Hello, everyone, and happy Thanksgiving. My name’s Jordan, the guy who does all the phone stuff here at Tom’s Guide. I’ll be here with you for the next four hours, so let’s get things started, eh?
First up is this deal on the Motorola Edge 2021. This is a mid-range smartphone with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a Snapdragon 778G processor, and a big 6.8-inch LCD with a 144Hz refresh rate. It’s not a bad phone for this price. We checked out the Verizon-specific model recently, so be sure to take a look at our review if you want to know more.
It’s not a bad deal, nor is the Edge a bad phone, but I personally think there are better options out there in this price range (notably the Google Pixel 6). However, since some of the best Android phones are facing stock issues, this is a good bet if you need a solid and reasonably powerful 5G phone right now.
Motorola Edge (2021): was $699 now $599
Here’s a little secret for any gamers out there: Black Friday is the best time of year to renew your PlayStation Plus membership. Why? Because now is when you see the lowest prices. For example, you can buy 12 months right now for just $39. Outside of Black Friday, I generally don’t see deals on PS Plus memberships. You might see 3-month discounts here and there on some holidays, but right now you can get a full year!
A PlayStation Plus membership also gets you a whopping 100GB of cloud storage. For the month of November, the PlayStation Plus collection includes some pretty solid titles, including Knockout City for PS5 and PS4, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PS4) and three games for PS VR.
PlayStation Plus 12-month Membership: was $59 now $39
Cuisinart’s Air Fryer Toaster Oven is among the best air fryers we’ve tested because it does more than just one task. In addition to making extra crispy foods, this kitchen appliance does double-duty as a toaster oven. So it bakes, broils, and toasts when it’s not frying. We also like it because it doesn’t require preheating and roasts a damn fine chicken. One more cool thing — it’s now $24 cheaper than it was yesterday. (Make sure to check the $24 on-page digital coupon to get this price).
Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster: was $229 now $135
Today only: I don’t have any kids on my holiday shopping list, but if I did I would absolutely take advantage of this sale. Amazon is taking up to 30% off Mattel and Fisher-Price toys. (Amazon says up to 30% off, but I see many items as high as 52% off). The sale includes Hot Wheels, Barbie, Toy Story 4, and this tiny Star Wars Baby Yoda ($10) that would make a great stocking stuffer for any Star Wars fan.
Mattel + Fisher-Price Toy sale: deals from $9
I love watching cooking shows, but I’m a horrible cook. So I need all the help available when it comes to the kitchen. Enter the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker. It attaches to most stock pots for easy use, and you can tell it to sous vide your food at whatever temperature you desire using either the Anova app (which talks to the cooker via Wi-Fi) or via controls on the Anova itself. It’s $60 off right now at Amazon.
Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker: was $199 now $139 @ Amazon
Don’t feel like waiting in a virtual queue for a console? No sweat! Amazon has the Nintendo Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 for $299. Yes, that’s list price for the console, but you get a free digital download of Mario Kart 8 — which is one of the best Nintendo Switch multiplayer games around. Plus, you get a free 3-month membership to Nintendo’s Switch Online service. Heads up, this bundle just sold out at Walmart, so get it now while it’s still in stock.
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Bundle: for $299
Today is November 25, which means Christmas is just one month away! If you’re like me and haven’t put any Xmas decor up, I recommend taking a look through this Christmas tree sale at Amazon. The sale includes mini trees, artificial trees, wrapping paper, and a bunch of holiday decor on sale from $8. Personally, I’m eyeing this Charlie Brown Xmas Tree for just $25.
Christmas tree sale: from $8
I love my Kasa Smart Plugs. At first I was reluctant to buy them because they’re so cheap, but I have two in my apartment that I’ve been using for over 2 years and they’re amazing. This Amazon Black Friday deal gets you four TP-Link Kasa smart plugs for just $26. It’s a modest price drop, but this is one of the best smart plugs you’ll find.
Kasa Smart Plug (4-pack): was $29 now $26
Good news: You don’t have to go to Tosche station to pick up some Black Friday Lego deals — we have them right here. For instance, this Lego Luke Skywalker X-Wing is 20% off right now on Amazon. The 474-piece set includes the fighter, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and General Dodonna, as well as R2-D2.
LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter: was $49 now $39
I love a good kettlebell workout — and heaven knows I’m gonna need one after dinner tonight — which is why this deal speaks to me. Amazon has the Bowflex Adjustable Kettlebell on sale for $99. Depending on the exercise you’re performing, you can adjust it from 8, 12, 20, 25, 35, or 40 pounds. It hit $119 on Labor Day, but you can get it now for just $99. (Make sure to check the on-page digital coupon to get this price).
Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell: was $199 now $99
This excellently designed 2-in-1, which is less than 3 pounds, is now half off at $275. It comes with a touchscreen, built-in pen, Intel Celeron 3965Y CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, which is expandable via a microSD card slot. Oh, and it packs a 13MP camera. Be sure to check out our best Chromebook Black Friday deals guide for more sales on other Chromebooks.
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2: was $549 now $275 @ Amazon
Here’s an epic deal for all Fitbit fans. Right now, the Fitbit Sense is $110 off. (Which is $10 cheaper than yesterday’s price). In our review, we called it one of the most advanced fitness trackers around — in addition to heart rate and GPS, it can measure skin temperature, blood oxygen levels, and stress levels. It’s one of the best fitness trackers for those who want a holistic look at their health.
Fitbit Sense: was $299 now $189
It might be too late to fry your turkey this year, but if you want fried turkey for Xmas (or anytime of year for that matter) Amazon has the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer on sale for $124. It uses infrared technology to cook your bird. It made our list of the best turkey fryers and it can handle turkeys up to 16 pounds.
Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-less Liquid Propane Turkey Fryer: was $159 now $124
I’ve always been curious about massage guns and this might be the deal that makes me pull the trigger. (No pun intended!) The reason this deal piques my interest is because the Theragun Elite sits at the top of our best massage guns list and sales on this model are very rare. In our Theragun Elite review, we loved how easy it was to use. There’s even an app that shows you how best to use the massage gun. Heads up, Walmart offers the same price.
Theragun Elite: was $399 now $299
Here’s a good gift for someone looking to up their grooming game. The Braun Series 5 electric razor is currently 25% off at Amazon for its Black Friday deals. The Braun Series 5 razor features three flexible blades that get nice and close, but the foil shaver head prevents you from getting nicks or cuts. And because the razor is 100% waterproof, you can shave in the shower. A full charge provides three weeks of charging, and Braun includes beard trimmer attachments along with a cleaning brush.
Braun Series 5 Electric Razor: was $79 now $59
I live in an apartment, so I have no use for a security cam, but if you live in a house — one of the best home security cameras is now on sale. The Blink Outdoor camera is easy to set up, and its batteries will last for up to two years before needing to be replaced. It also works with Alexa, and you can view a feed from the camera on a smart display. This is a great value with 1080p resolution, night vision, motion detection, and two-way audio.
Blink Outdoor Camera: was $99 now $59
I love my Roku Streaming Stick 4K. It’s a superb device, which slots into a HDMI port on the back of your TV and serves up 4K footage from all of your favorite streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus and more. It also supports Dolby Vision, plus the remote is great too, controlling your TV’s volume so you don’t need to use more than one. Right now, Amazon has the Roku Streaming Stick 4K on offer for $29, saving you $20 on the usual price. It’s one of the best streaming bargains I’ve seen all year.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K: was $49 now $29
Let’s be honest: We’re all gonna gain a few pounds over the holidays. So why not start your New Year’s resolution early and balance all that bad eating with the Nutribullet. It lets you make shakes, smoothies, and all sorts of health drinks. Just add your favorite protein powder and you’re good to go! It’s now at its lowest price of the year. Alternatively, you can get the Magic Bullet on sale for $15 at Walmart. You can’t go wrong with either.
Nutribullet Personal Blender: was $59 now $39
Every Black Friday I say I’m gonna buy a Kindle and I never do. But I think 2021 will be the year I finally bite the bullet, especially with these prices. Right now, Amazon has basic Kindle e-reader on sale for $49. The Kindle now has a built-in backlight, making it easier to read whether you’re indoors or outdoors and whatever the time. And with 8GB of space you can also fit more books than you’re ever likely to read.
If you want to be fancy (who doesn’t like fancy?) you can get the new 2021 Kindle Paperwhite for $104 ($35 off). In our review, the Editor’s Kindle gets crowned as the best e-reader ever. This is the first time it’s on sale!
Amazon Kindle: was $89 now $49
I need a new robot vac badly, so this sale appeals to me on a personal note. Today only, Amazon has Anker Eufy robot vacs on sale from $119. These are ridiculously cheap prices for a robot vac. The Eufy G30 is on sale for $169 ($150 off) and in our review we called it a quiet and compact cleaner for the price. If you want a basic vac that gets the job done — this is your deal.
Anker Eufy RobotVac: deals from $119
Now this is a killer wireless earbuds deal. Right now you can grab the PowerBeats Pro for just $149, which is $100 off. So you’ll save a whopping 40% on one of the best wireless earbuds we’ve tested.
