Summary List PlacementAmazon Prime Day might still be fresh in your memory, but Black Friday is fast approaching. Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) are the best days of the year to shop for TVs, kitchen appliances, smart home devices, and fashion, and Amazon is one of the most convenient places to shop, especially for Prime subscribers.
This year is shaping up to be no different. Although Black Friday officially starts the day after Thanksgiving, Amazon has been offering deals since November 20.
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Shoppers can expect thousands of deals to crop up in the weeks leading up to and following Black Friday 2020, and they include Amazon’s collection of devices, like Ring security cameras, Fire TVs, Kindle ebook readers, Amazon Echo speakers, and eero routers.
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BOV900BSS Smart Oven (medium, Preferred: Amazon)When does Amazon’s Black Friday sale start?
Black Friday is an annual sales event that traditionally happens at the end of November, after Thanksgiving, and it’s followed closely by Cyber Monday. This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday land on November 27 and November 30, respectively.
Amazon will officially kick off its Black Friday deals on November 20, with discounts on tons of products including Amazon-branded goods, Echo devices, Ring smart home devices, and more. Just like during Prime Day, Amazon is highlighting several small businesses during its Small Business Holiday Deals sale, with up to 20% off select products.
What should I buy from Amazon’s Black Friday deals?
Amazon is the everything store — which means if something is on your shopping list, it will likely see a discount during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
We’ll likely see huge discounts on Amazon’s in-house brands, Fire devices, Kindles, and Echo smart home gadgetry that matches what we saw during Prime Day. Plus, we expect to see several of Amazon’s services dramatic markdowns like we saw on Prime Day, tweaked slightly.
Consider Amazon Music Unlimited: On Prime Day, Amazon offered 4 months of its premium tier for $1, while for Black Friday, the offer is 3 free months.
On top of that, the sale will likely encompass every product category Amazon offers, which is to say, everything. Tech, beauty, home and kitchen, fashion, and smart home are some of the categories to be on the lookout for.
Last year, we saw discounts of up to 50% on streaming sticks, voice assistants, headphones, and more.
There are two deal types you should be aware of during Black Friday: daily deals and Lightning deals. The former are one-day offers, usually grouped by brand or category, and change at the end of the day. The latter are limited-time offers, often less than 24 hours, released throughout the day.
Each is limited by stock. So, it’s not unwise to reorganize your shopping behavior; create the order first and agonize about the purchase afterward (you can always cancel the order before it ships without any penalty.)
How we’re selecting the best Amazon Black Friday deals
We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we’ve either used ourselves or researched carefully.
We will compare the prices against other retailers like Target and Best Buy and only included the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.
Do I need to be a Prime member to shop Black Friday at Amazon?
Unlike Prime Day, which required a Prime subscription, Amazon’s Black Friday sale is open to everyone.
However, shopping on Amazon costs more and takes longer without a Prime membership. That said, if you’re like most Americans and plan to do most of your holiday shopping during Black Friday, we strongly suggest you become a Prime member.
A Prime membership costs $13 per month, or $119 for a full year, which may seem steep, but it’s still completely worth it. Of course, you could sign up for a 30-day trial, or just pay for a month-long membership. (You’re in the window where you can start now, shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and not have to pay for the subscription.) Amazon also offers discounted Prime memberships for a few select groups.
No matter how you spin it, subscribing to Prime is the best way to make the most out of Amazon during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Can I order online and pick up in a store?
Unlike Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, Amazon shoppers are unable to shop at a store.
However, Amazon offers a few ways to ship your orders in addition to the standard two-day shipping, including free same-day shipping (which may be hard to come by during Black Friday), Amazon Day scheduled deliveries, and Amazon Hub Locker pickup, which offers a self-service delivery location, or locker, to pick up and return your orders.
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