Your Guide to the Best Black Friday Stores in 2022

Amazon and Best Buy are just two of the best places to shop on Black Friday this year.
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If you're putting together a plan for Black Friday shopping, it's important to remember that not every store — and not every deal — will be worth it. Figuring out the best places to shop on Black Friday can be overwhelming, but that's where we come in. We've laid out the best Black Friday stores in 2022 to help you narrow down your must-shop list.

The Top Deals From the Best Black Friday Stores

We list three of the top Black Friday deals from each store below, but all of these retailers have more to offer! Be sure to check out our store guides for more details.

Target

  1. Xbox Series S for $249.99 + $50 Target gift card — While the price matches what other stores are charging for this bundle, Target's deal beats the best price we've seen when you factor in the gift card.
  2. 2nd-Gen. Apple AirPods Pro for $199.99 — This offer is within $1 of our prediction and is the best price we've seen for these newly released earbuds.
  3. Google Pixel 6a 5G phone for $299 — Google released this phone just this year, plus it's unlocked and matches the best price we've ever seen.

Amazon

  1. Select Alexa devices for up to 70% off — In addition to being a great discount in general, it actually beats our prediction of up to 50% off Amazon electronics.
  2. Amazon Fire TV devices for up to 50% off — This offer should include the Fire TV 75" Omni Series, Fire TV 50" 4-Series, and the Fire TV Stick 4K and 4K Max. Plus, it matches our general prediction of seeing Amazon devices for up to 50% off.
  3. Select lingerie and underwear from Savage X Fenty with Rihanna for up to 50% off — This offer matches the best discount we've seen for this brand.

Best Buy

  1. TCL 55" Class 5-Series QLED 4K UHD Smart Google TV for $199.99 — This is an excellent deal for a TV of this size and the best price we've seen for this model.
  2. HP Victus 15.6" GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop for $479.99 — This deal notably beats our gaming laptop prediction by $120 and is a match for the best price we've ever seen.
  3. Samsung 75" Class TU690T Series LED 4K Smart TV for $579.99 — This is an impressive deal on a name-brand set of this size, and it matches the best-ever price. Plus, it's at about half the average price we saw for this size class during Black Friday 2021.

Nike

  1. Accessories and equipment from $6.97
  2. Shorts and socks from $8.97
  3. T-shirts and tops from $10.97

NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.

The Best Black Friday Stores in 2022

Our infographic offers a quick look at the best places to shop on Black Friday and the top categories at each store. Check it out, then keep reading for more info on what to expect from these four retailers.

Four top Black Friday stores for 2022.
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Target Black Friday Shopping Guide

Target basically kicked off its Black Friday season this year with another Deal Days event that ran from October 6 through October 8. Right after that ended, the retailer began offering new Black Friday deals on a weekly basis, to help consumers striving to start their holiday shopping early.

What Will Target Do for Cyber Monday?
The bull's-eye store has a Cyber Monday sale every year, and there's no reason to think it won't be back in 2022. Expect deals to start the day before the holiday itself, which means we should see early offers rolling out on November 27. Look for the savings to include the following:
  • Up to 30% off apparel
  • Up to 30% off home decor
  • Up to 25% off beauty
Check out our full Target guide to learn more.

SEE ALSO: Black Friday Predictions 2022: Check Out Our Deal Previews!


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Amazon Black Friday Shopping Guide

Amazon is always a big go-to store for Black Friday savings, and this year is sure to be no exception. They offered up "epic holiday deals" right after the year's second Prime Day ended on October 12, and since then they've called these offers early Black Friday deals. That said, the very best offers should once again drop closer to the holiday itself — around November 18 to November 20 this year.

What Will Amazon Do for Cyber Monday?
The online retailer will likely start rolling out Cyber Monday savings the day after Black Friday, with plenty of "one-time only" offers popping up once again. Keep an eye out for deals on Amazon devices, TVs, and home and garden items during both Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Want to know more about what you can expect? Check out our full Amazon guide.

Some stores are already rolling out early Black Friday deals, with prices in line with what we expect to see on the big day itself.

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Best Buy Black Friday Shopping Guide

Best Buy is one of the best Black Friday stores for shopping electronics deals. Like other retailers, Best Buy jumped on board the "early Black Friday deal" train this year and started posting significant savings on October 24. It's also urging consumers to shop early. If an item sells out before Black Friday, there's no guarantee it'll be back for the holiday itself.

What Will Best Buy Do for Cyber Monday?
Best Buy has already noted it'll start rolling out Cyber Deals on November 27 this year. Watch for excellent offers in the following categories:
  • TVs
  • Chromebooks and laptops
  • Headphones
Check out our full Best Buy guide for more details.

SEE ALSO: When Do Black Friday Ads Come Out?


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Nike Black Friday Shopping Guide

Nike might not be one of the first stores you think of when considering Black Friday shopping, but November is one of the best times of year to shop the activewear brand. The retailer tends to host a week of Black Friday deals, so you have plenty of time to browse and buy, although you may want to shop earlier rather than later if you're hoping to get popular sizes. Don't expect a sitewide sale, but do expect a coupon to offer extra savings on already-discounted items. Discounts could apply to products like Jordan shoes and outerwear.

What Will Nike Do for Cyber Monday?
Like its weeklong Black Friday sale, Nike's Cyber sale will likely last several days, as well. It should start the day before Cyber Monday and run through at least the middle of that week. Discounts could reach up to 50% off, plus an extra 20% off via a coupon code.

Check out our full Nike guide to learn more.

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).

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