The Average Black Friday Discount Is 39% . . . Here Are the Major Stores Ranked by Their Discounts

The Average Black Friday Discount Is 39% . . . Here Are the Major Stores Ranked by Their Discounts

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Most stores have released their Black Friday ads, and the website Wallethub.com ran the numbers on them in a way that’s pretty helpful if you’re shopping this week.

They analyzed the ads from 22 major stores and websites, including 5,525 deals total . . . and found the average discount this Black Friday is 39.45%.

That means if you see something on sale for LESS than 40% off, it’s not that great of a deal. And if you see something for over 40% off on Black Friday, you’re in a better zone.

They also found JCPenney has the biggest average discount, at 65%. The other stores with the biggest Black Friday discounts are Macy’s . . . Rite Aid . . . Meijer . . . and Sears.

Costco is offering the worst average discount, at 21%. The other stores with the worst average Black Friday discounts are Big Lots . . . Amazon . . . Best Buy . . . and Walmart.

(Wallethub)

(You can see a ridiculously specific store-by-store discount breakdown and a lot more info here.)

The Five Best and Worst Things to Buy in October

The Five Best and Worst Things to Buy in October

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It’s the first day of October, and if you’re planning to make a big purchase this month, check THIS out first. Here are the five BEST and WORST things you can buy this month. First, the five best.

1. A new car. Most of the dealerships started selling their 2015 models last month, so the prices on their 2014 models should go down now.

2. Tickets for a cruise. Cruises in the Caribbean are always SUPER cheap in October. But that’s partly because the weather’s kind of unpredictable.

3. iPads. Apple is expected to announce their new iPad models later this month. And in the past, older models have always dropped in price about 20% when that happens.

4. Camping gear. It goes on sale because camping season is pretty much over. The only things that DON’T go on sale are cold-weather things, like down sleeping bags.

5. Pizza. It’s not clear why, but pizza places LOVE offering deals this time of year. Maybe because of football? In 2013, Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s all offered their best coupons in October.

As far as the WORST things to buy this month, stay away from appliances . . . cold-weather clothing . . . electronics . . . big-screen TVs . . . and laptops. All of those things go on sale NEXT month for Black Friday.

(DealNews / Business Insider)