Black Friday Predictions 2022: Check Out Our Deal Previews!

See where to shop and how much you can save on travel, TVs, gaming items, and more.
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The Black Friday season has grown longer during the last couple of years, to the point where some people wonder if Black Friday matters anymore. While the deals aren't confined to one day now, that doesn't mean the shopping holiday itself is gone. It's still incredibly popular and offers some of the best prices we see all year. As such, shoppers seek out Black Friday sales predictions because they want to know what to expect from different Black Friday deals.

And that's exactly what we're providing here! We've gathered all our Black Friday predictions for 2022 in one place, so you can peruse the major categories and find what kinds of discounts each one will likely see this year. Check out our extensive guides on travel, TVs, Apple, gaming, and more below.

Black Friday 2022 Predictions

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Black Friday Travel Deals

Travel has been a strange area the last couple of years due to the pandemic and related restrictions, but a lot of those seem to have lifted. This could be the first year since 2019 that we actually see a decent range of Black Friday travel deals, so get ready to watch for the following offers:

  • Up to 75% off in general sales
  • Flights and hotel stays starting under $30
  • Early deals on vacation packages

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Black Friday TV Deals

TVs are one of the most popular items we see in Black Friday sales, and one that consumers are most excited to shop this time of year. Their appeal may be due to the fact that we see many rock-bottom prices on name-brand sets, but also because there are more TV deals in general compared to other times of year.

Black Friday 2022 should be no different, and we're expecting Black Friday TV deals to be as low as $80 for smaller sets. But even larger TVs should have astonishing low prices worth taking advantage of. One thing to remember, though: if you're looking for a non-smart TV, you may be out of luck.

TV prices could drop as low as $80 during Black Friday sales, but don't expect to see a lot of non-smart sets.

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Black Friday Gaming Deals

Gaming is another super popular category this time of year. Around Black Friday, many people are at least starting their holiday shopping, and gaming devices usually make the gift wish lists of people of all ages. This year may be a better opportunity to shop Black Friday gaming deals compared to last year, as the demand for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 may have slowed enough that these consoles will actually be in stock. Also keep an eye out for the following:

  • PC games at up to 90% off
  • Nintendo Switch Lite consoles for $180
  • Bundles with last year's must-have systems

SEE ALSO: Does Black Friday Matter Anymore?

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Black Friday Toy Deals

Since so many people start or continue their holiday shopping during Black Friday, it's probably not surprising that it can be a prime opportunity to snag the hottest toys of the year. We always see a few special products that surprise us, but several brands and toy types also seem to be discounted every year without fail.

Check out our rundown of the Black Friday toy deals you can expect this year, including savings on brands like LEGO and Nerf, as well as on items like board games and puzzles. Plus, watch stores like Target and Kohl's for general toy sales; these events could knock up to 85% off around Black Friday.

Select toy sales around Black Friday could knock up to a whopping 85% off.

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Black Friday Phone Deals

Whether you're eyeing new phones that came out months ago, or want the latest Apple iPhone or Google Pixel drop, know that Black Friday phone deals offer serious savings on handsets. Look for the following models to be part of the biggest promotions this year:

  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • iPhone 14
  • Unlocked Pixel phones

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Black Friday Apple Deals

Apple devices go far beyond the latest iPhones, but finding savings on these products can be difficult. Apple is well-known for not having its own Black Friday sale, although the company does usually offer gift cards with select regular-priced purchases during the holiday weekend.

That said, Apple isn't the only place to shop for Apple products. Check out our guide to Black Friday Apple deals to see the best stores to shop, as well as the different discounts to expect on iPhones, MacBooks, AirPods, and other devices.

Apple doesn't do Black Friday sales, but plenty of other retailers will offer savings on their top-tier devices.

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Black Friday Clothing Deals

If you're in need of apparel for fall and winter, look no further than Black Friday clothing deals! You'll find offers that allow you to stock up without spending a fortune, whether you're wanting items for yourself or the whole family. Watch for deals on the following and so much more:

  • Sweaters
  • Boots
  • Outerwear

SEE ALSO: Deals on Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy Each Day

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Black Friday Laptop Deals

A couple of times during the year are great for shopping and saving on laptops, and November is one of them. Whether you're looking for Chromebooks, budget laptops, top-tier machines, or even builds for gaming, the odds are good you'll find offers on them during the big sales.

Check out our guide on Black Friday laptop deals to learn where to shop, what kinds of discounts to expect, and even what accessories you might see bundled with these devices.

What Will People Be Shopping for Around Black Friday?

Now that you know about the big Black Friday shopping categories, are you wondering which products people will be flocking to around Black Friday? We recently conducted a poll that asked DealNews readers and social media followers about their Black Friday shopping preferences. Check out the results in our infographic below!

DealNews Black Friday shopping poll results shown in pie chart form.
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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