This year, Black Friday is more like Black November. We're only a couple weeks into the month and already the Black Friday 2021 sales are on at just about every major retailer, from Amazon to Best Buy.
Amazon got things started in October when the company launched its Epic Deals sale, an early Black Friday event with big savings on tech, Walmart Deals for Days, is being refreshed every Wednesday in November with hot deals on great gifts. (Here are .), and more. launched in October as well, with incredibly popular and Chromebooks, among other must-have tech. And Walmart's own early Black Friday sale,
Simply put, it's a great time to be shopping.
There's another 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. Our nation's , 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 or Christmas 2021.
Walmart Black Friday deals
These featured online deals went live Nov. 10 via the Walmart website at 7 p.m. Eastern, with Walmart+ members getting early access. If you can't grab these deals online, they'll be available in-store starting Nov. 12 at 5 a.m. (local time) nationwide.
Apple AirPods with charging case (2nd Generation): $89
Get a pair of Apple AirPods for under $100 when you shop Walmart's early Black Friday deals. These second-generation pods connect to all your Apple devices using Bluetooth technology. With these headphones you can access Siri using voice command and wirelessly charge them by slipping the ear buds into their charging case.
Roku Ultra LT: $30
This popular 4K HDR streaming device features an ethernet port, a Roku voice remote to control your player and TV and includes headphones for private listening. Right now you can score one for $20 off its listed price.
HP Intel Core i3 laptop (256GB): $279
This laptop has a fast charge that can take your battery from zero to 50 percent in about 45 minutes. It features an 11th generation Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB of memory, 256GB of SSD storage and a micro-edge display to give you an ultra-wide viewing experience across its 15.6-inch screen.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7: $139
The slim tablet features a 10.4-inch ultra-widescreen display, Dolby Atmos surround sound and can be connected with other Samsung devices. It is $80 off during Walmart's Deals for Days event.
Shark EZ bagless self-empty robot vacuum: $288
We've seen a number of good deals on robot vacuums for Black Friday, but this Shark vacuum is the lowest-priced self-emptying robot vacuum we've found this season. It can be controlled via an app or voice control to clean carpets and hard floors. After each cleaning session, the device automatically empties itself into its bagless self-empty base, so you won't have to empty it time and time again.
Barbie dream camper: $60
Barbie and friends can go anywhere in her 3-in-1 dream camper. This pink camper can transform into three different vehicles, five living spaces, and includes 60 accessories including fishing gear, a picnic table with seating for four, bathroom necessities, a sleeping bag and blankets.
Select Lego Star Wars, Harry Potter and Jurassic World sets: $30
Starting Nov. 10, select Lego sets are on sale for up to $18 off. You can buy the Lego Star Wars AT-ST Raider 75254 building set, the Lego Harry Potter Hagrid's hut: Buckbeak's rescue building set and the Lego Jurassic World Gallimimus and Pteranodon breakout building set at a special price during Walmart's Deals for Days event.
Athletic Works men's fleece separates: $6
These 60-percent cotton 40-percent polyester crewnecks and sweatpants are on sale for $6 a piece. The cozy staple for both men and women comes in a variety of colors including: red, orange, blue, gray, green, black and white. Both items size up to a 4XL.
Warner's women's fleece-lined tights: $7
The two-pack of cold weather tights are a special price during Walmart's Deals for Days. Each set of tights features a tummy control top. Tights run up to a size 3XL.
Samsung Chromebook 4: $129
Save $112 when you purchase this Samsung Chromebook during Walmart's Black Friday Deals for Days sale. This slim 11.6-inch device features 4 GB of memory, a full-size keyboard and trackpad and voice control with Google Assistant. You may find better Chromebooks for sale this holiday season, but you'll be hard pressed to find another under $100.
Roku Premiere 4K: $20
Upgrade your screen experience for less: Roku is on sale during Deals for Days. With this remote and premium HDMI cable package you can stream movies and TV in HD, 4K and HDR. Roku Premiere works with most voice assistants.
Luxe dual nozzle bidet attachment: $25
Here's an unusually refreshing Black Friday deal: Walmart has a bidet on deep discount during Deals for Days. Their Luxe W85 model features a dual-nozzle, non-electric bidet attachment that uses fresh water to cleanse your intimate areas. The bidet has pressure control knobs for user preference as well as a hygienic nozzle guard gate for easy maintenance.
