Predictions for Black Friday 2017 – Cyber Monday 2017


Last Update: September 21, 2017

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 2016 and Cyber Monday 2016 and produce our educated guess on Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday 2017 sale items.

Predicted Black Friday 2017 Deals

The First Black Friday 2016 ad was leaked on October 27, 2016.  We expect this date to be pushed even early in 2016. Stores want to make a big splash and get in the news. Retail stores have been closing left and right, making Black Friday even more important for the survivors.

Way too many stores were open on Thanksgiving in 2016, 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 consistently 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 were all $50 off on Black Friday 2016. Microsoft even offered a $60 Xbox gift code with your purchase.  For 2017 the consoles have been updated to the PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, Xbox X (Ships 11/7/17), 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 will see discounting. Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch are hard to find, do not expect discounts.
  • Tablets. At Target, you could get a $125 off an iPad Air 2 in 2016. 5% off for Red Card users. Fire 7 Tablet for $33.33. 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 discounted on Black Friday 2016. 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 2016. We do not recommend buy 1080p HDTVs any more. 4K HDTV are becoming mainstream, we expect a 50 inch 4K HDTV to sell for only $300-350.
  • Smartphones. We found tons of Black Friday 2016 deals on smartphones.  In 2017, expect free gift cards of $100-$300 with the latest iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones.  Accessories and Unlocked phones will continue to go on sale too.
  • Wearable Technology. Fitbit were popular, but now the fad has fallen off and the shine has fallen on the Apple Watch and other smart watches.  Look for discounts and free gift cards on them.
  • 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 2017 expect more discounting on connected smoke alarms, cameras, and other smart home technology.
  • Gift Cards. At Toys R Us and Babies R Us, you could buy a $100 gift card for $85. They filed chapter 11 in September 2017, so people are wary to buy their gift cards now. On eBay there were many 10-20% off gift cards sold including iTunes, eBay, and more.  In 2017 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, 2016

Hottest Deals

  • Posted by: The Chief

    Groupon 25% off Massage, Facials, Beauty

    Rarely gets this high. Groupon 25% off Massages, Facial, Beauty Deals, 20% off Others including activities and Dining with Promo Code: HAPPY Expires May 21, 2018 - Good for up to 3 uses.

    • Save even more on an already discounted activity in your local area with the Groupon discount stacked with this promo code.

    Fine Print: 1 unit per transaction, max 3 uses per customer. Exclusions apply. Up to a $50 discount per deal. Full details at

    Promo Code: HAPPY
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: May 20, 2018 8:20 AM PDT

  • Posted by: The Chief

    Anniversary, 30% off Clothes, Gear. Xtra 20%

    Once a year only. REI has their Anniversary Sale right now with lots of items discounted upto 30% including clothes, shoes, cycling gear, and outdoor gear.  Free Shipping $50 and free ship to store. Ends May 28, 2018

    Members get 20% off a single full price item with code: ANNIV18 - Exclusions apply

    Also Members get 20% one REI Outlet item with code: ANNIV18

    REI Flash 65 Pack $98.99 Free Shipping ($199)

    REI Talusphere Jacket $73.83 Free Shipping ($149)

    REI Co-op Screeline Clothing 50% off.

    • 30% off REI Co-Op Half Dome Tents from $125 Free Shipping ($179+)
    • 30% off Men's and Women's Patagonia Nano Puff Jackets $138.99 Free Shipping ($199)
    • 25% Off All Petzl Climb Gear and Lighting
    • 20% Off All Yakima and Thule Racks, Roof Boxes & Rack Accessories*
    • 20% Off All KEEN Sandals for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 15% Off All Co-op Cycles, Diamondback, And Electra Bikes* for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 25% Off All Vasque Hiking & Running Footwear for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 25% Off All Altra Running Footwear
    • 15% Off All Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Canoes*
    • 30% Off All REI Sahara Collection Clothing for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 20% Off All La Sportiva Hike, Run, and Climb Footwear for Women, Men, and Kids
    • 25% Off All Osprey Aether and Ariel Packs

    Membership costs $20 for a lifetime membership, making you eligible for rebates on non sale items.

