Black Friday 2107 Ads Digest (Camera and Photo priority edition)

LATEST UPDATE: November 20 in 2017: most of the Fry’s ads are here (most of them require Promo Codes you get by signing up for their emailing list); they have an old fashioned B&M Friday-only doorbuster, Canon DSLR two lens kit for $299… For the latest LIVE/active deals, check our customary Black Friday 2017 Situation Room, or if you prefer to see them one by one as they happen, check the Camera Deals blog or subscribe to its full-text RSS feed.

LIST OF STORES DIGESTED SO FAR

  • Sixth wave: Fry’s
  • Fifth wave: DJI, Groupon, GameStop
  • Fourth wave: Amazon, Microsoft Store, Overstock, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Toys R US, Tigerdirect
  • Third wave: Best Buy, BJ’s, Macy’s, Sam’s Club, HP, Big Lots, NewEgg, Jet, Dollar General
  • Second wave: Walmart, Staples, Office Depot/MAX, Sears, K-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Meijer
  • First wave: Target, Costco, Kohls, Rite Aid

DSLRs

  • Canon SL2 Three Lens Kit for $780 at Costco
  • Unspecified Canon D-Rebel Two Lens Kit (18-55, 75-300) IN-STORE doorbuster for $300 at FRYS with promo code on BF only [most likely it’s the one below :)]
  • Canon D-Rebel T6 Two Lens Kit (18-55, 75-300) for $450 at Kohls (with $135 in Kohls Cash) and Costco and Target and Office Depot/MAX (online only) and BJ’s and Best Buy
  • Unspecified Canon DSLR with 18-55 for $499 with promo code at FRYS B&M (BF only)
  • Canon D-Rebel T6i Two Lens Kit (18-55, 55-250) for $750 at BJ’s and Best Buy
  • Canon 80D with 18-135 for $1300 at Best Buy
  • Nikon D3400 with 18-55 for $400 at Best Buy
  • Nikon D3400 two lens kit (18-55, 70-300 DX) for $500 at Costco and Target and BJ’s and Sam’s Club and Best Buy
  • Nikon D7200 with 18-55 and 75-300 for $1000 at Best Buy
  • Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 for $700 at Best Buy
  • Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 for $1000 at Best Buy

FIXED LENS CAMERAS

+ Canon Elph 180 for $100 at Best Buy
+ Canon SX530 superzoom for $230 at Best Buy
+ Canon SX720 superzoom for $280 at Best Buy
+ Canon G7 X RAWsumer for $650 at Best Buy
+ Sony HX80 superzoom for $230 at Best Buy

FILM CAMERAS

  • Fuji Instax Mini 7s with 20 sheets, case and album for $55 at Walmart
  • Fuji Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with free film for $50 at Best Buy
  • Fuji Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with 10 exposures for $60 at Target and Staples
  • Fuji Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with 20 exposures for $70 at Kohls (with $15 Kohls Cash)
  • Fuji Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera with free film for $70 at Best Buy
  • $10 off Fuji Instax Mini 70 at Costco online (does not say final price)
  • up to 25% off select Fuji Instax accessories at Best Buy
  • Polaroid Pic-300 Instant Camera with 10 exposures for $70 at BJ’s

DRONES and ACTION CAMS

  • GOPRO HERO6 BLACK with $60 Gift Card after promo code at FRYS
  • GOPRO HERO5 BLACK mega bundle at Overstock (price too low to show says the ad)
  • GOPRO HERO5 BLACK for $350 with $50 house gift card at Target and Best Buy and FRY’s (B&M only)
  • GOPRO HERO4 SILVER bundle for $199 at Sam’s Club
  • GOPRO HERO Session Bundle (strap, card) for $250 at Target and Best Buy and Fry’s ($30 GC, BF only)
  • Vivitar 4K Action Camera for $70 at Best Buy
  • FREE Gifts when you purchase directly from the DJI Store – see press release
  • DJI Mavic PRO for $900 at NewEgg and Best Buy and DJI and Costco
  • DJI Mavic PRO Fly More combo for $1150 at Best Buy and DJU
  • DJI Spark Mini for $400 at Target and Kohls (with $120 Kohls Cash) and BJ’s and Best Buy and DJI and FRYS
  • DJI Spark Mini Fly More combo for $600 at NewEgg and DJI ad FRYS
  • DJI Phantom 4 Advanced or PRO with Extra Free Battery for same price at DJI
  • DJI OSMO Mobile Gimbal for phones for $200 at NewEgg and Best Buy and DJI
  • Zhiyun Smooth Q 3-Axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for $100 at Best Buy
  • 60% off Protocol Dot drones at Macy’s
  • Parrot Bebop 2 quadcopter with Skycontroller 2 and Cockpit FPV glasses for $400 at Best Buy
  • Yuneec Breeze 4K Drone for $199 at Walmart

