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Pre-Black Friday sales 2020

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The top pre-Black Friday sales

Amazon logo


The online giant is known to launch live sales leading up to Black Friday that change daily. Browse through its Deals of the Day discounts and scoop up hot items fast, since these deals won’t last long.

eBay logo


The “Better than Black Friday Sale” is eBay’s early promotion. If you’re in the market for big-ticket items like TVs, computers and other tech items, don’t miss this presale. This online retailer just might beat out many of its top competitors with ultra-low prices well before the shopping holiday officially hits.

Some of the hottest early-bird discounts we’ve seen from eBay in the past have included:

  • Samsung 32-inch Smart LED HD TV with Wi-Fi: $175 (Target’s price = $179)
  • Ninja Coffee Bar bundle with recipe book: $82.99 (Target’s price = $99.99)
  • Nest Thermostat E: $119.99 (Target’s price = $139)
  • 1 carat 10K diamond studs: $349.99 (JCPenny’s price = $599)

Walmart logo


Pre-Black Friday deals usually drop days before the big event, so hurry to its website or your local store for some early savings on just about everything.

Home Depot logo

Home Depot

Look for holiday savings that start well before Black Friday and continue straight through Cyber Monday. Just a few presale highlights from last year were:

  • Four-piece kitchen suites, including refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher: Save around $1,500, depending on brand
  • Instantly save $60 to $500 on appliances, depending on how many you buy
  • Milwaukee M18 18-volt lithium-ion cordless combo tool kit: $549 (save $450)
  • DEWALT 15-amp corded 12 in. sliding compound miter saw with bonus rolling stand: $399 (save $199)

Lenovo logo


Prices usually start dropping around November 19th, and usually running right through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Look for doorbuster offers like free Google Home Minis when you make select purchases during the presale.

Lowe's logo


Appliances and tools are usually discounted the entire month of November, plus Lowe’s usually releases a Black Friday preview on Thanksgiving wee This is a great time to snap up last-minute holiday decor and home gadgets like the Nest thermostat, Ring doorbell and Google Home Mini.

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Old Navy

This retailer really gets into the holiday spirit, offering several early bird and official Black Friday sales events. Last year, the official line-up was:

  • November 15 to 20: Pre-Party Sale. Save 40% off your entire purchase, online and in store.
  • November 15 to 18: Early Access Sale. Old Navy cardmembers get early access to savings, with 50% off their purchase when using their Old Navy credit card online and in stores.
  • November 21 to 23: Official Black Friday Sale. Score 50% off your entire purchase, online and in stores, plus thousands of styles start at just $5.
  • November 23 only: Cozy Socks One Dolla Holla. Cozy socks are $1, in-store only. Plus, Old Navy will donate $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs for every pair purchased, up to $1 million.

Samsung logo


Pre-Black Friday discounts usually start around mid-November, so check for early deals on TVs, laptops, Galaxy smartphones and more. Note that some early deals won’t be released until closer to the main event, so browse through the sneak peeks on Samsung’s website to get the most bang for your holiday buck.

Microsoft logo


Score early savings on electronics at Microsoft starting in mid-November. Some of the biggest presale discounts from last year were:

  • Surface laptop 2: Save up to $300
  • Xbox One X: Save $100 plus bundle specials
  • Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass: $1 for 1 month

If you’re shopping for Microsoft products at other retailers like Best Buy, it’s worth seeing if they’ll price match these deals.

Newegg logo


As in years past, we expect Newegg to launch pre-Black Friday deals will change every day leading up to the big event, starting around November 19th.

Gamestop logo


GameStop’s Black Friday deals usually start a few days early and run straight through Cyber Monday. Most of the deals are expected to be similar to competitors’, but you’ll get the perk of being able to shop early at GameStop.

The stand-out deals from last year’s presale were:

  • 1TB Xbox One Minecraft bundle: $199
  • 1TB PS4 + Spider-Man bundle: $199
  • PSVR bundle: $249

GameStop also offered a “30% whatever you can stuff in a bag” promo in the past. There are typically some exceptions, but this could be a fun and cheap way to shopping for lots of stocking stuffers.

New York & Company logo

New York & Company

Starting the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, this fashion brand’s early sale boasted up to 75% in savings on everything online and in stores last year. Expect official Black Friday doorbusters will kick off at 7 a.m. EST Thanksgiving Day.

Should I shop early or wait for Black Friday sales?

It depends on the item you’re looking for. Gaming consoles, for example, will likely be the same price now as they will be on Black Friday. Other big-ticket electronics like TVs, laptops and smartphones might keep dropping in price as the month progresses.

If you’re not sure, try searching for the retailer’s previous Black Friday offers on similar items to see if you want to hold out for Black Friday or snap up an amazing deal as soon as you see it.

Should I open a new rewards credit card?

If you were thinking of opening a card, now’s a great time to do it. Black Friday, and the weeks leading up to it, are a prime opportunity to earn points, miles or cash back on your favorite rewards card. And since you’ll be spending a good deal on good deals, November is a great time to shoot for obtaining a card’s welcome offer.

You’ll want to open your new card account ahead of November to get ready for Black Friday deals. Since a card can take days to weeks to arrive after approval, applying for your card a month or so ahead of time can give you the time you need to plan out your spending strategies.

Compare rewards credit cards to find one that best suits your holiday spending needs and offers you the best returns on your spending.

Top Black Friday deals so far

Official Black Friday deals will continue to roll in over the next few days, so check back for the latest and greatest sales as we catch word.

Design By Humans Design By Humans

Enjoy 30% off Sitewide


L.L. Bean L.L. Bean

Clearance sale - save up to 70% off select clothing, outerwear & footwear at L.L.Bean


Drone Nerds Drone Nerds

Save 30% off on DJI Drone & Gimbals


Birchbox Birchbox

Free shipping on full-size items


aRes Travel aRes Travel

Save over 20% on popular San Francisco attractions


Macy's Macy's

20% off during the Black Friday After Thanksgiving Day sale with code THANKS

Gap Gap

50% off everythig

Amerisleep Amerisleep

Save 30% on your total mattress purchase


Topshop Topshop

Free standard shipping on all orders!


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