Black Friday Deals 2018

Black Friday. For some it brings excitement and butterflies. For others it brings feelings of anxiousness and stress. It's the opportunity to save a LOT of money, but spend a lot of money too. For this very reason, this page was built with YOU in mind. We want you to feel empowered and ready. We want to help you rake in the savings, yet be smart about your spending. We want to help you utilize your time and resources, yet not sacrifice time spent with loved ones.

Use the navigation above to quickly jump to sections to help you get ready. You can be the Queen (or King) of Black Friday. Consider this page to be your training ground and the Fabulessly Frugal deals page to be your number one time and sanity saving resource.

3 Things to Know About Black Friday

1. Know When to Shop

The first thing you should know when planning your Black Friday adventures is that it's so much more than just Black Friday! Retailers are starting earlier and earlier, because they want your business! In fact, Amazon is promoting Shop Early Black Friday Deals! You can count on the sizzling sales to being the weekend before Thanksgiving and Black Friday. JCPenney and Kohl's Black Friday deals will drop as early as 12:01 CT Sunday and Monday respectively. Then plan on staying up late Wednesday evening as retailers flip the switch and make their Black Friday deals and (many) doorbusters available online! Note that doorbusters online sell out in SECONDS! In-store deals start Thanksgiving day as early as 2pm then again early on Black Friday. Check out our Black Friday Store Guides for specific times.

2. Decide Where to Shop

With so many flashy ads and loud commercials, the retailers are trying hard to get your attention. For some, it can feel overwhelming. Don't fret! With a little time and the right tools, you can easily determine where to get the most bang for your buck. Let's start with an awesome tool... our comprehensive Black Friday ADS Comparison spreadsheet. Use it to price compare who is selling what, and for how much! Remember that you don't have to spend time, gas and camp out in front of stores to get the best deal... we'll help you prepare and plan your Black Friday shopping strategy more below.

3. Online Shopping vs In-Store Shopping

Waiting in line for hours on end to get the best Black Friday deals is not the only way to save big bucks this holiday season. In fact, we simply don't recommend it! Unless you're saving an additional 20% or more by standing in line shopping to get an in store doorbuster, then consider that it may NOT be worth the savings! PLUS since the majority of retailers release all their Black Friday deals (and in most cases, doorbusters) at midnight (varies by time zone) you can stay up late and try to score those deals online first. You might not even have to go to the store! Check out our Black Friday Store Guides to research your favorite stores.

Black Friday Store Guides

Wondering when the online deals for your fave store go live? Look below! Need to know when the stores open (local time)? Yep, we've got that too. Plus a few thoughts and advice about each store. Want to see more deals? Click on AD SCAN to view the ad. Click on DEALS to see which deals we are posting for each store!

