Black Friday

The Best in Black Friday Sales for GeekMoms


I’ve been Black Friday shopping for longer than I’d like to admit now. This year’s deals are not the best. It’s really been declining year after year as the online sales stretch from Black Friday into a full week before Thanksgiving. But there are still some good prices to be had, and even better, you can have most of them online if you’re not a shopping-as-sport kind of person. Here’s a roundup of what you’ll find tomorrow, and we’ll be back on Monday with the Cyber Monday sales roundup.

When do the Black Friday sales start?

  • Amazon: The sale is constantly on and constantly changing!
  • Best Buy: Thursday at 5 pm
  • BJ’s Wholesale: Friday at 7 am
  • Costco: Friday at 9 am
  • GameStop: Online Wednesday at 9 pm ET, in store Thursday at 3 pm
  • Kmart: Thursday at 6 am
  • Kohl’s: Thursday at 5 pm
  • Michaels: Thursday at 6 pm
  • Sam’s Club: Friday at 7 am
  • Target: Thursday at 5 pm
  • Walmart: Thursday at 6 pm

Video game consoles and accessories

  • Playstation 4 1 TB Spider-Man bundle, $199.99, Target, Fry’s, GameStop, Sam’s Club, Walmart
  • $50 gift card with purchase of a new Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (with or without Super Mario Kart 8 bundle), or PlayStation 4
  • Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Maker, $79.99, GameStop, Target, Walmart
  • Nintendo Switch cases and wired controllers, 20% off, Target
  • Wireless PS4 DualShock and XBox One controllers, $39.99, Target

Video games

  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free pre-owned, GameStop
  • Fallout 76 (XONE), $39.99, GameStop
  • Just Dance 2019 (Switch), $24.99, GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target
  • Red Dead Redemption II, $10 rewards cash, GameStop
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition (PS4), $19.99, GameStop
  • Overwatch Origins Edition (PS4), $15, Target


  • BOGO 75% off trading card tins, boxes, and boosters, GameStop
  • 25% off toys, apparel, and housewares, GameStop
  • 50% off tins, Target


  • Classic or Duplo Creative Box, $20, Walmart
  • Y-Wing Starfighter, $41.99, Target
  • Lightning Jet, $41.99, Target
  • Garma Mocha Man, $41.99, Target
  • Star Wars Yodas Jedi Starfigher, $19.99, Shopko
  • Star Wars Yodas Hut, $19.99, Shopko
  • Star Wars Han Solos Landspeeder, $19.99, Shopko

Star Wars

  • Hero Droid BB-8, $49.99, Target
  • BOGO 50% off Star Wars toys, Kmart

Other toys

Geeky clothes

  • $9 t-shirts, GameStop
  • Gamer “ugly” sweaters, $25, GameStop

Cooking geeks

Crafting geeks

  • Various Silhouette and Cricut machines are being offered. I recommend avoiding bundles, which mostly include low-quality materials you may or may not even want to use. The best price I’ve seen on a Cricut Maker, which is the cuts-it-all version, is $340 on Amazon.
  • Michaels does the same sort of cascading coupons every year, and this one’s no different. 30% off your entire purchase, including sale items, on Thursday night and Friday until noon. By Saturday afternoon, it’s 50% off one regular price item, which is a common coupon there anyway.
  • AC Moore doe something similar, but with just two. 40% off your total regular price purchase until noon on Friday, and 60% off one item on Friday from noon to close. They’ve also got a few doorbusters, but nothing particularly worth fighting the line for.
  • JoAnn’s has some larger than usual discounts, including 70% off Christmas cotton fabric, various flannels, strung beads, and holiday ribbon and picks.
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