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Black Friday 2019

Black Friday, which takes place on November 29th in 2019, is a major shopping holiday in the United States. During the event, retailers across the country drop their prices on thousands of items, hoping to lure shoppers to their stores.

Apple products on the cheap are highly desired, and in recent years, retailers have offered some fantastic deals. We're gathering up a list of all the retailers, both online and in-store, offering discounts on iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBooks, AirPods, Beats headphones, Apple accessories, software, and more.

This roundup will be updated on a daily basis as Black Friday approaches. We'll highlight the very best deals that are being offered this year so MacRumors readers know where to go for the best discounts. If you spot a good deal or have a site offering a Black Friday discount, make sure to send us an email at tips@macrumors.com.

With Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier every year, you'll want to keep an eye on this roundup throughout the month of November, as we'll also be highlighting a range of pre-Black Friday discounts.

It's important to note that many of the Black Friday deals listed below will be limited, especially those that are "doorbusters," or specific sales designed to draw people into a store. These kinds of deals tend to go quickly as stores have a limited supply, so in some cases, it's best to take advantage of a deal as early as possible.

Because deals can vary between stores and locations, we recommend double checking these prices with your local retailers before heading out to shop. In some states, Black Friday sales are prohibited on Thursday, so in these areas, Black Friday sales will be delayed.

Black Friday Deals by Store

Popular store chains that are offering Black Friday deals both at brick and mortar locations or online are listed below, with each of the Apple-related deals organized by product type.

Apple

Apple will offer Black Friday deals of its own, but as usual they won't be quite as good as other retailers. You'll be able to get up to a $200 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of select products between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States.

We don't yet know the full terms for the Apple offer, but last year most Macs came with a $200 gift card, while previous-generation iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch models were eligible for a $50 gift card. HomePod and Beats were also eligible for a $50 gift card, while the Apple TV was bundled with a $25 gift card.

Last year, the offer excluded the latest iPhone, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch models, as well as refurbished products, products purchased with an educational discount, and iPhones purchased via the iPhone Upgrade Program. AirPods, special edition Beats, and then-new MacBook Air and Mac mini models also did not qualify.

This event will run from November 29 through December 2 at Apple's retail stores, on Apple.com, and by phone at 1-800-APPLE. The offer will also be available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and several other countries, with gift card amounts varying.

Target

Target's Black Friday sale is massive and extends across home furniture, clothing, and of course electronics. Target will open its doors at 5 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving evening, close them at 1 a.m. Friday morning, and then re-open at 7 a.m. Friday morning. Like most other stores, Target will also put some deals online ahead of time.

It should also be noted that Target RedCard holders and members of its Circle loyalty program will gain early access to Black Friday deals beginning the day before Thanksgiving, on November 27. We've broken down the retailer's full offerings for the holiday in our Black Friday Spotlight post on Target.

Apple Products

Target will offer a free $200 Target gift card with qualified activation of an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max on Verizon or AT&T. This deal will be valid from 7 a.m. Black Friday through Sunday, December 1. The same offer will be available for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

You'll also be able to get the new 32GB 10.2-inch iPad for $249.99, down from $329.99, representing the lowest-ever price on this model.

Next up, the retailer will offer the Apple Watch Series 3 starting at $169.99 and totaling $30 savings across multiple styles. The newest Apple Watch, Series 5, will remain priced at its regular point starting at $399.99 for GPS and $499.99 for cellular.

There will be a chance for some App Store and iTunes gift card savings. Target plans to offer buy one, get one 30 percent off on these gift cards, where the lower-priced gift card will be 30 percent off. There is no specification yet on which tiers will be on sale, but you can likely expect the usual $25, $50, and $100 tiers. Under this sale, purchasing two $50 iTunes gift cards will cost you a total of $85 for $100 iTunes credit, which is the typical 15 percent off sale we usually see.

Lastly, right now Target has the AirPods with Charging Case on sale for $144.99, down from $159.99, and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case priced at $169.99, down from $199.99. Both sales will also be up for Black Friday, but these aren't the lowest prices we've ever seen for either model, and in fact you can get them both for slightly cheaper right now on Amazon. Target lists the AirPods Pro, but there won't be a sale on the latest model and it will still cost $249.99.

Speakers/Smart Speakers

Headphones

Streaming Devices

Smart Watches

Smart Home

Video Games

  • Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle - $299.99, making Mario Kart 8 Deluxe free

  • $29.99 Nintendo doorbusters - Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • $15 video games - World War Z, Overwatch: Legendary Edition, The Division 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Crash Team Racing, Overcooked 2, and Rainbow Six Siege. There will be over 100 total games on sale at this price.

  • $29.99 video games - Fallout 76, Rage 2, and Red Dead Redemption 2. There will be over 30 games at this price.

  • $25 video games - Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Control, Just Dance 2020, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. There will be over 40 games on sale at this price.

