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How to spend your Black Friday money on stuff that actually matters


We're all part of a corporate machine that makes us rip each other's hair out at 6 a.m. for the last $20 spiralizer at Target. Let's be real: Black Friday is a thoroughly dehumanizing experience. So, if you want off the free market ride of American thoughtlessness, why not protest by spending your money on stuff that actually benefits the human race instead? National treasure Yvette Nicole Brown is encouraging everyone to use Black Friday's namesake to ensure more black voices get heard in 2018. The movement aims to build black political power by electing officials that actually represent and reflect our country's demographics.

Best Buy announces details about its Black Friday 2021 plans


Perhaps because Black Friday has transitioned from a singular, physical event to weeks of deals both online and in brick-and-mortar stores, it feels like there's less of a build up from retailers than in years past. That might start to change now that Best Buy has made public its plans for the shopping extravaganza earlier today. The electronics chain is joining Target and other retailers in announcing an early Black Friday sale, with Best Buy offering special deals starting next Tuesday (October 19) and running through Friday, October 22. While Best Buy promises hundreds of special offers, it's listed a couple of deals that could interest bargain-hunting ZDNet readers in particular: Chromebooks will be priced as low as $99, while Windows laptops will start at just $190. If Best Buy happens to discount any of these discounted items at a lower price between the pre-Black Friday sale and the start of the official Black Friday sale, the company says it will offer you a a refund the difference in price (automatically if you are a My Best Buy or Best Buy Totaltech member).

Walmart Black Friday deals are epic: Save on Apple, Nintendo, Samsung and more

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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Walmart's official Black Friday 2021 deals are here--and, as predicted, it's an extensive list of discounts on everything from robot vacuums, DNA tests, and Samsung TVs, to deals on kitchen, cooking, and home goods essentials. A massive crop of new deals dropped today, including a killer deal on Samsung Galaxy earbuds among many more. Tackle your holiday shopping with deals and expert advice delivered straight to your phone. Sign up for text message alerts from the deal-hunting team at Reviewed.

Airpods with a wired charging case are on sale for only $10 more than Black Friday


Save $49.01: Apple Airpods with the wired charging case are on sale for $109.99 at Amazon as of Feb. 8. That's a 31% discount and just $10 more than their Black Friday price. Airpods being on sale isn't as big news as it was a year or two ago -- especially since the AirPods Max stole their thunder. The most affordable pair, the ones with the wired charging case, have been sitting at the $129 mark ($30 off the original price) for some time now. What is noteworthy, however, is their current price drop: Going for $109.99 on Amazon, this pair is only $10 more than its wild Black Friday price of $99. Anyone shopping for Airpods at this point in the game knows exactly why they want a pair.

Don't wait 'til Black Friday — grab a KitchenAid Pro for less than $200


Save $300: The KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus Series Bowl-lift Stand Mixer is on sale at Best Buy for $199.99 through Nov. 1 in an early Black Friday deal. No disrespect to Halloween, but some of us are already thinking about Thanksgiving and all the other holidays that come as the temperature drops. While the decorations are beautiful and spending time with family is great, let's be honest, the food is what we really can't wait for. Don't fuss around with a bowl and whisk when you can have a gorgeous KitchenAid Pro 5 stand mixer whip up any recipe for you. Seriously, this thing can do just about anything.