The 30 Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

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The Black Friday ads for all major retailers are now out. We’ve combed through them to find the best Black Friday deals that are actually worth your time and hard-earned cash.

This year, we had so much trouble narrowing it down that we decided to expand the list from 25 to 30. Trends we’re seeing include digital home assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home, robot vacuums, tons of 4K TVs, and lots of VR gear. There are plenty of Black Friday classics, too – deals like the cashmere sweaters at Macy’s and KitchenAid stand mixers at Kohl’s are so consistently great that they belong in the Black Friday hall of fame. Let’s dive in.

#1: Toshiba 49-in. Class LED 2160p 4K TV with Chromecast Built-In

Price: $199.99 (was $449.99)
Where: Best Buy
Online: No

Toshiba is a solid brand and finding good 4K under $200 is unheard of. The bad news is that you’ll need to camp out in line in front of Best Buy to get it – this is the hot doorbuster TV of Black Friday 2016, and it won’t be available online.

#2: Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot

Price: $139.99 for Echo (was $179.99), or $39.99 for Echo Dot (was $49.99)
Where: B&H Photo
Online: Yes

You’ll see these nifty digital assistant gadgets everywhere at the same price this season, but our pick for actually buying is B&H Photo, where you won’t pay sales tax (unless you live in New York.) We have not yet confirmed that B&H will in fact be selling at this price point, and it’s still marked at full price as of our publication date, but we’re pretty confident the price will be dropping. And if it doesn’t, just go to Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, or anywhere that sells electronics. Heck, even Home Depot has them!

#3: Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Uncharted Bundle

Price: $249.99 (was $299.99)
Where: Kohl’s
Bonus: $75 Kohl’s Cash
Online: Yes

Kohl’s has vowed to put all of their doorbusters online this year, so you may not even need to leave the house to score the best deal on a PS4 bundle that we’ve seen this season. The Uncharted bundle is $249.99 everywhere, but only here do you also get $75 Kohl’s Cash back. Kohl’s coupons cannot be used for this item.

#4: Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1

Price: $249.99 (was $299.99)
Where: Target
Bonus: $40 Target Gift Card
Online: yes

Of all of the Xbox One Battlefield bundles on offer this Black Friday, we like this one from Target, the only one to offer a gift card in addition to the customary $50 discount. Plus, you can take an extra 5% off if you charge it to your REDcard.


#5: Apple iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Price: $0 down with installment billing contract
Where: Walmart
Bonus: $250 Walmart Gift Card
Online: No (schedule an in-store appointment)

You’ll also find this same deal at Target and Best Buy, but we chose Walmart since they’ll let you schedule an appointment to get it all done. That makes it easier on everyone, right? But if you’d rather have a Target or Best Buy gift card, you have our blessing to go there instead.

#6: Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge 

Price: $0 down with installment billing contract
Where: Target
Bonus: $250 Target Gift Card, plus Free Samsung Gear VR Headset and Oculus Content Pack ($149 value)
Online: No

Unlike the iPhone deals, with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, there actually is a clear winner. Go get yours at Target and in addition to the same zero-down, $250 gift card offer you find everywhere else, you’ll also nab a free Samsung Gear VR Headset and Oculus Content Pack worth an additional $149.

#7: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7

Price: $549.99 (was $669.99)
Where: Best Buy
Bonus: Free Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charge Pad ($59.99 value)
Online: Yes

Every Black Friday, we get a ton of inquiries from readers who are looking for a deal on an unlocked phone. So when we spotted a rare discount on an unlocked Galaxy S7, we knew it had to be on our list.

#8: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR with WiFi, 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses, and bag

Price: $449.99 (was $749.99)
Where: Kohl’s

Bonus: $135 Kohl’s Cash
Online: Yes

There’s a reason why Kohl’s is one of our favorite Black Friday retailers. This Canon DSLR bundle is going to be $449.99 everywhere, starting on Monday 11/21 you’ll earn $135 in Kohl’s Cash to spend on Christmas gifts for your family. Added up, the value here is unmatched. This item is not eligible for coupons.

#9: iPad mini 2 (32GB)

Price: $199 (was $269)
Where: Walmart
Online: Yes

The iPad has been a Black Friday staple for several years now, and this marks the first year in memory that they haven’t been bundled with gift cards. Instead, they’re getting an actual discount.


