Predictions for Black Friday – Cyber Monday 2016

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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the biggest sales day of the year for retailers. Starting in 2015, stores decided to jump the traditions and start sales earlier in the MONTH! Realistically, these sales were not as good as the main event.

We will analyze the deals from Black Friday 2015 and Cyber Monday 2015 and produce our educated guess on Black Friday 2016 and Cyber Monday 2016 sale items.

Predicted Black Friday 2016 Deals

The First Black Friday 2015 ad was leaked on October 27, 2015.  We expect this date to be pushed even early in 2016. Stores want to make a big splash and get in the news.

Way too many stores were open on Thanksgiving in 2015, we expect fewer stores will open, allowing people to spend time with their families, as SHOULD be the case. MOST online sales start on Thanksgiving anyway, so keep that tradition going.

Electronics are one of the biggest Black Friday sales items. We found Black Friday deals on lots of electronic items that were much better than the prices you can get now:

  • Video Game Consoles. The PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U were all $50 off on Black Friday 2015. Microsoft even offered a $60 Xbox gift code with your purchase.  For 2016 the consoles have been updated to the PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro (Ships 11/10/2016), and Xbox One S. New bundles will be available for the Holidays. We expect the same $50 off deals plus a gift card on both PS4 Slim and Xbox One S, while the PS4 Pro may not see a discount due to intentionally? limited inventory.
  • Tablets. At Target, you could get a free $150 gift card with your purchase of the iPad Air 2 in 2015. 5% off for Red Card users. No drop in retail price. You could also get a $100 card for buying the iPad Mini 4.  With tablet sales in continue decline, expect slightly larger gift cards this year.  iPad Pro 9.7 will join in the gift card promotions. Samsung Tablets will fall in price.
  • Laptops. At Staples, we found Dell and HP laptops marked down to half price or less at Black Friday 2015. You could also get similar savings on printers and all kinds of accessories. Laptops are also falling in demand, so expect the same or larger discounts.
  • TVs. Many HDTVs were marked down on Black Friday 2015. At Best Buy, we found a 49” Toshiba 1080p TV marked down from $430 to $150, a 65% savings.  In 2016, 1080p sets will be blown out for even less.  4K HDTV are becoming mainstream, we expect a 50 inch 4K HDTV to sell for only $400-450.
  • Smartphones. We found tons of Black Friday 2015 deals on smartphones. For instance, at Target, the Boost Mobile Moto E was reduced from $100 to $30, a whopping 70% savings. In 2016, expect free gift cards of $100-$300 with iPhones for Samsung Galaxy S7 phones.  Accessories and Unlocked phones will continue to go on sale too.
  • Wearable Technology. Fitbit were extremely popular in 2015.  The latest Fitbits are price fixed and rarely discounted.  Expect 15-20% discount on most Fitbit products during Black Friday 2016.
  • Smart Thermostats - Home Internet of Things. At Target, you could get a free $50 gift card with your purchase of the newest Nest thermostat. You could also use your Red card to knock $12 off the price.  In 2016 expect more discounting on connected smoke alarms, cameras, and other home tech.
  • Gift Cards. At Toys R Us and Babies R Us, you could buy a $100 gift card for $85. On eBay there were many 10-20% off gift cards sold including iTunes, eBay, and more.  In 2016 expect more gift card discounts..

We found Black Friday deals on other products, as well. For instance, if you spent $75 on Black Friday at Target, you got a coupon for 20% off your next shopping trip between Dec. 4 and Dec. 13, 2015

Hottest Deals

  •   REIREI Coupons

    REI Fall Sale Extra 20% Off REI

    REI has a for Members: 20% off 1 full-price item with code: MEMLOVE20 through April 10, 2017. Also extra 20% off one Garage (Outlet) item with same code.

    Also on Sale:

    Clothes, Shoes, Gear, and more.

    Shipping from $6, free ship to store, or free on orders over $50.
    Lots of great deals on outdoor gear, apparel, shoes, and more. Enter coupon code in Step 2. of Checkout: Billing.

    REI has a total satisfaction policy where you can return items at any time within 1 year. Tax in most states.

    Lifetime membership is a one time free of only $20. You get a dividend back at the end of each year for any full price items you have purchased.

    Offer not valid on special orders, package discounts, prior purchases, REI gift cards, REI e-gift cards, gift boxes, Go Pro, memberships, shop services or rentals, passes and tickets.
    Discounts not valid on bicycles, hard-shell boats, stand up paddleboards, any item with GPS technology, activity trackers, personal locator beacons, avalanche airbag products, skis, ski boots or ski bindings; snowboards, snowboard boots or snowboard bindings.

    Offer is limited to stock on hand and backorderable items, is nontransferable(oops and is not redeemable for cash.
    Merchandise purchased with this offer is not eligible for the REI member refund. Offer may not be combined with any other discount or offer. Limit one coupon per customer.

