The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals to Take Advantage of This Year
Kohl's, Old Navy, Walmart, and Target have already announced their discounts.
It's officially November, which means three things: (1) Halloween candy is on sale, (2) it's acceptable to play Christmas music (don't @ me), and (3) it's time to start strategizing your holiday shopping. The third is easier said than done since Black Friday is no longer a one-day ordeal. Luckily, we've done all the work for you. Here's your guide to all the holiday sales you should shop now, and which sales are worth holding out for. (Also check out the activewear that Shape editors are buying from Shopbop's massive sale.)
When Is black Friday 2018?
Technically Black Friday is November 23 this year. But it's no longer necessary to freeze your ass off on Thanksgiving night to get first dibs on the deals. As the sales start earlier and earlier every year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are morphing into a Cyber Month. So while Black Friday is still 22 days away, some of the sales have already started. (More on that below.)
Black Friday vs Cyber Monday-which is better?
Now that Black Friday sales are basically bleeding into October, it's harder to know exactly when the best time is to strike. Should you do all your shopping on Black Friday or do better deals come to those who wait? As a general rule, Black Friday you'll see deep discounts on big ticket items like electronics, and Cyber Monday you'll see more sitewide discounts, according to Real Simple. That said, there's more and more crossover and some stores have begun to offer presale deals that rival their Black Friday doorbusters. (ICYMI, Sephora's 2018 VIB holiday sale has already begun.)
What are the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals?
Alo: The deals have already started at Alo-everything's 30 percent off through November 22 with the code EARLYACCESS. From Black Friday through November 27, you can get the same deal with no code. (Side note: Celebrities are obsessed with the brand's leggings.)
Amazon: Amazon's early Black Friday deals are already live, which include flash sales in every category. Best of all, the site is giving free shipping on every order and free one-day shipping for Prime members from now through the holiday season. If previous years are any indication, Amazon will have some tempting deals on its own electronics (e.g. the Firestick, Echo Dot, and Kindle) and TVs during the days leading up to Black Friday.
Athleta: You'll get 20 percent off your full purchase from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (with some exclusions). Every store will host a "Zen Den" with free relaxation treatments and yoga during Black Friday weekend.
Bandier: In the leadup to Black Friday you'll be able to score big during Bandier's annual warehouse sale. This year it will run from November 19 through November 22 and include discounts up to 70 percent off.
Boxycharm: No need to subsribe to Boxycharm to take advantage of its best holiday deals. From November 20 through Cyber Monday, the company will sell three new boxes loaded with full-sized beauty products. A Total Beauty Aficianado box worth $465 will be priced at $99, a Makeup Junkie Box worth $240 will be $79, and a Light But Right Glam Box worth $180 will be $59.
EF Go Ahead Tours:If you want to plan a big getaway, now's the time. EF Go Ahead Tours, which offers guided trips, has a sale lasting all of November. This week you can save up to $800 per couple on tours in the Americas, and next week you can save on European tours. From November 13–19, tours in Asia, Africa, and Australia will be on sale. On Black Friday, you can save up to $1200 per couple on all tours and receive $75 towards an excursion. On Cyber Monday, tours will again be discounted, for up to $1300 per couple.
Good American: Starting November 20, Good American will have some clothing on sale for 30 percent off. On Black Friday, the company will offer 25 percent off site-wide excluding core denim, activewear, Holiday 2018, and anything marked down in the November 20 sale.
Gymshark: Gymshark will have a sitewide sale with discounts up to 70 percent off from November 19 through November 27. (Here's what the brand's notorious butt-transforming leggings look like IRL.)
HOKA ONE ONE: The running shoe company will offer markdowns on some of their sneakers, 50 percent off apparel, and free shipping over $175 from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. You can also get a free hat with purchase on Black Friday or a free pint glass on Cyber Monday.
Jet: Deals on Samsung products are already live on Jet. From November 21 through December 1, the company will launch deals with varying end dates, including the Apple iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi for $249 (regular $329) and the T3 SinglePass Wave Styling Wand for $129 (regular $160).
Kohl's: From November 19 through Black Friday, you can get $15 in Kohl's cash for every $50 you spend, and you can get the same deal today during a one-day pre-sale. On Thanksgiving, the company will have doorbusters starting at 12:01 a.m. CT online and 5 p.m. in stores. Deals include the Instant Pot Duo60 for $70 (regular $140) and the Fitbit Versa for $149.99 (regular $200). You'll also be able to refresh your activewear with 25 to 40 percent off select Adidas items.
