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Black Friday: best steals and deals

Every year, Black Friday is famous for not only marking the end of filling Thanksgiving meals, pumpkin pie and the notorious, political family discussions, but also for jump-starting preparation for the holidays through multiple bargains, discounts and promotions. For all of you early birds rushing to the nearest shopping centers to find holiday gifts, keep in mind these notable deals as you peruse the racks and shelves of stores.


For all the beauty enthusiasts lurking around for the latest deals on make-up, hair and skin care products, Sephora has the entire community covered with the year’s best bargains. Starting Nov. 15, Sephora is debuting its biggest deal of the year with multiple beauty products just $15 and under. Some must-haves for the year include the limited edition Bite Beauty agave lip care set at only $12, the Sephora Collection Enchanted Sky eyeshadow palette for $10 and the limited edition Moroccan Oil Treatment Ornament at $15.


One of the busiest hot spots on Black Friday boasts deals ranging from electronics to furniture. Among these deals includes doorbusters on the Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, Google Home Mini and smart TVs. To top it off, Target is offering free gift cards with certain doorbuster purchases for lucky shoppers who snag their deals in time.


With 10 unique ways to score big on Black Friday and beyond, be sure to keep your eye out for impressive deals and start shopping early at your local Kohl’s. For every $50 spent during Thanksgiving week, customers receive $15 of Kohl’s Cash redeemable from Nov. 24 to Dec. 5 for a discount on holiday shopping. Customers shopping during that same week will receive an extra 15 percent off of their purchase. So for all students scouring stores for the most popular trends at the best prices, start looking for the best deals now!


Often regarded as the prime spot for Black Friday shopping, Macy’s offers a range of deals across various departments, including designer coats and shoes, kitchen appliances such as coffee makers and smoothie blenders, and electronics such as the Apple Watch, all at low, never-seen-before prices. This is the third year where Macy’s has opened during Thanksgiving, opening stores as early as 5 p.m. and closing at 2 a.m. the morning of Black Friday.