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21 Black Friday Deals Employees Want to Keep for Themselves

It's that time of year again, when Black Friday deals promise the season's deepest price cuts. We rounded up the most tempting discounts even brand employees can't resist.

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Bargain hunting made easy

Black Friday is almost here! It’s the time of year when shoppers go on the hunt for the best deals of the season—for themselves and everyone on their Christmas lists. And while this retail holiday doesn’t always deliver on the hype, you can get some truly amazing discounts if you know where to look. We cut through the clutter and picked out the best deals (some already running) that might seem too good to be true. We suspect even store employees won’t want you to know about them because they are that good and they’ll want to keep these items for themselves!

Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.

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T-Fal Easy Care Thermo-Spot Non-Stick Cookware Set


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Are you a new homeowner looking to stock up on kitchen items? Or is your old cookware just, well, old? Either way, you can’t go wrong with this 20-piece set from T-Fal, which will have a Black Friday sale price at Walmart for $49.99 (original price: $79.98). It includes a slew of kitchen must-haves, including a 5-quart dutch oven, 1- and 2-quart sauce pans, fry pan, griddle pan, one-egg wonder, 5-quart jumbo cooker, cookie sheet, pizza pan, and some utensils. While you’re shopping, you might also want to pick up these kitchen gadgets you’ll wish you had years ago. Using more modern searching methods will help you find great Black Friday deals. 

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Xbox One S 1TB All Digital Edition Console


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Gamers are getting in line for this one. The Xbox One S 1TB All‑Digital Edition Console with three digital download games (Sea of Thieves, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Minecraft) is heavily discounted for Black Friday week. Expect prices to dip way, way down at Walmart, where the Xbox One will be on sale for $149. That’s $100 off the retail price of $249.99. By the way, you no longer have to wait until the big day to get big discounts. Shopping early is actually one of the 13 new ways to find the best Black Friday 2019 deals.

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7.5-Foot Pre-Lit Braxton Color-Changing 8-Function Christmas Tree


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‘Tis the season for massive deals—but you don’t usually get steep discounts on holiday items until after the holiday is over. Apparently no one told that to Home Depot, which will be offering this stunning 7.5-foot-tall artificial Braxton Christmas Tree for just $79.98 on Black Friday, as opposed to its usual $229. With 700 LED lights, it will make your home holiday-ready in no time. To deck your halls (and your new tree), check out these DIY Christmas decorations anyone can make.

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Apple AirPods


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According to Brad’s Deals, this pair of Apple AirPods (with charging case) will be at its lowest price of the season at Walmart on Black Friday. The site’s retail-tracking experts say they’ve never seen the price on a non-refurbished pair go any lower. Here are another 15 things you’re not buying from Walmart—but should.

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Husky Mechanics Tool Set


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Attention, budding DIY-ers and handymen: It’s time to get those home projects in full swing in the new year, and you’ll be able to do that with this 270-piece Husky Tool Set. It normally retails for $150, but Home Depot will be offering it for $99 on Black Friday.

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Keurig K50 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker


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Did we read this right? The Keurig Classic K50 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is taking a nosedive in price on Black Friday and the days leading up to it. Best Buy will have it marked down from $119.99 to $59.99. Here’s what else you should know before you shop: these 11 secrets Best Buy employees won’t tell you.

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Apple Watch Series 3 GPS


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While Apple tends not to be all that generous with discounts, expect to find significant price reductions on Apple Watches at Walmart. The Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm with a sport band and aluminum case will be $129 at Walmart this Black Friday. That’s the cheapest price we found for a Series 3. Usually, they go for around $200. Walmart is actually one of the retailers with the most competitive Black Friday doorbusters, so it’s definitely worth it to brave the crowds…if you dare.

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Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ Laptop


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An Apple MacBook on sale? Yep! This Black Friday is shaping up to be a good one for Apple lovers. The MacBook Air 13.3″ will be a few hundred bucks cheaper than it normally is at Best Buy, so now is your time to buy. This unit offers touch ID and 8GB of memory. While it’s generally a good idea to get a new computer since technology changes so fast, you’re wasting your money if you buy these 14 things in brand-new condition.

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Ring Video Doorbell + Amazon Echo Show 5 Bundle


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We are loving bundle products this season since they offer so much value. If you get this package deal, you’ll save big. Best Buy will have this pairing on sale from $389.98 to $179.99. The Ring allows you to answer the door from anywhere, letting you watch live video of your home and get mobile alerts when anyone comes to your door. And the Echo Show, with its compact 5.5-inch smart display, will have Alexa at your beck and call. Don’t miss these other smart devices that are worth every penny.

