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November may have just begun, but today Amazon announced the official launch of its gigantic 2019 Black Friday sale. From now until Christmas, you can shop thousands and thousands of deals on everything from home and kitchen appliances to Amazon devices, electronics, and more.
Yes, the sheer number of deals can be a bit overwhelming. So, to navigate the epic event, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Amazon’s Black Friday offerings, including early kitchen deals you can shop weeks before it officially starts!
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When does Amazon Black Friday start?
While Black Friday traditionally falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving (that’s November 29 this year), retailers’ holiday sales keep creeping up on the calendar. This year, Amazon’s early Black Friday markdowns actually began November 1—practically a whole month before Thanksgiving.
How can I find the best Amazon Black Friday deals?
In addition to perusing the retailer’s wide selection of gift guides, Amazon’s Happy HoliDeals section is packed with discounts across every category including toys, electronics, beauty, home, and (our favorite) kitchen gear and appliances. If you see something you like, add it to your cart ASAP. While some deals last throughout the holiday season, many sales are Lightning Deals, which means they’re only available for a few hours or until supplies last.
Also, like Prime Day, many of Amazon's Black Friday discounts are exclusive to members. If you aren’t ready to commit just yet, start with the Amazon Prime 30-day trial and gain access to all these deals, as well as access to exclusive music, videos, e-books, and audio streaming services. Plus there’s the amazing free two-day shipping on qualifying items. You can cancel any time, but if you end up loving it, it’s $119 a year.
The Best Black Friday Kitchen and Cookware Deals
Of course, we’ve got our eyes peeled for kitchen deals from the e-commerce giant. Last year, we saw epic deals on Instant Pots, blenders, coffee grinders, and more, and this season is shaping up to be just as exciting. We’ve combed through the best kitchen deals on the site available now, from Instant Pots to KitchenAid appliances. Shop some of the best deals below, and don’t forget to check out Amazon’s HoliDeals page for the full early Black Friday list.
Instant Pot 8-Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Cooker
To buy: $99 (originally $140); amazon.com
Dash Deluxe Rapid Egg Cooker
Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Signature Starter Knife Set
To buy: $104 (originally $188); amazon.com
Thermos Stainless King 40-Ounce Beverage Bottle
OXO Good Grips 5-Piece Airtight POP Container Set
To buy: $100 (originally $170); amazon.com
All-Clad D3 Stainless Cookware, 12-Inch Fry Pan with Lid
To buy: $100 (originally $200); amazon.com
Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
KitchenAid 11-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice System
To buy: $140 (originally $250); amazon.com
10 of Amazon’s best-selling Black Friday deals are still available today
The deals available on Black Friday seem to get better and better each year, and 2017 was just mind-blowing. We saw so many popular products being sold at all-time low prices, and early estimates suggest consumers did more shopping this year than ever before. Of course, the holiday shopping season is just getting started, and Cyber Monday is just around the corner. Over on Amazon, however, Cyber Monday has already arrived. So long Black Friday Deals Week and hello Cyber Monday Deals Week!
Amazon’s huge Cyber Monday Deals Week sale has already kicked off, and you can shop it right here. But before you dive in, you should know that 10 of Amazon’s hottest Black Friday deals are still live today, on Saturday. From dirt-cheap SanDisk memory cards and the Fire TV Stick at an all-time low to Philips Hue lighting products, TP-Link Smart Plugs, and top-rated Bluetooth earbuds for just $24 (coupon code QN6ZHL53), you can still score huge discounts on several of Amazon’s best-selling Black Friday deals. Check out the top 10 remaining deals below.
