Black Friday is almost here. But while Black Friday may get all the attention, there are plenty of deals to be had on Thanksgiving as well. Some deals require you to go camp out at the actual store, but many Thanksgiving deals can also be purchased online. Reading through every single Black Friday deal flyer can be time-consuming, which is why we’ve done the research for you. We’ve rounded up the Thanksgiving deals you should know about from stores like Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, and many more top retailers. If you’re looking to shop the pre-Black Friday sales, here are 10 of the most noteworthy Thanksgiving Day deals and sales. Where possible, we’ve included details from the company’s actual Black Friday flyer.
Need more help finding affordable holiday gifts? You can browse our Gifts section to see all of our holiday gift guides in one place, or check out our posts on the best cheap gifts for women and cheap gifts for men.
1. TARGET: $50 Off Xbox One 500GB Console Bundle, Plus $60 Gift Card With Purchase
Target’s Thanksgiving deals kick off at 6 p.m. on November 26, with many deals in extremely limited supply. Most promotional prices aren’t eligible for rain checks, so you’ll have to brave the crowds on Turkey Day to get the best deals, or hope you’ve got fast fingers for online shopping. One of the best Thanksgiving deals we saw in this year’s Target Black Friday flyer was a discount on an Xbox One console.
You can get this Xbox One 500GB console bundle for $299.99 at Target this year (regular price: $349.99). The promotion entitles you to the console, plus a Gears of Wars digital download ($59.99 value). You also get a free $60 Target gift card with purchase, which you can use to complete more holiday shopping, or just give to the recipient so they can pick out their own game. If you haven’t upgraded to the Xbox One yet, this deal is definitely appealing. However, there’s another Xbox deal a little further down our list that you should also be aware of.
2. BEST BUY: Free $250 Gift Card With S6 Purchase
Best Buy will let you shop “Black Friday” deals starting on Thanksgiving, if you want to shop online. If you feel like braving your local store, the chain’s brick and mortar locations will open up at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Of course, you don’t even have to wait for Thanksgiving to get access to some deals. Eight of Best Buy’s “Black Friday” deals are live now. The best one, in our opinion, is getting a free $250 Best Buy Gift Card when you get a new Samsung Galaxy S6. When you buy (or lease and activate) any Samsung Galaxy S6 phone, you’ll get $250 to spend at Best Buy. You can splurge on yourself, or use that gift card to buy more presents for all the folks on your list. This promo is valid with S6 purchases via Sprint Lease, or monthly installment plans for Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint.
If you’re planning on taking advantage of this deal, consider picking up some of the cases and accessories on our list of the best S6 cases and accessories.
3. MACY’S: Kitchen Appliances for $7.99 After Rebate
Macy’s opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will remain open until 1 p.m. on Black Friday. Macy’s is also offering doorbusters on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
One deal we love from Macy’s this year is a large number of Bella brand small kitchen appliances that are on sale for $7.99 (after $12 rebate). If you don’t mind the delay associated with getting a rebate in the mail, this Thanksgiving/Black Friday deal could be a great way to grab cheap gifts for your mom, aunts, grandma, sister, significant other, or anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook. Included in this promotion are Bella items like a blender, panini press, electric skillet, toaster, and waffle iron.
4. JC PENNEY: Camera Drone for $49.99
The doors open at JC Penney at precisely 3 p.m. on Turkey Day, except where prohibited by law. One of the best deals is a camera drone for $49.99, after a $50 rebate. The drone normally retails for $150, so this is a pretty solid deal. If you’re interested in drones, you might want to see how this camera drone stacks up against the drones we featured in our list of the best camera drones.
5. TARGET: Over $400 Off 4K TV Set
Target’s Black Friday deals are pretty solid this year, with the company advertising “our lowest prices ever on all TVs.” One of the best deals is for a Samsung 55-inch Smart UHD TV. It’s on sale for $797.99, a saving of $402. This flat screen boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, with 4K Upscaler to enhance details to near-4K quality. You can see this deal (and many more TV deals from Target) pictured in the flyer page above.
6. DELL: 500GB Xbox One Bundle With Games & Controller for $299.99
Dell will be offering its lowest-ever Black Friday prices on laptops and desktops (at $149.99 and $99.99, respectively). But gamers (and parents of gamers) will be more intrigued by the Xbox bundle deal. For $299.99, you get the console, headset, extra controller, and two games (Fallout 4 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition).
That’s the same price as Target’s Black Friday Xbox deal, but with more games and accessories. This deal is likely to go quick, so consider the Target deal as a nice backup to this offer, should you miss the chance to score a Dell Xbox bundle. This deal is set to go live at 6 p.m. Eastern on Thanksgiving Day.
7. OFFICE DEPOT: Windows Tablet for $89.99
Per a press release we received from Office Depot, the store will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. One of the best doorbusters available at that time is a Toshiba 10” Encore 2 Windows tablet for $89.99. The regular price is $299.99, a savings of 70 percent.
8. KOHL’S: Up to $40 Off Select Fitbit Fitness Trackers
Kohl’s will open on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m. Black Friday deals can be purchased online, starting November 23. One of the best deals at Kohl’s this year is $30-$40 off Fitbit devices, depending on model selected. If you (or someone you love) wants to get fit in 2016, this is a solid deal. Both Fitbit models featured in the flyer are from the higher end of the Fitbit line, which is a nice perk. If you want to learn more about the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR, you can take a peek at our Fitbit comparison post to better understand the differences between all of the Fitbit trackers.
9. JC PENNEY: Additional 30 Percent Off Already Reduced Fine Jewelry
Another solid deal from Penney’s comes from the jewelry department. 1/4 carat diamond studs are on sale for $89.99, a discount that comes from taking even more off an already-reduced price. The studs normally retail for $270.82. There will be a lot of additional savings on already-reduced fine jewelry at JC Penney this year, so it’s a solid choice for Thanksgiving shopping or Black Friday shopping.
10. AMAZON: Various Deals on Electronics, Fashions, DVD, Toys & More
We’re not totally sure what Amazon has planned for Thanksgiving sales this year. This year, the company already has many pre-Black Friday sales that are live and ready to shop, with more to come over the long Thanksgiving-Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. If last year’s Amazon promotions are any indication, we can expect to see deep discounts on laptops, smartphones, video games, men’s grooming, and the company’s own line of Kindle tablets and e-readers.