Best Buy's Black Friday sale is one of the biggest events on the shopping calendar and 2020's sale is now underway! Being one of the largest retailers in the country, Black Friday at Best Buy gives you the opportunity to snag deals on electronics and TVs, home appliances, toys, games, and much more.
Given the current health crisis, Best Buy's Black Friday sale is going to be very different this year with fewer "doorbuster" offers encouraging in-store crowds and more early deals available online. In fact, Best Buy is giving its staff Thanksgiving off this year to further discourage foot traffic.
Don't see this news as a sign that Black Friday is being cancelled, though. The event is simply shifting its focus to online (and early) shoppers which is great for those that still want to make the most of the event while remaining safe at home, though possible shipping bottlenecks might mean you want to get your orders in sooner rather than later.
We've seen Best Buy's Black Friday ad (opens in new tab) and have had a taste of some of its sales already, but the main event is now live with tons of deals to be had. See below for a selection of the best offers.
Let's dive into the details of Best Buy's Black Friday 2020 sale.
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What are the best Black Friday deals at Best Buy?
The Best Buy Black Friday ad is chock-full of great deals including tech, smart home, TVs, laptops, appliances, toys, and more. Though the bulk of the deals go live in mid-November, many of them are already available right now and we've picked out the best of those early deals and rounded them up below.
Best Buy is offering $200 off the price of LG's 75-inch LED 4K UHD Smart TV, bringing its price down to just $650. This TV is only available at Best Buy, meaning you won't find a better deal anywhere else for this model.
This 4K TV deal is one of the most anticipated deals for this holiday season and is actually the cover of the company's upcoming Black Friday ad. We saw this deal available for a couple of days during Prime Day but it's back during this flash sale.
Alexa is built into this 3rd-generation Echo Dot smart speaker, giving you the ability to ask for the news, voice control compatible smart home devices, and stream music from various services like Amazon Music and Apple Music. It's back down to its all-time low price right now.
Best Buy has this 65-inch NanoCell 90 Series 4K Smart TV by LG discounted by $200 today. It features the webOS platform, along with Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos audio, and FilmMaker mode for a more cinematic experience.
Best Buy is offering 50% off the Echo Show 5 smart display for a limited time! This offer saves you $45 instantly and matches the Show 5's Prime Day price. This device features Alexa and allows you to control compatible smart home devices with your voice. It's also able to stream movies and shows, music, YouTube videos, and more. An extra $5 gets you a Blink Mini camera thrown in, too.
The Fire TV Stick Line is a fantastic entry-level streaming device, perfect for any TV and any room. This is the best discount we've yet seen on the 2020 streaming device.
Best Buy has the Nintendo Switch Lite bundled with SanDisk's 400GB microSD Card for Black Friday! Though the Switch Lite isn't discounted, the microSD card is! This memory card is designed for saving game data and digital game downloads, making it perfect to use with your new console.
Built with sport in mind, the Powerbeats Pro have the same Apple smarts as AirPods but in a design that prioritizes comfort and stability. These earbuds last up to 9 hours with 24 hours from the charging case. They are also sweat- and water-resistant. Make the most of this $90 discount while you can.
The new Solo Pro feature active noise cancellation and up to 40 hours of battery life. They also have Apple's H1 chip for easy pairing, reliable connectivity, and hands-free access to Siri. This is a $130 discount.
Improve the audio of your home entertainment system with this 50% discount on a 2.1 channel system from Samsung. Enhance your movie-watching experience, feel the rumble of deep bass from the wireless sub-woofer, and stream music from your phone over Bluetooth.
We named the Roomba 960 as our best robot vacuum so it's a great time to pick one at just $5 off its lowest price. Using this robot vacuum's Wi-Fi connectivity, you'll be able to control it using the iRobot HOME App, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. It uses visual navigation and mapping to clean every section of your floors. You can also tell it not to clean a specific area. This is a match for its lowest price.
Pick up an Apple Watch via Best Buy and you'll score six months of Apple's new Fitness+ service at no extra cost. You can expect an email from Best Buy that will include a code to redeem your Apple Fitness+ subscription later this year. Select Apple Watch models are discounted by $20, too.
You get a simple alarm clock look from the LED display that also provides some other basic info like weather and date. Along with the essential clock info, there's a boost of a smart speaker with Google Assistant as well. The helpful built-in nightlight is a nice feature for middle of the night ventures down the hall. It's 50% off.
The Bose QC 35 II are no longer the newest headphones in Bose's lineup, but they continue to be an easy recommendation — especially when they're on sale. The QC 35 II still manage to deliver excellent noise-canceling, great audio quality, and reliable battery life.
Score the Nintendo Switch Lite along with a Nintendo Switch travel case and a SanDisk 128GB microSD card that's designed for saving your game data and digital game downloads. This deal saves you $48 off the regular cost of these items separately.
Best Buy is offering $100 off the regular price of Ninja's Mega Kitchen System Blender today. This set comes with a 64-ounce round bowl that doubles as a food processor and two 16-ounce single serving blender cups with built-in blades.
