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Here Are the Biggest Deals We're Anticipating for Black Friday

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Thinking about exploiting some great Black Friday discounts as you grab gifts for everyone on your list? We've looked back at past shopping seasons and analyzed prices on popular items to produce a primer that can help you avoid the insanity and shop smart. Read on to find out some of the season's hottest doorbusters and discover what kind of discounts you can expect. (Be sure to skip these 14 Things That Aren't Worth Buying on Black Friday, too.)

Prices and availability are subject to change. Sale prices may not yet be available.

Samsung 50-inch Smart 4K TV
Target

Televisions

Black Friday is synonymous with the chance to score a good TV on the cheap. Ultra-high-definition 4K TVs will again be among the hottest doorbusters this year, with the steepest discounts on off-brand models. The best deals last year included 55-inch 4K sets at Walmart (Hisense) and Target (Element) for around $250. We also saw a standard 40-inch high-definition Hisense TV at Walmart for under $100.

Look for more modest discounts on name brands and larger sets. For instance, Best Buy sold a 65-inch Samsung 4K TV for $600, down from $800, and Walmart dropped the price of a 60-inch Vizio from $600 to $500.

Philips 65" Class 4K Ultra HD (2160p) Android Smart LED TV (65PFL5504/F7)
Walmart

Deals on Televisions

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- 70" 4K Ultra HD Samsung Smart TV for $550 from Best Buy | Buy it
- 65" 4K Ultra HD Philips Smart TV for $278 from Walmart | Buy it
- 58" Insignia 4K Fire TV for $200 from Best Buy | Buy it
- 32" Polaroid Flat Panel LED TV for $70 from Target | Buy it

1TB Xbox One S
Costco

Video Game Consoles

Major consoles like the Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch have been on the shelves for a while, so they shouldn't inspire the mania that game consoles have in past years. One of last year's notable deals included the PS4 or the Xbox One S bundled with a game for $200 at Best Buy; older models like the Xbox One S are still your best bet for rock-bottom prices.

Don't expect huge price drops on the still-popular Switch or the new Nintendo Switch Lite, though you may be able to snag a game for free with those consoles. For instance, last year, Walmart sold the Switch at its normal price, around $299, but threw in Mario Kart 8, a $60 value.

XBOX One S 1TB Bundle with 2 Wireless Controllers & 3 Month Game Pass Ultimate
Costco

Deals on Video Game Consoles

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Xbox One X 1TB “Gears of War” Bundle for $350 plus a free $40 gift card from Target | Buy it
- Xbox One S 1TB, two wireless controllers, and a three-month game pass for $200 from Costco | Buy It (members only)
- PlayStation 4 1TB, wireless controller, and three games for $200 from Best Buy | Buy it
- Nintendo Switch and ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ for $299 from Walmart | Buy it

Deals On Tablets
Target

Tablets

This Black Friday, you can grab a great tablet for less than it usually costs to buy a sweater. In particular, look for prices below $50 on certain Amazon Fire tablets; cheap off-brand tablets will also go this low. Among higher-end tablets, Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs are likely to see discounts of $100 or more depending on the model — as always, newer releases will see smaller price breaks. Last year's best deals included the Amazon Fire 7 tablet for $30 at Best Buy and $150 off an Apple iPad Mini 4 at Target.

Related: The Hottest Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

Samsung Galaxy Tablet
Walmart

Deals on Tablets

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi, new model, for $249 from Walmart | Buy it
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7 for $599 from Best Buy | Buy it
- Samsung 10.1” Galaxy Tab A for $149 from Walmart | Buy it
- Amazon Fire HD 7 for $30 from Target | Buy it

Acer R13 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook
Costco

Laptops

If you're not a tablet person, no worries: Black Friday is also a great time to snag a laptop, whether you want a high-end model or an inexpensive Chromebook. The latter may come as cheap as $100, especially for slightly older models, while low-end Windows laptops will likely approach that price point, too.

Apple fans, however, shouldn't hold their breath for rock-bottom discounts on notoriously pricey MacBooks. Last year, Best Buy offered $200 off the MacBook Air — about a 20% discount — and up to $250 off the MacBook Pro.