Champion women's jersey joggers: $15
Champion women's jersey joggers are also on sale at Walmart now. You can get a pair for just $15 (reduced from $25).
Michael Kors women's watch: $92
This Michael Kors Women's Pyper gold case black leather watch, originally $149, is now available for $92 at Walmart.
LOL Surprise Confetti Under Wraps dolls: $10
Keurig K-Duo coffee maker with carafe brewing: $79
Pod-based coffee brewers are convenient, but not always cost effective when you want to make a lot of coffee at once. The Keurig K-Duo ($79) offers the best of both worlds, with K-Cup-based and basket-and-carafe-style brewing options. It's a .
Best Buy Black Friday deals
Be sure to check out these early Black Friday deals, available at Best Buy now:
- Save $20 on the Roku Streaming Stick 4K (now $20)
- Get up to $300 in Best Buy gift cards when you buy Samsung appliances
- Save $40 on Apple AirPods with wireless charging case (now $160)
- Save $30 on Apple TV 4K (now $130)
- Save $120 on Cricut maker (now $250)
And that's not all. Here are some of our favorite Best Buy early Black Friday deals you can shop right now.
Lenovo Chromebook 3 (32GB): $119
This 11-inch AMD Lenovo Chromebook with 4GB of memory and 32GB of flash storage, marked down $100 for Black Friday, is a great low-cost solution for light computing tasks such as browsing the internet, typing up documents or chatting on Zoom.
Apple AirPods with wireless charging case: $150
Apple AirPods are $50 off right now. Thesecome with a wireless charging case. Easily share audio from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV to your AirPods. Plus, they're compatible with Siri.
Best Buy also has the newly released Apple AirPods 3 (with a MagSafe charging case), which is sure to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. It's currently available for $179 at Best Buy -- list price -- though at last check Walmart had the Apple AirPods 3 for $175, a savings of $4.
LG 65-inch class C1 series OLED smart TV: $1,800
The gorgeous smart TV is $300 off right now during Best Buy's Black Friday deals. The 65-inch screen features over 8 million self-lit pixels. The TV comes with Google Assistant and Alexa built in. The LG device's a9 Gen4 AI processor adjusts picture and sound automatically.
Keurig limited edition Jonathan Adler K-Mini coffee maker: $50
This limited-edition, 5-inch wide Keurig machine features a blue geometric design from Jonathan Adler. The single-serving coffee maker brews coffee, tea and hot cocoa in 6- to 12-ounce amounts. (Jonathan Adler mug not included.)
Nokia 8.3 5G: $480
Save $220 when you buy the Nokia 8.3 5G during Best Buy's Black Friday deals. This Android smartphone features a 6.81-inch screen, an ultra-detailed 64 MP camera, a specialized low-light ultra-wide camera, advanced depth and macro cameras and built-in Zeiss cinematic effects.
Nest mini smart speaker: $25
Expand your Google Home -- and bring Google assistant -- to the kitchen, den, bedroom and more with the Nest mini smart speaker, now half off.
HyperX streamer starter pack: $80
Equip your aspiring streamer, podcaster, TikToker or ASMRtist with these audio must-haves. The HyperX streamer starter pack comes with a SoloCast USB microphone that features a tap-to-mute function, multi-platform compatibility and a Cloud Core gaming headset with a detachable noise-cancelling microphone and 7.1 surround sound.
Amazon Fire TV stick 4K: $25
This Amazon Fire TV stick is 50% off right now at Best Buy. The device offers support for leading HDR formats, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Audio and gives you access to the latest 4K content. Plus, you can control the device with the Alexa voice remote, which means no more toggling around to find what you're looking for.
Samsung 70-inch smart TV: $600
This 2021 model features a crystal processor that lets you watch TV and movies in 4K ultra high definition. The smart TV can also access your favorite apps and streaming services right on its 70-inch screen, powered by Tizen OS. Buy one now for $150 off its regular listed price during Best Buy's early Black Friday sale.
