Yes, about that time of the year… I believe I saw a few early deals so I will try to post as I see them. I would not get your hopes up for any exciting deals this year unless you are interested in anything that starts with Echo.
Walmart has a Black Friday preview up. You’ll need to select a local store, as items and prices can vary.
Note that there are separate previews for different weeks, it looks like they’re going to run sales all through November.
Didn’t see much of anything exciting. But they did have some Samsung televisions and phones some people will be interested in.
Best Buy has a few items with a “Black Friday Price Guarantee” if you are a member of their loyalty program. Buy now and if the price goes lower, they’ll refund the difference. Limited quantities, no rain checks.
When you are signed in as a Best Buy Totaltech™ or My Best Buy® member and purchase an item marked “Black Friday Prices Guaranteed” and its price goes lower than your purchase price prior to Nov. 26, 2021, you will automatically receive a refund for the difference.
Here’s the link to the smart home deals. Expect the selection to change frequently. Right now the best deal is a Philips Hue starter kit with a Hue Bridge, dimmer switch, and 3 ambiance RGBW bulbs at $50 off, bringing the price down to $140. That plus a smart speaker could make a nice holiday gift.
The same price guarantee offer is available for some other categories, including TVs, tablets, and small appliances, but I didn’t check all those listings.
Again this guarantee is only good on items that say they are eligible for it, and expect the selection to change as they sell down inventory.
Best Buy has two loyalty programs now, and either works for this deal.
My Best Buy is a free program that gives you points for purchases that can eventually be redeemed for small Best Buy gift cards. Not very rewarding, but it’s free and it’s better than nothing.
TotalTech is a fairly new subscription service, about $200/year, which includes free Geek Squad phone-in tech support.
Deal of the day: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 E26 LED Smart Bulb, Bluetooth & Zigbee Compatible (Hue Hub Optional), Works with Alexa & Google Assistant – A Certified for Humans Device (562785),3 Pack
To those using Meross products. I opened my Meross app today and received a pop-up asking if I wanted to signup to receive messages on upcoming holiday discounts up to 50%.
Hey, if anybody sees discounts of greater than 20% on Eufy outdoor security cameras, the “C” versions that also have lights, please post. I know they don’t integrate directly with smartthings, but I have a friend using homebridge to bring ST into HomeKit who wants this camera system, so the specific models must be HomeKit compatible for this.
Kohls has a few Google Nest devices on sale
Google Nest Video Doorbell (Battery) $130 ($50 off)
Google Nest Cam Security Camera with Floodlight $230 ($50 off)
Sorry, the outdoor models. At least on the outdoor models, I was told that having a “C“ in the model number means it also has lights, which is what she wants. I’ll pass it on, thanks!
I think there was a discount on most Nest/Google products recently in many places, like Best Buys, etc. Especially Hubs and Speakers.
The German Tink has a lot of discounts as well and some bundles too.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth Tracker & Item Locator for Keys, Wallets, Luggage, Pets and More (1 Pack), Black (US Version) Price: $17.99 ($12 off)
And just a note for those not familiar with these devices, they will work with smartthings, but they will only work with specific models of galaxy phones. Not other android phones. So check compatibility before buying.
I think they also only work if near a Galaxy phone that is enrolled in the Samsung Find network. So if you lose your pet, they will need to encounter Samsung users that are enrolled before it will ping a new location. It isn’t a very large network, so it would only really work in a densely populated area like the inner city. Probably fine for something like lost keys, since you likely lost them yourself, but I don’t see this working well for tracking a vehicle or runaway pet.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, 1-Pack, Black Is also available at Samsung for $18 and if you qualify for their discounts, you can get it at a lower price
Annual Black Friday discounts are on the z-wave shades we offer as well. That said, not as high as we’ve done before, but with price increases + shortages + massive increases in shipping costs (imagine increase 3 times this year, each of atleast 40% or above) this would be the best we can do this year.
Black Friday: 42% off all motorized z-wave shades using coupons listed below. Expires Nov 30, 2021
More info at: Discounts Post
Does eufy integrate with smartthings. I thought no and hence was hesitant to get into these. Please tell yes.
no, sorry but they do not