The busiest shopping day of the year is quickly approaching! Black Friday 2016 is bringing you some great deals at retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. Taking advantage of this day can result in some great savings on gifts as well as items for your home.

Generally, electronics like TVs are one of the biggest doorbusters for Black Friday shopping. If you plan properly, you’ll be able to score a flat screen television for your apartment at a rock bottom price! To get the best deals while Black Friday shopping follow these tips.

Be Organized

The number one rule for Black Friday shopping is to be organized. Make a list of items you need for your home or for gifts. Most stores release Black Friday ads well in advance, and we are creating a list for those deals for you below. Take time to compare the ads between the stores, identify the best deals at each, and determine when you will tackle which store. It might be a good idea to team up with a roommate or your significant other, and each of you hit a different store.

Write out a prioritized list for items and stores you intend to shop at. If you intend to purchase a big ticket item such as a television, make that your first stop.  Before you head to the store, determine a spending budget. (If you need some help budgeting for the holidays, check out this post.) To help save you some precious time, we have compiled a list of Walmart’s, Target’s, and Best Buy’s Black Friday 2016 Deals below.

Walmart Black Friday 2016 Deals

  • Some of the highlights at this year’s Walmart Black Friday, according to BFAds.net include:
    • Phillips 55-inch Smart 4KTV for $298 (special buy)
    • Samsung 50-inch Smart 4KTV for $398 ($230 off)
    • Vizio 60-inch HDTV for $398 (special buy)
    • 40-inch HDTV for $125 (special buy)
    • 50-inch HDTV for $225 (special buy).
    • PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB bundle for $249 ($50 off) plus a $30 gift card
    • Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249 ($50 off)
    • 90 video games starting at $8
    • Hatchimals for $48.88
    • Disney Princess Cinderella Royal Dreams Dollhouse with Furniture for $88 ($61 off)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Mikey for $39 (a Walmart exclusive at a $10 off)
    • DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3 for $369 ($130 off)
    • Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone for $99 (a Walmart exclusive at a $49 off)
    • Samsung Chromebook 3 for $119 (special buy)
    • HP 15.6-inch Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy)
    • iPad Mini 2 32GB for $199 ($70 off)
    • Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat for $199 ($50 off)
    • Nest Cam for $149 ($50 off)
    • Fitbit Charge 2 for $129 ($20 off)
    • Fitbit Alta for $99 ($30 off)
    • Fitbit Flex 2 for $69 ($30 off)

Some Black Friday Deals already available now solely on the Walmart mobile app

  • Hitachi 65-inch 4K Ultra HDTV for $599
  • Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Console with Bonus Controller for $279
  • 1 Carat T.W. Diamond Sterling Silver Pendant and Earrings for $139

Target Black Friday 2016 Deals

Consoles and games

  • $249.99 Xbox One S Battlefield 1 or Minecraft bundle (save $50 and get a $40 Target Gift Card)
  • $249.99 PlayStation 4 Uncharted 4 bundle (save $50)
  • $99.99 Nintendo 3DS (special purchase)
  • $39.99 PS4 DualShock wireless controller (save $20)
  • $39.99 Xbox One wireless controller (save $20)

TV and streaming sticks

  • $697.99 Samsung Smart 4K UHD TV (save $502)
  • $697.99 55-inch Samsung curved Smart 4K UHD TV (save $402 and get a $70 Target Gift Card)
  • $499 55-inch LG 4K UHD Smart TV (special purchase)
  • $447.99 55-inch Samsung Smart 1080p LED TV (save $252)
  • $397.99 50-inch Samsung 4K UHD (save $352)
  • $199.99 43-inch Samsung Smart 4K UHD TV
  • $249.99 40-inch Samsung Smart LED TV (save $152)
  • $85 32-inch Polaroid LED TV (special purchase)
  • $82.99 37-inch Samsung Bluetooth streaming sound bar (save $87)
  • $69.99 38-inch Vizio 2.0 home theater sound bar (save $30)
  • $29.99 Amazon Fire TV (save $10)
  • $25 Google Chromecast (save $10)
  • 25% off on all Apple TV models

Smartphones and tablets

  • Free iPhone 7 with qualified AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon plan (get a $250 Target Gift Card)
  • Free iPhone 7 Plus with qualified AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon plan (get a $250 Target Gift Card)
  • Free Galaxy S7 with qualified AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon plan (get a $250 Target Gift Card, free Samsung Gear VR, and $50 Oculus content pack)
  • Free Galaxy S7 edge with qualified AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon plan (get a $250 Target Gift Card, free Samsung Gear VR, and $50 Oculus content pack)
  • Starting at $449 9.7-inch iPad Pro (save $150.99)
  • Starting at $274 iPad Air 2 (save $125.99)
  • Starting $199.79 iPad mini 2 (save $70.20)
  • $99.99 8GB 7-inch Galaxy Tab A tablet (save $50)
  • $99.99 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (save $20)
  • $59.99 8GB 10.1-inch Polaroid Android tablet (save $40)
  • $33.33 8GB 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet (save $16.66)
  • 50%-65% off Select Samsung prepaid phones

