Black Friday is one of two days when consumers can catch amazing deals, Cyber Monday being the other. Black Friday 2015 falls on Nov. 27 and Cyber Monday 2015 takes place the Monday after, on Nov. 30. These dates mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping period when consumers go and find the biggest deals and discounts offered on various products.
This year, some of the stores that will have participating Black Friday and Cyber Monday major deals are Amazon and Best Buy (doors will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday). For sports equipment enthusiasts, Dick’s Sporting Goods stores will open 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 5 a.m. Black Friday. GAP is offering great apparel promotions while J.C. Penney is offering over 50,000 Cyber Monday online deals, and if shoppers get inside the store early Thanksgiving Day, they could get in-store and online coupons for $500-, $100-, or $10-off savings. J.C. Penney is open 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Kohls, Macy’s (doorbuster deals start 6 p.m.), Nordstrom, Target (doors open 6 p.m. Thursday), Toys “R” Us (doorbusters start 5 p.m. Thursday), and Walmart (doors open 6 p.m. Thursday) will also be participating in Cyber Monday sales. Shoppers can click on the store of their choice to find out what are being offered.
For instance, Walmart has promised 10 brand new online specials every day, which began Nov. 6, for the duration of the Christmas shopping season. It offers “Cyber Monday-like prices” such as $94 for a kiddie ride-on Mercedes car, which is regularly priced at $200, and $99 for a 24-inch RCA HDTV with a $180 regular price tag.
Canon camera lovers are also in for a great treat on cameras, accessories, and other Canon products. A refurbished EOS 7D Mark II EF-S 18-135-millimeter IS STM Lens kit goes for a Cyber Monday price of $1,249 (regularly priced at $1,719.20). A Faxphone L190 Multi-function Laser Fax Machine goes for $161.40 (normally $269).
There are also some overwhelming Black Friday discounts for those who want to shop earlier. It’s raining Microsoft Black Friday deals with 12 holiday bundles for the Xbox One alone. Each bundle is reduced by $50 for Black Friday, so it is highly possible to pick up “The Lego Movie Game” for just $299.
For video gaming fans, GameSpot and Toys “R” Us are offering online Black Friday grand deals on selected bundles and pre-owned games for as low as $9.99 down to $6.99 and two-for-$25 deals on select Wii U and Nintendo DS games, PS4 Uncharted bundles, and new Xbox One bundles.
MacRumors has also posted some iPad and iPad Air deals for Target’s Black Friday with a free gift card of varying denominations depending on the total value of the purchase. Customers can get a $150-worth Target gift card when a customer buys any iPad Air for a total purchase of $499. But that’s just for Target. There are many other stores participating in the Black Friday MacRumor deals, like Best Buy, Sam’s Club, and Staples.
Whether a shopper buys on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, there is no lack of deals in multitudes of participating stores. There is much in store for the bargain sniffer willing to browse through products or even for one who goes for the direct approach to buy a planned piece. But the wise shopper does not forget to buy Clearance, Special Buys, Rollbacks, and Value Bundles for more savings.