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US Black Friday 2016 Flyers for Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart

US Black Friday 2016 Flyers for Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart

By Simon Hung

Start saving and play Rebecca Black's “Friday” on repeat, because Black Friday is nearly here and we’ve uploaded a few US Black Friday flyers from Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart to give you a peek at some of the wild, wacky and wonderful deals our American friends get to shop for on November 25!

We’ve listed ten notable deals from each flyer to give you a rough idea of the offers we may expect from Canadian stores. Note that all pricing is listed in US Dollars.

Best Buy

  • $125.00 off all Apple iPad Air 2 and 9.7" iPad Pro models
  • Apple 27” 5K iMac with Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB Hard Drive - $1599.99 (regularly $1799.99)
  • Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum - $299.99 (regularly $499.99)
  • iRobot Roomba 655 Robot Vacuum - $279.99 (regularly $429.99)
  • LG 43” 4K Smart TV - $299.99 (regularly $499.99)
  • PlayStation 4 500GB Slim Console with Uncharted 4 and Two FREE Games - $249.99 (regularly $299.99)
  • Samsung 50” 4K Smart TV - $397.99 (regularly $649.99)
  • Sharp 55” 1080p Smart TV - $249.99 (regularly $499.99)
  • Toshiba 55” 4K Smart TV with PlayStation 4 Pro - $749.98 (regularly $949.98)
  • Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle - $249.99 (regularly $299.99)

Costco

  • $40.00 off UE Boom Bluetooth Portable Speaker
  • $50.00 off Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle
  • $50.00 off PlayStation 4 500GB Slim Console with Uncharted 4 and Two DualShock 4 Controllers
  • $60.00 off VIZIO SmartCast Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
  • $70.00 off Netgear AC3000 WiFi Router
  • $105.00 off Dyson V6 Motorhead+ Cordless Rechargeable Stick Vacuum
  • $150.00 off HP Pavilion 23.8” 1080p Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop with Intel Core i5 Processor
  • $160.00 off Dyson Ball Complete Upright Vacuum
  • $250.00 off Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Bundle with Intel Core i5 Processor, Surface Pen and Surface Pro Type Cover
  • $300.00 off Dell XPS 13.3” QHD Laptop with Intel Core i7 Processor

Target

  • Apple iPad Air 2 - From $274.00 (regularly from $399.99)
  • Apple iPad Pro, 9.7” - From $449.00 (regularly from $599.99)
  • Beats PowerBeats Wireless Earphones - $89.99 (regularly $199.99)
  • Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones - $119.99 (regularly $299.99)
  • Dyson Ball Origin Upright Vacuum - $199.99 (regularly $349.99)
  • Hisense 50” 4K TV - $249.99
  • Hoover Quest 700 Robotic Vacuum - $199.99 (regularly $349.99)
  • PlayStation 4 500GB Slim Console with Uncharted 4 - $249.99 (regularly $299.99)
  • Samsung 55” 4K Curved Smart TV - $697.99 with FREE $70.00 Target Gift Card (regularly $1099.99)
  • Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 or Minecraft Bundle - $249.99 with FREE $40.00 Target Gift Card (regularly $299.99)

Walmart

  • Apple iPad mini 2, Wi-Fi, 32GB - $199.00 (regularly $269.00)
  • Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum - $196.00 (regularly $269.00)
  • Hitachi 65” 4K TV - $599.00 (regularly $999.00)
  • Philips 55” 4K Smart TV - $298.00
  • PlayStation 4 500GB Slim Console with Uncharted 4 - $249.00 with FREE $30.00 Walmart Gift Card (regularly $299.00)
  • Samsung 50” 4K Smart TV - $398.00 (regularly $628.00)
  • Samsung 65” 1080p Smart TV - $798.00 (regularly $998.00)
  • Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle - $249.00 (regularly $299.00)
  • Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle with Bonus Controller - $279.00 (regularly $299.00)
  • WD My Passport 2TB External Hard Drive - $69.00

Observations

  • Console savings appear to be the similar, with some bonuses like gift cards or extra games
  • No standalone PlayStation 4 Pro deals, aside from the television bundle at Best Buy
  • Minimal deals on Apple products -- Apple Watch Series 1 and iPad Air 2 are on sale at multiple stores
  • LOTS of offers on CD, Blu-ray and DVD entertainment
  • An unusually high number of vacuum deals -- perhaps a sign that the deals suck?

Big-ticket items like televisions still dominate the flyers, but the overall trend seems to be having quantity over quality as three of four flyers are upwards of 50 pages. The best deals worth considering are mostly televisions -- for example, the Samsung 50" 4K Smart TV is available for $397.99 (approximately $550.00 CAD) at Best Buy and Walmart, while similar models in Canada hover around $800.00 CAD when they're on sale.

With the sagging dollar, precarious market conditions and crazy crowds, it may be better to shop in Canada this Black Friday to protect your wallet (and your sanity).

We'll get a clearer picture on the value of shopping in the US once Canadian Black Friday flyers are released, but in the meantime, vote in our poll or leave a comment with your thoughts on these American Black Friday flyers and stay tuned to RedFlagDeals for more Black Friday news, flyers and tips!

7 Comments

    • EB Games' XB1 S bundle last week was a lot better than any of these advertised specials so far.
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    • Thoughts on the PS4 slim deal at BB? 3 games?
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    • I have been shopping in the USA on Black Friday for many years. This is the worst Black Friday ads I have seen in sometime. Usually on Apple Products they offer a Gift card with purchase but this year there is nothing. Also the prices on some items as no better than sales they are having right now. Purchase 2 items at Costco for the same price I am going to pay on Black Friday at Walmart and Target beat the crowds and one less thing to worry about. Hope the Black Friday Canadian Ads are good this year as ready to spent my money at home this year if the price is right! Any Idea when we will see the Canadian Black Friday ads?
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    • $599 Surface Pro 4 with type cover is amazing! Even if its the m3 version.

      $249 for a 28" 4k PC monitor is good too.

      I'm jealous.
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    • Why no Wii U deals?? It will be discontinued soon anyways! Might as well make it look like people are getting a great deal on Black Friday!! I need one for the kids!
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    • The Thrill is Gone.
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    • I have to go to the US this coming weekend (nov. 19-20). Any chance of finding great deals on +/- 50" TVs 1 week early? Even with the current rate and duty/taxes, I think TVs are much cheaper than here.
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