We're back with another round of the best ads that you simply cannot miss this Black Friday.
The Best Black Friday Ads So Far
Element 50" 1080p LED HDTV for $229 at Target
50" is the new 42" and this 50" TV is poised to break all records and become the cheapest 50" HDTV we've ever seen. It even beats our previous Editors' Choice TV for this size category — by $150.
Vizio E701i-A3E 70" 120Hz 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $998 at Walmart
A 70" LCD HDTV for under a grand is unheard of; the cheapest we've previously seen is $1,371 back in February. Considering this is also from a reputable brand, it's no surprise that this is a limited quantity deal. Nevertheless, for big-screen fans who have the space for such a TV, this is the Black Friday doorbuster of your dreams.
Samsung Galaxy S4 4G Smartphone for AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon for free at Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is hands-down the hottest Android phone available right now, and as we predicted, it will be available for free on Black Friday for customers who commit to a new 2-year contract. This stellar deal is $100 below the lowest price we've seen for a new Galaxy S4 on any network.
Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Tablet with a $100 Walmart Gift Card for $299 at Walmart
While $299 is list price for this first-generation iPad mini, the hefty $100 Walmart gift card makes this promo exceptional. The lowest price we've previously seen for this tablet is $249, so if you factor in the gift card, this would be the best value we've ever seen for the iDevice. Even better? This is one of Walmart's guaranteed doorbusters; customers who arrive between 6 pm and 7 pm on Thanksgiving will secure this price, even if local inventory runs out.
Apple iPhone 5C 16GB Smartphone with a $75 Walmart Gift Card for $45 at Walmart
We predicted that we'd see a greater number of "for profit" smartphone deals this Black Friday, and we also had a hunch that the latest iPhones would receive a special promotion this year as well. However, we're surprised to see the two deals combined. Walmart has been offering the 5C for $45 since mid-October, and starting at 8 am on November 29, shoppers can also get a $75 gift card to go with it. (Walmart will also offer the 5S for $189 with the same gift card, which is still noteworthy but less amazing, since we've already seen the 5S for $100 via Sprint and AT&T.)
HP AMD E-300 1.3GHz 16" LED-Backlit Laptop for $178 at Walmart
If you thought we were nuts predicting a general-use 15" dual-core laptop for $170 on Black Friday, weep for our sanity no more. This HP 15.6" laptop sports a dual-core AMD E-300 CPU and a 500GB hard drive, and it's just a few bucks over our prediction and the cheapest new 16" laptop with a dual-core processor that we've ever seen.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet with $50 Off Coupon for $189 at Meijer
Shoppers who live near a Meijer retail store should rejoice at their good luck, because this Kindle Fire HD offer blows the Toys "R" Us deal out of the water. For just under $190, you get the previous-gen Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet and a coupon for $50 off your next Meijer purchase between December 1 and December 24. (If you can't get to a Meijer, no worries; the Toys "R" Us deal is still very good.) Assuming you'll use the $50 coupon, this Black Friday price is $40 under our August mention of a refurb, making it the lowest price we've ever seen for this tablet. (Amazon currently charges $229.) Not a fan of the 8.9" size? Well, there's more good news for Amazon's tablets: Best Buy will also offer a new price low on the 7" version, dropping it to just $100.
Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi Tablet with $100 Target Gift Card for $479 at Target
We expected the iPad Air's price to drop by 12% during this holiday season. But if you factor in the $100 gift card, then Target's Black Friday price is 24% off Apple's list price. Considering that the best price we've seen for this model is $460, that's a fantastic deal on this latest-gen iPad.
PlayStation Plus 1-Year Membership Card for $30 at GameStop
Only available on Black Friday, this deal for a 1-year subscription to PlayStation Plus is pretty outstanding. It's the best price we could find now by $20, and also the lowest price we've ever seen by $10. If you've ever thought about signing up for this premium service, which offers access to free and reduced-price games, this is one deal you should definitely bag.
Microsoft Surface 10.6" 32GB Windows RT Tablet for $199.99 at Best Buy
We predicted that Microsoft tablets would see the biggest discounts this season, but even our crystal ball didn't show the Surface RT tablet's price dropping this low. Best Buy's $200 Black Friday price point shatters our predicted price of $314, and it's only a buck over the lowest price we've ever seen for a refurbished unit.
There you have it, folks: the best Black Friday ads we've come across so far. Be sure to keep checking our Black Friday deals page for all the latest news, ads, and predictions. Do you think we miss a truly noteworthy deal in this roundup? Share it in the comments below.