November 27, 2015 is Black Friday, or for all the non shoppers out there, a day where you don’t have to wait in line for an oil change or tire rotation since everyone else is at one of the malls or in bed catching up on some much needed sleep. Black Friday used to be the unofficial kickoff of the holiday shopping season, now it’s a day where stores remain open all night and crazy shoppers can pick up some ridiculously good deals.
Many of the stores’ ads for Black Friday have leaked and websites like BFAds.net work hard to not only post the ad scans for customers, but then also explain what the best deals may be and how to cut through the clutter and make sure you give yourself a chance to get the items you want and need. Black Friday has traditionally been the best day to get rock bottom prices on gadget and tech items and 2015 appears to be no exception. Here are some consensus great deals that can be had on Black Friday this year based on the early ad scans.
Best Buy is a great place to start our look as they will be one of the first stores to open and that will happen at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. They will stay open until 1 a.m. before re-opening again on Black Friday at 8 a.m. sharp. Online shoppers at Best Buy’s website can shop all day Thursday and get free shipping. Best Buy means electronics, video games, movies, music and other gadgets. Gamers can secure PS4 / Xbox One bundles starting at $299 and even a Toshiba 49″ 1080p LED HDTV for $149.99 to play them on. This is an “in-store” deal. Best Buy also is touting a Dell laptop for $299 and a Macbook Pro 13.3″ for $899, but the deal that stands out to audiophiles is a set of Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones for $59.99. These SoundTrue headphones come in black and give a comfortable fit and great sound. Their original price is $149.99.
Staples is more than just office supplies, just take a gander at the Staples Black Friday 2015 sale that begins in-stores at 6 a.m.on November 27th. For gamers or those that might need a second screen, Staples is offering a Samsung 24″ Wide Screen LED Monitor with 1080p resolution for only $99.99. This slim monitor will fit almost anywhere and is very responsive, so it’s a steal for under $100.
For that are lucky enough to have a Kohl’s in their city or region, they will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but shoppers can go online Monday, November 23, to get many of the same deals. Keep in mind that their doorbusters only last until 1 p.m. on Black Friday. Deals include the Microsoft Xbox One 500GB LEGO Bundle or the Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Uncharted Bundle for $299.99. Add in the Kohl’s Cash that they are famous for as $15 for every $50 you spend and you will have $75 coming back to you that can be used in the coming days. A fantastic deal and remember that Kohl’s also has sneaky good deals on toys and electronic gadgets that run right up to December 24.
Walgreens also has a loaded Black Friday ad that includes BOGO “As Seen On TV” products. If you love watching all those infomercials, Walgreens sells these products in a little section tucked away in their stores and now you can get buy one, get one for free.
As usual, Target has a huge Black Friday ad and they love giving away Target gift cards with purchases. This is added value to the customers and it keeps shoppers coming back to target stores for future purchases. Shoppers can get a $150 Target Gift Card with iPad Air 2 purchase that starts at $499 ,a $100 Target Gift Card with iPad Air that starts at $399 and a $250 Target Gift Card f you buy ans iPhone 6S/6S Plus for$149/$249 with $0 down and sign or renew for a 2-year plan with Verizon or Sprint. There are other deals for gift cards when buying an Apple Watch, but other doorbusters worth a look include 25% off all BEATS Wireless Headphones, the BEATS Solo headphones for $96.99 or the room filling sound of the BEATS Pill 2.0 for $120.
A little under-the-radar, but if you have a Dollar General in your neighborhood, they are open on Thanksgiving and have some “Turkey Day” only specials you may want to investigate further. Dollar General will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. if you have the urge to get out and away from your in-laws. Sure they have a tablet for $32, but the best deal might just be the Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Glitz, a no-contract smartphone that is on sale for $1. With this no-contract phone, you get triple minutes for life, so for every minute you buy, you get 3 minutes. A great phone for a child, an elderly relative or to keep as a backup.
Remember Black Friday is a busy day at retail outlets and all the associates are doing their best. Be polite and consider that this is the holiday season, so it’s all about giving and being friendly. Have fun on Black Friday 2015.