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Vizio V-Series 40″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV

Under $200.00

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Get ready to buy a TV this Black Friday. The prices will be super low. The Vizio P-Series Quantum X 65″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV (PX65-G1) is already $800 off at Target right now. And word is, Vizio will offer wicked-good deals all week long. Keep your eyes on the Vizio V-Series 40″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV (V405-G9)—it will be under $200! Of course, not everything is worth the hype. These 13 Black Friday deals aren’t as good as they seem.

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Chico’s Reversible Travel Wrap


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This soft cotton travel wrap from Chico’s is a true doorbuster. It’s originally $79.99, but it will be available for just $20 until 12 p.m. on Black Friday. Get ’em while they’re hot! The limit is two per customer. Don’t miss these self-care gifts for a friend in need of pampering.

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Quilted Weighted Blanket


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How much would you pay for the best night of sleep ever? Probably a whole heckuva lot, but you’ll only have to pay $29.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond right now. This Quilted Weighted Blanket—which is normally sold for $99.99—is 12 pounds of calming comfort, wrapped in super-cozy faux fur. While you can get this pre–Black Friday sale now, you can’t apply another coupon to it. However, Bed, Bath & Beyond is offering a rare 25 percent off your entire purchase on other items if you shop in-store from 5 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving or 6 a.m. to noon on Black Friday. Here are some more weighted blankets for every type of sleeper.

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IT Cosmetics

20 percent off everything

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Beauty lovers should head over to the IT Cosmetics website on Black Friday. The entire site will offer 20 percent off everything, including select sale items. Plus, when you spend $50, you’ll score free primer and mascara samples. If you’re still in search of the perfect gift, check out these other holiday beauty gifts she’ll adore.

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Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 5175 Click-On Precision Trimmer


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Kohl’s took the idea of a close shave literally with this Philips Norelco Electric Shaver. In fact, the store is practically giving them away, with this $86 discount off its regular $120 price. One more reason to shop at Kohl’s on Black Friday? Kohl’s Cash. Both in-store and online, you’ll earn $15 for every $50 you spend, which will definitely add up to big bucks before you know it. And no matter when you shop, you should know these insider secrets to help you save at all your favorite stores.

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Amazon Echo Dot


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If you’ve been thinking about inviting Alexa into your home or just want to upgrade her, now’s the time. The normal $50 price tag on this third-generation Amazon Echo Dot will be slashed to just $22 on Black Friday, according to Deal News. Here are another 25 Amazon Black Friday deals that are sure to sell out.

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BOGO; prices vary

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All jokes aside, this is a good deal on TP! And one roll lasts an entire month (especially on Brown Friday: a plumber’s busiest day of the year.) For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Charmin Forever Roll is offering a BOGO deal. So if you buy a starter kit, you’ll get one free. By the way, here’s how Cyber Monday became a thing.

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L.O.L. Surprise! Amazing Surprise


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Parents, rejoice! Expect one of the hottest toys of the season to have a cool discount this Black Friday. This L.O.L. Amazing Surprise box comes with 14 exclusive dolls and is usually $130. It’s already discounted on Amazon for $98. Trust us: Don’t wait too long to nab this deal—or these other Christmas toys that will definitely sell out.

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Rowenta Handheld Garment Steamer


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The Rowenta Handheld Garment Steamer will be a hot seller at Target on Black Friday and beyond, with a sale price of $39 (normally $69) until December 7th. This handy little gadget heats up in about 45 seconds, has 1500 watts of steam power, and will make you look way more put-together in a flash. So will avoiding these outfit mistakes that make you look messy.

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Ugg Marciela II Boot


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Snag the coziest boots on the market for $55 off, and your toes (and your wallet) will thank you. If these Uggs are still out of your price range, Nerd Wallet suggests heading to JCPenny for a pair of lookalikes for just $19.99 (regularly $60–$80). At that price, you can pick up a pair for yourself—and your BFF, too! Speaking of which, here are another 60 best friend gifts for every type of friend.

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Old Navy Cozy Socks


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For the third year in a row, Old Navy is bringing back its donation campaign, where customers can stock up on super cheap Cozy Socks while also giving back. Select styles of Cozy Socks will cost you only $1 per pair, both in-store and online starting on Thanksgiving Day and going through Black Friday. For every $1 sock purchased during the sale, Old Navy will donate $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs, up to $1 million. If you like this idea, you’ll love these 30 beautiful holiday gifts that give back.

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Houzz Home Furnishings

Up to 80 percent off

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Black Friday is also the time to cross much-needed furniture items off your wish list, because sites like Houzz will be running sales as generous as 80 percent off normal prices. Load your digital shopping cart with headboards, light fixtures, and accent pieces at a fraction of their normal cost. Need some more ideas? Check out these 100 gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for.

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Julie Loffredi
Julie Loffredi is a consumer trends tracker for Brad's Deals and TODAY contributor. She regularly appears on morning television programs to dish about the latest shopping trends.

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