Kopari: The natural beauty company will 20 percent off sitewide with the promo code STEALS from Thanksgiving through November 27. In addition, a rotating selection of products will be 40 percent off each day.
MIRROR: If your New Year's resolution will involve fitting in more at-home workouts, you can take advantage of Black Friday to trick out your home gym. MIRROR, a smart mirror that streams live classes and adjusts your workout based on your heart rate zone, will be on sale. From November 19 through Cyber Monday you can get free shipping on the device. (Shipping normally costs $250.) And from November 27 through December 10, you can get 3 months of streaming for free with purchase (regular $39/month).
New Balance: For Cyber Monday, New Balance is offering 30 percent off and free shipping on nearly 2000 items with the promo code CYBERMONDAY30. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to buy a pair of running shoes and some new dad sneakers.
Old Navy: ON will offer 40 percent off everything from November 15–20, then 50 percent off everything from November 21 through Black Friday. On Black Friday only, you'll be able to score fuzzy socks for a dollar a pop. From November 24 through November 25 outerwear, sweaters and jeans will be 50 percent off and everything else will be 40 percent off. Finally, on Cyber Monday, everything will be 50 percent off and you'll get a free pair of socks with purchase.
Puma: Use the promo code PUMAFRIDAY for 30 percent off your order November 21 through November 25. On top of that you score an extra 20 percent off accessories on November 21 with the code DAILYDEAL1, an added 10 percent off sale items on November 22 with DAILYDEAL2, an extra 20 percent off kids on Black Friday with DAILYDEAL3, $10 off track suit separates on November 24 with DAILYDEAL4, and an extra 20 percent off running shoes and clothes on November 25 with DAILYDEAL5. From Cyber Monday through November 28 you can get 30 percent off with the code PUMA MONDAY plus an extra 10 percent off footwear with CYBERSHOES or an extra 15 percent off sale with CYBERLOOKS on Cyber Monday.
Quay: From November 20 through Black Friday, Quay will have a buy one get one free sale with the promo code BOGO. (QuayxDesi, QuayxJclyn, and holiday sets won't qualify as a free item.) Then on Cyber Monday, you can get 25 percent off everything with the code BRIGHT25.
Secndnture: Jordyn Woods' size-inclusive activewear line will be treating customers to a different sale every day from November 19 through November 24. Each day an entire category (shorts, leggings, bras, etc.) will be on sale at a set price.
SHAPE Activewear: Head to SHAPE Activewear from Black Friday through Cyber Monday to replenish your workout clothes before the new year hits. Select styles will be marked down at up to 50 percent off.
Skylar: From November 19 through Cyber Monday, the natural perfume company will offer 25 percent off and free shipping on all orders. On Cyber Monday, you can also score a free rollie (regular $29) with any purchase of $100 or more. On November 27, Skylar will donate all proceeds to Step Up.
Target: You can look forward to Target's Door Busters, which will launch at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. You'll be able to score an Apple Watch Series 3 for $200 (regular $280) or a Ninja Professional 1000-watt blender for $50 (regular $90).
Vital Proteins: If your collagen stockpile is running low, now's the time to replenish. From November 19 through November 25, signing up for a subscription will earn you 25 percent off your first order and 10 percent off thereafter. From November 22 through Black Friday, you'll get 5 oz of collagen peptides with a $75 purchase and the company will offer a mega bundle with $311 worth of products for $267 as well as a morning kickstarter kit including matcha and vanilla collagen creamer for $67. On Cyber Monday, you'll get all the aforementioned deals, plus a mystery bundle of stick packs with a $125 purchase.
Walmart:The discounts have already started at Walmart with a Dashing Through the Deals sale. They're offering deals on electronics, toys sporting goods, jewelry, and home goods, including the ProForm Power 995i Treadmill for $729 (regular $1000) and the La Gourmet 5.5 Liter Manual Air Fryer for $67 (regular $100). Then from 10 p.m. ET online on November 21 and 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving in store, the store will roll out its Black Friday deals, including the Instant Pot LUX80 for $59 (regular $99), the Pioneer Woman 5 Quart Slow Cooker for $15 (regular $80), and a diffuser and essential oil gift set for $20 (regular $40).
Zappos: Zappos' Cyber Monday sale includes some of the best shoe deals, with some apparel in the mix as well. Don't miss the Nike RN 2018s on sale for $48 (regular $85) or the ASICS Gel Venture 6s for $33 (regular $70). As always, everything ships free.