The Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 countdown, the most anticipated grandest holiday shopping affair in the United States, has officially kicked off. As we get closer to the big day, expect the deals and bargains to pop-up sooner.
A sales madness that has seen long queues extended into bricks-and-mortars stores parking spaces and brawls emerges over a low-priced doorbusters most especially in electronics items in previous years. The Black Friday is arguably the greatest opportunity to nab on some of the best deals as major retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, Target and among others usually drop the prices on a wide library of products in to their lowest point.
For consumers – most notably those walk-in shoppers braving the location stores – it can be daunting phenomenon but should you’re sharp-witted and want to take an advantage of the deals you desire, then you really can save yourself a lot of your hard-earned bucks. For the past years, Black Friday sales have begun sooner and peaked earlier year-on-year. As Adobe Digital Insights report shows, the Black Friday proper had a 4.6 percent of total U.S. retail revenue while the Cyber Monday reported a total of 6.1 percent of the total holiday sales in 2017.
Here’s a simple yet helpful guide for starters on how to get the low price best deals this coming Black Friday.
When does Black Friday 2018 Kick Off?
The Black Friday has something to do with the Christmas holiday season and it incepted in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as many Thanksgiving Day parades were backed up by department stores. In the stateside, it traditionally follows Thanksgiving Day and is widely considered as the beginning of the holiday shopping season.
This year though, the Black Friday occurs on Friday 23 November, 2018. However, each and every year more and more retailers begun offering deals and bargains in the prior weeks leading up to the biggest sales day.
Where to get the best Black Friday 2018 deals?
When it comes to winning the Black Friday, planning is your key to success. Whether you’re heading out to in-store or discount hunting through your smartphone, the technique is to roam around the store or browse the online store and research the items you desire to purchase in advance rather than shelling out your money on a fancy.
You should to your shopping list of the products that you truly desire and watch out for auxiliary discount coupons from the Internet.
It’s also a practical concept to check out retailer’s returns policies prior to scoring any item and check terms and conditions for e-retailers you’ve not shopped before.
For your one-stop shop of all the best deals this coming holiday sales, be sure to frequently check our Black Friday Hub where we will be regularly updating as well find some best deals.
Which stores will engage in Black Friday 2018?
The big three chain retailers Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Amazon are often the physical and online stores you’ll want to shop in during the Black Friday. And, although these are the top stores you’ll visit in the big day, they aren’t the only retailers offering deep discount deals on the sales frenzy.
Nowadays, the majority of companies in retail industry opt to compete in the event, including pharmacies and other businesses offering services.
The following stores will have a great number of the best deals for Black Friday:
Amazon Black Friday 2018
The e-retailer titan offered a bunch of big deals on Black Friday most especially on its own hardware products last year and during its Prime Day in July. This year, we expect that Amazon’s sales will include huge price slash on everything from consumer electronics to this year’s must-have gadgets, consoles, video games, toys, apparel, home appliances and among others. Amazon is promising to launch “Lightning Deals” of heavily-discounted bargains available for a limited of time.
Walmart Black Friday 2018
Walmart — The world’s largest company by revenue — released a 32-page ad last year. The retail giant begun rolling out its doorbusters at 6PM on Thanksgiving Thursday and continued them throughout the night leading into into Black Friday. Walmart’s online sales, on the other hand, has started in early Thanksgiving. Some of the its biggest deals last year includes iPhones, Galaxy smartphones, Xbox and PS4, 4K HDTVs and more. Last year, the location stores had “more availability than ever before,” said Walmart’s head of merchandising, Steve Bratspies. Additionally, the discount retailer rid off the wristbands as the company was confident of its plenty of stock for shoppers. So we expect Walmart to have more stocks in every location store nationwide.
This year, Walmart is expected to release its ad on the second week of November. Just like in the previous years, Walmart is believed to start its in-store sales at 6PM on Turkey Day, with online deals starts at at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Walmart will once again include gift cards on the top of its handful doorbusters.
