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Prime Day Is Today! Amazon, Target, Walmart, And More Hold Black Friday Sales Early

By Paula Gallagher·· 3 min read
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Did you know the name “Black Friday” comes from how the one-day sale would push companies “into the black”?

But in recent years, in-person Black Friday shopping on the actual day of has greatly decreased. The rise of online shopping, as well as other competitive sales like Prime Day throughout the year, have taken their toll on Black Friday. 

And in consideration of the pandemic this year, companies are looking to still make money from their big sales event while also making customers feel safe. So several big retailers are moving their Black Friday sales to October, as well as extending the sales season.

Here’s the list of who is having their big sale of the year starting tomorrow.

Amazon’s Prime Day

Prime Day usually happens in July, but this year it was delayed to October because of the pandemic. As a result, Amazon’s annual sale is turning into an early Black Friday. Don’t miss the sales on October 13 and 14. Click here to scope out what Amazon has to offer this year.

Target’s Deal Days

Following Amazon’s lead, Target will hold its own two-day sales event — Target Deal Days — also on October 13 and 14. Target will have “more than double the digital deals it offered last year on electronics, beauty items, toys, and more.” Plus you won’t need to pay an annual fee to shop Target’s big sales. Click here to fill your cart at Tar-jhey (because you know you will).

Walmart’s The Big Save

Walmart joins the party with its “The Big Save” event, which features Black-Friday-like sales and runs October 11-15. Click here to get all your Christmas shopping done early! 

Best Buy

Best Buy will also offer traditional Black Friday sales starting in October. The announcement on their website states, “For two days, on Oct. 13 and 14, shoppers can get dozens of deals straight from the not-yet-released Black Friday ad – including one of the most anticipated deals of the season: a 70-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV for just $529.99, a deal so good it will be on the ad’s front cover. The rest of Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, and more opportunities to score Black Friday deals, will come later this month.

And there’s no need to lose sleep wondering if these deals will get better before Black Friday — this year, they come with Best Buy’s Black Friday guarantee. Because it’s 2020 and life is unpredictable, if the price on one of these deals goes lower before Black Friday, My Best Buy® customers will be automatically reimbursed the difference.” 

Click here to shop for new electronics.

Home Depot 

The Home Depot will also have extended sales. According to a post on their website, their Black Friday specials will start in early November and continue throughout December, both in-store and online. Additionally, Home Depot mobile app users will be able to view deals before they’re launched online. Home Depot is also collaborating with Pinterest to provide ideas and materials for handmade gifts. Click here to stay posted on their Black Friday sales.

Closing Thoughts

Make use of these big sales and get your Christmas shopping done early! Imagine how stress-free you’ll feel come December!

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