  • $35 video games - Gears 5, Borderlands 3, and Need for Speed: Heat. There will be over 10 games on sale at this price.

Best Buy

Best Buy's Black Friday sales have kicked off with a notable early sale on Apple doorbusters, which last through November 10. Actual Black Friday sales will begin when Best Buy opens its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening. We've broken down the retailer's full offerings for the holiday in our Black Friday Spotlight post on Best Buy.

Macs

iPhones and iPads

  • 10.2-inch iPad - My Best Buy members save $80 or $100 on select models / starting at $249.99 with lowest-ever prices

  • iPad Pro - My Best Buy members save $150 or $200 on select models / starting at $649.99

  • iPhone 11 - Save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-in

  • iPhone 11 Pro - Save up to $500 with activation and in-store trade-in

Apple Watch, HomePod, and Accessories

The sales below won't begin until Thanksgiving, unless otherwise noted.

Bluetooth Speakers

Streaming Devices

Computer Accessories

Storage

Headphones

Miscellaneous

Video Games

Walmart

Walmart is set to host its Black Friday sale beginning online on Wednesday, November 27 at 10 p.m. ET, and then starting in stores Thanksgiving day at 6 p.m. ET. You'll find the usual array of TVs, smart watches, smartphones, tablets, headphones, video games, and much more discounted throughout the event. We've broken down the retailer's full offerings for the holiday in our Black Friday Spotlight post on Walmart.

This includes Apple devices like the AirPods with Charging Case for $129, down from a regular price of $159. This price undercuts the $134-$144 price of the wireless headphones that will be seen this Black Friday at Best Buy, Target, and Staples.

You'll also have a chance to save on the 32GB 10.2-inch iPad, priced at $249, down from $329, which is the same price seen among the major retailers this season and one of the best all-around deals you can find on Black Friday.

Walmart will have the Apple Watch Series 3 in 38mm for $129, down from $199; while the 42mm will be $159, down from $229. These prices will come below Target's sale on the Series 3, and are looking like some of the best discounts on Black Friday for the 2017 Apple Watch.

For iPhones, you'll be able to get up to $450 in Walmart eGift cards with qualified activation on iPhone XS ($450), XS Max ($400), XR ($400), 11 ($300), 11 Pro ($300), and 11 Pro Max ($300). If you also trade in an eligible smartphone, you'll get an additional $250 on a Walmart eGift card. The retailer will also have the 32GB iPhone 6s Plus for $149 on Straight Talk or Total Wireless plans.

Costco

Costco has revealed plans to a slate of deals throughout November, leading up to Black Friday. These sales will take place from November 7 through November 21, November 22 through December 2, and November 29 through December 2, the last of which represents the company's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

November 7 - 21

November 22 - December 2

Thanksgiving Day - online sales

November 29 - December 2

December 2

Belk

Belk will have a few tech-related discounts this Black Friday, including doorbusters on smart watches from Fitbit. You can get the Fitbit Inspire for $49.99 (regular $69.95) or the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition for $99.99 (regular $159.95). In total, Belk will have over 1,000 doorbusters, also including RCA LED TVs starting at just $79.99.

Belk's doors open Thanksgiving day at 4 p.m. local time and will remain open until 1 a.m. Friday. The stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. Friday morning, until 10 p.m. Friday evening. Some sales will also extend through Saturday.

Kohl's

At Kohl's, you'll get $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend from November 25 through Black Friday on November 29. Doorbusters include the Fitbit Charge 3 and Fitbit Versa Lite Edition for $99.99 (regular $149.99-$159.99), the Amazon Echo Show 5 for $49.99 (regular $89.99), and the PowerBeats Pro for $199.99 (regular $249.99).

We've rounded up a few other doorbusters to keep an eye on at Kohl's below. You'll be able to get these deals starting online at 12:01 a.m. CT on Thanksgiving, and then in stores at 5 p.m. CT Thanksgiving day. Doorbusters will expire at 1 p.m. on Black Friday afternoon.

  • urBeats - $49.99, down from $99.99

  • Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones - 89.99, down from $199.99

  • JBL Charge 4 Portable Speaker - $99.99, down from $179.99

  • Nest Learning Thermostat - $179.99, down from $249.99

BJ's Wholesale

BJ's Wholesale is set to offer solid deals on a stock of 4K TV sets, furniture, audio gadgets, and more. For Apple devices, you'll have a chance to save on the new 10.2-inch iPad (128GB, Wi-Fi), priced at $349.99, down from an original price of $429.00. While this is a decent discount, it's beaten out currently by Amazon's $329.99 price on the same tablet.

You'll also have a chance to get up to 15 percent off App Store and iTunes gift cards, aimed at $40 multipacks, $50 cards, and $100 cards. This will give you the opportunity to net the usual iTunes gift card sale of purchasing the $100 gift card for around $85.

