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If you're looking for big savings on name-brand clothing, accessories, kitchen appliances, and home goods, then Macy's 2018 Black Friday sale is probably on your radar.
We've rounded up the best deals from the store's 40-page ad scan to help you strategize your Black Friday plan of attack.
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Macy's 2018 Black Friday Door Busters
FREE After Rebate Macy's Doorbusters
When it comes to Black Friday doorbusters, Macy's covers a wide variety of categories and is known for pushing its fair share of rebate deals.
For 2018, Macy's is taking things to the next level and giving other retailers some serious competition. The store is offering in-store shoppers the following 12 doorbusters FREE after mail-in rebates:
- 1.5 qt. Bella slow cooker | Reg. Price: $19.99
- Lauren Ralph Lauren logo pillow | Reg. Price: $20
- Select Longchamp or Martha Stewart Essentials glassware sets | Reg. Price: $30
- Mohawk bath rug | Reg. Price: $40
- Select tote bags | Reg. Price: $35
- Select fashion watches for him or her | Reg. Price: $40
- Young men's graphic tees | Reg. Price: $20-$26
- Mickey or Minnie 16" plush | Reg. Price: $30
- Thermal henley | Reg. Price: $30
- Gold Toe Slippers | Reg. Price: $38
- Cultured freshwater pearl studs | Reg. Price: $30
- 3.3 oz. Giorgio Glam Eau de Parfum spray | Reg. Price: $20
Obviously, the 12 free doorbusters are competitively priced. If any of those items are on your holiday shopping list, Macy's is the best place to get them.
Keep in mind, however, each doorbuster is limited to one per household, and the rebates are only available until 1 PM.
Savings Passes & Bonus Buys
Continue to save big with the following Black Friday offers:
- $10 off $25 Savings Pass (not valid on doorbusters)
- $20 off $50 Savings Pass (not valid on doorbusters)
- Bonus Buy: $29.99 1/10 ct. t.w. diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more while supplies last (a $200 value)
Kohl's and JCPenney will have $20 1/10 ct. t.w. diamond jewelry with no purchase required, so you may want to skip the bonus buy from Macy's and purchase your sparklers elsewhere.
- KitchenAid 4.5-qt. stand mixers | Sale Price: $189.99, Reg. Price: $324.99
- KitchenAid 5-qt. artisan stand mixers | Sale Price: $279.99, Reg. Price: $474.99
- Corningware 10-piece bakeware set | Sale Price: $17.99 after $10 mail-in rebate, Reg. Price: $79.99
- Bella waffle maker, Black & Decker 10-speed blender, Bella 5-qt. programmable slow cooker, and other small kitchen appliances | Sale Price: $7.99 after $12 mail-in rebate, Reg. Price: $29.99-$59.99
- Pyrex 22-piece food storage container set for $17.99 after $10 rebate | Sale Price: $17.99 after $10 mail-in rebate, Reg. Price: $79.99
- Bella 2.6-qt. air fryer or 6-qt. pressure cooker | Sale Price: $39.99, Reg. Price: $99.99-$119.99
- 950-thread count queen or king sheet sets | Sale Price: $29.99, Reg. Price: $170-$190
- Down alternative comforter, any size | Sale Price: $19.99, Reg. Price: $60-$80
When it comes to the KitchenAid 5-qt. artisan stand mixer, Target has the Black Friday price to beat at just $219.99.
But if you're looking for a smaller model, you could save some cash by going with Macy's $189.99 4.5-qt. mixer instead. And the Corningware and Pyrex sets are priced right if you take advantage of their mail-in rebates.
Clothing & Accessories
- Select Charter Club cashmere sweaters | Sale Price: $39.99, Reg. Price: $139.99-$159.99
- $19.99 jackets
- $19.99 boots for her and shoes for men
- 60% off select kids’ and baby styles
- $19.99 and under pajamas for the family
Tech & Toys
- Apple Watch Series 3 | Sale Price: $199-$329, Reg. Price: $279-$409
- Pop Solo Karaoke Microphone | Sale Price: $17.99, Reg. Price: $50
- iTouch smart watches & iFitness trackers | Sale Price: $29.99 and up, Reg. Price: $65-$95
- 50% off FAO Schwarz toys
So far, our forum users are most excited about the store's upcoming price break on the Apple Watch Series 3. At $80 off, you're getting a decent deal (although we did see select models sell for only $229 at Macy's back in August.)
