Predictions for Black Friday 2018 – Cyber Monday 2018
Last Update: September 24, 2018
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, they were more hype.
We will analyze the deals from Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday 2017 and produce our educated guess on Black Friday 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018 sale items.
Predicted Black Friday Deals
The First Black Friday 2017 ad was leaked on October 2, 2017. We expect this date to be pushed even early this year. 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 last year, 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. 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, 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 much discounts.
- Tablets. At Target, you could get a $125 off an iPad. 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 but are not as popular.
- Laptops. At Staples, we found Dell and HP laptops discounted on Black Friday. 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. Best Buy had a $99 Chromebook, $179 Lenovo 15.6 Laptop.
- TVs. Many HDTVs were marked down on Black Friday. We do not recommend buy 1080p HDTVs any more. 4K HDTV are becoming mainstream. Best Buy had a Sharp 50 4K Roku TV for $179.99, look for the same or better price. Toshiba 55 4K Smart TV went for $279.
- Smartphones. We found tons of Black Friday deals on smartphones. This year, 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. Verizon had a Samsung Galaxy S8 $15.75/month for 24 months.
- 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 Home - 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. This year expect more discounting on connected smoke alarms, cameras, and other smart home technology. Amazon Echo Dot $29.99. Ring Doorbell $99.99
- Gift Cards. On eBay there were many 10-20% off gift cards sold including iTunes, eBay, and more. This year expect more gift card discounts.. iTunes cards are great stocking stuffers.
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 in early December.
Graduation season is coming up. Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 16, 2019 and they definitely deserves a break that day. Mother's Day was May 12, 2019.
- 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.
Mother's Day is to honor our Moms. They work hard EVERY day and should be recognized more often. Give mom a break.
Gift Card Promotions for Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation:
- AppleBees has a free $10 bonus card with $50 in gift cards. Expires 6/30/19
- Bahama Breeze has $20 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Expires 6/30/19
- Benihana has $10 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Bonus card valid May 13 - June 16, 2019. Offer Expires 5/12/19
- BJ’s Restaurants - Free Pizookie with purchase of $50 in E-Gift Cards. Good for gift card purchases through June 16, 2019. The Bonus is good 6/17/19 - 7/7/19.
- Black Angus has $10 in bonus cards with $50 Gift Card purchase. Bonus card valid June 18 - August 30, 2019. Offer Expires 6/17/19
- Bonefish Grill - Get a $10 Bonus Gift Card with every $50 spend on eGift Cards. The Bonus Card is valid from May 13 to July 10, 2019. Expires 6/16/2019.
- Boston Market has a free $10 Bonus Card with $50 spent on Gift Cards
- Bravo Cucina Italiana - Get a $25 Bonus Card with the every $100 in gift cards. Good through June 16, 2019. Good only in Bravo restaurants, not online. Bonus card redeemable 6/17 to 8/31/19.
- 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 6/17-8/31/19. Expires 6/16/2019
- Buffalo Wild Wings has a $10 bonus card with purchase of $40 in gift cards. Expires 6/16/2019
- Capital Grille - Get a Bonus Card of 10% of your gift card purchase of $500+.
- Caribou Coffee, has buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card now through April 23, 2019. Valid in stores or online.
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill Has buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 in Free bonus cards. Expires 6/16/19. Bonus cards valid 5/13/2019-7/19/2019
- Charlie Browns has a buy a $50 Gift card, get a $10 card. Expires 2019
- Del Frisco’s Grill - Get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Expires 6/16/19. Bonus cards valid from 6/17/2019 through September 3, 2019
- Denny's - Get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25+ in gift cards now through June 30, 2019.
- Eddie V’s - Get a Bonus Card for 10% of your gift card purchase of $500+ for 2019.
- 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 13- July 19, 2019. Expires 6/16/2019.
- Fogo de Chao - Get a $25 Bonus eCard for every $125 in eGift cards purchased now through June 16, 2019. Bonus card redeemable 6/17 to 8/29/19.
- IHOP - Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card now through May 26, 2019. Gift cards purchase only available in stores.
- Logan's Roadhouse - $10 Bonus Card for every $50 in Gift Cards. Expires 6/16/2019.
- Mortons Steakhouse has a $50 bonus card with $250 Gift Card purchase Expires 6/15/2019
- O’Charley’s - Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card. Good now through May 2, 2019 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 12, 2019. The Bonus Card is good June 1 – June 30, 2019.
