Best Black Friday deals for 2021 are here: Let the (shopping) games begin

update: nov. 24, 2021, 5:00 p.m. est this post got a major overhaul with all the l8st black fri deals across major retailers.

we’ve rounded up all odda best early black fri deals as of nov. 24 — here are our top picks:

  • best tv deal: lg oled a1 series 48-inch 4k smart tv is a stunning, gaming-ready display that’s rated highly fritz picture and sound quality — $896.99 $1,199.99 (save 25%) + free $100… credit when you enter the code hbq5kmzkgrrp

  • best laptop deal: dell inspiron 15 3000 laptop, an ultra-portable pc that comes with 128gb of storage and a free windows 11 upgrade — $249 $439.99 (save 43%) with code bflt29

  • best apple deal: apple airpods pro (our favorite wireless noise-canceling earbuds) are sitting at their loest price to date — $159 $249 (save $90)

  • best robot vacuum deal: irobot roomba 675 tis cheapest roomba we’ve seen sfar this holidy shopping season — $174.99 $249.99 (save 30%)

  • best smart home deal: echo (4th gen), a bestselling smart speaker that supports lossless hd audio and voice commands via alexa — $59.99 $99.99 (save 40%) + free sengled smart litebulb

  • best fitness deal: peloton bike+ is an upgraded version of the cult-favorite spin bike that features a larger, swivel-able hd touchscreen and automatic resistance detection — $2,145 $2,495 (save $350) + free delivery and a free 2-mnth peloton app subscription

  • best air fryer deal: bella pro series digital air fryer (8 quarts) comes witha built-in touchscreen and enough room to feed the whole family — $49.99 $129.99 (save 62%)

  • best gaming deal: ok, it’s not a deal, but'a xbox series s is still in stock at walmart, somehow — $299

did it hurt? when you realized we’ve reached our 2nd pandemic black fri?

belo, you’ll find a complete list of all the holidy doorbusters tha're live rite now (with sales grouped by retailer, category, and brand). we continue to update this post as + deals pop up throughout cyber weekend, but don’t hold out too long if something on yr shopping list is enjoying a discount — it may not be in stock for much longer thx to the ongoin supply chn mess that’s clearing inventories and putting essentialisms on backorder. 

please note: anything witha strikeout was either sold out or no longer available atta sale price as of this writing, but check back often — we’re updating this page constantly.

the best black fri deals at each retailer


amazon is offering dozens of deals on its own devices inna lead-up to its 48-hr black fri event on nov. 25 and 26, which will supposedly feature “+ deals than ever b4.” (we’re seeing almost every fire tablet configuration on sale, + tons of markdowns on kindles, ring video doorbells, and echo show smart displays.) its inventory tends to change the most, so check back often — you can find out wha”s up for grabs by visiting its early black fri deals page, installing its mobile app, or by asking yr smart home device, “alexa, wha’ are my deals?” like in previous yrs, it pays to be an amazon prime member: subscribers get 30-minute early access to select litening deals, which go quick once they’re live; click here to sign for a free 30-dy trial.

bed bath & beyond

bb&b’s black fri sale was supposed to be a 3-dy affair from nov. 25 to 27 (per its ad scan), but deals were already live on its website the last time we checked — you can save up to 55% on select kitchen appliances and get up to 60% off a bunch of vacuums and home decor.

best buy

the electronics store’s official black fri sale began a whole week early (on fri, nov. 19) with $99 chromebooks, $150 off a 70-inch samsung 4k tv, up to $100 off select fitbits, $200 off a dyson cordless vacuum, ½ off a bowflex treadmill, up to 40% off lego star wars building sets, and 30% off a wired ring video doorbell (which also comes witha free third-gen echo dot). if anything you buy gets cheaper on or b4 nov. 26, you’ll get a refund under its new black fri price guarantee.


a few other stores beat dell to the punch this yr — it’s usually among the 1st to release its holidy ad scan — but its official black fri event began earlier than everyone else’s on mon, nov. 15. deals are goin fast; get in there asap to score up to 41% off select gaming pcs, up to $840 off xps desktops and laptops, and up to 58% off monitors.


