What to Expect From Best Buy Black Friday Deals in 2021
Are you looking to upgrade your kitchen appliances? Or maybe you're finally ready to get the dream home theater setup you've always wanted. Either way, the Best Buy Black Friday sale should be part of your shopping strategy in 2021, and it's happening now!
Read on to see what types of discounts to look for during the Best Buy sale, what time the store will open, and more.
The 16 Top Best Buy Black Friday Deals in 2021
The Best Buy Black Friday ad is out now! Check out our top picks for the sale below.
- ASUS 11.6" Chromebook for $99 — This is a good basic Chromebook, and that price beats our predictions by $30.
- Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio³ Wireless Headphones for $169 — These sought-after cans are the best deal we've seen by $1 for a new pair.
- Google Smart Home and Security Products for up to 50% Off — This is a solid discount we only tend to see on a wide number of categories once or twice a year.
- Ring Video Doorbell Wired With 3rd-Gen Echo Dot for $41.99 — The doorbell alone usually goes for at least $45, so this deal beats that price and includes a bonus previous-gen Echo Dot for free.
- Select Star Wars LEGO Sets for up to 40% Off — LEGO pop culture sets are more expensive and not usually where we find discounts, so this is a great deal for LEGO fans.
- Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle for $299.99 — This may be list price, but you'll still save over buying the items separately. Target and Walmart are also slated to have this bundle.
- Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset With $50 Best Buy eGift Card From $299 — This offer matches both Target and Amazon, so if you prefer this gift card over the others, know that it's an excellent alternative.
- Select Fitbit Devices for up to $100 Off — If you're looking to upgrade, this can offer potentially great savings on the latest trackers and smartwatches from the brand.
- GoPro Hero10 With $50 Gift Card for $449.99 — At face value, this offer is $50 more expensive than the best deal we've seen, but assuming you use that $50 gift card, it essentially matches the Staff Pick-worthy price we've seen on this camera.
- Samsung 70" Smart TV for $599.99 — This is a good price for a name-brand set, and it beats the average Black Friday price we saw for this size class last year by $333.
- Select Windows Laptops for Under $200 — These match our predictions for budget-friendly laptops this year.
- Apple 12.9" iPad Pro for $1,249.99 — We haven't seen a lot of great Apple deals this year, but this one matches our prediction for $150 off.
- Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet for $74.99 — This is the latest model, 50% off, and at the best price we've seen.
- Google Pixel 6 for $150 off With Verizon Activation — We aren't seeing a lot of Pixel 6 offers for Black Friday, but this one is the best, as long as you don't mind having to activate the phone on Verizon.
- iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) for $549.99 — This deal on the WiFi-connected, self-emptying robot vacuum beats the best price we've seen by $50.
- Amazon Echo Show 8 With Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera for $64.99 — This bundle beats the previous best deal for this package by $5, but you may have to pick it up in-store. Still, you should be able to order it online to streamline the process.
NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.
What to Expect From Best Buy Black Friday 2021
When Does the Best Buy Black Friday Ad Come Out?
There are a couple of dates the Best Buy Black Friday ad could come out this year — either October 28 or even as late as November 4. In 2019, the ad was released on November 7, but last year, it actually came out on October 29. Because of the two different dates over the last couple of years, there's a little more question of when the Best Buy Black Friday ad for 2021 could come out.
SEE ALSO: When Do Black Friday Ads Come Out?
Will Best Buy Be Open on Thanksgiving?
Best Buy is once again going to be closed for Thanksgiving this year. However, we expect stores to open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday itself, although hours could vary by location.
When Does the Best Buy Black Friday Sale Start?
In 2021, Best Buy started its Black Friday season with a "pre-Black Friday" event on October 19 that ran for four days, but the main event is set to start a month later on November 19.
When Is the Best Time to Shop?
The best time to shop at Best Buy for Black Friday really depends on the kinds of items you're shopping for. The fact that the retailer is starting its Black Friday sale several days ahead of the holiday itself — it falls on November 26 this year — should mean we see plenty of deals worth shopping the entire week leading up to the big event. However, odds are that Thanksgiving and Black Friday will be the strongest days for deals, so if you can only shop at one time, those are your best bets.
What Best Buy Black Friday Deals Will Be Available?
Best Buy has already given us an indication of at least one deal to expect for Black Friday 2021 — apparently we can expect to see a Samsung 70" 4K set for $599 as well as Chromebooks from only $99.
These are right in line with the quality of deals we saw in 2020, as well. For instance, a Samsung 70" TV dropped to $530 last year, so even though the same size will be $70 more this year, it's still a solid deal. We also saw a Hisense 65" set for $249, which was a great price on a large set.
There were also a number of household item deals, including the iRobot Roomba 960 WiFi-connected robot vacuum for around $300. This extended to other smart items as well, including the Ring 3 video doorbell for $140 and a 3-pack of Philips Hue multicolor bulbs for $100. Other smart home offers were comprised of popular Amazon items, like the previous-generation Echo Dot for $19, the Echo Fire TV Stick Lite for $18, the Echo Show 5 for $45, and the Echo Show 8 for $65.
Additionally, Best Buy offered discounts on the then brand new Apple Watch Series 6, taking $20 off the 40mm and 44mm sizes.
What You Should Know Before You Shop
Best Buy is offering a policy called the "Black Friday Price Guarantee" for this holiday season — including items that were purchased during the 4-day pre-sale that started on October 19. Essentially, if shoppers purchase something from Best Buy (either online or in-store) and it drops in price before November 26 (Black Friday) they can receive a price adjustment for the difference. Seems pretty simple, right? Well, it can be, but there are definitely important caveats to note.
To begin with, the only shoppers that this guarantee applies to are My Best Buy or Best Buy Totaltech members — the latter of which costs $200 per year to join. Purchases also have to be a qualifying item; that is, they must be labeled with "Black Friday Prices Guaranteed" whether they're purchased in-store or online.
If you'll be shopping in person at Best Buy on Black Friday, it's important to note that the retailer is limiting capacity in stores, but you can still shop online.
What About Best Buy's Cyber Monday Sales?
When Does Cyber Monday Start for Best Buy?
We fully expect the Best Buy Cyber Monday sale to start at 1 a.m. ET on November 29 this year and to run through at least 12:59 a.m. ET the following morning. Best Buy also notes that Cyber Deals will start on November 27, two days before Cyber Monday itself. And Best Buy will likely continue to roll out offers through the rest of Cyber Week, if not longer.
What Best Buy Cyber Monday Deals Will Be Available?
When it comes to Cyber Monday, Best Buy will have a wide variety of discounts across a huge number of categories. For example, some of the most notable deals we saw last year included the following:
- a TCL 55" smart TV for $200
- a Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 for $179
- a 13" MacBook Air for $850
- Apple AirPods with a charging case for $119
Look for there to be significant home deals as well, including things like the Instant Pot Duo Nova 8-quart multicooker for $70 and the iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum for $180. Additionally, watch for deals on streaming media players like the Amazon Fire TV Sticks, Rokus, and Google Chromecast.
Can't wait for Black Friday? Check out all the best deals available now!