- Outback Steakhouse - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. This Bonus Card is valid from May 13 - July 19, 2019. Expires 6/16/2019.
- Panera Bread - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. This Bonus Card is valid from June 1 - 30, 2019. Expires 5/31/2019
- PF Chang’s - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through June 19, 2019. The Bonus Card is good 6/20/19 – 7/31/19.
- Quaker Steak & Lube - Get a Mystery Bonus Card with the purchase of $50+ in gift cards through June 16, 2019. Mystery Bonus Card will be randomly selected as either $10, $15, or $20.
- Ra Sushi - Get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through May 12, 2019. Bonus Cards valid from 6/1-6/30/2019
- Red Lobster - Spend $75 on Gift Cards, Get 2 Bonus Coupons. Coupon 1 valid from 7/1/19 - 8/3/19. Coupon 2 valid from 8/4/19 - 9/7/19.
- Red Robin -Purchase $25 gift card online and get a $5 bonus card through June 17, 2019. Bonus card is valid July 1 – August 31, 2019.
- Ruby Tuesday- Free $15 Bonus Card For Every $50 in Gift Cards You Buy. Bonus Cards valid from 6/17-7/28, 2019.
- TGI Fridays has a Free $5 Bonus Bite card with every $25 in Gift Cards. Expires 6/30/19. Bonus Card valid 7/1/19-8/31/19.
- Tony Roma's has a $15 Bonus card with purchase of $50 in Gift Cards. Bonus card valid 7/1-9/30/19. Expires 6/30/2019
Father's Day Promotions
- Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar - Dads get a free meal on Father’s Day with purchase of equal or greater value at participating Arooga’s locations all day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019.
- Baskin Robbins - $3 off ice cream cakes of $15+ w/ Code: SAVE3
- Beef O Brady's - Dads eat free with purchase of equal or greater value(Up to a $10 value)
- Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant - Purchase one sandwich or entree at regular price in Ben's dining room and Dad may select his sandwich or entree of equal or lesser value for 50% off.
- Bob’s Burgers and Brew - Father’s Day Brunch: $26 adults, $18 seniors, $16 children age 6-12, children 5 and under free. Featuring Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Chilled Jumbo Prawns, Bérnaise Chicken, Hand Carved Ham and much more.
- Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille - Free 8 oz. sizzling sirloin steak with the purchase of one entrée of equal or greater value.
- Carvel has a free Fudgie Hat when you buy a Fudgie Cake on Father's Day
- Cattlemens - Father’s Day Dinner Special: $42.99 New York Steak and Lobster. Includes all-you-can-eat salad, hot sourdough bread, ranch-style beans and choice of potato. Father’s Day Dinner Special will be server June 13th – 16th.
- Claim Jumper - Father’s Day Brunch Buffet $29.99 per person: Carving station, custom omelets, fajita bar, peel and eat shrimp and more. $3.99 Sparkling Wine & Mimosas. $5.99 Bloody Marys and Margaritas.
- Duffy’s Sports Grill - 3 Course Dinner for $20.95: Choice of: 1/2 Rack & Wings Platter, Center-Cut Top Sirloin or Wild Alaska Salmon; served with 2 sides, salad and dessert. Dad will also enjoy a free pint of beer (Bud Light, Coors Light or Miller Lite) and a $10 MVP Bonus with meal purchase.
- Fire House Subs - Free medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips and drink. Valid at all US locations and Canada.
- Flemings has a special 35oz Tomahawk Steak Dinner valid June 14-16, 2019
- Glory Days Grill - Dads get a free $10 off his next visit on Father's Day.
- Grub Burger Bar - Get any burger or sandwich and a beer for ten bucks from June 14 – 16. Must mention promo at counter. Trade in beer for a handcrafter shake or fountain drink.
- Humperdink’s - Dads get a hand-cut 12oz. Ribeye Steak and Loaded Baked Potato served with a complimentary pint of Humperdinks Craft Beer for $19.99.
- Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - 6 oz. Filet Mignon & 5 oz. Lobster Tail for $40.95. Dinner menu served all day.
- Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que - Dads get a $10 Bonus Card on Father's Day
- Macaroni Grill - Two course dinner, $25 per person. Entrees include Sorrento Lemon Chicken, Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Butternut Tortellacci, and Steak + Potatoes. Valid Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16.