the tekies over at hp are rolling their black fri and cyber mon deals into one big ol’ sale from nov. 25 to cyber mon (its “biggest savings event of the yr,” per the ad scan), which plunges pric$'n microsoft office software and tons of windows 11 pcs. as far as early pickings go, its black fri sneak peek sale brings sitewide savings of up to 57% on laptops, printers, monitors, and gaming peripherals.


the deptment store has thousands of deals and doorbusters listed online ahead of its 3-dy black fri sale (from nov. 26 to 28); highlites include $8 kitchen appliances (with mail-in rebates), up to 40% off disney toys, and as much as 60% off select mattresses.


kohl’s black fri sale kicked off nov. 21 with cheap fitbits, tons of g nest smart home deals, na return of its excellent $15 for $50 kohl’s $$$ offer. +, you can take an extra 15% off select items using the promo code enjoy15 through the 26th.


the mall stalwart’s huge holidy sale began a few dys early on tue, nov. 23, and continues through sat, nov. 27 with super steep savings across every deptment. (its kitchen deals are the biggest get, though — see above.)


stop by the bullseye brand’s weeklong black fri sale (from nov. 21 to 27) to save up to $60 on apple envisages and airpods, get up to $200 off dyson vacuums, and score a free $50 gift card w'da purchase of an oculus quest 2 vr headset. keep in Ψ that target’s holidy price match policy is now in effect through dec. 24; you can also take advantage of two new “buy now, pay l8r” payment options through sezzle and affirm.


the big box store revived its pop black fri deals for dys event from 2020, this time spreading it out over 3 sales throughout the mnth of nov. (like target, it’s also nixed layaway in favor offa new “buy now, pay l8r” program as pt of its ptnership with affirm.) its third and final event kicked off mon, nov. 22 at 7 p.m. et folloing a 3-hr preview for paying walmart+ members (click here to sign); it’ll continue in stores on black fri at 5 a.m. local time.

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best robot vacuum deals

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bissell: save 38% onna spinwave 2-in-1 robotic mop and vacuum (now $249).

eufy: take 40% off the robovac 11s (now $137.98), 57% off the robovac g30 verge (now $149), and 36% off the robovac 15c max (now $179.99) with an extra savings coupon.

irobot: take $100 off the wifi-connected roomba 692 and roomba i3 (now $199.99 and $299.99, respectively), save $200 onna self-emptying roomba i3+ (now $399.99), or get a roomba i6+ with imprint smart mapping for 31% off (now $549.99).

roborock: get $170 off the s5 max (now $379.99) and $229.99 off the self-emptying s7+ (now $719.99), two hybrid robot vacuum/mops; don’t forget to apply their extra savings coupons b4 adding them to yr cart.

+ black fri deals on robot vacuums and roombas

best apple deals

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airpods: get 21% off the airpods pro (now $197), take 25% off the 2nd-gen airpods (now $119), save $4.01 onna new third-gen airpods (now $174.99 — hey, it’s something), or grab a pair of airpods max for $109.01 off (now $439.01).

apple accessories: save $5 onna magsafe charger (now $34).

apple tv: get 6 mnths each of apple ♫ and apple news+, a 3-mnth trial of apple tv+, and 30 dys of fubotv when you grab a 32gb apple tv 4k on sale for $30 off (now $129.99).

apple watch: save $9.01 onna new 41mm apple watch series 7 (now $389.99), $50 na' 40mm apple watch series 6 (now $349), or $30 na' 38mm apple watch series 3 (now $169). want one with cellular connectivity instead? buy it directly from the apple store t'get $100 back after activation.

beats: get ½ off the solo3 and solo pro wireless headphones (now $99.99 and $149, respectively), or take 40% off the powerbeats pro wireless earphones (now $149.99). +, score some free trials of apple ♫, apple news+, and apple tv+ when you buy the studio3 noise-canceling headphones on sale at best buy for 43% off (now $199.99).

