Black Friday 2020: Best Deals from Walmart, Best Buy, and The Home Depot

Best Buy has officially released its plans for the holiday season. The retailer is planning many short-lived sales in the run-up to Black Friday, starting with an early Black Friday sale that begins on October 29 and extends through November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Central. The rest of Best Buy’s holiday sale plans include the following:

  • November 5–8: The Wish List Sale
  • November 11: The Treat Yourself Sale
  • November 12–14: Our Coolest Deals Sale
  • November 16–17: early access to thousands of deals from the Black Friday ad (for My Best Buy members only)
  • November 22: nearly all Black Friday deals become available
  • November 26: new offers available on Thanksgiving Day on BestBuy.com
  • November 27: shop online or in store (limited in-store capacity) on Black Friday
  • November 28: Cyber Deals kickoff

Earlier this month, Best Buy kicked off its holiday sales for the year on Prime Day with an “Early Black Friday” deals event; closely following that was a 60-hour sales event that discounted all Amazon devices.

Best Buy has also unrolled another perk for My Best Buy members this holiday season. All members of the free loyalty program are eligible to receive a Black Friday price guarantee—meaning that if the Best Buy price drops even lower on any item you’ve purchased before November 28, you’ll be entitled to a refund of the difference.

Here are some of the early Black Friday deals we’ve spotted so far that we think are worth your time and money:

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum
Deal price: $300; street price: $430

As our upgrade pick, the Roomba 960 has a navigation system equipped with a camera and sensors that create a map of your floor plan as it cleans—and now it’s on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen, making now a great time to buy.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2
Deal price: $180; street price: $250

This easy-to-navigate smartwatch is our top pick for Android users. It’s now down to $180, a great price for a watch with a good notification and fitness tracking system as well as long battery life.

Read our review of the best Android smartwatches.

Jabra Elite 75t Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds (Black)
Deal price: $140; street price: $180

Now down to $140, this drop on the Elite 75t isn’t the biggest we’ve seen before, but we still consider this to be a solid deal on a pair of highly recommended earbuds.

Read our guide to the best workout headphones.

JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth Speaker (Black/Green)
Deal price: $200; street price: $300

The JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth Speaker, the upgrade pick in our portable Bluetooth speaker guide, is a powerful speaker with clear sound and a strong bass. It’s now back down to an all-time low price of $200.

Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speakers.

Beats Solo Pro Bluetooth Headphones
Deal price: $170; street price: $230

We may see the Beats Solo Pro headphones (which Wirecutter recommends for folks who wear glasses) drop even lower on Black Friday proper, but if you plan to give these headphones as a gift for the holidays, it may be smart to buy now at this $170 price so they’ll arrive in time.

Read our review of the best Bluetooth headphones.

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