Black Friday 2021 sales are on! Or, at least, the pre-Black Friday 2021 sales are on. Amazon kicked the 2021 holiday season off on Oct. 4 with it's , offering Black Friday-like pricing on a wide range of Alexa-powered gadgets, kitchenware, apparel, holiday decor and more, now through Christmas.
Amazon's early sale -- and the pre-Black Friday sales happening at major retailers across the country -- is good timing. There's an important reason to start your holiday shopping now, if you haven't already: California ports, which handle 40% of the nation's imports, are facing Best Buy to Nordstrom are expecting some stress related to port issues., and the trucking industry is backlogged as well. That means you may not find the products you want as quickly as usual this holiday season -- if you can find them at all. Retailers from
The cost to import goods is up too, so there's no guarantee that prices will get better as we approach the holiday shipping deadlines. If you see something that would make a great gift at a great price, a number of shipping and toy industry experts -- or you might not get the item in time for Hanukkah or Christmas 2021.
Walmart pre-Black Friday deals
Walmart has tons of tech, makeup, home goods and more reduced right now.
Best Buy pre-Black Friday deals
Best Buy has TVs, laptops, video games and more tech on sale.
Ulta pre-Black Friday deals
Find makeup, skincare, fragrances and more reduced at Ulta.
Amazon pre-Black Friday deals
, featuring what the company is calling "epic deals," is on now. You can save big on Alexa-powered devices, toys, apparel, kitchenware, beauty and much more. Here's a sampling of what's on sale.
Nordstrom pre-Black Friday deals
Nordstrom has markdowns on men's, women's and children's fashion, home and more.
Disney x Casetify insulated stainless steel water bottle
Keep thirst at bay with this Disney x Casetify insulated water bottle (26 oz.) featuring a retro design of Minnie Mouse or the whole Mickey Mouse gang.
Pre-Black Friday deals at Kohl's now
Kohl's has plenty of deals on apparel, kitchen appliances, home goods and more. Right now, you can take an extra 15% off when you use the code SAVE15NOW at checkout (ends Oct. 17), plus additional discounts for Kohl's Card holders. You'll also get $10 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend, also through Oct. 17. (Redeem your Kohl's Cash Oct. 18-24.)
GameStop pre-Black Friday deals
GameStop has deals on video games, gaming accessories, action figures and more.
Wayfair pre-Black Friday deals
Find furniture, small kitchen appliances, bedding and more reduced at Wayfair.
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