PRINTERS and PAPER

+ Canon PIXMA MG3620 Inkjet for $10 after $30 Rewards at Office Depot/MAX
+ HP 2622 wireless printer for $19 at Walmart
+ HP 2624 wireless printer for $20 at Best Buy
+ HP DeskJet 3634 AiO Printer for $30 at Kohls and BJ’s
+ HP DeskJet 3637 AiO Printer for $30 at Best Buy
+ Canon Pixma MG2922 AiO for $30 at Sam’s Club
+ Canon Pixma MX490 AiO printer for $34 at Walmart
+ Canon Pixma MX492 for $40 at Best Buy and 50 at Office Depot
+ HP 5542 photo printer for $49 at Walmart
+ Canon TS6020 wireless AiO for $50 at BJ’s
+ Brother Color Inkjet MFC-J480dw for $50 at Office Depot/MAX
+ Epson Expression XP-440 AiO for $50, XP-640 for $60 at Staples
+ Epson Expression XP-640 AiO for $60 at Best Buy
+ Epson Workforce WF-2760 AiO for $60 at Staples
+ Canon Pixma MX922 AiO for $70 at Staples and Office Depot/MAX
+ Canon TS9020 AiO for $70 at Best Buy
+ HP Envy AiO Instant Ink for $77 at Best Buy
+ Epson Expression XP-830 for $80 at Staples and Office Depot/MAX
+ Epson Expression EcoTank ET-2750 for $230 at Staples (optional $30 trade-in offer)
+ Epson Expression EcoTank ET-7700 AiO for $450 at Staples (optional $50 trade-in offer)
+ Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on all Photo Papers at Staples
+ and more printer offers at Staples and Office Depot/MAX and Best Buy

STORAGE

+ 8TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 HDD for $130 at Best Buy
+ 4TB Seagate Backup Plus External HDD for $78 after promo code at FRY’s
+ 4TB WB Easystore External USB 3.0 HDD for $80 at Best Buy
+ 240GB SanDisk SSD PLUS Internal Solid State Drive for $80 at Office Depot/MAX
+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra Internal SATA SSD for laptops for $130 at Best Buy
+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $33 at BJ’s
+ various Sandisk memory cards and flash drives at Best Buy
+ Save up to 35% on select SanDisk memory products at Amazon
+ Save up to 25% on select Seagate hard drives at Amazon
+ QNAP 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS for $159 after promo code at FRY’s
+ 64GB Samsung EVO microSD tangerine cream color for $14 after promo code at FRY’s

TECHNOLOGY

+ various Surface, Dell, HP, Xbox and more offers at the Microsoft Store
+ 16pk Duracell AA/AAA single-use batteries $0.01 after Rewards at Office Depot/MAX
+ Chromecast with $5 Vudu credit for $20 at Walmart (maximum six per customer)
+ Chromecast for $20 at Best Buy
+ Chromecast Ultra for $54 at Best Buy
+ 21.5-inch AOC IPS LED FHD for $60 at Best Buy
+ 27-inch Dell 1080p VGA/HDMI monitor for $100 at Staples
+ 27-inch HP FHD IPS Curved Monitor for $180 at Office Depot/MAX
+ 29-inch LG IPS LED FHD 21:9 monitor for $180 at Best Buy
+ 32-inch HP Pavillion LED QHD monitor for $230 at Best Buy
+ 28-inch Dell 4K Ultra monitor for $250 at Staples
+ Craftsman digital multimedia for $10 at Sears
+ Craftsman worklight 1000W with tripod for $20 at Sears
+ Fujitsu charger plus 8AA and 4AAA rechargeables for $15 after $10 MIR at NewEgg

EVERYTHING ELSE

+ Vanguard Espod CX 203AGH tripod for $25 after promo code at FRYS
+ Case Logic Kontrast PRO DSLR backpack for $55 after promo code at FRYS (BF only)
+ Pelican 1170 protector case for $23 after promo code at FRYS
+ 50% off Holiday Cards at Amazon Prints
+ 100% back in Shop Your Way points on select magazine subscriptions at Sears
+ Adobe Photoshop Elements 18 or Premiere for $60 each at NewEgg
+ up to 50% off select Lowepro camera bags at Best Buy
+ Sunpak 55-inch 5555DLX tripod for $10 at Best Buy
+ Sunpak Travelite PRO reverse folding 63″ tripod for $50 at Best Buy
+ ProHT 40W LED light bulb for $0.48 after promo code at FRYS
+ 4pk Tenergy AA single-use batteries for $0.05 after promo code at FRYS (doorbuster)

GIFT CARDS

+ Buy $30 in iTunes Gift Cards, get a $10 Walgreens gift card at Walgreens

+ Pay $20, Get $25 iTunes Gift Card (20% off) at Mejier

+ Buy $50 in various gift cards, get $15 CVS Extra Bucks at CVS

+ Rite Aid will have a variety of gift card offers with points back through the Plenti rewards program including Netflix, Spotify, Home Depot, Uber, X-Box and more. Find them towards the bottom of the leaked ad at I Heart Rite Aid.

+ Buy $75 Applebees gift card, get $25 CVS Extra Bucks at CVS

INTRODUCTION

Time flies, and just like that, Black Friday Ads are coming out already. Black Friday is earlier in the month after all, it is Friday November 24 in 2017, as Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday, not the last Thursday in November.

STRATEGY SESSION: during the MAP era, the Black Friday ads of the major chain stores feature similar camera kits but there are some exceptions. Entry-point Canon and Nikon DSLRs and Sony a-series APS-C mirrorless dominate the iLCs, while superzooms are the fixed-lens camera offerings. More instant cameras, action cams and drones are featured as they are more popular among the general consumers.

There’s no guarantee 2017 will be like 2016, but you can check the 2016 Digest for reference. Most of them will be, one way or another price-matched by the internets.

NOTES AND FOOTNOTES

Kohls Cash must be spent in future purchases. They are not an instant discount on the purchase price. Check the 60+ page Kohls ad at The Black Friday.

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