A few things are bound to come to mind when it comes to Black Friday – most notably, huge sales, bigger lines and the day after Thanksgiving. This year, when it comes to the latter, you’d be partially incorrect. Brands have taken to pushing their biggest deals earlier due to consumers wanting to get a greater head start on holiday shopping. If you’re one of those early bird holiday shoppers, then you’re in luck. Projected early Black Friday deals for 2022 are in, and we have all the details you need to be the first in line.
Why Shop Black Friday?
Black Friday is an annual event where brick and mortar stores and their online counterparts slash prices on their most expensive items – think TVs, phones, fitness equipment and gaming consoles – to make sure they end the year “in the black,” in other words, profitable. This creates a win-win for businesses and consumers, as shoppers get some of the most coveted items of the year for drastically lower prices.
Traditionally, Black Friday has been the day after Thanksgiving every year. Then, its online counterpart, Cyber Monday, takes place on the following Monday. However, in recent years, Black Friday deals have started well before the traditional calendar date, even as early as October.
How to Shop Early Black Friday Deals 2022
With shopping always at our fingertips through our devices, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of this year’s best early Black Friday deals, but there are still a few important things to keep in mind.
First, it’s key to remember that every doorbuster deal has a limited supply, and the most sought-after items will go the quickest. Make sure ahead of time that you won’t run into any hiccups that could cause you to miss out by double checking that all of your payment methods – physical credit cards and your digital wallet – and memberships, like Amazon Prime, are accurate and up to date.
Next, make a list of the items you want before the big deal day, so you stay organized and intentional when the time arrives. If buying online, preload items into your cart, so checkout is quicker and you’re more likely to get them before they sell out.
Lastly, taking stock of which retailers are hosting early Black Friday events and when they will take place is your best bet for success. Setting reminders and adding dates to your calendar will keep them top of mind and reduce your likelihood of missing out.
Which Retailers Have Announced Early Black Friday Deals?
Target and Amazon were the first to announce their early Black Friday deals with events in early October, but special deals and select Black Friday prices will continue to through Thanksgiving week.
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While Walmart has teased an early Black Friday sale, there’s not yet been official word on details like dates and restrictions. Macy’s has announced it will start deals as early as Nov. 20 this year, and other major stores, including Nordstrom and Kohl’s, are expected to start Black Friday deals earlier in the month.
Other Black Friday Deal Predictions
To get a feel for what will be popular among shoppers this Black Friday, we took a look at what seems to be trending.
Children’s toys are always one of the most popular items during Black Friday sales, and that’s not likely to change this year. Be on the lookout for Jurassic World toys, My Squishy Little Dumplings and Cry Babies Dolls.
Vacation deals will also be prevalent, as traveling has been gaining momentum again after the pandemic.
Among electronics, we’ll likely continue to see increased sales for phones, TVs, gaming consoles and laptops. Typically pricey kitchen appliances may also see a rise in popularity.
Don’t forget, you can get deals on tech, restaurants, travel and more on Black Friday and all year round with AAA Discounts.
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Which early Black Friday deals are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the comments.