It’s happening. The Black Friday ad scans have started to come through.
The big day is Friday, Nov. 23, which is still a few weeks away — but stores certainly have fun teasing customers as early as possible. They probably think this is funny.
We’ve been doing our lurking via BlackFriday.com (owned by the same parent company as Mashable) and BestBlackFriday.com — both basically police scanners for Black Friday sale drops. Most of the deals we’ve found so far are on toys, but adult and tech stuff is definitely coming soon:
Best Buy: Sale items include the Nintendo Switch, Legos, Fingerlings, Paw Patrol play sets, Fisher Price items, Hatchimals, drones, and more.
Target: Sale items include Nintendo Switch items, PlayStation consoles and games, smart TVs, Instant Pots, vacuums, free gift cards with iPhone XS or Google Pixel 3 activation, Funko Pops, the Barbie Dreamhouse, and more, with a new coupon for up to 40% off every day and 25% off a single toy using Target’s cartwheel app.
Kohl’s: Sale items include Amazon Echo devices, Nest thermostats, Fitbits and fashion watches, pet beds and toys, record players, diamond jewelry, premium electric toothbrushes and razors, and more, plus $15 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend.
Cotsco: Sale items include premium laptops, TVs, gaming consoles, Fitbits and smartwatches, security cameras, regular cameras, clothing, groceries, hot tubs and pools, and more.
Sam’s Club: Sale items include the iPhone XS and XS Max, TVs, mattresses, kitchenware and dining furniture, premium vacuums and cleaning supplies, and more.
Dollar Tree: Sale items include holiday decor, wrapping paper, gifts for kids, kitchenware, groceries, cleaning supplies, tools, beauty and shower stuff, hats and gloves, and a ton more.
Dates for sales differ for each retailer, so be sure to check carefully to ensure that you don’t accidentally pay full price. BlackFriday.com also has a good assortment of Black Friday ads from 2017 to at least give you an idea of what to expect this year until more 2018 ads drop.
Being able to prep this early is so appreciated — considering a shit ton of stores have decided that they’ll be closed on Thanksgiving. This is due to online shopping taking over doing it in-store, so we’ve seen this coming for years — but still, the list is longer than usual. Big ones include Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Barnes & Noble, and Lowe’s, which means you’ll just have to flex those fingers and keep your credit cards warm. Online shopping has officially taken over.
We’ll be covering all the best sales and deals we can find so just stick with us and you’ll be fine.