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Your 2020 Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

6 minute read

By WalletGenius Staff

The year of 2020 has been unlike any other. Obviously, everyone’s lives have changed to some degree. And despite any things now being very different from “normal,” some things remain the same. By that, we mean that Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are still here to satisfy your shopping needs. Although we are primarily a personal finance website, we recognize that holiday shopping is a big budget item for many families. With that in mind, we hope you can use some of our finds to save yourself a few bucks!

Whether you’ve been saving up for a special item for yourself or just trying to not leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, Black Friday/Cyber Monday is a huge opportunity to nab items at steep discounts. As in years past, the sales often extend to Pre-Black Friday or Cyber Monday Week. That means some deals are already available at retailers like Amazon. In this article, we’ve collected some of the best deals on the coolest items to share with you.

[Disclaimer: We may receive a commission or other compensation from sales made via the links on this page.]

The Best Pre-Black Friday Deals – Tech

Let’s start with the tech items, which are highly coveted every year.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

While not as fashionable as rival Apple Airpods (which almost never go on sale), these truly wireless Samsung Galaxy earbuds will have you listening to your favorite playlist or podcast in style. Offering great sound quality and battery life, these earbuds are up to 30% off (depending on which models you want).

Check out the Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds+, or Galaxy Buds Live.

Samsung Galaxy BudsSource: Amazon

Polk Audio Sound Bar

Looking for killer sound without the hassle of setting up five (or more) speakers around your living room? Check out this Polk Audio sound bar, currently almost 40% off. This ultra-slim speaker delivers a full-range of rich sound, plus deep bass from the included subwoofer.

Buy it on Amazon for $139.00 (originally $229.00).

Polk Audio Sound BarSource: Amazon

Sony LED 65″ 4K TV

If you’ve been waiting to upgrade to 4K, this deal might be the perfect time. This incredible TV just saw a price drop of $400, down to $599 (originally $1,000). Great for movies, streaming, and gaming, this Sony 4K television includes built-in smart features from Android TV.

Buy it on Amazon for $599.99.

Sony LED 65" 4K TVSource: Amazon

Smart Plugs

If you want to upgrade your home a bit, consider these smart plugs. Featuring control via an app, or integrate them into your Alexa or Google voice assistants, these smart plugs will let you turn “dumb” appliances into smart ones. Great for controlling lamps, fans, lights, humidifiers, etc.

Buy a four-pack on Amazon for $26.99 (originally $49.99). That’s 46% off!

Smart PlugsSource: Amazon

Amazon Echo Dot

This third-generation smart speaker from Amazon can play music, answer questions, control your smart home devices, make phone calls, and do a ton of other handy things — all hands-free!

Buy it for $18.99 (originally $39.99). That’s over 53$ off!

Amazon Echo DotSource: Amazon

The Best Pre-Black Friday Deals – Kitchen

Mueller Coffee Maker

Stuck at home and don’t feel like putting on pants to hit the Starbucks drive-thru? Or maybe you’re starting to get concerned about the environmental impact of those single cup coffee pods? It’s time to go old school, with a traditional coffee maker. This no-nonsense model will brew a great pot of coffee, for a superb price.

Buy it on Amazon for $33.91 (originally $49.99).

Mueller Coffee MakerSource: Amazon


If you haven’t already jumped on the Instapot bandwagon, it’s time to join the masses. This amazing kitchen gadget is actually seven devices in one: Pressure Cooker, Sterilizer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer. There are thousands of great Instapot recipes out there!

Buy it for $79.00 (originally $99.95). That’s over 20% off!

InstapotSource: Amazon

ThermaPro Digital Thermometer

Every serious chef needs a reliable meat thermometer. Might as well join the future and invest in this ThermaPro digital model. Featuring a backlit LED display and a handy Lock function, this thermometer promises fast and accurate measurements of all your delicious kitchen creations.

Buy it for $14.44 (originally $19.99).

ThermaPro Digital ThermometerSource: Amazon

The Best Pre-Black Friday Deals – Home

Bissel Robot Vacuum

Let the robots take over your chores. Pick up this Bissel robot vacuum with a $100 discount. Great for pet hair and with an included self-charging dock, this robo-vac will clean your floors for 100 minutes on a single battery charge.

Buy it for $199.99 (originally $299).

Bissel Robot VacuumSource: Amazon

TaoTronics Space Heater

The colder weather is coming. In fact, it’s already arrived in many places. Stay toasty warm this winter with a TaoTronics space heater. This compact ceramic heater includes a remote and automatic shut-off safety features.

Buy it for $69.29 (originally $76.99)

TaoTronics Space HeaterSource: Amazon

Gocheer Dehumidifier

Great for kitchens, bathrooms, basements, or bedrooms, this dehumidifier can remove up to 34 ounces of water from the air every day. This Energy Star compliant device is super quiet and includes an automatic shut-off if the water tank is full.

Buy it for $61.19 (originally $79.99).

Gocheer DehumidifierSource: Amazon

Rubbermaid Storage

Time to get organized! Whether it’s in your kitchen, craft room, or garage, these Rubbermaid storage containers will help alleviate your clutter. Throw out all those mismatched food containers in your junk cupboard, and embrace the consistency of matching containers (with lids that actually fit!)

Buy it for $55.19.

Rubbermaid StorageSource: Amazon

APOSEN Cordless Vacuum

Sure, it’s not a Dyson. But it’s also not $600. This APOSEN cordless vacuum features a 250W brushless motor that provides powerful cleaning power for any surface. Every battery charge provides up to 30 minutes of cleaning time. It also comes with an extension wand and wall mount system.

Buy it for $99.94 (originally $145.99). That’s over 30% off!

APOSEN Cordless VacuumSource: Amazon

The Best Pre-Black Friday Deals – Pets


This handy portable is perfect for giving your furry friend an at-home grooming experience. Great for any breed of dog, any size, with any hair length, this dog bath system also comes with a bottle of No-Rinse Dog Shampoo. This is a way better option than trying to convince Rover to get into the bathtub!

Buy it for $80.01 (originally $149.99). That’s almost 50% off!

Bissel BARKBATHSource: Amazon

Embark Dog DNA Kit

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what breed your mutt is (and don’t mind spending some money to find out), then this is the perfect deal for you. Not only will it give you more information about your pet’s breed, it will also perform a genetic health screening, alerting to you any future potential health problems.

Buy it for $169.00 (originally $199.00).

Embark Dog DNA KitSource: Amazon

The Best Pre-Black Friday Deals – Miscellaneous

Face Masks

Let’s face it: masks probably are going to be “a thing” for the next little while. If you’re like, well everyone, you’re probably constantly misplacing or losing your various face masks. Might as well stock up! This box of 50 black disposable masks should last you a little while, at least.

Buy it for $13.58 – 15% off!

Face MasksSource: Amazon

WalletGenius Staff


This article was worked on by a number of the WalletGenius staff, including freelancers, full-time writers, and editors.


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