The Hottest Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nov 19, 2020

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may look different this year, but one this is certain: we can still look forward to finding some great sales and scoring some major deals. And now that our homes have become our offices, gyms, and staycation headquarters; we can all use some new tech and gadgets to make our spaces more functional, and our lives just a little easier.  From this year’s hottest electronics to protecting your online safety, Tech Expert Andrea Smith shares the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals around. 

Roomba i3 plus

Well this year is no ordinary year. Our homes have been turned into offices and schools and we’re doing a lot more multi-tasking around the house so devices to help get things done top the list.

With iRobot’s Roomba i3 plus, you can vacuum the whole house while you work. It has smart navigation and uses floor tracking sensors to make its way through your home, picking up the pet hair and dirt and debris along the way.  The enclosed AllergenLock bag traps 99 percent of pollen and mold. This is great for homes with allergy sufferers because the robot's High-Efficiency Filter traps 99% of cat and dog allergens.

The Roomba i3+ gets to know your cleaning preferences over time and will recommend cleaning schedules and helpful cleaning suggestions during pet-shedding or allergy seasons. The best part – when it’s done cleaning, it returns to the base and automatically empties itself – and you won’t have to change the bag for months.

MSRP: $599

Black Friday Deal: $399!!!!

Cobra SC 200D Dual-View Smart Dash Cam

More people are out on the roads these days, so whether you’re holiday shopping or heading out on a family road trip, a Dash Cam is a great gift idea.

Cobra’s SC 200D is a smart dash cam that records the road ahead of you and behind you for safer driving. The Drive Smarter app gives you real-time road alerts like speed traps and red light cameras and you can access and share your videos. It includes verified and user-generated input and its G- sensor can notify an emergency contact.  Advanced safety and security features enabled by built-in GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth means SC 200D users will always experience flawless connection to the cloud and receive software updates automatically.

My favorite feature is the hands-free voice control that lets you turn your display on or off or lock your video in the event of a fender bender.

 

MSRP: $199.99

Black Friday Deal:  $159.00 (November 22-28)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A and HP 15" Laptop

If you’re looking for one-stop shopping, head to B.J’s Wholesale Club where they’re making it super-easy to get all the holiday shopping done.

Members can choose from a variety of convenient shopping options like free, curbside pickup, and pick up in-club.

BJs members can check for exclusive daily offers, surprise deals throughout the holiday season, beginning November 5th and Black Friday Savings: available starting Nov. 20.  Included are some of our top deals on tech devices like an 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tablet with a microSD card and a thin, portable, HP 15-inch touchscreen laptop.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” 32GB Tablet with BONUS 32GB microSD Card (item 236063), $99.99. Available in-club and on BJs.com from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30, 2020, while supplies last. 
  • HP 15” Laptop - $449.99 Available in-club and on BJs.com from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30, 2020, while supplies last. 

 

McAfee Total Protection

With COVID-19 restrictions, you can be sure many of us will be doing a lot more online shopping this holiday season, so it’s really important to remember that the holidays are a peak time for cybercrooks and scammers.  

During the holiday season more than one in three (36%) reported that they plan to increase their online shopping activity.  But McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team recently found that online cybercrime continues to increase, with 419 threats per minute in Q2 2020, an increase of almost 12% over the previous quarter.

So before you start shopping this year, safeguard your online activity with security software like McAfee Total Protection.  This will defend yourself and your entire family against the latest malware, spyware and ransomware attacks while keeping your privacy and identity secure.

MSRP: $119 USD/year (First year price discounts available - $49.99 as of November 19, 2020)