    They have one of the best return policies, where you can return almost any item within a year.

    Promo Code: ANNIV18
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: May 20, 2018 6:01 AM PDT

  • Posted by: The Chief

    Father's Day, Restaurant Gift Card Deals

    Graduation season is coming up plus Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 18, 2018 and he definitely deserves a break that day. Perhaps a nice steak dinner? Many restaurants have new special gift card deals for this special day.

    Father's Day is a day to honor Dad as well as dad's hard work and influence on families. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the third Sunday in June, as a national holiday to honor dads.

    Promotions for Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation:

    • Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina - has Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-tip Carving Station: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 9am-3pm. $25.99 Adults / $8.99 Kids. Sun Valley, Montclair, Northridge and Moreno Valley. $26.99 Adults /$8.99 Kids Glendale, Costa Mesa, Downey and Marina Pacifica locations.
    • Another Broken Egg Cafe - has $10 Brunch Buck for all Moms dining on May 12th and 13th. Brunch Buck redemption valid on next visit between May 14th -27th.
    • Applebee's - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in E-Gift Cards.  Good for gift card purchases through July 1, 2018.  The Bonus Card is good August 12, 2018.
    • Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar has a Moms eat free from 11AM-9PM on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018. At participating locations.
    • Bahama Breeze has $20 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Expires 6/30/18
    • Benihana has $10 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Bonus card valid May 14 - June 17, 2018. Offer Expires 5/13/18
    • BJ’s Restaurants - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in E-Gift Cards.  Good for gift card purchases through May 13, 2018.  The Bonus Card is good May 14 – June 16, 2018.
    • Black Angus has $10 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Bonus card valid June 19 - August 31, 2018. Offer Expires 6/18/18
    • Blue Moon Mexican Cafe has Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet served from 11am to 3pm at the following locations: Bronxville, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff & Boca Raton. Adults $21.95, Children $10.95. Flowers for the Moms! Call for reservations.
    • Bob’s Burgers and Brew has Mother's Day Brunch starting at 8AM. $26 adults, $18 seniors, $16 children 6-12, children 5 and under free.
    • Bonefish Grill - Get a $10 Bonus Gift Card with every $50 spend on eGift Cards. The Bonus Card is valid from May 14 to July 20, 2018. Expires 6/18/2018.
    • Boston Market has a whole rotisserie chicken for $2.99 with purchase of any family meal. Expires May 31st.
    • Brann’s Steakhouse & Sports Grille has Steak & Shrimp for just $16.99 with choice of two sides and Brann’s famous yeast rolls on Mother's Day. Make your reservations in advance!
    • Bravo Cucina Italiana - Get a $25 Bonus Card with the every $100 in gift cards. Good through June 17, 2018. Good only in Bravo restaurants, not online. Bonus card redeemable 6/18 to 8/31.
    • Brio Tuscan Grille - Get a $25 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Good only in Brio restaurants, not online. Bonus card valid 6/18-8/31/18. Expires 6/17/2018
    • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has all bottles of wine are 1/2 priced at Brixx Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at Brixx locations in North Carolina.
    • Caribou Coffee, has buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card now through April 23, 2018. Valid in stores or online.
    • Carrabba’s Italian Grill Has buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 in Free bonus cards. Expires 6/17/18. Bonus cards valid 5/14/2018-7/20/2018 - $20 in bonus cards when you buy $50 5/11-5/13/2018
    • Cheesecake Factory has a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in egift cards. Expires 5/13/2018
    • Chicken Salad Chick - On May 11 and 12, the first 100 moms will receive a special surprise at the door, plus other special deals and giveaways all weekend long. Additionally, guests can enjoy the Perfect Pair special, which includes two scoops of chicken salad, egg salad or pimento cheese for $5.99.
    • Del Frisco’s Grill - Get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Expires 6/19/18. Bonus cards valid from May 14, 2018 through July 20, 2018
