Black Friday 2020 sales might be over, but we’re still hunting for the best deals on all your wishlist items through the holidays. Bookmark this page and set a phone alert to check back here next year for the best Black Friday Best Buy tips for 2021.
Below are some of our best Black Friday Best Buy shopping tips. For live deals, visit our Best Buy deals page.
History shows that electronics deals are often unbeatable during Best Buy Black Friday. That’s why we predict Best Buy’s Black Friday 2020 deals to be filled with cheap TVs, the latest video game releases, laptops, and more.
Bookmark KCL’s Black Friday Deals page to be notified when deals go live.
Here are a few things you need to know in order to make the most of your time and money:
1. Early Black Friday deals started Oct. 13.
In their announcement of the sale, Best Buy says customers will have access to “dozens of deals straight from the not-yet-released Best Buy Black Friday ad” for two days.
Here are some of the Black Friday deals that started Oct. 13:
- Samsung 70-inch Class 4K Smart TV for only $529.99, reg. $749.99
- Laptops starting at $119.99
- JBL Free True Wireless headphones only $69.99, reg. $149.99
See all the live Best Buy deals now.
2. Sign up for My Best Buy for automatic price adjustments.
With Best Buy’s early Black Friday announcement also comes news of automatic price adjustments for My Best Buy shoppers. My Best Buy is a free loyalty program for shoppers with perks like early access to sales, exclusive deals and rewards points.
If you plan to shop Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale, make sure you sign into your My Best Buy account online or give your info in store at checkout. If the price drops below your purchase price before Nov. 28, Best Buy will automatically reimburse you for the difference by Dec. 14.
3. The full Best Buy Black Friday 2020 ad dropped on Oct. 29.
This year, Best Buy Black Friday deals will be released every few days at the end of November:
- Nov. 22: Black Friday Sale (shop pages 4-20 in the ad)
- Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day Sale that’s only available online (shop page 1)
- Nov. 28: Cyber Week deals start online and in store (shop pages 2-3)
See the full Best Buy Black Friday 2020 ad.
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4. No more rushing to Best Buy after Thanksgiving dinner.
Best Buy will be closed on Thanksgiving day, joining 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 Black Friday hours “usually” start at 8:00 a.m. at stores.
In past years, Best Buy stores nationwide opened at 8:00 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. Mask up when you shop Best Buy Black Friday 2020.
You don’t want to miss the hot doorbuster deal you’ve been waiting to get your hands on all year because you don’t have a face mask on.
Per Best Buy policy, all customers are required to wear a face covering when shopping in store. Although Best Buy does state they’ll provide you with a face mask if you don’t have one, it’s safer to bring your own.
7. Don’t expect to get sale prices if you shop Best Buy via Instacart.
Convenience shoppers rejoiced at the news that Best Buy is now available via Instacart.
But before you go blowing your holiday budget on electronics, be advised: Best Buy’s holiday sale prices are NOT available on Instacart.
Even standard prices available on Bestbuy.com aren’t available on Instacart. That’s because prices are a little bit higher to pay for the quick-delivery service.
Instead, shop Bestbuy.com and choose Same-Day Delivery at checkout, if it’s available in your area.
8. You can score Black Friday deals all year round.
That’s right! The earlier you decide what’s going to be on Santa’s list, the earlier you can start crossing things off.
For example, the Keurig K-Classic K50 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker was on sale for $59.99 during Best Buy Black Friday 2019, and then available for the same price on September 9 this year.
The Instant Pot Duo Nova 6-Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker was $64.99 last year and even cheaper at only $59.99 on September 12.
9. Best Buy Cyber Week will feature new deals starting Nov. 28.
Best Buy Cyber Monday is best known for hot deals on electronics, but you won’t not need to wait until Cyber Monday to shop. This year, Cyber Week deals will start on Saturday, Nov. 28.
If you missed out on the Black Friday action, you might find some of the same deals during Cyber Week. We’re talking about Apple MacBook, Apple AirPods, and Xbox 1 Bundles to name a few.
Learn more tricks for saving money on Apple products.
10. Receive free next-day delivery and same-day delivery on thousands of items.
This year, Best Buy is giving shoppers some sweet options as far as receiving products go.
Get same-day delivery on items that are ordered by 1:00 p.m. and receive your order by 9:00 p.m. Best Buy is also offering free next-day delivery on thousands of items.
11. 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 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.
Here are the other options BestBuy.com offers:
- Contactless curbside pickup
- In-store pickup
- Same-day delivery
- Free next-day delivery
- Pickup at 16,000 alternate locations, including UPS and CVS stores
12. 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!
In general, 5% cash back on a credit card is decent and 10% back is amazing. As always, be sure to pay off your balance every month because interest rates on credit cards are atrocious.
RELATED: The best store credit cards we’ve seen.
13. Shop Best Buy for the best deals on Apple, laptops, TVs, printers, and video games.
The best things to buy during Best Buy Black Friday are Apple products, laptops, printers, TVs, and video games. Here are a few Black Friday 2019 deals we can expect to be a repeat this year:
- $200 off Apple MacBook Air
- $89 Samsung Chromebook
- $19.99 HP all-in-one printer
- $100 off Xbox bundles
14. Shop in store for a 40-58% off TV deal.
If a big TV with a small price tag is on your wishlist, brave the crowds and shop in store to score up to 58% savings. Last year, the Insignia 58″ Fire TV was just $199.99 (originally $479.99) and included a free Amazon Echo Dot (a $49.99 value).
Customers also got the Hisense 32″ LED TV for $79.99 and the Hisense 65″ LED Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR for $299.99.
TIP: When you see “Only at Best Buy,” on a TV brand like Toshiba, Samsung, or LG, it means the TV was made for Best Buy to sell on Black Friday. These are typically stripped-down versions of more expensive TVs these brands sell.
15. Look somewhere else if you’re shopping for small kitchen appliances.
Don’t buy small kitchen appliances, air fryers, an Instant Pot, or a 65″ TV at Best Buy on Black Friday.
Yes, Best Buy had the Hisense 65″ TV for $299.99 last year, but at Walmart customers got the Philips 65″ Smart TV for only $278 in stores, as well as online. See all Walmart deals.
Shop small kitchen appliances at Kohl’s and get slow cookers, toasters, hand mixers, and waffle makers for just $2 and change. Get an Instant Pot for just $55 and receive $15 Kohl’s Cash to use on a future purchase — that’s like paying only $40 for this $130 appliance. See all Kohl’s deals.
16. Save up to 40% on large appliances.
Shop online as soon as Best Buy Black Friday deals go live on the first week of November to score large appliances for up to 40% off. But if you’re looking for even bigger discounts, you don’t need to wait until Black Friday.
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.
17. Best Buy might be your best chance at getting a Nintendo Switch.
The Nintendo Switch was one of the most sought-after products during Black Friday 2019 and it’s been sold out at almost every retailer since.
Best Buy is one of the few retailers that has consistently had the Nintendo Switch in stock within the past few months, but due to its popularity, inventory usually runs out very quickly.
If you’ve been wanting one, 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.
18. 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, 2021 will be able to be returned through Jan. 16, 2021.