Black Friday shopping guide for deals on Mac, iPhone and iPad accessories
The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with select stores rolling back prices before the big shopping extravaganza of Black Friday. To help you get the most for your money, we have scoured the websites of the retailers big and small and have listed the sales they have planned on Apple accessories.
We already have a list of Apple hardware that'll be on sale this week and will follow up later this week with software discounts for the iPad, iPhone and Mac. We also will update this list as the week goes on with deals from other manufacturers and retailers like OWC, ZAGG and more.
Best Buy opens it doors at 6 PM on Thanksgiving day (Thursday, November 28). Stores with lines will start handing out tickets up to two hours before the store opens.
- Select Lifeproof cases for the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s: Save $30, prices starting at $49
- Mophie portable power solutions: Save $30, prices starting at $69
- Griffin Survivor Cases for iPad Air and iPad mini: Save $20 with prices starting at $39
- ZAGGkeys Folio for iPad mini: $69 ($30 off)
- Fitbit Force ($129) or Pebble ($149): Get a $20 gift card with purchase
- Jawbone Jambox: $99 ($50 off)
- Rocketfish Stylus: $4.99 ($12 off)
These deals on accessories are available now through staples.com and lasts until Saturday, Nov. 30. These discounts are not available at Staple's retail stores.
- Zagg PROfolio leather cover for iPad: $49 (Save $50)
- All Mophie™ cases and universal chargers: 40% off
- Apple iPad Air Smart Cover: $34 (Save $5)
- All Belkin® iPad® and iPad® mini cases: 25% off
- All Griffin® Survivor for iPad® and iPad® mini cases: 25% off
- All Targus® Safeport for iPad® and iPad® mini cases: 25% off
- Case-Mate cases for iPhone® 4/4S and 5/5S: Up to 30% off
Target opens at 8 PM on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28). These sale prices last while supplies last or until Saturday, November 30. Customers who make a Black Friday purchase worth more than $75 will receive a coupon for 20 percent off the final price of a future shopping trip.
- Beats by Dre Mixr Headphones: $199 ($50 off)
- Beats by Dre Solo Headphones: $119 ($70 off)
- Sony Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: $49 ($99 off)
- Fitbit Flex ($99): $20 gift card with your Fitbit purchase
Walmart opens at 6 PM on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) with two sales events -- one that begins at 6 PM to midnight and another starting at 8 PM to midnight. Wrist bands will be given out in advance for select items. Online sales start on Thanksgiving morning.
- Beats by Dre Solo Headphones:$114.95 ($85 off)
- Belkin iPad® Case: $15
- Otterbox Case (2 pack) for iPhone 5/5s: $25
- Beats™ by Dr. Dre® Pill™ Portable Speaker: $149 ($50 off)
- Monster® Headphones: $79 ($50 off)
RadioShack opens its doors at 8 AM on Friday, November 29. Online sales start a day earlier on Thanksgiving (November 28).
- All Zagg Screen Protectors: 30% off
- All Otterbox Cases:10% off
- Drobo 5N: Price drop on November 27 will bring the cost of the Drobo 5N to $429
Belkin is offering the following discounts between Thursday, Nov. 28 and Monday, Dec. 2:
- Free Exclusive Belkin Cinch Backpack with every purchase over $50
- Buy More/Save More" Take $20 off every $100 you spend on belkin.com * Up to $100 off your total purchase
- Spend $100 or more on Belkin.com and get limited edition diecast car free with purchase ( first $500 purchases only)
- Save up to 85% – take an additional 15% at Belkin's Online Factory Store
Black Friday Weekend
- Save 50% on Belkin Universal Wireless AV Adapter – Promo price $44.99
- Save $70 on ScreenCast AV 4 Wireless AV-to-HDTV Adapter – Promo price 179.99
- Save $40 off Linksys E2500 router – Promo price $49.99
- Save 5% when you buy a Linksys Sam AC Router router + accessory or receive free expedited shipping.
- Free UPS ground shipping on all Linksys orders $50 or more
- Save 30% on everything on Belkin.com * Limited time only 6 am PST- 10 am PST
All deals are available at Speck's website and include free shipping.
- Black Friday: Speck will take 25% off of your order of 5 items or less.
- Small Business Saturday: Buy 1 get $5 off, Buy 2 get $15 and Buy 3 get $25
- Cyber Monday: 25% off of your order (5 items or less)
- 20 Days of Deals: A new deal every day December 1st-20th
OWC is discounting half its store or so it seems for Black Friday. Each order includes free delivery on memory $25 and up and on most orders $49 and up. The company also ships late -- up to 11PM CST, which is great for you last minute shoppers. We listed a handful of the deals below. Head over to OWC for the long, long list of sales items.
- Instant Savings of up to $50 off orders just for using our Amazon Checkout option.
- Used Macs - MacBooks from $249; MacBook Air i7 Thunderbolt from $849, iMac Aluminum 20" to 27" from $469, Mac Pros, & Mac minis)
- Nice Laptop Stands Including over 60% off Made in the USA RoadTools Podium CoolPad - only $7.50
- Apple Genuine, Brand new, MagSafe and MagSafe 2 from just $47.50 - Save over $30
- AC to USB Power Chargers from $2.00, Auto 12V to USB from $5.00 & More Featured USB Power up to 90% Off
- Apple iPad Stands and cases from $0.75! Apple Smart Covers over 50% off from $19.00 & More
- SuperCharged SSDs starting from $49.00, 120GB for $99, 240GB $197, 512GB $295.00
- SuperSavers! Apple Genuine Lightning to USB Cables only $9.50, 30 Pin Dock to USB Cables from $5.50
- Up to 50% off NuGuard KX for Apple iPhone 4/4S from $25.00 + FREE 30 Pin Dock Cable
- Up to 50% off NuGuard KX for Apple iPhone 5/5S from $25.00 + EXTRA $7.50 OFF Apple Lightning Cable - that's $2.00 for Lightning Cable
- 46% off NuGuard KX for Apple iPad Air: $49 + EXTRA $7.50 OFF Apple Lightning Cable - that's $2.00 for Lightning Cable
- 46% off NuGuard KX for Apple iPad mini: $37.50 + EXTRA $7.50 OFF Apple Lightning Cable - that's $2.00 for Lightning Cable
- OWC Premium Mac Memory Kits with 8GB from $70.00 for Apple iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro
- 1.0TB SSD + HD Hybrid 2.5" Toshiba Notebook HDD - Save over 50%! Only $98.50, DIY Kits with Enclosure & Tools from $109.00
- 640GB 7200RPM 2.5" HGST Notebook HDD Super Saver - Only $57.50, DIY Kits with Enclosure & Tools from $67.50
- Desktop 3.5" HDD 7200RPM Savings on select drives 1.0TB and up to 4.0TB, 2.0TB Toshiba only $99.50
For the week of BlackFriday, ThinkGeek s offering 20% off all orders over $40. Use code: BLACKMAGIC. Offer is available now and lasts until 11:59PM ET on 11/30.
Save 30% off at Griffin. Must enter code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout to receive discount.
Note: All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and cannot guarantee availability or quality of any particular product at a specific price.
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