Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Target And Walmart


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Black Friday 2018 will begin in a few short hours as the most popular Black Friday deals from Amazon’s 10-page ad, Best Buy’s 52-page ad, Target’s 47-page ad and Walmart’s 32-page ad go live. There are so many deals this can be overwhelming. So it is now time to break out the very best Black Friday deals while warning you away from the worst. Here are Black Friday 2018’s winners and losers…

You can find my dedicated Black Friday store guides to Amazon, to Apple, to Best Buy, to Kohl’s, to Samsung, to Target and to Walmart here. Thanks go to my holiday season sales partner, BestBlackFriday.com, for helping me collate all of these sales.

The best Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR Black Friday 2018 deals are at WalmartApple

Star Buys – The Top Deals

If you’re interested in one of the products listed below then this is the best Black Friday deal available for it and it’s the one you should buy. Deals are grouped by retailer and deals are/will go live at each product link.

  • Amazon – All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $24 (save $25.99) – Buy Deal Now – Amazon sold the Echo Dot for $29.99 on Prime Day 2018
  • Amazon – Echo Dot Kids Edition for $49.99 (save $20) – Buy Deal Now – Amazon sold the Echo Dot Kids Edition for $59.99 on Prime Day
  • Amazon – Echo Spot for $89.99 (save $40) – Buy Deal Now – Was $99.99 on Prime Day
  • Amazon – Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99 (save $15) – Buy Deal Now – Best savings to date on the 4K version
  • Amazon – Fire TV Cube for $59.99 (save $60) – Buy Deal Now – This was available for $89.99 on Prime Day


  • Walmart
    – Hisense 40-inch Class 1080p TV for $99 (special buy) – Buy Deal Now – While it is not a 4K model, $99 for a 40-inch 4K TV is a steal.
  • Walmart – Google Home Hub for $99 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now – Also includes $10 VUDU Credit
  • Walmart

    Apple
    iPad 6th Generation for $249 (save $80) –
    Buy Deal Now – Great savings on this hugely popular tablet
  • Walmart – $300 gift card on Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR – Buy Deal Now – The best overall deal for new iPhones
  • Walmart – iPhone 6 on Straight Talk or Total Wireless for $99 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now – Bargain basement price for what is still an excellent phone
  • Walmart – HP 15-inch Touch Notebook for $259 (special buy) – Buy Deal Now – Great overall deal
  • Kohl’s Nintendo Switch Bundle with Turtle Beach Headset and Carrying Case + Get $90 Kohl’s Cash for $329.99 (save $30) – Buy Deal Now – The free Kohl’s Cash makes this the year’s best Switch deal
  • Kohl’s – Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds Console Bundle + Get $120 Kohl’s Cash for $399.99 (save $130) – Buy Deal Now – The free Kohl’s Cash makes this the year’s best Xbox One X deal
  • Kohl’s Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Console bundle + $60 Kohl’s Cash for $199.99 (save $100) – Buy Deal Now – The free Kohl’s Cash makes this the year’s best Xbox One S deal
  • Kohl’s Amazon Echo 2nd Generation Smart Speaker + $15 Kohl’s Cash for $69 (save $30.99) – Buy Deal Now – This is better than Amazon’s deal
  • Kohl’s Google Home + Get $15 Kohl’s Cash for $79 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now – The free Kohl’s Cash makes this a top deal
  • Kohl’s LG 49-inch 4K Smart TV+ $90 Kohl’s Cash for $329.99 (save $120) – Buy Deal Now – Free Kohl’s cash and an already low price on a great brand
  • Kohl’s Samsung 58-inch 4K smart TV (UN58MU6100) + $165 Kohl’s Cash for $549.99 (save $350) – Buy Deal Now – $165 and Kohl’s Cash for a quality TV
  • Kohl’s Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera with Wi-Fi + $120 Kohl’s Cash for $399.99 (save $350) – Buy Deal Now – Kohl’s Cash takes this to the top spot
  • Kohl’s Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones + Get $75 Kohl’s Cash for $279.99 (save $70) – Buy Deal Now – as above
  • Kohl’s Fitbit Versa smartwatch + $45 Kohl’s Cash for $149.99 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now – as above
  • Kohl’s Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Spiderman Console Bundle + $60 Kohl’s Cash for $199.99 (save $100) – Buy Deal Now – as above
  • B&H Photo Video – Apple Watch Series 3 38mm Smartwatch (GPS + Cellular) for $279 (save $100) – Buy Deal Now – beats $80 discount at Macy’s and

    Target
  • B&H Photo Video – Apple Watch Series 3 42mm Smartwatch (GPS + Cellular) for $309 (save $100) – Buy Deal Now – As above
  • B&H Photo Video – Apple Watch Series 3 42mm Smartwatch (GPS + Cellular) for $449 (save $180) – Buy Deal Now – As above