HP Gaming Laptop
Best Buy

Deals on Laptops

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- HP 11.6" Chromebook with 4GB memory and 16GB hard drive for $100 from Target | Buy it
- Dell Inspiron 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop with 8GB memory and 128GB hard drive for $280 from Best Buy | Buy it
- HP 15.6" Gaming Laptop with 8GB memory and 256GB hard drive for $450 from Best Buy | Buy it

Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon

Voice-Controlled Home Assistants

This hot category pits Amazon against Google in a battle for shoppers' dollars. The newest versions of the smallest models, the Amazon Echo Dot and Google Nest Mini (formerly the Google Home Mini), could drop as low $25 or less in doorbuster deals; you should also expect to see them bundled with other smart-home products.

The larger Amazon Echo and Google Home will probably go from around $70 to $80 each, though older models could be cheaper. Also look for deals on pricier models with displays like the Google Nest Hub (formerly the Google Home Hub) and Amazon Echo Show. The former got a $50 price break last year at Best Buy.

Echo Show 5
Amazon

Deals on Voice-Controlled Home Assistants

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Google Home Mini for $19 from Walmart | Buy it
- Google Nest Hub for $80 from Target | Buy it
- Amazon Echo (3rd Generation) for $60 from Best Buy | Buy it
- Amazon Echo Show 5 for $50 from Amazon | Buy it

iRobot Roomba 675 Robotic Vacuum
Target

Smart Home Gadgets

Your brand-new voice assistant needs some shiny smart-home products to control. This competitive category will usually include discounts of 30% to 40% on hot gifts like the Ring Video Doorbell 2, Philips Hue lightbulbs, Nest or Ecobee thermostats, and robotic vacuums. One of last year's best deals in this category was the Nest Thermostat E for $100, down from $169, at Home Depot.

Roombas that can be controlled with your phone will also stay popular. Some may go for as little as $200; that was Best Buy's price last year for the Roomba 675, down from $300. We expect more competition this year from lesser-known brands like Eufy and Ecovacs, too.

Also look for smart-home bundles that add extra value, with add-ons like the Amazon Echo Dot, Google Home Mini or smart plugs thrown in with other products. (Here are 25 Smart Home Products That Are Worth the Money.)

Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance LED Starter Kit
Best Buy

Deals on Smart Home Gadgets

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Arlo 3-Camera Wireless Security System for $179 from Walmart | Buy it
- Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell for $150 from Target | Buy it
- Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance LED Starter Kit for $130 from Best Buy | Buy it
- Sonos Play 1 Wi-Fi Speakers, 2 ct. for $230 from Costco | Buy It (members only)

Canon Rebel T6 DSLR Bundle
Target

Cameras

Now is a prime time to upgrade your cheap camera. DSLR bundles are usually a Black Friday staple at most major retailers. Prices traditionally go as low as around $400 for a camera, two lenses, a carrying case, and other miscellaneous bonuses; Best Buy sold a Canon Rebel T6 bundle at that price last year.  

Don't expect much of a price break on the new GoPro Hero8 Black or Max, though the older Hero7 may be nicely discounted. Fujifilm's Instax Mini camera will still be a deal darling, as will similar products like the Polaroid Pop and portable photo printers like the Canon Ivy and HP Sprocket.

Kodak PixPro long-zoom digital camera
Walmart

Deals on Cameras

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Nikon D3500 DSLR camera bundle for $400 from Costco | Buy It
- Kodak PixPro long-zoom digital camera for $99 from Walmart | Buy it
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 with case and film plus $15 Kohl’s Cash for $50 from Kohl’s | Buy It
- GoPro Hero7 White Action Camera for $139 from Walmart | Buy it

Kitchenaid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer
Target

Small Appliances

Hot deals on small appliances are a staple of Black Friday ads. Basic small appliances from lesser-known brands can even be snapped up for $10 or less, though paying bottom dollar in this category may require you to use mail-in rebates, especially at retailers like Kohl's and Macy's. For instance, last year's deals at Kohl's included more than a dozen $10 appliances from Bella, Toastmaster, and Hamilton Beach, but all required a $12 mail-in rebate.

