Predictions for Black Friday 2018 – Cyber Monday 2018

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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.

Hottest Deals

  • Posted by: The Chief

    50% off at Domino's Pizza

    Dominos Pizza has 50% off any regular priced pizza when ordered online. Expires: 3/24/2019

    • Valid at participating locations
    • Valid for the pizza portion of your order only
    • Some add ons cost more

    BuyVia has you covered when you eat out. Our new Food Coupons app for helps you save money at nearby fast food, casual restaurants, and even at pizza delivery places. The Food Coupons app is on iOS and Android.

    Food Coupons and deals at your favorite restaurants, updated daily - Download now!

    Posted: March 23, 2019 5:00 AM PDT


  • Post by: Cher

    MAC Cosmetics Extra 25% Off Sitewide

    MAC Cosmetics Extra 25% Off Sitewide, discount taken in cart for MAC Lovers only (free to sign-up). Shipping is free on all orders. Expires: 3/25/2019.


    MAC Lipstick
    only $13.87 after discount (reg. $18.50) with Free Shipping.

    Posted: March 22, 2019 12:24 PM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Kohl's 30% Off for Cardholders - $24 Crockpot, Shoes, Appliances, Clothes, more - Instant Pot 6Qt $63

    Kohl's 30% Off for Cardholders - $24 Crockpot, Shoes, Appliances, Clothes, more - Instant Pot 6Qt $63 plus Free Shipping with promo codes: FASHION30, MARMVCFREE when you checkout with a Kohl's Card. Expires: 3/31/2019 - Exclusions apply. Free in store pickup.  15% off for others with code: SPRINGTIME

    • Extra 30% off When You Apply for a New Kohl’s Charge
    • Apply for a Kohl's card
    • This sale happens only once a month.
    • Free Shipping on orders over $75+ or free in store pickup for other credit cards.

    Stackable Combinable Coupons

    • $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 Spent Expires 3/31
    • $10 off $40 in Semi-Annual Intimates Code: INTIMATES Exp 3/31/19
    • $10 off $50 on select Women's Clothes Code: STYLE10 Exp 3/31/19
    • $10 off $50 on select Kid's Sale Clothes Code: KIDS10 Exp 3/31/19
    • Exceptions apply
    • Combine up to 4 coupons per order

    Best Kohls Deals

    Hotel Suite White Goose Feather & Down Comforter Twin $77.99 - Code = $62.39 Free Shipping using code. $10 Kohl's Cash

    Discontinued Bras From $12 - Code.

    Instant Pot Duo 60 6QT 7 in 1 Pressure Cooker $89.99 - 30% Kohls Cardholder Coupon = $63, Free Shipping using Code. Larger ones available with coupon discount also. $98 at amazon. $10 Kohls Cash.  3QT $69.99 - 30% coupon = $49 Free Shipping.

    Carters 5 pack Baby Bodysuits $14.99 - Code ($26)

    Crock-Pot Design To Shine 7-qt. Slow Cooker $34.99 - Coupon Code: FASHION30, MARMVCFREE = $24.49 Free Shipping.

    KitchenAid Mixer 5Qt $359.99 -  Code = $251.99 Free Shipping.

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

    Sonicare Series 2 Rechargeable Toothbrush $49.99 - 30% off coupon = $35 Free Shipping using code.

    Norelco Multigroom 3000 Personal Groomer $19.99 - 30% off Kohls Card holder Coupon = $14 Free Shipping using code. Regular $30.

    Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker $119.99 - 30% Coupon = $84, Free Shipping using Code.

    The Big One Body Pillow from $3.99 - Code = $2.79, Free Shipping using code. Regular $10-20 each.

    Home

    Contigo Ashland 32-oz. Water Bottle $9.99 - 30% Coupon = $7. Free Shipping using Code. ($17)

    Clothes

    Fila Men's Athletic Shoes select styles from $29.99 - 30% coupon = $21. Free Shipping using coupon

    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 many of them.  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 $169.99 - Coupon = $119, Free Shipping. ($250)

    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 = $97 Free Shipping using Code. ($150)

    Keurig K55 Mini Plus Personal Coffee Brewer $129.99 - 30% off coupon code = $97 ($140) Free Shipping using Code. $10 Kohl's Cash

    Toothbrushes

    Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Toothbrush $24.99 - 30% off coupon = $17.50 - $5 mail in rebate = $12.50. Free Shipping using code. ($50)

    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: FASHION30, MARMVCFREE
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: March 22, 2019 10:01 AM PDT



  • Posted by: The Chief

    50% off at Pizza Hut

    Save on Food! 50% off at Pizza Hut when you place an food order online at regular menu prices. Expires: 3/24/2019

    • Exclusions apply.
    • Delivery fees & minimum order may apply.
    • Valid at participating locations.

    Like to eat? Check our our BuyVia Food Coupons App for iPhone and Android!

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: March 22, 2019 8:20 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    REI Winter Sale Up to 30% off - Members: Extra 20% Off - Jackets, More..

    REI has a big sale now. For Members: 20% off 1 full-price item with code: MEMPERK2019 Expires: 4/8/2019. Enter coupon code in Step 2. of Checkout: Billing.

    Also extra 20% off one Garage (Outlet) item with same code.  A great chance to buy items that are never on sale.

    • REI Co-op Backpacking Bundle $199.99 Free Shipping ($275)
    • Big Agnes Sleeping Bags $119.89 Free Shipping ($190)

    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.

    Discount applies to highest full-price item AND highest-price REI Garage item in shopping cart. Discounts not valid on bicycles, hard-shell boats, paddleboards, surfboards, any item with GPS technology, action cameras and accessories, activity trackers, personal locator beacons, avalanche transceiver and 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.

    Promo Code: MEMPERK2019
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: March 22, 2019 6:01 AM PDT


  • Posted by: The Chief

    eBay Extra 20% Adidas and Puma

    Celebrate Spring. eBay Extra 20% Adidas and Puma is available using Coupon Code: JSPORTY Expires: 3/25/2019 11:59pm PST - $25 minimum purchase required from eligible items sold by the Sellers listed below. The Coupon discount is capped at a maximum value of $150. Warranties and protection plans are excluded. Eligible Sellers: adidas_official, reebok_official, officialpumastore

    Shoes

    Clothes

    Promo Code: JSPORTY
    Sales tax in: Depends on seller
    Posted: March 21, 2019 8:34 AM PDT


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?

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2 responses to “Predictions for Black Friday 2018 – Cyber Monday 2018”

  1. […] site also offers continuing news coverage of prediction’s for this years best buys, What NOT to buy on Black Friday, a guide to holiday shipping deadlines, an overview of holiday […]

  2. Mike says:

    Solid predictions provided here – we expect technology to be the highest return on investment for your marketing budget this year. Social media marketing will be big in 2018. The numbers should be through the roof.

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