Are you looking forward to giving or getting tech this holiday season? Well you’re not alone. Plenty of people are looking forward to tech gifts this year and Black Friday/Cyber Monday are full of great deals on tech.
Whether you’re shopping for others or yourself, you can score big discounts online and in stores. With many of these deals you don’t have to fight the crowds and drive around trying to find a parking space in the same zip code as the store, you can score the same deals online.
Today Apple is giving $50 iTunes gift cards with the purchase of its most popular items, including the iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5s and 5c in stores and online. Check the Apple Store website for more details.
Best Buy has Black Friday deals on:
- iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB for $499.99
- iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 64GB for $424.99
- MacBook Air 11.6 in for $854.99
- MacBook Pro 13.3-in for $899.99
- iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop for $899.99
- Acer Chromebook for $149.00
Best Buy also has some MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro computers for $150 off. Also Check out Beats Headphones for $149, $100 off the retail price.
If you’re a Samsung fan, grab the Galaxy S5 for $1, regularly $199, with a two-year contract. The Nest thermostat is on sale for $199, $50 off the retail price. See, Galaxy S5 – Is Samsung’s Latest the Best Phone for You? and Nest – The First Thermostat You’ll Actually Love for my full reviews.
Target is giving $140 Target gift cards with the purchase of any iPad Air 2. You can also get a $100 gift card with the purchase of the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and original iPad Air from Target.
Looking to get an inexpensive TV streaming stick? Check out the Chromecast at Target for $25, $10 off the retail price.
Amazon’s Fire TV is going on sale Cyber Monday afternoon in a Lightning Deal for $69. Keep checking the Fire TV page to grab that deal.
See, Amazon Fire TV Review — What Makes It Radically Different? for my full review of the Fire TV.
Amazon is offering Black Friday discounts on its Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets:
These prices are good through November 29.
Get $130 of Android apps free from the Amazon Appstore today.
Look for Cyber Monday and Lightning Deals on Amazon as well.
Also check out the Samsung UN40EH5000 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz 40″ LED TV for $327.99, marked down from $499.00.
Get deals on your tech at Google Play during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Choose from smartwatches, tablets, Chromecast, Nest Thermostat and more.
Check out eBay’s Daily Deals page to see the best deals on tech and other non-tech items. But why would you want to buy non-tech items?
WeMontage is offering 15% off its photo collage removable wallpaper on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Use the code gobble14 to get your discount. I bought one of these for my husband last year and we still smile every time we see our collage on the wall.
Check out my full review of WeMontage: WeMontage – This Tech Has You Covered!
Save money on shipping charges by buying from merchants who offer free shipping. Rather Be Shopping has compiled a list of websites offering free shipping on all items this holiday season: 45+ Retailers Offering FREE Shipping on Holiday Shopping (With NO Minimum).
Wondering what tech others are getting on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? This infographic from Verizon shows shopping and tech trends this year:
What Not to Buy
If you see a deal on a no-name Android tablet that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t even think about getting an Android tablet if you don’t know the name of the manufacturer and the price is less than $100. Cheap Android tablets could be riddled with malware and security vulnerabilities.
Blue Box Labs tested Android tablets for security issues and found that inexpensive tablets are no bargain. Get one of these tablets and you run the risk of having your data hijacked. See, Santa or the Grinch: Android Tablet Analysis for the 2014 Holiday Season for more details.
Are you buying tech gifts this year? Will you be getting tech gifts for yourself this season? Will you be seeking out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on tech? Let us know in the Comments section below!
*Infographic courtesy of Verizon