Black Friday is on November 29, 2019 — here’s everything you need to know leading up to the biggest sales holiday of the year, including early deals

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Now that Halloween is over, it’s full steam ahead into the holiday season. This month, the big shopping event on everyone’s mind is Black Friday. Below, learn everything you need to know about Black Friday, including where to shop, what to buy, and what deals you can already start taking advantage of.

Best early Black Friday deals of 2019:

These deals are already live.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is an annual sales event that traditionally happens at the end of November and marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. It’s one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year – sales are so high that the day can push a retailer into “the black,” or solvency.

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday is always the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, it falls on November 29.

Stay updated on the start and end times of all the best Black Friday sales here.

Where can you shop Black Friday sales?

You can find Black Friday sales both in stores and online, in every category you can imagine: tech, home and kitchen, clothing, beauty, pets, appliances, and more.

The biggest retailers offering Black Friday sales include Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Amazon, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.

We’ll be rounding up the best deals from your favorite retailers here:

  1. Walmart Black Friday deals
  2. Target Black Friday deals
  3. Best Buy Black Friday deals
  4. Kohl’s Black Friday deals
  5. Amazon Black Friday deals
  6. Nordstrom Black Friday deals
  7. The Home Depot Black Friday deals

What should you buy on Black Friday?

Since it falls a few weeks before December holidays, Black Friday provides excellent opportunities to buy – and save on all your holiday gifts– before the last-minute rush.

We recommend focusing on the following categories if you want the best deals:

  • TVs
  • Smart home devices
  • Gaming consoles
  • Video games
  • Kitchen appliances

Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better?

It depends. We learned some rules of thumb in the classic Black Friday versus Cyber Monday debate and learned that it’s better to shop on Black Friday in these situations:

  • For expensive products
  • For major stores
  • For this year’s products
  • If you plan to shop in stores

We’ll be searching through all the sales across the internet to find you only the best of the best Black Friday 2019 deals.

Our favorite online retailers on Black Friday will include Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Retail startups such as Leesa and Brooklinen also offer really competitive deals. For some startups, Black Friday will be the only time of the year when their products are discounted, so we recommend shopping at these smaller brands as well.

Visit our Black Friday 2019 hub for up-to-date information on deals and store openings this year.

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Here’s everything else you should know about Black Friday:

These are the best early and anticipated Black Friday deals we already know about:

1. Eufy Robovac 30C


Available at Amazon 11/11 only: Eufy Robovac 30C, $189 (originally $300) [You save $111]

2. Panasonic Lumix FZ300 Digital Camera


Available at Amazon now: Panasonic Lumix FZ300 Digital Camera, $398 (originally $598) [You save $200]

3. KitchenAid Double Wall Oven + $200 Best Buy gift card

Best Buy

Available at Best Buy now through December 5: Free $200 Best Buy Gift Card with purchase of KitchenAid 30″ Built-In Double Electric Convection Wall Oven, $2,700 (originally $3,240) [You save $540]

4. Apple AirPods


Available at Walmart now: Apple AirPods with Charging Case, $144 (originally $159) [You save $15]

5. TCL Roku Smart 4K TV


Available at Target now: TCL 65″ Roku Smart 4K UHD HDR TV, $450 (originally $750) [You save $300]

6. 23andMe DNA Test – Health + Ancestry


Available at Amazon now: 23andMe DNA Test – Health + Ancestry, $99 (originally $199) [You save $100]

7. Shark Ion Robot Vacuum


Available at Walmart now: Shark Ion Robot Vacuum Cleaning System, $269 (originally $449) [You save $180]

8. Unlocked iPhones

Best Buy

Available at Best Buy now through December 28: Buy an unlocked iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max and get three free months of Apple Music (new subscribers only) and one free month of iCloud storage (new subscribers only).

9. Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1


Available at Target through 11/11: Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, $65 (originally $100) [You save $35]