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2021 Black Friday Deals Have Already Begun: Here’s What You Need to Know

2021 might be one of the craziest years in recent history, but even that won't stop Black Friday from happening! Here's a selection of some of the best deals we found; act quickly, since they'll expire at the end of the month!

Black Friday falls on November 26th this year, and a few retailers are already building anticipation for the biggest shopping event of the year! Nowadays, kickstarting discounts and sales in advance of Black Friday is extremely common. Retailers are looking to boost sales and make consumers excited for holiday gift-giving.

Our advice to you? Instead of waiting for the big day to arrive and becoming prey to shipping delays and out-of-stock products, act now!

This guide covers the best Black Friday deals of 2021 from Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more - covering products such as tech-savvy gadgets, kitchen accessories, beauty products, and even toys! These deals have already begun and are only a few clicks away.

During the 2020 holiday season, online shopping grew over 30% from 2019. In anticipation of an even greater number of online sales, retailers are expected to have bigger and better sales this season. At the end of this guide, we’ll include answers to the internet’s most frequently asked questions about the holiday shopping season, as well as tips and tricks to help you get the most out of sales, whether Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Amazon Black Friday

23andMe Health Ancestry Service ($100 Off)

DNA test kit

23andMe ancestral and genetic DNA testing is a great way to connect with family over the holiday season. This at-home test uses a quick saliva sample to uncover your genetics and how it connects to your ancestry. Create your Family Tree backed by science and learn how it affects other parts of your life, such as your flavor preferences or musical abilities. 23andMe products are on a fire sale this season, so grab it while it lasts.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa (50% Off)

A smart TV remote

There are many products that can upgrade your TV to a smart TV with a simple plugin. Amazon’s Fire TV stick is an OG that delivers on fast, wireless streaming. Simply plug in the small device into an HDMI port, connect your wifi, and instantly stream your favorite streaming channels. Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, and more are all conveniently available through an Amazon Fire stick.

Mira HandCrafts Yarn Crafts (20% Off)

A set of yarn for crafting

This yarn set is a great gift for loved ones who enjoy crafting, crocheting, and knitting. The package comes with 20 multicolored Skeins and seven yarn patterns. The yarn is both soft and durable, so it’s versatile for most craft projects. It won’t fray, and the final product maintains its shape. We recommend this for anyone looking to start a new hobby with the new year. Get it now while it’s on sale!

Other Great Deals

- Samsung 55-Inch Class QLED - Over $100 Off
- Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds - Over 20% Off
- Fitbit Inspire 2 - $40 Off
- LG 65-Inch C1 OLED TV - 28% Off
- Duracell AAA Batteries (18 Count) - $10.24 - 49% Off
- iRobot Roomba i3+ w/Auto Dirt Disposal - $399 - 33% Off
- Select Yankee Candles - Over 40% Off
- Decor Therapy Bronze Lamp Set (3 Pieces) - $70
- eero 6 Mesh WiFi System (3 Pack) - Almost 50% Off
- Echo Paired Mickey Mouse Wall Clock - $34.99 - 30% Off
- Diaper Genie Refill Bags - 22% Off
- Panasonic Arc5 Electric Shaver - $99
- Amazon Brand Wag Dry Dog Food - Multiple Flavors - Up to 40% Off
- 1TB MicroSD Amazon Basic Memory Card - 25% Off
- Samsung 3.1 A650 Dolby/DTS Soundbar - 48% Off
- Blink Video Doorbell - Save $15
- LEGO The Mandalorian The Child Build Kit - 20% Off
- Huffy Kid Bike w/Training Wheels - 41% Off
- NordicTrack Commerical Studio Fitness Bike - $700 Off
- Funko Pop! The Office Advent Calendar - $35.99
- Nespresso Vertuo Coffee/Espresso Maker - Save $65
- Echo Dot (4th Gen) - 40% Off
- Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker - $30 Savings
- Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) - $99.99 w/Coupon
- Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush - $147.99
- Chemical Guys Mr. Pink Car Soap - 1/2 Gallon - $10.49
- Shark AV752 ION Robot Vacuum - 35% Off
- Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer - 30% Savings
- Google Nest Thermostat - $40 Off
- Ninja Air Fryer XL, 5.5 Qt. - $50 Off
- Govee Immersion LED TV Backlights - 20% Off
- Snow Joe Cordless Snow Blower Kit - Almost $100 in Savings
- Breville Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine - Save $120
- Nod by Tuft & Needle Foam Mattress - $79 Off

Black Friday 2021 Walmart Deals

Walmart has already announced a return of their Black Friday Deals for Days savings event. The event promises loads of savings throughout the month of November. As early as November 3, you can pick up some great tech.