#10: Powerbeats Wireless Earphones

Price: $89.99 (was $199.99)
Where: Target
Online: Yes

The discount on these popular wireless headphones is stellar, more than half off the regular price. Pick up a set to go with your new iPhone 7, which doesn’t have a headphone jack.

#11: KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer

Price: $229.99 (was $299.99)
After 15% off coupon: $195.49
Where: Kohl’s

Rebate: $30
Bonus: $45 Kohl’s Cash
Online: Yes

The KitchenAid stand mixer deals at Kohl’s Black Friday sale are one of the most popular deals that we run every year. It’s not an easy deal since it requires a coupon, a mail-in rebate, and Kohl’s Cash to reach the final overall cost of $120.49. The Kohl’s Black Friday ad itself doesn’t even take the coupon into account. But we have a lot of experience with this one and trust us, it’s absolutely worth doing the math.

#12: Canon PIXMA MG2520 Printer + 5-Ream Case of Copy & Print Paper

Price: $19.99 for the printer (was $69.99), plus $20.01 for the paper (was $26.99)
Where: Office Depot
Bonus: $20 Office Depot Rewards Points
Online: No

A $19.99 printer is a story on its own, but adding a 5-ream box of paper for effectively 1¢ makes this deal a lock. Not interested in Office Depot rewards points? It’s still a solid buy that would rate a spot on this list. Best Buy also has a $19 printer for Black Friday, without the box of paper, but we do expect it to be available online.

#13: Hatchimals

Price: $48.88 (was $59.99)
Where: Walmart
Online: Yes

If your kid is screaming for a Hatchimal, you may have already discovered that they’re sold out everywhere. But don’t fret – Walmart has promised to restock with plenty of inventory in time for Black Friday. So please don’t fork over $200 or more to a reseller.


#14: Food Network 12-in. Cast Iron Skillet

Price: $9.99 (was $29.99)
After 15% off coupon: $8.49
Where: Kohl’s

Online: Yes

If you’ve ever priced out cast-iron cookware, you already know why finding a cast-iron skillet, even a smallish one like this one, for just $8.49 makes it a must-buy.

#15: Charter Club Cashmere Sweaters

Price: $39.99 (was $139-$149)
Where: Macy’s
Online: Yes

These cashmere sweaters seem to make it onto our list of the best Black Friday deals every year, but you totally shouldn’t mind. They’re wardrobe classics, luxurious and soft, and make a great impression under the tree on Christmas morning.

#16: iRobot Roomba 620 Vacuuming Robot

Price: $299.99 (was $419.99)
After 15% off coupon: $254.99
Where: Kohl’s

Bonus: $90 Kohl’s Cash
Online: Yes

It seems as though every Black Friday ad has a Roomba or some other brand of vacuuming robot in it this year. Since they seem to be having a bit of a moment, it made sense to recommend the best of the bunch here. That distinction goes to Kohl’s where you can apply a coupon to reduce the price even further, and then get back $90 Kohl’s Cash to sweeten the deal even more. No one else even comes close.

#17: DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3

Price: $369 (was $499.99)
Where: Walmart
Online: Yes

These drones are everywhere this year, and they’re expected to be one of the biggest selling tech toys of the season. Walmart has the best Black Friday price on them by $30. If you’re buying in the store you’ll need a wristband on Thanksgiving Day, but we’ve been assured that they’ll be available online as well.


#18: Fitbit Alta

Price: $99.99 (was $129.99-$149.99)
Where: Kohl’s
Bonus: $30 Kohl’s Cash
Online: Yes

You won’t be able to use a coupon on Fitbit at Kohl’s, but they still earn Kohl’s Cash. That makes the Fitbit Alta a winner by about 2,000 steps.

#19: Hotel Style 1,100 Thread Count Sheet Set

Price: $25 (was $69.98)
Where: Walmart
Online: yes

When we had our annual Black Friday conference call with Walmart, they were pretty excited about this sheet set. And with a thread count of 1,100, why wouldn’t they be? We’re pretty excited about them too.