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Lady Coat in Italian Boiled Wool
- : Get 50% off your entire purchase with code EARLY, plus an extra 60% off sale styles. : Enjoy 50% off everything (some exclusions apply) with code TGIBDF from November 25th through to November 29th. : This Italian-crafted leather shoe brand is offering up to 30% off for its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, including sneakers, boots, and socks. : Until November 28, take 40% off and get free shipping with code BLUESTREAK. : Get 15% off your order with code THANKS15. : As part of the brand’s Give Back Sale, customers can receive a 20% discount applied to their entire cart when they donate $10 to the Campaign Against Hunger through the Loeffler Randall website. : Get up to 15% off select items from leggings to bras to pullovers. : Shoppers can already save big on a number of Black Friday Specials now. Find out more in our guide to Macy’s Black Friday deals.: Get up to 50% off online purchases with code VERYMERRY. : Get up to 50% off luxury leather handbags and shoes from November 25 until November 30. : Take 20% off sitewide with code GAUXTIME. : Get up to 30% off sitewide or a free gift card, worth up to $100, with full-price purchases. : Shoppers can take 40% off cashmere clothes and accessories with code BLACKFRI40. : Get up to 50% off a curated selection of designer bags, clothes, shoes and accessories and an extra 15% off specially marked items. : Take up to 50% off select items, plus an extra 20% off in honor of Black Friday : Get up to 50% off more than a thousand items for women, men, children and home and an extra 25% off clearance. : Get up to 70% off sitewide. : Take 30% off sitewide at this sustainable clothing company by Kelly Slater. : Until December 1, shoppers can get 25% off glasses and top frames with code TURKEY25. : Get 20% off everything with code BF20.
The origin of Black Friday: a history lesson
Let's take a Black Friday history lesson: the first known mention of Black Friday related to this shopping experience was in November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance used it to describe people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could have an extra day off work.
At the same time US police were using the phrases "Black Friday" and "Black Saturday" to describe the horrendous traffic that occurred at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season.
In 1961 there was a movement from the local government to change the shopping season to "Big Friday" and "Big Saturday", but it clearly never caught on and the notion that it was the time when retailers moved 'back into the black' was seen far later and clearly an attempt to bring positivity to the term.
Big news! Lululemon just revealed their epic early Black Friday specials
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Ahead of Black Friday, Lululemon is giving shoppers a sneak peek at some of their top buys of the season.
The Canadian activewear brand has dropped their early Black Friday finds in a rare shopping event that Lululemon fans won’t want to miss.
Whether you’re looking to get a head start on holiday gifting, or are planning to indulge in a little retail therapy for yourself, you’ll want to take advantage of this.
You can bet that these picks are going to sell out fast, so shop some of the best finds from this epic shopping event below.
Surprise! Amazon's Holiday Dash sale is the Black Friday preview you can't miss
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Amazon Prime Day has come and gone as quickly as the changing fall leaves. That doesn’t mean the juggernaut retailer is done slashing prices on some of their most popular items. Whether you’re committed to getting your Christmas shopping done early or aren’t done treating yourself, Amazon is spreading some much-needed holiday joy early with a new savings event called Holiday Dash.
The month-long sale includes "Black Friday-worthy deals" on must-have clothing, appliances, tech, cookware and a million more items from small businesses and top-rated brands. Shoppers can access the daily deals on the site, app or simply asking their voice assistant, “Alexa, what are my deals?”
For a charitable twist, AmazonSmile will also donate a portion of proceeds from eligible products to an organization of the shopper's choice.
The Shop TODAY team got a taste of which products you should stock up on early. From a retro-cool instant digital camera to one of the internet's most popular winter jackets, these gifts will make everyone on your shopping list satisfied.
1. AquaSonic DUO Series
AquaSonic DUO Series $49.95 at Amazon
This his-and-her toothbrush set is designed with your family’s oral health (and your dentist’s happiness) in mind. The AquaSonic Duo comes with 10 brush heads, three cleaning modes, and a convenient wireless charging station to keep the vibrations coming.
2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera $59.95 at Amazon
Smile! Fujifilm's digital camera may have an old-school design, but its selfie mode is as modern as it comes. It’s also lightweight, durable and available in five different colors.
3. COSORI Air Fryer Max XL
COSORI Air Fryer Max XL $99.98 at Amazon
Healthy fried food isn’t a thing that should exist, and yet. This air fryer uses 85% less fat than the traditional deep fryer and can make hundreds of different delicious dishes with 11 different presets. Its non-stick cooking basket could even hold a whole chicken!
4. JBL Flip 5
Available in 14 different colors and up to 12 hours of playtime, this Bluetooth speaker is great for late-season picnics or solo karaoke sessions in the shower.
5. Bulova Dress Watch
Bulova Dress Watch $218.10 at Amazon
Upgrade your wrist game with this classically designed Bulova watch. Made out of stainless steel, this refined watch is also water-resistant.
6. NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser
NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser
NEST Fragrances Reed Diffuser $44.20 at Amazon
While you may not be able to travel to the tropics for the holidays this year, at least your home could smell like paradise. This diffuser is hinted with fresh waterlilies, jungle moss and cedar.