Samsung Chromebook 4

Small Chromebook

Although you might think Chromebooks are generally limited in their specifications (considering more high-end laptops available in the market), they offer sufficient functionality to meet the needs of college students or even working professionals. You’ll get 10.5 hours of battery backup time on a single charge, phenomenal security features, military-grade durability, and a gorgeous 15.6” display embedded in this one machine. Not many manufacturers offer a reliable laptop for less than a hundred bucks. This is one deal you don’t want to miss.

Roku Ultra LT

Roku streaming device

Have a 4K TV but not much 4K content to stream on it? That’s a problem, but only if you don’t have a device like the Roku Ultra LT. This player can stream content in 4K with ease, thanks to its ultra-fast quad-core processor that can easily process 4K content without any visual lags. The voice-activated remote control makes it a breeze to navigate through the content, while the accompanying high-definition headphones can be connected to the remote for private viewing. Of course, you get access to all the Roku content, including the Roku Channel, plus over two-hundred live TV channels so you never run out of options.

Ninja 4QT Air Fryer ($69 on Black Friday)

small air fryer

No one regrets buying an air fryer, that’s for sure. It’s such a multipurpose kitchen appliance. Do you need to reheat french fries without them becoming soggy (as they would in a microwave)? No problem, do it in an air fryer. Or fry anything in it without the added calories of cooking oil. So, if you find an air fryer at $69 from a reliable brand like Ninja, is there anything left to consider? This one features a ceramic-coated non-stick basket that is easy to clean and provides a 4-quart capacity, so you can cook for the entire family in one batch. Also, you get to control temperatures within a 105F-400F range, making it the perfect appliance for dehydrating, reheating, and frying almost any type of food.

Lego 442 classic Bricks ($20 on Black Friday)

Large Lego brick set

LEGO sets are fun for all ages. They are always a good investment because they result in quality time, either by yourself or with your kids. You get 442 pieces in this set, so if you know LEGO, you know this is a phenomenal deal. Just like any other LEGO set, you get a helpful assembling guide with this one offering building instructions that even a kid (4+) can understand, allowing anyone to put together the different models possible with the included pieces. And yes, this one does include various kinds of wheels and special pieces, something that kids really enjoy in a LEGO set.

Best Buy Black Friday Sales 2021

You can check out Best Buy’s Black Friday deals from Thursday, Nov 25-26. With a BestBuy Totaltech account or My Best Buy membership, you can shop select products throughout the month, and you’re guaranteed to get the Black Friday Sale Price. It might be a good idea to shop early if you want to receive your gifts in time for Christmas.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 ($179.99)

Smartwatch from Samsung

You get to save a whopping $220 on this Black Friday deal, but that’s not the only reason to get the Samsung Galaxy Watch3. The gorgeous 41mm screen size looks absolutely marvelous on your wrist, regardless of whichever of the two available colors you choose. But the attractive appearance is not the only reason you should get this watch. The Watch3 has an easy-to-operate BixbyOS that works seamlessly with your smartphone, is water-resistant up to 164-feet, lasts for up to 43 hours on a single charge, and provides exceptionally-accurate metrics including heart rate, blood pressure, swimming distance, and cycling speed, making it the preferred smartwatch of the season.

Apple Airpods Max ($479)

Over-ear headphones

When it comes to Apple products, you know you’re paying for two things: quality and reliability (and a little bit for the Apple brand name). The unique design of the Airpods Max might be the sole reason you’d want to get your hands on these headphones: they are absolutely gorgeous to look at and provide a remarkably premium feel when you wear them. Also, they are very comfortable, so you can wear them for a prolonged duration without any noticeable discomfort on your ears. The Airpods Max can deliver 20 hours of playback on a single charge, and work seamlessly with Siri for voice-activated controls.

