Google Play offers downloads of over 100 MP3 songs and albums for free. That's savings of at least $1, with many albums averaging $5 or more on iTunes. Featured artists include Nirvana, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna, and more.
The Apple Store's Black Friday sale is predictable and disappointing, so we've taken the liberty of rounding up our favorite Apple Black Friday ads to date, whether you're shopping for a MacBook Air or just a cheap iTunes gift card.
Microsoft offers Windows 8 and Windows Phone users 100 free albums when you download the Music Deals app for free. That's a savings of at least $2, with many albums averaging $5 or more on iTunes. (Plus, the list includes albums from a range of popular artists.) Artists include Eminem, Green Day, STP, Weezer, Rihanna, and more.
Google Play offers preorders of downloads of Ludacris' Burning Bridges MP3 Album for free. This 6-track EP will be released on December 16; you'll receive an email as soon as it becomes available in your Google Play library.
Google Play offers downloads of Lorde's Pure Heroine MP3 Album for free. That's $2 under our January mention and $9 under what iTunes charges for this 10-track DRM-free album. It features Royals, the 2014 Grammy-awarded song of the year.
Google Play offers a downloads of the Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack (Awesome Mix Vol. 1) MP3 Album for free. That's $4 under last month's mention and the lowest price we could find by $8. This 12-track mixtape include hits like Cherry Bomb by The Runaways, Moonage Daydream by David Bowie, and Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye.
Some stores will hold back their best deals until after the initial wave of Black Friday madness, flaunting their top sales on Cyber Monday. As these 10 titans hosted the most popular storewide events and a bucket-load of Editors' Choice offers last year, there's a good chance they'll want to replicate the form this time around.
Google Play offers a selection of dance and EDM MP3 song downloads for free. That's the best deal we could find for these songs, as most are between 69 cents and $1.29 at iTunes and Amazon. Among the featured artists are Avicii, Adrian Luxx, Chris Lake, and Dada Life.
Of all the Black Fridays ads we've seen to date, Costco's is the trickiest; rather than list final prices, the wholesale retailer chose to list dollar-off discounts on select products. However, we've hand-picked a few deals we think will be the winners of this bunch.
Make no mistake: Black Friday will be full of killer deals. But while stellar sales on wine and cars may surprise and delight you, there are some items you shouldn't even bother looking for. Whether it's furniture deals you should have grabbed in the summer or gift cards that'll be cheaper in December, read on to discover the product categories that Black Friday forgot.
Google Play offers downloads of its November Antenna 19-Track MP3 Sampler for free. (iTunes and Amazon charge 99 cents or more for most of these tracks.) It features songs from "up-and-coming" artists such as Peaking Lights, Wild Cub, Huxley, and Black Milk.
Amazon offers downloads of the Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler MP3 Album for free. That's tied with our mention from last winter and $26 under the cost of buying each track individually. It features 20 tracks of not-quite-seasonal-yet cheer.
Once again, The Grateful Dead offers 30 Grateful Dead MP3 song downloads for free during its 30 Days of Dead. (You can only download one track per day in November.) That's tied with our mention from last year and the best deal we could find for these tracks. Deal ends November 30.