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.
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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).
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.
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.
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!
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!
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).
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!
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).
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).
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)
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).
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!)
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!
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!
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).
The Best Pre-Black Friday Deals – Miscellaneous
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.