Other Great Deals

- Samsung Galaxy Tab A - $100
- Ninja Mega Blender - $100
- Oculus VR Headset - $50 Best Buy gift card with purchase
- KitchenAid Pro 5 Quart Mixer - $280 Off
- Dyson V10 Animal Vacuum - $100 Off
- GoPro HERO10 Action Camera - $50 Off
- Jabra Elite 75t ANC Headphones - $70 Off
- Samsung 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Soundbar System - $320 Off
- Nixplay 10.1" Digital Picture Frame - $40 Off
- Withings Digital Scale w/Body Composition - $69
- Select 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray DVDs on Sale - Starting at $10
- Mr. Christmas Alexa-Enabled Artificial Christmas Tree - Save $100

Buyer’s Guide to Scoring the Top Black Friday Deals

Since a majority of 2020 Black Friday sales were available online due to the pandemic, this year’s sales are expected to be bigger and better!

Before e-commerce took over, Black Friday was a combination of short tempers, bustling crowds, and crazy heavy traffic. Now, the options are much more diverse, and while many people still prefer to shop in person, there’s a whole consumer group out there that prefers buying online.

Whether you’re planning to benefit from our aforementioned deals or would generally like to prepare for this year’s Black Friday, Bestcovery has you covered!

Here are our top 5 tips to help you get the most out of your purchases this Black Friday

1. Research Pre-Black Friday Prices in Advance

If you didn’t know this already, there are a lot of deceptive campaigns around this time of the year. You need to know the price of a product 2-3 months prior to Black Friday to see how - or if - the price changes. If you’re lucky and attentive, you’ll keep yourself safe from suspicious pre-holiday price spikes, followed by cutting the increased spike in the name of holiday discounts.

2. Know What You Can Afford and What You’re Going to Buy

It’s always better to set a budget for the big day and keep it in mind. Although it's a once-in-a-year sale and hard to resist, there’s still no need to start spending more than you had initially planned to.

A good starting point is to make a list of things you need, or plan to get, and order them by assigning priority to each product. Map them onto your budget, see if you can afford to make any changes, come up with the final list, budget, and execute it on the big day!

3. Fill Up Your Carts

If you’re planning to benefit from the big day while online, start your purchasing marathon 2-3 weeks prior. Find your desired products on your favorite platforms, and add them to your cart. Keep a daily check on the prices and checkout as soon as the sale is on! We’ve mentioned the freshest deals above - be sure to check them out before the products run out of stock!

4. Understand Return Policies

Whether you’re buying online or shopping in person, it’s very important to check the warranty of a certain product or any return policy the product comes with. Since many people want to buy MacBooks, TVs, laptops, and mobile phones, etc. at this time of the year, it’s important for you to understand the return policies just in case the product you’ve bought comes in faulty.

5. Stay Hooked to Relevant Sources

Lastly, it’s very important that you stay tuned to the latest offerings and deals that pour in this time of the year. The deals start around the last week of October and last until the end of November. Following your favorite retailers on social media is an excellent idea since that’s exactly where most platforms update their audience about the latest deals!

Your Black Friday Questions Answered

Why is it called Black Friday?

A: The term Black Friday originates from the US gold market crash on September 24, 1869. At least, that’s when the term was first used. More recently in 1966, Philadelphia police began referring to Black Friday as the day after Thanksgiving, when large crowds of tourists and shoppers would come to the city to kick off the holiday shopping season. The term “Black Friday” has dark roots, but by 1985 it was reintroduced as a positive event for retailers to drive sales and consumers to get discounts on popular products.

Is Black Friday a holiday?

A: It’s not an official holiday in the United States. However, some states including Delaware, California, Maryland, and a couple more observe the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday, particularly for state government employees. It’s also spread across the US border. Black Friday happens to be Canada’s number one shopping holiday, as well!

When does Black Friday start?

A: It is the biggest shopping event of the year and is officially celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. However, from a shopper’s perspective, the deals and perks start from the first day of November, and retailers strive to come up with excellent sales each year as early as possible. It’s common to see discounts and sales offered throughout November and sometimes even in December! This year’s Black Friday happens to be on November 26, 2021.

Does Amazon have Black Friday deals?

A: It does! While a huge chunk of deals will kick start on the big day itself, there are already daily deals on Amazon. We’ve only included a few active deals as of now, however, the best deals on iPads, MacBooks, Airpods, Nintendo Switch, etc. are expected to surface over the long holiday weekend.

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