What to expect from Kohl’s 2021 Black Friday deals, plus how to use Kohl’s Cash

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Last year, Kohl’s Black Friday sale ran from November 22 through November 27, and we expect to see deals similarly start early this year. If you frequently shop at Kohl’s and are part of the rewards program, this store should be your

first Black Friday stop. Last year, shoppers could use their Kohl’s cash to save even more on deals, as well as accumulate additional rewards.

Kohl’s Black Friday deals often include lots of tech, vacuums, small appliances, toys, and more. The discounts are usually just as good as other big-box retailers, which comes in handy if stock runs out at other stores.

The best early Black Friday deals from Kohl’s

When does Kohl’s Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday 2021 is November 26 and Cyber Monday is November 29, but many retailers start their sales earlier. We expect Kohl’s to start running deals about a week before Black Friday.

What should I buy from Kohl’s on Black Friday?

Last year, Kohls had great deals on smart speakers, fitness trackers, kitchen appliances, and even an Xbox bundle. This year, expect to find similar deals on vacuums, cookware, pajamas, air fryers, and more.

How do we select the best deals at Kohl’s?

  • The products we choose must meet our coverage standards and come from brands we’ve tested and trust.
  • We compare the prices against Amazon, Target, Walmart, and other retailers. The deals we include are the same or better (not including promotional discounts from using certain credit cards).
  • We consider products’ price histories to evaluate how significant the savings are.

You can read more about how we vet deals at Insider Reviews here.

Should I enroll in Kohl’s Rewards?

Kohl’s Rewards replaced Yes2You Rewards last year. The free program gives members 5% Kohl’s Cash every day (not just during promotional events) on all purchases, as well as additional rewards, like a birthday gift.

Any Kohl’s Cash received through the rewards program will be available on the first day of the following month and must be used within 30 days. So, if you earn a lot on Black Friday, it should be available on December 1. If you think you’ll be shopping at Kohl’s again before Christmas, it might be worthwhile to take advantage of the extra Kohl’s Cash savings.

What is Kohl’s cash?

Even if you’re not a Kohl’s Rewards member, you’ll still get $10 of Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend during promotional periods. You can then use that Kohl’s Cash like a coupon on future purchases.

If you make purchases in-store, you’ll receive a coupon for your Kohl’s Cash. If you buy online, Kohl’s will send an email with your Kohl’s Cash. Pay attention to expiration dates, because Kohl’s Cash doesn’t last forever. Also, keep in mind that there’s a limit to how much Kohl’s Cash you can earn: $1,500 on a single purchase.

Can I order online and pick up in a Kohl’s store?

Kohl’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2021. Due to the pandemic, Kohl’s will continue offering curbside pickup in 2021. Many products are available for purchase online, and you can have it delivered to your car two hours later.

How does Kohl’s compare to other stores on Black Friday?

Like Best Buy, Kohl’s will likely have lots of tech deals. The retailer also sells cookware, vacuums, clothes, toys, and home goods that will also be on sale, similar to Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Often, these stores will all offer very similar deals on the same products, so if you have your eye on something that goes out of stock, you may still find it at a competitor.

Kohl’s does sometimes win out over other stores’ deals because of Kohl’s Cash, but that’s really only a draw if you plan on shopping there again before the end of 2021.

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Black Friday 2021 is coming – here’s what we expect from Walmart, plus early deals available now

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Black Friday 2021 is coming November 26, and we expect plenty of big deals from Walmart. The retailer is a great place to shop for home goods, tech, and gifts across all product categories – especially with in-store pickup as an option for last-minute shoppers. Frequent Walmart customers should also consider a Walmart Plus membership to take advantage of special perks all year long.

Below, we highlighted some of the best early Walmart deals available, along with what to expect from the retailer when the big shopping holiday rolls around.

The best early Black Friday Walmart deals

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When does Walmart’s Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday 2021 lands on November 26, but we expect Walmart will start featuring deals well before then. Its sales will likely also continue through Cyber Monday.

We’ll update this story with details and deals as new ones surface.

How we select the best Black Friday deals at Walmart

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, from brands we’ve tested and trust.
  • We compare the prices against other retailers like Amazon, Target, and Best Buy and only include the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • We research price history thoroughly, to ensure that every deal we list is actually worth your time.

Does Walmart have curbside pickup?

For contact-free shopping, Walmart offers curbside pickup. All you need to do is place an order online and select your pickup time slot. A Walmart team member will do your shopping and load them into your car from there.

Alternatively, some items can even be ordered online and picked up the same day. All you have to do is keep an eye out for products marked “Free Pickup Today” when shopping. Same-day pickup items are made available within four hours of placing your order – you’ll get an email when it’s ready.

