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

    Expiring Today: Google Home Hub Sale $84.15 + Free Shipping

    Lowest price, Hot Deal. Rakuten (Buy.com) has a Google Home Hub Sale, $84.15 using Coupon Code: SAVE15 - Free Shipping. Expires: 1/21/2019

    Google Home Mini $29 - Code = $24.65 Free Shipping. ($49)

    See your life in one view, and get things done hands-free. Google Home Hub helps you make the most of moments at home. With Voice Match, get your calendar, commute, reminders, and more right on the home screen. You can even watch the news, make a shopping list, and place calls to friends, family, and local businesses. "Hey Google, add doctor’s appointment to my calendar."

    • Voice-control compatible lights, cameras, TVs, and more from a single dashboard. Works with Nest and 5,000+ smart devices from 400+ popular brands. "Hey Google, show me the front door camera." Ask questions and get visual, immersive answers from Google on weather, recipes, local business info, and more. You can even watch helpful videos from YouTube. "Hey Google, show me how to tie and tie."
    Promo Code: SAVE15
    Sales tax in: CA, CT, IL, MA, MN, MO, TN, NY, WA
    Posted: January 20, 2019 7:00 PM PST


  • 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: MITTENS30, FREEMVCJAN when you checkout with a Kohl's Card. Expires: 1/27/2019 - Exclusions apply. Free in store pickup.

    • Everyone: Take 15% off or 20% off $100+ with code SAVEBIG Expires 1/21
    • Extra 35% 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 $50+ or free in store pickup for other credit cards.

    Stackable Combinable Coupons

    • $10 off $30 on Baby with code BABY10 Exp 1/30
    • 15% off Bedding, Storage, Window. Select Styles with code HOME15 Exp 1/27
    • Exceptions apply
    • Combine up to 4 coupons per order

    Best Kohls Deals

    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.

    Carters 5 pack Baby Bodysuits $11.99 - Code = $8.39 ($26) - Select 3, also apply code: BABY10  to get 3 5 packs for $18.17

    Crock-Pot Design To Shine 7-qt. Slow Cooker $34.99 - Coupon Codes: MITTENS30, FREEMVCJAN = $24.49 Free Shipping.

    KitchenAid Mixer 5Qt $299.99 -  Code = $210  Free Shipping.

    Instant Pot Duo 60 3QT 7 in 1 Pressure Cooker $89.99 - 30% Kohls Cardholder Coupon = $62.99, Free Shipping using Code. Larger ones available with coupon discount also.

    Sold out: Copper Chef XL 5-pc. Casserole Pan Set with Induction Cooktop $69.99 - 30% Kohls Cardholder Coupon = $49, Free Shipping using Code.

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

    Sonicare Series 2 Rechargeable Toothbrush $39.99 - 30% off coupon = $28 Free Shipping using code.

    Norelco Multigroom 3000 Personal Groomer $16.99 - 30% off Kohls Card holder Coupon = $11.89 Free Shipping using code. Regular $30.

    Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker $109.99 - 30% Coupon = $77  = $65.45, Free Shipping using Code.

    The Big One Body Pillow from $9.99 - Code = $7, Free Shipping using code. Regular $12-20 each. Buy 1 Get 1 50% off

    The Big One Body Memory Foam Contour Pillow $14.99 - Code = $10.50, Free Shipping using code. ($50)

    The Big One Bath Towel $3.99 - code = $2.79, Free Shipping using code. Was From $10.

    Home

    Contigo Ashland 32-oz. Water Bottle $12.99 - 30% Coupon = $9.09. Free Shipping using Code. ($17)

    Clothes

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

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

    Craft and Barrow Classic Fit Dress Pants $21.99 - Code = $15.39. 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)

    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 = $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)

    Sonicare SimplyClean 5-pack Replacement Brush Heads $34.99 - 30% coupon = $23 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: MITTENS30, FREEMVCJAN
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 19, 2019 1:00 PM PST


  • Posted by: The Chief

    Oakley 50-70% off Clothes and Bags

    Oakley has a Oakley 50-70% off Clothes and Bags, Free Shipping, free returns. Expires: 1/30/2019

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 19, 2019 6:01 AM PST



  • Posted by: The Chief

    Free 1 Year Sprint Unlimited When You Bring Your Device + Free Shipping

    Free 1 Year Sprint Unlimited When You Bring Your Device Expires: 1/31/2019

    Save over $800 in the first year!

    SIM card costs $2.99 plus $10 shipping.

    • Get Unlimited data, talk & text free for 1 year
    • Keep your phone and phone number
    • No annual contracts, no activation fees - a $30 savings!
    • Works with most iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones
    • Their network has significantly improved over the last year

    Savings until 1/31/20; then $60/mo. for line 1, $40/mo for line 2 and $20/mo/line for lines 3-5. Reqs. AutoPay (discount applied w/in 2 invoices), new account, bring your own eligible device & Sprint SIM card. Savings claim compared to AT&T Unlimited & More and Verizon Go Unlimited rate plans for 1 line; features differ. Video streams up to 480p, music up to 500 Kbps, gaming up to 2 Mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion. Other monthly charges apply.**

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 19, 2019 12:29 AM PST


  • Posted by: The Chief

    XBox One S 1TB Battlefield Gaming Bundle $199.99 + Free Shipping

    Cheaper than Black Friday. Rakuten (Buy.com) has a XBox One S 1TB Battlefield Gaming Bundle, $199.99 using Coupon Code: ALT40 Free Shipping. Expires soon

    This bundle includes: Xbox One S: controller, HDMI cable (4K Capable), power cable, 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial.

    • 4K Support
    • Stream 4K video from Netflix and amazon Video
    • Play 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray movies
    • 40% smaller package than the original console

    Xbox One S Battlefield 1 1TB

    Experience 4K video, HDR support, immersive gameplay, streaming content and one of the premier gaming communities, Xbox Live, with this special-edition Xbox One S bundle featuring a full game download of Battlefield 1. The Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One and allows you to watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream Netflix and Amazon Video in stunning 4K Ultra HD, as well as experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with HDR (high dynamic range). You can also play a growing library of Xbox 360 games with advanced features like Game DVR and in-home streaming to PCs running Windows 10. This bundle includes a custom storm gray Xbox One S with 500GB of storage space, a matching Xbox One S wireless controller and a copy of Battlefield 1, the blockbuster World War I shooter.

    Promo Code: ALT40
    Sales tax in: CA, CT, IL, MA, MN, MO, TN, NY, WA
    Posted: January 17, 2019 8:50 AM PST


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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