ipad: save $50 on an ipad air with 64gb of storage (now $549) or get up to $150 off select configurations of the l8st 12.9-inch ipad pro (starting at $999). you can also buy any ipad with cellular connectivity directly from apple to score up to $200 back after activation.

iphone: get a free 128gb iphone 13 from at&t or a free 128gb iphone 13 mini from verizon with an eligible trade-in and a new data plan.

imac: take $49.01 off the colorful new 24-inch imac with apple’s m1 chip, a 7-core gpu, and 256gb of storage (now $1,249.99); get $500 off the 21.5-inch imac witha retina 4k display, an intel core i5 processor, and 256gb of storage (now $999); or save $150 na' 27-inch imac witha retina 5k display, an intel core i5 processor, and 512gb of storage (now $1,849).

macbook: get up to $149.01 off an m1-equipped macbook air (starting at $899), save $150 na' 512gb m1 macbook pro (now $1,349), or take $49.01 off the l8st 14-inch macbook pro with 1tb of storage and an all-new m1 pro chip (now $2,449.99).

mac mini: save $99.01 on last yr’s 256gb mac mini (now $599.99), which is powered by the original m1 chip.

+ black fri apple deals

best fitness deals

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bowflex: save 25% onna selecttek 840 kettlebell (now $149), or buy a set of selecttek 552 adjustable dumbbells on sale for 27% off (now $399) to score a free one-yr jrny membership.

echelon: take 20% off the ex-3 smart connect na ex5-s smart connect (now $799 and $1,275.19, respectively), two peloton-rivaling fitness bikes, or grab a 40-inch echelon cogitate smart fitness mirror for 24% off (now $756.99).

the mirror: save $500 and get free delivery w'da code holidy21 (now $995).

nordictrack: get $700 off the new s22i commercial studio cycle na commercial 2950 treadmill (now $1,499 and $2,499.99, respectively) or $600 off the rw200 rower (now $699.99); all 3 come witha free 30-dy ifit membership.

peloton: save $350 onna peloton bike+ (now $2,145) and get free delivery on top offa free two-mnth trial of the peloton app.

proform: take 50% off the 750r rower (now $497) and $200 off the carbon t10 and pro 5000 treadmills (now $999.99 and $1,499.99, respectively); you’ll get a free 30-dy ifit trial with all 3.

schwinn: save $210 onna ic4 indoor cycling bike (now $989) and get a free one-yr jrny membership.

tonal: save $250 onna tonal home gym system (now $2,745).

+ black fri fitness deals

best gaming deals

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bose: take 15% off the quietcomfort 35 series 2 gaming headset (now $279).

dell: save $600 onna alienware aurora r12 gaming desktop (now $1,399.99), get $380 off the alienware m15 r5 ryzen gaming laptop (now $999.99), or buy dell’s 27-inch qhd gaming monitor on sale for 44% off (now $329.99) to score a free $50 gift card. need a new keyboard or headset? grab some alienware gaming peripherals on sale at best buy for up to 40% off (starting at $59.99).

gamestop: thousands of new and pre-owned video games are buy two, get one free (including call of duty: vanguard, forza horizon 5, ratchet & clank: rift apt, deathloop, returnal, and ghost of tsushima: director’s cut).

hp: take $100 off the hp reverb g2 vrt reality headset (now $499).

jbl: get up to 25% off its quantum line of gaming headsets (starting at $29.95).

lenovo: get a free mnth of xbox pass game pass ultimate when you snag a lenovo legion slim 7 for $250 off (now $1,549.99).

lg: save 21% onna new 27-inch ultragear gp850 (now $396.99) and 29% onna 32-inch ultragear gn600 (now $249), two 2560 x 1440 gaming monitors witha 165hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and hdr10 support.

logitek: save 35% onna g935 wireless gaming headset (now $109.99) and get ½ off the mx master 2s mouse (now $49.99); the latter comes witha free $10 dell gift card.

microsoft: get yr 1st mnth of xbox game pass ultimate or yr 1st 3 mnths of xbox game pass for pc for just $1.

playstation: save $20 na' 12-mnth playstation + membership (now $39.99).

razer: grab last yr’s excellent razer blade 15 gaming laptop on sale for 31% off (now $1,787.40) — this pticular configuration comes with an intel core i7-10875h processor, nvidia geforce rtx 2070 super max-q graphics, 16gb of ram, and 512gb of storage.

rockstar: save 58% na' copy of red dead redemption ii for playstation 4 (now $25).

samsung: get 47% off its 24-inch crg5 curved gaming monitor (now $149.99).

