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Sonos Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Sonos doesn’t run many sales throughout the year but they always have one over Thanksgiving weekend. We’ve been watching them for several years now and here’s what we’re expecting to see during their Black Friday sale here in 2020:

  • Beam on sale for $319. Normally retails for $399.
  • Playbar on sale for $559. Normally retails for $699.
  • Playbase on sale for $559. Normally retails for $699.
  • Sonos 5.1 Surround Sound sets on sale from $1496.
  • Amp on sale for $479. Normally retails for $599.
  • Sub Bass on sale for $559. Normally retails for $699.
  • In-Ceiling sets starting from $1078.

We’re also hoping to see the brand new Arc, featuring Dolby Atmos, and the Move portable speaker on sale as well (they retail for $799 and $399 respectively). However because these are Sonos’s latest new releases, it’s possible that it will be excluded from any Black Friday offers.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

Sonos typically runs their Black Friday sale all Thanksgiving weekend long, ending on Cyber Monday.

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 at 12:01AM PST.
  • Rumored end time: Monday November 30, 2020 at 11:59PM PST.

Are There Any Exclusions?

Only special edition products were excluded from the offer last year. Everything was also “while supplies last” but we didn’t see any of the sale items sell out last year so you should be ok. There may be quantity limits per customer but we didn’t see anything mentioned on Sonos’s website or in their terms last year.


Where To Shop?

Besides shopping directly at sonos.com, you’ll often find the exact same sale items at most of their authorized resellers. Be on the look out for Sonos speakers on sale during Black Friday at Best Buy, Amazon, Costco and Target.


Today’s Deals

If you’re lucky, you may not have to wait until Black Friday to pick up a deal on your ideal Sonos sound system. See the list of current offers available right now at Sonos.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

See below for a copy of last year’s Black Friday ad from Sonos.


Questions? Comments?

Have you run across some confirmed Black Friday news, rumors, or leaks from Sonos? Then be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

iRobot Roomba Black Friday Sale 2020

Our iRobot Roomba Black Friday 2020 Predictions

With the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) keeping many of us at home this year, you’re probably spending a lot more time on cleaning up around the house. And with Black Friday just around the corner, it may be a good time to upgrade your old vacuum to a nice, self-cleaning Roomba from iRobot.

In terms of the deals that we’re expecting to see this year, the offers will likely mirror those from last year: Up to $250 off on select models. The featured offers included the Roomba 960 on sale for $399.99 (normally $649.99) and Braava jet m6 robotic mop on sale for $399.99 (normally $499.99). Free ground shipping, a 60 day money-back guarantee and 1-year limited warranty was also included with all purchases. Plus, 0% financing was available for those who qualified.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day).
  • Rumored end time: End of day on Saturday, December 5, 2020 or while supplies last.

We’ve noticed that in year’s past, iRobot typically does not run a separate Cyber Monday offer but extends their Black Friday sale well into Cyber Week.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

In terms of exclusions that we are expecting, there aren’t that many. It’s likely that free shipping will remain but only for addresses within the continental United States. You won’t be able to stack or apply any additional coupons or discounts on top of the advertised Black Friday sale prices. Offer will apply only to select vacuum models and some models will not be on sale (usually apples to their newest releases). And finally, although not mentioned in iRobot’s terms and conditions, there will likely be order limits in place to combat bulk resellers for ordering and prevent fraudulent transactions.


Where To Shop?

Because iRobot does not have any physical retail stores or outlet locations in the United States, the only place that you will be able to pick up their direct Black Friday offer this year will be at irobot.com. Any 3rd party resellers (i.e. Target, Best Buy, Amazon, etc.) will be running their own specials that will be independent of those offered directly from iRobot.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of iRobot’s current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for special limited-time offers as we head into Thanksgiving weekend.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below you’ll find an official copy of iRobot’s Black Friday ad that was received on Nov 28th of last year.


Questions? Comments?

Do you already have a favorite Roomba model picked out? How much are willing to spend on your new vacuum? Will this be your first robotic vacuum or do you have once already? Let us know in the comments!

Tory Burch Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Tory Burch Black Friday 2020 Predictions

We expect Tory Burch to once again offer 30% off all purchases of $250 or more during their Black Friday sale this year. The offer typically includes all sale items as well so if you’re lucky you can save up to 60% off on select items. Tory Burch has been running this same deal these last few years now (since 2015) so we’re 98% confident that we’ll see the same offer in 2020. From 2012 through 2014 their offer was similar but you needed to reach a higher minimum purchase thresholds to get the full 30% off on your order.