Target Black Friday 2018
Target was more generous than the other stores and in return, the bullseye retailer took a big bite in last year’s sales as shoppers flocked to their online site and stores. Here’s why. During the run of Black Friday in the past couple of years, Target is consistently offering free shipping and return on all orders without minimum purchase required. Not only that it’s offering steep discounts, Target’s REDcard cardholders enjoyed 5-percent additional price slash every order at Target and Target.com. That promotion runs for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which means customers will save an additional 5% on top of the already heavily slashed prices. Moreover, the REDcard customers also got an additional 30 days on all returns. The free item return promotion is notably useful most especially when you purchased an Xbox One on Black Friday but found a much better discount on Cyber Monday.
One more thing, Target’s is also bundling gift card worth up to $250 on the hottest tech deals every year. With all that being said, we are expecting Target to run the almost same, if not better, promotions for this year’s Black Friday. So, watch out for this.
Best Buy Black Friday 2018
The US largest consumer electronics retailer opened its stores at 5PM on Thanksgiving nationwide, and remained open until 1AM. Its physical stores reopened again at 8AM to 10PM on Black Friday. Last year we spotted some hot deals on 4K TVs, including a Sharp 50-inch for only $180, that’s a steal. Most national retailers will offer deep discounts on 4K TVs that will start for as low as $125. We’re expecting Best Buy to release its deals-riched ad in the second week of November.
Costco Black Friday 2018
The membership-only warehouse retailer will once again take part in the upcoming Black Friday. Costco opened its doors at 9AM on last year, and we’re expecting the wholesale club to open its stores at 9AM for this year’s sales. Costco location stores are expected to remain closed on Thanksgiving but their online deals will start a minute after midnight of Turkey Day. Some of our favorite deals from Costco includes $50 savings on a two-pack of Google Home smart speakers, $50 discount on a Fitbit Charge 2 wearable device, $100 discounts on the DJI Mavic Pro Aerial Drone Camera Bundle, a $100 price slash on a Sony PS4, and $120 off a Dyson V7 Animal+ cord free stick vacuum. So expect Costco to offer some great deals at both online and in-stores.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Black Friday 2018
BJ’s Wholesale Club announced its deals and doorbuster as early as November 2nd in 2017, offering huge savings on holiday gifts including toys, 4K UHD TVs, personal electronics and more. It even hosted a “Black Friday Deal Reveal” on Facebook Live to announce its top three Black Friday deals last year. the membership-only retailer was closed on Thanksgiving and we are expecting the store not to open on Turkey Day this holiday. While BJ’s Wholesale Club open its doors on Black Friday proper at 7AM, the deals were available fro 10 days — November 17-27.
Sam’s Club Black Friday 2018
Walmart’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Sam’s Club, released a 12-page ad last year. The warehouse club begun its online sales at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving and in-store doorbusters at 7AM on Black Friday. But prior to that, Sam’s Club’s hosted annual pre-Black Friday sales known as “One Day Only sales event” that offered its members a number of worthy deals on a bunch of top-selling electronics. For this year, Sam’s Club is expected to repeat the same promotions and membership is required to land the best deals for Black Friday.
Apple Black Friday 2018
Apple usually don’t generously give direct discounts on its products, the trillion-dollar tech giant is throwing out free gift cards on premium products. If you are in the market for a new iDevice, you’ll see direct discounts on Apple Watch, iPad and MacBooks in Walmart, Best Buy, Target and B&H. As for the least models of iPhones, you’ll get up to $300 gift cards at the aforementioned retailers and Sam’s Club as well.
Samsung Black Friday 2018
There’s no doubt that Apple is Samsung’s biggest rival, but when it comes to deals the South Korean tech mammoth is the clear winner in Black Friday. While some solid Apple deals exist every fall, you will definitely find a munch bigger discounts on Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy tablets, Gear smartwatches, laptops, Chromebooks as well as home appliances including TV sets like QLED 4K HDTV, washing machine, speakers, refrigerator and among others than you will on Apple products. We suspect that many Samsung deals will go live a couple or week prior to the main event. In addition to Samsung.com, you’ll find Samsung products in almost all retail stores.
We’ll constantly update this page as soon as we found an new deals for Black Friday, so stay tuned.