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    Promo Code: MEMLOVE20
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: March 24, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


  •   eBayeBay Coupons

    20% off Electronics, Fashion, Outdoor, More eBay

    eBay 20% off Electronics, Sports, Outdoor, Fashion from select sellers on this page, when using Coupon Code: C20SPRING Expires 3/27/2017 - Minimum price $25, maximum discount $50. While Supplies last, so hurry. Limit 2 uses per Paypal account. 2% back in eBay Bucks.

    Click Shop Now and you will see a list of qualifying sellers. Qualifying items have the coupon list on the page.

    eBay Best Deals:

    Deals Page has the best deals from large commercial sellers.

    iPhone 7 128GB Unlocked refurbished $648.99 - 20% off coupon = $598.99 free shipping.

    Samsung S7 Unlocked Smartphone Refurbished $362.99 - Coupon = $312.99 free shipping.

    HP Pavilion 17.3in Core i3 Laptop refurbished $369.99 - 20% = $319.99.

    Bikes

    Schwinn Women's Sheba Cruiser Bike $109.99 - Coupon = $89.99 free shipping.

    Schwinn Men's Swindler Cruiser Bike $109.99 - Coupon = $89.99 free shipping.

    Users will be able to apply this Coupon for a 20% discount off qualifying item(s) (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes), valid from 08:00 AM PT March 23 2017 until 11:59 PM PT on March 27, 2017. Users must make a minimum purchase of $25 or more on qualifying items. The discount will be applied to qualifying item(s) only and will be capped at a value of $50. Coupon can be used twice per PayPal account within a single transaction (or cart), while supplies last.

    Only eBay members paying with a PayPal account registered with an address located in the United States or Canada can receive the discount. Any unused difference between the discount amount, as shown on the Coupon, and the purchase price of an item(s) in a single transaction (or cart) will be forfeited. Coupon is subject to U.S. laws, void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, has no face value, and cannot be combined with any other Coupon, Gift card, or Gift Certificate.

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    Promo Code: C20SPRING
    Sales tax in: Depends on seller
    Posted: March 23, 2017 9:00 AM PDT


  • $399.99$239.99Save: $160.00 (40%)eBayeBay Coupons

    XBox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Bundle Sale $239.99 + Free ShippingeBay

    Over 2000 bought. eBay (newegg) has a XBox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Bundle Sale, $239.99 free shipping. Tax in NJ, TN, CA. Expires Soon

    • Better deal than Black Friday's $299.99 deal.

    This bundle includes: Xbox One S Battlefield 1: Military Green Special Edition Bundle, controller, HDMI cable (4K Capable), power cable, 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial, The Division, and Fallout 4.

    • 4K Support
    • Stream 4K video from Netflix and amazon Video
    • Play 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray movies
    • 40% smaller package than the original console
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    Sales tax in: Depends on seller
    Posted: March 23, 2017 8:45 AM PDT


  •   KohlsKohls Coupons

    30% off plus - Extra 20% Clothes, Blender... Kohls

    Kohl's 30% Coupon Code for Cardholders - Clothing, Roku, Shoes, Coffee Maker, Appliance Sale Use Promo code: LUCKY30 when you checkout with a Kohl's Card. Expires March 26, 2017 - Exclusions apply. This sale happens only once a month. Combine up to 4 coupons per order. Free shipping $75+ or free in store pickup.

    • Free shipping for Kohl's Card holders Code: FS4MARCH Expires 3/26/2017

    Sign up for paperless billing and get $10 Kohl's Cash emailed to you in 5-7 days.

    Combinable Coupons

    • $10 Off $75 or More on Women's Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, shoes, Beauty Promo code TRENDY10
    • $10 Off Men's Clothing, Accessories, Shoes Purchase of $50 or More (select styles) Promo code MENSTYLE10
    • $10 off $40 in Kids Clothing and Shoes Promo Code: KIDSALE10

    Best Kohls Deals

    Men's adidas Essential ClimaLite Tech Tee $19.99 - Code: LUCKY30, MENSTYLE10, and FS4MARCH = Buy 3 for $35 with the 3 codes.

    Ninja Coffee Bar Single-Serve Coffee Bar System $99.99 - Coupon = $70, free shipping.

    Converse Chuck Taylor High Tops $24.

    Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Toothbrush $29.99 - 30% off coupon = $20.99. Free shipping using code.

    Sonicare SimplyClean 5-pack Replacement Brush Heads $39.99 - 30% coupon - $5 mail in rebate = $22.99 free shipping using code.

    Men's Croft & Barrow Flannel Lounge Pants $4.80 - 30% code. Was $24.

    Magic Bullet 11-pc. Blending System $49.99 - 30% off code = $35. Was $60!

    Women's Fashion Boots from $34.99 - 30% off coupon = $24.49.

    40-50% outerwear for the family plus 30% off code

    30-50% off Sonoma Goods for Life Clothes for the entire family. Additional 30% off for using code

    The Big One Bath Towel $4.99 plus 30% off code. Was $10.

    Nutribullet Pro 900 Watt Blender $99.99 - 30% off code = $70, free shipping using Code. Regular $120.

