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Cabela’s Black Friday 2023 sale is worth checking out if you or your loved ones are outdoor enthusiasts. So many items that are rarely marked down (hunting and camping gear, for example) reach up to half off during Black Friday week at Cabela’s.
We’ve put together a helpful guide of this year’s deals to help you have an understanding of what’s expected this year for Cabela’s Black Friday sale. Last year it was best to shop in store: The first 250 customers at every store received a mystery gift card valued from $10 – $500 that could be used anytime in December.
First things first, bookmark The Krazy Coupon Lady’s Black Friday deals page to stay up-to-date on all the year’s hot sales.
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1. Check out last year’s Cabela’s Black Friday ad above.
The Cabela’s Black Friday ad is here.
Will Cabela’s be closed on Thanksgiving 2023?
Cabela’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day. In spite of this, store hours will be shorter, and check with your local store to be sure, but it’s reasonable to assume an early close. For example, my Cabela’s was open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in 2021.
What time does Cabela’s open on Black Friday?
Cabela’s will open their doors at 5 a.m. local time on Black Friday.
Get the lowdown on Cabela’s coupons and big savings strategies.
2. The 2022 Cabela’s Black Friday sale ran from Nov. 21 – 27.
Deals start the Monday prior to Black Friday and continue through the Saturday after. The deals are in-store and online.
3. The very best Cabela’s Black Friday deals happen on Friday.
Even if Cabela’s Black Friday sale starts the Monday prior, the best deals are still on Black Friday itself, starting at 5 a.m.
Here were some of the best deals in 2022:
Related: Check out 32 tips and tricks to get the best deals at Cabela’s.
4. Some deals are only available in the store.
Unlike other retailers (Target, Kohl’s, etc.), Cabela’s doesn’t offer all their deals online and some require a store visit. So expect to see this, especially with the Special Buys that start on Friday. As a result, it’s probably best to shop in store — the old-fashioned way — if you want to shop for those deals.
The exception here is Thanksgiving Day, when all the deals up to that point are available online.
5. Expect up to 55% off during Cabela’s Black Friday sale.
Now, the majority of sale prices hover around the 25% off range, but still, you can find deals on everyday clothes, like tops, pants, and sweatshirts, for up to 55% off.
Here’s what we saw in 2021:
- 25 – 55% off apparel, including jackets (40% off)
- 50% off sunglasses
- 50% off knit beanie and glove combos
- 50% off ammo cans
- 25 – 30% off kids toys
- 33% off fleece throws
- 33% off camping gear like chairs
- 25% off Redhead and Cabela’s brand hunting packs
- 25% off hunting wear
- 25% off holiday socks
- 25% off holiday drinkware and dinnerware
- 25% off turkey and fish fryers
- 25% off tackle bags
- 20% off boots
- 20% off dog toys and treats
- 15% off tents
6. In past years, Cabela’s offered 50% off Bargain Cave prices during the Black Friday sale.
Let’s cross our fingers that we see this again in 2023. The Bargain Cave is Cabela’s clearance section. In 2021 and 2022, we saw a lot of it marked half off online.
7. Cabela’s Cyber Monday is just a continuation of the weeklong sale.
Don’t expect anything new or fresh to show up on Cyber Monday at Cabela’s. It’s just the same sale that kicked off that previous Monday, likely much more picked over.
8. Get 10% savings on Cabela’s gift cards to use starting Christmas Day.
From early November through the Cabela’s Black Friday sale, you can get a 10% discount on Cabela’s gift cards. This means you can get a $100 gift card for only $90. However, there’s a catch: You can’t use these gift cards until Dec. 25 at the earliest.
9. Unless you’re spending at least $50, select free curbside pickup to avoid paying for shipping.
Granted, it might be hard to get out of a Cabela’s shopping trip for under $50, but it’s certainly possible. As a result, if you find yourself in this position, definitely don’t pay for shipping. Use Cabela’s free curbside pickup instead.
10. Does Cabela’s price match on Black Friday?
Unfortunately, no. Cabela’s doesn’t offer price matching on a competitor’s special offers or promotions, which Black Friday sales fall under.
Any other time of the year, though, you can price match a competitor within a 100-mile radius on an identical item if the competitor offers a lower price. And if you’re a CLUB Member, Cabela’s will price match and then beat the competitor by 5%.
Here are other stores that offer price matching.
11. What is Cabela’s holiday return policy?
During the holidays, expect to be able to return your Cabela’s purchases up to 60 days after purchase with a receipt.
Don’t have the receipt? You’ll get the lowest current selling price in the form of store credit.
Feel the need to shop around during the holiday season for more outdoorsy gifts? Hit up Dick’s Sporting Goods Black Friday.