Save $50 on Ninja's Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Electric Grill today at Best Buy. This 4-quart model can be used as an air fryer and is the perfect way to keep grilling during the colder months.
TCL's 55-inch 4K Smart Android TV features access to all your favorite streaming apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Prime Video, along with built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and a built-in tuner.
Save $60 on this Philips Hue starter kit and kickstart your smart home. It comes with three multicolor bulbs, a dimmer switch, and a hub required to control them and hook them into your Alexa, Google Assitant, or Apple HomeKit setup.
Save $600 on Sony's 55-inch A9G Master Series OLED 4K Smart Android TV today at Best Buy. You can also save $100 on a mount with its purchase by clicking the 'Hot Offer' button below the item's price on its product page.
The HyperX Pulsefire Core optical gaming mouse is one of the best gaming mice you can find under $30, and right now Best Buy is offering an extra $5 off its regular price. It's equipped with customizable RGB lighting, a Pixart 3327 optical sensor, and supports native DPI settings up to 6200.
Save $150 on the Samsung CHG9 Series LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor at Best Buy for Black Friday! This ultra-wide 49-inch monitor features a curved screen, 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, two HDMI and Mini DisplayPort inputs, two USB 3.0 ports, and some stellar viewing angles as well.
Best Buy's giving customers the chance to save up to $130 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A from 2019. This 10.1-inch tablet features 32GB storage and is only available in black for this low price.
Choose between Silver, Black, and Gold models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e and save $40 instantly today at Best Buy. These tablets feature a 10.5-inch display and 64GB storage.
Best Buy is offering $70 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for a limited time. This model features a 9.6-inch display, 16GB storage, and a 12-hour battery life.
This digital action camera by DJI is built for capturing footage in extreme conditions, from ski trips to surfing and more. Today it's discounted by $50 at Best Buy for a limited time.
When is Best Buy's Black Friday sale?
Black Friday is always the Friday after Thanksgiving, making it November 27 this year. Traditionally, retailers would kick off their big sales early on the Friday morning with the discounts, and the hype, running all the way through the weekend.
However, this year is going to be a little different in a number of ways and that includes when the deals begin. Best Buy already announced and ran some super-early Black Friday deals on October 13 and 14 to compete with Prime Day. At that time, the retailer also announced that the rest of the Black Friday deals would be announced later in October.
Now that we're into actual Black Friday season, we have all of the details and Best Buy's full Black Friday ad (opens in new tab) to take a look at. Even better, most of the deals are available to shop rigth now so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping already.
There are hundreds of promotions and price drops to make the most of. The flash sale gives you the opportunity to score Black Friday pricing on a ton of popular products and we've picked out the best deals above.
Given potential issues with shipping towards the holidays with what is likely to be a much busier online shopping period at all retailers, it makes sense to get some deals out there sooner. A surge in footfall not all that desirable in store either, so it makes sense that we'd see deals earlier and more spread out.
The retailer also set out its full Black Friday schedule of events so you know when to shop for the best savings, check it out below.
- Oct. 29—Nov. 1: Early Black Friday deals
- Nov. 5—8: The Wish List Sale
- Nov. 11: The Treat Yourself Sale
- Nov. 12—14: Our Coolest Deals Sale
- Nov. 16—17: My Best Buy Early Access Sale.
- Nov. 22: Black Friday Starts Now
- Nov. 26—27: New Black Friday deals appear
- Nov. 28: Cyber Sales
Will Best Buy price match Black Friday deals from elsewhere?
When you look across retailers during Black Friday, you often see many similar deals. Sometimes, the manufacturer will have set the lowest price and other times retailers will look to what the competition is doing and meet the same pricing without you needing to ask.
Throughout the year, Best Buy offers price matching if you find a better deal at a store a 25-mile radius, as well as several online retailers, but it usually blacks out its price matching policy from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday meaning it's not possible to match other retailers' Black Friday offers.
When will the Best Buy Black Friday ad leak?
Last year, Best Buy's ad scan was available on November 7 which was around three weeks ahead of the event itself. Many products were also available at their Black Friday prices immediately.
This year, we've got Best Buy's Black Friday ad earlier than ever with it being released on October 29. You can check out the entire ad here. A whole host of deals are available already so you can get a headstart on your holiday shopping.
What will the Best Buy Black Friday hours be?
We know that Best Buy is closed on Thanksgiving with staff being given the holiday off for the first time in many years. It usually stays open during the holiday with an early closure, before re-opening for Black Friday shoppers early on Friday morning.
This year, Black Friday has confirmed that it will open for Black Friday from 5am local time with a 10pm closing time. Fortunately, the vast majority of Black Friday deals will be available online with many being available before Black Friday itself so you don't have to go to the store.
Let Thrifter help you
Black Friday is going to be a little different this year which means it might be harder than usual to know how to maximize your savings during the event. The team over at Thrifter is full of professional deal hunters who will literally be providing around the clock coverage of everything on Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. From the best savings as they hit to roundups of what you should be buying, the team will aim to make it as easy as possible to find the best deals that are available from the first to the last minute.
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