Retailers expect to jingle all the way

Retailers expect to jingle all the way
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Amazon Prime members, who pay a $119 annual membership fee for Prime, will get first dibs on many Amazon device deals when they use Alexa to shop starting on November 17 at 9 p.m. PT (November 18 at midnight ET) through November 21 at 9 p.m. PT (November 22 at midnight ET). Black Friday proper falls on November 23.

Another bonus: Amazon is offering free standard shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase amount (and, no, you dont have to be a Prime member to take advantage). Most items will ship within five to eight business days and be at your doorstep in time for holiday gift-giving.

Known for its vast selection of over 10 million products from over 10,000 suppliers, Wayfair is offering up to 80 percent off its furniture and home decor this Black Friday — that includes up to 70 percent off most bedding and sheet sets, and up to 60 percent off mattresses, living room furniture, home decor, and more. The retailers Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale starts on November 16 and continues through to the 30th, giving you ample time to find and compare deals on statement pieces. Here are just a few we like on the site:

If youre mapping out a shopping strategy now so you dont miss out on any must-have deals, weve got you covered. We asked several shopping experts — RetailMeNot.coms shopping and trends expert Sara Skirboll, Hot Shopping Tips podcast host Lisa Lee Freeman, CardRates.coms credit strategist Brittney Mayer and staff writer Saundra Latham — to weigh in on which hot-ticket items will have the deepest discounts this year on Amazon. Heres what they had to say.

Targets 2018 Black Friday preview does not include any specific deals on furniture like chairs or bed sets, though there may be a few surprises in store on the day of the sale. However, the company has marked many of its best small appliances and bedding down by 50 percent. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, reopening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, and you can shop deals before then at

BeatsX Headphones. Electronics accessory items are a smart buy from Amazon on Black Friday, RetailMeNots Skirboll says. If youre on the market for a quality pair of headphones at an affordable price, check out their Beats by Dre selection, she recommends. The brands BeatsX wireless in-ear headphones will be on sale for $50 (marked down from the current $120), Skirboll adds.

In the same way that big ticket electronics are offered at a huge discount over Black Friday (check them out here), many furniture companies offer doorbuster deals on normally expensive items like Turkish rugs, sectional couches, and leather armchairs. With offers up to 80 percent off, you can feel good about finally investing in that sought-after piece.

We recommend purchasing Beats by Dre headphones that are sold by and shipped from Amazon. This will help ensure youre purchasing an authentic product. You run the risk of receiving counterfeit headphones if you buy them from a third-party seller on Amazons Marketplace. (See 7 Signs Youre Buying a Counterfeit Product for more.)

Walmart has established itself as a major player in the Black Friday space, and that includes furniture deals as well as clothing, home products, and electronics. The retailer’s products are usually quite inexpensive, and during Black Friday even more so. You’ll find many home furniture staples for under $100, including the following:

Echo Dot. If youve been waiting for Amazons voice-controlled bluetooth speaker to go on sale, smart move. The Black Friday shopping weekend is the ideal time to stock up on Amazon-branded products including the Echo Dot, Hot Shopping Tipss Freeman says. The speaker is compatible with their popular virtual assistant Alexa and allows users to make calls, send messages, stream music (via Pandora, Sirius XM and Spotify), set reminder alarms, check the weather, get the news, plus more.

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There are a couple of different models that will be on sale for half-off, Freeman notes. The second-generation version (originally $40) will be a steal at $20. The third-generation Echo Dot is the latest model and currently sells for $50. Shoppers will need to be glued to their laptops to snag it at the Black Friday sale price of $24 before it sells out.

What is Cyber Monday? Unlike Black Friday, whose origins can be traced back nearly half a century, Cyber Monday is a relatively new phenomenon. Initially started in 2005 as a simple promotional scheme to increase holiday sales for an early e-commerce site, it has since ballooned into a multi-billion dollar retail event that rivals Black Friday. And for good reason. On the last Monday of November, every year online retailers big and small roll out really competitive deals for holiday shoppers. Of course, with any event of this size, half the battle is just finding out what is on sale where. So to help our readers our were dedicating Cyber Monday to sifting through all of the sales to pick out the best of the best.

Fire TV products. Holiday shoppers will be able to buy Amazons Fire TV products from other retailers on Black Friday. However, those retailers wont be able to beat Amazons discounts on its own products, CardRates.coms Mayer notes. “[The e-commerce giant] can control the best pricing on these products for a limited time versus other retailers.”

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Expect prices on Amazons Fire TV Stick ($40) and Fire TV Cube ($120) to be marked down between 15% to 25% off, Mayer notes . The biggest discounts will be applied to previous generation models that dont have 4K streaming capabilities, she adds.

Kindle Paperwhite. With competition from other brands offering similar products with exclusive features, such as Koras Aura One, Amazon will be dropping prices on its popular e-reader, RetailMeNots Skirboll says. Last year, Amazons Kindle Paperwhite went on sale a few days ahead of the official Black Friday sale launch. It was priced at $90, marked down from $120. Thats 25% off. Expect a similar rollout and discount offer with the latest Kindle Paperwhite model (10th generation). Its regularly priced at $130 (so at 25% off, it would cost you about $98) and comes with upgraded features including more storage space (8GB vs. 4GB ), longer battery life and waterproof protection (lasts up to one hour in two meters of fresh water).