What Black Friday deals should you buy at Walmart?

Historically, Walmart’s Black Friday markdowns are on par with those offered by Best Buy, Target, and Amazon – and we expect this year to be no different. Outside of a few select doorbusters, we anticipate each retailer to price-match their competitor’s prices during Black Friday. Shoppers can expect big savings on several TVs, streaming media players, kitchen appliances, and more.

Should I sign up for Walmart Plus before Black Friday?

Walmart has yet to announce if its Walmart Plus members will receive any specific Black Friday benefits. Last year, members received the same perks they do year round, like free shipping, scan and go, and free grocery delivery. The service costs $98 a year or $13 a month. Signing up for Walmart Plus is a good idea if you’re a frequent Walmart shopper, regardless of Black Friday.

If you’re planning on making smaller purchases, however, it could be beneficial to sign up for a Walmart Plus 15-day free trial right before the holiday. The free trial gets you free shipping without an order minimum, meaning you can make as many impulse buys as you’d like without worrying about shipping costs.

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The best Black Friday TV deals – Sony and Samsung models are already on sale ahead of the big event

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Black Friday TV deals will launch on November 26.

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Black Friday 2021 is on the horizon, and TVs are one of the big-ticket items that shoppers should keep an eye on. Every year, a wide variety of brands and sizes drop to all-time lows for the event, making it a great time to buy your next entertainment center upgrade.

We expect HD, 4K, and 8K TV models to all be on sale. Buyers can also count on deals across different display types, with price drops on both OLED and LCD TVs.

Keep scrolling to find some of the best TV deals available now, plus answers to your Black Friday questions before the event officially kicks off on November 26.

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When is Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday 2021 officially begins on November 26, but many stores start offering deals much earlier than that.

We’re already seeing retailers like Best Buy and Amazon drop prices on TVs in the lead-up to the holiday. We also expect many of the sales from Black Friday to carry into Cyber Monday – but stock may be limited.

Are Black Friday TV deals worth buying?

In short: absolutely. Black Friday brings some of the best prices we see all year on TVs of all price points, brands, and sizes. It’s a rare chance to save big on options that seldom see discounts.

How to shop for a TV

Finding the right TV for your needs can be tricky. Prices vary a lot depending on the features and size you want. On the low-end, you can find smaller HDTVs for as little as $100 or less. When it comes to flagship 65-inch 4K models, prices can rise to $1,500 or more. Depending on how big the display is, the best 8K TVs can even cost in excess of $10,000.

Thankfully, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to help narrow down your selection.

If you prioritize home theater performance for the best movie-watching experience, you’ll want to opt for a 4K display with at least a 65-inch screen. The best 4K TVs use an OLED panel, or an advanced LED screen (often branded as QLED) with local dimming and quantum dots. These displays enable the highest contrast, deepest black levels, and brightest images for a gorgeous high dynamic range (HDR) picture.

For people who just want a no-fuss display that’s suited for casual viewing, a smaller TV with a more budget-friendly LED panel should be more than fine. Though image performance won’t be as impressive as more expensive models, there are plenty of cheap LED TVs with solid performance, including budget models that still manage to pack in 4K, HDR, and integrated smart TV streaming.

If you’re looking for detailed TV buying advice, be sure to check out our various TV buying guides:

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Cyber Monday lands on November 29 this year – here’s how to prepare for the event

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Cyber Monday lands on November 29 this year, but shoppers don’t need to wait until then to save.

Cyber Monday 2021 is one of the biggest deal holidays of the year, and it’s coming up fast. The online-focused sibling to Black Friday, Cyber Monday brings equally great discounts and sales straight to you.

Historically, the event has always been a great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards – though stock is typically very limited. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it’s important to know what you’re shopping for ahead of time.

Below, we rounded up some of the best early deals available now, plus answers to any questions you might have before the event.

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When is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday occurs the following Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event lands on November 29.

As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might’ve missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner.

What time does Cyber Monday start?

Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales.

Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday.

Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts.

How long do Cyber Monday sales last?

Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we’ve seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week.

However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.

What’s better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change.

If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We’ve seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary.

Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year’s models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.

What should I buy during Cyber Monday?

If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it’s a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.

We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.

Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?

Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there’s always a risk of late deliveries.

To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock.

Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last year

Last year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year’s annual savings event.

Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.

How we select the best Cyber Monday deals

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we’ve either used ourselves or researched carefully.
  • We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.

Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.

