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JCPenney Black Friday is a classic sale — let’s just say the long-standing retailer and Black Friday were made for each other.
If you really want to level up your JCPenney Black Friday 2022 shopping and save 80% on Cuisinart and small appliances, you can’t forget about mail-in rebates.
It’s easy. Find mail-in rebates online and stack them with coupons and the JCPenney Black Friday sale. I’ll show you how to find all the JCPenney Black Friday deals, as well as a few other products you should (or shouldn’t) look for during the sale.
Remember to download the Krazy Coupon Lady app and bookmark our Black Friday deals page, and we’ll keep you up-to-date on all the deals you can expect to see this year. And you can text JCP to 57299 and be the first to know about the hottest deals each day.
Here’s how to shop the JCPenney Black Friday sale in 2022.
1. Will JCPenney be closed on Thanksgiving 2022?
JCPenney will be closed on Thanksgiving, but they’ll reopen doors at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. This was the same in 2020 and 2021.
2. What time does JCPenney open on Black Friday?
JCPenney will open their doors at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
3. The JCPenney Black Friday ad dropped on Oct. 31, 2022.
The JCPenney Black Friday ad dropped on Halloween this year, just like it did last year. You can shop their online-only preview starting now.
If you’ve signed up for JCPenney emails, they mail the Black Friday ad to your address on file. You can also visit the JCPenney promo page, where you’ll see all ongoing JCPenney deals and promos. Or go old-school and pick up an ad inside your local JCPenney.
4. You can start shopping JCPenney’s early Black Friday deals now.
Even though the main Black Friday event (aka the JCPenney Black Friday WOW sale) started Nov. 18, you can still shop early Black Friday deals that JCPenney released. Here are a few of the top deals:
5. The main JCPenney Black Friday event starts on Nov. 18, 2022.
JCPenney Black Friday will happen Nov. 18 – 27, 2022, with JCPenney Cyber Monday scheduled for Nov. 28 – Nov. 30. However, JCPenney offers early Black Friday deals weekly online and in-store throughout the entire month of November.
Here’s a JCPenney schedule for reference:
Nov. 1: Early Black Friday Deals go live (one-day online only event!)
Nov. 2 – 17: New deals all month that are Black Friday prices, online and in store
Nov. 18 – 27: Thousands of Black Friday deals
Nov. 24: Black Friday Sale, Online Only
Nov. 25 – 27: Black Friday Sale, Online & In Stores. Doors open on Black Friday (Nov. 25) at 5 a.m.
6. You can’t use coupons on JCPenney Black Friday deals.
Last year, I was hoping to find a 30% off coupon in the JCPenney Black Friday ad, since they offered one the year prior. But new in 2021, JCPenney Black Friday said no to using coupons with the seasonal sales … ouch.
Fortunately, JCPenney is still offering massive savings through mail-in rebates, and they decided to beef up their Black Friday rewards for the 2022 season.
7. Sign up for JCPenney Rewards and earn $10 for every $50 you spend during Black Friday 2022.
JCPenney finally caved last year and matched the Black Friday rewards offered at competitors like Kohl’s and Macy’s. In 2022, shoppers can earn $10 JCP Rewards for every $50 spent (a $5 decrease over last year — bummer). Still, use this strategy to save money on your holiday shopping after Black Friday, too. Here’s how:
Make sure to sign up for JCPenney Rewards by the third week of November. You can earn rewards from Nov. 18 – 30 and then you can redeem those rewards Dec. 1 – 11.
8. JCPenney will price match competitors on Black Friday.
JCPenney’s price match policy guarantees the lowest price on an item, even if you find it for less at another retailer. Even during Black Friday. JCPenney boasts a “365-days a year” price matching guarantee. Just bring proof of the competitor’s price. An ad or a mobile screen should work as long as a JCPenney associate can verify it.
This means if you find an identical item for less at another retailer — Target, Kohl’s, etc. — JCPenney will give you the lower price. Best part? JCPenney will also let you use a coupon to bring the total even lower after your price match.