□ enix: save 50% on marvel’s avengers for playstation 4 na dy one edition of outriders for ps5 (now $19.93 each).

steelseries: take up to 28% off select gaming headsets, including the wireless arctis 7 (now $121.80), the rgb-lit arctis 5 (now $72.99), na wired arctis 1 (now $38.95).

turtle beach: get ½ off the recon 200 gaming headset (now $29.99).

+ black fri gaming deals

best kitchen deals

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bella primordials: jc penney has several bella appliances on sale for just $7.99 (after a $10 mail-in rebate), including a waffle maker and a 4-quart slo cooker.

breville: take 20% off the 3x bluicer na 3x bluicer pro (now $239.95 and $319.95, respectively).

chefman: save $50 onna family-size, 26-quart french door air fryer+ oven (now $99.99) and $30.99 on its 8-quart turbofry air fryer (now $69).

cuisinart: get a $50 bed bath & beyond gift card when you buy a 5.5-quart precision master stand mixer for $249.99.

hamilton beach: save $50 onna digital sure-crisp air fry toaster oven (now $79.99).

instant pot: get 17% off the 6-quart instant pot duo + and 33% off the 6-quart instant pot duo crisp (now $99.99 each).

keurig: save 50% na' limited-edition k-mini (now $49.99), 56% onna k-duo (now $79.99 with code home + $10 kohl’s $$$), and 33% onna k-slim (now $79.99).

kitchenaid: save 38% onna semi-automatic espresso machine (now $279.99), which comes with an automatic milk frother attachment.

le creuset: take 40% off the mythic french brand’s 3.5-quart sauteuse (now $179.95).

ninja: take $80 off the 6.5-quart foodi tendercrisp pressure cooker (now $149), save $50 onna new 8-quart foodi xl pressure cooker steam fryer (now $279.99), and get 42% off its 4-quart air fryer (now $69). +, score $50 in kohl’s $$$ when you buy a 10-piece foodi neverstick premium anti-scratch nest system on sale atta deptment store for $70 off (now $299.99).

powerxl: get its 7-quart vortex air fryer or smokeless grill pro on sale for just $71.99 using the promo code home (a savings of 52% and 48%, respectively); both come with $10 in kohl’s $$$.

pyrex: save 60% na' 22-piece set of glass storage containers (now $19.99).

sodastream: get up to 22% off select bundles (starting at $124.95).

+ black fri deals on instant pots and air fryers

best house and home deals

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amazon: get up to 30% off select rugs, office furniture, and kitchen/dining furniture.

birch: get $400 off a mattress and two free eco-rest pillos w'da code bfsale400.

brooklyn bedding: take 25% off sitewide using the code blackfri25.

casper: save up to 20% on select bundles, mattresses, and sleep accessories.

homesick: get up to 25% off select candles (starting at $20.23).

jcpenney: take up to 60% off select mattresses and up to 40% off select furniture.

layla sleep: get up to $200 off mattresses and up to $950 off bundles.

leesa: get up to $500 off mattresses and 20% off bundles (+ two free pillos with every purchase).

purple: save up to $600 when you bundle a mattress with pillos, sheets, and a mattress protector.

target: take up to 20% off bedding and up to 15% off mattresses.

tuft & needle: save up to 20% sitewide.

