• Below are some of the best American Black Friday deals for Canadians looking to score big on the biggest shopping day of the year.
  • This list specifically deals with stores that are within four driving hours of Montreal, but many have locations across the U.S.
  • Especially enticing are the deals at stores that don't have locations in Canada.

We have the U.S. to thank for all our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that have crept into Canada. But why not thank our friends to the south by spending our hard-earned money at some of their stores? Black Friday, November 29, the day after American Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year. And American stores take full advantage of it — which is great for us who live only 90 minutes from the border.

But beware, not all Black Friday sales are created equal. According to The Washington Post, there are certain days when you'll save the biggest. Appliances and sporting goods are best to shop for on November 29, but television prices usually drop even lower on December 2. 

The U.S. sales can be a little intense (we've all seen the videos) but if you can manage the crowds, you may be able to save even bigger and also shop at stores we don't have access to in Montreal. 

With that in mind, we took a look at some of the biggest sales going on in the U.S. over Thanksgiving weekend. All the stores listed below have at least one location that is no more than a four-hour drive from Montreal (most are under two).

Here are 20 Black Friday deals in U.S. stores if you're up for a little road trip over the border. 


Costco 

When: November 28; while supplies last

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

You won't have to drive far over the border to hit a Costco. While the site says deals start on November 28, some amazing sales are already in progress. Save big on everything from electronics to houseware. Just beware of the crowds. Seriously. It's going to be nuts. 

Shop the sales!


Macy's

When: November 27 to November 30 

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Macy's is one of the most popular stores in the U.S. for Black Friday shopping. And it's no wonder, with deals like 50% off designer handbags, and 30% off sunglasses. Some deals are only available in-store.  

Take a sneak peek now!


JCPenney

When: November 29; 2 p.m. Some sales continue through the week starting December 1. 

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

The good news is that this Black Friday favourite is having even bigger sales than usual this year with things like 80% off fine jewelry and 30% off Nike brand. Also if you're one of the first people at the store, they are giving away gift cards of up to $500. 

Take a look at the deals!


Walmart

When:

Online: November 27, 10 p.m. EST

In-store: November 27, 6 p.m. local time

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Walmart has already started dropping deals in most of its categories. But expect even bigger sales on the 27th. You know all those wild news videos we see about crowds unleashing on stores during Black Friday? It happens at places like this. The deals are great, so stand strong. 

Take a look online!


Kohl's 

When: Online November 25

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

You can get most everything on your list at this American department store. There are some early access deals going on now that you can take advantage of before November 29 like getting an extra 15% off when you buy online. 

Click here for more info!


J.Crew

When: November 29

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Touting this year's sale as its biggest ever, J.Crew has discounts on tons of quality clothing along with men's and women's jackets. You can sign up with your email to get early access to all the deals. 

Click for more info!


Best Buy 

When: November 28-30; starting at 5 p.m. (you can shop online all day)

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

There are so many offers at Best Buy it's impossible to not find what you want. The real Black Friday sales are over the Thanksgiving weekend but they also have 24-hour savings leading up to it. 

Shop the sales online!


Target

When: November 28

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

You can sign up to become a member or RedCard holder and get access to the sales a day earlier than everyone else. As a RedCard member, you also get an extra 5% off and free two-day shipping. 

For more info!


Sears

When:

November 28; 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

November 29: 5 a.m.

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Believe it or not, Sears is still going strong south of the border. And its Black Friday sales are one of the most popular. It's going to be wild. Some of the doorbuster deals include 60% off mattresses and 50% off kitchen appliances. Want to save more money? Members who spend at least $100 will get $100 in points and can save even more by texting "THANKS" to 73277 to receive a $10 coupon

Check it out here!


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Lowe's

When: Going on now

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Lowe's didn't want to be late to the party and already has many sales going on now. Get deals on everything from lighting to ladders and kitchen appliances to Christmas decorations. 

Check it out!


Verizon

When: November 28

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

While users of Verizon Wireless will be able to pick up some great deals, there will also be some for popular phones and accessories. It's worth taking a look at. 

Shop the sales online!


Lane Bryant 

When: November 28-30

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

If you're looking to update your wardrobe, Lane Bryant is giving 40% off storewide on all of its clothes. There are also some amazing doorbusters in the works. You can sign up for emails to get a glimpse at the first bargains and an additional 15% off.  

Click to read more


Staples

When: November 28-30 (some offers have already started) 

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Other than amazing prices on all your work or home office needs, they make shopping a little more bearable by allowing customers to shop online on Thanksgiving day and pick up in-store on Friday morning. 

Head on over!


Walgreens

When: November 28-30

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

One of the biggest pharmacies in the U.S. is having some great sales on a lot of its products. Get 50% off games and toys, or stock up on all those boring home necessities. If you spend $25 or more, you'll also get a free 25% off gift card. 

Check out their site!


Abercrombie & Fitch 

When: Early sales have already started

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

Get up to 50% off on select styles from outerwear to a new pair of jeans. If you head to one of their many New Hampshire locations, you'll also save on sales taxes. 

Take a look!


Forever 21

When: Sales have already started 

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

With its Canadian stores shutting down, it's still easy to shop at our favourite fast-fashion brand down south. Pre-sales have already started with 30% off all tops and bottoms.

Click here for more info


Bed, Bath & Beyond

When: Early deals have already started

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

If you can't wait until Black Friday, you can start shopping early at this home goods retailer. There are tons of options to set up any part of your house, with the biggest brand names in home decor. 

Shop their early bargains!


Nordstrom

When: November 27

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

You can already take a look at Nordstrom's site for some of the discounts that will be available. Everything is up for grabs at this department store, from clothes and makeup to shoes and home furnishings. 

Click for more info!


Dick's Sporting Goods 

When

Online: November 28

In-store: November 29 at 12:30 a.m.

Where: Various locations throughout the U.S.

What doesn't this store carry? Get all of your outdoor clothing and sporting goods here. The sale starts off with a solid 25% off everything they carry and some doorbusters that are up to 65% off. 

Take a peek!

Amazon 

When: Early sales have already started.

Where: Online

The retailer of all retailers is holding its biggest annual sale where you can save big on everything from kitschy gifts to the electronics you've been eyeing all year. 

Start shopping today!


Stay tuned as we update this page with new offers. 

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