Free shipping is typically also included for those shopping their site. Unfortunately for those of you overseas, the sale is usually restricted to shoppers in the U.S. and Canada only.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

Tory Burch is one of those stores that won’t make you camp out all night on Thanksgiving day in order for you to take advantage of their best deals. They usually start the sale a week before Thanksgiving and end it right after Cyber Monday.

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM PT.
  • Rumored end time: Tuesday December 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT.

You’ll have to check the store nearest you for opening hours as some locations may not be open on Thanksgiving day.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Ah, yes, the dreaded exclusions that are always found in the fine print in the terms and conditions. Here’s a look at the excluded items that are likely to make it into this year’s Black Friday sale terms at Tory Burch:

  • Styles from the Ella, Fleming, Gemini Link, McGraw and Robinson collections.
  • Select Minnie and Miller styles.
  • All Tory Sport Ruffle Sneakers.
  • Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry collection.
  • Most fragrance, beauty, eyewear, and watches.
  • Fitbit Alta and Fitbit accessories.
  • Tory Burch Foundation products and other charity items.
  • Gift cards, taxes and shipping.

Where To Shop?

Tory Burch typically runs their Black Friday sale online at ToryBurch.com and at all of their retail locations in the United States and Canada. Just keep in mind that some Tory Burch outlet stores may be excluded from the deal (although some sort of sale is still expected from those stores over Thanksgiving weekend as well).


Today’s Deals

Are you one of those people who hates to wait? Then here’s what’s currently on sale at Tory Burch.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

We’ve included last year’s Black Friday ad from Tory Burch for your reference, including the official terms and conditions.


Questions? Comments?

Have you run across some confirmed news, rumors, or leaks from Tory Burch? Then be sure to let us know what you’ve seen in the comments section below.

Vans Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Vans Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Vans’ Black Friday sale is typically more like at holiday sale; they usually start the deal early on Thanksgiving morning itself and run it through most of December, almost up until Christmas. The offer has been nearly identical these last few years when you could earn a $20 off voucher to use on your next purchase when spending $65 or more. The voucher earned is usually redeemable up though the first two weeks of the new year.

Even though this year is unique with the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we’re not expecting to see significant changes in Vans’ Black Friday sale this year.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Thursday November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving day).
  • Rumored end time: Around December 20, 2020.

These last few year’s when Vans has been running their Black Friday sale, the offer usually starts on Thanksgiving day itself and runs through most of December up until a few days before Christmas. Be on the lookout for the same timeframe to return again here in 2020.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

If Vans brings back the same “$20 off your future purchase” offer from last year then the only major restrictions are that you can not use any other coupons or discounts, including employee discounts, in conjunction with the advertised promotion. You’ll also have to spend a least $65 in order to qualify. Entire offer only applies to merchandise and does not apply to gift card purchases or any sales tax or shipping costs.


Where To Shop?

The Black Friday sale you’ll see coming from Vans is usually an online-only offer that’s not available at any of their retail or outlet stores. In these times of social distancing, that might be a good thing as you skip shopping your local mall and pick up your next sneakers directly at vans.com.


Current Deals

You can check out all of Vans’ current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for deals as we head into Thanksgiving weekend and into the holiday season .


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below you’ll find an official copy of Vans’ Black Friday ad that we received in our inbox last year on Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 28th.


Questions & Comments

Do you have a favorite pair of Vans sneakers? Or are you just looking out to pick up the best bargains on some clearance shoes? Leave your comments below.

Zales Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Zales Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Zales has pretty much been running the same Black Friday sale these last few years: Starting a week before Thanksgiving, they discount the entire store anywhere from 30% off to 50% off (over 600 pieces at this price point) with a handful of clearance specials discounted all the way up to 75% off. You could have also qualified for free shipping when shopping their site and you were covered by a 60-day risk-free return policy. The sale usually ends on Cyber Monday so there’s plenty of time to browse the specials and to make your decision.

Some of last year’s featured offers included:

  • Diamond stud earrings on sale from $59/pair (originally from $169).
  • Birthstone pendants priced from $48.98 (originally from $69.99).
  • Various stocking stuffers in clearance priced from just $29.99 (up to 75% off the original price). These included both rings and necklaces finished in silver.
  • Diamond heart pendant inlaced with round cut diamonds on sale for $499.98 (originally $1069).
  • Anniversary diamond rings on sale for $1499.98 (originally $3339).

Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: November 18, 2020 (about a week before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: November 30, 2020 (Cyber Monday) or while supplies last.

Zales usually kicks off their Black Friday deals around a week before Thanksgiving. But if you’re joined to their newsletter then you’ll likely receive a “VIP Black Friday” invitation to shop early, usually around the first week of November. We would recommend that you wait because the pre-event deals were only 25% off storewide as opposed to the better 30% to 50% off offered later on.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

All storewide sales come with a short list of exceptions and exclusions, and Zales is no different. Last year select watches, ArtCarved class rings, previously owned jewelry, select designer collections, Design Suite, Create Your Own program styles, loose diamonds, specially priced items, special events, and special orders did not fall under the storewide discount. Also excluded were shipping charges, gift card purchases, and additional warranty purchases. Obviously, no additional discounts or coupons were allowed during the duration of the event. You’ll be able to browse the complete and official terms and conditions in the ad copy posted further below.


Where To Shop?

Generally, Zales’ Black Friday sales are offered in all of their retail stores and at zales.com. Factory Outlet stores may or may not participate in the same promotion. Just keep in mind that selection will vary by location so if that ring, bracelet, necklace or watch that you were waiting to get is no longer in stock at your nearest store, you can always check online to see if it’s still available.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of Zales’ current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for limited time daily deals and last-chance clearance jewelry as we head into Thanksgiving weekend and into the holiday season.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Zales sent out around a dozen or so newsletters promoting their Black Friday sale last year. They were all pretty similar with just different featured items switched out between them. Below you’ll find an example of one of the emails that hit our inbox in 2019.


Questions & Comments

What new jewelry is on your holiday shopping list this year? Are shopping for a Christmas gift or looking to pop the big question to your soon-to-be fiancé? Leave your comments below.

West Elm Black Friday Sale 2020

Our West Elm Black Friday 2020 Predictions

We’re expecting West Elm to once again offer a storewide percentage-off type of deal on Black Friday with several different tiers depending on how much you spend. Here’s what they usually offer:

  • 15% off on your total purchase of $150 or more.
  • 20% off on your total purchase of $500+.
  • 25% off on your total purchase of $1000+.
  • 30% off on your total purchase of $3500+.

Besides this West Elm often also has several “Black Friday bonuses” (extra special sale prices as marked in stores and online). Last year it was up to 50% off select furniture, lighting, holiday and Christmas decor, and more.

The sale typically runs both in-stores and online so it doesn’t matter where you choose to shop. However if you end up shopping online then they’ve historically offered free shipping as well (only excluding bulky items like rugs and furniture).


Expected Sale Start/End Times

Just like the trend that we’re seeing with many other stores lately, West Elm typically launches their Black Friday sale in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Here’s what we’re expecting to see this year:

  • Rumored start time: Monday, November 23, 2020.
  • Rumored end time: Sunday, December 29, 2020.

What Are The Important Exclusions?

You can expect the usual exclusions that you typically see with storewide discounts: not valid on gift card purchases and prior purchases. You also won’t be able to retroactively apply the offer to previous purchases. Expect to see some sale items marked as “final sale” which means they cannot be returned for a refund or exchanged.

Another exception to keep in mind is for anyone who’s planning on visiting West Elm’s Henderson or El Paso stores, as well as any West Elm Outlet locations, as there’s a chance that these stores may not be participating in the exact same sale as you’ll see at West Elm’s retail locations.


Where To Shop?

West Elm usually runs the same Black Friday sale in stores and online at WestElm.com. Just keep in mind that most locations will likely be closed all day on Thanksgiving day (that’s on November 26, 2020).


Today’s Deals

Here at Black Friday Rumors we not only monitor the deals coming over Thanksgiving weekend but also what’s available year round. Below is a look at all of West Elm’s offers and coupons available at the moment. If you’re lucky then you might be able to find something on clearance before the holiday crowds rush in.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

West Elm typically sends out several emails to folks on their mailing list during the duration of their Black Friday sale (we were bombarded with emails all week last year). Although they will slightly vary, you’re basically going to see something like the ad below.


Questions? Comments?

Are you a West Elm insider? Do you have any Black Friday news or leaks from West Elm that we don’t know about yet? Then let us know what you know in the comments section below.

