Predictions for Black Friday 2017 – Cyber Monday 2017

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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

  • Post by: Cher

    Macy's Extra 30% Off Men's Dress Shirts

    Macy's Up to 50% Off + Extra 30% Off Men's Dress Shirts, prices as marked. Free Shipping on orders over $99 or free in-store pickup. Otherwise, Free Shipping when you buy any item from Beauty section. The cheapest item costs $3.

    • Many styles and sizes available in a variety of prints and fits.

    Geoffrey Beene Men's Classic-Fit Wrinkle-Free Sateen Dress Shirt only $19.25 after code (reg. $55).

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: September 19, 2018 12:28 PM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Up to $350 off iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

    Time to switch to a better carrier with Unlimited.. Up to $700 off iPhone XS, XS Max, XR - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon when you activate service and trade in select phones.

    • iPhone XS, XS Max Preorders NOW - It ships 9/21/2018.
    • iPhone XR Pre-orders on 10/19/2018
    • iPhone XS: $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)
    • iPhone XS Max: $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB)

    Unlock your credit report if you locked it.

    Special iPhone XS Promotions

    • Verizon: Buy latest iPhone, Save $700 on another. (Via 24 monthly bill credits) Or Get Extra $100 w/select trade in. Requires adding one new line of service.  $100 off an iPad with payment plan.
    • T-Mobile: Up to $300 credit with eligible phone trade-in.  (Via 24 monthly bill credits) - Buy 2 iPhone XS and add a new line to save $700 via bill credits over 24 months.
    • AT&T: Buy latest iPhone and add a line of service, Save $700 on another or Get 64GB iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus at no extra cost. (Via 24 monthly bill credits)
    • Sprint: iPhone XS for $0/mo or XS Max $4.17/mo with eligible trade-in and 18 month Sprint Flex Lease. New Plans from $40/mon  Exp 9/27/2018

    Some Older phones are available with less trade in.  Trading in is a lot easier than selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.

    AT&T Unlimited & More Plan

    • 1 Line $70 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Max 3Mbps data speed, No Hotspot
    • Unlimited Texts to 120 countries
    • 30+ channels of Live TV
    • 4 lines for $160
    • Plus tax & fees

    T-Mobile Unlimited Plan

    • 1 Line $70 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Unlimited Hotspot (3G) - Free Netflix
    • 4 lines for $160
    • tax & fees Included

    Get the Apple Watch and get 3 months Free of line access fees. Must have iPhone 6 or newer.

    Verizon go Unlimited Plan

    • 1 Line $80 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Unlimited Hotspot (600kbps)
    • Apple Music Free for 6 months
    • Mexico & Canada Talk, Text & Data
    • 4 lines for $160
    • Annual Upgrade plan available
    • Plus tax & fees

    Sprint

    Eligible Devices to trade in are iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, LG G7 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2XL.

    iPhone XS Specifications

    • All Glass surface on front and back
    • 5.8" or 6.1" Super Retina Edge-to-Edge 2436x1125 (458ppi) Screen
    • Super fast A11 Bionic Chip CPU
    • 12MPixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization
    • 7MPixel front camera with Retina Flash
    • Wireless charging using Qi industry standard
    • FaceID to unlock phone
    • iOS 12

     

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: September 18, 2018 8:01 PM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Starbucks Refreshers 12-pk Sale $10.68 + Free Shipping

    Amazon has a Starbucks Refreshers 12-pk Sale for only $10.68 after clipping 'extra off coupon' and using Subscribe & Save discount. Free Shipping with Subscribe & Save (cancel anytime after order ships). Next lowest price $38. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

    Black Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Peach Passion Fruit on sale.

    • Pack of twelve cans, 12 ounces per can
    • 90 Calories per can, Fat-Free (0g Fat), Sodium Free (0g Sodium), 50mg Panax Ginseng per 12-ounce can

    How to get this Deal

    Discounted price with instant coupon and Subscribe & Save. You can cancel the subscription after the first order ships

    You need to be logged in to Amazon to clip the Instant Coupon discount. If you do not see it after hitting Shop Now, login at amazon, then click Shop Now

    • Prices go up as amazon sells out each item.
    • You can cancel Subscribe & Save after your first order ships.
    • Coupons are typically one per customer.
    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: September 18, 2018 1:50 PM PDT



  • Post by: Cher

    Kate Spade Up to 75% Off Surprise Sale

    Kate Spade Up to 75% Off Surprise Sale. Expires: 9/20/2018. Shipping is free on orders over $99.

    Jewelry, handbags, and apparel deeply discounted. Just in time for the fall!

    WKRU3423_254
    Tilden Place Pippa
    only $129 (reg. $398).

    Laurel Way Evangelie and Stacy Bundle only $149 (reg. $478) with coupon code MAKEITTWO.

