The Top 25 Black Friday Deals This Year
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The Top 25 Black Friday Deals This Year

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The Black Friday Ads for all major retailers are now out. We've combed through them.

This is the first time that we've seen so many great discounts on 4K TVs, so it should be no surprise that a 4K TV takes the top spot as my favorite Black Friday deal of 2015. Some of my favorite deals are back on KitchenAid mixers, cashmere sweaters and a washer and dryer set. There are surprising deals on Xbox One and PS4 bundles, too, and plenty of home goods, Apple products, and even a hoverboard.

Here's the Brad's Deals Top 25 Black Friday Deals of 2015:

#1: 55” LG Smart 4K UHD TV

Price: $698 (was $998)
Where: Walmart
Bonus: 1-Hour Guarantee

After sifting through so many great 4K TV deals available this year, I settled on this 55" LG at Walmart. Not only is the price right, but Walmart is giving it the 1-Hour Guarantee treatment, promising plenty of inventory for shoppers from 6-7pm on Thursday 11/26, and rainchecks if they do run out of stock. This is a very well-priced 4K doorbuster from a good brand, and you actually have a really good chance of getting one.

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#2: KitchenAid Stand Mixers + Kohl’s Cash

Ad Price: from $199 after rebate (was $299.99-$449.99)
Price after 15% off coupon and rebate: from $165.49
Kohl's Cash: $15 per $50 spent
Yes2You Rewards: 1 point per $1 spent, 100 points = $5
Where: Kohl's

Sure, you could get a KitchenAid mixer just about anywhere for $199 on Black Friday, but Kohl's is easily the best place to do it thanks to a perfect storm of offers that leave everyone else in the dust. Here's how the deal works using the 4.5-qt. KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer as an example:

It's $229.99 when you add it to your cart.

Apply a 15% off coupon to take the total down to $195.49.

You'll earn Kohl's Cash on your purchase at the rate of $15 per $50 spent, which works out to $45. (Kohl's cash is their version of a gift card bundle.)

You'll also earn another $5 in Yes2You rewards - 1 point per $1 spent, with 100 points cashing out to $5.

Then stack on the $30 mail-in rebate. Crunch out all of those numbers and you effectively paid $115.49.

You can make the 4.5-qt. Classic deal even better by spending an extra $4.71 on anything at all to get your cart total up to $200, at which point you'll get $60 Kohl's Cash and $10 Yes2You rewards. That reduces your overall cost to an even $100 for both the mixer and whatever you bought to pad your cart.

The math only scales up from there on the popular Artisan and Pro 600 models. (If you're buying in-store instead of online, check your mail for a Kohl's Black Friday flyer with a $10 off coupon which stacks with the 15% discount to save even more.)

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#3: Sony PlayStation 4 Uncharted Bundle + $90 Kohl’s Cash

Price: $299.99 (was $349.99)
Where: Kohl's (in-store only)

It's available in-store only, and you can expect limited quantities and early sellouts. But if you can get one, it's easily the best deal running on the PlayStation 4 Uncharted Bundle. Contrary to what the Kohl's Black Friday ad actually says, this deal should earn $90 Kohl's Cash - Kohl's rounds up whenever you're within $2 of the threshold, and this deal only misses it by a penny. Then you also get $10 in Yes2You rewards. But even at the advertised $75 Kohl's Cash, it still would be the best deal out there.

#4: Beats by Dr. Dre. Powerbeats2 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Price: $99.99 (was $199.99)
Where: Best Buy

The $99.99 price tag at Best Buy is easily the lowest price we've logged on these wireless earbuds in the past year. We occasionally see refurbished models in this price range, but even then they are usually priced a few dollars higher.

#5: Kenmore Washer & Dryer Set

Price: $549.98 for the pair (was $530.99 each)
Where: Sears

Sears has run this Black Friday deal on a Kenmore washer and dryer set for several years now, and it's consistently one of the best major appliance deals out there. A no-frills washer or dryer would normally set you back $500 each on average, but on Black Friday you can buy them bundled together for what works out to just $274.99 each.

#6: 49” Toshiba LED 1080p HDTV

Price: $149.99 (was $429.99)
Where: Best Buy 

What would Black Friday be without a cheap doorbuster TV deal? The 4K revolution is driving down the price of LED, and this 49" Toshiba at Best Buy looks to get the most bang for the buck. The generous screen size and 1080p resolution are unheard of at this price. Even better, it's from a reputable brand that you've actually heard of.

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#7: Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle + Fallout 4 + Extra Controller

Price: $299.99 (valued at $469.99)
Where: Dell 

Dell wins for the best Xbox One bundle this year by throwing in a copy of Fallout 4, one of the season's hottest new games, valued at $60, and an extra controller, valued at $50. Altogether that adds an extra $110 in value to the bundle, considerably more than any other retailer selling the Gears of War bundle this season.

#8: Amazon Fire 7” Tablet 8GB

Price: $34.99 (was $49.99)
Where: Best Buy or Amazon

As far as inexpensive tablets go, this is by far my favorite. Aggressively priced for Black Friday at $34.99, it's only a few dollars more than some other ultra-low price tablets that have turned up in the ads this year. Plus, Amazon's customer support and overall item quality are bound to be worlds better than those other cheap tablets.

#9: iPad mini 4 16GB with Wi-Fi

Price: from $299.99 (was $399.99)
Where: Staples

The iPad mini 4 discounts that have surfaced for Black Friday are some of the first I've ever seen. Staples is advertising the best deal on the 16GB model at $299.99, a rare $100 discount.

