We're just seven days into November, but we're already starting to get a sense of what to expect this season thanks to early ad drops from Kohl's, JCPenney, Dell, Staples and others. Here's ten of the best Black Friday deals we've seen so far. The best part? All of them will be available to buy online.
When we've seen everything – including Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Amazon – we'll publish our annual list of the top Black Friday deals. Until then, you can check out the ads we've already got in our 2016 Black Friday Guide.
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Laptop with 2GB memory, 32GB storage, 11.6" display
Where: Dell Black Friday Ad, page 2
Regular Price: $199.99
Black Friday Price: $99.99
This laptop is small – just a 11.6" display with a scant 2GB of memory and tiny 32GB hard drive. You won't be rocking any online mass multis with it, but if you have no idea what I just said then you probably don't need to. It's pretty much perfect if all you're looking for is a machine that can check email. This is one of Dell's hourly Black Friday doorbusters, so you'll need to be online at 6pm ET on Thursday 11/24 to get it.
Samsung 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
Where: Dell Black Friday Ad, page 3
Regular Price: $1,199.99
Black Friday Price: $599.99
Bonus: $150 Gift Card
Dell also delivers on the TV doorbusters with this 55" Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. Not only are they knocking 50% off the regular price of a very nicely equipped name brand TV, it comes with a $150 Dell gift card. If you want it, you'll need to be ready to jump on it at 6pm ET on Thursday 11/24 at Dell.com.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR with WiFi, bag and 2 lenses
See It: Kohl's Black Friday Ad, page 3
Regular Price: $749.99
Black Friday Price: $449.99
Bonus: $135 Kohl's Cash
We've seen this bundle as low as $349 after mail-in rebate recently, so at first glance maybe $449.99 doesn't look so great. But add in the $135 Kohl's Cash that it earns and the total value of the Black Friday deal at Kohl's easily beats those other deals. Note: this Canon DSLR kit is excluded from coupons.
Amazon Echo Dot
Where: Staples Black Friday Ad, page 2
Regular Price: $49.99
Black Friday Price: $39.99
To be honest, we expect $39.99 to be the de facto Black Friday price for the popular Echo Dot, but Staples is the first to list it in its ad. Look for it to be the same price everywhere on Black Friday.
KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer
See It: Kohl's Black Friday Ad, page 20
Regular Price: $229.99
Black Friday Price: $199.99 ($165.49 after coupon and $30 rebate)
Bonus: $45 Kohl's Cash
Ahh yes, our favorite recurring deal! Truthfully, any of the KitchenAid stand mixers you can get at Kohl's during Black Friday week are excellent, but I'll do the math for the entry-level Classic model. It will ring up as $229.99 at the register, and it's very likely you'll be able to apply a coupon to take an additional 15% off, so you'll pay $195.49 to take it home. You'll get $30 back from the mail-in rebate for a final total of $165.49, plus you'll earn $45 in Kohl's Cash to sweeten the deal even further.
Anchor Hocking 24-pc Storage Set
Where: JCPenney Black Friday Ad, page 2
Regular Price: $56
Black Friday Price: $10
We're accustomed to seeing cheap 18-piece Pyrex sets run $17+ at Black Friday, so seeing an equally durable 24-piece set from Anchor Hocking for $7 less is pretty noteworthy.
Food Network 12-in. Cast Iron Skillet
See it: Kohl's Black Friday Ad, page 22
Regular Price: $29.99
Black Friday Price: $9.99 ($8.49 after coupon)
If you've ever priced out cast-iron cookware, you know it's often cost-prohibitive to buy new. Normally, even a small 12-inch skillet runs $30. On Black Friday it will be just $9.99, and the 15% off coupon we expect to see will reduce it to $8.49.
Where: Kohl's Black Friday Ad, page 1
Regular Price: $129.99-$149.99
Black Friday Price: $99.99
Bonus: $30 Kohl's Cash
So far, we like the $99.99 Fitbit Alta from Kohl's. It's not eligible for coupon discounts, but it earns $30 Kohl's Cash, making it the best value among the Black Friday Fitbit deals that we've seen so far.
Where: JCPenney Black Friday Ad, page 62
Regular Price: $20
Black Friday Price: $5
Five. Dollar. Leggings. Do we really need to explain this one?
Barbie Puppy Mobile
Where: Kohl's Black Friday Ad, page 15
Regular Price: $139.99
Black Friday Price: $69.99 ($59.49 after coupon)
Bonus: $15 Kohl's Cash
Whoever came up with the idea of combining Barbie and puppies was clearly a genius, but it's hard to stomach the idea of paying full price for this set. Thankfully, it will be slashed to $69.99 for Black Friday, the predicted 15% off coupon brings it down to $59.49, and it earns $15 in Kohl's Cash. And suddenly I can actually justify buying it for my nieces.