If electronics like GoPro, PlayStation, Apple and Xbox are on your holiday shopping list, you’ll need to know when and where to find the best deals.
1. Buy previous generation Apple products during Black Friday, after new generations are released.
Stores like Walmart, Costco, Target and Best Buy offer older generation iPhones and iPads for a discount when Apple’s latest generation hits the shelves.
This season, Apple released the iPhone 11 series, which is about $50 cheaper than last years’ X series and is getting rave reviews. Expect to see some creative discounts and offers from phone carriers for the X series this holiday season.
Look for deals in November during Black Friday week.
Historically we’ve seen Walmart offer gift cards with an iPhone purchase, Target offer 41% savings on iPads and Best Buy offer up to 38% savings on iPads.
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2. Buy an Apple watch online from Target.
All of Target’s doorbusters are available online, so there’s no need to step foot in the store, ever. Instead, shop online as early as 1:00 a.m. EST Thanksgiving morning.
Last year, the Apple Watch Series 1 was marked down to $179 — over $70 worth of savings! Use your REDCard for another 5% off.
3. Buy an iPad online from Walmart.
Walmart ran a deal that put the iPad Mini on sale online starting at 3:00 a.m. EST on Thursday. What was regularly $268 was only $199!
If you prefer an upgraded model, Best Buy offered the 128GB iPad Mini 4 with a $125 discount for $274.99 on Black Friday last year.
Amazon and Target both offered the Echo during Black Friday last year for $79.99, regularly $99.99. Echo Dot was just $29.99, marked down from $49.99.
But Target REDcard holders got an additional 5% off purchases, making the Echo just $75.99 and the Dot just $28.49.
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5. Buy a laptop online from Best Buy.
Last year, Best Buy had an HP 15.6-inch laptop with 8GB memory and 1TB hard drive — normally $529.99, on sale for $359.99.
Skip the lines and shop this deal online Thursday at 3:00 a.m. EST.
6. Buy Amazon Fire tablets from Amazon in July.
Last year, Amazon had the same prices for Amazon Fire Tablets on Prime Day and Black Friday.
Two years in a row, we’ve seen the Fire 7 Tablet on sale for $29.99 (regularly $49.99) and the Fire HD 8 tablet with Alexa was on sale for $49.99 (regularly $79.99).
7. Buy a Fitbit online from Kohl’s.
Kohl’s had the best prices on Fitbit last year, hands down.
Buy a Fitbit the Monday before Black Friday online at 1:00 a.m. EST.
The Fitbit Charge 2 was on sale at Kohl’s for $99.99 (regularly $149.99) plus $30 in Kohl’s Cash, making the final price only $99.99.
Or the Fitbit Alta was on sale for $99.99 (regularly $129.99-$149.99) plus $30 in Kohl’s Cash, making the final price $69.99.
8. Buy streaming devices like a Fire Stick or Roku online at Best Buy.
Cut the cable cord, and opt for a Fire TV stick or Roku.
Last year at Amazon, Target and Best Buy, you could save $15 and get the Fire TV stick for $25 (regularly $39.99), or save $22 on a Roku Streaming Stick at Walmart, making the final price just $48.
9. Buy a GoPro from Amazon.
Buy a GoPro during Black Friday Five. They’re typically $129.99, but last year you could find one on sale for $89.99.
10. Buy a printer online from Best Buy.
During Black Friday Five last year, there were two printer deals worth getting online Thanksgiving day at 3:01 a.m. EST.
The HP Deskjet 2549 wireless all-in-one printer was only $19.99 (regularly $49.99). Or the HP Deskjet 3637 wireless all-in-one printer was only $29.99 (regularly $69.99).
11. Buy Xbox and PlayStation bundles online from Kohl’s.
The best deals on Xbox or PlayStation bundles are online at Kohl’s. Check the Monday before Thanksgiving as early as 1:00 a.m. EST.
Last year, the Xbox One was on sale for $189.99(regularly $234.99), plus you could earn $45 worth of Kohl’s Cash — for a final savings of $90.
Kohl’s also had the PlayStation 4 1TB marked down to $199.99 with an additional $60 in Kohl’s Cash, bringing your savings up to $100.
12. Buy Beats by Dre from Target.
Right before Black Friday, Target ran a Cartwheel deal that put Beats Solo 2 wireless headphones at 60% off. What was regularly $199.99 was only $79.99!
Beats Tour 2 headphones were 50% off with a Cartwheel offer, making them only $51.99.
13. Buy Sony Playstation virtual reality headsets (PSVR) from Best Buy.
Last year on Black Friday, we saw the Playstation PSVR for $199 (marked down from $299) at Best Buy.
We also saw the PSVR with camera on Amazon $249.99, marked down from $399 on Black Friday.
We’ve also collected the Best Places to Score Virtual Reality Headset Deals on Black Friday 2018.
14. Buy an Apple TV online from Best Buy.
Shop online at Best Buy during Black Friday Five on Thursday at 3:01 a.m. EST.
Score a major deal on the Apple TV for $179.99 (regularly $199.99) — saving $20.
15. Buy a Samsung TV from Target in January or February.
Don’t get fooled by jaw-dropping prices on TVs during Black Friday. Some brands make models specifically for Black Friday that lack quality. Plus, they mark up the TVs to make it seem like you’re getting a better deal than you really are.
If you miss out on a TV during Black Friday Five, wait until late January or early February when TV prices hit rock bottom once again, thanks to the Super Bowl and new models coming out.
At Target last February, a Samsung Smart Ultra HD 4K 55″ TV was on sale for $499.99 (regularly $899.99) plus a 10% off Cartwheel offer making it only $449.99 — that’s 50% off!