with Mount on sale for $239 which is $60 cheaper than yesterday's price.
Newegg: DIYers looking for deals on components and peripherals won't want to miss Newegg's Pre-Black Friday sale, which began on Nov. 1. A noteworthy deal is the Acer Aspire 7 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop w/ GTX 1050 for $769.99. That's $130 under Amazon's price for the same configuration.