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Black Friday deals for 2021: Best deals at Amazon, Walmart and more so far

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Black Friday is just over three weeks away, but the big sales have already started at Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy. Every major retailer has started publishing lists of what you can expect to see on sale once the virtual and physical doors open. In many cases their goods are already labeled Black Friday offers. As the seasonal chaos grows, we’ll keep scouring the internet in search of the best Black Friday deals so you don’t have to. Expect this page to be updated frequently, as we’ll keep adding to it as more offers appear. 

Black Friday sales at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more

On the calendar, Black Friday is Friday, Nov. 26 — the day after Thanksgiving. But “Black Friday sales” are already alive and well. To help navigate the pandemonium, here is a handy guide of what you can expect on sale when and where:

Best Black Friday deals at Walmart

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Made primarily for browsing the web, the Samsung Chromebook 4’s straightforward design gives you only the essential programs you actually need. Boasting a 12.5-hour battery life and military-grade durability, this lightweight laptop is ideal for workers and students on the go.

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Best Black Friday deals at Target


At 54% off its list price, this deal is practically highway robbery. For reference, that is $150 cheaper than the framed model of the same television. With ultrahigh-definition 4K picture and built-in streaming apps, this model is one of the best TV deals I’ve seen this season.

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Best Black Friday headphone deals

You can always find headphones on sale during Black Friday events, but finding the right balance between a good deal and a good set of headphones can be a challenge. Here’s what we’ve found so far.

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Best Black Friday TV deals

Televisions frequently fill out Black Friday sale pages, but it’s not always easy to tell which sales are actually worthwhile. Here are some deals on good TVs worth adding to your shopping cart. 

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For a long time, Vizio has been a preferred brand for affordable televisions. With the M-Series boasting quantum 4K UHD and HDR10 Plus, you’d be hard-pressed to find a TV with better picture quality in this price range.

Read our Vizio M7-Series review.


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Best Black Friday laptop deals

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The latest in Apple’s line of lightweight laptops, the updated 2020 MacBook Air features an M1 processor and a dazzling 13.3-inch Retina display. At only 2.8 pounds, this ultrathin laptop delivers powerful performance in a sleek, compact package.

Read Dan Ackerman’s review here.


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Best Black Friday tablet deals

It’s never hard to find a cheap tablet, but it can occasionally be challenging to find a good tablet at a reasonable price. Here are all of the worthwhile tablet deals we’ve found for early Black Friday. 

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With a 256GB SSD and a dazzling 12.3-inch touchscreen, the Surface Pro 7 gives you the best features of both a laptop and a tablet. While the Surface Pro 8 recently stepped onto the scene, at $800 this previous model still delivers a pretty unbeatable value.

Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review.


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Best Black Friday kitchen deals

Kitchen tech can totally change the way you cook, and a great sale on kitchen tech makes that exploration even more enjoyable. Here are the best Black Friday kitchen deals we’ve found. 


Featuring a bowl-lift design, the Pro Series stand mixer is ideal for dense doughs and for handling high-volume batches. And with 10 optional power attachments, from pasta makers to food grinders, this stand mixer can easily become the centerpiece of your kitchen.

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Best Black Friday fitness deals

With New Year’s Day inching ever closer, those fitness resolutions can start to feel daunting. But not if you’ve got the right equipment. Here are the best Black Friday fitness deals we’ve found.

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Get a jump on those New Year’s resolutions with 33% off the Fitbit Sense. With a heart rate monitor, sleep cycle tracker and temperature sensor, this smartwatch can help ensure that you’re in tip-top shape to hit all your fitness goals.

Read Lexy Savvides and Scott Stein’s review here.


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Best Black Friday deals under $50

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick can transform any television with an HDMI input into a smart TV with a simple plug-in. Instantly, you’ll have access to all the shows and movies you love in crisp 4K (on supporting televisions). Its remote even comes with a voice control feature to make browsing a breeze.

Read David Katzmaier’s review here.


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