Wearables

  • Starting at $369 Apple Watch Series 2
  • $198 Apple Watch Series 1 (save $71.98)
  • $129.95 Fitbit Chang 2 (save $20)
  • $119.99 vivosmart HR+ (save $80)
  • $99.95 Fitbit Alta (save $30)
  • $89.95 Fitbit Charge HR with PurePulse hear rate sensor (save $40)
  • $59.99 Garmin Move IQ (save $40)
  • $49.99 vivofit jr. kids activity tracker (save $30)

Accessories and Miscellaneous

  • $449.99 Canon T6 DSLR bundle with two lenses, 16GB SanDisk SD card, and bag (save $300)
  • $399.99 Pahtom 3 standard drone (save $100)
  • $399.99 GoPro Hero Black ( get a $60 Target Gift Card)
  • $299.99 Dyson V6 Animal cordless vacuum (save $200)
  • $284.99 Jetson V6 Hoverboard(save $115)
  • $274.99 iRobot Roomba 650 robotic vacuum (save $100)
  • $199.99 Dyson Ball Origin (save $150)
  • $199.99 Hoover Quest 700 robotic vacuum (save $150)
  • $199 Nest 2nd-gen Learning Thermostat (save $50)
  • $180 Beats Solo 2 wireless headphones (save $119.99)
  • $179.99 GoPro Hero Session bundle (save $70 and get a $20 Target Gift Card)
  • $149 Nest security camera (save $50)
  • $64.99 Beats Tour 2 earphones (save $65)
  • 20% off all iPod models

Laptops and Desktops

  • $259.99 HP 15.6-inch laptop (save $140)

Target’s full press release follows below, while the full 40-page Target ad is available at this link.

 

Best Buy Black Friday 2016 Deals

Top Best Buy Deals

Here are the highlights, as sorted out by BFAds.net.

  • LG – 40″ Class (39.5″ Diag.) – LED – 1080p – HDTV – Black $149.99
  • Sharp 55″ 1080P Smart LED HDTV $299.99 (save $250)
  • Toshiba 49″ LED 4K Ultra HDTV $199.99 (save $250)
  • Samsung 55″ LED 4K Ultra HDTV $479.99 (save $320)
  • LG 60″ 4K Smart Ultra HDTV $599.99 (save $400)
  • Samsung VR + $250 GC w/ Samsung Galaxy S7 Purchase & Installment Billing Agreement
  • Amazon Fire 7″ Tablet w/ 8GB RAM $33.33 (save $16.66)
  • Amazon Fire HD 8″ Tablet w/ 16GB $59.99 (save $30)
  • iPad Pro 9.7” Tablet $125 off
  • Levovo 11.6″ Laptop w/Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD $99.99 (save $100)
  • Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Touch Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD $349.99 (save $150)
  • Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Laptop Intel Core i3, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD $249.99 (save $100)
  • Apple Mac Book Air 13.3″ w/Intel Core i5 $799.99 (save $200)
  • Apple 21.5″ iMac w/Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD $899.99 (save $200)
  • Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Special Edition Console Bundle – Military Green $299.99
  • Xbox One S Mindcraft Favorites Console Bundle $249.99
  • PlayStation 4 Uncharted 4 Conolse Bundle + Ratchet and Clank, & The Last of Us Remastered $249.99
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for $599.99 (save $400)
  • Lego Dimension Products Up to 55% off

You can check the highlights of all the big Black Friday ads by downloading the free BFAds app to your smartphone.


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Source: WalletHub

Shopping Strategy

Bring along a shopping partner and ditch the cart! The stores will be crowded making it tough to maneuver a cart. If you have multiple items on your list—divide and conquer with your shopping partner.

If you have set budget, stick to it. The great deals found on Black Friday make it tempting to buy extra items. As you wait in line, you will probably see many other items that were not on your list. Even though it’s a good price, remember to stick to your list! You won’t save money if you over-buy or shop impulsively.

Price Matching

Many stores that participate in Black Friday shopping, will price match other stores. In order to price match, you will need to have the advertisement handy. Most stores require that the price be listed in the ad—not just a percentage off. Compare ads ahead of time, circle the price matched items and make a note on your shopping list. This will help cut down the amount of stores you need to visit. Make sure you bring the ad to the store with you.

Bring Patience

The stores will be packed, items might be out of stock, and the lines will be long. Go into Black Friday shopping knowing that patience is needed. Of course having a shopping partner to chat with while standing in line helps too!

Black Friday shopping can save a lot of money on household goods, electronics and décor. To be successful at Black Friday shopping go in with a plan. In the end you could end up with some great deals for your home and gifts for the family too!

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