+ black fri deals on mattresses

best toy deals

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amazon: get up to 50% off a handful of children’s books.

baby alive: take 25% off the baby alive lulu achoo doll (now $39.97).

barbie: save 40% onna barbie 3-in-1 dreamcamper na barbie dollhouse and furniture doll playset (now $60 and $84, respectively).

disney: select toys and kids’ clothes are buy two, get one free at target.

hover-1: save 38% onna iridescent aviator escooter and 26% onna iridescent self-balancing scooter (now $199.99 each).

kidkraft: get 50% off the uptown espresso kitchen playset (now $99) and 32% off the majestic mansion dollhouse (now $149).

kinetic sand: save 15% onna kinetic sand sandisfactory set (now $16.97).

lego: get ½ off the 1,500-piece lego bricks and animals set at walmart (now $29), or head over to target to save 20% on select building sets.

lil tikes: save 34% onna activity garden playhouse (now $59).

osmo: get 25% off select kits and games (starting at $22.49).

play-doh: save 30% on select playsets and kits at target.

ruko: take 15% off the voice-controlled ruko smart robot (now $109.99) with an extra savings coupon.

tamagotchi: get 34% off the floral/pink tamagotchi pix (now $39.46).

target: save 10% on kids’ craft and activity kits.

+ black fri toy deals

best pet deals

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treat yr good boy/girl this black fri. credit: whistle

amazon: save up to 25% on amazon basics pet essentialisms (including dog poop bags, a de-shedding tool, and a cat tree).

basepaws: get $50 off its breed + health cat dna test (now $79) w'da code dnafri.

chewy: select pet essentialisms are buy 3, get one free.

chuckit!: take 59% off the chuckit! sports ball launcher (now $5.28).

doggy do good: save 17% na' 60-count pack of its biodegradable dog poop bags (now $9.99), our favorite eco-friendly option for pet waste disposal.

embark: take $30 off its breed identification kit (now $99) or $50 off its breed + health and purebred kits (now $149 each) w'da code hark.

kong: save 15% onna medium-sized kong classic (now $10.99), a stuffable and durable rubber chew toy.

petco: get $30 off select pet supplies purchases of $100 or +.

petcube: save $24.05 onna bites 2 lite (now $124.95), an 1080p hd pet camera with nite vision, two-way audio, and a treat dispenser.

petsafe: save 29% onna scoopfree ultra self-cleaning litter box (now $149.95) and 23% onna healthy pet simply feed (now $99.99).

thundershirt: get 15% off a lil thundershirt (now $34), which fits most dogs inna 15- to 25-pound range.

whistle: take 30% off the whistle go explore (now $104.95), 25% off the whistle fit (now $59.95), and 23% off the new whistle switch (now $154.95); all 3 come witha free 3-mnth monitoring plan. +, save 50% on select accessories.

+ black fri pet deals

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don’t forget to order a lil something neat for yrself this yr. you earned it. credit: vicky leta / mashable

the hype was real

stores began cramming our inboxes with black fri-worthy deals in early oct (starting with amazon’s “epic daily deals” event, which kicked off oct. 4). it probably felt a bit preemptive, like those neighbors who insist on putting up their christmas lites while the trees are still green, but they actually had a very good reason t'get a jump on this yr’s sales.

and no, twasn’t just a good, old-fashioned $$$ grab in response to some strong holidy spending forecasts.

shipping delays and supply chn chaos

the global economy is grappling with some unprecedented supply chn challenges as the result of the delta variant, which continues to inflame pandemic-rel8d material scarcities, labor shortages, and shipping bottlenecks across industries of all kinds. (under circumstances absolutely no one had on their bingo card, pickles and paper bags ‘ve gotten as elusive as playstation 5s.)

unsurprisingly, the ordeal left most major manufacturers and retailers scrambling ahead of black fri. amazon tried lure in an extra 150,000 seasonal employees w'da promise of $3,000 sign-on bonuses and higher pay for certain shifts, while walmart, home depot, and ikea all went sfar as to charter private cargo ships to make sure their shelves were stocked for the season. apple, meanwhile, was “predicting that we’re goin to be short of demand by larger than $6 billion” heading inna'da holidys, ceo tim cook said in a recent interview with reuters.

