This holiday season, plenty of sales are expected to be offered early, before Black Friday, and you can save money and time by taking advantage of them.
Check out these products and stores for deals and steals before Black Friday, which falls on Nov. 29 this year.
Target’s Simple Free Shipping
Any item bought on Target.com from Nov. 1 to Dec. 21 qualifies for free shipping. No subscription is required, and some items can arrive the next day. Many major retailers offer free shipping for purchases over $25. Amazon offers free shipping with a paid Amazon Prime subscription.
Walmart’s Slashed Prices
Many items selling for $10 or more off the original price are included in Walmart’s Early Deals Drop, which was announced on Oct. 25.
One of them, George Foreman Indoor Grill and Panini Press, ideal for use by small groups and individuals, can hold nine servings and has nonstick coating (less butter or oil to heat food means healthier meals). This item is being sold for $24.99, about 50 percent off the original price, and most retailers are selling the same model for more than $50.
Nordstrom Rack’s Gift Suggestions
Preselected options and a section for gifts under $25 are available on the Nordstrom Rack website. Many items are selling at their original prices, but there are a few sales. The website is a great place to get suggestions for original gifts, including ideas for those who are hard to shop for and thank-you gifts.
One Nordstrom Rack item to consider is CYLO Jet Setter Tech Kit. It includes a pouch to carry five essential phone accessories: a three-in-one charger cable (compatible with most phones), earbuds, a phone stand and a charger.
Amazon’s Temporary Sales
Although the exact date of the Amazon Black Friday sale has not been announced, the company has been offering limited-time steals for its third-generation Echo Dot. For a couple of weeks, the speaker was offered with either a Ring 2 Doorbell System for $159 or the Tile Sticker four-pack for $59.99, but the prices have now changed.
The Echo Dot 3rd generation is still on sale for $8.98, more than an 80 percent discount, but only to Amazon Prime subscribers who have never had an Apple Music Unlimited subscription. Without Prime, new subscribers will pay around $17.98, including shipping and handling. Prime members get free two-day shipping for eligible items. The subscription offers offline listening and unlimited skips, and is compatible with Alexa.