When you think of “Black Friday,” do you immediately picture the mad dash at big-box stores like Target and Walmart?
Of course, the major retailers are our favorite places for Black Friday deals, but they aren’t the only game in town.
There are several types of stores you might not have considered when making your Black Friday shopping plans that are definitely worth a look. Download the free KCL app to get all the best sale prices, and check out these 17 places to find great deals this Black Friday:
Black Friday Deals at Drugstores
Can you say cheap stocking stuffers?! Drugstore shopping is where it’s at when it comes to deals on toys, candy, and gift wrap. There are also stellar savings on all the essentials too. Check it:
1. CVS Black Friday 2021 Deals
Free toothpaste, free pain relievers, and free cleansing wipes are just the beginning. Last year, CVS Black Friday Deals included BOGO toys as low as $3 each, $0.50 disposable razors, $0.84 cereal boxes, and $0.99 nail polish.
We’re keeping our eyes peeled for this year’s deals, but we expect toiletries, makeup, and snacks that can sometimes be stacked with printable coupons and your CVS Extra Bucks.
2. Walgreens Black Friday 2021 Deals
Walgreens Black Friday Deals haven’t been released yet, but last year they had a bunch of children’s toys and crafts for $6.99 each that were Buy 2 Get 2 free. Holiday candy can usually be found for bargain prices. For example, last year Russell Stover chocolate boxes were BOGO free.
Other top deals to look out for include bargains on makeup, laundry detergent, shampoo, toilet paper, and cereal as low as $1.88.
3. Rite Aid Black Friday 2021 Deals
Never underestimate the power of stacking savings — especially at drugstores like Rite Aid. Often you can use BonusCash, coupons, and Ibotta cashback offers to get yourself a moneymaker — even on Black Friday!
Last year Rite Aid offered $0.50 deals on candy, $3 brushes, $0.50 socks, and Buy 1 Get 2 free holiday gift wrap, boxed cards, and gift bags. We’ll keep you posted if there are any moneymakers during this year’s Black Friday, so bookmark KCL’s Black Friday deals page now.
Black Friday Deals at Home Improvement Stores
This one used to be a well-kept secret, but plenty of people are now waking up to the fact that the home improvement stores have can’t-miss deals on holiday decor, appliances, and even home technology.
4. Home Depot Black Friday 2021 Deals
Home Depot Black Friday Deals last year included giant inflatable holiday characters that went as low as $15 and up to 61% off. Pre-lit 7.5-foot Christmas trees were just $79 (reg. $199) in 2020, and we can expect slashed prices on holiday decor this year as well.
Beyond Christmas decor, you’ll likely find BOGO free power tools, discounted appliances, nearly half-off vacuums, and more. Look for discounted appliances, batteries, and lawn care items as well.
5. Lowe’s Black Friday 2021 Deals
Want Olaf on your lawn? Disney Christmas inflatables were just $24.98 last year during Lowe’s Black Friday! We expect similar deals on Christmas decor in 2021.
Other unexpected deals we saw in 2020 included an Alexa Fire TV Stick Lite for $17.99 (reg. $29.99), WiFi-enabled smart plugs for $9.98 (reg. $30.98), the Amazon Echo Show 5 for $44.99 (reg. $89.99), and Amazon Blink outdoor cameras for $109.99 (reg. $179.99).
Pet Store Black Friday 2021 Deals
Need some gifts for your furry friend? Pet stores are having their own Black Friday sales that discount special products as well as everyday essentials.
6. PetSmart Black Friday 2021 Deals
Black Friday is the time to stock up on your fur baby’s essentials and holiday gifts!
Year after year PetSmart Black Friday deals include pet beds that are around 50% off (last year they were just $7.99!), cheap cat litter, heavily discounted fish tanks, and pet food savings.
7. Petco Black Friday 2021 Deals
Petco Black Friday deals have included BOGO 50% off dog and cat holiday apparel and treats (think: stocking stuffers for your pets), as well as 50% off all reptiles, freshwater fish, select cat food & furniture, select dog clothing, and puppy obedience training classes.
8. Chewy.com Black Friday 2021 Deals
Online pet store Chewy.com always has sales, and we expect Black Friday to be no different. Last year we spotted plenty of Buy 3 Get 1 Free deals for dog and cat items, up to 25% off dog beds & cat trees, and plenty of flash deals on treats, bedding, toys and more for up to 57% off.
Black Friday Deals at Auto Parts Stores
Auto parts stores are offering discounts on various products, but the real bargains are found in their gift card deals.
9. O’Reilly Auto Parts Black Friday 2021 Deals
In 2020, O’Reilly Auto Parts Black Friday offerings included a $10 gift card with purchase of Mobil 1 Full Synthetic motor oil, a $15 gift card with purchase of premium wiper blades, and a $15 gift card with purchase of select Sylvania car light bulbs.