- Morton’s The Steakhouse - $59 per person 3-Course Meal: Starter choice: Morton’s Salad, Caesar Salad, Wedge Salad, Baked Five Onion Soup. Entree choice: 8oz Filet Mignon, 10oz Manhattan Cut, Miso Marinated Sea Bass, Chicken Piccata, and Prime Pork Chop. Dessert Choice: Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Souffle, Creme Brulee, and Double Chocolate Mousse.
- Primanti Bros. - Free Almost Famous Primanti Bros Sandwich with purchase of meal $3.99+. Everyone who dines in that day will also receive a coupon for $5 off for a return visit through the end of July.
- Red Lobster - For every $75 spent on Red Lobster gift cards, you will receive two bonus coupons – good for either $10 off two adult entrées or one free appetizer – valid on a future visit between July and September.
- Rubios has a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree on Father's Day June 16, 2019
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Two perfectly prepared cold-water lobster tails served alongside your choice of Ruth’s expertly aged USDA Prime ribeye steak or melt-in-your-mouth 6-, 8- or 11-ounce filet starting at $49.95 on Father's Day.
- TCBY has a free 6oz yogurt on Father's Day
- TGI Fridays - Free $5 in Bonus Bites with the purchase of any gift card of $25 or more.
- Wienerschnitzel - Free Old-Fashioned Sundae all day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019
- WingHouse Bar & Grill - All you can eat wings for $16.99 on Father's Day
Promotions from the past that may be repeated in 2019
- 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.Must purchase entree of equal or greater value. At participating locations.
- 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!
- 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.
- Buffalo Wild Wings - Get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $30 in gift cards. Expires 6/18/2017
- Ginger Money - Dads Eat Free
- 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.
Mother's Day Promotions
- Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina - has Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-tip Carving Station: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 8am-2pm. $29.99 Adults / $8.99 Kids. Sun Valley, Montclair, Northridge and Moreno Valley. $29.99 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 Mother's Day 2019
- Baskin Robbins has $3 off $15 Ice Cream Cakes. Expires 5/12/2019
- Blue Moon Mexican Cafe has Gifts for all Moms on Mothers Day 2019
- Bob’s Burgers and Brew has Mother's Day Brunch starting at 8AM 5/12/2019
- 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.
- Charlie Browns has a special 3 course menu starting at $22.99 on Mother's Day 2019.
- Cheesecake Factory has a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in egift cards. Expires 5/13/2018
- El Torito has a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-tip Carving Station. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 8am-2pm. Pricing and offers vary.
- First Watch has a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards in 2019
- Flemings Prime Steakhouse has Mother's Day Brunch 2019 from 10am to 3pm.
- Fogo de Chao - Free dining card for Mom's on Mother's Day May 12, 2019
- Joe's Crab Shack has a 4 course Prix fixe menu for $35.99 on Mother's Day 2019.
- 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 5/12/2019 - Special Brunch Menu. Additionally, all restaurants will feature a special Mothers’ Day backdrop for family photos.
- Melting Pot - Endless fondue entrees for both adults and children with prices around $48 per adult and $22 for kids 12 and under.
- Mimi’s - Special prix fixe three-course menu for $19.99 on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019.
- Morton’s The Steakhouse - Steak and Lobster Special for $59 on Mother's Day 2019. $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.
- Papa Johns has 40% off regular priced items Exp 5/13/2018
- Piccadilly - Ribeye, 2 sides, fresh baked bread, one drink, and dessert for only $16.99 on May 11-13.
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Moms who dine on Mother's day, May 12, 2019, get a $25 dining card for future use.
- Spaghetti Warehouse - Free entree, "Incredible" 15-Layer Lasagne, for every mom on May 13.
- TCBY has a free 6oz Froyo for Moms on Mothers Day 2019
- Wienerschnitzel - Moms eat free on May 12, 2019 with proof of mom-bership
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Predicted Cyber Monday 2018 Deals
The other big shopping day is Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, when people slack off at work to shop online. Predictions for this year include:
- A coupon code for 15% off everything at Target, including the Apple Watch and Apple TV was offered in last year, expect the same this year.
- 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. This year 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
- 60% off selected styles at Sunglass Hut, should return for this year.
- $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. This year, we 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 in early December - This is the Monday at least 10 days prior to Christmas.
- Watch for last minute sales right before Christmas Shipping deadlines - Middle of December.
Do you have any tips for smarter shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?