Black Friday is a good time for seniors on a budget to take advantage of steep discounts on clothing, kitchenware, household goods, arts and crafts -- even technology. With that in mind, here are 20 Black Friday deals that seniors may want to add to their shopping lists this holiday season to enjoy for themselves.
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For anyone who loves baking goodies for loved ones over the holidays, this might be the best time of year to pick up a new KitchenAid mixer at a bargain price. A 5-quart model from Sears will be bargain priced at $200 (a $50 savings) for Black Friday. This is a "doorbuster" deal available from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving (at most stores) to 1 p.m. on Black Friday.
A recent survey by smart TV maker TCL found that 1 in 5 baby boomers identifies as a cord-cutter. Those thinking about canceling cable can try streaming Netflix, looking at Facebook photos, and playing other content from an Android phone on a TV screen for cheap with Chromecast. Walmart will be offering the device for $25 on Black Friday, down from $35.
For someone with poor circulation, thermal underwear can offer additional warmth and comfort on cold winter days. A two-piece set of ladies' Cuddl Duds ClimateRight stretch fleece underwear will be available at Walmart for $9 (normally $10 for separates). The pieces get overall ratings of nearly 5 stars from hundreds of reviewers.
Stock up during a Black Friday buy-one, get-one sale on scrapbooks and photo albums at Michaels to allow plenty of room for collecting fond memories and photos of grandchildren. (The second album must be of equal or lesser value, and the offer excludes clearance items.)
Slow cookers ease meal preparation and are ideal for making traditional comfort foods such as stews and roasts. They typically aren't expensive, but a free slow cooker is a rare deal. The final Black Friday price for a Bella manual slow cooker (normally $30) is $0 at Macy's after a $10 mail-in rebate. This doorbuster deal will be available from 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving (at most stores) until 1 p.m. on Black Friday.
Frequent use and washing causes wear and tear on glass and tupperware lids, so upgrade old containers this season with a 22-piece set of Pyrex food storage containers. Macy's lists the set for $18 (after a $10 rebate) as part of a Black Friday doorbuster sale. At 1 p.m. on Black Friday, the pre-rebate price goes up to $35 from $28 -- still more than half off the regular price of $80.
Ramp up the sleep game even more with a Premier Comfort reversible sherpa polyester-fill comforter. Regularly $70 to $90 at Macy's for twin to king sizes, these cozy, warm comforters are listed at $48 for Black Friday. This doorbuster deal will be available 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.