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34+ Anti-Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Buy Elsewhere

By Wirecutter Staff
Published November 25, 2022
34+ Anti-Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Buy Elsewhere
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Amazon is by far America’s biggest online shopping destination. But if you want to avoid it, you can still score plenty of great Black Friday deals. Here are the best offers we’re seeing on Wirecutter picks from Costco, Target, Walmart, and many more retailers. Also check out the Wirecutter Deals page, which always has the latest list of discounts on Wirecutter picks that meet our rigorous testing and pricing standards.

NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Personal Blender
Photo: Rozette Rago

What we like: Our top pick for the best personal blender. Powerful motor. Blended everything we threw at it without straining. Easy to use and clean. Affordable. Small countertop footprint.

Other things to know: One-year warranty. Wide range of color options. Matches lowest price we've seen this year. Use code ENJOY15 plus clip coupon in cart for extra 10% off.

Read our review of the best personal blender.

Aura Mason Digital Photo Frame

Aura Mason Digital Photo Frame — Top Pick
Aura deal price: $170; street price: $200

What we like: Our top pick for the best digital photo frame. Vivid 1600×1200, 9-inch screen. Nice picture frame aesthetic. Wide range of good-looking display options. Easy to set up and give as a gift.

Other things to know: Maintains consistent audio level when playing videos. Web-based compatible services limited to Google Photos or Dropbox. Can remotely upload photos via the app or online via the website.

Read our review of the best digital photo frame.

Brooklinen Pure Wool Throw Blanket greige

Brooklinen Pure Wool Throw Blanket — Our Pick
Brooklinen deal price: $180; street price: $239

What we like: Handsome, extra-toasty wool throw blanket. Thick but softer than any other 100% wool blanket we’ve tried in our four years of testing. Looks rustic but polished.

Other things to know: Made from animal fibers. Dry-clean-only. May not be the best choice for families with kids. Softer than other wool blankets, but still slightly scratchy.

Read our review of the best throw blankets.

The Onsen Bath Towel in yellow

The Onsen Towel Bath Bundle — Also Great
Huckberry deal price: $105; street price: $150

What we like: Thin and dries quickly. Slightly coarse waffle weave texture. 100% Supima cotton. Multitude of colors. Extremely durable.

Other things to know: Apply code WCBUNDLE at checkout for the deal price. Jewelry clasps might sometimes snag on the lattice weave. Includes 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 face towels.

Read our review of the best bath towel.

the Roborock Q5
Photo: Michael Hession

Roborock Q5 Robot Vacuum — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $300; street price: $430

What we like: Our also-great robot vac excels on low- and medium-pile carpet and hardwood floors. User-friendly app and voice control. Faster clean than competitors. Excellent mapping system.

Other things to know: Our top pick is better for thick rugs. Not as durable or repairable as Roomba models. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Siri compatible.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Eufy Robovac Max 11s Robot Vacuum
Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: A more powerful variant of our budget robot vacuum pick. Strikes a nice balance between price and quality. Stronger suction than in 11S base model. Slim profile. Great in small spaces.

Other things to know: Good for folks who want to take robot vacuums for a spin without breaking the bank. Performs best on bare floors and short-pile rugs. Use code BF11S120. Available in black.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

The Hanna Andersson Adult Long John Top in green stripes
Photo: Hanna Anderson

Hanna Andersson Adult Long John Top in Organic Cotton — Top Pick
Hanna Andersson deal price: $23; street price: $33

What we like: Colorful and comfortable. Mix-and-match. Body-hugging design. Thick, warm fabric. Generous sizing. Options for the whole family.

Other things to know: New low. Available in select colors and patterns. Free shipping. Fjord/Out of the Blue pattern is more deeply discounted at $18; all others $23. Matching pants also on sale.

Read our review of the best pajamas.

Photo: Adam Reeve

Hanna Andersson Adult Long John Pant in Organic Cotton — Our Pick
Hanna Andersson deal price: $23; street price: $33

What we like: Colorful and comfortable pajama pants. Wide range of prints and sizes from XS to XXL. Thick, warm fabric. Body-hugging design. Matching options for families.

Other things to know: New low. Available in select colors and patterns. Free shipping. Matching tops also on sale.

Read our review of the best pajamas.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds
Photo: Rozette Rago

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds — Former Pick
Walmart deal price: $150; street price: $185

What we like: A former runner-up pick. Pairs quickly and easily with Apple devices. Offers Siri voice activation. Sounds great. Long battery life.

Other things to know: No hear-through mode (but earpieces can be worn individually for situational awareness). Water resistant, but no official IP rating.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

The Samsung S95B sitting on a tv stand
Photo: Lee Neikirk

What we like: Our new top pick for the best OLED TV. Brightest, most color-rich, and most room-flexible OLED TV we’ve ever tested.

Other things to know: Doesn’t support Dolby Vision HDR. Only 55- and 65-inch screen sizes. New low price for the 65-inch size from Woot with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. $1,800 for Costco members who want five years of total coverage.

