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- Black Friday is coming November 27 and Best Buy is one of the major retailers to keep an eye on for deals. Year after year, Best Buy provides solid price drops on everything, including the latest TVs, speakers, headphones, laptops, gaming gear, and more.
- Best Buy’s Black Friday 2020 sale features a Black Friday price guarantee to help you save all season long, but it’s a perk limited to My Best Buy members.
- We’ll answer your questions before the big day and highlight the best early Black Friday deals below.
- We’re also keeping tabs on Black Friday deals available online on Amazon, Target, Walmart, The Home Depot, Nordstrom, and more store sales.
- Read Insider Reviews’ Black Friday 2020 deals and Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings.
Black Friday shopping will look very different this year compared to past ones. Instead of camping out in front of stores and braving the crowds and lines, it will probably be more convenient (and a bit safer) if you stayed at home to shop. Luckily, you can still count on finding deep discounts on tech, smart home gadgets, and more from large retailers like Best Buy.
Best Buy is offering many
discounts right now during its Black Friday Ad Deals sale well before the actual day on November 27. To help you get the best discounts this holiday season, we’ll be highlighting the best deals both before and during Thanksgiving week.
The Bose 700 headphones feature advanced noise cancellation technology with level adjustments, a comfortable design, and support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The black version of the headphones is available for $40 off, while the soapstone model is $80 off right now at Best Buy and Amazon.
If you have a bunch of Android apps already, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a top-notch affordable tablet with access to the best Android app store there is. The smaller version of the Galaxy Tab A typically sells for about $150, making this drop to $100 an excellent deal.
The TCL 4 Series is a solid entry-level 4K TV with basic HDR support and Android TV streaming built right in. This current $250 price is $50 less than usual and is a solid option for Black Friday shoppers who don’t want to jump through hoops to get a new, budget-friendly set. My Best Buy members will receive an additional $50 discount, bringing the total down to just $200.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. Typically, this service costs $15 a month. This $22 discount on a 3-month membership is one we see often, but since these memberships can be added on to existing memberships, it’s always a solid investment, and an excellent stocking stuffer to boot.
At over 50% off street price, this is an exceptional deal on a Lenovo-brand smart clock compatible with Google Assistant.
Down by $50, this is no small price drop for a smart home-worthy thermostat. It’ll likely drop even lower come Black Friday and
, but this is a solid price to grab one at while it’s still in stock. Not only does it control the temperature, but you can even voice command it to hear the news, order your groceries, and much more.
Deals on these smart bulbs aren’t uncommon, but $100 for a pack of three is a solid deal. They’re easy to install and can be controlled via Bluetooth to change your lighting to either your personal preference or one of many presets.
If you’re looking to up your home security, this smart home security system is discounted by $70 right now. This specific bundle includes the base station, keypad, motion sensor, and 4 entry sensors; other Simplisafe bundles may have more sensors in them, but they typically cost at least $50 more.
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- We compare the prices against other retailers like Amazon, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
- We research price history thoroughly, to ensure that every deal we list is actually worth your time.
Black Friday 2020 is November 27 and Cyber Monday is November 30, but sales from many retailers, not just Best Buy, are starting now. Best Buy’s deals have already begun though — right now it’s running a Black Friday Ad Deals sale through November 17.
My Best Buy membership is free to join and can get you some exclusive discounts and perks — like the Black Friday price guarantee held during earlier sales. My Best Buy members also get access to early access to Black Friday discounts, for instance, members receive an additional $50 discount on this already marked down TCL 55-inch Class 4 Series 4K TV.
If you’re planning to shop from Best Buy at any time of year, we recommend becoming a member.
Best Buy’s Black Friday price guarantee assures that if you buy something before November 27 and the price drops lower later, you can receive a refund for the difference. However, there are two major caveats: this guarantee only applies to the Prep for the Holidays sale, and it excludes Cyber Monday, November 30. If you buy something that drops to a lower price on Cyber Monday, you won’t receive a refund for the difference.
While these exclusions may sound like deal-breakers, don’t worry. If you see one of our posts about a deeply discounted item over Black Friday, chances are, Cyber Monday won’t bring any significant price drops. Additional price drops tend to be less than 15% of the item’s total value — an extra $10 off an Instant Pot, $5 saved on a Bluetooth speaker. Just don’t buy anything at full price this Black Friday, and you should be safe from any significant buyer’s remorse.
Year after year, Best Buy brings a ton of great discounts on every category it sells, and you can expect to find excellent deals on tech, smart home, gaming, and small home appliances.
Shopping for laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other tech is never more affordable than on Black Friday. Especially great deals we saw last year included price drops like the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 down to $600 (from $960), the 2019 Macbook Air down to $900 (from $1,100), and $400 off the Google Pixel 4. It’s likely we’ll see discounts this year from these brands and other major players in the category, like HP, Samsung, and Lenovo.
Smart home deals also thrive during Black Friday, and 2020 will probably be the same. Of the many deals we saw last year, the ones that really stood out from Best Buy were $20 off the Google Home Mini, $50 off the Amazon Echo Show 8, and $30 off the Lenovo Smart Clock. Whether you prefer Amazon Alexa or Google, you can look forward to deeply discounted smart speakers and smart-assistant compatible tech, like smart bulbs and switches, throughout the event.
Not only can you bank on finding game titles for every console on sale over Black Friday, but older generation consoles tend to drop in price too — usually when bundled with controllers and games. Don’t get your hopes up if you’re looking for discounts on new consoles like the upcoming PS5 and the Xbox Series X, but older and budget models are typically on sale.
If you’re going to buy a stick vacuum, electric pressure cooker, or other small appliance, Black Friday is the time to do it. Last year we saw $200 off the Dyson V10 Animal, $270 off the Kitchenaid Professional Stand Mixer, and $40 off the Instant Pot Duo Nova 6-quart. Countertop appliances and vacuums of every type (upright, stick, and robot) drop to the best prices we see all year over Black Friday, so if you’ve been waiting for a sign to buy a waffle maker this year, this is it.
Black Friday shoppers can visit Best Buy locations to take advantage of these early Black Friday deals — a stark contrast to Amazon. The retailer also has extensive safety protocols for shopping in stores, including requiring customers and employees to wear face masks and limiting the number of visitors.
Better still, Best Buy offers contactless curbside pickup, store pickup, in addition to same-day and next-day delivery options. This means that if the product you want is in-stock at a location near you, you can just pick it up instead of waiting for it to ship.
How does Best Buy stand up to the competition on Black Friday?
Compared to other major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target, Best Buy is sure to offer solid, competitively priced deals for Black Friday. You can expect a lot of overlap between these stores, and oftentimes if something is out of stock from one retailer, it’s still in stock at another.
Shopping at Best Buy may be the best option for you if you live close to one for curbside pickup or if you’re a My Best Buy member with an exclusive discount. Following the trend of past years, Best Buy will most likely bring strong tech and gaming deals — and you may be surprised at its home and kitchen deals as well.