Ready, set, shop!  Black Friday means big deals but some are better than others.  I’m certain this was because of COVID, but last year’s Black Friday sales had over 88 million dollars spent online and 66 was in person.  With online Black Friday deals being offered online the possibilities are endless.  This is where you'll get the best deals!  

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WalletHub did a deep dive into all the hot deals this year and they found the biggest discounts in every category. The deepest overall discounts will be found at these stores both in person and online.

 

Best Black Friday Retailers (Avg. % Discount)
1. JCPenney (64.71%)6. Lenovo (40.67%)
2. Belk (64.23%)7. Target (32.87%)
3. Macy's (53.05%)8. Big Lots (32.86%)
4. Office Depot and OfficeMax (49.93%)9. Academy Sports + Outdoors (31.10%)
5. Kohl's (44.23%)10. The Home Depot (30.90%)

JC Penny has the deepest discounts at almost double the average of around 37%. Costco has the lowest discount on the list but maybe that is because their prices are already deeply discounted.

What do you shop for the most on Black Friday?  Electronics is the most popular, you'll save big on that but the number one thing to get a discount on during Black Friday?  Jewelry!  Yep, this is the best time to buy that engagement ring or any other shows of affection that sparkle.

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What will you save the least on during Black Friday? Furniture. Don't get me wrong, you'll save, but you will not save as much in this category during this time.

You used to shop here with your mom and dad but these nostalgic stores are a thing of the past.  Remember these?

10 NEW JERSEY STORES YOUR PARENTS SHOPPED AT BUT ARE NOW GONE

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