If you plan to shop there, make sure to join the O’Rewards Loyalty Program first! Join to get $5 rewards for every 150 points accumulated. Normally, you get 1 point per $1 spent, but O’Reilly has a number of double points offers right now.
10. AutoZone Black Friday 2021 Deals
In 2021, you could score $5-off deals during the AutoZone Black Friday sale: $5 off headlamps, $5 off gloves, $5 off floor mats and seat covers…and 2 air fresheners for $5
Their Cyber Monday deal was even better, though. AutoZone Cyber Monday featured a free $25 AutoZone gift card for every $125 spent on online “Ship To Home” orders on Cyber Monday.
If you haven’t already signed up for AutoZone’s killer loyalty program, do it before Black Friday arrives to start working on another $20 cash back when you make 5 purchases of $20 or more.
11. Napa Auto Parts Black Friday 2021 Deals
Napa offered one of the hottest items of the year, a propane heater, for just $69.99 last year, so we’re hopeful to find other deals that offer as big a savings.
Napa Black Friday deals also included a sweet freebie last year: a free Energizer tactical flashlight when you bought a 3-pack of Armor All Wipes for $11.99. They also had stocking stuffers like $5.99 Napa beanies and $7.99 digital tire gauges, box cutters, and telescoping inspection mirrors.
To prepare for their Black Friday sale, be sure to join Napa Rewards. This free loyalty program offers $5 back for every $100 you spend — and $5 when you sign up.
Black Friday Deals at Craft Stores
Crafters, on your marks…get set…GO! Ya’ll will want to score all the cheap yarn, floral, and home decor to get you through the season and well into 2022. Cricut and sewing machines on your list too? Read on.
12. JoAnn Black Friday 2021 Deals
We’ve seen 75% discounts on fleece and flannel and 70% off Christmas fabrics, handmade holiday ornament tubes, wreaths, and custom framing orders in the past. We’ve also seen $99 sewing machines during the JoAnn Black Friday sale.
This year, look for online coupon codes to help you save even more on sale prices, but you’ve gotta use them right away! In 2021, online shoppers could use a coupon code to save 50% on regular priced items all day, but there was also an additional 25% off coupon code that had to be used between 6:00 am and noon on Black Friday.
13. Michaels Black Friday 2021 Deals
Cricut on your Christmas list? Set your alarms for Michaels Black Friday sale, because in 2021 the Cricut Explore Air 2 was on sale for $179 (ref. $227). Michaels also had Singer sewing machines for just $69.99, and plenty of Christmas decor deals to deck all the halls. Pre-lit Christmas trees for $19.99? Yes, please!
14. Hobby Lobby Black Friday 2021 Deals
Hobby Lobby Black Friday offered 80% off fall home decor and 50% off Christmas decor last year with discounts of 50% on all home decor, frames, jewelry making products, and floral items. Most crafts and art supplies were 40% off, while all fabric was discounted by 25%, so it made for easy holiday shopping.
15. Etsy Black Friday 2021 Deals
Etsy’s platform has hundreds of thousands of online retailers. While there’s no blanket “Black Friday” sale for the whole platform, you can find sales for individual retailers. Believe us, there are some good sales!
Start favoriting shops and retailers now. Typically retailers will start releasing their Black Friday deals the week of Black Friday and have the sales run all week.
Based on last year’s trends, we expect free shipping to be added to a lot of deals, as well as up to 60% off items like crafts, jewelry, art, and home decor. You may also want to find your favorite Etsy shop on Instagram, as sometimes they post secret promotional codes for shoppers.
Review KCL’s Best ETSY shopping hacks for more tips to help you save even more.
Black Friday Deals at Clothing Stores
16. Shein Black Friday 2021 Deals
If you don’t already know, Shein is an international online retailer that has quickly become one of the hottest apparel stores around. Shein is known for their year-round sales with prices slashed as much as 85%, offering up shirts for $2 and accessories for just $1! This doesn’t mean they skimp on Black Friday deals, though!
Shein usually gives everyone PLENTY of time to scoop up all the deals and runs their Black Friday sale all the way from mid-November until the end of day on Black Friday itself.
Don’t worry if you somehow miss this sale though. Shein Cyber Monday is typically the same sale as Black Friday.
Join their email list to get access to deals at least 24 hours in advance.
17. Zulily Black Friday 2021 Deals
Zulily has amazing deals, but you have to sign in and be a member to access any of their pricing, special sales, or events. They often have daily events for specific brands like Keen or other popular brands as part of their sales; however, since these are special events, you have to act fast to grab the deals!
Since Zulily has changing deals and brands daily, it’s hard to predict what they will be doing for Black Friday this year. But be sure they’ll be having a great sale! Last year they had 65% off Carter’s, 75% off Sorel and Clarks boots, and sweet stocking stuffers under $8.