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A preview of this year’s Black Friday deals


Cole Taylor

St. Louis Park target off of highway 100 Nov. 21. Target prepares for mass amounts of shoppers for this upcoming Black Friday.

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Black Friday is coming up again, and many companies are preparing. From 24-hour to month-long sales, shoppers will be able to find deals on all of their favorite products from top retailers.

Amazon is continuing their annual 48-hour Black Friday sale, starting at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 24 and ending at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 25. During the 48-hour sale they will have bigger deals on their own Amazon devices, such as Amazon Echo products and Fire TV products, and also on other top brands, including YETI, Samsung, Adidas, Peloton and Bose products. However, they have some smaller early deals out now. These include select electronics, household products and appliances, clothes, toys and games.

Target’s annual Black Friday sale began Nov. 21 and will end Nov. 27, giving shoppers a week-long opportunity on their best deals. Their sale includes deals online and in-store, on products from clothes to electronics to holiday decorations and gifts. Their biggest deals are on laptops, tablets, printers and home security items, where shoppers can get up to 50% off on select products. Target has announced that they will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, but shoppers will still be able to find all deals online during that time.

Walmart has Black Friday sales very similar to Target and Amazon, with deals on electronics, home appliances, tools, toys and holiday decorations. Their biggest deals include up to 65% off on clothes, shoes and some smaller home devices. Walmart’s sale began online Nov. 7 and in-store Nov. 9, but they released their biggest deals at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. All sales will end Nov. 28.

Best Buy had early Black Friday deals available for members starting Oct. 10, but has started multiple new sales since then. Their biggest deals right now are on Windows laptops, TV’s, headphones and Amazon home security devices. Newer and better sales will revealed themselves once their official Black Friday sale began for non-members Nov. 20. Their Black Friday sale will end Nov. 25, but shortly after they’ll have a Cyber Monday sale Nov. 27–28, and a 20 Days of Deals sale Nov. 29–Dec. 18.

Ulta Beauty is having a week-long Black Friday sale this year, unlike their shorter sale in 2021. It started online at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and in-store at 9 a.m. Nov. 20, and lasts until Nov. 26. Their biggest deals include 50% off on some items from their own Ulta Beauty collection, hair products and treatments, makeup brushes and beauty blenders, eyeshadow pallets and curling irons. You can find other deals on almost all types of products, with other high discounts of up to 40% off and BOGO’s on some products.

Macy’s is in their final of three phases of sales, their official Black Friday sale. It began Nov. 20 and ends Nov. 26. The previous two sales had some smaller deals, but now all final deals have been released. This sale includes top deals like 40% off on clothes from Levi’s, 25% off on select designer boots, up to 70% off on men’s designer looks, 60% off on kid’s dress-up looks and up to 50% off on men’s shoes. Other retail clothing stores like JCPenney and Nordstrom have sales on similar items.

Black Friday officially starts Friday, Nov. 25.