November is a great month. The weather in Phoenix is finally cooling down, Thanksgiving dinner and great times with family are almost here, and we kick off the holiday shopping season with big savings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Each year, retailers see a huge rise in shopping and sales for the weekend after Thanksgiving. And it keeps getting even bigger. As usual, we'll be bringing you the best ads and deals before the big day.
You won't have to wait too long for the deals to start rolling in, however. Several companies are turning the entire month of November into one Black Friday sale. Keep reading to find out what companies are doing this year and some deals you can get today. Trust us, you don't want to miss these.
Amazon is always running daily deals on its site, but this year it's officially started Black Friday early. It's posted an entire Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week section of the site with new daily deals through Black Friday and beyond.
The deals cover just about every department, from electronics and clothing to entertainment and home decoration. You'll want to check back daily for the latest items. Oh, and Amazon Prime members get first crack at the savings.
Best Buy hasn't posted its official Black Friday deals yet, but we do know it's promising free shipping on every product through December 24, 2016. It has several big deals that are already running.
- Free $250 Best Buy gift card when you buy two or more major appliances totaling $2,500 or more.
- Save up to 50 percent off major appliances, like this KitchenAid Microwave (Regular price, $600/ Sale price, $300).
- Save $75 on all 128GB iPad models.
- Save up to $400 on select TVs and home theater equipment.
- Free $100 Best Buy gift card when you buy any iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with monthly installment plan or lease agreement for Sprint.
If you're looking for new appliances this season, Home Depot is already offering substantial discounts. You can save $200 on Milwaukee power tools and up to 30 percent on lighting. There are also overstock deals that come and go, but you have to act quickly.
This Lifesmart 7-person hot tub, for example, is on sale for $2,999. That's a savings of $2,000 since it's typically priced at $4,999!
Home Depot also offers one-day online only sales that are valid while supplies last. You can shop the daily deals by clicking here. These deals also include free shipping.
Toys "R" Us
This retail giant is kicking things off early with its Ginormous Cyber Sale, which is already running. Here are some of the featured deals you'll find.
- LEGO Minecraft The Dungeon, $17
- LEGO City Ferry, $23
- Halo 6 inch Action Figure - Elite Zealot, $14
- KidTrax Disney Pixar Cars 2 RS 500 6 Volt Quad Powered Ride On, $68
- Wii U Pro Controller, $44
- Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50 X Stereo Gaming Headset, $32
The Ginormous Cyber Sale includes free shipping with an order of $19 or more, and you can get an extra $10 off any order of $100 or more with the promo code 10DOLLARS.
It's no big surprise that Walmart is one of the first retailers to get the ball rolling for Black Friday. You don't have to wait another day to take advantage of the early deals it's offering.
Here are some of the highlights:
- VIZIO 38″ 5.1-Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Rear Satellite: $198 (save $50)
- Roku 3 Streaming Player: $78 (save $18)
- Samsung UN65J6200 – 65 inch Full HD 1080p 120hz Smart LED HDTV + Hookup Kit: $999 (save $2,000)
- SAMSUNG 55″ 6500 Series – Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – 21600p, 120MR: $697 (save $803)
- VIZIO D55n-E2 55″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV: $378 (save $120)
- LG 55UH6030 55″ 4K Ultra HD 2160p 60Hz Smart LED HDTV: $699 (save $51)
- Acer Aspire E5-575-72L3 15.6″ Laptop, Windows 10 Home, Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core Processor, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive: $449 (save $250)
- Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming Edition Gray 15.6″ 7559 Laptop PC with Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor, 16GB Memory, touch screen, 128GB Solid State Drive and Windows 10 Home: $1,049 (save $250)
- Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 On-Ear Headphones: $145 (save $55)
- Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Earbud Headphones: $69 (save $31)
- Apple iPad mini 2 32GB Wi-Fi: $269 (save $50)
- Dyson Light Ball Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum: $249 (save $140)
- Xbox One S 500GB Console and Your Choice of Wireless Controller: $299-$428 (save up to $60)
- RC Quadcopter Scout Drone 2.4GHz 6-Axis Remote Control Video/Photo Camera: $55 (save $95)
- iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot: $375 (save $125)
- Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition: $40… if you can catch it in stock
We'll be covering more Black Friday deals as they're announced, so be sure to sign up for Kim's newsletters. Kim will also be sharing items you shouldn't buy on Black Friday this week for her USA Today column.