Staples

Staples will have a few Apple items on sale beginning online on Thanksgiving day and in stores from 7 a.m. local time on Black Friday. This includes the $249 price tag we're seeing on the new 10.2-inch iPad across numerous retailers this season, as well as AirPods and Powerbeats Pro sales.

Bed Bath and Beyond

If you're planning to shop for any home appliances, Bed Bath and Beyond always has a solid array of discounted products to keep an eye on. This Black Friday, you'll be able to get 25 percent off your entire purchase thanks to a coupon the retailer will be handing out to every customer that visits from 5 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving or from 6 a.m. to noon on Black Friday. The coupon is valid in-store only.

Meijer

Meijer will be offering a few nice discounts this Black Friday, including sales on AirPods, Fitbit, iTunes gift cards, and more.

  • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case - $149, down from $199

  • iTunes gift cards - save 15 percent when buying $50 or more of iTunes gift cards

  • Powerbeats Pro - $199.95, down from $249.95

  • Fitbit Versa Lite - $99.95, down from $159.95

  • Google Nest Hub - $79, down from $129

  • Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - $299.99

Gamestop

Like many other retailers, Gamestop will offer the DualShock 4 and Xbox Wireless Controllers at a discount, starting at $38.99 for the DualShock 4 in multiple color options. You'll also be able to re-up your PlayStation Plus subscription at $44.99 for a full year, down from $59.99.

Other popular Black Friday 2019 discounts that are set to appear at Gamestop include the 1TB PlayStation 4 bundle with The Last of Us Remastered, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and God of War (2018) for $199.99, down from $299.99. Exclusive to Gamestop will be the 1TB Glacier White PS4 Pro for $299.99, down from $399.99.

For Microsoft, you'll be able to get the 1TB Xbox One S with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for $199.99, down from $299.99; and the 1TB Xbox One S All Digital Console for $149.99, down from $249.99. Select Xbox One games will be half off as well, including Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, and Crackdown 3.

$9.99 Video Games

  • God of War (2018)

  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition

  • The Last of Us Remastered

  • Uncharted Collection

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

  • Bloodborne

  • Nioh

$19.99 Video Games

  • Days Gone

  • Spider-Man (PS4)

  • MediEvil

  • Concrete Genie

Online Deals

Zagg

We've partnered with Zagg this holiday season to offer our readers an exclusive 20 percent off sitewide discount code, giving you a chance to save on battery packs, battery cases, cables, screen protectors, and much more. In total, this sale encompasses Zagg itself, Mophie, Braven, Invisible Shield, iFrogz, Gear4, and Halo.

To get the discount, head to Zagg's website, browse for an item, add it to your bag, and when you do you'll notice a pop-up on the right where you can view your bag. Here you can enter the promo code RUMORS20 and click apply to see the 20 percent discount taken off your order total.

This discount can be applied to multiple items in your bag, across all of Zagg's brands. You'll have until December 31, 2019 to use the code, so it should be a great way to save some money during your holiday shopping this season. If any of Zagg's brands launch specific discounts around Black Friday, we'll update this section accordingly.

Mujjo

On Mujjo, you can save 25 percent sitewide from Thanksgiving on November 28 through Tuesday, December 3. With this sale, you can get 25 percent off all products on Mujjo's website by using the coupon code #25off during the checkout process. Mujjo offers a variety of leather accessories and cases for Apple products including iPhone and iPad.

Lenovo

Lenovo will have a handful of PC and laptop discounts, as well as travel accessories. You can get the Lenovo 13-inch Ultra Slim Laptop Sleeve for $13.99 (regular $21.99), 15.6-inch Laptop Backpack for $16.99 (regular $34.99), and LeGrand USB-C Power Bank for $59.99 (regular $74.99).

Other sales include smart home accessories, like the Lenovo Smart Plug for $7.99 (regular $29.99), Smart Bulb for $7.99 (regular $29.99), and Smart Tab M10 for $169.99 (regular $249.99). Lenovo's sales include a Sneak Peek weekend from October 21 through November 4, and then its online Black Friday event will kick off on Thanksgiving day, and extend through Saturday, November 30. Cyber Monday deals should be detailed soon as well.

Luna Display and Astropad

Luna Display will be offering 30 percent off and free shipping on Black Friday through Cyber Monday on December 2. There will not be any code required to access the sale, so just head to Luna Display's website on Black Friday to take advantage of the discounts.

Similarly, you can save $30 on your first year of Astropad Studio (plus a 30-day free trial) on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. This offer is only valid for subscriptions purchased through the Astropad site.

Fuse

Cable organization accessory maker Fuse will offer a 30% discount on a few accessories during the entire week of Black Friday.

The sale will begin Monday, November 25 and last through Cyber Monday. Fuse's products include the Side Winder, Side Kick, and a right-angle USB-C cable.

