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JCPenney Black Friday is a classic — 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 KCL app and bookmark KCL’s 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 BLACKFRIDAY to 57299 and receive real-time text alerts when Black Friday deals go live.
Here’s what we saw during last year’s JCPenney Black Friday sale so you can prep for 2022.
1. Will JCPenney be closed on Thanksgiving 2022?
In 2021 and in 2020, JCPenney was closed on Thanksgiving, opening their doors at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. Expect the same in 2022.
2. What time does JCPenney open on Black Friday?
Based on past years (2021 included), JCPenney will open their doors at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
3. Expect the JCPenney Black Friday ad to drop on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The JCPenney Black Friday ad dropped on Halloween evening in 2021. In 2022, we expect the JCPenney Black Friday ad drop on Nov. 1.
If you’ve signed up for JCPenney emails, they’ll 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. JCPenney Black Friday 2022 is predicted to be Nov. 25 – Nov. 27.
JCPenney Black Friday is expected to be Nov. 25 – Nov. 27, 2022, with JCPenney Cyber Monday predicted to be Nov. 28 – Nov. 30. However, we expect that JCPenney will offer early Black Friday deals throughout the entire month of November, from Nov. 1 – 23. You can expect those deals to be online only.
5. New in 2021: You couldn’t use coupons on JCPenney Black Friday deals.
In 2021, 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 2021 season. We’ll have to wait and see what the decision is for 2022.
6. Sign up for JCPenney Rewards and earn $15 for every $50 you spend during Black Friday 2022.
Also new in 2021, JCPenney finally caved and matched the Black Friday rewards offered at competitors like Kohl’s and Macy’s. In 2021, shoppers earned $15 JCP Rewards for every $50 spent. 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. In 2021, if you shopped between Nov. 22 – Dec. 1, then you could qualify for boosted rewards earnings and redeem those rewards Dec. 2 – 12.
7. JCPenney Black Friday deals were all available online in 2021.
In 2021, JCPenney mostly offered the same coupons for both online and in-store purchases.
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, during JCPenney Black Friday 2021, they also offered free in-store pickup. While the minimum spend threshold may vary for 2022, expect free store pickup to be the same.
You can also order select items with same-day pickup if your order is placed by 5 p.m., free of charge.
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 up to 70% on Cooks products.
JCPenney Black Friday has, for years, offered mail-in rebate deals on a wide range of Cooks brand small kitchen appliances. Find mail-in rebates available in your zip code by visiting JCP’s online Rebate Center.
One of the best mail-in rebates for 2021 was $20 off the regular price of this 11-piece set of Cooks spatter cookware (regularly $200), which was already 60% off during Black Friday. Stacking the rebate with the sale could save you 70%, while also earning you $15 in JCPenney rewards.
- Buy 1, Submit for $20 online or mail-in rebate
- Buy 1, Submit for $10 online or mail-in rebate
11. And save 83% 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 (2019, 2020, and 2021), we spotted Cuisinart 12-piece knife sets for under $10. You can probably expect to see the same during JCPenney’s 2022 Black Friday sale.
- Buy 1, Submit for $10 online or mail-in rebate
12. Expect to save at least $100 on diamond jewelry during JCPenney’s Black Friday sale.
Diamond rings, pendants, and earrings dropped to $19.99 from $124.98 during JCPenney Black Friday in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Check it out:
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 20% more.
This was new in 2021: since JCPenney Black Friday didn’t allow you to stack coupons with sales, bedding prices only ever reached 40% – 50% off (compared to 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 8-piece bedding sets. You’ll 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 saw savings of 45% – 60% on toys at Target (when you use your RedCard) on items like this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn table:
- Use 25% off - One Toy, Target Mobile Coupon Code
- Use RedCard for 5% off
16. Shop the JCPenney Salon for shampoo and conditioner during Black Friday.
JCPenney has historically offered awesome deals on salon gift sets, beating out Ulta pricing in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Check out this 2021 JCPenney Black Friday price on Matrix sets (regularly $37) for $16.99 and Redken sets (regularly $25) for $12.99:
17. But skip the Sephora inside JCPenney for Black Friday makeup deals.
Plus, in 2021, Sephora offered free shipping with no minimums using code FREESHIP, while JCPenney had that awful $75 minimum spend.
18. Keep your receipt and get a refund from any JCPenney holiday returns.
If you buy something after Oct. 20, 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.