It's that time of year again! Black Friday 2021 is just around the corner, and it's an even better deal-filled event than last year. This means you are up for incredible deals from all your favorite retailers on clothing, tech, appliances, and more. Unlike in 2020, when we were confined to browsing from our couches due to the pandemic, this year's Black Friday is expected to be full of an extravaganza as shoppers flock to their favorite stores to seize the best deals.
Over the years, we have seen hundreds of deals from eBay, John Lewis, Apple, and others. This year we expect even more fantastic deals. Amazon has already launched its Epic Deals sale, including Black Friday worthy discounts on several items from brands like Sony, Apple, and Samsung throughout October.
What should you expect for Black Friday 2021? Based on last year's deals, expect to see great deals on a wide range of products, including this year's hottest toys, Apple's latest products like iPhone 13, QLED and OLED TVs, home improvement products, and record-low prices on appliances from brands like Keurig and Instant Pot.
This guide covers everything Black Friday 2021, including when the sales start, participating retailers, and terrific deals you can expect.
When Is Black Friday 2021?
Traditionally, Black Friday begins the weekend right after Thanksgiving in the US. This means this year's Black Friday will fall on November 26th. Although the actual date shifts annually, the day of the week remains the same, i.e., the Friday after Thanksgiving.
In 2020, Black Friday kicked off earlier to create a safer shopping experience and avoid shipping delays in response to COVID-19. And while we can't forecast the conditions of this year's sale, expect to see Black Friday deals begin to pop up by the end of October.
Black Friday Deals in 2021
While 2020 saw some epic deals on different products with 4K OLED TVs going for as low as $899, this year, expect Black Friday deals to break all price records. While COVID-19 has greatly affected manufacturing and shipping, retailers have planned and built inventories to satisfy consumers. Here are some of the great deals to look forward to:
Amazon has already unveiled its Black Friday deals in a recent press release, giving shoppers early access to unrealistic holiday savings across several categories. This year's deals span from top brands to a wide selection from handmade artisans and small businesses.
Enjoy incredible discounts on TVs, electronics, toys, clothing, and more. Some of the best deals include the latest AirPods with a record low price of $129, which was retailing at $199. You can also save a massive $1,000 on Sony's 77-inch OLED TV or acquire this Roborock robot vacuum at an all-time low price of $227.99, unlike the usual $379.99.
If you are after Amazon's device deals, enjoy the Amazon kindle for a record low of $59.99 and the latest Echo Dot smart speaker for just $24.99, down from $34.99. Enjoy also great deals on kitchen appliances from microwaves to deep fryers to rice cookers and food processors.
When it comes to Black Friday deals, Best Buy never disappoints. While November is still some weeks away, it's crucial to prepare for the best deals of the season from Best Buy. Last year, Best Buy had incredible offers like a 55-inch Vizio OLED TV for only $899 (the best OLED TV deal of all time).
Best Buy's Black Friday deals cover a massive array of products on its site and retail stores, so you can expect great deals from early November. Based on earlier Black Friday deals, Best Buy mainly focuses on laptops, small kitchen appliances, and 4K TVs on its Black Friday ads.
Some of the best deals to expect from Best Buy include Apple devices like the MacBook Air, which sold for an astonishingly low price of $749 to students and $849 for non-students. Although there will be no such price soon, expect the base price to range around $799.
Though November is still weeks away, you can enjoy early Black Friday deals of up to $700 off on big-screen TVs, headphones deals from $7, and discounts of up to $250 on Apple products, including iMacs, MacBook, and more. And with the first-ever PS5 restock and RTX 3080 monthly restock, expect great deals on gaming consoles.
Home Depot is the go-to outlet for anything home improvement. Indeed, Home Depot Black Friday deals offer shoppers significant savings on a wide range of products during the end-of-year sale. Like other retailers, Home Depot Black Friday launches its sales earlier, usually around the start of the month.
Last year's Black Friday sale went for a whole month and featured impressive deals on home redecoration categories. Major appliances, including dishwashers and smart refrigerators, saw a 40% off and close to 50% off on furniture items. This year, expect several exceptional deals on DIY, home décor, garden furniture, and appliances.
With trusted brand names like RYOBI, DeWalt, and Milwaukee making appearances, expect superb deals from must-have toolsets and top-of-the-line appliances. This year's pre-Black Friday sales are already up with up to 40% off on select items. Save a whopping $901 on this refrigerator and enjoy an incredible offer from DeWalt on this seven-tool combo kit.
As one of the popular retailers in the US, shoppers always anticipate Target's Black Friday shopping extravaganza. With a huge array of products ranging from deals on clothing, toys, appliances, and electronics, there are great deals you can't afford to miss.
In 2020, Target held a week-long Black Friday sale throughout November. Although Target is yet to release their 2021 Black Friday schedule, expect great discounts on popular tech products. This includes Beats headphones and AirPods, Samsung and Apple devices, and TVs.
For the best deals, it's worth waiting till the 26th, when the official Black Friday sale commences. However, if you can't manage to wait till then, Target is offering great discounts on select items, including iRobot Roomba i3+ for $549.99 down from $599.99 and HP 14″ Laptop going for $359.99 (save $100).
If you prefer in-store shopping, note that all brick-and-mortar outlets, including Target, will be closed on Thanksgiving but fully open on Black Friday. Ensure you arrive early to grab the best deals.
For the coolest, edgy and provocative style, Urban Outfitters is your one-stop shop for cloth wear. This year's Urban Outfitters Black Friday will start on November 26th and feature 50% off on many cloth lines, including homewares.
You can get almost everything during Black Friday for a Buy One, Get One 50% Off deal. Unfortunately, some of their collaborations with The North Face and Nike aren't part of the sale, but you will enjoy a pretty generous sale from the Urban Outfitters fashion section.
With the pandemic having popularized working from home, you need some trendy and cozy homewares to go about your daily work. And although there are a few weeks to the onset of the Black Friday sale, there are several discounted items on the Outfitters Website worth checking out.
Bed Bath and Beyond
Do you want to make your home cozier as the holiday approaches and winter kicks in? Enjoy great deals on luxurious duvet covers, comfortable sheets, and plush comforters from Bed Bath and Beyond. Last year's Bed Bath and Beyond Black Friday stores opened at 6 a.m. with a 20% discount on any purchase in-store for that day only.
This year, enjoy up to 25% off on the entire purchase in-store and online. Offer valid through Saturday. Expect to see similar deals on this year's Black Friday sale with last year's 50% off on select PowerXL Vortex Air Fryers, Calphalon cookware sets, and Crux Coffee Makers.
You can also expect to see incredible deals on storage, bath supplies, and bedding items. Save hundreds of dollars on the most wished-for gifts for your family and friends as the holiday season approaches.
To keep the public safe and curb the spread of Covid-19, Bed Bath & Beyond will close its in-store outlets on Thanksgiving Day and open on November 26th. You can expect deals to run through the weekend and expire hours before the store opens on Monday. Ensure you shop on the weekend to maximize your savings.
Get Ready for Black Friday 2021
There you have it! These are some of the retailers you can expect incredible Black Friday deals from. While the official start date is weeks away, you can enjoy early Black Fridays from all the above retailers.
As you gear up for a shopping spree, ensure you are fully prepared by taking note of the Black Friday start date, preparing a shopping list, researching retailers with the best deals, and keeping your budget intact. Having a shopping list and a set budget helps you avoid spending too much on items you don't need. Check out Productiq for more guides on the products you need. Happy shopping!