55" Samsung 'The Frame' smart TV: $1,000
Transform your TV into a piece of art when you're not streaming your favorite shows. The Frame smart TV has a built-in motion sensor that activates your device to display your favorite pieces of art with a 4K resolution picture, whenever you enter the room. No matter if you're admiring a Rothko or streaming Netflix, this QLED TV produces 100% color volume in the DCI-P3 color space, which is the format for most cinema screens and HDR movies for television. Plus, it's $500 off for Best Buy's early Black Friday sale.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7: $800
This multi-tasking laptop is on sale at Best Buy. This Microsoft device features an Intel Core processor, all-day battery, instant-on abilities, improved graphics, two USB-C ports and up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It's also the thinnest Surface device yet, at just 7.33 millimeters. Right now you can buy it for $400 off its regular price.
Lenovo 14" Yoga 9i 14 2-in-1 laptop: $1,350
It's a great time to upgrade your laptop. This Windows 11 upgradable Lenovo model is $400 off. This device features a powerful quad-core with an eight-way processing performance and has a 16GB system memory.
JBL Reflect Mini NC sport headphones: $75
These wireless headphones feature active noise cancelling to tune out the world as well as smart ambient technology to keep you aware of your surroundings evening when you're tuning in to your favorite podcast. JBL's wireless sport headphones are also waterproof and feature auto-pause so you won't miss a second of audio should an ear bud fall out.
Samsung large capacity front load washer: $830
Best Buy is offering this 4.5-cubic-foot, front-loading washer for $320 off its regular stick price this weekend. Samsung's AI-powered smart dial learns and recommends your favorite wash cycles so you won't have to go to the trouble of programming it in yourself. The device is SmartThings App-compatible, so you can receive end-of-cycle alerts, remotely start or stop your wash, and schedule cycles, all on your phone.
Ninja air fryer: $90
This four-quart air fryer can air fry up to two pounds of food and features a dehydration function. The Ninja device's basket is made to be nonstick and dishwasher safe. Rated 4.8 stars by Best Buy reviewers.
Apple 21.5-inch iMac: $1,000
Best Buy has early Black Friday deals on Apple products including this iMac with retina 4K display. The 21.5-inch iMac comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, as well as 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. This Apple computer is $500 off during the Best Buy's Black Friday sale.
Amazon early Black Friday deals
shop small businesses on Amazon this holiday season. Here's a sampling of what's on sale., 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. You'll can even opt to
Black Friday Amazon gift card deal: Buy $50, get a $10 credit
Gift cards are almost as good as cash, which is what makes this deal so exciting: Now through Dec. 18, first-time Amazon gift card buyers will get a $10 promotional credit when they buy $50 or more in Amazon gift cards.
Apple AirPods Pro: $190
Amazon Echo Show 5: $45
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25
This Amazon Fire TV stick is also 50% off right now at Amazon.
LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Studios set: $99
The LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Studios set includes 12 dolls and more than 70 unboxing reveals, plus a green screen for kids to make movies. It's currently $37 off at Amazon.
Our favorite early Black Friday apparel deals at Amazon right now
If you're looking for solid deals on fashion -- especially watches -- Amazon's early Black Friday sale is worth checking out.
- Save up to 50% on watches from Invicta, Timex, Tommy Hilfiger and more
- Save up to 42% off select Garmin smartwatches
- Save up to 25% off Samsung smartwatches
- Save 10% on select Arctix cold weather essentials
Invicta Men's Pro Diver watch (50mm): $72
Water resistant to 100 meters, this eye-catching Invicta Men's Pro Diver watch is one of Amazon's most popular early Black Friday fashion deals right now. It's more than half off for a limited time.
Anne Klein Women's Gold-Tone Bangle Watch and Bracelet set: $51
Here's the top Black Friday deal in women's watches at Amazon -- this crystal-accented, gold-tone bangle, watch and bracelet set by Anne Klein is a whopping 66% off, a savings of $99.
Target early Black Friday deals
Looking to pick up some Target Holiday Shop is decking the halls with $5 decor deals, $20 wreath deals and more.and beautiful ? The
Plus, there's a special Veterans Day offer: Target is offering a 10% military discount on two storewide purchases with Circle through Nov. 13. (See Target.com for details on how to qualify.)
