Amazon Black Friday Deals are officially here. Yes, we know, Thanksgiving is still a few weeks out, but Amazon Black Friday deals have now started with some excellent deals on everything from the new Echo Dot to the MacBook Air.
So what kind of Amazon Black Friday deals can you expect in the coming weeks? And subsequently, what kind of Cyber Monday deals will the retailer offer? Well, for starters we predict numerous Amazon 2019 Alexa devices will see their first dollar-off discounts. The new Echo Dot with Clock, for instance is already on sale for just $39, which is $20 off and $10 cheaper than it was last month.
Likewise, we predict to see a plethora of Apple Watch Black Friday deals from Amazon. Expect prices will dip below $189 for the Apple Watch Series 3. We also foresee many Amazon Black Friday deals undercutting the best Amazon Prime Day deals we saw in July. As far as video games are concerned, Amazon already has an excellent buy 2, get 1 free sale right now.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about Amazon Black Friday sales. (And make sure to check out our 5 Amazon hacks for the holidays).
When is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday falls on November 29, 2019. Though we’re about two months off from the huge sales extravaganza, expect to see Amazon Black Friday sales way in advance of Thanksgiving.
In fact, history tells us that some of the best deals of the holiday season begin as early as November 1. In the meantime, we’ll be rounding up Amazon’s best deals on the road to Black Friday 2019. Be sure to bookmark this page to stay in the know about the best early Amazon Black Friday deals you can snag.
Amazon Black Friday Deals Week: What is It?
Black Friday ad leaks usually begin surfacing in the wild around the end of October. Amazon, however, doesn’t really post any Black Friday ads. Instead, the retailer has what it calls Black Friday Deals Week or Amazon’s Seven Days of Black Friday.
In 2018, Black Friday Deals Week started on Thursday, November 15. That was a week before Thanksgiving Day proper. If Amazon repeats the event this year, we expect it’ll begin on Thursday, November 21.
Deals includes discount on the Echo Dot ($25 off), the Echo Dot Kids Edition ($20 off), Fire TV Stick 4K ($15 off), and Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition ($100 off). There were also plenty of Black Friday gaming deals including $100 off all Xbox One consoles and a Nintendo Switch bundle that included Mario Kart 8 and a free download for just $299.
Most of these deals remained on sale through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some of them even dropped a few bucks more in the days after. Bottom line: Keep your eyes open for an Amazon Black Friday announcement on Thursday, November 21.
Amazon Black Friday Deals and Predictions
Amazon will face stiff competition this Black Friday. Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target will attempt to price match or even undercut Amazon’s every move. This year, we expect Amazon to offer another round of hardware price cuts along with discounts on services like Amazon Music Unlimited.
Amazon’s sales tend to be cyclical, so for a sneak peek at this year’s Amazon Black Friday deals, here’s a recap of what we saw from Amazon on Prime Day.
Fire HD Tablets: Amazon Fire HD tablets will likely hit their Prime Day price lows once again during Black Friday. For instance, we expect the Fire HD 10 to sell for $99 or less again.
Kindle eReaders: If you’re looking for a reading only tablet, you can bank on seeing plenty of Kindle discounts this Black Friday. On Prime Day, the Kindle Oasis was $50 off.
Echo Dot: Amazon’s entry-level, Alexa-powered speaker dropped to $22 during Prime Day 2019. We doubt it will drop any lower than $19 come Black Friday. So we predict you’ll see the Echo Dot bundled with other Amazon hardware like the Fire TV Stick or even select Fire tablets.
Fire TV Stick 4K: Amazon’s 4K streaming stick dropped to an all-time low price of $24.99 during Prime Day. As for the 1080p Fire TV Stick, it was discounted down to $14.99. We expect to see these prices repeat on Black Friday. Also look for deals that bundle a few free months of HBO or Sling TV.
Whole Foods: The Amazon-owned grocer played a huge role on Prime Day and will likely play a major role on Black Friday. Over the holidays, we predict a plethora of Whole Foods Black Friday deals (exclusively for Prime members). Expect to see discounts on meats and produce, as well as Whole Foods’ in-house 365 Everyday Value brand.
