If you’re planning ahead for Black Friday 2022, then there’s a good chance Macy’s Black Friday sale needs to be on your list no matter what you’re shopping for.
Macy’s is famous for Black Friday shopping traditions like free-after-rebate doorbusters, under-$10 small appliances, and 85% savings on jewelry. Ever since 2020, though, Macy’s Black Friday sale has changed, and we haven’t seen some of those traditions in years.
I dug through the last three years of data, and I’m here to spell out exactly what to expect from Macy’s Black Friday sale in 2022, including the key dates, strategies, and stock-up prices you need to know.
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Let’s start with the basics…the next sale:
1. Expect the 2022 Macy’s Black Friday sale to start Nov. 22.
Even though Macy’s (like everyone, it seems) ran early Black Friday deals, their true Black Friday sale didn’t start until the week of Thanksgiving.
As they did in 2020, Macy’s opened up their Black Friday sale both in stores and online starting the Tuesday before Black Friday. The sale, as usual, ran though the Saturday immediately following Black Friday.
In 2022, that Tuesday falls on Nov. 22, so that’s when we’re expecting to see this sale begin.
2. Macy’s Black Friday ad should go live before Nov. 1.
In 2019 and 2020, Macy’s dropped their Black Friday ad in the first week of November. In 2021, Macy’s released their Black Friday ad earlier than ever in late October.
It made sense to release it earlier in 2021, as Macy’s also launched early Black Friday deals starting in the first week of November. If they run the same sale, then expect to see the Black Friday ad before Nov. 1.
3. ‘Bonus Buy’ jewelry is 85% off reg. price — that’s the best deal of Macy’s Black Friday.
Macy’s “Bonus Buy” jewelry is consistently some of the best value you can get during Macy’s Black Friday sale.
In 2020 they offered diamond earrings (reg. $200) for just $29.99 when you made any $25 purchase. That’s 85% savings! In 2021 they ran an identical deal, plus Macy’s slapped 85% discounts on other jewelry items, like these pearl earrings:
Buy 1 Belle de Mer Cultured Freshwater Pearls (reg. $32.50), $4.99 sale price
Final Price: $4.99 (85 % savings)
4. If 2021 changes hold, expect Macy’s Black Friday deals to begin the first week of November.
Macy’s was once known for doorbuster “free after rebate” deals on items like kitchen appliances, glassware sets, plush throws, and more during Black Friday. I’m not confident we’ll see those in 2022, though, given that Macy’s hasn’t run this promo since 2019.
Instead, in 2021 Macy’s launched Black Friday Early Access deals every week of November leading up to Black Friday. Although they weren’t as great as the free-after-rebate deals, we still saw 40 – 70% savings on Cuisinart knife sets, women’s slippers, and brand-name bras.
Buy 1 Name-Brand Bra ($34+ reg. price), $9.99 sale price
FInal Price: $9.99 (72% savings)
5. Get $10 in Macy’s Money by requesting no-hurry shipping.
In the past, Macy’s has offered $10 in Macy’s Money for anyone who chooses no-hurry shipping (minimum $25 on your order). Like with the Macy’s Money earning period, I’ve only seen the no-hurry shipping offer around Black Friday.
“No Hurry” shipping means that instead of getting your order in 3-6 days, it’ll arrive in 6-9 days. In 2021, there was no limit to the number of times you could place an order at Macys.com for $25 or more to get $10 in Macy’s Money.
So, instead of spending $75, split up your purchase among three separate orders and end up with $30 in Macy’s Money.
6. In 2021 Macy’s put a free 20% off coupon in their Black Friday ad.
Each year going back to 2019, Macy’s has included one or two coupons in their Black Friday ad. In 2020, they had one coupon for $10 off any purchase of $25 and another for $20 off any purchase of $50. In 2021 it was one coupon for 20% off select sale and clearance items.
And you can always check this page for ongoing Macy’s promotions sorted by department.
7. Here are some more of the best Macy’s Black Friday deals from 2021…
Macy’s Bella Mini Cookware Sets sold for $6.99 (reg. $19.99) on Black Friday
Izumi Electronics Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds sold for $4.99 (reg. $19.99) during Macy’s Black Friday sale.
Macy’s Black Friday sale featured Clinique 2-Piece Gift Sets ($18 value) for $5 (reg. $9.50)
Clinique 5-Piece Lipstick Sets ($100 value) sold for $20 (reg. $25) during Macy’s Black Friday sale.
Sunham Soft Spun Bath Towels (reg. $14) sold for $2.99 during Macy’s Black Friday sale.
Art & Cook 1.5-Quart Slow Cookers (reg. $21.99) sold for $8.99 during Macy’s Black Friday sale.
What deals are you watching for from Macy’s 2022 Black Friday sale? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!