Kohl’s Black Friday deals are perhaps the dark horse of the 2017 holiday sales season. Thanks to its use of Kohl’s Cash (in-store credit), Kohl’s deals on popular items like Samsung HDTVs, Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony’s PS4 and Google’s Home smart speaker are heavily undercutting bigger rivals such as Amazon (guide), Best Buy (guide), Target (guide), and Walmart (guide). But which are Kohl’s standout deals and which should you avoid? Let’s take a look…
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Note: you can find more of my dedicated Black Friday store guides here: Apple (guide), Macy’s (link), Microsoft (link), Samsung (guide) and JCPenney, Macy’s, Dell, HP and Groupon (group comparison).
Kohl’s 64-page ad scan leaked early and it is finally time for the deals to go live. Officially Kohls.com started its Black Friday 2017 sales this morning at 1am CT, but many of the most popular sales will not go live for a couple days. Remember, you can begin shopping the in-store sale 5pm on Thanksgiving.
Confirmed Kohl’s Black Friday 2017 Ads, Deals Prices and Price Outlook
- Sony PlayStation 4 1TB Console + $60 Kohl’s Cash for $199.99 (save $100) – product link
The $199 price mark for the PS4 1TB Console is the same price offered at rivals Target, Best Buy and Walmart, but the $60 Kohl’s Cash really sets this deal apart and makes it a no brainer.
- Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Console + $45 Kohl’s Cash for $189.99 (save $90) – product link
Best Buy and Walmart are both selling the Xbox One S 500GB Console for $189 with no incentive. Target has the same $189 price with a $25 gift card but Kohl’s offer of $45 Kohl’s Cash again makes it the clear top dog.
- Haier 55-inch 4K Ultra HDTV + $90 Kohl’s Cash for $299.99 (save $100) – product link
This is a very solid deal. A 55-inch 4K Ultra HDTV for under $300 is fantastic and the $90 Kohl’s Cash means a net price of only $210! This is my second favorite 55-inch HDTV deal of the year only behind Best Buy’s Toshiba 55-inch Class LED 2160p w/Chromecast 4K Ultra HD TV for $279.99.
- LG 49-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart LED TV (LGK-49UJ6300) + $120 Kohl’s Cash for $399.99 (save $300) – product link
LG is a quality brand this is a decent price, but it is the $120 in Kohl’s Cash which makes it so much sweeter.
- Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV Model UN55MU6290 + $150 Kohl’s Cash for $499.99 (save $500) – product link
Like the LG sale above, this Samsung 55-inch Black Friday TV deal is once more greatly enhanced by $150 Kohl’s Cash.
- Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with Wi-Fi connectivity + $135 Kohl’s Cash for $449.99 (save $300) – product link
Best Buy and Costco are offering similar bundles for the same $449 price. But yet again Kohl’s incentive of an additional $135 Kohl’s Cash makes this deal a star buy.
- Fitbit Charge 2 or Fitbit Alta HR + $30 Kohl’s Cash for $99.99 (save $50) – product link
Once again $99.99 is the going rate for these products but Kohl’s $30 Kohl’s Cash makes this another winner.
- Apple Watch Series 3 + $90 Kohl’s Cash for $329 (no direct discount) – product link
The trend here as always is Kohl’s Cash. You get a free $90 to spend at Kohl’s simply by purchasing the Apple Watch Series 3 instead of a rival merchant.
- Google Home + $15 Kohl’s Cash for $79.99 – product link
Kohl’s Cash yet again sets this apart.
- Amazon Echo Dot for $29.99 (save $20) – product link
The Amazon Echo Dot will be offered for this price nearly everywhere. As such the deal is not really the highlight, rather my tip is to pick it up for free with some of the Kohl’s Cash you accrue by purchasing any of the items above.
Kohl’s clearly is one of the best destinations for Black Friday tech sales thanks to Kohl’s Cash, but there’s also one more factor you need to consider: delivery costs. Unlike Best Buy, which is offering free shipping on all items with no minimum spend, Kohl’s requires you to spend $50 for the same benefit. This is also $15 higher than Walmart and while Amazon requires you to be a Prime Member for truly free shipping, you can cancel that at no cost within 30 days after doing all your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.
Of course a $50 minimum is no big deal if you’re purchasing a 4K HDTV, Xbox One S or PS4 but remember to bear this in mind if you’re only making smaller purchases.
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