Black Friday promises major deals every year for TVs, phones, games, and other hot Christmas gifts. As always it is the day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 29 ̵
To this end, retailers will likely start (or at least announce) their sales much earlier than the actual Black Friday. You can expect big discounts both online and in the shops from the likes of Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Target, GameStop, Kohl's, Sams Club and just about any other company that sells things. Yes, some old-established retailers still only offer the biggest discounts as "bouncers" in the shop, which means you have to fight the masses to get them. But more and more deals have moved into the online space, so you still get many great discounts while shopping in your pajamas from your phone.
Yes, it is very early to think about all this, but there is nothing wrong with a small advance planning. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect (and how you plan) on Black Friday 2019.
When is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on Friday, November 29th.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
It's Monday after Black Friday – in this case Monday, December 2nd.
When will Black Friday sales actually begin?
It varies from shop to shop, but it's expected to start many sales in time for Thanksgiving. In fact, some stores have "Black November" sales throughout the month, while in other stores, Black Friday events begin prematurely. We will post all details as we receive them.
Why is it called "Black Friday"?
Black Friday dates back to the early 1950s, when the stores launched the Christmas shopping season with great success. Turnover. In fact, so big that the annual profits in the stores often tipped into the "black numbers" (which no longer means "red numbers," which stands for the loss of money) when all revenue was counted.
The shoppers came in droves Because the day after Thanksgiving was usually a day off, making it the perfect day to shop in stores. Remember that this event is decades older than the Internet.
How to Find Leaked Black Friday Ads
Over the past few years, various Black Friday sites have been pinpointing the spillover of newspaper headlines in the days and weeks ahead of the big Thanksgiving sales. These still exist, but many of the big stores have decided to "publish" the ads on their own websites to reveal the content of deals for bargain hunters who like to plan ahead.
Last year some stores shared these ads at the end of October, and there is no reason to believe that this year will be any different. As always, we'll be watching Black Friday ads and sharing them as soon as we find them. Bookmark this post and check CNET for all relevant ad information.
Where can I find great deals in the meantime? ?
Glad you asked! Here are some resources for bookmarking CNET deals:
- The Cheapskate, a daily, curated, sometimes exclusive collection of the best deals on the internet by Rick "The Cheapskate" Broida (that's me) and CNETs growing team of bargain hunters.  CNET Deals, a categorical listing of all individual transactions we can make.
- which were updated to Prime Day a few months ago, but almost all the advice applies to the big sales in November.
Tamara Palmer has contributed to this story, which was first published last year and updated with new information.