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Amazon Black Friday Ad Analysis: Undercutting the Competition Left and Right

Amazon's official Black Friday ad is out and in addition to starting its deals an entire week before the competition, the online retailer is also throwing some serious price-matching punches toward Black Friday veterans like Walmart and Target. Here are the deals we think you shouldn't miss.

What It Takes to Score a Doorbuster Deal

Navigating through stores on Black Friday can be a nightmare. But what if there's a Black Friday doorbuster you simply must have? As professional deal hunters, we're here to show you how to increase your chances of getting that super deal, and more importantly, how to decide if it's worth your time in the first place.

Black Friday is a Board Game?: 13 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

Ever wonder how many people shop on Black Friday? Or what website gets the most traffic? Or what's the plot of the Steely Dan song called "Black Friday?" No? Well, with the biggest shopping day of the year approaching fast, it's still worth it to review 13 facts that you didn't already know about Black Friday.

The 19 Best Black Friday Ads So Far

As we inch closer to Thanksgiving, we're finally getting a clear picture of the 2014 Black Friday landscape. We've examined the advertised deals from stores like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, and we're ready to pick some winners. Read on for the top Black Friday ads so far.

Thursday Morning Jolt: 34-Piece Rubbermaid Set for $12, Fitness Tracker at $20 Low

We're seeing all-time price lows across the board as the frenzy of Black Friday sales approaches. So for those looking to get some saving in a little early you can bag gadgets and home items alike at low prices. We've spotted a Jawbone UP Fitness Tracker at the best price we've ever seen, and enough Rubbermaid containers to make sure everyone gets leftovers next week. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Best Black Friday Smartphone Ads: Cheapest Prices on Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6

From the S5 to the 5s, Black Friday is an excellent time to upgrade your mobile. While most of these deals will require a 2-year contract renewal, they're the best advertised Black Friday smartphone deals you'll find.

Best Black Friday Apple Ads: Cheapest iPhone 6 & MacBook Air Ever, iPad Gift Card Bundles

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.

Best Laptop Deals: Cheapest Lenovo Y40 Ever & Most Affordable 15" Core i3-Based Laptop

This week's best laptop deals feature two record-breaking offers — the cheapest Lenovo Y40 we've ever seen and the most affordable 15" Core i3-based notebook we've laid our eyes on. We've also found deals on the Asus Transformer Book Flip and HP ENVY TouchSmart 14-k11nr Signature Edition.

Update: Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a Super Hot TV Doorbuster

We now know what will be included in Walmart's "Pre-Black Friday Event" in the store will match the prices of various items found in competitor ads. As it turns out, there are some pretty awesome doorbusters available.

SURVEY: Men and Women Shop VERY Differently on Black Friday

We're all aware that men and women sometimes approach situations differently, and that certainly extends to Black Friday shopping. We recently surveyed our readers and discovered that there are quite a few areas in which the genders differ when planning for the biggest shopping week of the year.

Best Black Friday Electronics Ads: Discounted Wearables and Cheapest Dyson Ever

Don't have the money to splurge on a new TV? You can still save the holidays with these equally-desirable Black Friday gadgets from Amazon, Fitbit, and Keurig.

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: BOGO Pizza, Up to 20% Off JetBlue Flights

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Score a pizza BOGO from Papa Murphy's, take up to 20% off select JetBlue flights, and cut an extra 15% off at Joe's New Balance Outlet.

Best Black Friday Freebies: Early Shoppers Can Score Free Gift Cards, Accessories, Toys, and More

No matter your budget, you can take part in this year's Black Friday madness by bagging a freebie at one of many of our favorite stores. To make sure you're prepared in time, we've rounded up the very best of these Black Friday freebies on offer including gift cards, camping items, and toys.

Best HDTV Deals: Thanksgiving Day Deals You Can Buy Today, LG 60" Plasma for $500

Get a head start on your Black Friday shopping as this week's best HDTV deals offer previews of some Thanksgiving Day doorbusters. Included in our roundup is an LG 60" plasma for $500, the award-winning RCA LED46C45RQ for $299, and pre-orders of a 32" Samsung doorbuster from Best Buy.

The Best Black Friday Gaming Ads: Gift Cards Make Next-Gen Bundles Great

This is shaping up to be an exceptional Black Friday for video game deals, despite a rather disappointing ad from GameStop. We've sorted through the many, many Assassin's Creed bundles to bring you the very best Black Friday gaming ads from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more. Read on for our full analysis.

Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: Our Favorite Budget Machine and MacBook Air Deals

Laptops are among the most sought-after and heavily-discounted devices on Black Friday. However, this year, laptop deals have been slow to surface with few head-turning deals. But not all hope is lost. Below we've hand-selected the best Black Friday laptop deals we've seen.

Nobody Wants to Tweet About Cyber Monday

When it comes to the numerous shopping days that arise at the end of November — Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and their more-forced ilk (like Mobile Monday) — word of mouth is a powerful promotional tool to get shoppers excited to spend. And, in theory, save. But which of these shopping events gets people chattering the most? The answer makes sense, but might seem contradictory to what we know about these events.

Black Friday Who? How to Prepare for Cyber Monday!

All things considered, it's relatively easy to prepare for Black Friday — what with the ad leaks and analyses starting months ahead of time. But then, just days after Black Friday, you're blindsided by another amazing shopping day that you're just not ready for! Well not this year. We put together some tips and tricks to make sure you hit Cyber Monday running.

Update: Best Black Friday TV Ads: Record-Breaking TV Deals From $79, 50" for $199

Retailers are stepping up their TV discounts and demolishing our most optimistic Black Friday TV predictions. So what can you expect in terms of pricing? We've rounded up the best Black Friday TV deals we've seen to date, with prices starting as low as $79.

Winter Shoes That Make an Impression: Save $98 on Tory Burch Boots

Colder days necessitate a change-up in your footwear routine. That's why we've rounded up the week's best shoe deals, with a focus on winter-ready styles. Save $98 on a pair of Tory Burch boots, get $23 off a pair of Madden Girl pumps, and snag some Reebok basketball shoes at an all-time low price of $30.

Hot Dogs, Hardbodies, and Boxers: 8 Crazy Store Promotions

From the delightful to the debunkable, over-the-top marketing schemes speak (or perhaps scream) to the carnival barker in us all. Here are eight examples of product promotions that have made history, hysteria, or in some cases both.

The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2014

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.

hhgregg Black Friday Ad Analysis: TV Deals That Put the Competition to Shame

When it comes to Black Friday doorbusters, few retailers can step into the arena with the likes of Best Buy and Walmart. However, despite the intense competition, hhgregg has come out swinging with its own batch of record-breaking TV deals, some of which are putting its bigger competitors to shame.

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Stock Up on Skylanders, 50% Off LEGO

Better late than never, Toys "R" Us has finally put out its Black Friday ads. These stores will open up at 5 pm local time on Thanksgiving, with a handful of in-store exclusives that are certain to make kids melt and parents grumble. Will any of the Fabulous 15 toys break tradition and see super savings? (Spoiler alert: Nope.) Read on for our full Toys "R" Us ad analysis.

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