#10: 15.6” Asus Laptop 4GB Memory 500GB HD

Price: $139.99 (was $249.99)
Where: Best Buy

This Asus laptop may be low on frills, but if you're just looking for a basic machine that gets the job done, you could certainly do worse.

#11: Apple Watch + $100 Gift Card

Price: from $349
Where: Target

We've yet to see a true discount on an Apple Watch, but bundling it with a $100 Target gift card comes close. It's also one of the only Apple bundles we've seen this year. Pricing starts at $349 and goes up from there.

#12: Canon T5 DSLR 2-Lens Bundle

Price: $399.99 (was $799.99)
Where: Target 

This same Canon T5 bundle sold at Target for $449 last year, so the deal is $50 better this year. The T5 is an 18 megapixel camera with image stabilization and 4x optical zoom, and includes an 18-55mm lens, 75-300mm zoom lens, and camera bag.

#13: Cuddl Duds Down Comforter, all sizes + $15 Kohl’s Cash

Ad Price: $89.99 (was $129.99-$329.99)
Price after 15% off coupon: $76.49
Where: Kohl's

Any down comforter priced below $100 is a good deal, and the fact that the price applies to all sizes here elevates it from a good deal to a great one. The full and queen sizes on this down-filled comforter beat last year's Black Friday prices on the same item.

#14: Food Network 5.5-qt. Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Ad Price: $39.99 (was $99.99)
Price after 15% off coupon: $33.99
Where: Kohl's

You'll see colorful, highly giftable enameled cast-iron Dutch ovens everywhere for $39.99 on Black Friday, but only at Kohl's can you use a 15% off coupon to knock it down to $33.99.

#15: 3-pc Comforter Sets

Price: $19.99 (was $80)
Where: Macy's

These 3-piece bedding sets include a comforter and two pillow shams for queen and king size beds for just $19.99.

#16: NCAA Fleece Hoodies

Price: 2 for $35
Where: Finish Line

This deal from Finish Line's Black Friday ad is not exclusive to Black Friday, and you don't even need to wait for Black Friday to get it. It just goes to show you that great Black Friday deals don't need to be Black Friday deals exclusively.

#17: Crock-Pot Stainless 5-qt. Slow Cooker

Price: $9.72 (was $29.98)
Where: Walmart

I've seen other Black Friday sales advertising a smaller slow cooker for more than this 5-quart Crock-Pot will cost you this Black Friday at Walmart.

#18: Mainstays Essential Bath Towels

Price: $1.60 (was $3.97)
Where: Walmart 

Walmart knocks more than half the cost off of these bath towels, available in a multitude of colors, making them the most affordable option for replacing old towels this Black Friday.

#19: Toastmaster Small Kitchen Appliances

Ad Price: $4.99 after $10 rebate (was $19.99-$29.99)
Price after $10 off $10 coupon: +$5.01 after rebate (yes, you make money on this one!)
Where: Kohl's (in-store only)

Every once in awhile we find a Black Friday deal that actually pays you to take it home. Check your mail for Kohl's Black Friday flyer, then stash the $10 off coupon to use on this in-store only deal. Because this deal requires a mail-in rebate, your total at the register will be $14.99. That coupon takes your total at the register down to $4.99. After you take care of the $10 mail-in rebate, you'll actually be coming out ahead $5.01. Choose from a mini blender5-cup coffeemaker2-slice toastercan openerhand mixer1.5-qt. slow cooker, or mini chopper

#20: Disney 7-pk Fashion Princess Dolls

Price: $39.99 (was $79.99)
Where: Target

Seven Disney princesses, one box, $5.71 per doll. It's pretty tough to beat that.

#21: Fiesta 4-pc. Place Setting with Bonus Fruit Bowl

Price: $21.99 (was $56)
Where: Macy's

Macy's pulls out the lowest price we've seen on Fiesta dinnerware all year, and throws in a bonus fruit bowl. A single Fiesta place setting regularly sells for $56 without the extra bowl, and the lowest price advertised elsewhere for Black Friday is $23.99.

#22: Charter Club Cashmere Sweaters

Price: $39.99 (was $139)
Where: Macy's

These cashmere sweaters from Macy's are one of my favorite deals that I see return every year for Black Friday. They're available in crew neck and v-neck styles in every color of the rainbow, and then some. It's the most affordable cashmere deal we see all year long.

#23: Cuisinart 12-pc Advantage Knife Set

Price: $14.99 (was $50)
Where: JCPenney

These colorful stainless steel knives were a favorite of mine last year as well, when they were priced $3 higher. The colors are meant to help cooks remember which knives go with meats vs. vegetables to prevent cross-contamination.

#24: Hardside Upright 20” Luggage

Price: $24.77 
Where: Walmart

Walmart brings us the lowest price on 20" hardside spinner luggage. It's available in eight different colors and patterns and is suitable for use as carry-on luggage with most airlines.

#25: Sharper Image SOGO Self Balancing Board + $105 Kohl’s Cash + $10 Yes2You Rewards

Price: $369.99 (was $499.99)
Where: Kohl's

Hoverboards are very of-the-moment, and Kohl's turns up with the best deal we've found anywhere on the Sharper Image version. It's excluded from coupons, but Kohl's gave it a substantial discount when it lowered the price from $499.99 to $369.99. Even better, it earns you $105 Kohl's Cash and $15 in Yes2You rewards, so the cost to you actually ends up being $249.99

Let us know what you think.

This piece originally appeared in Brad’s Deals. Read more at Brad’s Deals:

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