Meijer Black Friday Ad Analysis: A 55" Doorbuster That Matches Target

Also check out deals on Amazon Fire tablets and a Nintendo Wii U bundle.

While ho-hum for the most part, Meijer's Black Friday ad does boast a couple of TV doorbusters that are worth seeking out, as well as a great Wii U bundle deal and savings on Amazon Fire tablets. Otherwise, though, even with many deals sporting custom coupons good on your next purchase (i.e. store credit), we're underwhelmed with the store's Black Friday plans.

Best Meijer Black Friday Ads

  • Element 55" 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $249.99
    At $129 below our doorbuster prediction for a 55" TV, this deal from Meijer not only knocks the door down, but smashes it into a pile of toothpicks. Prior to this coming Black Friday, the lowest price we'd seen for a 55" 120Hz 1080p TV was $380. Keep in mind that Target will also offer a 55" TV at this price.

  • Element 49" 1080p LED HDTV for $169.99
    Like its larger brethren above, this is an amazingly low doorbuster price. At $170, it is nearly half the previously lowest price we've seen for a 49" TV.

  • Amazon Fire Kids Edition 7" Android 8GB Tablet with $20 Meijer Custom Coupon for $84.99
    Even without the added coupon savings, this kids tablet would be a steal. Assuming you'll use the coupon, it's $35 less than what Amazon charges and $74 less than the previous low.

  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Android 8GB Tablet with $40 Meijer Custom Coupon for $149.99
    While the same as what Amazon charges, this is more than 25% off when you factor in the included coupon, which is usable on everything from groceries to clothes at Meijer.

  • Nintendo Wii U Smash Splat Deluxe Console Bundle with $30 Meijer Custom Coupon for $249.99
    Factoring in the $30 coupon, this deal beats GameStop's Black Friday price by $60 and may prove to be the best Nintendo Wii U bundle we see this season.

Worst Meijer Black Friday Ads

  • Dyson Big Ball Animal Upright Vacuum for $399.99
    At $400, Meijer's price is more than twice our prediction for Dyson Black Friday deals. Don't be surprised if you see this for much less.

  • Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewer with $30 Meijer Custom Coupon for $199.99
    Even factoring in the $30 voucher, this deal falls far short, as we've seen this brewer before for $70 less. And Meijer's prices for the K350 and K450 are similarly lackluster, with both at least $25 more than previous lows.

  • Vizio 55" 120Hz 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $549.99
    The fact that this is a Smart TV explains the price somewhat, but it's still $125 more than what we're expecting for doorbuster luxury sets in this size range. Plus, it's $300 more than the above doorbuster.

  • KitchenAid 4.5-qt. Stand Mixer with $30 Meijer Custom Coupon for $187.49
    We predicted KitchenAid mixer deals for $141, so even if you assume you'll use the included coupon, this price isn't exactly stirring.

  • Roku Streaming Stick for $39.99
    Sure, $40 doesn't sound like much for a streaming stick, until you realize that's over 30% more than our Black Friday prediction. Stick it out and you're sure to find a better price.

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Stephen Slaybaugh
DealNews Contributing Writer

Stephen has been writing for such national and regional publications as The Village Voice, Paste, The Agit Reader, and The Big Takeover for 20 years. He covered consumer electronics and technology for DealNews from 2013 to 2018.
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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