Online shopping set a Black Friday record as consumers stayed home.

This year’s Black Friday looked nothing like a usual one. Crowds at suburban malls and city shopping districts were comparatively sparse. With the coronavirus touching virtually every corner of the United States, social distancing, restrictions on business activity and health concerns kept many people home.

They shopped online, however.

According to Adobe Analytics, which scans 80 percent of online transactions across the top 100 U.S. web retailers, consumers spent $9 billion on Friday. That’s a 21.6 percent increase over Black Friday in 2019 and the second-biggest number for online retailers Adobe has ever tracked. In the four days from Thanksgiving through Sunday, consumers spent $23.5 billion online, a 23 percent increase over last year, according to Adobe.

Another research firm, Facteus, which monitors millions of debit and credit card payments made in the United States, found that department stores’ in-person sales fell significantly on Friday, but that their online sales

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Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Lowe’s and Home Depot Deals 2020

The LG WM3900H, our pick for best washing machine.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

Both Lowe’s and The Home Depot carry many of Wirecutter’s recommended home improvement tools, along with a good number of our smart-home picks, too. Lowe’s and The Home Depot began releasing their respective Black Friday deals at the beginning of November, and both retailers plan to extend their discounts through December 2. Whether you’re looking to replace your ceiling fan or to turn your house into a smart home, one of these retailers should be able to help you do it for less.

LG WT7300C Washing Machine (White) (Home Depot)
Deal price: $700; street price: $900
Read our review of the best washing machines (and their matching dryers).

LG WT7300C Washing Machine (White) (Lowe’s)
Deal price: $700; street price: $900
Read our review of the best washing machines (and their matching dryers).

Our top-performing top-loading washing machine pick, the LG WT7300C, is down to $700. Although they

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82 Best Black Friday Furniture Deals 2020: Kitchen, Appliances, Bedding & More

That’s right, we’re deep into Cyber Weekend now and you’ve still got time to shop the best Black Friday furniture deals of 2020. While much about this holiday season has felt totally unfamiliar, retailers large and small have ensured that the deep discounts of years past won’t be slowing down. Wherever you find yourself shopping this year—be it from your own couch or that of a relative—we’ve rounded up all the furniture and decor deals you need to make your home a sanctuary for the upcoming months. Noguchi coffee table on sale? Check. Boutique bedding discounts? You bet. We even found Faye Toogood’s Roly Poly chair, at 25% off! 

From high-tech televisions and handy appliances to high-end cookware and stylish lighting options, there are Black Friday deals on pretty much everything for the (well-appointed) home. Time to finally invest in a new vacuum? We’ve rounded up a few standout models

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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones.

Shoppers pass an Indigo Friday 40% Off sign Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Shoppers pass an Indigo Friday 40% Off sign Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, on Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion set in 2019.

Shoppers cast their shadows Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, as they walk Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district while a young kid runs by. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Shoppers cast their shadows Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, as they walk Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping district while a young kid runs by. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Meanwhile, traffic to physical stores plummeted as retailers tried to prevent crowds by cutting their hours and limiting doorbuster deals. U.S. store visits dropped by 52% on Black Friday, according to Sensormatic Solutions, a

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19 Black Friday Furniture Sales To Shop Before They’re Over

Black Friday weekend is here and, with it, an opportunity to save big on new furniture. Whether you’re looking to give your bedroom a refresh or want to invest in an ergonomic chair for your home office, there are some amazing Black Friday furniture deals to be had this weekend. In terms of how much you can save, we’re seeing deals of up to 50% off sitewide, and some retailers are offering special promos for additional savings, including limited time flash sales.

Tip: Bookmark this page for easy access to the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday furniture sales. We’ll be updating it frequently with the latest deals and info from more retailers.