  • Best Buy
    – Toshiba 43-inch Class LED 2160p Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR Fire TV Edition for $129.99 (save $200) – Buy Deal Now – Great price on a 43-inch 4K TV. The only drawback is it is in-store only
  • Best Buy – Save $300 on Samsung Galaxy Note 9, S9 or S9+ with qualified activation on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint – Buy Deal Now – While other stores are offering gift cards, Best Buy is offering direct savings
  • Target – Element 55-inch Smart 4K UHD TV for $199.99 (save $180) – Buy Deal Now – Great price for a 55-inch 4K TV

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation will be one of Black Friday 2018’s hottest buysAmazon

Solid Deals

Because this is a Best Of roundup making it into the Solid Deals category, means this is a high-quality discount you should strongly consider. Again all deals are/will go live at each product link:

  • Amazon – All-new Echo Plus (2nd Gen) for $109.99 (save $40) – Buy Deal Now – $99 would be better, but still a solid deal.
  • Amazon – Fire TV Recast for $179.99 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now – Solid savings
  • Amazon – Echo (2nd Generation) for $69 (save $30.99) – Buy Deal Now – Kohl’s has it cheaper with the free Kohl’s Cash
  • Amazon – Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa for $29.99 (save $20) – Buy Deal Now – Same price as Prime Day 2018
  • Amazon – Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet for $69.99 (save $30) – Buy Deal Now – Same price as Prime Day 2018
  • Amazon – All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet for $49.99 (save $30) – Buy Deal Now – Same price as Prime Day 2018
  • Amazon – All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $89.99 (save $40) – Buy Deal Now – Same price as Prime Day 2018
  • Amazon – Fire HD 10 Tablet for $99.99 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now – Same price as Prime Day 2018
  • Walmart – Sharp or TCL 65-inch Class 4K Roku Smart TV for $398 (special buy) – Buy Deal Now – The price is solid, but the model and brand will be different depending on where you live.
  • Walmart – Samsung Galaxy S7 on Straight Talk for $199 (save $130) – Buy Deal Now – Solid deal for this phone
  • Walmart – Pac-Man or Galaga Retro Arcade Machine for $249 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now – Niche item but good value.
  • Kohl’s Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation for $24 (save $25.99) – Buy Deal Now – Same price as Amazon. When all else is equal, I recommend buying from the source.
  • Target – Polaroid 32-inch LED TV for $79.99 (save $50) – Buy Deal Now –  The brand is suspect, but the price is solid

Sony PS4 Slim 1TB Spider-Man Bundle is best bought at Kohl’sSony

Treat With Caution

Black Friday is as famous for dodgy deals as great discounts and it can be easy be duped by misleading savings or a fire sale on a bad product. Every one of these deals is highly promoted by the store, but every deal can be found cheaper elsewhere.

  • Amazon – Purchase Nintendo Switch for $299.99 and receive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as a full game download code in-box at no additional cost, a $59.99 value – Buy Deal NowGameStop is offering a free $50 gift card with the same bundle
  • Amazon – Save $100 on an Xbox One S – Buy Deal Now – Kohl’s matches the price and offers free Kohl’s Cash for its Xbox One S deal
  • Amazon – Save $100 on an Xbox One X – Buy Deal Now – as above
  • Walmart – Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB Console for $399 (save $100) – Buy Deal Now – as above
  • Walmart – Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle for $199 (special buy) – Buy Deal Nowas above
  • Walmart – Sony PS4 Slim 1TB Spider-Man Bundle for $199 (special buy) – Buy Deal Now – as above
  • Walmart – Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle for $299 (special buy) – Buy Deal Now – GameStop matches and offers a free $50 gift card
  • Best Buy – Save up to $200 on Apple iPhone X with qualified activation on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint – Buy Deal Now – Walmart is offering a $400 gift card with iPhone X instalment plan activations
  • Best Buy – Save up to $150 on Apple iPhone Xr, Xs or Xs Max with qualified activation on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint – Buy Deal Now – Walmart is offering $300 gift cards with instalment plan activations
  • Target – Free $250 Target Gift Card with qualified activation on iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T – Buy Deal Now – Walmart is also offering $300 gift cards with instalment plan activations on these phones

Black Friday 2018 will break records. Many deals have run since November 1, but the very best deals only start to go live now. The standout store this year is Kohl’s (dedicated store guide) thanks to its massive Kohl’s Cash coupons, while Walmart (dedicated store guide) has the best iPhone deals this year and Best Buy (dedicated store guide) tops Samsung Galaxy deals.  

As for Amazon (dedicated store guide), it runs hot on its own products and has fewer headline deals on other products, but remember to watch for its traditional ‘Lightning Deals’. The biggest let down from the major retailers is Target (dedicated store guide) which has done very little to stand out this year.

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More of my Black Friday Guides on Forbes

Apple Black Friday 2018: The Best iPad, iPhone, MacBook Deals

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