Expect discounts of up to 50% or more on pricier small appliances, including popular multicookers, air fryers, and coffee makers. As always, marquee items will include KitchenAid stand mixers and Instant Pots. The KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Stand mixer went for $220, down from $500, at Best Buy last year. Walmart sold the Instant Pot Lux80 for $60, down from $100.

Instant Pot Duo 60
Walmart

Deals on Small Kitchen Appliances

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Instant Pot Duo 60 for $49 from Walmart | Buy it
- Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp for $170 from Target | Buy it
- KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer for $230 from Target | Buy it
- Small appliances from Toastmaster, Hamilton Beach and Bella for $6.69 after mail-in rebate from Kohl’s | Buy it
- Small appliances from Bella and Black and Decker for $8 after mail-in rebate from Macy’s | Buy it

Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones
Target

Headphones and Wireless Speakers

Black Friday is a great time to snap up good headphones at a deep discount. Expect wireless pairs to be a staple among doorbuster deals at up to half off, particularly if they're slightly older models. Name brands to watch for include Jaybird, Skullcandy, Beats and Sony; off brands fine for occasional use by non-audiophiles will go for even cheaper. Some of last year's best deals included Beats Powerbeats3 at Target for $90, down from $200, and Jaybird X3 Sport headphones at Best Buy for $60, down from $130.

Wireless speakers have also become a Black Friday staple. Expect the most significant discounts on lesser-known brands. For instance, Best Buy sold its Insignia wireless speakers for $10, down from $40. Smaller price breaks of roughly 30% to 40% are more likely on big names like Sonos, Ultimate Ears, and Bose.

Apple Airpods
Walmart

Deals on Headphones

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Apple AirPods with Charging Case for $129 from Walmart | Buy it
- Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones for $130 from Target | Buy it
- JBuds Air Sport True Wireless Earbuds for $35 from Target | Buy it
- Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones for $90 from Best Buy | Buy it
- Beats urBeats Wireless Earphones for $50 plus $15 Kohl’s Cash from Kohl’s | Buy it

Apple Watch Series 3
Amazon

Fitness Trackers and Smart Watches

As with most popular tech items, the deepest discounts here will be on models that have been out for a while — you're much more likely to find a sweeter discount on an Apple Watch Series 3 (some models are already under $200) or Series 4 instead of the new Series 5, for instance.

Look for price breaks of around $50 on the Fitbit Charge 3, but less impressive discounts on the newer Versa 2 and Versa Lite. And if you're willing to buy a no-name tracker, they can be had for under $50 at many discount retailers.

Related: Best Fitness Trackers

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Best Buy

Deals on Fitness Trackers And Smart Watches

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Apple Watch Series 3 for $130 from Walmart | Buy it
- Fitbit Versa Lite for $100 from Target | Buy it
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active for $150 from Best Buy | Buy it
- Fitbit Inspire HR for $70 plus $15 Kohl’s Cash from Kohl’s | Buy It

Kenmore French Door Refrigerator
Sears

Large Appliances

Gift-minded customers may not be thinking about washers, dryers, refrigerators, and other large appliances when they set out for Black Friday deals, but take note: There can be some pretty sweet deals in this category. In particular, look closely at entry-level appliances that are dangled as doorbusters to lure customers in for other potential purchases.

Last year, some of the best deals included an array of appliances at struggling Sears, including about 40% to 60% off certain Kenmore French door refrigerators and up to about 50% off Kenmore washers and dryers. Best Buy heavily discounted many Samsung models and offered $100 gift cards for purchases of two or more major appliances totaling $999 or more.

Samsung French Door Refrigerator, 25.5 cubic feet
Best Buy

Deals on Large Appliances

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Samsung French Door Refrigerator, 25.5 cubic feet, for $1,000 from Best Buy | Buy it
- 50% off Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Laundry Pairs Regularly Priced at $999 or more from Sears | Buy it
- LG QuadWash 48-Decibel Dishwasher for $399 from Lowe’s | Buy it

Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8
Target

Toys

Don't expect big Black Friday price breaks on the hottest toys, including massive Ryan's World surprise eggs, L.O.L. Surprise!, Owleez, and Blume dolls. Discounts on other toys like Nerf, Barbie, Star Wars, Lego and lower-end toy drones are likely to top out around 40% to 50%. Last year, Target sold a remote-control "Star Wars" droid for $50, down from $100, while Walmart had Lego boxes for $20, down from $40. Don't despair if you don't check every kid off your list on Black Friday; toy deals traditionally stay hot through December.