- $10 beauty products from brands like Benefit, Urban Decay, Estée Lauder, TONYMOLY, and more
- $15 and under: Doorbuster sets from Clinique, Lancome, Tarte, and Urban Decay
- $20 and under: Doorbuster sets from Lancome, Tarte, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, and Philosophy
- $25 fragrance sets
- FREE Macy’s x Clinique Black Friday Survival Kit with any beauty purchase of $75 or more after 1 PM
These beauty sets are typically similar to Black Friday deals from ULTA and Sephora, but they always ship free at Macy's. If you're looking to load up on beauty products for Black Friday 2018, Macy's is a great place to do so.
When Was the 2018 Macy's Black Friday Ad Scan Released?
- November 5th, 2018
Macy's unveiled its 40-page Black Friday ad earlier than usual on November 5th — not far behind Kohl's, Target, and JCPenney.
What Time Does Macy's Open on Black Friday and Thanksgiving 2018?
- Doors will open on Thursday, November 22nd at 5 PM with doorbusters available while supplies last until 2 AM
- Doorbuster deals will resume from 6 AM until 1 PM on Black Friday and from 8 AM until 1 PM on Saturday, November 24th
The store will open at 5 PM on Thanksgiving Day 2018 and will remain open until 2 AM the following morning, but you'll want to get to the store as early as possible if you're hoping to snag this year's doorbusters.
Macy's will then re-open its doors at 6 AM on Black Friday. Hours may vary based on location, so be sure to check your local store's schedule.
When Does the Macy's 2018 Sale Begin Online?
- Select deals will be available online starting Wednesday, November 21st
- Customers can shop all Black Friday deals starting Thursday, November 22nd
No interest in dealing with the holiday crowds? Stay at home and shop Macy's Black Friday deals online or via the store's mobile app starting as early as Wednesday, November 21st.
That said, you may want to hold off until Thursday before placing your order. The store will offer free shipping on orders of $49 or more from November 22nd through November 24th.
When is The Best Time to Shop Macy's 2018 Black Friday Sale?
- As early as possible on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
If you're hoping to take advantage of Macy's 2018 Black Friday doorbusters, you'll need to be at your local store right at 5 PM when doors open on Thanksgiving Day.
Otherwise, you can shop the store's deals in-store or online first thing Thursday through Saturday (but remember that doorbusters are only available until 1 PM each day.)
More Ways to Save at Macy's During Black Friday 2018
There are plenty of other ways to save money at Macy's beyond just shopping the store's advertised Black Friday deals.
- Look for an applicable Savings Pass. Macy's Black Friday ad features two coupons: one for $10 off a $25 purchase and another for $20 off a $50 purchase. Both can be used on select sale and clearance clothing and home items in-store and online, although neither one can be used on doorbusters. Shopping online? Enter code BLKFRI25 or BLKFRI50 at checkout.
- Download the app. If you don't already have the Macy's mobile app, you may want to wait until Black Friday to download it. Customers get 25% off their first in-app order.
- Enroll in Star Rewards. Macy's loyalty program lets you earn discounts toward future purchases based on how much you spend. The store's cardholders are automatically enrolled in Star Rewards as Silver-tier members, but you don't need a Macy's credit card to join the club. Anyone can enroll online, in-store, or over the phone and become a Bronze member of Star Rewards for free.
- Pick up your items in-store. Spending less than $49? Skip the shipping charge by selecting free in-store pickup at checkout. Last year, shoppers also received a Savings Pass worth 15% to 20% off their next in-store purchase when they elected to ship their online Macy's order to their local stores instead. Be on the lookout for a similar promotion this year.
- Buy a beauty item. Another way to get your order shipped free is to add a beauty item to your cart. All beauty orders ship free of charge.
- Join the Plenti Rewards program. This free program allows you to earn points on purchases from Macy's and other Plenti retailers (including AT&T, Exxon, and Hulu). These points can then be redeemed for rewards at any of Plenti's retail partners.
Why Choose Slickdeals This Black Friday?
Everybody will have the 2018 Macy's Black Friday ad scan when it comes out, but what makes the Slickdeals experience different is our interactive features. We turn every deal of every ad scan into a deal thread that our community can comment and vote on, making it easier for you to decipher between great and not-so-great Black Friday deals.
You can browse through an entire ad scan, or only view the top-rated deals for a particular store. As we get closer to Black Friday, you'll be able to visit our Editor's Guide and see all the top-voted Black Friday deals this year, as well as the best deals by category.
Keep an eye out for Black Friday news on our blog where we will be reviewing some of the most popular ad scans for 2018. You can also download the Slickdeals app to get push notifications when your favorite stores release their Black Friday ads.
Are you excited for the upcoming Macy's Black Friday sale? Which items are you hoping to snag this year? Sound off in the comments!
Images courtesy of Macy's.
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