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What to expect from Best Buy before Black Friday 2021, including the best deals available now

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Black Friday 2021 is on the horizon and retailers are getting ready to offer some of the best discounts and sales of the year. Though the shopping holiday doesn’t officially begin until November 26, many stores are starting deals earlier than ever.

Best Buy has historically been one of the top retailers to keep an eye on in the lead-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The store has always offered excellent deals on tech and home appliances, well before the actual event.

Below, we gathered some of the best deals you can get at Best Buy right now, and answered any questions you might have to help you prepare for the Black Friday 2021 shopping season.

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How we select the best deals at Best Buy

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, from brands we’ve tested and trust.
  • We compare the prices against other retailers like Amazon, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • We research price history thoroughly, to ensure that every deal we list is actually worth your time.

When does Best Buy’s Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday 2021 takes place November 26, but Best Buy has never been one to wait to offer sales. We often see some of the year’s best discounts from Best Buy start weeks before Thanksgiving.

If you’re looking for deals to browse right now, Best Buy’s Deal of the Day section features a rotation of excellent price drops that renew daily.

Should I become a My Best Buy member?

My Best Buy membership is free to join and can get you some special perks – like exclusive member deals and free shipping. If you’re planning to shop from Best Buy at any time of year, we recommend becoming a member.

What should I buy from Best Buy this Black Friday?

Year after year, Best Buy delivers a ton of great discounts on every category it sells, and you can expect to find excellent deals on tech, smart home, gaming, and small home appliances during Black Friday 2021.

Shopping for laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other tech is never more affordable than on Black Friday. Last year we saw brands like Apple, HP, and Lenovo drop to all-time lows.

Smart home deals also thrive during Black Friday. From smart robot vacuums to smart speakers, it’s a great time to find the addition you need for your home. Brands we see on sale year after year include Google, Lenovo, Philips, SimpliSafe, TP-Link, and iRobot.

Not only can you bank on finding game titles for every console on sale over Black Friday, but older generation consoles tend to drop in price too – usually when bundled with controllers and games.

If you’re going to buy a stick vacuum, electric pressure cooker, or other small appliance, Black Friday is the time to do it. Best Buy always brings great deals on brands like Dyson, Kitchenaid, and Instant Pot, usually marking all-time low prices.

Can I shop in the Best Buy near me?

Black Friday shoppers can visit Best Buy locations to take advantage of deals – a stark contrast to Amazon.

Better still, Best Buy offers store pickup and contactless curbside pickup in addition to same-day and next-day delivery options. This means that if the product you want is in-stock at a location near you, you can just pick it up instead of waiting for it to ship.

How does Best Buy stand up to the competition on Black Friday?

Compared to other major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target, Best Buy always offers competitively priced deals for Black Friday. There’s a lot of overlap between deals at these stores, and oftentimes if something is out of stock from one retailer, it’s still in stock at another.

Shopping at Best Buy may be the best option for you if you live close to one for curbside pickup or if you’re a My Best Buy member with an exclusive discount. Best Buy is also known for offering strong tech and gaming deals – and you may be surprised at its home and kitchen deals as well.

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Get both Paramount Plus and Showtime for $10 a month – deal ends on October 20

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Paramount Plus and Showtime are available as part of a discounted bundle.

  • You can save up to $8/month when you bundle Paramount Plus and Showtime together.
  • The discounted bundle starts at just $10/month, which is less than the regular price of Showtime by itself.
  • The bundle deal expires on October 20.

For a limited time, new members can bundle subscriptions to Paramount Plus and Showtime at a discounted rate. The deal saves you up to $8 a month.

With the discount, you get Showtime and the Paramount Plus ad-supported plan for $10 a month or $100 a year. The regular monthly cost of signing up for both services would be $16, so the bundle saves you $6 a month.

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Meanwhile, viewers who want to avoid ads can bundle Showtime with the Paramount Plus ad-free plan for $13 a month or $130 a year. The regular combined cost of signing up for each service would be $21 a month, so the bundle saves you $8 a month.

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This discounted offer is only available to new subscribers and must be claimed by October 20. By claiming this deal, you lock in the discounted monthly or yearly rate for both services until your membership is canceled or changed.

Once this limited-time deal expires, the price for each monthly bundle is expected to increase by $2 and the price for each annual bundle is expected to increase by $20.

Subscribers can sign up for the bundle through the Paramount Plus or Showtime websites. While pricing is the same no matter which you choose, the free trial differs.

If you sign up for the bundle through the Paramount Plus website, subscribers new to Paramount Plus can take advantage of a seven-day free trial. If you subscribe through the Showtime website, members who are new to Showtime can receive a 30-day free trial of the bundle.