UGG Black Friday Sale 2020

Our UGG Black Friday 2020 Predictions

If you’re already familiar with the sales that UGG Australia runs throughout the year then you won’t be surprised to see that their “UGG Closet” opens up over Thanksgiving weekend. The sale is online-only with several pages of deals for women, men and kids. Discounts range from 30% off for the newer arrivals and up to 40% off exclusive styles, all the way up to 60% off for last-chance clearance items. Free ground shipping is typically included on all orders throughout the event.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Tuesday November 24, 2020 (two days before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

Generally, UGG’s Black Friday sale begins a few days before Thanksgiving and ends in the evening on Cyber Monday. However, we’ve noticed in year’s past that many of the best bargains will either sell out in in certain sizes/colors or sell out completely well before the officially posted end date.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Because UGG’s Black Friday sale is limited to preselected sale items, only items on that list will qualify for the posted sale price — Not everything is on sale. It will be limited to select colors and styles, no substitutions allowed. Just keep in mind that the sale is limited to in-stock merchandise and items may sell out early in popular sizes.


Where To Shop?

The Black Friday sale run by UGG Closet is only available for U.S. shoppers ordering at ugg.com. But you’ll also find that all of UGG’s Factory Outlet stores will also be running a separate sale of their own all Thanksgiving weekend long. Just be sure to double check the opening times in your location before heading out to shop as they will vary.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of UGG Australia’s current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for new daily additions to their clearance section as we approach Thanksgiving weekend.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below is a copy of last year’s Black Friday email newsletter that we received from UGG. Although the print is fairly small, you should be able to make out the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the ad.


Questions & Comments

Do you have a favorite pair of UGG boots? Looking to add a few more pairs to your collection? Let us know what you’ll be shopping for this Black Friday weekend in the comments below.

Ray-Ban Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Ray-Ban Black Friday 2020 Predictions

We’ve been tracking Ray-Ban’s Black Friday sale these last few years and the sale has been nearly identical throughout this entire time. We’re expecting them to once again offer 50% off select sale eyewear and apparel, and 30% off everything else site and storewide. We’re not expecting the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) to change the offer by much, but if so, they might be more aggressive in the items that make it into the 50% off threshold.

On top of the sale prices, you’ll get free shipping, premium packaging and free returns when othering directly from Ray-Ban’s site. We are also expecting them to rerun their extended 100-day holiday return policy.


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time, early access: Friday November 20, 2020.
  • Rumored start time, general: Wednesday November 25, 2020 (the day before Thanksgiving).
  • Rumored end time: End of day on Cyber Monday, November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

For the last several years in a row, Ray-Ban has been sending up to 5 days early access to their Black Friday sale to all those joined to their email newsletter (via unique one-time-use coupon code). We highly recommend that you signup if you want to be able to shop the sale before everyone else.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

The most notable exclusions that you’ll often see at Ray-Ban’s Black Friday sale are gift card purchases and special collections such as Disney, Save the Children and Aviator Solid Gold. You also won’t be able to use any other coupons or discounts in conjunction with the advertised sale price. And as always, there are no raincheck offered if items sell out before the official sale end date.


Where To Shop?

Ray-Ban’s Black Friday sale is typically offered both at Ray-Ban.com and in selected Ray-Ban owned retail stores. Just keep in mind that Ray-Ban Factory Outlet locations usually participate in a different offer than the one you’ll find online.


Today’s Deals

You can check out all of Ray-Ban’s current offers and coupons listed below. Keep an eye out for special limited-time deals as we head into Thanksgiving weekend.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below you’ll find an official copy of Ray-Ban’s Black Friday ad that we received in our inbox last year on Friday November 29th.


Questions? Comments?

Do you have a favorite pair of Ray-Ban shades? Which ones are you going to bargain hunting for this Thanksgiving weekend? Let us know in the comments!

Yeti Coolers Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Yeti Black Friday 2020 Predictions

Deals on Yeti coolers are usually hard to come by, but fortunately… Black Friday changes that. Yeti’s Black Friday sale typically runs from Friday to Cyber Monday. These last few year’s it’s been a free gift with purchase of quailing Tundra, Roadie or Hopper coolers. Sometimes it’s a free pack of Yeti Ice like what we saw last year. The year before that it was a free 64-oz rambler bottle. Be on the lookout for a similar type of promotion to return.

