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insta_photos/iStockphoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto Black Friday 2021 is less than a month away. Of course, it’s never too early to start preparing — especially since many retailers are getting a head start on the year’s biggest sale holiday this year.
Read on for what we know about Black Friday 2021 so far, and everything you can do now to make sure you’re ready when prices drop.
This year, Black Friday falls on Nov. 26, 2021.
Black Friday is traditionally the day after Thanksgiving and marks the official start of the holiday shopping season. Of course, over the years, Black Friday deals have become available prior to the actual event, with many retailers opening for doorbuster savings on Thanksgiving evening.
Online deals, however, often go live sooner than Black Friday too. You can expect to start seeing major price drops on the most coveted items at top retailers starting the Monday before Black Friday, Nov. 22, and continuing through Cyber Monday on Nov. 29. This year, especially, many retailers have started sales extra early — in some cases right now — in anticipation of shipping delays due to ongoing supply chain issues.
Most retailers haven’t officially announced specific deals, but last year we saw savings that ran the gamut from electronics and major appliances to small household items — any of which would make for the perfect gift for at least one person on your holiday list.
We expect similar products to be on sale this year. Look out for deals at major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and more, along with sales at smaller brands and businesses looking to get on your radar. There will likely be a few discounts on Apple products; smart TVs; gaming and toys; smart home products, including home security and smart lights; vacuums, including Dyson and Roomba; air fryers and other kitchen essentials; and apparel from top brands and retailers like Nordstrom, Adidas and more — to name just a few categories.
It can’t hurt to bookmark the sites of your favorite retailers and check back often to see if new promos have gone live. It’s also the right time to sign up for brand newsletters, since they’re often the most direct way to find out when sales start and gain access to special subscriber promos.
And be sure to follow CNN Underscored on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and check the site regularly. On Black Friday (and every other day of the year) we’ll be highlighting the best deals around the clock that you won’t want to miss.
And as previously mentioned, there are quite a few Black Friday deals that are available now. Other retailers are likely to follow suit with more early deals, but for now, take a look at a few of our favorite buys from these select major retailers:
Amazon is posting new deals on new brands and products every day, all month long on its Epic Daily Deals page. Here’s a selection of our favorite products that we’re already seeing at lower prices.
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Target has already released a slew of Black Friday deals, with more sale items launching each week at the best planned price of the season. And thanks to Target’s enhanced Holiday Price Match Guarantee, customers can price match items that happen to go lower than the Holiday Best at Target through Dec. 24.
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All the Black Friday sales that are already live
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