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InstantPot Duo 8-Quart Programmable Pressure Cooker. Expect Amazons prices on popular small appliances to match that of big-box retailers on Black Friday, Cheapism.coms Latham says. The InstantPot Duo 8-Quart Programmable Pressure Cooker, which currently retails for $100, should be on sale for about $60 in order to compete with Walmarts, Targets and Kohls deals on the same item, she notes. Thats 40% off the current price.

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KitchenAid Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer. If you have a foodie who likes to cook on your holiday gift list, KitchenAid stand mixers are always a good idea. While there will be several models on sale at various price points, KitchenAids Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart mixer is one of the more affordable versions, Latham says. Originally priced above $300, Amazons Black Friday deal price should be between $180 to $190 — or about 40% off.

Another way to be extra prepared is to do a test run the weekend or Wednesday before Black Friday. This way you can see what items you would want to buy at the price they are listed at, and have something to compare them to when you return for the sale. Not only will you be excited about your savings, but youll know you bought something you actually wanted.

LEGO Building Block Sets. With discounts on in-demand toys such as LEGO building block sets ranging from 30% to 50% off, parents looking to score toy deals should peruse Amazon first before braving the crowds at brick-and-mortar storefronts, CardRates.coms Mayer recommends. The LEGO DUPLO Steam Train set is a must-have for pre-schoolers this holiday season, according to TheToyInsider.coms 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. The set is currently priced at $48 on Amazon. Shoppers can expect the Black Friday sale price to drop to about $33.

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Nerf Foam Blaster Toys. Mayer mentions Nerf as another coveted toy brand holiday shoppers will be clamoring for. The brands Nitro Double Clutch Inferno set is a top pick this season having been named one of the best holiday toys for kids age 5 and over by Parents magazine. It retails for $40, but Amazons Black Friday sale price will likely be around $28. Another popular Nerf toy is the Laser Ops Pro Alphapoint 2-Pack Laser Tag set, which is recommended for children ages 8 and up and lists for $45. Amazon has dubbed it a must-have for the holidays including it on Amazons Top 100 Toys list. The holiday sale price should be around $25.

Share Casey Hollister Nov 16th 2018 12:25PM With Black Friday quickly approaching — a week earlier this year than normal, even — its vital to plan ahead to prepare for making smartest decisions possible, getting the most out of the deals.

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There will be good deals — but not on everything. Careful shoppers are likely to find the best Black Friday deals on new vehicles that are perfectly good, just not the trendiest ones on the lot. The overall slowdown in sales means you're likely to find closeout 2018 models still on sale after Thanksgiving, sitting next to 2019s or with a 2019 model just around the corner. You're also more likely to find a bigger and better selection of less popular cars rather than SUVs. If one meets your needs (and let's be honest, they do for most folks), cars are priced lower to start with, are usually cheaper to drive and now are likely now to be the ones the dealer most wants you to drive away.

Paying only $39.99 for a $60 1-year Playstation Plus membership is an outstanding Black Friday deal by itself, and it wont get any cheaper on Black Friday. However, you can try using code: “Ellen10” mentioned above to get an additional $10 discount. Some people have got it to work although a vocal few have mentioned that their orders were cancelled. IMO its worth a try.

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The unofficial national holiday of post-Thanksgiving retail frenzy better known for big stores' Black Friday "doorbuster" deals has increasingly become a big day for car stores, too. You might even find a dealer throwing in a free TV, or free maintenance, or extended warranty, or some other Black Friday sweetener to move the cars. And automakers, starting with Lexus 20 years ago, have joined in holiday sales campaigns.

Not only has Walmart released these great Black Friday deal early, they are offering free 2-day shipping on the 43″, 50″, and 55″ models. The NU6900 series TVs will be one of the hottest sellers this month because this is one of Samsungs least expensive 2018 model 4K TVs during Black Friday.

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When is the last time youve seen a discount for the NES or SNES Classic? If your answer is “never,” then you are in the same boat as me. has analyzed the deals from major retailers and compiled a list of the best buys. Overall, all of the stores have solid sales but Kohls earned a special mention because of the free $15 in Kohls Cash for every $50 spent.

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Its not often Nintendo products dip from their original retail price, but the Nintendo Switch Pro controller has a small discount on Walmart worth checking out. It may be a weeks away, but it doesnt hurt to start stocking up on controllers before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate rolls around!

This is a Black Friday deal thats featured in several ads but has gone live early. For Black Friday, the NU8000 series will be one of Samsungs least expensive 2018 models with true HDR, wide color gamut, and local dimming. If you havent experienced it, trust me, HDR is a game changing feature much like the jump from 1080p to 4K.

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Theres a hefty $270 discount on this well regarded ASUS ROG STRIX gaming laptop. The GTX 1050 Ti can easily handle any game at 1080p.

Online sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. ET. In-store Black Friday sale begins 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

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Take 80% off ($9.99). This deal should be available to anyone who doesnt have a current active subscription. An Xbox Live subscription is a must for anyone who wants to play online, plus you get bonus free games and discounted pricing at the Xbox Store every month.

“There will be some good discounts you can take advantage of during the holiday season, they will be few and far between, and not nearly a low as what you will find in a few months. Youll find the best deals on jewelry after Valentines Day, when retailers are looking to clear out inventory that didnt sell over the winter shopping season,” explained Hollenbeck. 

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Not only has Walmart released this great Black Friday deal early, they are offering free 2-day shipping on it. The NU6900 series TVs will definitely be one of the hottest sellers this month.

Various stores advertise holiday decorations on sale, but according to the retail site, its best to wait until after Christmas to stock up on lights and ornaments. Those post-holiday sales are when the prices really hit rock bottom on decor.

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