“Frozen” 6-Volt Toddler Ride-on
Walmart

Deals on Toys

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- "Fortnite" Jumbo Loot Llama for $50 from Target | Buy it
- Lego Classic Creative Box for $20 from Walmart | Buy it
- "Frozen" 6-Volt Toddler Ride-on for $39 from Walmart | Buy it
- Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Ultra Unboxing Set for $25 from Kohl’s | Buy it
- 60% off Discovery Kids’ Toys from JCPenney | Buy it

Samsonite Spinner Luggage
JCPenney

Luggage

Black Friday is a great time to score some cheap luggage at up to 75% off, whether you're looking to pay bottom dollar on a set or just need a new carry-on. Four-piece sets may even be available for under $50 at some retailers — just note that cheap luggage is best reserved for occasional use. Cheapism recommends frequent travelers stick to soft-sided bags, which tend to be more durable than budget-friendly hard-shell luggage.
Look to department stores like Kohl's, JCPenney and Macy's for the best deals in this category. Kohl's offered 60% to 75% off select luggage last year, including a five-piece set that was $50 after a $10 mail-in rebate. It also had several Samsonite spinner carry-ons for $95, down from over $200.

TravelPro Luggage
Macy's

Deals on Luggage

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- iFly Hard-Sided Carry-on and Travel Case for $39 from Walmart | Buy it
- American Explorer Pike Hardside Luggage for $40, any size from JCPenney | Buy it
- Skyline 5-piece Luggage Set for $55 from Target | Buy it
- 60% to 65% off Samsonite, American Tourister, Delsey, Travelpro, London Fog and other luggage brands from Macy’s | Buy it

Tasty 30-Piece Cookware Set and Google Home Mini
Walmart

Cookware

Cookware sets will be deeply discounted on Black Friday, with deals that go as high as 75% off. Last year, Walmart sold a Tasty 30-piece set for $99, down from $230, and even threw in a Google Home Mini. Lower-end nonstick sets can go as low as $50 for 20 pieces.

Discounts will likely be lower on mid-range brands like Calphalon, and higher-end cookware like All-Clad or Le Creuset may not see many deals at all. Still, look for knock-offs of the latter's famous Dutch ovens for under $50; that was last year's price at Macy's for a Martha Stewart Collection model normally priced at $180. As with small appliances, buyers may find that mail-in rebates are a necessary evil in this category.

Martha Stewart Collection Cast-Iron Casserole Dishes
Macy's

Deals on Cookware

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Martha Stewart Collection Cast-Iron Casserole Dishes for $50 from Macy’s | Buy it
- Calphalon 10-Piece Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set for $140 plus an extra 15% off and $30 Kohl’s Cash from Kohl’s | Buy it
- Pioneer Woman 24-Piece Cookware Set for $69 from Walmart | Buy it
- T-Fal 20-Piece Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set for $50 after $30 mail-in rebate from JCPenney | Buy it

AQ Textiles Grayson 4-Pc Sheet Sets
Macy's

Bedding and Throws

Tired of that dingy, lumpy comforter or those scratchy sheets? Black Friday brings with it big bargains on bedding, including up to 75% off high-thread-count sheets, comforter sets, pillows and more. As cold weather sets in, expect to find a lot of heated blankets, plush throws and flannel sheets among stores' doorbusters. In particular, look for Kohl's to again sell its Big One plush throws for under $10, down from $40.