Read our review of the best OLED TV.

Photo: Samsung

What we like: LCD TV that mounts perfectly flush against the wall like framed artwork. Smart screensaver can display photos or art when TV is not in use. Bezel is customizable to match room decor.

Other things to know: Good image quality but not equal to that of the company’s best 4K and 8K sets. Matches low price for the 2022 model in the 55-inch size.

Read our review of the best TVs that think outside the box.

Photo: Lego

What we like: Great for kids who prefer Lego sets without instructions. Builds 10 animals, and kids can get creative with open-ended play. Has a wide variety of brick colors and includes small, unusual pieces.

Other things to know: Includes 1,500 Lego bricks. Variant of our Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box pick. Select store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best Lego sets for kids.

A MacBook Air sits on a white desk.
Photo: Andrew Cunningham

What we like: Our top-pick MacBook. Enough speed, memory, and storage for most day-to-day computer tasks. Battery life a little over 14 hours. Lightweight. Solid construction. Comfortable keyboard. Industry-leading support.

Other things to know: Specs include Apple M1 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3-inch Retina display, one 3.5 mm jack, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Read our review of the best MacBooks.

An Apple 4k TV.
Photo: Apple

What we like: Good media-streaming option for cord-cutters in the Apple ecosystem. Simple interface. Supports almost every streaming service. Powerful enough for Apple Arcade.

Other things to know: Still pricey if you’re using it only for streaming, not gaming. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

front of Google Pixel 7
Photo: Ryan Whitwam

Google Pixel 7 (Unlocked, 128 GB) — Top Pick
Google deal price: $500; street price: $600

What we like:  Best Android smartphone camera we’ve ever tested. Excellent build quality and more affordable than comparable models. Guaranteed security updates through fall 2027.

Other things to know: Not many negatives, but no optical-zoom camera and fast-charging speeds are underwhelming.

Read our review of the best Android phones.

The Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier
Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: Humidifies quickly and quietly. Easy to clean. Achieves a target humidity level and maintains it on an auto setting. Large, 1.5-gallon tank lasts all day or night. Warm-mist option. Smart-home features include cleaning reminders, scheduling options, and voice commands.

Other things to know: Compatible with Alexa and Google Home. May leave fine mineral dust, but it’s harmless and easy to clean. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best humidifier.

Baggu Duck Bag in grid print
Photo: Sarah Konos

Baggu Duck Bag (2 Bags) — Our Pick
Baggu deal price: $54; street price: $68

What we like: Our favorite cute and comfy canvas tote. Carry cross-body, over-the-shoulder, or briefcase-style. Roomy enough for a yoga mat. Machine-washable.

Other things to know: 20% off reflected in-cart; add two bags for free shipping. Comes in 12+ colors and patterns; a few are pricier. Warrantied for 1 year.

Read our review of the best 6 best tote bags to match any style.

Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Legging in olive
Photo: Girlfriend Collective


Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Legging — Our Pick

Girlfriend Collective deal price: $54; street price: $85

What we like: Versatile and flattering. Structured fit, a substantial feel, and medium compression. Available in a wide variety of sizes (from XXS to 6XL), three lengths, and six standard colors plus some limited ones.

Other things to know: May feel warm in some scenarios due to the substantial fabric. The waistband itself had less give than waistbands on other pairs. Buy one pair for $54 shipped, or more than one pair for free shipping.

Read our review of the best leggings.

Photo: Nike

Nike Air Force 1 - High (men's) — Our Pick
Nike deal price: $86; street price: $120

What we like: A streetwear and sneakerhead staple. Super comfortable.

Other things to know: Style might seem bulky if you prefer slim shoes. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY for deal price. Opt for store pickup, otherwise shipping is an extra $7.

Read our review of the best white sneakers.

Photo: Victrola

What we like: A good option if you want the least expensive all-in-one record player that sounds decent and is fully featured. Requires no setup. Can play audio from Bluetooth sources and stream sound to Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

Other things to know: Tonearm not adjustable. Sound quality a big step down from our pick. Use code TAKE10.

Read our review of the best turntables and record players.

Photo: Stokke


Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair — Upgrade Pick

Nordstrom deal price: $240; street price: $300

What we like: Our upgrade high chair pick. Suitable for 6-month-olds through the end of childhood. Especially suitable for preschoolers. Configurable a dozen ways. Attractive solid wood construction.

Other things to know: Pricey. Removing the safety harness for cleaning requires a screwdriver. Available in a few colors.

Read our review of the best high chairs.

Eero Mesh Kit (3-Pack)
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

What we like: An upgraded and more expensive version of our top pick, the Eero 6. Straightforward mesh networking system that's easy to set up and use.

Other things to know: Not a great option if you like a very particular and customized setup.

Read our review of the best Wi-Fi mesh-networking kits.

A bed and pillow with a set of Cultiver white linen sheets.
Photo: Rozette Rago

What we like: Our top pick for linen sheets. One of the softest sets we tested. Durable. Set includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases.

