Black Friday 2016: Pre-Black Friday deals, upcoming shopping events from Walmart, Target, Best Buy


It’s only a few weeks until Black Friday, the annual shopping event which takes place the day after Thanksgiving. On this day, hordes of shoppers head over to top store locations all over the United States to get the best deals on tech items, toys, apparel, and the like, but some retailers have started releasing their plans ahead of the Nov. 25 shopping extravaganza, as well as a sneak peek at discounted products.

Walmart is already offering a wide range of items at low prices, while Best Buy has named its Top Tech products of 2016. As for Target, the company released its Holiday 2016 plans, which include its very popular 10 Days of Deals and free shipping throughout the Christmas season, including this year’s Black Friday sales event.

Here are some of the pre-Black Friday deals from Walmart:

 Apple iPad Mini 2 with Wi-Fi (from $315.62 to $219.99)
This powerful device has a 7.9-inch Retina display, 32 GB of internal memory, iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, and is available in Space Gray and Silver.

PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB “Uncharted 4” Bundle ($299.00)
This bundle is a steal as other retailers offer the same at $370. The bundle includes the new slim 500 GB PS4 system, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, and a copy of “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.”

RCA Galileo Pro Tablet (from $179.99 to $98.00)
Those who are looking for an affordable tablet with decent specs might want to check out this 11.5-inch device which comes with 32 GB of memory and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The RCA Galileo Pro comes in Blue, Charcoal, Pink, and Purple.

Meanwhile, here are some of the discounts that buyers can get from Target:

Starting mid-November, guests will save $10 off a $50 purchase on a different product category each week, including grocery, home, apparel, accessories, trim, and toys.
Free shipping on all online orders from Oct. 25 to Jan. 1, 2017.
Target digital savings app Cartwheel will offer customers 50 percent off one toy per day from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, and 10 percent off Target Gift Cards on Dec. 4.

Best Buy has also announced some shopping events ahead of Black Friday. These includes:

Deals on the Top Tech products on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Free shipping for any product on starting Oct. 25 and this offer is valid for almost two full months, including the Black Friday event.