We often make decisions that we seriously regret later, and blowing all your money in one Black Friday shopping stint will likely be one of those. You’ll be tempted by hundreds-off laptops and phones and TVs, but take a step bac. If you’re not looking to break the bank, there are affordable must-haves for Black Friday.
13. Fitbit Fitness Trackers
Both originally listed at $150, the Alta HR is a thinner model, and the Charge 2 is a bit wider with a larger display. While the 10,000-step science is a bit questionable, there’s no argument that Fitbits are incredibly popular. Both are available for $99 at Best Buy.
12. Motorola Video Baby Monitor
Baby monitors have come a long way since simple walkie talkies that you could use to hear if your baby is crying. This $150 baby monitor comes with a video camera that has night vision, two-way audio so you can talk to your baby when you’re out of the room, thermostat to check the baby’s room temperature, and five different lullabies to play. With all the piece of mind this monitor is offering, a sale price of $80 is a steal.
11. mophie Power Boost Portable Charger
A portable charger can come in handy when you’re on-the-go and not near a power socket, and mophie is one of the most notable companies producing charging items. Mophie’s Power Boost 5,200 mAh Portable Charger is on sale for $30 off, bringing to price down to $10. Reviews say the mophie has enough juice to charge a smartphone fully two times. Choose from four colors of the mophie at Best Buy.
10. Nutri Ninja Blender Duo
The Ninja blender has become a staple in the kitchen and is one of the most positively reviewed kitchen appliances. This Ninja, normally priced at $200, has a powerful motor and a feature called Auto IQ, an autopilot setting that can sense when your creation is done blending. Best Buy sells this blender for $99.
9. Insignia 32-inch HDTV
A TV for under three digits is virtually unheard of, and especially one that’s 32 inches. Best Buy’s house brand, Insignia, is consistently noted for pretty decent image quality, so saving $50 on this 32-inch TV to get it for $99 is probably worth it if you’re not too picky. This TV is only available at Best Buy.
8. Video games for Xbox and PlayStation 4
Some of the most recently released games for Xbox and PS4 consoles are on sale for $30, which is half the original price of $60. This deal includes FIFA 18, Madden NFL 18, Overwatch, Destiny 2, and NBA 2K18, among several others. These are available now at Best Buy.
7. Sony Extra Bass Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones
“Extra bass” is the key draw of these headphones for those who like that powerful low frequency in their ears. Reviewers say Sony isn’t kidding around with the bass in these headphones that go for $200 regularly. Additionally, these Bluetooth headphones can sustain 18 hours of wireless listening, which is a much better lifespan than most wireless headphones. Best Buy is selling these headphones here for $99.
6. Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This speaker has been ranked highly: The Verge named it one of the best Bluetooth speakers of 2017, and CNET gave it an 8.4 ranking out of 10. Priced usually at $200, this speaker produces loud volume and quality sound, Bluetooth connectivity for up to eight devices, and voice command control. The BOOM’s 2nd generation is also water-resistant. This speaker is on sale for $80 on Best Buy.
5. Google Home Mini
Many places will have doorbusters with very similar deals on Google Home products, but Best Buy has one the best offers on the Mini voice assistant. While most retailers have $19 discounts on the $49 Google Home Mini, Best Buy is selling it for $30, along with a $10 store gift card. Find the offer here.
4. De’Longhi Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker and Milk Frother
Nespresso makes some damn good espresso in just a few minutes, which has made its machines pretty expensive. This recent Nespresso model costs $200, and functions not just an espresso maker, but also a milk frother and coffee brewer. So Best Buy’s deal to purchase it for $99 is likely one of the lowest prices you’ll find on this machine, especially because it’s practically three machines in one. You can buy it here.
3. Call of Duty: WWII for PlayStation 4
It’s hard enough to find the newest Call of Duty game, which was released November 3 for $60. Critics have praised this game for its “classic setting” reminiscent of the original Call of Duty game, so you may want to buy this game soon if you’re feeling nostalgic before others snatch it up. Best Buy has this PS4 game on sale for $40.
2. SanDisk 128GB Memory Card
So a memory may not be what initially attracts you to Black Friday shopping, but bear with me. Memory cards with 128 GB — that’s enough to hold tens of thousands of pictures — can often cost anywhere from $60 to $200, but this SanDisk card is on sale for $30, down from its original price of $162. This card is also durable and made for rain, cold temperatures and hard falls. It’s made to also work with video game consoles and Android smartphones that have memory card slots. This card has gotten near perfect reviews on Best Buy, so they should sell out relatively quickly.
1. Jaybird Wireless In-Ear Headphones
You often have drop hundreds of dollars for wireless earbuds that have decent sound quality, so this deal on $150 Jaybird headphones is definitely one to consider. These earbuds are made for sports and sweating, and Best Buy is selling them for $50. A partial or short quote from a review (find one on the various sites that allow for customer reviews or magazine reviewers). CNET gave these earbuds a 7.7 rating out of 10 due to its “excellent sound” and “comfortable fit,” and one of the biggest drawbacks was the cost. These quality earbuds are available to buy here.
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