Predictions for Black Friday 2019 – Cyber Monday 2019
Last Update: September 30, 2019
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 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018 and produce our educated guess on Black Friday 2019 and Cyber Monday 2019 sale items.
Predicted Black Friday Deals
The First Black Friday 2018 ad was leaked on October 2, 2018. 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 S9 $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.
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Sales tax in: Most States
Posted: October 29, 2020 8:01 AM PDT
Best Buy Early Black Friday - 4K TVs, Electronics, More. Expires: 11/1/2020 - Select items at Black Friday Prices now. Free Shipping or free in store pickup. Limited Quantities.
TCL 4K Smart TV
- 75" TCL 75S434 4K UHD HDR Smart Android LED TV $499.99 Free Shipping ($799.99)
- 55" TCL 55S434 4K UHD HDR Smart Android LED TV $199.99 Free Shipping ($399.99)
Hisense 4K Smart TV
- 65" Hisense Class H6510G Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV $249.99 Free Shipping ($499.99)
- Save up to $750 on Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series with activation and trade-in
- Ninja Mega Kitchen System 72oz Blender $99.99 Free Shipping ($199)
- KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus Series Mixer $199.99 Free Shipping ($499)
- HP Deskjet 2725 Wireless All in 1 $24.99 ($69.99)
Posted: October 29, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote - Streaming Media Player Sale $29.99 + Free Shipping
Prime Day price again! Amazon has the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote - Streaming Media Player Sale Priced at $29.99. Free Shipping. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. Regular $50.
Don’t need 4K?
FireTV Stick Lite $17.99 ($29.99)
- The next generation of our bestselling Fire TV Stick. The most powerful with the fastest Wi-Fi and most accurate voice search of any streaming media stick–now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
Competitor to Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick. Has 2x memory and 4x storage of either. Includes standard remote and built-in WiFi. Now includes Fire Voice Remote supports voice commands (voice remote was previously not included).
Editor's Note: We have one and find it works well. However, for best connectivity to your WiFi network, you will likely need to plug in the microUSB cable for additional power.Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
Posted: October 29, 2020 7:01 AM PDT
Target Black Friday Deals Now Sale starts Sunday November 1, 2020 in store and at Target.com. 5 pages of early Black Friday items! Expires: 11/5/2020 - Extra 5% off for Red Card Holders.
- Target will price match if a item sells for less at Target, through December 25, 2020
- 4K TVs
- Home items
- Smart Home
- and more
Posted: October 29, 2020 6:45 AM PDT
Amazon has a Echo Show 5 – Compact smart display with Alexa Plus Blink Camera Sale, $49.99 Free Shipping. Expires: 10/30/2020 - Highly Rated at 4.5 out of 5 stars. In Charcoal or Sandstone.
- Compact 5.5" smart display with Alexa ready to help
- Manage calendar, make to-do lists, get weather and traffic updates, cook along with recipes.
- Watch movies, news, and TV shows. Listen to songs, radio stations, and audiobooks.
- Voice control compatible devices or manage them using the display.
- Voice or video call friends and family with compatible Echo devices, Alexa app, or Skype.
Posted: October 29, 2020 6:01 AM PDT
Here is a sneak peek at the hottest Black Friday deals at Costco.
- Online Sale Starts: Thanksgiving 11/28/19 12:01AM Eastern time
- Retail stores Open: Black Friday 11/29/19
- Sale Expires: 11/30/2020
- With the Covid 19 Pandemic, we anticipate limited in store deals, most sales will be online
- Deals are only open to Costco Members
- Costco Gold Star Membership $60 with $10 Costco Shop Card
We analyzed the Ad: Best Costco Black Friday 2020 Deals.
- Free Shipping on most items
- While Supplies Last, Quantities Limited
Posted: October 28, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
Predicted Cyber Monday 2019 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?