Black Friday is becoming a distant memory, but electronics deals certainly aren’t. In fact, Super Bowl season is one of the best times of the year to buy a TV because so many retailers offer discounts.
Sales reach their pinnacle in the two weeks preceding the Super Bowl, according to Pete Putman, a television industry watcher and former education director for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. It’s not uncommon to save 20-25% off regular prices.
Before you gravitate toward the biggest screen at the lowest price, Putman recommends checking that you have enough space at your home for your new purchase. Depending on the upgrade, you may need to invest in a new TV stand, too.
If you’ve waited until now to buy a new TV, you’re in a good position. We found eight big-screen sales on a variety of brands and sizes to help you gear up for a viewing party ahead of the Super Bowl on Feb. 4.
Amazon. Through Feb. 3, shoppers will save on a variety of TVs, including a 49-inch Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart LED model for $898 and a 75-inch Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart LED model for $1,998.
B&H Photo Video Pro Audio. Shoppers will find discounts on hundreds of items, including TVs from Samsung, Sony and Vizio. Plus, get a free Google Home with purchase of some TVs.
Best Buy. You can save up to 30% on select 4K TVs.
BJ’s Wholesale Club. Shoppers will get a $100 Google Play gift card with purchase of one 75-inch Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart LED model.
Costco. The deals include a 43-inch TCL 4K Ultra HD Roku LED LCD TV for $299.99. Go online to see when each deal ends, as timing varies by model.
Kmart. From Jan. 28 through Super Bowl Sunday, a selection of models will be marked down, including a Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra HDTV for $499.99 and a 32-inch Polaroid 720P LED HDTV for $149.99.
Newegg. Shoppers will get discounts on select Samsung and LG TVs. From Jan. 26 through Feb. 3, receive additional EggPoints through the Newegg rewards program with the purchase of certain TVs.
Target. Through Jan. 28, all LG TVs are on sale, including a 65-inch 4K Ultra HD model for $799 and a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD model for $499. From Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, all Samsung UHD TVs will be 10% off using the Cartwheel savings feature in the Target app.
Go online and check with each retailer for full details and to browse deals. If you wait to buy until the last minute, consider purchasing a TV online and picking it up at the store to avoid possible shipping delays; you don’t want the game to come and go without your new TV.