By now you’ve realized Black Friday bargains are starting well ahead of the actual day.  Amazon was first to begin pushing deals into Black Friday week and now retailers trying to one up the competition are either starting earlier or waiting until after Black Friday to unleash their greatest deals for the holiday.  There is a lot to sift through in order to find the best deals on Black Friday.

Black Friday 3-Step Plan

1/ Make a shopping list
2/ Do buy: game consoles, TVs, Phones, Home gadgets & accessories
Thumbs down deal duds to avoid: Toys, Outdoor Gear, Large kitchen appliances
3/ Price track everything on your list at sites like camelcamelcamel.com

Best Holiday Winners

Drum roll please. Here are the Black Friday Winners that are already at the top of the holiday gift list.

Huawei MateBook X Pro notebook computer
Reg $1500  |  Black Friday $1350

$150 off for Black Friday beginning Nov. 18

Save $150 off the award-winning Huawei MateBook X Pro beginning November 18th.  This is the ultimate laptop for both productivity and entertainment.  It has a massive screen that is also touch enabled and a battery that will last up to 14 hours.  Get the top of the line model for under $1350.  And it comes with one year free of Microsoft Office 365. I’m loving this state of the art laptop that’s got style, speed, power and substance.

 

Xbox One X
Reg $499.99  |  Black Friday deal $399.99

Microsoft is offering a discount of up to $100 on select Xbox One consoles from 11/18 through 11/26

The is the lowest price ever with a $100 discount on the gaming console with 40% more power than any other console of the market. Xbox One X Game Pass also has a tempting $1 offer. Get access to 100+ games for just a $1 for the first month. New games are added every month making this a perfect gift for any gamer on your gift list. I found this Black Friday deal at Amazon.



TiVo BOLT Vox
Reg $199.99 | Black Friday $159.99

Starts November 23 – November 26
TiVo BOLT Vox is the newest TiVo DVR that works with cable TV and streaming apps. Search Live TV, DVR and Streaming apps with your voice. OneSearch feature does the searching for you across all platforms to find every episode of a show. TiVo BOLT OTA is another Black Friday deal for the cord-cutter version at 20% off.

Foreo Luna 2 T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush and Anti-aging system
Reg $199 | Black Friday $139

Through November 30, while supplies last.
20% to 30% off these Swedish beauty and wellness tech tools from Foreo. The deals I love are on the Foreo Luna 2 T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush and Anti-Aging system, the Luna fofo that works with the free downloadable Foreo app, UFO and UFO mini. The Foreo Luna fofo is the world’s first 2-in-1 cleansing brush that connects with the Foreo app to measure hydration with its built-in sensors.

 

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Reg $59.99  |  Black Friday $29.99

Discount starts on Black Friday at participating retailers

$30 off – almost half price of Black Friday at Amazon or BestBuy.  Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the latest title and one of the most revered role-playing game franchise of all time from Square Enix.  It is great for family time together and anyone in the family can  join in as a newcomer with this latest release and fit right into the grand immersive story and a gorgeous world..  Newest and critically acclaimed, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the leading game and often called the best JRPG of all time.

These Black Fridays deals could go at any moment.  On the “buy” list for Black Friday bargains: Game consoles, TVs, laptops, phones, home gadgets and accessories.   As a general rule, you won’t find the best deals for the following duds the day after Thanksgiving: Outdoor gear, Toys, Large kitchen appliances.

Avoid doorbuster deals that are not worth the hassle of waiting in line with the stress of a cattle stampede. One of the best things you can do to be smart about holiday gift shopping for anyone on your list will be tuning into price tracking tools.