History shows that electronics deals are often unbeatable during Best Buy Black Friday. That’s why we predict Best Buy’s Black Friday 2021 deals include cheap TVs, the latest video game releases, laptops, and more.
Before you do anything else, be sure to download the KCL app and bookmark our Best Buy coupons! We’ll send you notifications as soon deals drop on hot items including PlayStation 5s.
And here are a few other things you need to know in order to make the most of your time and money:
1. Best Buy’s Black Friday 2021 deals have begun.
Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale is here, and it’ll run from Oct. 19 – Oct. 22. In years’ past, Best Buy’s early Black Friday sales have been as good as the deals they run during the actual week of Black Friday — so now’s a good time to pull the trigger.
This year, the Best Buy Black Friday event will start Nov. 19. If Best Buy follows the same formula in 2020, Best Buy’s end-of-November sales should look like:
- Nov. 19: Black Friday Sale
- Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day Sale only available online
- Nov. 27: Cyber Week deals start online and in store
2. Look to save 62% on Chromebooks and air fryers during Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale.
This is in line with the value we’ve expected from Best Buy in previous years. Right now you can find this Bella Pro Series air fryer (reg. 129.99) for $49.99.
Buy 1 Bella Pro Series 8-Quart Digital Air Fryer (reg. $129.99), $49.99 sale price
Free shipping on orders over $35
Final Price: $49.99
And Best Buy is offering several deals on Beats headphones, like this 62% discount on noise cancelling over-ear headphones:
Buy 1 Dr. Dre Beats Studio Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (reg. $349.99), $169.99 sale price
Free shipping on orders over $35
Final Price: $169.99
See all the live Best Buy deals now.
3. Best Buy Price Match Guarantee gives you the lowest price until mid-January.
The Best Buy Price Match Guarantee includes both price matching with competitors and price adjusting with Best Buy’s own prices. Normally, the guarantee works within the normal return and exchange window: 15 days within purchase of most items if you’re not a My Best Buy member. But during the holidays this policy get a big boost.
Anything you purchase from Oct. 18, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022 (unless it’s on the list of exclusions) can be returned through Jan. 16, 2022. That means you could have shopped the Best Buy Early Black Friday sale, bought all of your holiday gifts, and can now sit back and watch for the price drop until mid-January. Yep, even through Cyber Monday.
If the price drops on your purchase during Best Buy, expect your reimbursement before Christmas.
4. No more rushing to Best Buy after Thanksgiving dinner.
Best Buy will be closed on Thanksgiving day. They’ll join a few other retailers like Walmart and Target. You’ll be able to shop online, though — All. Day. Long.
But if you’re ready for some in-store action. . .
5. Best Buy in-store Black Friday hours “usually” start at 8 a.m.
In past years, Best Buy stores nationwide opened at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. This year, Doorbusters might start a couple of hours earlier, since stores won’t be open on Thanksgiving day.
Either way, you’ll want to get in line at least an hour before the store opens, as they usually hand out tickets to customers. We’ll keep you updated as we find out more about Best Buy Black Friday hours.
6. Save $67.99 on Nintendo Switch bundles at Best Buy during Black Friday starting Nov. 21.
But Best Buy is going further in 2021. In addition to the Switch console and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Best Buy is also including a three-month membership to Nintendo Switch Online (reg. $7.99).
Buy 1 Nintendo Switch Neon Blue/Neon Red Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Download) + 3-Month Nintendo Switch Online Membership $299.99, special buy
Free shipping on orders of $35+
Final Price: $299.99
If you’ve been struggling to find a Switch, then we recommend you set up a Zoolert alert to be notified every time the Nintendo Switch is in stock at Best Buy and other retailers.
7. Save 50 – 60% on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo games on BestBuy.com.
In 2020, Best Buy launched their Black Friday sale online a full week ahead of their in-store Black Friday event. We saw games like Madden and Donkey Kong: Country on sale for $30 off.
But I’m still geeking out about when I took home Marvel’s Spider-Man (Game of the Year edition) for PlayStation 63% off.
Buy 1 Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 (
reg. $39.99) $14.99, sale price
Final Price: $14.99
8. Ditch Best Buy and shop Kohl’s for small kitchen appliances at 80 – 90% off with rebates.
Don’t buy slow cookers, air fryers, or any other small kitchen appliance from Best Buy during Black Friday. Instead, use rebates at Kohl’s, Macy’s, and JCPenney to take 80 – 90% off of your purchase. During Black Friday 2020 we used rebates to save on:
- Bella and Black & Decker appliances from Macy’s
- Cooks appliances from JCPenney
- Toastmaster appliances from Kohl’s
Here’s what those Kohl’s savings looked like in 2020:
Buy 1 Toastmaster 2-Slice Toaster (
reg. $24.99) $18.99, Black Friday Week Deal
Or Toastmaster Immersion Blender (
reg. $24.99) $18.99, sale price
Or Toastmaster Electric Knife (
reg. $24.99) $18.99, sale price
Submit for $14 mail-in rebate, limit 5
Use TURKEY15 for 15% off
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Pay $16.14, submit for $14 mail-in rebate
Final Price: $2.14
See all Kohl’s deals.
