Black Friday is barreling toward us like a freight train. Thankfully, retailers are kind enough to warn us about many of the deals they intend to run ahead of time, which helps us help you make the best possible holiday shopping decisions. Here, for your convenience, we’ve rounded up all the best deals we’ve spotted in advance.
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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are among the hottest flagships of the moment with their arguably best in class camera experience, the price was one of the complaints levied at the smartphones and thankfully it hasn’t taken long for some excellent deals to come up.
Verizon has a couple different options for prospective Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL buyers to consider this Black Friday depending on whether you have a device to trade in or not. The first deal, for those of you that do have a trade-in, is available right now. You can get an additional $100 off when you upgrade to the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL from your existing device or if you are switching to Verizon or adding a new line you’ll receive $300 off with your trade-in.
If you’d rather sell your old phone yourself or you simply don’t have an old phone to trade in you can instead opt to pick up the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL on a payment plan and Verizon will give you $400 over the course of 24 months in bill credits. This deal kicks off tomorrow online and Friday through Sunday it will be available in-store and online. If the Pixel 3 line isn’t your thing, any Android phone over $400 when purchased via a payment plan is eligible for a $200 bill credit paid out over 24 months.
Naturally, Google themselves are here for you with some deals on their flagship smartphones in the Google Store. The first deal is available on Thanksgiving through Sunday and it is a straightforward price cut of $150 on the Pixel 3 or $200 on the Pixel 3XL, no strings attached and shipping is free.
Looking ahead to Cyber Monday, purchase either a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL in the Google Store and you will get a Google Home Hub thrown in along with a $50 credit to use in the Google Store. As you can also currently pick up the Google Home Hub in the Google Store for $99 during the Black Friday sale I would lean toward the first deal.
If you don’t mind activating your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL on Verizon, then you can save $200 on the spot at Best Buy, this deal starts at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and ends on Saturday.
Finally, at Target we have a similar offering to that found at Best Buy, just activate your new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL on Verizon and you will get $200 back in the form of a Target gift card. While a Target gift card leaves open lots of options, presumably you’d rather have the cash in your pocket, but if Best Buy is sold out then this is one to consider. Target’s offer will run from Friday through Sunday.
That’s all that we’ve spotted so far, let us know in the comments if you see any other deals on the new Pixels or if one of these deals is going to get you to finally pick up either the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL.
We all know that the best deals on electronics typically show up around Black Friday, but Target is hoping you’re willing to do your holiday shopping a bit early this year. The company has just announced a one-day sale with incredible deals on electronics -including quite a few Android devices and accessories.
The list of items on sale today isn’t extensive, but it does include $100 in saving on the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, up to $110 off on Fossil’s Wear OS smartwatches, and a 55% discount on Beats Bluetooth headphones. You’ll also find some great deals on additional items from Dyson, TCL and KitchenAid that you might be interested in.
Don’t forget that Target also offers free shipping and an extra 5% discount to anyone who uses or signs up for a RedCard. Unlike other store cards, the RedCard is a debit card which connects to your bank so you don’t have to deal with those pesky interest rates or worry about managing a new account when you sign up.