For discounts on everything from velvet sofas to snazzy bar carts to dining room tables that can double as workspace for the entire family, we’ve sussed

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Now Is Your Chance to Buy a Tiny Home Thanks to Amazon’s Black Friday Sale

You already know you can buy pretty much anything you want on Amazon, and you definitely know you can buy it for less during its Black Friday sale extravaganza. But did you know that some of its biggest savings are on the tiniest homes?

a large lawn in front of a house: Amazon

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During Black Friday weekend, you can save $2,290, or nearly 20 percent, on the Claudia Cabin Kit from Allwood. The tiny home kit comes with everything you need to build a 209 square-foot cabin, including Nordic spruce floor and roof construction materials, pre-finished doors and windows, and all required the nails, screws, and handles, plus a door lock for safety.

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Buy It! Allwood Claudia 209 Square Foot Cabin Kit Garden House, $9,700 (orig. $11,990);

Uses for a tiny house are practically endless, especially now that most of us are home more than ever before. It

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Home Depot Black Friday 2020 deals: Save on appliances and tools

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  • The Home Depot’s Black Friday sale features discounts up to 50% off major appliances and home improvement tools, as well as additional savings up to $700 now through December 2.
  • You’ll also get free delivery on purchases of $396 or more.
  • The best deals include $100 off a heated bidet seat, $130 off a Ring doorbell and security camera bundle, $150 off a Dyson vacuum, $70 off a Honeywell thermostat, and $211 off a GE dishwasher.
  • Still, Home Depot’s deals are comparable or equivalent to other retailers at the moment, and it’s also worth keeping track of the best Black Friday 2020 deals available online at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Wayfair, and more.

Appliances, furniture, and home-improvement items don’t usually come cheap, but like many other online retailers, The Home Depot has

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SkinStore Is Having A Black Friday Sale, So Make Room In Your Bathroom Cabinet

You can’t put a price on amazing skin and hair, but with savings of up to 75% off — you can certainly try.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Ok, people, get ready to snag rave-worthy beauty products from the SkinStore Black Friday sale — we’re talking savings of 25%, 50%, even 75% on splurge-worthy serums and old faithful essentials.


Plus, you can snag an *extra* 11% in savings by entering promo code BUZZFEED11 at checkout. You are so welcome.

Here are just a few of the holy grail items we plan on adding to cart:


A beautyblender for your most flawless

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25 Best Amazon Home Deals During Black Friday 2020

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From coffee machines to bedding to air purifiers, Amazon has so many home deals to choose from, you’ll likely have no trouble finding everything on your wishlist at better-than-ever prices right now. Some items are as much as 75 percent off, like this Staub dutch oven that recently zoomed to the top of Amazon’s best-sellers charts.

Buy It! Staub Cast Iron Round Cocotte, 4 Qt, $99.95 (orig. $407);

One of our top recommendations? Vacuums. Brands like Bissell, Roomba, Dyson, Black+Decker, and Shark are all offering some of their best models for impressive prices. In fact, this highly rated Roomba that features a high-efficiency filter and tangle-resistant brush is at its lowest price ever right now.

Buy It! iRobot Roomba E5 Robot Vacuum, $249 (orig. $379.99);


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Black Friday 2020 Sam’s Club Deals for Electronics, Appliances, Furniture, Toys

Black Friday is a prime period for the Christmas shopping season. Here we look at some Black Friday deals available at Sam’s Club, including electronics from Bose and Fitbit as well as chocolate gift sets from Godiva and Ghirardelli.


Save $100 on the Bose Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones, available for $169.98 (reduced from $269.98). The offer ends on December 1.

Save $50 on the Nextbase 222G Dash Camera, priced at $79.98 (reduced from $129.98). The offer ends on November 29.

Save $50 on the Fitbit Charge 4 Advanced Fitness Tracker + GPS (small and large bands included), available for $89.98 (reduced from $139.88). The offer ends on November 29.

Save $50 on the Monster Rockin’ Roller 270 Bluetooth Speaker, priced at $99.88 (reduced from $149.98). The offer ends on November 29.

Appliances and kitchenware

Bag an iRobot Roomba e5 (5134) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum for $229.98 (reduced from $279.98).

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