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29 Unexpected, Yet Best Stores or Places for Black Friday Deals

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Some of the best stores for Black Friday shopping are also the most unexpected places to find Black Friday sales. Like most shoppers, when you think of Black Friday deals, you might immediately picture the main players like Walmart, Target, and Amazon. And of course, they offer some of the best Black Friday deals online and in-store.

However, they’re not the only game in town. Many retailers offer Black Friday deals worth your time too, and you may not even realize it. That’s what we’re here for. So check out these unexpected but best stores, plus other places for Black Friday deals.

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Black Friday Deals at Drugstores

a walgreens cart filled with items

Can you say cheap stocking stuffers?! You can find some of the best Black Friday sales at drugstores when it comes to small toys, candy, and gift cards. Also, find stellar savings (I’m talking Black Friday freebies in some cases) on essentials. Check it out:

1. CVS Black Friday Deals

Our favorite CVS Black Friday deals include:


2. Walgreens Black Friday Deals

Walgreens Black Friday deals are already here! Here are the deals we’re adding to our cart.

Check out all of our favorite Black Friday couponing deals.

3. Rite Aid Black Friday Deals

Never underestimate the power of stacking savings — especially at drugstores like Rite Aid. Often you can use BonusCash and coupons to get yourself a moneymaker — even on Black Friday! Here are a few freebies we found:


Black Friday Deals at Home Improvement Stores

home depot black friday ad in store

This one used to be a well-kept secret, but people are waking up to the fact that home improvement retailers are some of the best stores for Black Friday deals. They have awesome holiday sales on seasonal decor, tools, and artificial Christmas trees — and 2023 is no different!

4. Home Depot Black Friday Deals

In 2023, some of the best Home Depot Black Friday deals will be in-store on Black Friday (Nov. 24). However, early deals are live now and they include:

  • Werner 6′ Step Ladder, $49.88 (reg. price $99.97)
  • Free Ryobi Tool with Purchase
  • BOGO Milwaukee Tools

Beyond Christmas decor, you’ll find discounted appliances, nearly half-off vacuums, and more at Home Depot. Look out for discounted batteries and lawn care items, too.

5. Lowe’s Black Friday Deals

Lowe’s Black Friday deals for 2023 include some of the best doorbusters we’ve seen, compared to last year.

These will be in-store on Nov. 24:

  • 1-quart poinsettias for $1.50
  • $10 live wreaths
  • $63 7-8 ft. fresh fir tree

These will be online on Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving) and in-store on Nov. 24.

  • BOGO free DeWalt tools
  • BOGO Craftsman tools
  • BOGO HGTV Paint
  • Black+Decker Pet Robotic Vacuum for $99.99

TIP: Want to see which home improvement store is cheaper? We reveal the answer in our Lowe’s vs Home Depot matchup.


Pet Store Black Friday Deals

A woman standing next to a PetSmart shopping cart, pulling a cat bed from a stack of them sitting on a shelf at PetSmart.

Need some gifts for your furry friend? Pet stores make some of the best stores for Black Friday sales that are fun to shop. They mark down special products on top of discounts on everyday pet essentials.

6. PetSmart Black Friday Deals

Year after year, PetSmart Black Friday deals include pet beds for 50% off. Here are early deals we’re seeing at Petsmart:

  • Buy 3, Get the 4th Free dog treats and chews
  • Buy 3, Get the 4th Free all dog and cat toys
  • Buy 4, Get the 5th Free select cat treats
  • Save 50% off all open-glass aquariums

7. Petco Black Friday Deals

Early Petco Black Friday deals are happening now through Nov. 25. These deals include:

  • 50% off Petco’s Merry Makings holiday collection, including Advent calendars for dogs and cats, treats and festive toys.
  • 50% off Canada Pooch Red Harness Puffer
  • 40% off select EveryYay Cat Furniture
  • 30% off bath and haircut services at Petco’s grooming salons when you unlock the Grooming Perk in the Petco app
  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free Mix & Match Leaps & Bounds Toys for Dogs and Cats

8. Black Friday Deals

Online pet store always has sales, and Black Friday 2023 will be no different. Here’s what’s currently offered:

  • Up to 50% off Select Beds, Toys, Clothing & More
  • Buy 1, Get 1 Free Disney accessories
  • 30% off “DNA My Dog” kits


Black Friday Deals at Auto Parts Stores

a person holding an autozone basket while shopping for car oil.

Auto parts stores offer discounts on various products, but the real bargains are found in their gift card deals.

To get the most out of these Black Friday sales, be sure to sign up for each store’s loyalty program.

9. O’Reilly Auto Parts Black Friday Deals

Here’s their current Black Friday ad.