AD Leak Date :Thursday, November 23
Online Deals Go Live :Wed, Nov 1, 3:00am MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 1, 3:00am - Nov 27, 2:59am
Amazon's Countdown to Black Friday is ON! The Deals of the Day are hot and we only expect them to get hotter through Thanksgiving day and Black Friday. On November 1, Amazon launched their Countdown to Black Friday page that is full of deals that they consider "Black Friday worth". You can see our favorite...
AD Leak Date :Thursday, November 1
Online Deals Go Live :Mon, Nov 19, 11:01am MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 22, 5:00pm - Nov 23, 10:00pm
Kohl's Black Friday week deals are always stellar. This is is because their sale prices, although the same as everyone else, can stack with more than one promo! You'll have a 15% off coupon code that, once stacked with Kohl's Cash (and in some cases a rebate), you'll get some SOLID net pricing! Note...
AD Leak Date :Thursday, November 8
Online Deals Go Live :Wed, Nov 21, 6:00pm MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 22, 6:00pm - Nov 24, 12:00am
The Walmart Black Friday 2018 Ad has landed and we're super excited about the deals! Walmart has a reputation for their killer electronics deals, along with big discounts in the toy, and apparel departments. Although they don't offer their Doorbusters online, they will let online customers shop early,...
AD Leak Date :Thursday, November 8
Online Deals Go Live :Thu, Nov 22, 12:00am MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 22, 5:00pm - 1:00am thru
Nov 23, 8:00am - 10:00pm
The Best Buy Black Friday Ad has been released! If you are looking for great Black Friday Electronics deals, Best Buy is the place to go! They have great Black Friday deals on TVs, laptops, kitchen appliances, and lots more! If you're shopping Best Buy Black Friday online, some of the deals are live...
AD Leak Date :Thursday, November 1
Online Deals Go Live :Thu, Nov 22, 12:00am MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 22, 2:00pm - 11:59pm thru
Nov 24, 12:00am - 10:00pm
Good news! Many of the JCPenney Black Friday deals will be available online as early as Nov 18th! They usually have their "Black Friday Prices Now" sale (featuring PJ's, towels, cookware, accessories...) the weekend before Thanksgiving. We will let you know for sure as soon as we know! JCPenney's "official"...
AD Leak Date :Thursday, November 1
Online Deals Go Live :Fri, Nov 23, 1:00am MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 23, 5:00pm - 11:45pm thru
Nov 24, 7:00am - 10:00pm
If you are a REDcard holder, not only will you save an extra 5%, you will have early access to more than 100 Black Friday deals on 11/21; exclusively on Target.com! Everyone else will be able to start shopping Target Black Friday deals online sometime in the early morning hours on Thanksgiving... Target...
AD Leak Date :Monday, November 5
Online Deals Go Live :Thu, Nov 22, 12:00am MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 22, 5:00pm - 2:00am thru
Nov 24, 6:00am - 9:00pm
Macy's offers so many amazing Black Friday deals!  This is the place for fashion and quality home products, at sale prices. They offer lots of mail-in rebates to go along with their sale, which usually equals super-cheap small appliances! Speaking of mail-in rebates, Macy's has a HUGE list of in-store...
AD Leak Date :Saturday, November 3
Online Deals Go Live :Wed, Nov 21, 12:00am MST
In-Store Hours :Nov 22, 3:00pm - Nov 23, 10:00pm
At Old Navy, it shouldn't be called Black Friday. It should be called Black Friday Week, because they offer hot deals all week long! Starting Thursday, November 15th through Tuesday, November 20th, score 40% off your entire purchase in-store and online! If you are an Old Navy cardholder, the deals are...
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Online Deals Go Live :Thu, Nov 22, 12:01am MST
In-Store Hours :Wed, Nov 22, 8:00am
Office Depot Office Max's Black Friday ad features huge savings on electronics! Also, Office Depot Office Max is offering early access for online shoppers, starting at 12:01am Thursday, November 22nd. You can have your order shipped to you, or pick it up in the store when they open at 8am. If you are...

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Deal Alerts: Don't Miss Out Another Deal

Want to enjoy LIFE rather than be stuck at the computer scouring the internet for the best deals? If you answered YES, then I am your new best friend. RIght now you can sign up to receive INSTANT alerts notifying you about the VERY BEST deals! Go on and live your life, then we'll text you or send you a private message right on facebook with a link to a deal we think is HOT! Go here for all the details: https://fabulesslyfrugal.com/alerts/

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This is crazy easy my friends! Simply click on THIS LINK and select "Get Started"! An automated bot will ask you questions and help you select which deals you want to get notifications for. Simply answer the questions and then you're signed up! EASY! Learn More..
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Sign up for our Black Friday and Holiday emails to receive a daily email during Black Friday and any other Holiday promotions as they come up... Learn More..
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Depending on which deals you'd like, text one of these options to the number 40404. "Follow FABTOYDEALS" (toys), "Follow FFHOMEDEALS" (home/kitchen/electronics), "Follow FABFRUGDEALS" (all the best deals). Learn More..
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Planning Your Black Friday Strategy

What kind of shopper are you? Do you wait in lines for days to get a good deal, or do you usually only shop when the deals get good? Whatever type of shopper you affiliate yourself with, we have a full checklist of what you should do to prepare for the premier shopping season. Don't worry, you don't have to be an aggressive shopper to take advantage of great deals. Let's show you how!

