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Black Friday Madness: These Are the In-Store Deals You Need to Know About

Because some people still love the thrill of a sweet real live sale.


Personally we’re all about the tradition of doing our online Black Friday shopping from the couch, ideally while wearing our comfy pants and sipping a fall cocktail for sustenance. But if you prefer to get out and about, here’s a roundup of deals you can score at the stores themselves.


What to know: Black Friday in-store shopping starts at 6 p.m. local time on Thursday, Nov. 28. The big-box behemoth is trying to make things easier for shoppers by having a live store map available on the Walmart app and color coding certain areas using signs, balloons and workers’ vests. Roving check-out staff members will also be able to help customers pay for items without standing in line.

Here’s a round-up of some of the sweetest savings:

  • Apple  AirPods with charging case ($129, save $15)

  • Onn 40-inch 1080p Roku Smart TV, exclusively at Walmart ($98, special buy)

  • Samsung 16GB Chromebook 3 ($99, save $60)

  • Philips 65-inch Class 4K Android Smart TV ($278, special buy)

  • Instant Pot 6-Quart Duo ($49, save $30)

  • iRobot 670 Wi-Fi Vacuum ($197, save $47)

  • 1,100 Thread-Count Sheet Set ($24, special buy)

  • Disney Frozen 2 Fold & Go Arendelle Castle, exclusively at Walmart ($40, special buy)

  • Hover-1 All-Star Hoverboard ($89, save $59)

  • LEGO Classic or Duplo Creative Box ($20, special buy)

  • Kids’ 2-Piece Pajamas, $4.75 each

  • Memory Foam Fashion Boots ($12, save up to $13)

  • Up to $700 in Walmart eGift Cards on certain smartphones ($450 gift card for activation, $250 for trade-in)


What to know: Lowe’s will be closed on Thanksgiving, check your local store for Black Friday hours—some open as early as 6 a.m. The focus here is appliances and power tools; many deals start November 6 and end December 5, here are a few standouts:

  • Up to 40 percent off appliance special values; for example, this Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator was $1299, now it’s $849 (or 34 percent off).

  • Shoppers can get a $600 Lowe’s Gift Card via rebate when they buy two or more select major appliances for $396 or more.

  • Select “Buy One, Get One” deals across Dewalt, Kobalt, Bosch and Craftsman. For example, buy a Dewalt 20-Volt Max lithium ion cordless power tool combo kit, and get a 20-Volt MAX cordless bare power tool or battery free.

  • 25 percent off artificial trees between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4, 2019.


What to know: Most stores will be open at 6am on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday; note that some locations in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island will open at midnight on Black Friday.

Toy and game deals:

  • 50 percent off Disney Frozen, Spiderman and Avengers toys

  • $14.99 Imagine That! Little Chef Kitchen or Little Builder Workbench

  • Up to 30 percent off off bikes and scooters

  • 50 percent off adult & strategy games

Home and gift deals:

  • $29.99 6-foot Canadian Hemlock Tree; 40 percent off all other trees

  • $2.79 Cannon fleece throws

  • $24.99 15-pound Sedona House Weighted Blanket

  • $22.99 Oster 10-Speed Blenders

  • 50 percent off seasonal food gift items

  • All pet beds on sale

Clothing and accessory deals:

  • 50 percent off sleepwear, women’s handbags and mini bags

  • $9.99 women’s reversible fleece

  • $12.99 women’s fashion boots

  • $14.99 Women’s Me Jane Puffer Coats

  • 40 percent off men’s cold-weather accessories

  • $8 men’s Joe Boxer sleep pants

  • Up to 60 percent off winter clothing for the family

  • $9.99 kids’ puffer jackets

  • 50 percent off team clothing and accessories

  • $1 shoe deals

  • $10 St. Jude Bracelets

  • 80 percent off 10K & 14K gold jewelry


What to know: Some deals start today, with others being released throughout the month. Black Friday in-person Doorbusters start when stores open on Thanksgiving Day, and run through 1 pm.

  • Shoppers on Friday, Nov. 1 only will earn $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent. Friday November 1 through Sunday November 3 is the pre-Black Friday event with two additional days of savings on more than 100 Black Friday deals in stores and online. There will be deals added daily, as well as a special 20% off offer and the ability to earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent on all purchases.

  • Black Friday Deals will take place Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29. Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, Kohl’s customers will find thousands of incredible deals all week long leading up to Black Friday and receive $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent in stores and online at the entire week.


What to know: Deals are offered in stores or online at and go live at midnight on Thursday, November 28. Here’s what Microsoft has released so far:

  • Save up to $500 on select models of the Surface Book 2.

  • Save up to $330 on Surface Pro 7 + Type Cover bundle

  • Save up to $300 on Surface Laptop 3.

  • The new Surface Go will start at $299.

  • Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition will be 50 percent off.

  • Save up to $20 on select Xbox One controllers

  • Save up to $200 on the Samsung Note10 and S10 phones

The full list of Microsoft’s Black Friday deals can be found on the Windows Blog and Xbox Wire, with more deals shared in the coming weeks and a full line-up of Xbox Black Friday deals released on November 14.


What to know: Costco stores are closed on Thanksgiving, and most open at 9am local time on Black Friday. Best Black Friday has helpfully scanned the entire 2019 Costco Holiday Savings Ad, which has details for sales and markdowns from November 7 through December 2. Check it carefully, since some deals are online only, and many only run through specific time periods while supplies last. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers are just a few of the categories with serious discounts.

The circular feels as giant as one of the store’s warehouses, and below is just a small sampling of deals we spotted:

  • Many of Samsung’s standout smartphones are on sale, either through Verizon, AT&T or Sprint—note that the savings on AT&T and Sprint will come back to you as a Costco gift card. Models include the s10, s10+ and Note10+.

  • Starting in stores on November 29, the Samsung Galaxy Active 2 smartwatch will be $239 ($50)—the deal starts online on November 28.

  • There are several Xbox One X bundle deals, including one with the LucidSound headset (savings of $130)  and another with the second controller (savings of $100).

  • Top-quality LG OLED televisions are also on sale, with some discounts starting as early as November 18.


What to know: Macy’s full list isn’t up yet (check here for updates), but the store promises that Black Friday will begin in-store and online on November 27. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect.

  • $69.99 Instant Pot 6-quart Duo Nova (regularly $124.99)

  • $50 off Fitbit Versa 2 (regularly $199.95)

  • 50 percent off FAO Schwarz toys

  • 20 percent off PAW Patrol, Lego and Fisher-Price toys

  • $29.99 1200-thread AQ Textiles sheet sets, size king or queen (regular prices start at $230)

  • 65 percent off holiday dining and décor

  • $7.99 small kitchen appliances and cookware (after $12 mail-in rebate)

  • 60 percent off women’s designer coats

  • $29.99 diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more

  • $39.99 cashmere sweaters

  • $10 beauty products from brands like Clinique, Too Faced, Benefit and Urban Decay

  • $15 men’s or women’s five-piece fragrance box

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