Unfortunately it’s never a percentage off discount. Although, who knows, maybe the downturn in the economy caused by Coronavirus may change all that. Keep your fingers crossed!


Expected Sale Start/End Times

  • Rumored start time: Friday November 27, 2020.
  • Rumored end time: Monday November 30, 2020 or while supplies last.

Yeti typically runs their Black Friday sale from early Friday morning through Cyber Monday. That means you’ll have plenty of time deciding which cooler to buy.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

Last year’s free Yeti Ice Black Friday promo was not valid on purchases of the Silo water color or the Daytip such bag. For all the qualifying products, the offers was only available for U.S. customers shipping their order within the states. You also couldn’t combine the offer with any other coupon codes or discounts. Certain limit restrictions per household may apply.


Where To Shop?

Yeti’s Black Friday deals are typically valid both at yeti.com and at all Yeti-owned retail stores. Third party resellers of Yeti products, such as REI, are always excluded from the promotion.


Last Year’s Ad Scan/Flyer

Below you’ll find an official copy of last year’s Black Friday email newsletter that we received from Yeti. It was emailed out on Nov 29th. Enjoy!


Questions & Comments

What’s your favorite Yeti cooler? Planning on getting one of the larger, hard cased wheeled ones or one of the softer, smaller once that you can sling on your shoulder? Leave your comments below!

Dyson Black Friday Sale 2020

Our Dyson Black Friday 2020 Predictions

If you’ve looked around for Black Friday deals on Dyson vacuums in the past then you probably already know that nearly all of the major retailers have a full page in their flyer dedicated just to them. We have no doubt that you’ll have a lot to choose from this Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the deals we saw last year — we’re expecting to see similar price points this year as well:

  • Kohl’s (our favorite store to buy a Dyson as all offers came with Kohl’s Cash — aka, store credit that you can apply towards a future purchase. Sort of like getting a free gift card, but you have to use it within a specified time frame):
    • Dyson V10 Cyclone Animal cordless vacuum on sale for $349.99 with $105 in Kohl’s Cash (normally retailed for $499.99).
    • Dyson V8 Animal on sale for $249.99 with $75 in Kohl’s Cash (normally retailed for $399.99).
    • Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright corded vacuum on sale for $299.99 with $90 in Kohl’s Cash (normally retailed for $499.99).
  • Walmart: The Dyson V7 Motorhead Stick Vacuum for on sale for $179 (that’s $45 off).
  • At Target: V7 Motorhead Origin cordless vacuum on sale for $199.99 and Slim Ball Animal Origin vacuum on sale for $199.99.
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club: Dyson V7 Motorhead on sale for $199.99 and the Dyson V10 Cyclone on sale for $299.99/each.
  • Macy’s: Every Dyson vacuum in store was on sale for $100 to $200 off the list price.
  • Best Buy: Dyson V8 Animal on sale for $249.99 and Ball Animal 2 on sale for $299.99.
  • Costco: Cyclone V10 TotalClean+ cord-free stick vacuum on sale for $349.99 and Dyson Ball Pro+ upright vacuum on sale for $239.99.
  • Amazon: The best store to compare prices to before picking up any of above mentioned deals. They have just about every Dyson model available, and most will qualify for free shipping.

Expected Sale Start/End Times

We’ve noticed that the trend in recent years is to start Black Friday deals early and earlier every year. You should see some offers starting a few days before Thanksgiving, as early as the Monday before the long weekend.


What Are The Important Exclusions?

When it comes to Dyson, the only exclusions that you may run across are on the newest models released — They may be excluded from any discounts. Other than that, any advertised prices will be on in-stock merchandise and on the exact model numbers and colors advertised in the ad. In most cases, substitutions are not permitted.


Where To Shop?

Because most stores will ship your new Dyson vacuum free of charge to your home, it’s probably easiest to just shop online to avoid lugging the heavy thing home. The only case to shop in stores, in our opinion, is where you run across any doorbuster deals that are not available online or are already sold out online. Just be sure to check available in your local area before heading out the door.


Today’s Deals

You can also shop Dyson’s direct online store as they often have some sort of deals going on all year round. Plus you can pick up some free attachments with select purchases when you register your product at checkout. See below for a look at all of their current offers.


Questions? Comments?

Have you run across some confirmed Black Friday news, rumors, or leaks from Dyson? Then be sure to let us know in the comments section below.