1,200 thread count sheet sets
Macy's

Deals on Bedding and Throws

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Tranquility 12-Pound Weighted Blanket for $30 from Target | Buy it
- The Big One Supersoft Plush Throw for $8 from Kohl’s | Buy it
- Biddeford Heated Microplush Throw for $25 from JCPenney | Buy it
- 1,200 thread count sheet sets for $30 from Macy’s | Buy it

Stocking Stuffers
Costco

Gift Cards

Black Friday kicks off a season of gift-card grabbing for those hard-to-buy-for folks. Warehouse clubs can be an especially good bet for buying packs of gift cards at a discount; one of last year's best Costco deals was $100 in Build-a-Bear gift cards for $70.

In general, don't rush out to buy gift cards on Black Friday. You'll find many more last-minute gift-card promotions at retailers and restaurants, such as a $10 bonus with a $50 gift-card purchase, as December rolls on. And tons of unwanted gift cards will flood resale sites for a nice discount after the holidays.

Apple iTunes Gift Card
Best Buy

Deals on Gift Cards

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- $70 for $100 in Build-A-Bear Workshop gift cards from Costco | Buy it
- 20% off $100 App Store and iTunes gift cards from Best Buy | Buy it

32 Degrees Packable Down Coat
Macy's

Clothing and Footwear

Cyber Monday is traditionally a better bet for the best deals on clothing. Still, Black Friday shouldn't be ignored, particularly if you need to try on something in store. Most big-box and department stores will discount sweaters, outerwear, and pajamas at half off or more; we saw a 32 Degrees packable down coat for $40 at Macy's last year, down from $100. As for footwear, boots and slippers will also show up at a deep discount in most Black Friday sales.

Kids sleepwear
Walmart

Deals on Clothing and Footwear

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Men’s Goodfellow & Co. men's crew neck and V-neck pullover sweaters for $10 from Target | Buy it
- Women’s Universal Thread sherpa pullovers for $15 from Target | Buy it
- Women's Croft & Barrow and Sonoma microfleece pajama sets for $8 from Kohl’s | Buy it
- Select kids’ character sleepwear sets for $5 from Walmart | Buy it

Swiss Army Watch
Macy's

Deals on Jewelry And Watches

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- 70% to 75% off most fine jewelry from Kohl’s | Buy it
- 1/10-carat total weight diamond earrings, ring or pendant for $20 from JCPenney | Buy it
- 50% off select Swiss Army watches from Macy’s | Buy it

Philips Norelco OneBlade Pro
Target

Personal Care and Beauty

Look for the deepest discounts here, around 50% off, on personal care and grooming gadgets such as electric toothbrushes from Philips Sonicare and Oral-B, and shavers from Remington, Norelco, and Braun. Water flossers are also an increasingly popular item, and the Waterpik tends to be a sale staple at Costco in particular.

Among beauty items, gift sets and samplers are the best values and the most common doorbusters among big retailers. Read the fine print: Some department stores may require a purchase from a certain beauty brand before you can get your hands on a popular gift set.

25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Macy's

Deals on Personal Care/Beauty

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush for $30 from Target | Buy it
- Philips Norelco 5100 Wet and Dry Rechargeable Shaver for $35 from Target | Buy it
- 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar for $65 from Macy’s | Buy it
- Sephora Collection Arctic Eyes Palette for $10 from JCPenney | Buy it

Pre-Lit Christmas Trees
Sam's Club

Holiday Decor

Deck your own halls with some holiday-decor deals this Black Friday. Some artificial trees will see discounts of 50% to 60% off, while lights, ornaments and other seasonal decor could see the same discounts. We saw a 6-foot artificial spruce at Target for $30, down from $60, last year. Department stores are also a good source for deals; ornaments and holiday dinnerware were 65% off at Macy's.

If you can hold off, remember that the best deals on decor will always come after the holidays when extra stock goes on clearance.

Holiday Time Light-Up Musical Nutcracker
Walmart

Deals on Holiday Decor

Already confirmed for Black Friday 2019:
- Wondershop 6-foot Alberta Spruce Pre-Lit Tree for $30 from Target | Buy it
- 5’8” Holiday Time Light-Up Musical Nutcracker for $68 from Walmart | Buy it
- 60% off holiday décor and ornaments from JCPenney | Buy it
- 65% off holiday dinnerware from Macy’s | Buy it