Sneak Peeks

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 combed through this year's Black Friday ads 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, discover what kind of discounts you can expect, and see examples of deals retailers have already confirmed for the biggest shopping event of the year.

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Deals On Televisions
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Black Friday is almost synonymous with the chance to score a good TV on the cheap. Ultra-high-definition 4K TVs will be the hottest doorbusters this year, with the steepest discounts on off-brand models. Consumer Reports predicts prices as low as under $200 for smaller 4K models, while deals for 55-inch sets could go as low as $250 to $300 and 65-inch sets as low as $500 to $600.

Deals On Televisions
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TCL Roku TV for $398 at Walmart (in stores only)
- 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Toshiba Fire TV for $350 at Best Buy
- 50-inch 4K Ultra HD TCL Roku TV for $280 at Costco
- 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Toshiba TV for $130 at Best Buy (in stores only)

1TB Xbox One S
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Now that consoles like the Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch have been on the shelves for a while, they shouldn't be quite as hard to find this year. Look for the best deals on slightly older models like the Xbox One S and the Sony PlayStation 4. You should be able to find deals under $200 on bundles that include games, controllers, or both. The best deals on the Switch will probably stay around $300, the regular price, but throw in a $60 game for free.

Deals On Video Game Consoles
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- 1TB PlayStation 4 and Marvel Spider-Man bundle for $200 at Best Buy
- 1TB Xbox One S, two controllers, and three-month Xbox Game Pass for $230 at Costco

Deals On Tablets
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This Black Friday, you can grab a great tablet for less than it usually costs to buy a sweater. In particular, look for prices of $25 to $30 on the Amazon Fire 7; cheap off-brand tablets may also go this low. Among higher-end tablets, Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs are likely to see discounts of $100 or even slightly more depending on the model; pricier iPad Pros could see deeper savings.

Deals On Tablets
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A for $150 at Costco
- Amazon Fire 7 for $30 at Target
- Apple iPad, new model, 32GB Wi-Fi, for $249 at Walmart

Acer R13 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook
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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 may approach that price point, too. Apple fans shouldn't hold their breath for rock-bottom discounts on MacBooks. Last year, Best Buy offered them for about 20 percent off retail.

HP Pavilion 15-cs0064st, 15.6"
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Inspiron 14 3000 laptop for $130 at Dell
- Acer R13 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook for $290 at Costco
- HP Pavilion 15.6-inch laptop with Intel Core i7 processor for $500 at Staples

Google Home Mini
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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 Home Mini, could drop as low as $25 to $30 in doorbuster deals. The larger Amazon Echo and Google Home will probably go from around $70 to $80 each. Also look for deals on pricier models with displays like the new Google Home Hub.

Google Home Hub
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Amazon Echo Dot for $24 at Kohl's
- iLive Voice Assistant with Amazon Alexa for $30 at JCPenney
- Google Home Hub for $99 at Target

iRobot Roomba 675 Robotic Vacuum
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Your brand-new voice assistant needs some shiny smart-home products to control. This competitive category will include discounts of 30 to 40 percent on hot gifts like the Ring Video Doorbell, Philips Hue lightbulbs, Nest thermostats, and robotic vacuums. Roombas that can be controlled with your phone will probably drop to around $200. Look for bundles that add extra value.

Ring Video Doorbell 2 Bundle
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- iRobot Roomba 675 for $200 at Target
- Arlo Pro Smart Home HD Wireless Security Cameras, 3 pack, for $300 at Costco
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro plus free Amazon Echo Dot for $180 at Best Buy

Canon Rebel T6 DSLR Bundle
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Now is a prime time to upgrade your cheap camera. This year, DSLR bundles will be a staple at most major retailers, with prices as low as around $400 for a camera, two lenses, a carrying case, and other miscellaneous bonuses. Don't expect much of a price break on the new GoPro Hero7, though the older GoPro Hero5 and Hero6 may be nicely discounted. Fujifilm's Instax Mini camera will still be a deal darling, but portable photo printers like the Canon Ivy and HP Sprocket may steal some of its thunder.

GoPro Hero7
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 bundled with 10-pack of Rainbow Film for $50 at Staples
- Canon Rebel T6 DSLR bundle with two lenses, 16GB memory card, and carrying case for $400 at Target
- HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer for $90 at Staples
- GoPro Hero7 with $30 Best Buy Gift Card and 128GB memory card for $400 at Best Buy

Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1
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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, while discounts around 50 percent off should be common on pricier models, including air fryers and coffee makers. Look for slightly more modest discounts around 40 percent on ever-popular KitchenAid stand mixers and Instant Pots. Note that paying bottom dollar in this category may require you to use mail-in rebates.

Kitchenaid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Instant Pot Duo for $70 plus $15 in Kohl's Cash at Kohl's
- Small appliances from Bella, Cuisinart and others for $8 after mail-in rebate at Macy's
- KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer for $220 at Target
- Farberware 6-Quart Air Fryer Oven for $59 at Walmart

Jaybird Bluetooth Earbuds
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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.

Jaybird X3 Sport Wireless In-Ear Headphones
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Beats Powerbeats3 Neighborhood Collection Wireless Headphones for $90 at Target
- Bose On-Ear Wireless Headphones for $100 at Costco
- Skullcandy Jib Wireless Earbuds for $16 at Kohl's
- Jaybird X3 Sport Wireless Headphones for $60 at Best Buy

Fitbit Versa
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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 sweet discount on an Apple Watch Series 3 than the new Series 4, for instance. Look for the Fitbit Alta for under $80. If you're willing to buy a no-name tracker, they can be had for under $50 at many discount retailers.