The Aggressive Shopper

Nothing more needs to be said, right? You love great deals, and you'll shop your way to the top. With that said, aggressive shoppers definitely need a game plan for the big day. If you're prepared, you'll feel a lot less stress and anxiety when the deals go live.

Do your homework. If you watch TV, take note of any Black Friday ads you see instead of skipping commercials. Check the social media accounts of your favorite stores for deals you can use. Utilize our Black Friday comparison guide to see who has the best prices on the items you need!

Add everything you want to your cart beforehand, if you are shopping online. You would be surprised how online inventories deplete themselves in a matter of hours. With this method, you can beat everyone to the punch before the game even begins.

Work with a team. Coordinate with other Black Friday lovers and assign 1-3 people to a specific store to get specific items. Doorbusters generally have a limit of 1 item per person, so you'll need as many people as there are doorbuster items desired.

  •  Sign up for our instant HOT DEAL alerts.
  •  Start shopping pre-Black Friday sales
  •  Stay up late Sunday night to get all the best Kohl's Black Friday deals and earn Kohl's cash to spend Cyber Monday week.
  •  Stay up late the night before Thanksgiving to get online doorbuster deals as they go live at 12:00, 1:00, and 3:00 am (see our store guide for specific times/time zones).
  •  Use multiple computers to be logged into each online store (for example, Target, Amazon, and Macy's).
  •  Choose several stores that have different doorbuster times and grab deals in-store.
  •  While you are waiting in line, peruse FabulesslyFrugal.com/deals on your mobile device and shop online for additional Black Friday deals
  •  Shop at your local small businesses on Saturday
  •  Shop online on Cyber Monday
  •  Spend Kohl's cash on final items on your shopping list, Nov 26 - Dec 6
  •  Use Kohl's cash you earned during Black Friday week on final items on your shopping list, Nov 26 - Dec 6
  •  Submit rebates

The Moderate Shopper

If you don't want to run around stores like a maniac and still get a good deal, then you will probably fall somewhere in this category. You can still get down and dirty without all of the fuss.

Like the Black Friday fanatic, you should do your homework. Utilize our Black Friday comparison guide to see who has the best prices on the items you want so you spend your time in the right places.

You value your time, so you shop online first. You might not stay up until midnight to start online shopping, but you will start early. Before the sales go live, put your must haves in your cart. Make sure you know your login passwords so you aren't scurrying to login when the online sales begin. Once you've caught your online deals, pick one brick and mortar store to go to, only if you can't find the items online.

  •  Sign up for our instant HOT DEAL alerts.
  •  Shop the early Black Friday sales (namely Kohl's)
  •  Thanksgiving morning checkout the online doorbuster deals.
  •  Wake up early on Thanksgiving Day to get online Black Friday deals (Amazon/Kohl's)
  •  Choose one retail store to get specific doorbuster deals on Black Friday, if needed
  •  Rest on Saturday/Sunday
  •  Shop online on Cyber Monday
  •  Use Kohl's cash you earned during Black Friday week on final items on your shopping list, Nov 26 - Dec 6
  •  Submit rebates

The Chill Shopper

Have better things to do than worry about Black Friday shopping? That's perfectly fine, but you can get some great deals too. Shop online Thanksgiving morning while your turkey is cooking. Then enjoy the rest of the day with your family. There are a lot of high-value items on sale with your favorite merchants. Enjoy the fun and weekend with family and then on Monday, get back online with FabulesslyFrugal.com and let us do the work. We find all the best deals for you. You just buy what you want and need!

