What to Expect From the Best Buy Black Friday Sale in 2022

Deals are already rolling out, but the sale itself will start days before Black Friday.
Shoppers camp out in front of Best Buy store.

Are you wanting to upgrade your kitchen appliances? Is it time to replace your washer and dryer? Maybe you're looking to create a personalized home entertainment area with a theater-worthy setup and the latest gaming tech. Whatever you're searching for, there's a good chance the Best Buy Black Friday sale will have a deal to suit your needs. And that's exactly why it should be part of your shopping strategy for 2022!

Read on for what to expect from the event this year, including the most popular promotions and when the sale will start.

The Top 7 Best Buy Black Friday Deals in 2022

Best Buy has released a sneak peak of its Black Friday deals, and we've picked out the top offers we're excited about. You can check out the rest of Best Buy's Black Friday deals here.

  1. TCL 55" Class 5-Series QLED 4K UHD Smart Google TV for $199.99 — This is the best price we've seen for this model, and it's $50 cheaper than any TV deal in this size class we saw last Black Friday.
  2. Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook 11.6" HD Touchscreen Laptop for $99 — This offer matches our Chromebook predictions exactly, plus it's at the best price we've seen.
  3. Samsung Galaxy Buds2 True Wireless Earbuds for $89.99 — Shop this deal on highly rated earbuds that beats the best price we've seen by $10.
  4. HP Victus 15.6" GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop for $479.99 — This offer beats our gaming laptop prediction by $120 and matches the best price we've ever seen.
  5. Samsung 75" Class TU690T Series LED 4K Smart TV for $579.99 — This is a strong deal on a name-brand set of this size, and it matches the best-ever price. Plus, it's about half the average price we saw for this size class during Black Friday 2021.
  6. Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 Series for up to $1,200 off — This deal is best when redeemed with in-store trade-in offers, which provide the biggest discount we've seen on this phone. And considering the prices of the S22 phones, this could mean outright free devices, matching our predictions.
  7. Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones for $149.99 — This is a great deal in general and matches Target's offer, as well.

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

What to Expect From the Best Buy Black Friday Sale

The release date of the Best Buy Black Friday ad is a bit of a toss-up. Most retailers tend to release their ads during the same time frame year after year, but Best Buy hasn't for a few years now. In 2019, the Best Buy ad dropped on November 7, but in 2020 it appeared on October 29, and last year, we saw it on November 19. Given the huge range of dates, we expect the Best Buy sale ad to be out no later than November 18 this year, but there's always a chance it could come out much sooner.

Best Buy will close on Thanksgiving in 2022, but the Black Friday sale will start on November 20.

Like other major retailers, Best Buy will once again close on Thanksgiving Day. There will be plenty of deals to shop online, though, so don't think you have to wait until the day after to take advantage of Best Buy's offers.

Best Buy started rolling out their early Black Friday deals on October 24 in a variety of categories. But the big sale itself will kick off on November 20, and My Best Buy members will be able to shop early on November 18-19.

The best time to shop at Best Buy for Black Friday deals is going to depend on what kinds of items are on your list. That said, with early deals already being available, Best Buy is urging consumers not to wait to start shopping. They note that these items are in limited quantities and not eligible for rain checks, so once they run out, there's no guarantee they'll be back for Black Friday itself.

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Of course, even if you don't want to shop for the holidays early — as in right now — it's still a good idea to start your shopping as soon as Best Buy's Black Friday sale goes live on November 20. Since My Best Buy members get early access, it may be worth signing up for that program if you're looking for a product that may be in high demand. It's important to note that Totaltech members receive even earlier access, on November 17. But Totaltech is a paid membership, whereas you can sign up for My Best Buy for free.

Even though limited-time Black Friday deals are popping up now, at the time of this writing, we don't have Best Buy's Black Friday ad to know what else is coming. But we can still take a look at what they offered up last year!

Standout deals from 2021 included a 128GB flash drive for around $11 and a 15.6" laptop briefcase for just $13. Both of these earned our Staff Pick badge for being "best of the best" offers, but they also both required pickup at a store to maximize the deal value.

Sign up for a free My Best Buy account to get early access to the sales this holiday season.

While those were awesome deals, flash drives and laptop briefcases probably aren't the only things shoppers are excited about when it comes to Black Friday savings. Other noteworthy offers from last year included an Asus Chromebook for $99, a Ninja Mega Kitchen System blender and food processor for $100, and a 39" Insignia Fire TV for $140. If you need a bigger set, Best Buy is sure to have plenty of Black Friday TV deals on those, as well. Last Black Friday, Best Buy had a 55" Insignia Fire TV for $300.

If you're interested in Apple wearables, be sure to keep Best Buy on your radar. Last year, it dropped the price of the Apple Watch SE 40mm GPS model to just $219. While the model was current-generation then, it was still a year old at that point, but that price definitely made it eye-catching.

Watch for category- and brand-specific discounts, too. For instance, last year, Best Buy knocked up to 40% off select Star Wars LEGO sets. That deal actually dropped many of them close to their best prices of all time, if not the best prices of all time. Movie fans could also stock up for less, with prices starting at just $3.99 and over 400 titles available as part of the promotion. And if you need new small appliances for the kitchen, know that those were discounted to up to 60% off; similar appliance offers have already showed up again this year.

Best Buy isn't bringing back a specialized price guarantee policy this year. In fact, it's sticking with its normal Price Match Guarantee, which is suspended during Black Friday. If you're shopping the Friday before Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday — November 18-28 this year — don't expect the store to price match at all. If you're shopping Best Buy then, what you see is what you get.

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While there might not be a special price guarantee this year, Best Buy is helping consumers out in other ways. My Best Buy and Totaltech members will be able to take part in Member Mondays, which will feature exclusive deals and take place almost every Monday through December 19.

What About the Best Buy Cyber Monday Sale?

Best Buy has already stated in their holiday calendar that their Cyber Monday deals will begin the day before the holiday itself. There aren't details on what time those deals will start, but we do know that they'll be valid November 27-28.

Best Buy will keep the wide variety of deals from Black Friday rolling right through Cyber Monday. For example, some of the most notable Cyber Monday offers we saw last year included:

  • A Targus Octave laptop backpack for $10
  • A Ring wired video doorbell (2021 model) for $42
  • A Sony 65" 4K HDR OLED UHD smart TV for $1,500

Watch for deals on practical items, as well. Last year we saw a Conair all-in-one trimmer for $15, an Insignia blood pressure monitor for $24, and a Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 flossing toothbrush for $122. But you can still expect plenty of great offers on fun stuff, too, such as $115 in DoorDash gift cards for $100, up to $1,000 off electric bikes, and a Mophie powerstation wireless charging dock with a removable power bank for $50.

Can't wait to shop? Check out the Best Buy deals available now!

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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