The PowerBeats Pro are ideal if you’re constantly on the move, as they feature secure-fit ear hooks for stability. And if you like to work out, you get both sweat and water resistance. There’s no active noise cancelling, but with 9 hours of battery life these buds offer more endurance than the AirPods Pro. Heads up — this deal is valid today (Thanksgiving Day) only!
Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $149
So like I said earlier, I’ve been covering Black Friday for 10+ years and never did I dream I’d see a deal like this. Right now Amazon has the LG A1 48-inch 4K OLED TV on sale for $896. (Cue infommercial voice). But wait — it gets even better! Use coupon “HBQ5KMZKGRRP” at final checkout and you’ll get a free $100 Amazon credit. That’s hands down one of the best Black Friday deals I’ve ever seen. (By comparison, last year Best Buy had a Vizio OLED for $899, sans the free credit). Ball’s in your court, Best Buy.
LG A1 48″ 4K OLED TV: was $1,199, now $896
The Sony WH1000XM4 (doesn’t the name just roll off your tongue) are the best headphones you can buy. It’s rare they go on sale, but right now you can get them for just $248, which is their lowest price ever. They outperform a lot of the competition and their touch controls and 30-hour battery life (with active noise cancellation on) are unbeatable. Would I take these to the gym or wear them while on the treadmill? Definitely not. But for everything else — these are the ‘phones you want.
Sony WH1000XM4: was $349 now $248
I love a good bundle and this Amazon Black Friday deal combines two of our favorite Amazon devices for less than the price of one! Currently, you can get the Echo Dot (3rd gen) with a Ring Video Doorbell for just $41. Both devices are great on their own, but combine the two and you’ve just turned your ordinary home into a modern smart home for under $50 bucks!
Ring Video Doorbell w/ Echo Dot: was $99 now $41
Heads up! The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is on sale for the very first time. The recently released streamer is Amazon’s best Fire TV Stick to date. It sports a new quad-core CPU and a 750MHz GPU that speeds up the load time of apps like Disney Plus. It also makes for a smooth and snappy navigation experience overall. In our review, we called it our favorite Fire TV device to date.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max: was $54 now $34
Here’s a small confession: I have a love/hate relationship with fried food. On the one hand, I love it because it’s fried food. (Hello, French fries!) On the other hand, I hate it because…well, I wanna feel like a fat slob after eating. Enter the Instant Pot Air Fryer. It uses insanely hot air to fry your foods, which means little to no oil is used. The result: perfectly crisp fries, chicken wings, or even Brussel sprouts (without the guilt).
Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer: was $99 now $69
Back in stock! Let me start by saying Oculus Quest 2 deals are insanely rare. Even finding it in stock can be a challenge at times. But Amazon has it in stock and it’s bundling a free $50 Amazon credit with your purchase. Just remember to use coupon code “OCULUS50” at final checkout to get your free credit. In our review, we named it the best virtual reality headset you can buy. Best of all, it works on it’s own and doesn’t require a crazy gaming rig to power it.
Oculus Quest 2: for $299 w/ $50 Amazon credit
There are hundreds of cheap Chromebook deals out there, but I like this one because the Chromebook Flex 3 is not only a laptop, but this 2-in-1 can also double as a tablet. This Chromebook has everything you need to get online and is also a great option for kids. It packs a MediaTek processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Another cool feature is that the Chromebook Flex 3 is rated for 10 hours of battery life and it weighs just 2.6 pounds! We would hurry up on this deal.
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3: was $319 now $159
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Black Friday is the best time of year to buy a new TV. Yeah, there are TV deals available all year, but only on Black Friday do you see extreme TV sales like this one here. Amazon has a variety of smart TVs on sale from $99. Some of the cheaper sets are 720p TVs, which I normally wouldn’t recommend you buy in 2021. However, they still make for a great kitchen TV or home office TV. (Or a TV for the kids). In addition to the 720p sets, there are also plenty of 4K sets on sale at all-time price lows.
Smart TV sale: deals from $99
Lowest price ever! Greetings, everyone! Deals editor Louis here guiding you through today’s best Amazon Black Friday deals. I’m a native New Yorker, drink my coffee black, and I’ve been covering Black Friday deals for 10+ years. That said — one of the deals I’m most psyched about are these AirPods Pro.
Amazon has the AirPods Pro on sale for just $159! That’s $10 cheaper than last year’s best sale and their lowest price ever. I’ve been using my AirPods Pro since they first debuted and I absolutely love them. I use them every time I go for a run and I love them because they’re the only buds that stay in place, provide solid audio, and live up to their sweat-proof rating. What’s extra cool is that these are the “new” AirPods Pro come with a MagSafe-compatible charging case.
Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $159