Save on electronics, travel essentials, and more.

By Kendall Cornish
November 29, 2019
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The online retail giant — home of the ever-popular Amazon Echo devices, Kindle e-readers, Fire Stick, and Prime membership — is in full swing with Black Friday deals. And while more and more keep popping up, their time on the site is still limited, so we're here to help narrow down your options so you can make the most of this hectic sales day.

Everything from Alexa gadgets to electronics to travel essentials are marked down up to 70 percent, meaning it’s time to get a head start on all of your holiday shopping and gifting needs.

While you’re preparing to shop these Black Friday deals, we know you might still have some questions about what to know about this year's Amazon Black Friday event and how best to navigate this money-saving shopping extravaganza. So we’ve explained it all for you in our nifty guide, below. Plus, we’re sharing some of our favorite product markdowns as well.

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2019: What to Know

Amazon Black Friday begins Nov. 29 on with sizable discounts in a range of departments, including electronics, luggage and travel, books, home, clothing, shoes, and more. And you won't have to be a Prime member to get free shipping. All shoppers will likely receive free standard shipping on over 100 million eligible items with no $25 minimum, so don’t be afraid to go bananas (no judgments here).

We're already seeing hundreds of deals of major tech items, such as the 3rd Generation Echo Dot for $25, the Fire TV Stick 4K for $35, and the Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa for $30. In addition, travel essentials like these Sony Noise-cancelling Headphones for $279 ($72 off) and 35% off this MacBook Pro are on major sale as well.

What Are the Best Amazon Black Friday Deals?

If you're in the market for an Amazon device (such as their super-popular Amazon Echo and Fire TV sticks), then you're in luck. A page full of sales and special offers on Echo and Alexa devices is currently live on their site. The sales are frequently updated, so check back often to see what's new.

You can also already save on items like the Amazon Echo Show 5 and Beats headphones. Shop a few more of the best holiday deals we’ve seen so far from the retail giant below.

Do I Need to be an Amazon Prime Member to Shop Black Friday Deals?

No, but Prime members get bonus perks that are well worth the subscription. Last year, Amazon treated Prime members to early access to exclusive deals when they shopping using Amazon’s Alexa. And this year, Prime members are expected to get free same-day delivery on more than three million items.

Other Prime perks include free two-day shipping on more than 100 million eligible items all year long and one hour grocery delivery and pickup. Not sure if you can commit to a membership program? No biggie; you can sign up for a free 30-day Prime Membership trial.