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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and Amazon Black Friday 2021 deals are finally here. Amazon announced on November 15 that it would be hosting a 48-hour sale with “more deals than ever before” starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 25—but hasn’t shared what, exactly, will be on sale. In the interim, however, we have good news: Whether you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gifts, some top-rated tech or something for your kitchen to make holiday cooking less stressful, the shopping giant already has some of the best Black Friday 2021 deals you can find online right now.
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Below, you’ll find Amazon Black Friday 2021 deals on sweet holiday treats, most-wanted Star Wars gifts and a pair of 2-in-1 headphones, all of which have been vetted by our team of deals experts to make sure they’re “best of web” prices. Meanwhile, you can check off even more things on your holiday shopping list and save big with markdowns on must-have products during Best Buy and Walmart’s early Black Friday sales.
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If you’re not already an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can sign up for a 30-day membership for free to gain early access to plenty of Amazon Black Friday deals. An Amazon Prime subscription gets you free two-day shipping, plus tons of other benefits, for $12.99 a month ($6.49 for students and $5.99 for those receiving qualifying government assistance).
The 5 best Amazon Black Friday 2021 deals you can get today
1. Up to 63% off: These Star Wars toys
You don’t have to look far, far away for great Star Wars gifts this holiday season. Fans of The Mandalorian can get a Funko Pop figure of the titular bounty hunter holding Grogu for $5.99, or 50% off. Others can combine their love for the hit Disney+ series with the holidays by getting a Mandalorian Holiday Christmas Tree t-shirt for 30% off at $16.09. If you’ve got a solid Chewbacca impression (or more so if you don’t), the Star Wars Wookie mask is on sale for $20.99 (a 34% discount).
2. Save $50: These music and gaming headphones
If you want your headphones to be wireless for music and wired for gaming, the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series 2 headphones are a solid 2-in-1 device to score. Normally priced at $329, you can get these noise-canceling headphones with a detachable microphone on sale for $279. When we tested the Series 2, we found it offered great sound quality, whether for a pop album or first-person shooter. It also has some of the best active noise canceling we’ve ever heard from a gaming headset, and is specifically strong against low droning noises.
3. Up to 47% off: These tasty holiday treats
There are plenty of ways to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season with deals on these delicious delectables. Coffee fans can get a five-pack of Starbucks Holiday Blend Nespresso capsules for just $29.99, a 33% discount. Oreo is offering 12 four-ounce snack packs together for 24% off at $15.50. Even Swiss Miss is selling a 28-pack of its hot chocolate k-cup pods for $14.44, a 15% discount.
4. Save $80: This home office exercise machine
Keep your fitness progress going while staying on-task at work with the Cubii JR1 elliptical machine for $199. Typically listed for $279, this pedal exercise machine is now 29% off. We found the JR1 to be an option for those working from home thanks to its accessibility and multiple resistance levels. Though not meant to be a full-on replacement for workouts, the whisper-quiet machine lets you stay active on even the longest days at your desk.
5. Less than $40: One of our favorite storage bags
If you’re about to switch out your wardrobe, these SpaceSaver premium storage bags help protect your clothes and make less clutter in your closet. You can get a 12-pack of these vacuum-seal bags in multiple sizes normally listed for $44.99 down to $38.24. We found the SpaceSaver bags to be the best storage container for soft loads, with 80 percent more space than other competing bags, and since they are vacuum-sealed, the bags promise no mold, mildew or bacteria inside.
Amazon Black Friday 2021 deals you may have missed
1. Amazon Music Unlimited and Showtime Prime Channel
Ready to start streaming holiday movies and listening to Christmas songs? Right now new subscribers of Amazon Music Unlimited and Showtime can snag a three-month subscription to both services for just $2.97—or 99 cents a month. That means eligible shoppers can gain access to more than 75 million songs and watch ad-free movies and shows all while saving $53.97 during the three-month span. Following the promotion period, the Amazon Music Unlimited subscription will ring up at $9.99 a month (or $7.99 for Prime members), while Showtime will cost $10.99 monthly.