9. Skip large appliances during Black Friday. Best Buy’s Open Box offers 10% more in savings.
This isn’t to say Best Buy’s large appliance deals are bad during Black Friday. Look, if you shop online as soon as Best Buy Black Friday deals go live in the first week of November, then you’ll find large appliances for up to 40% off.
But we’re looking for the very best savings, and you don’t need to wait until Black Friday for those.
Best Buy offers up to 50% off open-box appliances year-round — choose from Excellent, Satisfactory, and Fair conditions. The bigger the cosmetic signs of use, the steeper the discount.
10. Look for Fubo TV, Apple TV+ and Fire TV bundles and save 25 – 40%.
If a big TV with a small price tag is on your wish list, brave the crowds and shop in store to score up to 58% in savings. In 2021, the Insignia 55″ Fire TV (reg. $549.99) is available for $299.99, and it’s bundled with 30 days of free FuboTV (reg. $64.99) and three months of Apple TV+ (reg. $14.97 total).
Buy 1 Insignia 55″ Smart Fire TV Edition (
reg. $549.99) $299.99 sale price
Buy 1, receive free 30 days of FuboTV and three months of Apple TV+
Final Price: $299.99
11. If you see “Only at Best Buy” on TVs, expect stripped-down versions of more expensive TVs sold by the same brand.
We’ve seen this from Best Buy with brands like Toshiba, Samsung, and LG. Basically it means that the TV was made for Best Buy to sell specifically on Black Friday.
12. Save 55% on Chromebooks when you shop Best Buy during the week of Black Friday.
Chromebooks are among the very best buys (get it? … I’ll show myself out…) of the season. So if you missed the back-to-school laptop sales and are looking to upgrade for the spring semester, now’s the time to pull the trigger.
In 2021, Best Buy is offering this Asus 11.6-inch Chromebook (reg. $219) for $120 off the regular price during Black Friday — that brings the price down 55% to $99!
Buy 1 Asus 11.6″ Chromebook (
reg. $219) $99, sale price
Final Price: $99
13. Save $150 on MacBooks during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale starting Nov. 24.
Shop Best Buy the day before Thanksgiving if you’d to take $150 off your MacBook purchase. if you buy a new MacBook Air 13.3-inch laptop (reg. $999.99), those savings amount to 15%. But Best Buy will also include six free months of Apple Music (reg. $59.94 total), six free months of Apple News+ (reg. $59.94 total), and three free months of Apple TV+ (reg. $14.97 total).
Buy 1 Apple MacBook Air (
reg. $999.99) $849.99, sale price
Final Price: $849.99
14. Place your order by 1 p.m. and Best Buy will deliver it the same day.
In 2020, Best Buy gave shoppers some sweet options as far as receiving products goes.
They offered same-day delivery on a wide range of items, so long as you placed your order by 1 p.m. (orders were delivered by 9 p.m.). Anything ordered after that time was eligible for free next-day delivery, which still rocks.
That was especially useful when you consider that delivery services such as Instacart couldn’t match Best Buy’s holiday sale prices.
If Best Buy’s Same Day Delivery is available in your area, simply add it at checkout and you’ll be good to go.
15. Use free store pickup if you’re a procrastinator.
If you’re shopping past the deadline for free delivery by Christmas, try placing your online order with free store pickup instead. Depending on the time of day, your order will be ready in as soon as an hour.
Pick up your order inside the store, or choose contactless curbside pickup at checkout. Note that this strategy will only be successful if the product you’re buying is already in stock at your Best Buy location.
16. Open a Best Buy credit card two weeks before Black Friday.
If you know you’re going to make a big purchase during Best Buy Black Friday and it makes sense financially, consider signing up for the Best Buy credit card.
You’ll get 5% back every day and 10% back on your first day of purchases.
Realize that the 10% back on your first day of shopping with the credit card is only valid for 14 days after you sign up, so make sure to time it right if you want to use the 10% off during Black Friday!
As always, be sure to pay off your balance within 25 days of your purchase date, because interest rates on credit cards are atrocious.
17. The Best Buy holiday return policy lets shoppers return items through Jan. 16.
Best Buy has introduced a super-long return window this year. Purchases made Oct. 13 through Jan. 2, 2022 will be able to be returned through Jan. 16, 2022.
If you have any more questions about how you can maximize your Best Buy savings, please let me know in the comments below. I’ll get back to you with an answer. Thanks for reading!