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NerdWallet Picks 17 of the Best Deals of Black Friday 2017

Nov. 21, 2017
Black Friday, Shopping
17 of the Best Deals of Black Friday 2017
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After a month of pre-Black Friday sales, the real deals are nearly here, and we’ve rounded up 17 of the best offers on some of the season’s hottest products.

We’ve highlighted one store where you can claim each deal, but you might find the same price at multiple retailers.

Check with your local stores for full details, online availability and store hours. Most products are sold in limited quantities, and remember that many Black Friday deals are actually available a day early — on Thanksgiving.

1. Apple Watch Series 1, Target

Apple just released its Apple Watch Series 3, but you can get a standout deal on the Series 1. Target will sell the watch starting at $179.99. That’s $50 off.

2. 50-inch TV, Best Buy

A Sharp 50-inch LED smart Ultra HD TV will cost $179.99 in store only at Best Buy, $320 off regular price.

3. DVDs, Walmart

Walmart will sell a selection of more than 200 DVDs for $1.96 each. More than 250 titles will cost $3.96 each, and more than 40 titles will cost $7.96 each.

4. Xbox, Target

The Xbox One S 500GB console, which includes one wireless controller, will cost $189.99 at Target. That’s $90 in savings. Target will also throw in a $25 Target gift card with purchase while supplies last.

5. PlayStation 4, J.C. Penney

Multiple retailers are selling the PlayStation 4 as a doorbuster this year, including department store J.C. Penney. The 1TB console will be on sale for $199.99 ($100 off). There’s a limit of one per household.

6. VR bundle, Walmart

Walmart will sell the PlayStation 4 GranTurismo Sport VR bundle for $299, $100 off regular price. It includes a camera, headset and GT Sport game. Use the Walmart app to access color-coded store maps with specific deals.

7. Free sweatshirts, Macy’s

You read that right. Macy’s will offer free doorbusters in store only. The catch? You’ll have to complete a mail-in rebate to get your money back. The freebies include sweatshirts, slippers and a plush Disney Olaf. There’s a limit of one per customer.

8. iPhone 8, Target

Target will give you a freebie for buying the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus on Black Friday. Verizon, Sprint and AT&T customers get a $250 Target gift card with the purchase and qualified activation of one of the phones.

9. Amazon Echo Plus, Amazon

Amazon will sell its Echo Plus device for $119.99 beginning on Thanksgiving and over Black Friday weekend. That’s $30 off.

10. Apple gift cards, Best Buy

Even gift cards are discounted on Black Friday. At Best Buy, App Store and iTunes gift cards will be buy one, get one 30% off.

11. Fitbit, Kohl’s

At Kohl’s, shoppers will be able to choose the Fitbit Charge 2 heart rate plus fitness wristband or the Alta HR heart rate plus fitness wristband for $99.99 (regularly $149.99 each), and receive $30 in Kohl’s Cash.

12. Printer, Staples

The HP OfficeJet 4650 wireless all-in-one printer will cost $49.99 at Staples, or $50 off. Buyers receive 15 free prints every month with HP Instant Ink.

13. Major appliances, Best Buy

At Best Buy, you’ll get a free a Samsung Powerbot robot vacuum (a $499.99 value) with the purchase of two or more Samsung major appliances totaling at least $2,500. You’ll qualify for a $100 Best Buy gift card with the purchase of two or more major appliances totaling $999 or more.

14. Acer laptop, Costco

Costco members can score the Acer 11.6-inch touch screen 2-in-1 Chromebook for $199.99 ($90 off) between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27. There’s a limit of five per customer, and this deal will be available online only.

15. Dyson vacuums, Kohl’s

Select models will be 25%-60% off at Kohl’s. For instance, the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 upright bagless vacuum will cost $249.99 (regularly $399.99), and you’ll receive $75 in Kohl’s Cash. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 upright bagless vacuum will cost $299.99 (regularly $499.99) and can earn you $90 in Kohl’s Cash.

16. Artificial tree, Kmart

An artificial Christmas tree will cost just $15 at Kmart. The six-foot Peninsula pine tree regularly costs $49.99.

17. Hatchimals Golden Lynx Egg, Walmart

You probably remember the Hatchimal craze from last holiday season. This year, Walmart will have a special Hatchimals Golden Lynx Egg toy available for $49.88 as part of its Black Friday sale.

When and where to shop

Plan your shopping spree with this cheat sheet. Remember, not all deals are available both in store and online.

  • Target: Doors open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving (Nov. 23). Select deals are available online throughout Black Friday weekend.
  • Best Buy: Doors open at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. Shop doorbusters all day online.
  • Walmart: Black Friday begins at 6 p.m. in stores on Nov. 23 and lasts all day online.
  • J.C. Penney: The sale begins in stores at 2 p.m. on Nov. 23, but consumers can shop online all day.
  • Macy’s: Doorbusters start at 5 p.m. on Nov.  23. Online deals are available Nov. 23 through Nov. 25.
  • Kohl’s: Black Friday doorbusters begin in stores at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23 and online at 12:01 a.m. Central time the same day.
  • Staples: Doors open at 7 a.m. on Nov. 24, but customers can shop online on Nov. 23.
  • Costco: Doors open at 9 a.m. on Nov. 24. Some early offers will be available online before that.
  • Kmart: Doorbusters will be available at 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 in stores and online.

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