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Many of the biggest Black Friday sales moved online in 2020 because a pandemic make in-person shopping (particularly in throngs of other deal-seeking people) inadvisable. In past years, Cyber Monday, a.k.a. the Monday after Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) was a way for retailers to entice even the most reticent shoppers to make pre-Christmas purchases online. Black Friday migrated online as well, but there’s still great sales on Cyber Monday. In fact, plenty of online retailers extended the shopping holidays into a long weekend, or even week-long, event.
Amazon will continue its doorbuster Lightning Deals throughout the weekend, and on Monday it’ll offer deep savings on electronics including up to 30% off headphones from TaoTronics, up to 40% of Jabra headphones, up to 35% off Nixplay digital frames, up to $10 off select Xbox One controllers, and deep savings on TVs less than $1000. There’s also a dedicated Amazon page where you can shop Small Businesses that will feature dedicated deals from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, through Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.
While many of those deals won’t go live until later in the weekend, we’ve rounded up a few products that are already on sale that you can add to your cart (or at least plan for when the deepest discounts do happen).
Be sure to sign up for Amazon Prime to get free two-day shipping on all of your new purchases, plus access to award-winning movies and TV as well as ad-free music streaming.
Take a look at our roundup below, and check back throughout the weekend and on Monday as we add more sales.
Save $40 on Apple AirPods all weekend long — you’ll get up to five hours of talk time from a single charge with these earbuds that seamlessly integrate with your Apple devices, plus an extra 24 hours of battery life with the charging case. The case charges easily using Apple’s Lightning connector.
Upgrade to the Apple AirPods Pro, complete with active noise cancellation and three sizes of silicone tips for a customized fit. They’re sweat- and water-resistant, and you can turn on Transparency mode if you want to connect with the world around you. The wireless charging case provides more than 24 hours of battery life, and you’ll get the same easy integration with your Apple devices that comes with the regular version of the popular headphones.
You know what’s way more fun than a regular tube of lip balm? A colorful tube of lip balm with a picture of Baby Yoda on it. This eight-pack of The Mandalorian-branded flavored lip balms from Taste Beauty is 15% off from Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The catch: They won’t be in stock until Jan. 6, 2021, but this just means you can buy yourself a little surprise for the post-holidays comedown. And if you forget you ever purchased it, it’ll feel like Christmas all over again when you get it in the mail in January.
An Amazon coupon gives you $10 off this waterproof and dustproof portable outdoor speaker if you want to purchase it before Cyber Monday, but you can save $13 if you wait until Nov. 30 to purchase the tiny unit, which comes with 100-foot Bluetooth range and built-in XBass technology. The compact, fabric-covered speaker gives you powerful sound while being IP67-rated — meaning it is 100% waterproof, even if that water is soapy or salty. It’s perfect for high-impact outdoor activities like bike riding, rock climbing, or hiking, and can be paired with a second speaker for stereo sound. You’ll get up to eight hours of play time with a single charge.
You’ll have to wait until Nov. 30 for the Cyber Monday discount to kick in, but once it does you’ll save $45 on the latest Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, which comes in black, blue, plum, or sage. It’s the thinnest and lightest design yet, and the glare-free display will read just like a regular book even in bright sunlight. It’s available with 8 GB or 32 GB of storage, and can pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers if you want to listen to audiobooks.
The sale on Amazon’s streaming TV stick continues through Monday, giving you a fantastic $20 off the highest-resolution 4K device. The regular version is just $2 less, and the just-released Lite, which has all the same features of the others except TV functionality on its remote, is a steal at $17.99. All versions give you access to the Amazon Fire TV interface, which seamlessly integrates all your favorite app in an easy-to-use format.
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