Other things to know: Down to $308 in the queen size. Matches lowest price we've seen. Discount also applies for all other sizes and available colors.

Read our review of the best linen sheets.

The Beast Blender, our upgrade pick for best personal blender.
Photo: Rozette Rago

Beast Blender — Upgrade Pick
Beast deal price: $132; Crate & Barrel deal price: $132; street price: $165

What we like: Worth the upgrade if you make smoothies daily or want a blender that's a little nicer to use and look at. Quiet yet powerful motor. Streamlined, sculptural design. Made the smoothest purees in our tests.

Other things to know: Works with different jar sizes. Available in carbon black, pebble grey, and cloud white. Includes a 3-year warranty.

Read our review of the best personal blender.

Our pick for best comforter that's fluffy, lightweight and usually in stock, the Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter.
Photo: Brooklinen

What we like: Fluffy, lightweight, and very warm. Doesn't slide off the bed and is easy to wash. Keeps its loft, even after being in storage. Comes with a 1-year return policy and a 2-year warranty.

Other things to know: 700 fill power, duck down. Baffle box construction. Sale price is for the Full/Queen size, but all sizes are on sale.

Read our review of the best comforters.

The Thermapen One
Photo: Michael Sullivan

What we like: The fastest and most accurate instant-read thermometer we tested. Rotating screen with a bright backlight. Offers a huge temperature range and serious waterproofing.

Other things to know: Expensive and only really necessary for cooking projects that demand instant, to-the-degree accuracy. Deal price includes $5 shipping.

Read our review of the best meat thermometers.

The box for the Lego Star Wars advent calendar.
Photo: Lego

Lego Star Wars Advent 2022 Calendar — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $36; street price: $45

What we like: Fun for kids (and grown-up Lego fans). Good alternative to sweets. Menagerie of mini-figures makes a festive holiday display when finished.

Other things to know: Save instructions for easier rebuilding. Includes Clone Trooper Commander, Battle Droid, C-3PO (Holiday), Darth Vader (Holiday), Snowtrooper, Luke Skywalker, Gonk Droid, and R2-D2 (Holiday) figures.

Read our review of our favorite advent calendars.

A person wearing a Crossback Apron preparing sliced apples
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

What we like: A crowd-favorite among testers in our kitchen apron guide. Comfortable. Sturdy. Gender neutral. Highly adjustable. Large pockets perfect for storing tools while you're bouncing around the kitchen.

Other things to know: First deal we've seen in a year. Price includes shipping. Available in a variety of other colors and prints.

Read our review of our favorite kitchen aprons.

A person wears a silver Mejuri Curb Chain necklace.
Photo: Mejuri

What we like: Subtle statement piece that lies flat over or under a T-shirt. Classic curb-chain design. 22-inch length dips below a collar without dangling too low.

Other things to know: Available in sterling silver, titanium, and black titanium. Sterling silver is down to $158 in-cart. Titanium finishes are down to $200 in-cart.

The six items included in Fly By Jing's Lucky 88 box.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

Fly By Jing Lucky 88 Spice Lovers Set — Staff Favorite
Fly By Jing deal price: $55; street price: $110

What we love: Rich collection of flavorful Far Eastern sauces and spices: Umami-forward sauces and toppings, like Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce, Mala Spice Mix, 3-Year Aged Doubanjiang, Tribute Pepper, Erjingtiao Chili, and fragrant Sichuan peppercorns.

Other things to know: Also includes digital Chengdu Guide and Recipe book, as well as Taste Different Magazine Vol. 1.

Read our review of the best gift baskets.

A Schoolhouse utility stool.
Photo: Schoolhouse

What we like: Square seat with a powder-coated shining. Flat top so it can act as a table. Pricey, but versatile and something you'll have for life. Editor Katie Okamoto sits on it to play guitar or mix things up when taking video calls.

Other things to know: Available in 5 colors. Use code GETFESTIVE to get free shipping.

Read our ode to stools.

Three different colored pairs of HAY Candles, one of our favorite tapered candles.
Photo: HAY

What we like: Untraditional shapes—spirals, twists—feel cool and unfussy. (Some tapers are overly formal.) Luxe high-gloss finish. Makes a great housewarming or hostess gift.

Other things to know: Comes in a handful of cheeky color combos. Ours burned 6½ hours.

Read our review of our favorite tapered candles.

Leesa Hybrid mattress in a bedroom
Photo: Sarah Kobos

What we like: This longtime pick's hybrid tech combines the best components of memory foam and spring mattresses. 100-day trial period; 10-year warranty.

Other things to know: 11-inch mattress. Over 1,000 springs and four layers of CertiPUR-US-certified memory foam. Use code WIRECUTTER to get the deal price, includes two (untested) down-alternative pillows free. Code also works for the King size, dropping the price of that model to $1200.

Read our review of the best memory foam mattresses you can buy online.

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