The JCPenney Black Friday ad is here! If you are in the market for things like jewelry, clothing, kitchenware, and bedding, this ad should be right up your alley.
Of course, a 72-page ad is bound to have some not-so-hot deals included. Read on and we'll tell you all about the deals you should be checking out...and the "deals" you should run from.
Hottest JCPenney Black Friday Deals
If you are planning on shopping JCPenney's Black Friday sale, get in line early on Thanksgiving. Official store hours have not yet been announced, but we do know that JCPenney is following its tradition of passing out coupons to people waiting in line. Of course, these coupons are first-come-first-served and are only valid in-store. You could get a $10 off $100 coupon, a $100 off $100 coupon, or even a $500 off $500 coupon. If you manage to snag a coupon, you will get at least $10 off. Stacking coupons on top of deals is always good. Stacking coupons on top of Black Friday deals is even better.
Small Kitchen Appliances - From $7.99
The typical price for small countertop appliances on Black Friday is $10, so $7.99 is a steal. You do have to send in a $12 mail-in rebate, but that's also standard when it comes to these deals on Black Friday. If you have your eye on a kitchen countertop appliance deal, be sure to compare it to other department store ads once they have leaked. It's a niche category, but stores do get very competitive over these types of deals. You might find that the specific appliance you are eyeing is even cheaper elsewhere!
This exact same item was listed for $14.99 in the 2016 JCPenney Black Friday ad. The knives have fantastic reviews and have never directly dropped below $14 at Amazon.
Did you compare JCPenney's ad to the Kohl's ad? Did you notice something? If you're looking to get hot deals on electronics, stay away from JCPenney. Kohl's and JCPenney have almost exactly the same tech deals listed in their Black Friday circulars, but JCPenney just can't compete with Kohl's Cash. The Samsung 55" 4K Smart UHDTV doorbuster at JCPenney is the same price at Kohl's, but at Kohl's you get $175 back in rewards. Honestly, nobody shops at JCPenney for tech anyways, but just in case you were considering it.... don't. At least not this Black Friday. Maybe next year JCPenney will have $5 Echo Dots, in which case you should definitely shop there for tech. But I digress.
You should also keep in mind that, similar to basically every store on the planet, JCPenney's Black Friday ad shares deals with previous years' scans. That isn't to say the deals are necessarily bad, but that does make them feel a little...lackluster. I love $3 towels, $20 diamond studs, and $19.99 boots just as much as the next department store shopper, but be aware that those offers have been recycled for years.
JCPenney's official Black Friday 2017 hours have not yet been announced, but doors will definitely open at some point on Thursday where not prohibited by law. In 2016 and 2015 JCPenney's Black Friday sale started at 3 PM on Thanksgiving in-stores. Shoppers could also get in on the sale online. We will update you when hours are officially announced, but when in doubt, check with your local store.
JCPenney's rewards program is really only beneficial if you are planning on spending a lot. You'll get a $10 reward for every $200 you spend. So if you are planning on spending that much, make sure you join for free.
If you do shop at JCPenney frequently, note that in-store through November 25th you'll get a $25 off $25 coupon when you spend $100 on gift cards. The coupon will be redeemable from November 26th through December 24th.
Analysis, Tips, & Tricks
If you're shopping for clothing or home items this Black Friday, make sure you look through this entire ad because there are dozens upon dozens of deals for those categories.
Just a heads up that once again, JCPenney will not be offering Disney snow globes this Black Friday. At this point, after so many years without them, I've personally chalked the snow globes up to something that will never come back... except maybe as a marketing ploy. Nothing gold can stay.
If you don't want to spend $75 to get free shipping, opt for free in-store pickup instead.
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