Ready your credit cards, folks. Black Friday is nearly here, and so are countless shopping deals to take advantage of. With sales kicking off earlier and lasting longer, some of these deals are already available, while others will come online between now and Friday.
Many retailers, including Sears, Macy’s and Kmart, will open their doors at some point on Thanksgiving Day, although hours may vary by location. According to WalletHub, shoppers will find some of the deepest discounts at Kohl’s, where average markdowns will hit 66.3 percent.
If you’d rather walk through fire than go to an actual brick-and-mortar store Friday, you might want to search for the best sales online with the help of a new browser. Mike Catania, chief technology officer at PromotionCode.org, told the Today show: “Dynamic [customer-based] pricing has spread from travel to retail over the past year, and consumers are not going to be on the prevailing side of it. A website can detect previous visits and browsing patterns from your cookies, and couple those data points against internal records to determine how much it thinks you’re willing to pay.”
Catania advises consumers to use the Google Chrome browser and an incognito window for holiday shopping.
So besides Kohl’s, what other stores are offering the best bargains? Good Housekeeping has put together a list of 37 best Black Friday deals everyone needs to know about. Here are just a few takeaways from the site.
Starting on Black Friday, for every $100 Ikea gift card purchased online, you’ll receive a $20 Ikea eGift card. Furthermore, among the major discounts offered online on Thanksgiving Day, only Solsta sleeper sofas will sell for $100 and Franklin barstool prices will start at $20.
Although stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day, you can take advantage of sales in stores and online through Nov. 27. Deals include $50 off a Google Home and a Fitbit Charge 2, and $130 off a Dyson Ball Animal Upright vacuum. Discounts on TVs, laptops and Bluetooth speakers are also available.
Hours vary by location, but most stores will be open starting a 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Discounts include 52 percent off Kenmore washer-dryer combos and 40 percent off French door refrigerators. You’ll get an extra 10 percent off online purchases with the code SAVE10.
The online powerhouse is offering a wide range of bargains through Nov. 25, including $20 off the Echo Dot, $30 off Echo Plus and $30 off Kindle Paperwhite.
Target’s Black Friday preview sale is already happening. There’s a wide array of deals being offered, including more than 2,000 toys priced at less than $20 a pop. You can also get 30 percent off bedding and bath items, and up to 20 percent off kitchen appliances and cookware.
Head over to Good Housekeeping to read about other Black Friday sales. Happy shopping!