Amazon entertainment: Amazon usually discounts its services during the holiday season. So if you’re considering signing up for any of Amazon services, we recommend that you wait until Black Friday. Whether it’s Amazon Music Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, Prime Now, or Prime Fresh, you’ll find the best deals post Thanksgiving Day.
For example, Amazon gave new subscribers of its music streaming service three months of Music Unlimited for 99 cents last year. Sweetening the deal even more, Amazon threw in a free Echo Dot smart speaker.
We predict that Amazon’s best Black Friday deals will include similar discounts on Prime Now ($15 off your first order), Kindle Unlimited (3 months for free), Prime Fresh ($15 off your first order), and Amazon Photos (upload one photo, get a $15 Amazon gift card).
Amazon Black Friday Deals on 2019 Devices
Amazon just refreshed most of its hardware line up and if you’re wondering when Amazon’s shiny new kit will go on sale, well — it already has. Some items like the new Ring Indoor Cam are already on sale (albeit as part of a bundle), whereas other items like the forthcoming Echo Dot with Clock are already on sale. Could the Amazon Echo Buds (releasing on Oct. 30) be next?
Last year, Amazon’s new (2018) devices got anywhere from $25 off (2018 Echo Dot) to $50 off (2018 Echo Show). So while Amazon’s previous-gen devices will offer the better value, we do expect to see many of Amazon’s recently released items on sale as well.
Amazon Black Friday Lightning Deals
As we saw on Prime Day, Amazon loves Lightning deals. However, the best Lightning deals tend to come in extremely limited quantities, which makes snagging a Lightning deal near-impossible. There are ways you can watch deals, but even then you’re not guaranteed a deal.
In addition to Lightning deals, Amazon also tends to offer highly discounted bundles. For instance, last Black Friday it offered 3 months of Music Unlimited bundled with an Echo Dot for just $2. It was a short-lived deal that lasted less than 24 hours and only new Music Unlimited subscribers were eligible for the savings.
Bottom line: If you’re thinking about signing up for a trial of an Amazon service — like its new Amazon Music HD service — we recommend you wait. Amazon is likely to sweeten these offers with bundled hardware or extended free trial periods.
Amazon Black Friday Deals For November
Samsung QLED 4K TVs: Up to 40% off
Act fast: Samsung is taking up to 45% off select 2019 Samsung QLED 4K TVs. After discount, you can get a Samsung 43-inch 4K QLED TV for just $497.99 ($200 off). It’s the cheapest Samsung QLED we’ve seen to date. VIEW DEAL
23andMe DNA Test: was $199 now $99
The 23andMe DNA Test includes over 125 reports on your health, wellness, and ancestry. Reports include info on inherited health conditions to a family tree history. Normally priced at $199, Amazon has it on sale for just $99. VIEW DEAL
New Echo Dot w/ Clock: was $59 now $39
The 2019 Echo Dot now features a built-in LCD that can show info like time, temperature, or alarms. It was on sale for $49 last month and is now $39.99 as part of Amazon’s holiday kick off. VIEW DEAL
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: was $49 now $39
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a solid device that boasts 4K resolution and quick menu navigation. It’s also great for listening to music and interacting with Amazon’s Alexa assistant. It’s been cheaper before (it hit $25 on Prime Day), but it’s currently $10 off if you need one now.VIEW DEAL
Amazon Echo Show 5: was $89 now $59
The Echo Show 5 is a compact version of the Echo Show. It features a 5.5-inch display, video call support, and more. It hit $50 on Prime Day, but it’s still a solid deal at $59 and it’s just $10 shy of it’s all-time price low. VIEW DEAL
Amazon Echo Auto: was $49 now $39
The Amazon Echo Auto is no longer an invite-only device. The device bring Amazon’s digital assistant to your car via your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. It’s now $10 off. VIEW DEAL
Amazon Echo Show: was $229 now $179
