WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI
For many of us, Black Friday shopping is key to a successful holiday gift-buying strategy for friends and family. But have you taken a look around your home lately? Maybe you need to put it on your list this year.
There are some great deals out there this Black Friday that can help you fix up, fancy up, update, and upgrade the place you call home. Here are nine ways to go about scoring the best deals.
One of the most exciting sale items we’ve seen for home this year is at Lowe’s. Wood-look tile is one of today’s hottest trends for flooring, and on Black Friday, the home improvement store has it starting at just 99 cents per foot, down from $2.02 per foot.
Lowe’s also has some great deals on tools and home improvement items in their Black Friday ad. If you can get past the ho-hum-ness of buying yourself tools at this time of year, you’ll love the prices on this Kobalt 227-piece tool set with caseand $39 Shop-Vac Vacuum.
Bring the smart home craze to your front door. This Kwikset SmartCode Satin Nickel-Single Cylinder Motorized Electronic Entry Door Deadbolt with Keypad is just $39 on Black Friday, down from $69.
Head to Lowe’s for this Samsung 4.5 cu. ft. ENERGY STAR High Efficiency Top Load washer and 7.4 cu. Ft. Electric Dryer are $499 each, a savings of $600 for the pair.
This Samsung Energy Star ® 26 cu. ft. 36″ Wide 3-Door French Door Refrigerator with Filtered Ice Maker is regularly priced at $1,999 and will drop to $995 at JC Penny on Black Friday. Other appliances are on sale for up to 40% off at both Home Depot and Lowe’s.
Also for the kitchen
Looking to do some renovations in your kitchen? This brushed nickel pull-down kitchen faucet is just $59 on Black Friday, down from $109, at Lowe’s.
Those who love to bake swear by KitchenAid mixers, and the must-have item is typically attractively priced over the holidays. The best price we’ve seen so far is $249 for the KitchenAid® Ultra Power Plus 4.5 Qt Tilt-Head Stand Mixer at Target. It’s currently prices at $279, down from $349. You can also get the KitchenAid® ClassicTM Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer at Walmart for $199, down from $259.
Google Home is predicted to be one of the hottest items this year, and Walmart’s Black Friday sale has it at $79 – a savings of $50. The $49 Google Home Mini Smart Speaker, which offers “hands-free help in any room” and is powered by the Google Assistant, goes on sale for $29 with a $10 gift card at Target. At that price, you’ll want to buy one for yourself and a few for gifts. If you’d rather ask Alexa, head to target for this Amazon Echo Dot, which will drop from $49 to $29.
TVs are a staple of Black Friday shopping. Personally, we have images of stampeding shoppers hoisting flat-screen boxes over their heads seared in our collective brain forever, but that won’t stop us from trying to slide in there for a screaming deal. Forbes calls Best Buy’s Sharp 50-inch LED 2160p Smart 4K Ultra HD Roku TV for $179.99 – a savings of $320 – possibly “the best deal during the entirety of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017.”
Once you buy that flat screen, you’ll need a sound bar. Walmart has a 37″ RCA Bluetooth version for just $29 (currently priced at $49). Or, pick up this VIZIO 32″ 5.1 Soundbar System package, which includes a wireless subwoofer, for $139 (currently $198).
And don’t forget a mounting system. This one has tilt and fits TVs ranging from 47-80″, Black Friday priced at just $19 (currently on sale for $59).
A vacuum may not seem like the most exciting thing to buy on Black Friday, but you may change your mind when you see the price of this Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner at Walmart. We did! Regularly priced at $369, it goes on sale on Black Friday for just $189!
Walmart’s high-thread-count hotel sheets are famous to smart Black Friday shoppers and are one of the most anticipated (and quickest-selling) items. Used to be you had to buy them in store, but they’re now online. If you want a set (or four), here’s a tip: get them in your cart ASAP when sales kick off, because they’ll be gone in a flash. $24 per set. Macy’s has a worthy alternative with their Devon 4-Pc King Sheet Set, 900-Thread Count, regularly priced at $59; on Black Friday, they will be $29.