Black Friday isn’t the headache it used to be.
Why? Because you can shop online for almost anything you want — unless what you want is to get trampled at Walmart. You can’t get that online.
Best thing is you don’t need to wait for Black Friday to arrive to get these best-selling gifts at Black Friday prices. Check it out:
1. Stack four promo codes at Kohl’s to get a Black Friday price on Instant Pot.
During Black Friday last year, Kohl’s offered an Instant Pot Duo deal that quickly sold out.
Good news though — you can get a comparable deal roughly once a month at Kohl’s.
Combine up to four promo codes with a sale on Instant Pot, or use Kohl’s Cash to buy it. Either way, aim to spend no more than $60 after you factor in any additional Kohl’s Cash you receive.
Black Friday prices at Kohl’s were in this range last year. Learn more about how to save on Instant Pot.
2. Shop Amazon to get Black Friday prices on a Yeti cooler.
But you can get that price on Amazon every couple months, too.
3. Find Black Friday prices on The North Face jackets at 6pm.com.
Macy’s had a killer Black Friday deal on men’s and women’s The North Face jackets last year. I’m talking a 3-in-1 men’s jacket for $179.99 (regularly $260).
But you can find men’s 3-in-1 The North Face jackets all day, every day for around that price at 6pm.com.
TIP: Also check The North Face’s own website. They often have last year’s discontinued styles for half off.
4. Get Black Friday prices on an Air Fryer once a month at Kohl’s.
During Black Friday last year, when you applied one promo code to a sale price on the 2-qt. As Seen on TV Power Air Fryer XL, you could get it for $85 + $15 Kohl’s Cash (regularly $119).
Guess what? You can get that price about once a month at Kohl’s when you combine a sale with a promo code.
Watch for Kohl’s coupons and buy when Air Fryers hit less than $85 before you factor in Kohl’s Cash you earn.
5. Use coupons and score Black Friday prices on Bath & Body Works hand soap.
Stock up on Bath & Body Works hand soap when it reaches at least $2.00 each or less (regularly $6.50 each).
This is the price we see during Black Friday, but you can get this price when you use a $10 off $30 coupon on clearance soaps any time of the year.
Also, stock up during the Semi-Annual Sale in January and June to get this price.
6. Get Black Friday prices on brands like Tarte at Ulta a few times a year.
Granted, Black Friday boasts hard-to-beat prices on prestige-brand holiday gift sets, which you can’t find other times of the year.
But Ulta savings overall during Black Friday reach about 50% off. And you can surely get that price on prestige makeup brands like bareMinerals, Tarte and Urban Decay once every few months or so.
Sign up for Ultamate Rewards and combine your 20% off prestige coupons with a sale to reach these savings.
You can find a 5-qt. KitchenAid stand mixer on sale during Black Friday at Target or Macy’s for $179-$189 (regularly $349.99).
But Macy’s often hosts sales where KitchenAid drops into this price range other times of the year, like monthly One Day and Memorial Day sales. Find out how to save the most money possible at Macy’s.
Also, Kohl’s is a pretty sure bet if you have Kohl’s Cash to combine with a sale on a KitchenAid mixer.
8. Get Black Friday prices on toys at Target once every couple of months.
Buy toys during Target’s Toy Clearance in the summer and January or anytime you can get them for 50-70% off.
These types of discounts show up at Target randomly every couple months. Sometimes you need to use a Cartwheel offer , and sometimes it’s just a sale price.
9. Use a sitewide discount at Kohl’s for Black Friday prices on a Roomba.
Let’s look at the iRobot Roomba 635 for example.
During Black Friday, these vacuums reached $247 + $60 back in Kohl’s Cash (regularly $399.99). But about once every other month, you can find a comparable price at Kohl’s when you stack multiple promo codes with a sale.
Also, a few times in the spring, Kohl’s offers a mystery code with savings up to 40% off, and Yes2You members get random sitewide discounts.
Buy a Roomba when you can save at least 40-50%.
The Amazon Echo Dot is usually on sale for $29.99 (regularly $49.99) on Amazon during Black Friday.
You can find this price during Amazon Prime Day in July as well.
Other retailers mark the Dot down to $39.99 throughout the year, but watch for markdowns that reach that Black Friday price at Macy’s during One Day Sales.
Or try Best Buy in the summertime when they do their 2-Day Sale.