The Amazon Echo Show is our favorite Alexa-powered smart display. It sports solid audio/bass and also doubles as a Zigbee smart home hub. It was $20 cheaper on Prime Day, which makes today’s deal its second-best price ever. VIEW DEAL
Buy 2 Video Games, Get 1 Free at Amazon
Amazon is ending the month with a bang. For a limited time, buy 2 games/movies at Amazon and get the 3rd for free. (Add three items to your cart and the third item will be free at final checkout). It’s one of the best video games deals we’ve seen all year from Amazon. VIEW DEAL
Echo Dot (3rd Gen): was $49 now $29
If you don’t care for the new Echo Dot with Clock, the 2018 Echo Dot is now on sale for $29.99. It’s the same as the 2019 version — minus the built-in LCD, of course.VIEW DEAL
Roku Streaming Stick: was $49 now $39
The Roku Streaming Stick (1080p) is one of our favorite budget streamers. It gives you access to hundreds of streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Pandora, and more. It dipped to $29 on Prime Day, but $10 off is a solid deal if you can’t wait till the holidays. VIEW DEAL
MacBook Air 13″ 2019: was $1,099 now $999
Apple’s 2019 MacBook Air packs a stunning 13.3″ Retina display with True Tone technology. For a limited time, it’s $99 off its normal retail price. The 256GB model is also $99 off.VIEW DEAL
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: was $49.99, now $34.99
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a solid device that boasts 4K resolution and quick menu navigation. It’s also great for listening to music, interacting with Amazon’s Alexa assistant and playing games.
Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $199.95 @ Amazon
The Powerbeats Pro are Apple’s fitness-focused earbuds. They offer excellent sound and seamless iPhone integration with a low-profile design. They’re $50 off for the first time ever. VIEW DEAL
Apple Watch S3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $189 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch 3 is an excellent smartwatch for users who don’t want to invest too much in a smartwatch. It tracks all of your activities/workouts and it’s also waterproof so you can use it in the pool. It’s $10 under Apple’s new low price. VIEW DEAL
Apple Watch S4 (GPS/44mm): was $429 now $329 @ Amazon
For a limited time, the Apple Watch S4 (44mm) is $20 cheaper than the smaller 40mm model ($349). The S4 is an excellent watch that still has plenty of life left in it. It’s faster than the S3 and it’s our daily smartwatch we use to track workouts and calories burned.
Beats urBeats3 Earphones: was $59 now $49
The urBeats3 are wired earbuds that offer tight, deep bass. You can get them with a 3.5mm cable for $49. Alternatively, iPhone/iPad owners can get them with a Lightning connector for a few bucks less at $42. VIEW DEAL
Instant Pot LUX80 Pressure Cooker: was $109 now $79
This 8-quart cooker combines 6 kitchen appliances in 1. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and rice cooker with the ability to sautee, steam, and warm food. Now at its lowest price ever, it’s a tremendous value.VIEW DEAL
AirPods with Charging Case: was $159 now $144 @ Amazon
For a limited time, you can get the latest model AirPods with standard charging case for $15 off. It features Apple’s latest H1 chip for faster wireless connectivity with Apple devices. VIEW DEAL
AirPods w/ Wireless Case: was $199 now $169 @ Amazon
One of the 2019 AirPods’ new features is that they can be charged wirelessly via Apple’s new wireless AirPods charger. Amazon has the AirPods w/ the wireless charger on sale for $169, which is this bundle’s second lowest price ever.VIEW DEAL
TCL 65″ 4K UHD Roku Smart TV: was $928 was $599
The TCL 65″ 4K Roku Smart TV (65S525) puts thousands of streaming channels at your fingertips. With over 500,000 movies and TV episodes to choose from, you’ll always have something to watch. For a limited time, it’s $328 off at Amazon. VIEW DEAL
Dell 27″ P-Series 1080p LCD: was $299 now $194 @ Amazon
The Dell P2719H features 1080p resolution, ultra-thin bezels, and HDMI/DisplayPort/VGA connectivity. Amazon currently has it on sale at its lowest price ever. VIEW DEAL