  •  Wake up early on Thanksgiving Day to get online Black Friday deals
  •  Shop online on Cyber Monday

Black Friday Price Comparison

With so many Black Friday Ads floating around, it can sometimes be overwhelming to know where to go to get the best deal. Black Friday is traditionally the best time to buy TV's, computers, and electronics. You are in luck my friends, because we have a comprehensive Black Friday comparison spreadsheet just for you! Rather than view by store, you can view by category. See who has the best price on the Xbox One S or the iPad you're dying to get. Just scroll through the list and price compare! (TIP: Use "CTRL F" and type in a keyword (aka: iPad) to quickly find what you're looking for on this spreadsheet.

Q&A

Q: Do I have to go in-store to get the best deals?
A: Not Necessarily! Standing in line late at night or early in the morning is not always the best way to get the best deals. In fact, we don't recommend it! With retailers wanting to capture more sales, they are putting many of their deals (if not all) online! The majority of them start their online sales (and even doorbusters) at 12:01 am on Thanksgiving day. Other stores, like Best Buy, Kohl's, and JCPenney, are releasing all or some of their deals as early as 10 days before Black Friday! Other stores, like Wal-Mart for example, decrease their online inventory to put them in-store for Black Friday doorbusters. We know for certain that Walmart Doorbusters will NOT be available online. Other stores are unclear, and Kohl's is clear that they WILL be available online. Check our store guides to see when their best deals go live.
Q: I can't find the item I'm looking for online at my favorite retailer, does that mean it's available in-store only?
A: If you're searching before the deals go live, then it very well is a specialty item and you won't be able to find it until the deals drop. If it's Black Friday and you can't find the item online, then it is available in store only. In recent years, stores have been offering more and more of their doorbusters online as well as in-store. To date, Walmart is the only retailer that is NOT offering doorbusters online.
Q: Is Black Friday the best time to buy TV's?
A: According to Consumer Reports, in 2016 the average price on Cyber Monday for a TV was $329 lower than the peak price in 2016 and $45 lower than for Black Friday. So if you miss the TV deal you were hoping for, hold tight.... Cyber Monday just might redeem you!
Q: Should I go shopping alone?
A: Yes and no. Leave your kids and husband at home, but bring your friends. Create a strategy together so you can split up and find the best deals in-store. Divide and conquer!
Q: If I miss Black Friday, can I still get good deals?
A: Yes! It's not only about Black Friday anymore. In fact, the deals get hot BEFORE Black Friday! Many retailers offer their Black Friday prices through Saturday night and then on Sunday, if not Monday, the Cyber Monday deals begin. Then we'll have about 7-10 days of quiet... and then the deals will rise up again as we get closer and closer to Christmas. Although to save the most on electronics, your best bet is Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
Q: Are there any other ways I can beat the competition of Black Friday?
A: Yes! Start early! Pre-Black Friday deals start as early as 2 weeks prior (Best Buy) and others begin on the Monday before Thanksgiving (namely Kohl's).. These deals usually go fast, so start planning now!

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Black Friday News

Best Buy Black Friday Ad 2018 + My Top Picks! Some Deals Are Live Now!

The Best Buy 2018 Black Friday deals are hot! If you’re looking for electronics deals, you’ll want to check...
Nov 8, 2018 | 0

Walmart Black Friday Ad 2018 + My Top Picks!

Walmart Black Friday deals are stellar this year! As always, Walmart has some killer Black Friday Electronics deals,...
Nov 8, 2018 | 0

Macy’s Black Friday Ad 2018 + My Top Picks!

Macy’s is a great place to shop online and in-store for Black Friday deals! They offer dozens of mail-in rebates...
Nov 5, 2018 | 1

JCPenney Black Friday Ad 2018 + My Top Picks!

The JCPenney Black Friday Ad Scan has been leaked! JCPenney is one of my top 3 stores to shop at for Black Friday!...
Nov 2, 2018 | 0

Target’s Black Friday Ad 2018 + My Top Picks!

Target’s Black Friday deals are going to be HOT this year! Not only do they have great door busters and Black...
Nov 2, 2018 | 0

Kohl’s Black Friday Ad 2018 + My Top Picks!

Kohl’s is one of my favorite places to shop online for Black Friday deals! Did you know that Kohl’s Black...
Nov 1, 2018 | 1
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