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ZDNet Black Friday and Cyber Monday Buying Guide 2021

Avoid the crowd and reap the best deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday with ZDNet's buying guide, updated daily.
Written by Kerry Wan, Senior Reviews Editor and  ZDNET Editors, Contributor

Update: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 are done and dusted, so the deals below are no longer valid. Check out our ZDNet Recommends hub for a better look at the latest deals available or ZDNet's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide hub for recommendations on gifts for all.

This holiday season, major vendors across the board are wrestling against each other (and a supply chain crisis) to win your money. While the Black Friday extravaganza started weeks in advance -- deals on our favorite tech products were listed as early as October -- Cyber Monday promises to bring just as many promotions for those who missed the party. To keep you in front of the pack, the ZDNet team of expert reviewers has gathered the best deals available below, by store and category. We'll continue to monitor, add, and update the catalog as more deals become available.

Top Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals by store

Make the most of your memberships and store credit cards.

Best Buy currently has discounts on everyday tech. Check out the best that the brick and mortar has to offer.

Shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from A to Z. Get the most of your purchase with an Amazon Prime membership.

Spruce up your computer rig with these sweet deals at Newegg.

Fielding warehouses of tech deals all over the east coast, find the best offerings from BJ's here.

From household appliances to TVs, these are the top promotions from Walmart.

Put your Costco membership to good use and save big on the latest TVs, laptops, and tech.

It's not the back-to-school season but Staples has a catalog of holiday deals that may entice to pay a visit.

Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals by category

Discounts on phones, laptops, smartwatches, headphones, and more.


Roundup: Black Friday/Cyber Monday tech deals

  • Your one-stop-shop for all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on gadgets and gizmos right now.

Mobile devices

The one-stop-shop for all the best phone promotions, guided by ZDNet's mobile expert, Matthew Miller.

You don't have to buy an iPhone to get the best smartphone experience. These are the top Android offerings this holiday season.

Keep track of time and your fitness goals with the latest promotions on smartwatches. 

Tune out the noise with a new pair of headphones, including offers from Bose, Sony, and more.

From Android-powered tablets to that of Apple, ZDNet's Eileen Brown has you covered with the best tablet deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Mobile computing and PCs

Rank up and take your gaming peripherals to the next level with these sweet deals.

From Chromebooks to MacBooks, these are the best offers on all things laptops.

Enhance your office experience with the latest deals on monitors, from the standard to ultrawide.

Keep your files and data safely stored with the best deals on storage products and SSDs


Believe it or not, discounts on Apple products are real! Here are the best ones available on iPhones, iMacs, AirPods, and more.

The Korean tech giant has a plethora of deals on its mobile devices, smart appliances, and smart home accessories.

Unlike the Xbox, you won't have to press your luck to snag a deal on Microsoft's Surface line of products.

Shop the best deals on Lenovo laptops and desktops available right now.

Here you'll find the latest promotions that Dell has to offer, including Inspiron, XPS, and Alienware products.

We've scoured the internet for the best deals on HP products.

With these festive gift card deals, you can spend less for someone to spend more.

Appliances and smart home

ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols highlights the best TV deals for your buck.

Keep the house clean of dust and crumbs with a new robot vacuum, now at discounted prices.

From blenders to air fryers, here are the best deals on all things kitchen and household, just in time for holiday gatherings.

Your smart-connected, fully-automated dream home is closer than ever thanks to these Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers.

Holiday deals on fitness equipment will prevent your wallet from taking a hit -- while keeping you fit.

Still looking?

Check out our ZDNet Recommends directory or Holiday Gifts hub for some more inspiration. 

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