  • Get up to a free $20 gift card with purchase of a pair of select Wiper Blades (and free installation)
  • Free $15 gift card with the purchase of select Sylvania SilverStar Twin Pack Bulbs (last year, the offer was better, as it offered a $25 gift card).
  • Buy 3, Get 1 Free on select Armor All Wipes

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.

10. AutoZone Black Friday Deals

AutoZone Black Friday kicked off Nov. 14 and runs through Dec. 25. That’s six weeks of savings. Here are some of the offers:

  • $10 Bonus Rewards with purchase of Sylvania SilverStar Ultra Twin Pack or Two Single Packs
  • $15 Bonus Rewards with purchase of two Bosch Envision Windshield Wiper Blades

If you haven’t already signed up for AutoZone’s killer loyalty program, do it now to start working on another $20 cash back when you make five purchases of $20 or more.

TIP: Here’s how you can save money on car maintenance throughout the year.


Black Friday Deals at Craft Stores

a woman with a full cart of christmas supplies in hobby lobby

Crafters, on your marks … get set … GO! You’ll want to score all the cheap yarn, floral, and home decor to get you through the season and well into 2024.

11. Michaels Black Friday Deals

Michaels Black Friday deals are live now, including:

  • Cricut Joy for $99 (reg. price $149)
  • 50% off Cricut materials
  • 70% off wreaths
  • Buy Two, Get One Free ALL Yarn

12. Hobby Lobby Black Friday Deals

Our favorite current deals include:

  • 90% off fall items
  • 40% off wedding

Be careful, though. Some of these discounts look pretty steep but are actually offered by Hobby Lobby year-round. You can get 50% off frames literally all the time. You can get 50% off home decor and floral items every other week, and jewelry-making items are on sale for 50% off every three weeks.

TIP: Check out the Hobby Lobby sale schedule to see if that Black Friday “deal” is actually a good one.


Black Friday Deals at Clothing Stores

a phone displaying the SHEIN app on top of some SHEIN bags

Target and Old Navy Black Friday sales tend to be favorites, but don’t discount these online retailers that can definitely hang with the big dogs and offer astonishingly low prices.

13. Burlington Coat Factory Deals

On Nov. 13, Burlington Stores kicked off the holiday season with their Burlington Coat Event in partnership with Delivering Good. Now through Thanksgiving Weekend, Burlington customers who purchase a coat in-store will receive 10% off their entire purchase redeemable at any Burlington location from Dec. 1 – 15, 2023.

During the Coat Event hosted in partnership with the national non-profit organization Delivering Good., Burlington is matching the first 50,000 coats purchased by donating a new coat to help keep local communities warm this winter.

14. Shein Black Friday Deals

For anyone who doesn’t already know, Shein is an international online retailer that has quickly become one of the hottest — and most controversial — 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! In 2023, you can expect:

  • $0.01 Flash Sale
  • Free shipping
  • 90% off discounts

TIP: Join the Shein email list to get access to deals at least 24 hours in advance. (Scroll to the bottom of the home page to see the sign up area.)


Black Friday Deals at Amusement Parks

people standing in front of the annual pass holder entrance at walt disney world

15. Disney World and Disneyland Black Friday Deals

I’ve been tracking Black Friday since 2009, and I’ve never seen a sale like the one currently at Disney World and Disneyland: 50% off kid tickets at Disney World and $50 kid tickets Disneyland.

While the biggest bummer is that blackout dates include your kid’s spring break most likely, this offer is for select dates from March 3 – June 30, 2024, and it’s a pretty good savings.

For a family of four from June 17 – 21, a standard room at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan rang up at $4,121.36 without the Play & Dine discount. With the Play & Dine discount, the total dropped to $3,146.26, a 24% discount.

Looking for more kid fun?

16. Six Flags Black Friday Deals

Six Flags has their own Black Friday promotion happening. Right now you can save with their Black Friday Flash Sale: Buy a 2024 season pass now and visit Six Flags for as low as $5 a month + save 55% off Season Pass Add-Ons.

17. Sky Zone Black Friday Deals

If your kid loves Sky Zone and went 6 times in the last year, you might want to consider the annual pass, on sale right now for $180 (down from $220). The Annual Pass gets you 90 minutes of jump time every day through December 31, 2024.

Considering that 90-minute tickets are $29.99, this pass would pay for itself if you went 6 times in one year.

Also check your email for some surprising Black Friday savings: For example, my local pool club offers the biggest savings of the year to join, but it’s only on Black Friday.


Black Friday Deals at Restaurants

some McDonald's fries on a tray with a receipt

18. Free Food on Black Friday

Don’t feel like standing in line at the store? Enjoy these food freebies or food deals on Black Fridays for more money in your pocket.

