Black Friday deals may be huge historically, but they come with massive crowds and pre-dawn rushes. Luckily, there are deals going on right now that rival those available during the biggest shopping holiday of the year — and you don't have to abandon your friends and relatives on Thanksgiving to get them. From kids' stuff and electronics to sporting goods and housewares, bargains are there for the taking long before the turkey is carved.
Prices and availability are subject to change.
INSTANT POT DUO 60 7-IN-1
Sale Price: $68.31 | Buy it from Amazon
Reg. Price: $99.95 ($31.64 savings)
Still haven't gotten an Instant Pot? Retailers including Target and Kohl's will be offering this version of the best-selling cooker for $70 on Black Friday, with a $10 gift card or $15 in Kohl's Cash to sweeten the deal. But you can get the same price right now from Amazon or Walmart and skip the "doorbuster" chaos. Amazon is offering an extra $1.64 coupon to (barely) undercut its competitor.
SCEPTRE 65" 4K TV
Sale Price: $400 | Buy it from Walmart
Reg. Price: $900 ($500 savings)
Thinking of going big this year in the TV department? This massive ultra-HD screen is made up of more than 8 million pixels for stunning color and clarity. It's not a smart TV, and there's no HDR capability, but $400 for a 4K screen this size is tough to beat, and a streaming device can cost as little as $25, if you don't have one already. Look for Black Friday deals on Fire TV Sticks starting Sunday, Nov. 18, on Amazon.
SONANCE IN-CEILING SPEAKERS
Sale Price: $150 | Buy them from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $600 ($450 savings)
Upgrade the sound of your home theater and stereo with this architectural speaker set. Reviewers are impressed with the audio quality and ease of installation. The grilles can be painted to match the color of your ceiling.
FIRE 7 KIDS' EDITION TABLET
Sale Price: $70 | Buy it from Amazon
Reg. Price: $100 ($30 savings)
The popular kids’ edition of the Fire 7 tablet from Amazon goes on sale Nov. 16, a full week before Black Friday. This is no toy — it's a full-featured tablet packed with games, apps, videos, and educational materials just for kids, along with safety features and controls for parents. It comes with an easy-to-grip, drop-proof case. And if the tablet does break, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked.
WHIRLPOOL FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR
Sale Price: $1,598 | Buy it from Home Depot
Reg. Price: $2,299 ($701 savings)
This highly rated fridge is available for 30 percent off, with free delivery, while supplies last. You can grab snacks and produce from a convenient exterior drawer and get filtered water and ice from a dispenser on the door. The stainless steel is fingerprint-resistant.
IPHONE OR GALAXY PHONE
Sale: $300 gift card with purchase | Buy it from Sam's Club
Sam's Club is offering gift cards up to $300 with purchase (on installment or subsidized) and activation of the latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung, including the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 and the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. It's part of a members-only savings event on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 12:01 a.m. EST online and 7 a.m. in stores.
SANDISK EXTREME 128GB SD CARD
Sale Price: $55 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $270 ($215 savings)
Who needs to wait for Black Friday when this massive SanDisk SD card is selling at such a discount? The 128GB card is fast and designed for durability. It's shockproof, water-resistant, X-ray-proof, and temperature-proof to minimize the risk of data loss due to damage.
ECHO DOT (3RD GEN) + TILE MATE AND SLIM COMBO PACK
Sale Price: $50 | Buy it from Amazon
Reg. Price: $90 ($40 savings)
One of Amazon's best early Black Friday deals is an Echo Dot bundle that includes four Tile Bluetooth trackers for the same price as the smart speaker alone. This is the latest version of the popular Amazon device, which features the Alexa voice assistant and listens for commands to play music, read the news, control compatible smart-home gadgets, call a friend, order a pizza — or ask Tile to find your keys, phone, and other important items.
Sale Price: $249 | Buy itfrom Lowe's
Reg. Price: $419 ($170 savings)
This highly rated over-the-range microwave is 40 percent off through Nov. 17. It's a technical marvel compared with your average nuker, featuring sensor cooking, steam cooking, and fingerprint-resistant stainless steel. The big, 2.1-cubic-foot interior features CleanRelease technology for super-easy cleaning.
DELL XPS 13 LAPTOP
Sale Price: $1,200 | Buy it from Dell
Reg. Price: $1,470 ($270 savings)
Dell is offering early "Black Friday" savings on the XPS 13 (9370), which has been hailed as one of the best 13-inch laptops on the market. This powerful Windows 10 computer features an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, an edge-to-edge 4K screen, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of storage on a speedy solid-state drive. It's available in rose gold with an "alpine white" keyboard deck, as well as silver with black.
DYSON SLIM BALL ANIMAL UPRIGHT VACUUM
Sale Price: $298 | Buy it from Home Depot
Reg. Price: $525 ($227 savings)
Dyson’s chic upright vacuum isn’t just pretty to look at. It has HEPA filtration to keep allergens and bacteria inside the machine, instead of leaving them behind as you vacuum. It comes with a tangle-free turbine tool as well as a long-reach hose and a self-adjusting cleaner head. There’s a 5-year warranty, too.