2. Tuft & Needle Mattresses and Accessories
With the hectic holiday season upon us, you might need some extra rest before Black Friday. If you’re looking to unwind, you can save as much as 20% on Tuft & Needle mattresses and sleep accessories right now at Amazon. For instance, you can take home the Tuft & Needle Original mattress, our favorite mattress in a box, for just $635.75 for the queen size, a whopping $259.25 markdown when you click the on-page coupon. We found this foam mattress to be comfortable and supportive—a perfect pick for all sleep positions.
3. Bose Earbuds
Whether you’re shopping for your sister, son or friend, a high-quality pair of headphones make a great holiday gift. If you’re searching for some excellent earbuds, you can save as much as 29% on some of our favorite models from Bose right now. We found the Bose QuietComfort noise-canceling earbuds to have best-in-class noise-canceling features, a comfortable fit (despite the somewhat chunky design) and clear sound. While we didn’t love the hefty price tag, you can save $80 and snag the premium earbuds for just $199 right now, one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen.
4. Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrip Teeth Whitening Kit
Give your smile some extra sparkle this holiday season with the Crest 3D white professional effects whitening kit, currently down from $47.99 to just $36.99. This best-selling dental kit includes 20 standard whitening treatments designed to stay put even when talking or drinking water. Also included are two one-hour express whitening treatments, perfect for quickly brightening up your smile before holiday parties. Crest says these strips remove up to 14 years of stains for professional-level whitening results.
5. Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug
Take your holiday light display to the next level with a Kasa outdoor smart plug. This Wi-Fi-enabled outlet has two AC sockets that can be independently controlled using the Kasa app or voice control when you connect the device to your Alexa or Google Home Assistant. The weather-resistant plug is designed for use with landscape lighting and holiday lights and can even be controlled using a countdown timer, so your lights can automatically turn on and off at your desired times. Usually retailing for $24.99, you can take home this smart home essential for just $15.99 right now—a savings of $9.
Other noteworthy Amazon Black Friday 2021 deals we found
When is Amazon Black Friday 2021?
Amazon Black Friday 2021 deals are in full swing. This year, Amazon kicked off its holiday shopping season earlier than ever. The popular online retailer announced its first wave of Black Friday sales on October 4, with markdowns across all categories. On November 15, the brand announced it will host a 48-hour sale starting at 12:01 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 25. Amazon also announced a list of its most-loved gifts available right now. We expect to see even deeper discounts on everything from kitchen essentials and electronics to toys and fashion pieces in the coming weeks.
What are the best deals from the Amazon Black Friday 2021 sale?
To date, we’ve seen massive Amazon Black Friday deals on air fryers, headphones, home goods and more—including tons of products from some of our favorite brands, like Apple, KitchenAid, Instant Pot, Sony, Bose, iRobot and Shark.
Every day Amazon adds even more sales to their lineup of Black Friday 2021 deals. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently to scoop the hottest Amazon discounts on must-have items this holiday season.
Are Amazon Black Friday sales available online?
Yes. Amazon Black Friday sales are exclusively available online.
What’s the difference between Amazon Black Friday deals and Amazon Cyber Monday deals?
With Amazon Black Friday deals already here, the early holiday sales double as both Black Friday discounts and pre-Cyber Monday deals. While, technically, Amazon Cyber Monday deals roll out as soon as Black Friday ends on November 26, we expect to see significant overlap in Amazon’s roundup of Black Friday and Cyber Monday markdowns. Both waves of holiday deals will be exclusively available online, so be sure to secure your Amazon Prime membership ahead of time to enjoy fast and free shipping.
Does Amazon have special Black Friday deals for Amazon Prime members?
Yes. During the holiday shopping season, Amazon Prime members have early access to select holiday deals and can even earn up to 25% back on select Amazon purchases with an Amazon Prime Card and an eligible Prime membership. Meanwhile, Prime members can get their holiday gifts quicker with access to free and fast shipping, with millions of must-have items available for same-day delivery. If you aren’t already an Amazon Prime member, don’t worry—there’s still plenty of time to sign up.
When does the Amazon Black Friday sale end?
The Amazon Black Friday sale ends on November 26, with Amazon Cyber Monday deals rolling out the following day, on November 27. Keep in mind, however, that many of the markdowns included in the Amazon Black Friday sale are one-day deals.
Following the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend of sales, we expect to see discounts on select items throughout the holiday season—however, with shipping delays and stock shortages expected, we recommend shopping early to ensure you get all the holiday gifts on your list this year.
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