Apple Watch Series 3
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Fitbit Versa for $150 plus $45 Kohl's Cash at Kohl's
- Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch for $250 at Costco
- Apple Watch Series 3 for $200 at Target
- Fitbit Alta HR for $80 at Best Buy

Samsung French Door Refrigerator
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Gift-minded customers may not be thinking about washers, 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. Look closely at entry-level appliances that are dangled as doorbusters to lure customers in for other potential purchases.

Whirlpool High-Efficiency Top Load Washer
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- $620 off Whirlpool High-Efficiency Top Load Washer and Electric Dryer at Costco
- Samsung French Door Refrigerator, 25.5 cubic feet, for $1,000 at Best Buy
- GE 30-inch stainless steel gas cooktop for $250 at Best Buy

Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8
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Don't expect big price breaks on the hottest toys, including the L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise and Hatchimal Hatchibabies – if you can find them at all. Discounts on other toys like NERF, Barbie, Star Wars, LEGO and lower-end toy drones are likely to top out around 40 to 50 percent. But don't despair if you don't check everyone off your list on Black Friday; toy deals stay hot through December.

Step 2 Modern Cook Play Kitchen
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8 for $50 at Target
- Step 2 Modern Cook Play Kitchen for $50 at Kohl's
- 60 percent off Discovery Kids toys at JCPenney

Samsonite Spinner Luggage
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Black Friday is a great time to score some cheap luggage at up to 75 percent 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.

Skyline 5-Piece Luggage Set
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- American Explorer Hardside Luggage for $40, any size, at JCPenney
- Skyline 5-piece Luggage Set for $48 at Target
- 60 to 65 percent off all Samsonite luggage and business bags at Macy's

Food Network 10-pc Ceramic Cookware Set
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Cookware sets will be deeply discounted on Black Friday, with deals that go as high as 75 percent off. 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. As with small appliances, buyers may find that mail-in rebates are a necessary evil in this category.

Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron 6 Qt. Round Dutch Oven
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Martha Stewart Collection Cast-Iron Casserole Dishes for $50 at Macy's
- Food Network 10-piece Ceramic Cookware Set for $70 plus $15 Kohl's Cash at Kohl's
- Cooks 52-piece Kitchen in a Box for $40 at JCPenney

AQ Textiles Grayson 4-Pc Sheet Sets
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Tired of that dingy, lumpy comforter or those scratchy sheets? Black Friday brings with it big bargains on bedding, including up to 75 percent 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, with some even going as cheap as $10 or under.

The Big One Supersoft Plush Throw
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- 950-thread count sheet sets for $30 at Macy's
- The Big One Supersoft Plush Throw for $9 at Kohl's
- Biddeford Heated Microplush Throw for $25 at JCPenney

Build-A-Bear Workshop gift cards
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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. But Cheapism has also found that you'll find plenty of last-minute gift-card promotions at retailers and restaurants, such as a $10 bonus with a $50 gift-card purchase, as December rolls on.

App Store & iTunes Gift Card
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- $70 for $100 in Build-A-Bear Workshop gift cards at Costco
- Buy one, get one 30 percent off Apple iTunes gift cards at Target

18K White Gold Diamond Earrings
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Look for up to 70 percent off jewelry at big-box and department stores this Black Friday, with some of the deepest discounts coming on items that have mass appeal, such as diamond stud earrings and pendants, gemstone rings and necklaces, and cultured pearls. Watches will also be nicely discounted. But keep in mind that even though the discounts look tempting, jewelers may offer better deals in the summer, when gift-giving hits a low.

Shinola Runwell Women's Watch
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- 70 to 75 percent off most fine jewelry at Kohl's
- 1/10-carat total weight diamond earrings and pendants for $20 each at JCPenney
- $100 for Seiko, Citizen, and Bulova watches at Macy's

Men's Long Sleeve Cable Crew Pullover Sweater
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If you can hold off, 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 in particular at half off or more; T-shirts are also likely to be dirt cheap. As for footwear, boots and slippers will show up at a deep discount in most Black Friday sales.

Women's Croft & Barrow 2-piece V-Neck Tee & Microfleece Pants Pajama Set
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Entire stock of Rampage women's boots and booties for $20 at Belk
- Goodfellow & Co. men's crew neck and V-neck pullover sweaters for $10 at Target
- Women's Croft & Barrow two-piece microfleece pajama sets for $10 at Kohl's

Philips Norelco OneBlade Pro
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Look for the deepest discounts here, around 50 percent off, on personal care and grooming gadgets such as electric toothbrushes from Philips Sonicare and Oral-B, and shavers from Remington, Norelco and Braun. 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.

Oral-B Advanced Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush, 2 Pack
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Oral-B Advanced Clean rechargeable electric toothbrush, 2 pack, for $65 at Costco
- Philips Norelco OneBlade Pro rechargeable electric shaver for $40 at Target
- Chi 1-inch flat irons for $60 at JCPenney

Pre-Lit Christmas Trees
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Deck your own halls with some holiday-decor deals this Black Friday. Some artificial trees will see discounts of 50 percent to 60 percent off, while lights, ornaments and other seasonal decor could see the same discounts. If you can hold off, remember that the best deals on decor will always come after the holidays when unsold stock is put on clearance.

9-Foot Inflatable Santa
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Already confirmed for Black Friday 2018:
- Wondershop 6-Foot Alberta Spruce Pre-Lit Tree for $30 at Target
- 9-foot inflatable Santa for $29 at Walmart
- 60 percent off holiday decor at Belk
- 65 percent off holiday ornaments at Macy's