How to get the Paramount Plus and Showtime bundle deal

  1. New members can visit the Showtime bundle website and click “Start Your Free Trial.”
  2. Click “Get Started” and create a Showtime account using your email address.
  3. Select whether you would like Paramount Plus’ Essential (ad-supported) or Premium (ad-free) plan.
  4. Choose between paying for the bundle monthly or annually.
  5. Click “Continue,” and enter your payment information.
  6. Click “Start Your Free Trial” and you will receive instant access to Showtime.
  7. After signing up, visit the bundle page on Paramount Plus’ website to activate your subscription.
  8. Sign in using your Showtime credentials and you will be prompted to create a new account for Paramount Plus.
  9. Your Paramount Plus account will give you access to the entertainment on that streaming service.

New members to Showtime will get a 30-day free trial of the bundle. Your membership will automatically renew, so make sure to cancel your bundled subscription before the end of the free trial if you do not want to be charged.

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What can you watch with the Paramount Plus/Showtime bundle?

Paramount Plus subscribers get access to a variety of original programs, including “Star Trek: Discovery” and reboots of old Nickelodeon hits like “iCarly” and “Rugrats.” More original shows and movies are on the way in the coming months.

The Showtime streaming service offers everything you get with the Showtime premium cable channel, including a rotating library of critically acclaimed movies like “Boogie Nights” (1997), “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), and “Ex Machina” (2015), as well as original series like “Dexter,” “Homeland,” and “Ziwe.”

When deciding between Paramount Plus’ Essential and Premium plans, be aware that only the Premium Plan includes live streaming support for your local CBS network. You can read our full Paramount Plus review here.

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Amazon is starting Black Friday early with big deals on Apple AirPods, including $70 off the AirPods Pro

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Apple’s AirPods are on sale now at Amazon as part of an early Black Friday deal.

It’s a good time to buy a pair of AirPods. To welcome the upcoming holiday season, Amazon is offering some excellent deals on all models of the wireless earbuds, bringing them down to some of the best prices we’ve seen all year.

The AirPods Pro are our top pick for Apple users, but earlier models are still worth considering for the budget-conscious. If Beats earbuds are more your speed, you can find a pair discounted from Amazon right now as well.

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Hulu’s live TV streaming service is discounted $10 a month for your first 3 months – here’s how to sign up

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  • Now through October 28, Hulu is offering a rare chance to save on its Live TV plan.
  • New and returning subscribers can save $10 a month for their first three months.
  • That brings the monthly cost down to $55.

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Hulu + Live TV is a comprehensive streaming service offering over 75 live channels and all of Hulu’s on-demand movies and shows. Typically, it costs at least $65 a month – and deals for it don’t come by often.

Through October 28, however, new and eligible returning subscribers can knock $10 off each month for their first three months, for a total of $30 in savings. You can even get a free one-week trial before committing to pay.

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This offer is for the ad-supported Hulu + Live TV Basic plan only. After your discounted three months are over, you’ll be charged full price until you cancel. You can find more details about Hulu’s various live TV plans in our guide.

How to get the Hulu + Live TV deal

  1. Create a Hulu account if you’re a new subscriber, or log in to your existing one if you’re returning.
  2. Sign up for the Hulu Basic + Live TV plan before 11:59 p.m. PT on October 28.
  3. You’ll pay $55 a month for your first three months.

Who is eligible to get the Hulu + Live TV deal?

The offer is available to new and returning subscribers who have not had Hulu in the past three months. The free one-week trial is only available to those who have not taken advantage of the service’s free trial in the last 12 months.

What other Hulu deals are available right now?

Right now, the only other ongoing offer is the Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus bundle deal. By combining all three services, you can secure a massive library of content for as little as $14 a month.

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New subscribers interested in Hulu’s on-demand service can also take advantage of one of the longest free trial periods on the market. Unlike the seven-day trial you get for live TV, Hulu’s Basic and Premium on-demand services come with a 30-day free trial.

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The best Apple AirPods deals you can get now, including $70 off the AirPods Pro

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  • Apple’s AirPod lineup makes listening to audio on iPhones easy.
  • AirPods and AirPods Pro are frequently on sale, but some discounts are better than others.
  • Right now, you can get the AirPods Pro for $70 off their full retail price.

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Apple’s AirPods are popular for a reason: they’re among the most convenient and best options for wireless earbuds. They automatically pair with your Apple devices the moment you open the case nearby, and you can use your Apple devices to help you pinpoint a misplaced AirPod.

Apple products, like AirPods, go on sale regularly. In fact, you can find them for less than what you’d pay at Apple nearly every week. During Apple’s back-to-school promotion, you can get a free pair of AirPods with a Mac or iPad purchase.