#20: Kenmore Washer & Dryer 

Price: $249.99 each (was $419.99 each)
Where: Kmart
Bonus: $20 My Points
Online: Yes

For the last few years, we’ve included a washer and dryer set from Sears on our list of top Black Friday deals. That deal is back, if you’re interested, but it’s only available in-store, and in-store quantities are limited. This set at Kmart (which is part of Sears) is also from Kenmore, is slightly less expensive, and best of all, you can actually buy it online.

#21: Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Vacuum

Price: $44 (was $88)
Where: Walmart
Online: Yes

If you’ve ever had to fuss with vacuum bags, you understand why a bagless vacuum is a welcome upgrade. At $44 this well-regarded bagless vacuum from Hoover is a steal.


#22: Cuddl Duds Down Comforters (queen size)

Price: $119.99 (was $299.99)
After 15% off coupon: $101.99
Where: Kohl’s

Bonus: $30 Kohl’s Cash
Online: Yes

Let’s be honest, there is nothing in the world so cozy on a cold winter’s night as a soft down-filled comforter. Unfortunately, down is expensive enough to be out of many family budgets. On Black Friday, though, down comforters are very affordable. We chose to highlight the queen size here, but Kohl’s is taking 60% off all Cuddl Duds comforters, both in down and down alternative versions.

#23: Keurig K250 Coffee Maker

Price: $99.99 (was $149.99)
After 15% off coupon: $84.99
Where: Kohl’s
Bonus: $15 Kohl’s Cash
Online: Yes

Keurigs are another perennial favorite with Black Friday shoppers, and Kohl’s is easily the best place to buy them. Apply the 15% off coupon, collect the $15 Kohl’s Cash, and enjoy a cup or two.

#24: The Pioneer Woman 27-pc Porcelain Enamel Cookware Set

Price: $89 (was $199.99)
Where: Walmart
Online: Yes

Most Black Friday ads feature colorful enameled cookware at the $89 price point, usually from some celebrity like Rachael Ray or Paula Deen. At Walmart, this year’s entry in that category comes from The Pioneer Woman. We chose this set over those others because it had the most pieces at the $89 price point.

#25: Licensed & Character Pajamas for Kids

Price: $4.75 
Where: Walmart
Online: Yes

Kids are growing like weeds? At $4.75, you can afford to stock up on a range of sizes for your brood to grow into. You’ll find a broad array of your kids’ favorite characters and sports in this collection. We also think this is a great budget-friendly option for families with a tradition of new pajamas on Christmas Eve.

#26: Tek Gear Hooded Puffer Jackets for Women

Price: $29.99 (was $100)
After 15% off coupon: $25.49
Where: Kohl’s

Online: Yes

Warm and fashionable without the designer price tag, these Tek Gear puffers are a good deal for ladies outerwear. The cost after coupon is just $25.49, the lowest price we’ve ever posted for them.


#27: Essential Home Complete Bed Set

Price: $29.99 (was $49.99-$59.99)
Where: Kmart
Online: Yes

Looking back at bedding sets that we’ve posted in the past, it’s rare to see them for less than $30. This bed in a bag includes a comforter, two sheets, two pillowcases, two shams, and a bed skirt, and the price is good on any size.

#28: Croft & Barrow Flannel Sport Shirts for Men

Price: $9.99 (was $36)
After 15% off coupon: $8.49
Where: Kohl’s
Online: Yes

We get excited anytime we find men’s flannel shirts under $10, and at this price you can afford to buy multiples. The post-coupon price on these Croft & Barrow flannels at Kohl’s beats our last mention, which was pretty fantastic, by 50 cents.

#29: Juniors’ Leggings

Price: $5 (was $20)
Where: JCPenney
Online: Yes

These leggings were an early favorite during our research for the best Black Friday deals. For $5, you can get one of every pattern without breaking the bank.

#30: Toastmaster Kitchen Electrics

Price: $16.99 (was $29.99)
After 15% off coupon: $14.44
After $12 rebate: $2.44
Where: Kohl’s
Online: Yes

While the $4.99 price tag listed in the ad is already excellent, it gets even better when you use a 15% off coupon during checkout. After rebate, these small kitchen appliances end up costing $2.44 each, which is almost hard to believe! Items include a 1.5-qt. slow cooker, 2-slice toaster, mini-blender, 5-cup coffee maker, mini chopper, hand mixer, can opener and electric knife.

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