Black Friday 2018 Overview Updated October 21, 2018

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October 2018

When is Black Friday 2018?

Black Friday 2018 is November 23, the day following Thanksgiving in the United States.

What retailers do Black Friday?

Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others are all expected to offer notable deals throughout Black Friday. Based on past years, Amazon is likely to price match most offers from its competitors. Target will be offering 5% off for REDcard members along with free shipping. Best Buy and Walmart will also feature additional perks for shoppers.

How can I get the best Black Friday deals?

Right here at 9to5Toys, of course! Be sure to follow our Twitter account and download the new 9to5Toys app! It’s available for FREE on the App Store. This is the best way to stay up to date on all the deals throughout Black Friday.

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Black Friday 2018 Stories Yesterday

We’re just over a month away from Black Friday 2018 and the year’s biggest shopping event. Things are starting to heat up this evening with the official release of the Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide. This annual announcement details the hottest tech at Amazon, giving us our first glimpse into the retailer’s plans for the holiday shopping season.

This year’s Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide is highlighted by the usual selection of smart home gear, TVs, audio and budget-focused buys under $100. Head below for an in-depth look at what Amazon expects to be the hottest gifts of the year.

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Black Friday 2018 Stories October 19

Verizon is often touted as one of the more expensive wireless carriers around. But, during the holidays, the company can often offer some deep discounts on phones and more that are otherwise unheard of. While there likely won’t be any discount on its award-winning cellular service, we’ll see sales on some of this year’s hottest consumer electronics. Keep reading to find out how you can save during Verizon Black Friday.

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While Black Friday ads are still a few weeks away from arriving in droves, we’re starting to get a look at what retailers have planned. This is in addition to our retailer-specific guides that we’re putting together to get you ready for the big day. Ahead of its upcoming Black Friday ad, we’re getting our first look at the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Book for November. These deals are good through Thanksgiving week and give us our first look at what offers may be available. Head below for a quick look.

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While much of the attention goes to Amazon, eBay, Walmart and the other major national retailers on Black Friday, don’t forget about the little guys. Amazon’s online sister-site Woot provides countless notable price drops throughout the year and this year will be no exception. While its offerings tend to be a mixed bag across just about every product category, Woot Black Friday sales can be a great place to get huge deals on niche gear and products that might not be as readily available at other retailers. expand full story

It certainly pays to be a Costco member, especially in November. Despite their retail locations being closed on Thanksgiving Day, the Costco Black Friday sale is expected to be full of outstanding tech deals, especially for its members. More details below on how you can best take advantage:

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We’ve been ramping up our Black Friday coverage lately as the year’s biggest shopping event is just over a month away. Our guides focused Amazon, Target, Best Buy and many more are designed to help you plan for Black Friday as we get closer. Today we’re focusing on B&H Black Friday, which has historically been one of the best places for under-the-radar deals. But a big change to some of B&H’s policies this year may make consumers more wary.

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Black Friday 2018 Stories October 18

The Home Depot Black Friday savings are sure to be plenteous this year. From deals on smart home technology to security systems, appliances, and more it’s going to be a great year. We’re just about a month away from Thanksgiving and the year’s biggest shopping holiday. Keep reading to find out how to prepare for it if you frequent Home Depot.

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As expected, we are getting a wealth of 2018 holiday toy books ahead of this year’s official Black Friday ads. After announcing a massive overhaul to its online and in-store kids’ offerings just yesterday, we now have our hands on the Target Toy Book for 2018.  expand full story

The eBay Black Friday event delivers some of the holiday season’s best deals on Apple products, gift cards, TVs and more. With Thanksgiving just over a month away, it’s time to start preparing for 2018’s biggest shopping event. eBay is certain to be a major player in this year’s Black Friday festivities. Head below for a few tips to prepare for the big day, and details on doorbusters, price mach policies and more.

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Black Friday 2018 Stories October 17

Newegg Black Friday 2018 will be a go-to for many when it comes to building custom computers and buying PC or console gaming accessories. Over the years, Newegg has expanded from its core computer component offerings to consoles and even home goods. Competing with Amazon, GameStop, Walmart, and even Best Buy this Black Friday won’t be easy for this online retailer, but we expect Newegg to have some killer deals this holiday season.

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While Apple deals, massive UHDTVs and clothing tend to dominate the Black Friday deal season, there are loads of deals for music producers too. Guitar Center Black Friday deals are always filled with the hottest new recording gear, instruments and everything you need to kick-off your podcast career. You’ll want to watch out for that distracting sitewide sale they usually offer and focus in on the early online deals to maximize your savings if last year is any indication. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Head below to make sure your prepared for this year’s biggest Mac/iOS music and audio production deals at Guitar Center. expand full story

Toys are always some of the hottest items during the holiday season and ahead of Black Friday we’re getting a look at the Dollar General Toy Book for 2018. With everything from discounted LEGO, Mattel and more, there are a few surprising deals that will draw shoppers in. Head below for more.

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If you’re a frequent Kohl’s shopper, then you won’t want to miss Kohl’s Black Friday Sale. Between generous Kohl’s Cash amounts and exclusive cardholder savings, you could very well score doorbusters and other deals at incredible prices. Head below to learn more about what you can expect from Kohl’s this Black Friday season:

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If you’ve been following along at 9to5Toys, you know that we’ve been ramping up our Black Friday coverage in recent weeks. We’re just over a month away until the year’s biggest shopping event and retailers are beginning to detail their plans. Today, Target has announced a reimagined toy experience for the holidays. With Toys R Us closing, many retailers are seeing an opportunity to take advantage of a void in the toy space. Target will be offering remodeled kid-focused departments in its flagship stores along with a new digital shopping experience online. Head below for more.

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Black Friday 2018 Stories October 16

GameStop Black Friday 2018 is surely going to be an exciting one for gamers. It certainly has its hands full keeping up with Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy, but if last year is any indication it won’t be a problem. While many of its deals hit on Thanksgiving Day, you’ll want read on to make sure you don’t miss its potentially early price drops, gift card promos and more. expand full story

Best Buy is typically one of our favorite Black Friday retailers and this year is shaping up to be much of the same. You can expect hefty online and in-store discounts across just about every category, including Apple products. Head below for all the details on this year’s Best Buy Black Friday event.

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For LEGO shoppers, the holiday season began last Friday when we got a glimpse at the 2018 toy book. In fact, Black Friday is just over a month away. To make sure you’re ready for everything the biggest shopping event of the year has to offer, you’ll want to head below to prepare for LEGO Black Friday.

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Black Friday 2018 Stories October 15

Black Friday 2018 is a little over a month away and holiday gift ideas are starting to come out from our favorite retailers. Nordstrom Rack will be swarmed with shoppers this Black Friday with loads of top brands at major discounts across their site. Last year at Nordstrom Rack we saw an extra 30% off a selection of clearance apparel, shoes, accessories, and home items. Get your shopping carts ready and head below to find out how to prepare for Nordstrom Rack’s Black Friday.

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