The Home Depot Black Friday sale is a favorite among do-it-yourselfers and folks wanting to buy dirt cheap holiday decor. In 2020, we can expect a different Black Friday shopping experience including additional social distancing (aka longer lines in store), and more online deals.
Here’s what you can look forward to during The Home Depot Black Friday 2020.
1. The Home Depot Black Friday ad should drop in late October.
Traditionally, The Home Depot Black Friday ad is released just a few days before Thanksgiving. But this year, we predict Home Depot’s Black Friday ad to become available the last week of October.
Why so soon? Because in September Home Depot announced they will be having two whole months of Home Depot Black Friday sales starting in early November.
HINT: Set Home Depot as a favorite store in the free Krazy Coupon Lady app to get the latest Black Friday deals and news.
2. Don’t plan to shop in store on Thanksgiving.
Home Depot is one of several retailers closed on Thanksgiving 2020. In fact, it’s tradition for them to remain closed on Turkey Day. Instead, plan to shop online.
During Thanksgiving week, online Home Depot Black Friday sales will likely begin at 6:00 a.m. ET on Nov. 26. In 2019, in-store sales started on actual Black Friday at 6:00 a.m.
3. Download the Home Depot app to see deals before they go live.
Home Depot is giving their app users exclusive access to view deals in November before they go live online. They’ve never done this before, so if you don’t have the Home Depot app, go get it!
Other sweet app perks? An inventory checker and product locator that will save you time if you decide to shop in store.
4. The Home Depot Black Friday appliance sale starts in early November.
Large kitchen appliances are up to 40% off during Home Depot’s Black Friday appliance sale. Last year the best deals were on a Samsung French Door refrigerator that was almost $800 off, a Whirlpool dishwasher that was discounted by nearly $250 and $100 off a stainless steel Amana microwave.
Home Depot usually features the same early Black Friday appliance sale items in their official Black Friday ad, so there’s no sense in waiting until actual Black Friday to make a purchase. In 2019, the appliance sale started in early November and lasted through Home Depot Cyber Week.
5. Holiday decor, power tools, flooring and vacuums are some of the best deals.
Home Depot Black Friday is the time and place to buy the best Christmas trees and holiday decor for cheap! We’re talkin’ $79 pre-lit, 7.5 ft. Christmas trees that are regularly $229 and $60 off large Christmas inflatables among other holiday decor deals.
Year after year we’ve also seen DeWalt, Ryobi, Makita and Milwaukee power tool kits on sale that are often part of a Buy 1, Get 1 promotion. For example, “Buy a battery kit for $200, get a free power tool valued up to $150 free.”
Plank flooring discounts that are at least 50% off regular prices are consistently a Home Depot Black Friday deal. And in 2019, we saw $40 wet-dry vacs, as well as $100 off Shark and Dyson vacuums.
6. Skip buying toys and small kitchen appliances at Home Depot.
Stick with large appliances and don’t buy the small ones like a KitchenAid stand mixer or air fryer. Although the Home Depot Black Friday ad may include sale prices on these items, you’re better off shopping at stores like Kohl’s or Target. A KitchenAid Classic mixer was on sale at Home Depot last Black Friday for $199; the same mixer was priced $164 at Target.
And yes, Home Depot sells toys! Board games, Disney toys and other most-wanted items are better buys at Walmart, Target and Costco. Every year you can usually get $5 board games at Walmart and unbeatable savings on Disney, LEGO and more at Costco.
7. Home Depot Black Friday is the place to stock up on $0.99 live poinsettias.
8. Get fresh Christmas trees delivered for free.
When you buy a live, fresh Christmas tree from HomeDepot.com in 2020, you won’t have to pay any shipping fees — get it delivered to your doorstep for free!
9. Most deals are only available in store, but look for online-exclusive Home Depot Black Friday sales too.
From grills and holiday decor, to furniture and appliances, Home Depot usually offers online-exclusive deals for at-home shoppers. In 2020, expect even more.
This year is like no other and with social distancing in place due to COVID-19, we’re willing to bet Home Depot will expand their online Black Friday offerings. Along with more deals, we expect generous free shipping opportunities. While most items ship to home for free on HomeDepot.com, there are some products that only have free shipping on orders over $45.
If the item you want isn’t qualified for free delivery, choose free curbside pickup or ship-to-store.
10. Can you use a Home Depot military discount on Black Friday sale items?
The 10% Home Depot military discount can only be used on regular price items. Sale prices (including Black Friday deals), special buys and clearance items are ineligible.
11. Get a $5 Home Depot coupon when you join the email list.
Plus, you’ll get alerts for Home Depot’s Special Deal of the Day. Plan your big shopping trips around this if you miss Black Friday sales!
12. Use discounted Home Depot gift cards from Gift Card Granny or Raise for an additional discount.
Buy a discounted digital gift card for less than the face value, and use it like cash within minutes after you purchase it. For more savings, combine your discounted Home Depot gift card with Black Friday sales.
13. The Home Depot Spring Black Friday sale in April is the best time to buy landscaping and cleaning items.
From tools to building materials to landscaping goods, Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday is one of the best sales of the year.
The sale usually kicks off in April, so look for landscaping deals like 5 bags of mulch for $10, 5 packs of annuals for $5 and 40% off patio furniture.
Also expect to find Special Buy of the Day, one-day deals on cleaning items. We’ve seen deals like $6 off Arm & Hammer detergent and $5 off air filters during the sale.
TIP: Shop the “oops” bin during major sales like Spring Black Friday, and you might be able to use a paint rebate on oops bin paint too! Look for $10 back on one gallon and $40 back on a 5-gallon can of paint. If you do the math, you’ll find that has potential to be a free gallon of paint!