The best Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals of 2018


‘Tis the season to catch a deal

Black Friday officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, and it’s less than a week away. To get shoppers excited about the big day, some retailers have already let the deals out the door (and will continue to do so through Thanksgiving). To help you stay organized and maximize your savings this year, we compiled a list of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we could find. Take a peek to see if any of these items made your wishlist.

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Amazon deals

If you’re planning on buying pretty much any ==Amazon== device, good news: Nearly everything is already on sale. The mega-retailer is having seven full days of deals, so there’s no excuse for missing out. Here are a few items that caught our attention:

  • Echo Dot (3rd gen.) for $24.00 (Save $25.99)
  • Echo Plus (2nd gen.) for $109.99 (Save $40)
  • Fire 7 tablet with Alexa for $29.99 (Save $20)
  • Fire HD 8 tablet with Alexa Hands-Free for $49.99 (Save $30)
  • Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote for $34.99 (Save $15)
  • Toshiba 50“ 4K Ultra HD Smart TV – Fire TV Edition for $299.99 (Save $100)

FYI: ==Kohl’s== is matching many of Amazon’s deals and giving $15 in Kohl’s cash with each purchase. Check the retailer’s website for details.

Target deals

It looks like you can really expect more, and pay less at ==Target== this year. Have your REDcards ready, because REDcard holders will be granted early access to the Black Friday deals on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Check these gems out:

  • PlayStation 4 1TB with Spider-Man bundle for $200 (save $100)
  • Xbox One X 1TB for $400 (save $100)
  • 70-inch Vizio E70-F3 for $750 (save $150)
  • UE Wonderboom waterproof Bluetooth speaker for $50 (save $10)
  • Roku Streaming Stick for $30 (save $20)
  • Amazon Echo Dot (2018) for $24 (half price)

Walmart deals

==Walmart’s== Black Friday sale prices were recently revealed, and the world’s biggest retailer has some great deals. The price drops at Walmart start early: Online deals begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Time (7 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, Nov. 21, while physical stores open at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving day. BTW: Walmart is throwing in extras like in-store coffee service and other niceties (as if you needed more convincing).

  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with Spider-Man for $200 (save $160)
  • Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle for $200 (save $100)
  • 2018 iPad for $250 (save $80)
  • 65-inch 4K smart Roku TV for $398
  • 40-inch Hisense 1080p TV for $99
  • Google Home Hub $99 (save $50)

Macy’s deals

Although still not dubbed Black Friday, ==Macy’s== held its first after-Thanksgiving sale in 1924, a week after the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since then, the department store has been at the forefront of deals on the biggest shopping day of the year. This year Macy’s will offer pre-Black Friday savings as well as sales for Cyber Monday, so keep your eyes peeled.

  • Apple Watch Series 3 for $199 to $329 ($80 off)
  • 60% off Protocol Drones
  • Shark Ion Robot vacuum for $229.99 ($250 off)
  • $50 to $150 off select Dyson vacuums
  • 6-Quart Instant Pot DUO 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $69.99 ($55 off)
  • Up to 65% off select bedding collections

These deals and steals were last updated on Tuesday, Nov. 20. For the most up-to-date pricing, please check the retailer’s website directly.

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** MoneyLion has no affiliation with Amazon, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, or Macy’s, and therefore makes no representation as to the terms of offers made by those companies or the quality of items offered for sale by those third parties. Potential buyers should do independent research when deciding to utilize offers made by such third parties.

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