POWERBLOCK SPORT 50 DUMBBELL SET
Sale Price: $320 | Buy it from Dick's Sporting Goods
Reg. Price: $500 ($180 savings)
These compact PowerBlock dumbbells save space without sacrificing functionality. Nine pairs of handheld free weights, from 10 to 50 pounds, take up only as much room as one.
ZOJIRUSHI FRESH BREW PLUS THERMAL CARAFE COFFEE MAKER
Sale Price: $87.50 | Buy it on Amazon
Reg. Price: $190 ($102.50 savings)
The Zojirushi EC-YSC100 has a 10-cup thermal carafe that keeps coffee warm for two hours without a hotplate. It also features a removable water tank, for easier filling, and brews at a temperature recommended by experts for optimal flavor extraction.
WERNER EXTENSION LADDER
Sale Price: $249 | Buy itfrom Lowe's
Reg. Price: $324 ($75 savings)
Ascend to 27 feet with this fiberglass ladder, which is rated safe up to 300 pounds. Non-conductive materials make it suitable for working around electricity, and Twist-Proof technology makes it safer than a standard ladder.
PAW PATROL ULTIMATE RESCUE FIRE TRUCK
Sale Price: $45 | Buy it from Walmart
Reg. Price: $60 ($15 savings)
If Marshall and company are heroes to the little ones in your household, then save the day with this Paw Patrol fire truck, which comes with a 2-foot extendable ladder. Your first-responders-in-training can put out fires with water cannons and switch on the emergency lights when they race to the scene.
INSIGNIA BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
Sale Price: $45 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $150 ($105 savings)
This Insignia Voice smart portable speaker doubles as an alarm clock and a Google Assistant. The wireless speaker can answer questions and share favorite playlists while casting rich, layered sound from all your devices. The rechargeable battery lasts up to five hours.
PIONEER WOMAN COWBOY RUSTIC CUTLERY SET
Sale Price: $50 | Buy it from Walmart
Reg. Price: $80 ($30 savings)
This 14-piece set on clearance right now has all the cutlery you need in the kitchen. Available in Ree's favorite colors (those who watch the show know who she is), it comes with scissors, a sharpener, a nakiri knife, a chef's knife, a bread knife, a utility knife, a paring knife, and six steak knives.
DEWALT 20-VOLT DRILL
Sale Price: $99 | Buy itfrom Lowe's
Reg. Price: $159 ($60 savings)
Shoppers can save nearly 40 percent on this 20-volt drill, which comes with a contractor bag, a charger, and two batteries. The drill grips tightly, thanks to a single-sleeve ratcheting chuck, and it packs a 300-watt motor.
HARBOR BREEZE CEILING FAN
Sale Price: $45 | Buy itfrom Lowe's
Reg. Price: $90 ($45 savings)
This 52-inch ceiling fan and light kit is currently half off. It features five reversible blades, four light arms, and alabaster light shades. Although the fixture can handle up to 60 watts, the kit comes with 40-watt bulbs for a softer glow.
CANON PIXMA WIRELESS PRINTER
Sale Price: $70 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $150 ($80 savings)
There's one less cord to wrangle with this wireless all-in-one inkjet. The Canon Pixma TS6220 is capable of printing up to 10 color or 15 black-and-white images per minute at up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi.
Sale Price: $85 | Buy it from Target
Reg. Price: $100 ($15 savings)
Get organized in style with this five-shelf bookcase. The open style oozes minimalism, and the blend of metal and wood offers a sleek and modern look. Buyers can choose “vintage oak” or walnut finish and add coordinating items from the series in the future.
EVERLAST POWERCORE DUAL BAG AND STAND
Sale Price: $200 | Buy it from Dick's Sporting Goods
Reg. Price: $300 ($100 savings)
This combo set has everything you need to punch, kick, knee, and elbow your way into shape. Buy now to save more than 30 percent.
VTECH TURN & LEARN DRIVER
Sale Price: $14.19 | Buy it on Amazon
Reg. Price: $40 ($25.81 savings)
Little kids get to experience driving without climbing into an actual car with this electronic steering wheel and dashboard. It makes a great holiday gift for kids 6 months to 2 years old.
INSIGNIA WIRELESS IPHONE CHARGING PAD
Sale Price: $18 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $35 ($17 savings)
Save nearly 50 percent on this wireless charging pad, which comes with a bright LED display that keeps track of how much you've charged and how much more you have left to go. The pad is Qi certified and comes with a micro-USB charger and sync cable.
Sale Price: $46.19 | Buy it from Walmart
Reg. Price: $69 ($22.81 savings)
Holiday visitors can lounge on this queen-size Dura-Beam air mattress. It rises nearly 2 feet off the ground, and a built-in pump makes inflating and deflating a snap. The airbed is ready in less than four minutes.