  • 7-Eleven loyalty members can get cheeseburger sliders, $3 for 2 sliders, or their Garlic Parm Meatballs for $3 through the end of 2023. Other 7-Eleven holiday food deals:
    • $1.49 large coffee (thru 1/9/24) — loyalty members’ exclusive
    • $1 M&M’s, Twix, and Snickers holiday share-size candy bars (thru 1/9/24)
  • IHOP: kids eat free through Nov. 26. Kids (12 and under) also eat free every day from 4 – 10 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree, through Sunday, November 26.
  • McDonald’s is offering free medium fries every Friday with a $1 purchase in the McDonald’s app. You can also get any size Premium Roast or Iced Coffee for $0.99 when you order in the McDonald’s app. Only one redemption per day is allowed.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: Get a BOGO free Bundtlet on Black Friday when you say Gobble, Gobble (in-store only on Nov. 24).
  • Taco Bell: Rewards members can buy a $10 Nacho Fries Lover’s Pass (through Dec. 4) to get free fries every day.

19. Gift Card Black Friday Deals

  • Chuck E. Cheese: Receive a $10 bonus gift card with a $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus card is valid from Jan. 1 to Feb. 29, 2024.
  • Smashbuger: Purchase a $60 gift card online between Nov. 24 – 27, 2023, and receive a $15 bonus coupon. Bonus coupons are valid for future in-store Smashburger purchases.
  • Applebee’s: Get two $10 bonus gift cards with a $50 gift card purchase through Nov. 27, 2023. Bonus card expires on Feb. 25, 2024.
  • From November 17th through 27th, you can get a $500 Disney gift card for just $472.99 — a savings of $27 at BJ’s. These gift cards can be used at Disney resorts, parks, or the Disney store online.
  • Sam’s Club also has $500 Disney gift cards for $489.98

Black Friday Deals at Theaters

Save on Taylor Swift collectibles, movie tickets, gift cards, and memberships

20. AMC Theaters Black Friday Deals

  • Get Taylor Swift Era Tour Collectibles (popcorn tins and drink cups) for 25% off
  • Join or extend your AMC Stubs Premiere membership and get $5 Bonus Bucks

21. Cinemark Theaters Black Friday Deals

  • Get a $5 bonus gift card when you buy $40+ in Cinemark gift cards online or in theaters through Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Save up to $20 when you buy a 12-month Movie Club membership.

22. Regal Theaters Black Friday Deals

  • See holiday classics, including The Grinch, Elf, The Polar Express, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for $5 a ticket. Offer is valid from Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, 2023.
  • For every $50 you buy in online gift cards, you’ll get a $15 concessions bonus eCard through Nov. 27.
  • Get a $10 concession bonus with every $50 worth of gift cards you buy in the theater (the bonus will be printed on receipt paper at the time of purchase).
  • Upgrade to an IMAX ticket for free when you buy tickets for Napolean through Nov. 26.


Black Friday Deals for Travel

An Amtrak train chugs along a rocky coast

23. Sheetz Black Friday Deal

Sheetz is offering gas for $1.99 per gallon through Black Friday weekend. The last time we saw this low price at the pump was for a brief period in 2020 when no one was going anywhere due to the pandemic. This deal is available through Nov. 27 at all Sheetz locations in these five states:
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

24. Amtrak Black Friday Deals

Save up to $600 with Amtrak Black Friday deals.

  • Save $150 per couple on any 3 – 6 night rail vacation
  • Save $400 per couple on any 7 – 9 night rail vacation
  • Save $500 per couple on any 10 – 14 night rail vacation
  • Save $600 per couple on any 15+ night rail vacation

25. Black Friday Deals

Save 30% on hotel stays, 25% on car rentals, attractions, and 15% on Late Escape deals when you book at by Nov. 29, 2023.

26. Delta Airlines Black Friday Deals

Delta SkyMiles members can save up to $300 per flight + hotel booking through Nov. 30. You must use the promo code SMBF300 during checkout online at This offer is valid for the following destinations:

  • Cancun
  • Cartagena
  • Honolulu
  • Nassau

27. Frontier Airlines Black Friday Deals

Right now you can buy the 2024 – 25 Go Wild Annual Pass for $499 (was $1,999.99 for the 2022 – 23 season). The pass is valid between May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025, and brings a ton of benefits, such as enjoying an unlimited number of flights. If you buy it before Nov. 30, you’ll earn Elite Silver Status. Check out all the details.

28. IHG Hotels & Resorts Black Friday Deals

Book a stay via the IHG One Rewards app before Nov. 28, 2023, and save 20% at participating hotels. Offer is valid for stays through April 24, 2024.

29. Priceline Black Friday Deals

  • Save 40% or more on Las Vegas hotel stays
  • Get a $100 resort credit when you book a 3+ night stay at select Mexico and Caribbean hotels
  • Save 20%+ on ski hotels (valid on stays through May 31, 2024).

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