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It’s finally here! The official start of the holiday season. Black Friday deals are everywhere and it can be overwhelming to figure out where to get the best savings. Well, we’re here to help you save some money on one of the busiest shopping days of the year!
Analysts at WalletHub.com scoured through almost 10,000 Black Friday deals and complied a list of the stores with the largest advertised discounts, including by product category.
Get those shopping lists out and start taking notes. Here’s the rundown on the best deals for Black Friday!
These 17 stores were ranked by the highest percentage discount for the 2017 holiday season (the list starts at No. 16 because there was a tie for No. 1!).
16. HP—Average Discount: 34 Percent
Hewlett Packard has Black Friday sales of up to one-third off regular retail price for Black Friday. So, if you’re looking for a new computer or printer, you probably want to take a look at their deals.
One of their best deals is on the 17-inch HP ENVY Laptop. This laptop normally starts at $1,499.99, but HP has it on sale starting at $899.99. This includes free shipping, a 16-gig memory and 17-inch touch-screen monitor.
15. Walmart—Average Discount: 34.2 Percent
Walmart offers many discounts, with an average of 34.2 percent off regular prices for Black Friday. There are two categories that offer huge discounts, however, so you’ll want to focus on these to get the best deals:
- Books, movies and music: 69.86 percent discount
- Video game software: 48.75 percent discount
That’s some big savings! And here are a couple of examples of the savings you can score on Black Friday!
One of the most popular sports video games for the hottest gaming system this holiday season is marked way down! Save $30.99 on the game that brings the player into the world of FIFA soccer.
14. Office Max and Office Depot—Average Discount: 34.5 Percent
Don’t think an office supply store can help you out for your holiday shopping needs? Think again. Office Max and Office Depot both offer some great deals on Black Friday.
Their discounts for consumer packaged goods go up to 56 percent for things like cleaning products and food. These discounts help you get the most for your money as you prepare your home for celebrating the holidays with family and friends.
Of course, they also have many tech gadgets up for grabs at great discounts including the popular Google Home Mini Speaker for only $29 (retails at $49).
13. Dick’s Sporting Goods—Average Discount: 35.1 Percent
Shoppers with sports lovers or athletes in the family have a nice selection of deals to choose from on Black Friday from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Fitness Equipment Up To 50 Percent Off
Ready to finally buy a treadmill or elliptical for the house so you don’t have to exercise out in the cold? Dick’s has a wide range of machines for half-off! The SOLE F63 Treadmill is only $899.98, a 50-percent savings!
If you’re looking for something a little smaller, you can save up to 40 percent on select Columbia outerwear and apparel. That will help keep you warm!
12. Kmart—Average Discount: 35.8 Percent
Kmart is fighting hard to get shoppers in their stores during the holiday season. Their discount specialities include books, movies and music. However, small appliances and apparel also look to be big sale items as well.
You can get your choice of a Proctor Silex hand mixer or two-slice toaster for only $4.99 on Black Friday!
11. Target—Average Discount: 36.2 Percent
From apparel and furniture to electronics and music, Target slashed prices across the board for Black Friday doorbusters and sales.
- Get a Google Chromecast for only $20 (marked down from $35.49.)
- A wide range of DVDs for only $6, including “The Lego Batman Movie,” “Sing,” “Trolls,” and “Paw Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue.”
- The Dyson V6 Animal Cord-Free Stick Vacuum: $249.99 (regularly $499.99)
10. Amazon—Average Discount: 36.8 Percent
You knew Amazon would be on the list with some big deals (we found some of the best ones here). In fact, they’ve dedicated an entire week to Black Friday sales. And there are so many we can’t list them all. But here are a few to get you started!
9. AAFES—Average Discount: 37.3 Percent
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is a retail and services operation for members of our nation’s armed forces. They provide significant savings for eligible shoppers every year. Visit the AAFES website for more information on the special deals they offer, how to sign up and get details on specific deals for the holiday season.
8. Fred Meyer—Average Discount: 43.9 Percent
The one-stop-shop retailer has an average discount of nearly half-off on all its products for Black Friday. If your kids love games, then take advantage of their buy one, get one free deal on all board and card games on Black Friday.
7. Macy’s—Average Discount: 46.6 Percent
Big Black Friday Sales are happening across Macy’s departments, including housewares with an average discount of nearly HALF OFF.
6. Sears—Average Discount: 50.1 Percent
With an average discount of half-off, Black Friday shoppers can find tons of great deals at Sears this year.
Kids want a trampoline for Christmas? Sears has the Propel 12-foot Trampoline with Enclosure for only $149.99 (marked down from $349.99.)
5. Bealls Florida—Average Discount: 52.8 Percent
Fantastic deals on apparel at Bealls Florida for Black Friday this season! Check out these savings!
Top designer Gloria Vanderbilt’s line is available for half-off retail price on many items, including:
4. Stage—Average Discount: 60.8 Percent
Stage has a ton of great Black Friday deals going on, including Nike Revolution 3 shoes for the entire family for as low as $29.99. That’s a steal!
They’re also offering small kitchen electronics for as low as $7.99, including skillets, blenders, toaster ovens and more.
5. Shopko—Average Discount: 55.9 Percent
Who doesn’t love Shopko? And the retailer has some screaming good Black Friday deals right now, like this Shark Navigator vacuum for just $89.99, which is a drop from the regular price of $179.99.
They’re also offering Lego police patrol boat or airport VIP service kits for just $29.99 (regularly $49.99).
2. Belk—Average Discount: 62.8 Percent
This North Carolina-based department store has 300 locations in 16 states, but lucky for those who don’t live in one of those 16 states, you can also shop their deals online.
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1. Kohl’s And JCPenney (TIE)—Average Discount: 66.3 Percent
Loyal Kohl’s and JCPenney shoppers know that the retailers are a consistent source of fantastic discounts, and their Black Friday prices are no exception.
Their average Black Friday discount is well above 50 percent off, so if you’re looking for a great deal on gifts or items for yourself, JCP and Kohl’s won’t disappoint.
Kohl’s Has Diamond Earrings For $29.74
These .25-carat diamond stud earrings usually retail for $185. Kohl’s has them online today for $34.99 plus an additional 15 percent off with the code SAVEBIG15 online, bringing the total to $29.74. If you have any Kohl’s cash at home, you could get these earrings for next to nothing.
JCPenney Has Fleece Pajama Pants for $5
Get PJ pants for your whole family with these fleece pants on sale today for $5. They come in a range of sizes and patterns, so you’re sure to find something for everyone.