     

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: September 18, 2018 10:04 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Kohl's 30% Off Cardholders

    Kohl's 30% Off for Cardholders - Instant Pot, Appliances, Clothes, more plus Free Shipping with promo codes: CRISP30, FALL4MVC when you checkout with a Kohl's Card. Expires: 9/23/2018 - Exclusions apply. Non Kohl's Card holders 15% off Code: BUYNSAVE

    Thursday 9/13/2018 only: Additional $10 off $50 Code: ONEDAY10

    • This sale happens only once a month.
    • Free Shipping on orders over $75+ or free in store pickup for other credit cards.

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

    Stackable Coupons

    • None at present
    • Exceptions apply
    • Combine up to 4 coupons per order

    Best Kohls Deals

    Instant Pot Duo 60 3QT 7 in 1 Pressure Cooker $89.99 - 30% Kohls Cardholder Coupon = $63, Free Shipping using Code. Larger ones available with coupon discount also. $10 in Kohls Cash.

    Instant Pot Duo 60 6QT 7 in 1 Pressure Cooker $99.99 - 30% Kohls Cardholder Coupon = $70, Free Shipping using Code. Larger ones available with coupon discount also. $10 in Kohls Cash

    Keurig K15 Mini Plus Personal Coffee Brewer $99.99 - 30% off coupon code = $70. Free Shipping using Code. ($120)

    Sonicare Series 2 Rechargeable Toothbrush $79.99 - 30% off coupon = $56 Free Shipping using code.

    Norelco Multigroom 3000 Personal Groomer $24.99 - 30% off Kohls Card holder Coupon = $17.50 Free Shipping using code. Regular $30.

    Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker $109.99 - 30% Coupon = $77, Free Shipping using Code.

    Bed

    The Big One Body Pillow from $5.99 - Code = $4.20, Free Shipping using code. Regular $12-20 each.

    Sold out: The Big One Body Memory Foam Contour Pillow $19.99 - Code = $14, Free Shipping using code. ($50)

    The Big One Bath Towel $4.99 - code = $3.50, Free Shipping using code. Was From $10.

    Home

    Contigo Ashland 32-oz. Water Bottle $15.99 - 30% = $11. Free Shipping using Code. ($17)

    Clothes

    Fila Men's Athletic Shoes select styles from $39.99 - 30% coupon = $28. Free Shipping using coupon

    25% off select Nike Styles - Coupons do not apply. Free Shipping using Code.

    Craft and Barrow Classic Fit Dress Pants $19.99 - Code = $14. Free Shipping using Code. ($28)

    Craft and Barrow Classic Fit Easy Care Stretch Dress Pants $19.99 - Code = $14. Free Shipping using Code. ($28)

    Women's Fashion Boots starting from $34.99 - 30% off coupon = $24.50. Free Shipping using Code.

    40-50% outerwear for the family Additional 30% off code.  Free Shipping using Code.

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

    Small Appliances

    Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe Coffee Bar System $179.99 - Coupon = $126, Free Shipping. ($250)

    Magic Bullet 11-pc. Blending System $49.99 - 30% off code = $35. Free Shipping using Code. Was $60

    Nutribullet Pro 900 Watt Blender $79.99 - 30% off code = $56, Free Shipping using Code. Regular $120.

    Keurig K-select Coffee Brewer Now $129.99 - 30% off coupon code = $91 Free Shipping using Code. ($150) Get $10 Kohl's Cash

    Keurig K55 Mini Plus Personal Coffee Brewer $129.99 - 30% off coupon code = $91. ($140) Free Shipping using Code. $10 Kohl's Cash

    Toothbrushes

    Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Toothbrush $44.99 - 30% off coupon = $32. Free Shipping using code.

    Sonicare SimplyClean 5-pack Replacement Brush Heads $39.99 - 30% coupon = $28 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.

    Promo Code: CRISP30, FALL4MVC
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: September 18, 2018 6:30 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Free Chick-fil-a 8 Count Nuggets + Free Shipping

    Chick-fil-A has a Free Chick-fil-a 8 Count Nuggets Expires: 9/29/2018 when you download or update the Chick-Fil-A One mobile app and setup an account.

    • Download their iOS or Android app
    • Open the App and login or create a free account
    • On the app menu screen, select Rewards and look under My Rewards

    Create an account inside their App, and you will see the free sandwich coupon under available treats. The great thing about this app is the ability to order online and skip the notorious long lines.

    • Offer only available during breakfast hours and must be redeemed by placing a mobile order or scanning the “My Card” QR code via the App for your choice of a Chick-fil-A® Chicken Biscuit, Egg White Grill or Hash Brown Scramble Bowl.
    • This promotional offer is valid only at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants and is subject to availability.
    • This Promotional Offer has No Cash Value.
    • Offer must be redeemed by September 29, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. Local Time. Limit one offer per Chick-fil-A® One account.
    Posted: September 18, 2018 6:01 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 (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 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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