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Shopping The Biggest and Best Black Friday Deals of 2021 (So Far)

You’ve probably noticed several brick-and-mortar stores are already offering Black Friday deals early. What you may not know is why this is happening.

Pandemic and Supply Chain Issues

Some shelves are already empty and retailers just don’t know when — or if — they’ll get in more merchandise. As a result, you’re probably also seeing higher prices.

Supplies of raw material and component parts — electronic chips, rubber, aluminum — are in short supply. There’s also the bottleneck in shipping harbors leavings ships waiting at sea. So much so, even when the goods are finally unloaded, a shortage of truck drivers adds further delays to getting the merchandise to market.

Even overseas shipping costs as much as five times more. So, expect to see some of that passed on to you, the consumer.

Meanwhile, even though Black Friday isn’t here just yet, you can still shop some of the best deals of the holiday season, both in-store and online. But if you’re shopping online, check where your purchase is shipping from and order early. Quite a few Black Friday sales are already available online, with more to follow.

Amazon

Amazon has already started posting holiday sales as far back as October to help jumpstart the shopping season. It’s likely you’ll see new items offered each week. Smart TVs, Apple 13″ MacBook Pros, Apple Watches, even Robot Vacuums are all currently marked down. Go here.

Walmart

Walmart has also been early out of the starting gate. Offering things like HP 15.6″ Laptops, adult sleepwear, and Chefman French Door 26-quart Air Fryer and Oven. Check them out.

This is also another site you’ll want to revisit in the days ahead as more sales are featured.

JC Penney

Christmas just isn’t complete without the JC Penney catalogue showing up in the mail. The catalogue may be gone, but Penney’s is still around and still offering some deals you’ll want to take a look at. Flip through their online catalogue.

Home Depot

Home Depot may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of Black Friday savings. But, you’ll find a wide selection of artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and holiday decor. As well as, heavy duty appliances, like washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators. Browse their selections.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn is another one of those places you might not have thought of for Black Friday deals. Check out their deals in bedding, lighting, floating shelves, Arc linear chandeliers, duvet covers, even garden and outdoor furniture. Explore the savings.

Big Lots

While we’re on places you probably wouldn’t think of for Black Friday deals, let’s go ahead and add Big Lots to that list. But nevertheless, there are some savings to be had here. Ranging from sales on recliners, Sealy and Serta mattress sets, sectional sofas, area rugs, and Keurig K-Select Brewers.  Pay them a visit: Rockin’ Deals | Weekly Deals | Big Lots

Kohl’s

Kohl’s Black Friday sale starts November 21 and runs through November 26. Although the store is closed on Thanksgiving Day, there are still plenty of online deals to be had. And for every $50 spent, you get $15 in Kohl’s Cash.  Take a gander at: 2021 Black Friday Deals | Kohl’s (kohls.com)

Target

Target is also pushing pre-Black Friday sales, starting with Butterball turkeys at 99 cents per pound, available now. Market Pantry bone-in spiral-cut half-ham at $1.29/lb., stuffing, broth, Stouffer’s 57-96 oz party-size entrees, and BOGO 25% off Favorite Day pies. You’ll want to check back for other sales. But if you’ve been putting off buying your Thanksgiving meal, this is a good time to make your move.  Go to: Target Black Friday 2021 Deals & Ad.

JoAnn Fabrics

Joann Fabrics is already running doorbuster specials. Ranging from 60% fleece prints, half-off of Ottlite Lighting, 50% off their entire stock of holiday wreaths and garlands, and more.  Visit them at: Official JOANN™ Fabric and Craft Stores Online

Macy’s

Macy’s will begin offering their Black Friday sales on 11/23, and it’s a wide assortment of items. Starting with Sullivan 1400 thread count sheet sets, diamond stud earrings, 40-50% women’s boots and shoes. Huge savings on Sunham Soft Spun 12-pc washcloth sets, marked down to $2.99 from $14.00. Crozy plush throws reduced by nearly 80%, Ralph Lauren logo pillows, and much more. Their sale ends 11/27, but you can take a look at what will be available by going to: Black Friday Sale & Deals 2021 – Macy’s (macys.com)

Dell

Dell is offering early access to limited quantity deals beginning 11/15 and running through 11/21. Limited to anyone financing with a Dell Preferred Account or if you join Dell Rewards for free. Check out the great deals at: Dell Black Friday 2021 Ad, Deals & Sales | BlackFriday.com

Academy Sports

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday deals kick into high gear 11/21 and run through 11/27. You can wander around their website at: Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday 2021 Ad, Deals & Sales | BlackFriday.com

Costco

Costco has been living Black Friday over and over since November 1 and will keep it going until 11/29. Check back often, as inventory and deals change. Go to: Holiday Savings Offers | Costco.html

CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy is probably another one of those places you might not have thought to check. Although their in-store Black Friday deals haven’t gone live yet, you can still visit their site and sign up for notifications when they do. Meanwhile, CVS does have some online savings, which you can see at: Best Stocking Stuffers & Gifts (Updated for 2021!) – CVS Pharmacy

Meijer

Meijer is limiting its Black Friday sales to Friday and Saturday, but the deals are still well worth checking out. They’re offering a Vizio 65″ 4K UHD TV for $599, plus a coupon for $100 off your next in-store purchase. They also have a Pro-Fit Pro Precision Multi-Angle Massager for $64.99 half off the original retail price. Find these deals and more at: Meijer Black Friday 2021 – Ad & Deals | BlackFriday.com

Pet Smart

PetSmart makes sure the fur-babies aren’t left out with their sales and savings on 11/25-11/26. If you’re thinking of starting the kids with their first pet, guinea pigs, hamsters, parakeets and reptiles are 50% off as well. Pay a visit to: PetSmart Black Friday 2021 – Ad & Deals | BlackFriday.com

Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret is at least being tight-lipped about their Black Friday deals, but they do offer a sampling of what’s to come. They have PJ sets for $29.50, and a free tote with a $100 purchase. Otherwise, you’ll want to visit their site and sign up to be notified when their sales go live: Victoria’s Secret Black Friday 2021 – Ad & Deals | BlackFriday.com

Wayfair

Wayfair is running early-access Black Friday sales. Running the gamut from up to 80% off area rugs, kitchen and dining furniture up to 60% off, up to 40% off GE Appliances, and much more. Visit them at: Black Friday Sale | Wayfair

Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty is making it easy by taking 50% off of Fragrance Sampler Kits, Hot Tools One-Step Volumizer, 94-piece Glam Edition Beauty Box or Morphe Select 35 Artistry Palettes. Their sale begins 11/21. Go to: ULTA Black Friday 2021 Ad, Deals & Sales | BlackFriday.com to see more.

Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile’s top deal is up to 50% off phones, now available. But, you’ll want to sign up to be notified when the rest of their Black Friday sales go live at: Boost Mobile Black Friday 2021 Ad, Deals & Sales | BlackFriday.com

Overstock

Finally, Overstock is running a Black Friday sale now. There are also pop=up coupons to save an additional percentage off your order. Go to: Best Black Friday Furniture Sales | Overstock.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Stan Timmons

Stan is a journalist, novelist, illustrator, magazine writer and comic book creator. With a lifetime of being a freelance creator, he’s learned a thing or two about saving money, building credit and living smart.

The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional financial advice. You should consult a credit counseling professional concerning the information provided and what should work best in your financial situation. And any action on your part in response to the information provided is at your discretion.

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