Here are some more featured deals at the Target early Black Friday sale this week:
- Get a Dyson V8 Motorhead Origin cordless stick vacuum for $250 (save $130)
- Buy 2, get 1 free on select movies, books, video games, board games and more
- Save up to 30% on boots and outerwear
- Save up to 25% on TVs
- Save up to 50% on headphones
- Save up to 50% on kitchen items
Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones: $100
You can snag a pair of the 4.3-star rated Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones at Target for $100, a savings of 50%. Available in black and rose gold colors.
Keurig K-Duo single-serve and carafe coffee maker: $100
An upgraded version of the $79 Walmart model above, this Keurig K-Duo with both single-serve and carafe functionality is programmable -- you can have a fresh pot waiting for you every morning the moment you wake up.
Wilton 3-piece steel cookie sheet and cooling rack set: $10
Get a jump on your holiday baking with this great cookie sheet deal at Target -- cooling racks are included.
Nordstrom early Black Friday deals
Nordstrom has markdowns on men's, women's and children's fashion, home and more. Plus, in addition to these deals, Nordy Club members earn 3 times the points now through Nov. 14.
Nike Dri-Fit men's zip jacket: $45
Cashmere Crewneck Sweater: $80
Save 32% on this luxe 100% cashmere crewneck with ribbed trim at the neck, cuffs and hem.
Our Place Always Pan Set: $99
The beautiful 10-inch Always Pan Set from Our Place serves as a nonstick fry and saute pan, skillet, steamer, saucier, spatula and spoon rest. Available in four colors.
Nordstrom plush faux fur slippers: $15
Comfy and cozy, these plush slippers are a favorite of CBS Essentials readers.
Pre-Black Friday deals at Kohl's now
Get ready to stack your deals, Kohl's shoppers. First, there's a Veterans Day deal -- take $10 off $25 with promo code TAKE10 now through Nov. 12. Then, save an extra 15% with code SHOP15, now through Nov. 20. And get ready to collect some Kohl's cash on top of it all -- you get $10 for every $50 you spend through Nov. 18, redeemable Nov. 19 - 24.
Kohl's has plenty of deals on apparel, kitchen appliances, home goods and more.
Kohl's 'The Big One' oversized plush throw: $25
Another favorite of CBS Essentials readers, The Big One plush throw measures 60" x 72" and is available in a wide range of prints.
Food Network 10-piece nonstick ceramic cookware set: $100
This complete cookware set includes a 1.5-quart covered saucepan, 2.5-quart covered saucepan, 3-quart covered saute pan, 6-quart covered stockpot, 8-inch skillet and 10-inch skiller.
Women's Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda classic jeans: $10 and up
These jeans, a favorite among CBS Essentials shoppers, are now marked down as low as $10 -- the best price we've seen.
GameStop pre-Black Friday deals
This week at GameStop you'll find deals on a number of top video game titles and gaming accessories, including:
- Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch, $37 (reduced from $60)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch, $40 (reduced from $60)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, $46 (reduced from $60)
- 27" Alienware Gaming Monitor, $299 (reduced from $400)
- Save 15% on action figures, statues and replicas
Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless gaming mouse: $130
Wayfair pre-Black Friday deals
Find furniture, small kitchen appliances, bedding and more reduced at Wayfair.
Artificial spruce Christmas trees: $64 and up
Magic Bullet: $40
Save on this classic as-seen-on-TV kitchen gadget at Wayfair.
Mercury Row Imani square arm sleeper: $480
This reviewer-loved velvet sofa bed has a 1950s feel. It transforms into a twin-size bed and is available in three colors, including this eye-catching green.
Mercury Row cotton wall hanging: $50
Choose from cream or gray in this cotton wall hanging with a tasseled bottom. Try using it as earthquake-proof artwork above a bed.
Tucker Murphy Pet Nyberg specialty cat bed: $30
It doesn't get much cuter than a cat in a hammock. This particular design won't look out of place with most décor.
Ulta pre-Black Friday deals
Find makeup, skincare, fragrances and more reduced at Ulta.
Croc rose gold nano titanium 1.25-inch flat iron: $90
This flat iron has a nine-foot-long cord. You'll have room to move around while you use one of the four heat settings on your locks. And there's no worry about wondering if you left the flat iron on again: This device has a 40 minute auto shut-off safety feature.
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