DJI

Drone maker DJI is set to kick off a big Black Friday sale on its online store for United States and Canada starting on November 24 and lasting through December 4. Sales will hit the Osmo Pocket, Mavic 2 Pro drone, and more.

We've listed a few discounts below, but be sure to head to DJI's store to browse the full sale before it kicks off on the 24th.

  • Osmo Pocket - $309, down from $399

  • Osmo Action - $279, down from $379

  • Mavic 2 Pro - $1,379, down from $1,729

  • Mavic 2 Pro+ - $1,779, down from $2,199

  • Tello Iron Man Edition - $89, down from $129

  • Goggles Racing Edition - $449, down from $549

Sonos

Sonos.com will host a Black Friday sale starting midnight on November 28 and running through December 2. This event will see a few products discounted by 20 percent, including the Sonos Playbar, Amp, Beam, and more.

  • Save $140 on Sub, Playbar, and Playbase (Black Friday price: $559, regularly $699)

  • Save $120 on Amp (Black Friday price: $479, regularly $599)

  • Save $80 on Beam (Black Friday price: $319, regularly $399)

Besides Sonos.com, you'll be able to find these discounts at a few select retailers across the United States on Black Friday as well. Sonos is planning a Cyber Monday event as well, but specific details haven't been released yet.

Ultimate Ears

Popular Bluetooth speaker company will have a handful of devices on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check out the sales below (prices will be valid November 24 through December 7):

  • BOOM 3 - $149.99 $119.99

  • MyBOOM 3 - $179.99 $149.99

  • MEGABOOM 3 - $199.99 $169.99

  • MEGABLAST - $249.99 $199.99

Pixelmator

Pixelmator's apps will be discounted on Black Friday this year, including Pixelmator Pro for $29.99, down from $39.99. This sale starts on Tuesday, November 26 and ends on Tuesday, December 3.

You'll also be able to get Pixelmator Photo for free for 24 hours, starting Tuesday, November 26 and ending on Wednesday November 27 at 9 a.m. ET.

Flexibits

All Flexibits apps will be on sale for 20 percent off for a limited time, starting Monday, November 25 and ending on December 9.

  • Fantastical 2 for Mac - $39.99, down from $49.99

  • Fantastical 2 for iPhone - $3.99, down from $4.99

  • Fantastical 2 for iPad - $7.99, down from $9.99

  • Cardhop for Mac - $15.99, down from $19.99

  • Chatology for Mac - $15.99, down from $19.99

Past Black Friday Deals

For an idea of what kind of deals we can expect this year, it's worth taking a look at some of the best deals that we saw in 2018.

Apple had its own four-day shopping event last year, kicking off on Black Friday and lasting through Cyber Monday. As usual, Apple's own sales weren't quite as good as third-party retailers.

Otherwise, one of last year's biggest and most popular discounts was a markdown on Apple's HomePod. Back when it still cost $349, the smart speaker was priced at just $249 at Best Buy. Now that we've seen the HomePod discounted to $199 and below throughout 2019, another solid discount on the speaker could be in the cards for this Black Friday.

2018 also saw the usual crop of gift cards offered for iPhone purchases, like a $250 Target gift card when buying the then-new iPhone XS or XS Max. Walmart had an even better offer of a $300 gift card when purchasing these iPhones. Similar deals should appear this year as well.

And for those keeping an eye on cheap iTunes gift cards, last year saw the rare discount of $100 iTunes cards priced around $80 at Amazon and Costco ($20 off). The typical sale on these is around $15 off, so if they are discounted this deeply again you'll definitely want to stock up.

Otherwise, you can expect a range of deals this Black Friday on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, AirPods, Beats headphones, Apple Watch, iPad, iOS and macOS apps, and movies and TV shows on iTunes.

Shopping Tips

Doorbusters

Many of the Apple items listed are what stores like to call "Doorbusters" because they are products that are designed to get people into the store. These are often the store's best deals and tend to be very popular. People have been known to line up for several hours to be first in line to take advantage of one of the better deals, which means stock on a lot of the most discounted Black Friday items could be limited.

Check Deals Locally

Not all deals are offered at all retail locations, so it's a good idea to get in touch with your local retail outlet ahead of Black Friday to confirm deals and to potentially get an idea of what product stock might look like.

Sales Tax

National retailers like Apple and Best Buy charge local sales tax on all orders, so when making an online order, it is best to consider all sales tax options. Ordering from smaller online retailers can be a benefit, as not all stores charge sales tax in all states. Customers in states where retailers do not collect sales tax may, however, be required to pay a calculated or estimated "use tax" on out-of-state purchases as part of their income tax filings.

Local sales taxes are automatically charged for online orders from the following retailers in the following states:

- Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Sam's Club, Target: All States

States with no sales tax: Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, Delaware, Oregon

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