7. Walker Edison 4 Shelf Bookcase
Walker Edison 4 Shelf Bookcase
Walker Edison 4 Shelf Bookcase $83.06 at Amazon
Show off your beloved books and trinkets with this ladder-style bookcase. With clean, simple lines and durable shelving, this piece of furniture is both charming and long-lasting.
8. Adidas Men’s Sensebounce + Street M Sneaker
Adidas Men’s Sensebounce + Street M Sneaker
Adidas Men’s Sensebounce + Street M Sneaker $58.00 at Amazon
With plenty of arch support and deep outer grooves, these Adidas kicks are perfect for running a marathon — or at least taking a quick walk around the block.
9. Echo Dot
You can still get one of Prime Day’s biggest sellers for significantly less! Add this voice assistant to any room in your home for 40% off.
10. Orolay Women's Down Jacket
Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket
Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket $126.00 at Amazon
The famous Amazon coat remains a bestseller years after becoming a viral hit. Now it can be yours for a fraction of the price!
11. Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
Herschel Novel Duffel Bag $67.16 at Amazon
This weekender bag from Herschel Supply includes a functional shoe compartment, synthetic leather handles and a minimalist appearance appealing to all.
12. Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven $179.95 at Amazon
Impress your foodie friends by presenting this sleek Dutch oven at your holiday dinner party gatherings. Available in 10 different colors, the 3.5-quart kitchen staple is ideal for making hearty stews, comforting casseroles and one-pot meals.
13. Zen Laboratory Jumbo Slime Kit
Getting messy has never been so fun! This jumbo slime making kit comes with 18 different colored slimes and a dozen types of glitter that lets your child unleash their inner creativity while improving their motor skills and hands-eye coordination.
Refrigerator Black Friday deals in 2020: what we expect to see
Last year, we saw fantastic Black Friday refrigerator deals from huge brands including Lowe&rsquos, Home Depot, and more.
We saw discounts of $1,000 dollars on premium LG French door refrigerators. Home Depot slashed as much as 40% off refrigerators from Frigidaire, GE, and LG, which many premium refrigerators available for under $1,000 and mid-range models available for under $600.
The 2020 Black Friday refrigerator deals we&rsquore expecting to see are equally appealing deals from huge refrigerator brands, especially on 30-inch refrigerators and top-freezer models. There may well be deals on smart refrigerators too, but we&rsquore expecting the biggest discounts to be across mid-range to premium refrigerators where you&rsquoll get excellent value for money.
Looking for Price-Match Guarantees
Many U.S. retailers offer expansive price-match guarantees on full-price and on-sale holiday merchandise. If you plan to shop at more than one location on Black Friday or complement in-store buys with online purchases, don’t forget to keep your receipts on hand – whether in your wallet, handbag, or email account. This simple step costs nothing to take, and the potential payoff is huge.
However, not all retailers make it easy to take advantage of price-match guarantees, so take the time to read every retailer’s price-match policy in detail. Though some policies are customer-friendly, others are restrictive. For instance, Best Buy’s price-match guarantee covers all local competitors, plus online deals offered by brick-and-mortar retailers operating in your area. However, it excludes most online-only retailers.
What’s more, most price-match policies require covered items to be identical – the same model number or SKU, same size, same specs, same trim, and so on. Even slight variations can void a seemingly generous price-match policy. Also, most retailers pointedly exempt clearance items from price matching, meaning many of the best Black Friday deals aren’t eligible.
On the bright side, retailers want your business, and they’re apt to grease squeaky wheels. So, if and when you do invoke a price-match policy to get the best price on sought-after items, don’t be afraid to escalate your complaint as high up the chain of command as necessary.
How do I stay on top of Cyber Monday deals?
Like Black Friday before it, Cyber Monday 2020 is going to be big with an even bigger emphasis on online shopping. That means it's going to be hard to keep up and ensure you maximize your savings during these big events. The team over at Thrifter is full of professional deal hunters who will literally be providing around the clock coverage of everything on Cyber Monday weekend. From the best savings, as they hit to roundups of what you should be buying, the team will aim to make it as easy as possible to find the best deals that are available from the first to the last minute.
Give them a follow on Twitter to keep up-to-date on all the best deals as they happen in real-time.
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