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 JCPenney tips for 2021.
Below are some of our best Black Friday JCPenney shopping tips. For live deals, visit our JCPenney deals page.
JCPenney and Black Friday go together like coupons and sales. They’re just made for each other. With all the changes in 2020, we wanted to make sure you have the information you need to focus on how you can save, and what you should skip during JCPenney Black Friday this year.
JCP announced that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2020, but most Black Friday prices will be available in stores and online starting on Nov. 20. Don’t worry, if your tradition is shopping on the holiday, it’s still an option at JCPenney.com.
Here are our best shopping tips for the JCPenney Black Friday. And don’t forget to bookmark our JCPenney deals page.
1. Get your hands on the JCPenney Black Friday ad — available now.
JCPenney released their Black Friday ad late in the evening on Halloween. In the ad, they announced that doors will be open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday and deals will be online starting Wednesday, Nov. 25, but they changed it up and decided to make deals available in stores and online starting Friday, Nov. 20. JCP will be closed on Thanksgiving. See the best JCPenney Black Friday deals here.
Also in the JCP Black Friday ad is a 30% off coupon. Use it for extra savings during their Black Friday sales!
2. Look for deals on Cuisinart, Pyrex, bath towels, cookware sets and small appliances.
Can you really get 95% off Cuisinart Knife Sets at JCPenney?! The answer is yes.
Last year we spotted the best deal we’ve ever seen on popular 12-piece knife sets. The Black Friday price was $7.99, but by early December it dropped to just $2.49. Another hot deal was on Pyrex 18-piece glass storage containers; normally they retail for $78, but last year they were only $17.99.
If you’re on the lookout for small appliances and cookware then stick with the Cooks brand. Power blenders, slow cookers, coffee makers and more dropped to $4.99, Air Fryers just $29.99 and cookware sets were up to 70% off.
JCP Home Expressions bath towels and bedding are the way to go for the lowest prices. In 2019 bath towels were $2.99, bedding sets started at $19 and any size sherpa comforters were only $34.
3. Get diamond jewelry prices that sparkle, and steals on salon haircare and styling tools.
Diamond rings, pendants and earrings dropped to $20 from $124.98 during JCPenney Black Friday in 2019. Only thing is, in 2020 jewelry hasn’t been available for free store pickup. To get free shipping on any purchase at JCP, you’ll need to spend at least $49.
One of the hottest deals was on salon gift sets, even beating out the prices at Ulta; top-sellers included Biolage and Redken sets for $12.99. Styling tools were also a popular gift, especially CHI flatirons priced at $59.99 — that’s $80 off the regular price.
4. Look for mail-in-rebate offers on kitchen appliances.
JCPenney mail-in-rebate offers are game-changers for Black Friday deals; you can get a slow cooker for just $4.99 after this year’s 30% off coupon and mail-in-rebate!
In 2020 find mail-in-rebate offers for select Cooks, Cuisinart and Black + Decker appliances.
5. You may want to pass on large appliances.
If this year is like 2019 then sale prices will be comparable to competitors, but if the rebates aren’t up for grabs you may be better off shopping elsewhere.
6. Don’t bother with toys at JCPenney — shop Target or Kohl’s instead.
Toys average about 30% off during JCPenney Black Friday, and considering you can save more like 60% on toys at Kohl’s, Target and Walmart, it’s not worth your precious Black Friday time.
7. Skip Sephora inside JCPenney for makeup deals.
8. Sign up for JCPenney Rewards.
You’ll earn JCP Rewards based on the amount of money you spend. JCP cardholders earn one point per dollar spent, and non-cardholders earn one point per $2 spent.
When you get 200 points, you’ll receive a $10 Reward that’s good for up to 45 days, or basically, 5% back.
9. Use in-store pickup or ship-to-store if you’re spending less than $49.
The required threshold for free shipping to your home used to be $99, but since Black Friday 2019 it’s dropped to $79. We’re hoping for an even lower minimum for free shipping this year.
You can also get free shipping to the store on orders of $25 or more, or same-day pickup on select items if your order is placed by 5:00 p.m.
10. Do your online shopping through Rakuten to get up to 10% cash back.
Rakuten (formally Ebates) offers between 3% and 10% off online JCPenney purchases and up to 2% back for in-store purchases.
Sign up for a Rakuten account and initiate your JCPenney Black Friday shopping from their site. You’ll get cash back immediately in your Rakuten account.
11. Pay with a discounted gift card from Raise to save up to 3%.
Load up on discounted JCPenney gift cards from Raise so you’re ready to save money before you even spend it on JCPenney Black Friday deals.
Purchase a gift card for up to 3% less than its face value, and you’ll save money on top of JCPenney coupons and discounts — even on Black Friday!