Below, we’ve highlighted the best AirPod deals available in September 2021, including $70 off the AirPods Pro. If you know which model you’re looking for, you can skip ahead by clicking its name in the table of contents to the left.

You can also check out the best iPhone deals and the best iPad deals for more Apple savings.

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Comparing AirPods models

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Typical price $120-$160 $200 $500
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AirPods with regular charging case deals

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The standard AirPods with Charging Case are the cheapest AirPods you can buy. The included charging case charges via a Lightning cable, the same cable you use to charge your iPhone.

The AirPods have a five-hour battery life, and the case stores 24 hours of battery charge. A quick 15-minute charge in the case gives them an extra three hours of listening time. They are not sweat- or water-resistant – you’ll have to check out the AirPods Pro below if that’s important to you. You can read our full AirPods review here.

Contrary to what MSRP would like you to think, AirPods typically only sell for $120 across online retailers – a good $40 less than listed. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday we saw them fall as low as $99, but that kind of promotion is rare.

AirPods with Wireless Charging Case deals

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The AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are identical to the 2nd-gen AirPods with Charging Case, except the case can be charged wirelessly as well as via a Lightning cable. That means you can power the case on a wireless charging pad that uses the Qi wireless charging standard. You can read our full AirPods with Wireless Charging Case review here.

Though they’re listed for more, the typical price for the Wireless Charging Case AirPods is $160 across online retailers. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we saw them fall as low as $140; it’s unlikely they’ll drop that low again outside of short-lived discounts from one or two retailers.

AirPods Pro deals

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The AirPods Pro are Apple’s flagship AirPods, and they’re also our pick for the best wireless earbuds for Apple fans. They have a shorter stem than the original AirPods, and they have an in-ear design with tips for three different sizes. If you’ve ever had difficulty keeping Apple’s earbuds in your ear, these are the solution. The wireless charging case is also wider than the standard charging cases.

Despite their smaller size, they come with active noise cancellation, and they sound a little better than the regular AirPods. Battery life with noise cancellation enabled isn’t as long as the regular AirPods, but it’s still pretty good (4.5 hours versus 5 hours). The wireless charging case holds a 24-hour total charge.

The AirPods Pro are also sweat- and water-resistant, whereas the regular AirPods are not. You can read our full AirPods Pro review here.

A pair is listed for $249, but the typical price hovers around $200 across online retailers like Walmart and Costco. We’ve seen them drop lower during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but if you need a pair now, don’t settle for paying any more than $200.

AirPods Max deals

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If you’re an Apple aficionado looking for the best audio you can find, the AirPods Max are for you. Audio from the AirPods Max is crisp, clear, and open; their noise-cancellation is powerful. They’re surely pricier than other headphones with similar performance from Sony and Bose, but the AirPods Max are a huge listening upgrade from the AirPods and AirPods Pro. You can read our full review of the AirPods Max here.

Since release, the typical price for a pair has dropped to $500, with some colors as low as $490.

Tips for finding the best AirPods deals

Apple products, despite their reputation for never going on sale, see discounts frequently. Unlike most other electronics, AirPods see discounts year-round and, in some rare cases, see better discounts than we see during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

To make sure you get the best price on Apple AirPods, don’t shop at Apple. Best Buy, Target, and Walmart frequently mark down Apple’s headphones.

Where to find Apple AirPods

AirPods are available in most retailers that sell tech, in addition to the Apple Store. You can find them at Best Buy, Target, Costco, Walmart, and anywhere else you’d see electronics.

Apple’s year-round education pricing includes discounts on Macs and iPad. During its back-to-school promotion, you can get a free pair of AirPods with a Mac or iPad purchase.

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Amazon Warehouse is running a big sale with 20% off used products

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Shoppers can save an additional 20% on select, already-discounted products from Amazon Warehouse. Amazon Warehouse offers discounts on used goods, like-new products, refurbished wares, and more.

This sale encompasses several categories including electronics, home and kitchen, tools, video games, appliances, and more. Be sure to check for the “Save 20% at checkout” tag under the product name. However, the stock is very limited.

The refurbished items featured in Amazon Warehouse are generally returns, or brand new units with minor cosmetic flaws that have been returned to “like new” quality by the manufacturer. While some may hesitate to buy refurbished, it doesn’t have to be a risky endeavor so long as you know what to look for.

For those willing to shop refurbished, great prices await. Better still, Amazon Warehouse offers free returns or replacements within 30 days of purchase, if you’re not satisfied with your purchase.

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