    Keurig K15 Mini Plus Personal Coffee Brewer Regular $120, Now $99.99 - 30% off coupon code = $56. Free shipping using Code.

    Waterpik Ultra Flosser Regular $59.99  - 30% off coupon code = $42. Free shipping using Code.

    If you shop at Kohls and want to save, definitely get a Kohl's Credit card.

    Fine Print

    Limit one offer per customer. Dollar-off discounts, including Kohl's Cash® coupons, Yes2You Rewards® and Promotional Gifts, will be applied prior to percent-off total purchase discounts/coupons. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other percent-off discounts, including age-specific discounts. Offer not valid on the following merchandise: Gift Cards; Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise or other charitable items; prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare and select prestige brands of fragrance; Columbia; Dyson; Levi's; Nike; select electronics/electrics; consumables; and select online-exclusive merchandise. For a complete list of these merchandise exclusions, go to Kohls.com/exclusions or look for signs in our stores. Offer also not valid on price adjustments on prior purchases; payment on a Kohl’s Charge account; taxes, shipping and/or handling fees.

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    Promo Code: LUCKY30
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: March 23, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


  •   6pm (Amazon Company)6pm (Amazon Company) Coupons

    6pm Free Shipping Week - Nike, Ugg, More 6pm (Amazon Company)

    6pm Free Shipping - North Face, Nikes, Uggs, and More Shipping is normaly free on orders over $50 or if you buy 2 or more items. (Cheap Items)

    Never heard of 6pm? 6pm is owned by amazon and is where Zappos clears out merchandise.

    Wide selection of apparel, shoes, boots, handbags, sunglasses, and accessories on sale. Great time to get ready for the rest of winter and the approaching spring with some new shoes or apparel!

    Nike Shoes and more on sale up to 50% off, plus free shipping.

    UGGs and more on sale up to 80% off, plus free shipping.


    UGG Cassis Boots
    $87.50, was $250.

    The North Face Jackets, Clothes and more for Men, Women, Kids. Up to 70% off

    The North Face FuseForm Cesium Anorak $58.99 free shipping. Was $199

    The North Face FuseForm Dolomiti 1/4 Zip Hoodie $43.99 free shipping. Was $149

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    Sales tax in: CA, KS, KY, ND, NY, PA, TX and WA
    Posted: March 23, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


  •   Papa Johns PizzaPapa Johns Pizza Coupons

    Papa Johns Free Large Pizza w/$15 Purchase Papa Johns Pizza

    Baseball snacks. Papa Johns Free Large 3 Topping Pizza with $15 Order when you use Promo Code: SWISH Expires April 4, 2017 - Or while supplies last.

    1) Sign in or create a Papa Johns reward account

    2) Enter the Promo Code at the top - Promo Code: SWISH  then place an order for $15 or more

    3) You will have 25 Papa Johns Rewards Points to added to your account on the day after your order

    4) You are ready to order the free Large 3 Topping Pizza

    • Offer valid at participating US locations.
    • Must redeem points by 4/16/2017

    Speaking of pizza.. Here is the best pizza we've had: Starita, Naples Italy

    Checkout our Food Coupons App for Android and iOS.

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    Promo Code: SWISH
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: March 20, 2017 6:40 AM PDT


Predicted Cyber Monday 2016 Deals

The other big shopping day is Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, when people slack off at work to shop online. Predictions for 2016 include:

  • A coupon code for 15% off everything at Target, including the Apple Watch and Apple TV was offered in 2015, expect the same in 2016.
  • A variety of sales and coupons at Kohl’s, including 20% off the entire site and $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent - good for the whole week after Thanksgiving should also be offered.
  • A $300 gift card at Best Buy with the purchase of a new Samsung smartphone. 2016 should have the same.
  • 30% off the entire Kate Spade site, good through Dec. 5 should come back early in December.
  • 50% to 60% off all items on the Perry Ellis site, plus a coupon code for an extra 10% off may return for 2015
  • 60% off selected styles at Sunglass Hut, should return for 2016.
  • $25 off a $100 purchase at Rakuten (Buy.com) when you used Visa Checkout to pay for your purchase. We expect more Visa Checkout or Masterpass discounts to show up at Rakuten, newegg and several other stores.

According to Forbes, although Black Friday crowds were disappointing this year, Cyber Monday actually had its biggest sales numbers ever. So maybe all those shoppers who weren’t in stores weren’t really missing out on the great deals - they were just shopping from the comfort of home. In 2016, expect even more people to shop online.

What Deals are Available Now

To find the best deals from now:

  • Visit BuyVia to stay up to date on Sales. New deals are popping up daily
  • Use Shopping Apps for Android and iOS to barcode scan items and find local deals and coupons.
  • Stay tuned for more hot deals on Green Monday, December 12, 2016 - This is the Monday at least 10 days prior to Christmas.
  • Watch for last minute sales right before Christmas Shipping deadlines - December 15-21, 2016
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