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Amazon’s Ring doorbell makes a great addition to any smart home. The hybrid security camera and doorbell device will normally set you back about $200 but often goes on sale for much less during the holiday shopping season. Here’s how the Ring doorbell Black Friday bargains are shaping up.
Best Black Friday Ring doorbell deals, 2019
- At Best Buy, purchase a Ring bundle with Echo Show 5 for $179.99 ($209.99 savings).
- At Target, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is $129.99 (save $70).
- Kohl’s is offering the same Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $139.99 (regularly $199.99).
- And finally, Lowe’s is also getting in on the Ring Video Doorbell 2 sale, which will be on offer for $139.
How to decide if it’s worth it
If you’ve had your eye on a Ring doorbell for a while, now is the time to act, especially if you’re interested in the Ring bundle with Echo Show that’s available at Best Buy. Also, make sure to check out Amazon as we get closer to the big day — they almost always discount Ring products (and often bundle with an Echo).
How to budget for a Ring doorbell
As with any bigger-ticket purchase, you’ll need to earmark that specific expense as part of your “wants” category within your monthly budget. If you’re following the 50/30/20 budgeting system, no more than 30% of your income should be spent on wants. So, if you plan on arming your home with the $179.99 Ring bundle, make sure that extra expense doesn’t put you over the edge.
Best Black Friday Ring doorbell deals, 2018
Last year, shoppers could not only find significant savings on the Ring doorbell, but also score a bonus gift at select retailers. Check out the standout deals below:
- Amazon marked the Ring Video Doorbell 2 down to $139 (a $60 discount) and included a free Echo Dot speaker with purchase.
- Best Buy sold the Ring Video Doorbell Pro bundled with the Chime Pro for $179.99 ($120 off) and threw in a free Amazon Echo Dot with purchase (a $49.99 value).
- At Kohl’s, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 was on sale for $139.99 and came with $30 in Kohl’s Cash.