    • El Torito has a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-tip Carving Station. Sunday, May 13, 2018, 9am-3pm. $26.99 Adults / $9.99 Kids at Stockton, Yorba Linda, Upland, Westminster, Torrance, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Lakewood, Tustin, West Covina, Woodland Hills, Anaheim, Northridge, Laguna Hills, Sherman Oaks, La Mesa, Fresno, Buena Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, Irvine, Long Beach Atlantic Ave, Pasadena, Milpitas, Orange, Cypress, Palmdale, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside Plaza. $27.99 Adults/ $9.99 Kids Redondo Beach, Dana Point, San Leandro, Monterey. $22.99 Adults / $9.99 Kids Hawthorne, Simi Valley, Long Beach Town Center and Foster City.
    • First Watch has a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Additionally, mothers get a free box of chocolates on Mother’s Day, May 13.
    • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Get a $20 Bonus Card with the every $100 in gift cards. The Bonus Card is valid from May 14- July 20, 2018. Expires 6/17/2018.
    • Fogo de Chao - Get a $25 Bonus eCard for every $125 in eGift cards purchased now through June 17, 2018. Bonus card redeemable 6/18 to 8/30/18. Free dining card for a Full Churrasco lunch, dinner, or Saturday Brunch for all mothers who dine on Mother's Day, May 13. Redeemable May 14 – July 12; one complimentary card per mom while supplies last).
    • Hooters has Moms Eat Free This Mother's Day
    • Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - 2-course brunch menu and kids brunch menu available from 10:30AM-2PM starting at $19 per person.
    • IHOP - Buy a $25 gift card online and get a $5 bonus card now through August 12, 2018. Bonus card expires 9/12/18.
    • K&W Cafeteria has Baked Ham or Oven-Roasted Chicken, two vegetables, bread, dessert, refillable beverage for $8.95. At participating locations.
    • Kona Grill has a $10 Bonus Card with every $50 in gift Cards. Expires 6/17/18
    • LaMar’s Donuts - Mothers get a free Red Velvet Cake Donut or any cake donut and a free small coffee.
    • Logan's Roadhouse - $10 Bonus Card for every $50 in Gift Cards. Expires 6/17/2018.
    • Luby’s - Mother's Day Specials, Texas Ribeye with 6 fried shrimp, two sides and a bread for $15.99. Citrus Salmon with two sides and bread $12.99.
    • Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que - All moms dining in May 11 – 13 will receive a free $10 bonus card. Make your reservation today.
    • Macaroni Grill - Special Food Deals 5/12-5/13/2018 - Receive a 25% off Card to use on your next visit. On Mother's Day, enjoy a pre fixe menu(one of four entrees and a special sweet treat for $25 per person), from 9AM-4PM. Additionally, all restaurants will feature a special Mothers’ Day backdrop for family photos.
    • Mimi’s - Special prix fixe three-course menu for $18.99 on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13.
    • Morton’s The Steakhouse - Steak and Lobster Special for $59 on Mother's Day. $50 bonus card with $250 in gift cards through 6/15/2018. Bonus Card valid 6/1-9/30/2018.
    • Mrs. Fields - 15% off on all Mother’s Day gifts w/ Code: MDay15
    • Ninety Nine Restaurants - Entrees include Simply Seasoned Fresh Haddock ($15.49), Colossal Lobster Roll ($19.99), Baked Coastal Combo ($17.99), Grilled Filet Mignon ($18.99) and Prime Rib (12 oz. $16.99, 18 oz. $19.99) on May 12 and 13.
    • O’Charley’s - Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card. Good now through June 18, 2017 for online and in-store gift card sales.
    • Olive Garden - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards. This annual special is good for gift card purchases April 10 through May 13, 2018. The Bonus Card is good June 1 – June 30.
    • Omaha Steaks - Up to 50% off Father's Day Sale
    • Outback Steakhouse - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. This Bonus Card is valid from May 14 - July 20, 2018. Expires 6/17/2018.
    • Panera Bread - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. This Bonus Card is valid from June 1 - 30, 2018. Expires 5/31/2018
    • Papa Johns has 40% off regular priced items Exp 5/13/2018
    • PF Chang’s - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through June 17, 2018. The Bonus Card is good 6/18/18 – 7/16/18.
    • Piccadilly - Ribeye, 2 sides, fresh baked bread, one drink, and dessert for only $16.99 on May 11-13.
    • Red Lobster - Spend $75 on gift cards and get two bonus gifts in return. Offer available while supplies last. Coupon 1 valid 7/2/18-8/5/18. Coupon 2 valid from 8/6/18-9/2/18.
    • Red Robin -Purchase $25 gift card online and get a $5 bonus card through  June 17, 2018.  Bonus card is valid July 1 – August 31, 2018.
    • Ruby Tuesday- Get a $15 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50+ in Gift Cards. Exp 6/17/18. Gift Card purchase is only valid for in-store orders June 18- July 29, 2018
    • Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Moms who dine on Mother's day, May 13, get a $25 dining card for future use.
    • Spaghetti Warehouse - Free entree, "Incredible" 15-Layer Lasagne, for every mom on May 13.
    • Tony Roma's has a $15 Bonus card with purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. Bonus card valid 7/1-9/30/18. Expires 6/30/2018
    • WingHouse Bar & Grill  - All you can eat wings, $15.99.