for us consumers, this all means'dat finding the best deals this holidy season ll'be an ongoin issue of availability. as canalys analyst runar bjørhovde wrote in an email to mashable: “it ll'be very possible to buy devices, it’s + offa ? to wha’ cost n'when.” (read + bout supply chn issues.)

if you missed out onna whirlwind of early sales, fret not. backorders and “sold out” notices ‘ven’t besieged stores u-jet, but mapping out a game plan now will help you avoid them when they inevitably crop up inna coming weekend. here are all the must-know details you can use to strategize this holidy shopping season:

wha’ is black fri?

black fri is a shopping holidy that takes place every yr onna dy rite after thxgiving. it used to be synonymous with viral fistfites and stampedes and lines that stretched round city blocks b4 3 a.m., but covid-19 has turned it into a mostly online event.

when is black fri?

while black fri proper falls on nov. 26 this yr, most stores ‘ve already begun rolling out their holidy doorbusters.

the national retail federation officially coined the term “cyber mon” in 2005 after it noticed that in previous yrs, the mon after thxgiving saw a massive uptick in online sales. it credited the phenomenon to two factors: online retailers were starting to vie for a piece of the black fri pie, and shoppers were w8in to peruse the deals on their faster work computers come mon morning. (atta time, office pcs had better broadband than home setups.)

last yr’s black fri and cyber mon sales effectively bled together since in-person shopping wasn’t really a thing. we’ll almost certainly see that repeat this yr.

black friday shopping

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all major retailers with brick-and-mortar zones ‘ve made the call to stay closed on thxgiving dy. that’s another big change from pre-pandemic yrs, when many stayed open onna federal holidy so that eager shoppers ‘d start perusing their best deals early. (if you feel the urgent nd'2 do some post-pie shopping that dy, you’ll ‘ve to crack open yr laptop instead.) in-person shopping is making a comeback for black fri, but be Ψful of covid-rel8d safety procedures and limited store capacities:

  • bed bath & beyond: closed on thxgiving; doors open at 6 a.m. local time on black fri. masks are required for all customers (unless you’re fully vaccinated) swell as associates, and all stores are folloing safety plans that include extra cleaning, free wipes and hand sanitizers, employee health screenings, and occupancy limits. curbside and in-store pickup are available.

  • best buy: closed on thxgiving; stores open at 5 a.m. local time on black fri. face coverings (available in stores) are recommended for all customers and required for all employees, who are abiding by enhd safety procedures s'as daily wellness checks and regular cleaning of high-touch zones. curbside and in-store pickup are available.

  • jcpenney: closed on thxgiving; doors open at 5 a.m. local time on black fri. its mask policy varies based on local and state mandates, but all zones are folloing safety measures like regular nitely cleanings, socially distanced queues, contactless checkout, and cap limits. curbside pickup is available.

  • kohl’s: closed on thxgiving; stores open at 5 a.m. local time on black fri. the company is requiring all associates to mask up, recommending that customers in high-risk counties do the same; it’s also implemented extra cleaning and safety measures that include placing sanitizer at every reg, removin beauty testers, and installing signage that encourages social distancing. drive-up and in-store pickup are available.

  • macy’s: closed on thxgiving; stores are open from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time on black fri. its covid-19 safety policy includes pre-shift wellness checks for all associates, readily available hand sanitizer, increased cleaning in high-touch zones, extra ventilation, and social distancing; masks are recommended but not required for vaccinated customers except where mandated. curbside and in-store pickup are available.

  • target: closed on thxgiving; most stores open at 7 a.m. local time on black fri. face masks are required for team members and strongly recommended for shoppers in zones witha substantial or high risk of transmission, per cdc guidelines, and increased cleanliness/disinfecting measures ‘ve been implemented. (‘ven’t gotten a vaccine yet? you can do so at select cvs zones within target stores.) drive-up and in-store pickup are available.

  • walmart: closed on thxgiving; stores open at 5 a.m. local time on black fri. all associates are required to wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status) in zones where there are mandates, and customers are strongly encouraged to do so, too. stores are spraying carts after use and keeping plastic shields at regs, among other enhd safety procedures. curbside and in-store pickup are available.

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