9. Not spending enough to get free shipping? Use free store pickup.
Although JCP only offers free shipping to those who spend at least $75, they’re offering free same-day pickup for all orders in 2022 (either curbside or in-store). You’ll just need to place your order at least two hours prior to store closing in order to have it ready the same day.
TIP: If you’re spending $25, you can get free JCPenney ship-to-store. This is another option, although you’ll still need to go to the store to pick it up.
10. Watch for rebates in order to save 80% on Cooks and Anchor Hocking products.
JCPenney Black Friday has, for years, offered mail-in rebate deals on a wide range of Cooks brand small kitchen appliances, pans, and mixing bowls. Find mail-in rebates available in your zip code by visiting JCP’s online Rebate Center.
One of the best mail-in rebates for 2022 is $20 off the regular price of this Cooks Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Lid (regularly $100), which is already 60% off during Black Friday. Stacking the rebate with the sale could save you 80%, while also earning you JCPenney rewards.
11. And save 80% on Cuisinart during JCPenney Black Friday.
At this point, you know the deal. Stack rebates and sale prices for maximum savings.
For the past three years, we spotted Cuisinart 12-piece knife sets for under $10. Looks like this trend is continuing with JCPenney’s 2022 Black Friday sale:
12. Expect to save at least $100 on diamond jewelry during JCPenney’s Black Friday sale.
Diamond rings, pendants, and earrings have dropped to just $19.99 (from $125!) during JCPenney Black Friday for the past three years. Here’s a hot deal for 84% off diamond jewelry for Black Friday 2022:
13. Watch for $10 women’s sweaters during the JCPenney Cyber Monday sale.
Sweaters regularly priced at $37 or more were docked to $9.99 during JCPenney Cyber Monday in 2021. Watch for great deals on apparel.
14. Shop Macy’s — not JCPenney Black Friday — for bedding sets and save up to 25% more.
Since JCPenney Black Friday didn’t allow you to stack coupons with sales starting last year, bedding prices only ever reached 40% – 50% off (compared to in years past where it was more like 75% off). So the savvier, more cost-effective move is to shop bedding at Macy’s and earn Macy’s Money. Even with JCPenney’s boosted rewards structure, JCP can’t beat Macy’s.
Expect Macy’s to offer around 70% savings on bedding sets. You can also earn $10 in Macy’s Money. So this round goes to Macy’s.
15. Don’t bother with toys at JCPenney — save 15% – 30% more at Target instead.
In the past, JCPenney Black Friday has seen toy prices reach about 30% off. And that’s where JCP toy prices stay, unfortunately, because toys are excluded from the retailer’s Black Friday coupons.
Target, on the other hand, lets you stack coupons and rewards on top of toy sale prices. And that’s how we see savings of 45% – 60% on toys like these at Target (when you use your RedCard):
See more Black Friday deals at Target.
16. Shop the JCPenney Salon for shampoo and conditioner gift sets during Black Friday.
JCPenney has historically offered awesome deals on salon gift sets, beating out Ulta pricing for the past three years.
Check out these 2022 deals on Paul Mitchell gift sets (regularly $20.99) for $9.99 and Biolage sets (regularly $34) for $17.99:
17. Look for the JCPenney Coupon Giveaway in-store on Black Friday 2022.
On Black Friday 2022, JCPenney shoppers can be part of the retailer’s Coupon Giveaway, which are limited quantities and in store-only. Coupons up for grabs will be: $10 off $10 or more; $100 off $100 or more or $500 off $500 or more. So have your alarms set and get there early if you want one of these coupons: stores open at 5 a.m. and you can bet the line will be started early.
18. Keep your receipt and you’ll have 90 days for any JCPenney holiday returns.
If you buy something on or after Oct. 15, the JCPenney return policy states that you’ll have 90 days to return it. Just remember to bring your receipt, and you’ll be good for a full refund issued on the original form of payment (or a JCPenney gift card).
But even if your return is after 90 days, you can still get store credit if you have the receipt.