    Promotions from 2017 that may be repeated in 2018

    • Baskin Robbins - $3 off online purchase of cake w/ Code: BESTDAD. Expires 6/18/2017
    • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s - Free meals for Dads(up to $10) w/ purchase of equal or greater value. At participating locations.
    • Bertucci's - Dads get a free small Polpette(5 meatballs) offer card good on your next dine-in visit. One per dad or one per party, while supplies last.
    • Boston Market has a special Father's Day $29.99 Meal for 6/18/2017
    • Buffalo Wild Wings - Get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $30in gift cards. Expires 6/18/2017
    • Firehouse Subs - Free medium sub when you purchae an additional medium or large sub,side, and drink. Valid 6/18/2017 only.
    • Ginger Money - Dads Eat Free
    • Hooter's - Buy any 10 wings and a beverage and get 10 boneless wings for free. Also at Hooters buy a $25 gift card leading up to Father’s Day, and earn $5 in Dad’s Bonus Bucks while supplies last.
    • McCormick & Schmick’s - $28 Steak and Lobster or King Crab special
    • Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Dads get a $25 dining card when they dine during Father's Day Weekend. At participating locations.
    • Spaghetti Warehouse - Dads eat free on Father's day. No coupon required.
    • Steak N Shake - Free double steakburger with cheese, Fries, Regular drink when you buy a $25 gift card
    • World of Beer - Free seleect draught or $5 Off on Father's day for Dads.


    Posted: May 19, 2018 6:01 AM PDT

  • Post by: Cher

    Mobil 1 Motor Oil Sale with $12 Rebate $13.98 + Free Shipping

    Walmart has a Mobil 1 Motor Oil Sale with $12 Rebate. Free Shipping $35. Free store pickup where inventory is available. Many grades are available.  10W-30 $22.88 - $12 mail in rebate = $10.88.

    Mobil 1 5W-30 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 qt. $22.88 - $12 mail in rebate = $10.88.

    Mobil 1 5W-20 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 qt. $22.88 - $12 mail in rebate = $10.88.

    Advanced full synthetic formula; Enhanced frictional properties

    • $15 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil and a Mobil 1 Extended Performance Oil Filter
    • $12 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil
    • $9 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil Super Synthetic motor oil
    • $7 rebate with purchase of five quarts of Mobil Super motor oil

    Ends 3/31/18. Purchase receipt required.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    $12.00 rebate
    Posted: May 16, 2018 8:15 AM PDT

Predicted Cyber Monday 2017 Deals

The other big shopping day is Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, when people slack off at work to shop online. Predictions for 2017 include:

  • A coupon code for 15% off everything at Target, including the Apple Watch and Apple TV was offered in 2016, expect the same in 2017.
  • 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. 2017 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 2017
  • 60% off selected styles at Sunglass Hut, should return for 2017.
  • $25 off a $100 purchase at Rakuten ( 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 2017, 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 11, 2017 - This is the Monday at least 10 days prior to Christmas.
  • Watch for last minute sales right before Christmas Shipping deadlines - December 18-22, 2017

Do you have any tips for smarter shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

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