Expect Best Buy’s Black Friday sale to start early again this year.
The retailer starts Christmas with a four-day sale from Tuesday and then starts its Black Friday sale on November 19 – a week earlier than Black Friday itself. The deals on sale on October 19 are also covered by a “Black Friday Price Guarantee” if prices go lower.
Best Buy CEO Corie Barry announced her vacation plans Thursday on NBC’s Today Show.
“We’re heading into the most competitive part of the year. Everyone wants the perfect gift for their customers,” Barry said. “And what we are seeing is that we will continue to be priced incredibly competitively. We do not see prices rising significantly unexpectedly from here, and indeed if there are good deals.”
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Best Buy said one of its “hottest deals” is a 70-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV for $ 599, a saving of $ 150. Last year, the retailer sold a 70-inch Samsung TV for $ 529.99. There will also be Chromebooks all the way down to $ 99.
The Minneapolis-based electronics retailer is one of the first companies to announce vacation plans for 2021. Sam’s Club announced that it is doubling the number of savings events it holds and Amazon started an early sale.
Last year, Best Buy unveiled its first Black Friday deals on October 8, days before the rival Amazon Prime Day sale.
Experts recommend it Consumers are starting to shop holiday gift now ahead of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which is often seen as the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
“Shoppers plan to spend more money on the holidays than they did last year,” says Kristin McGrath, a purchasing expert and editor of the deal website RetailMeNot, told USA TODAY. “This increased demand is all coming on top of the delays in shipping, staffing challenges and supply chain issues that are going on the hunt with retailers this year.”
The White House announced Wednesday that Walmart, FedEx and UPS will expand their efforts to help with the ongoing bottlenecks and supply chain shortages caused by the pandemic.
“We’re actually in a relatively good stock position,” Barry said during the NBC interview. “But pretty much we’re going into the holidays with 20% more stock than we had two years ago and 50% more than last year.”
Early Black Friday sale: 19-22. October
Best Buy says it has “thrown out the old holiday calendar and created a brand new to help you score the hottest technology for the best deals. Days highlighted on the calendar include November 1, which says “Black Friday prices guaranteed”.
During the four-day early sale, Best Buy said in a press release that it will have “hundreds of our Black Friday deals available on the season’s hottest technology, including everything from headphones to laptops and more.”
Member Monday special offer
Members of the $ 199.99-year-best Best Buy Totaltech program and the free My Best Buy loyalty program have access to “special offers on most Mondays throughout the season.”
There’s an added benefit to the paid program, the company said, “Totaltech members will also have more opportunities than anyone else to hopefully score some of the year’s hardest to find products, such as gaming products.”
Best Buy Black Friday starts November 19th
Best Buy said it will have offers several times during the season, but that sales on Black Friday will start on Friday, November 19th.
“As usual, we have thousands of deals on the technology at the top of your list,” the retailer said.
Best Buy Black Friday Price Guarantee
Best Buy also offers a “Black Friday Price Guarantee” on select, qualifying items purchased during the early four-day sale.
According to it in small print, qualifying items will be identified on the website and store the price tag with a “Black Friday Price Guaranteed” notice.
My Best Buy and Best Buy Totaltech loyalty members will receive the price difference automatically and the refunds are scheduled to take place before December 15th.
Non-members can still get a refund: “If the price goes down before Black Friday and customers are not a member of My Best Buy or Best Buy Totaltech, they can still be refunded by visiting their local store or contacting our Best Buy customer service team and request a price match under our price guarantee, ”said the dealer.
Best Buy stores closed Thanksgiving 2021
Days after Walmart announced it would keep stores closed on Turkey Day, Best Buy followed suit on June 8th and confirmed to USA TODAY that its stores would also be closed on November 25th. Target kicked off the holiday shop’s closures back in January when it said the stores do not open on holiday, which has traditionally been a big shopping day in conjunction with Black Friday.