Black Friday has been the biggest shopping day of the year in the past. The reason for the change is that Black Friday is no more a single day event but a week-long affair. In the past few years, retailers have been starting their Black Friday Sales on Thanksgiving Day, Therefore, actual sales on Friday do not truly reflect the ‘Black Friday’ event as they get divided between several days. So Combined sales of Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday must be included in Black Friday.
Black Friday 2020 will be different: No, Black Friday 2020 is not cancelled. But it will look different. This year, the pandemic will likely blur the lines, people crowding stores and lining up in the dark may not happen this year. This year, we expect Black Friday sales and the pre-Black Friday sales to arrive earlier.
We expect many US retailers to launch deals far ahead of Thanksgiving, with early start dates as early as October and have them available through the end of the year. Home Depot already announced to get the season started early by offering its Black Friday pricing during both November and December.
- Home Depot: While some retailers have toyed with the idea of ditching Black Friday, Home Depot actually bit the bullet. Instead of a weekend-long shopping event, the retailer will host two whole months of holiday deals online and in stores starting in November. Home Depot also announced that no stores will be open on Thanksgiving.
- Macy’s: Macy’s joined the pack of retailers that announced closures on Thanksgiving — this is even more noteworthy because this also means the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is taking a hit this year. As for the shopping, Macy’s will be releasing its holiday sales information earlier than usual this year to allow customers to spread out their purchasing. Macy’s stores will be open the day after Thanksgiving, but social distancing protocols will still be in place.
- Walmart: Walmart was early to put out a statement about remaining closed on Thanksgiving this year. This is big because Walmart is basically synonymous with Thanksgiving evening shopping madness. We suspect holiday deals will also be announced earlier than usual from the retail giant.
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Predictions for Black Friday 2020 Ads. Being one of the oldest Black Friday sites, we have enough insight into which advertisement to expect and when. We expect the first Black Friday Ad to be released in early October. Harbor Freight was the first store ad that came out first on October 2nd, last year. Wal-Mart, Target, BestBuy, Kohl’s, and Macy’s are some of the most eagerly awaited flyers during the season.
Black Friday 2020 TV predictions. Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Costco, and Sam’s club are the main contenders for the best TV deals.
Black Friday 2020 Gaming predictions. GameStop, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Newegg expected to announce best deals on gaming this year.
Black Friday 2020 Smart Watch predictions. Amazon, GameStop, Target, Walmart, B&H photo, and Kohl’s are expected to launch amazing smartwatch (accessories) deals on Black Friday this year. You also have smart wearable options other than Apple.
Black Friday 2020 Phone predictions. Best Buy, Target, Walmart as well as Verizon, T-Mobile would be your target dealers this year. Hold on for the best sales on phones.
Black Friday is considered the official start of holiday sale season, this season will start early, you’ll need to do your research to checkout the best deals, this time it will be online. STAY TUNED!