Best Amazon Black Friday Lightning Deals

Best Amazon Lightning deals

Best Lightning Deals on Amazon for Black Friday

As you might imagine, Amazon has a solid line-up of lightning deals for Black Friday! I’ve already done the work and spent over a good hour just reviewing the lightning deals for today and highlighting some of the best ones on the list. Many of these featured lightning deal items were teased in Amazon’s Black Friday Week announcement last week and I’ve been watching for them! Those have been highlighted in red on my list below.

But first, a few quick notes about how lightning deals work, in case you’re unfamiliar:

  • Head to the Amazon Lightning Page to preview all the deals that will be featured, and when.
  • You won’t know what the special pricing will be until the item goes live.
  • At the appointed time, the deal will go live. You’ll be able to see the price and snag the deal.
  • Act quickly! These deals are called “lightning” for a reason. If the deal sells out, you may have the opportunity to join a waitlist. (You’ll then be notified if the deal comes available again.) Also, it’s not just about getting that item in your cart. You need to actually check out to secure it.
  • There is a limit of 1 per customer on the lightning deals.

With that, here are some notable highlights for Friday, November 27th (all times are Pacific Standard Time). I’m including current and historical lowest price information to give you some context on knowing how strong the deal is when it goes live. I would say, if the item hits its all time price low or lower – you’re golden.


6 AM: SINGER 2259 Tradition Easy-to-Use Free-Arm 19-Stitch Sewing Machine
Current price: $87.70  Lowest price: $77.08

Harry Potter Page to Screen

6 AM: Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
Current price: $47.19 Lowest price: $41.89


7 AM: Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Travel Playard, Go Green (Prime Early Access Deal)*
Current price: $69.96 Lowest price: $59.99 

Margaritaville Frozen Concotion Maker

7 AM: Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker
Current price: $249.99 Lowest price: $121.00 

Graco Gotham

7 AM: Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect Travel System, Gotham
Current price: $249.99 Lowest price: $229.60


8 AM: Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright
Current price: $99.99 Lowest price: $69.00 


8 AM: Brother LS2125i Easy-to-Use, Everyday Sewing Machine with 10 stitch
Current price: $69.97  Lowest price: $58.99
Note: according to Amazon’s Black Friday announcement, I am guessing this product will drop to $49.99 when the lightning deal goes live!

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Amazon Black Friday: Nikon D3200 + 2 Lens DSLR Bundle $496.95!

Nikon 2 Lens DSLR Bundle - Amazon Black Friday DealNikon D3200 DSLR Bundle – Best Black Friday Deal!

Wow! Amazon is killing it right now with best prices on DSLR bundles! Right now, you can score this Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Non-VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle for $496.95 on Amazon. That’s a savings of 36% and the lowest price this particular DSLR bundle has been on Amazon.

Here are some details, about this product:

  • 24MP CMOS DX-format sensor
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting)
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Expeed 3 processing

The Nikon D3200 is currently the #2 best-selling digital DSLR camera on Amazon, and has an average 4.5-star rating after 850 customer reviews. Head on over to Amazon to check out this bundle deal.

I also reported a similar deal earlier this evening for a Canon EOS Rebel bundle at a similar price – you may wish to check that out as well, if you are weighing your options.

Print Black Friday: Save 15% off your Order! is offering a *rare* promotion just in time for Black Friday: save 15% off your entire order with coupon code 6PMEU112720141585 at checkout.  6pm already has deep discounts on a number of top brands, plus they have just released some extra awesome specials for Black Friday that will make this coupon code even sweeter. Even better, ALL orders ship free from – there is no minimum purchase required!

Here are just a few featured brands as part of the sale:

Of course, these are just a few ideas – but you’ll find TONS of apparel, shoes, and accessories for the family above and beyond these featured deals! They also carry brands including The North Face, Nike, 7 for all Mankind, Calvin Klein, Skechers, and much more.

Because already offers very deep discounts on name-brand items, they only issue coupon codes like this very rarely. It’s also worth mentioning that their coupon codes are usually on a limited basis. (Meaning, they may stop the promotion once 5,000 or so have been redeemed.) Head to - and I’d *love* to hear what deal(s) you end up scoring withe coupon! Please leave a comment below!



Capital One 360 Black Friday Sale: Earn up to $200 in Bonuses with Account Opening!

One of my favorite Black Friday deals is one that will actually earn you money! Open a Capital One 360 Checking Account and you can earn a $100 bonus – the biggest checking bonus of the year that they offer! Additionally, you can earn a $100 bonus when you open a Capital One 360 Savings Account! That means you have the opportunity to earn $200 in bonuses – but it’s good only through this 12/1!

We personally took advantage of the checking bonus a few years ago. First let me explain how to get the deal, and then I’ll share a bit more about how we’ve used our Capital One 360 Account.

How to get the $100 Capital One 360 Checking Account Bonus 

  • Open a fee-free 360 Checking Account between November 28th and December 1st with a minimum deposit of $250. Please note that this has to be your first 360 Checking account.
  • Make a total of 5 debit card purchases (either signature or PIN-based) or CheckMate SM deposits* (or any combination of the two) within 45 days.
  • Your $100 bonus will be automatically deposited to your account on day 50!
  • The set up for this account can all be done online and is a very straight-forward, quick process – you can fund it with as little or as much as you’d like.

*CheckMate deposits can be done with a mobile phone! Just take a picture of your check with your camera, phone, or scanner and upload it to Capital One 360 – no trips to the bank or ATM!

How to get the $100 Capital One 360 Savings Account Bonus

  • Open a no-fee 360 Savings Account between November 28th and December 1st with a minimum deposit of $1,000 and snag $100. Please note that this has to be your first 360 Savings Account and it needs to have a $1000 initial deposit or more.
  • You’ll start earning interest on day 1, but you can’t withdraw on the interest for at least 30 days.
  • The set up for this account can all be done online and is a very straight-forward, quick process.

Provided you’ve never opened a Capital One 360 Checking or Capital One 360 Savings, you could stand to earn a $200 off both offers!

How we use our Capital One 360 Checking Account

I can say with all sincerity, our Capital One 360 accounts have been instrumental in having us easily and effectively grow our savings. It’s actually not our primary financial institution, but we use it as a great place to set money aside for our emergency fund, taxes, and savings for the kids. In fact, earlier this fall I shared why I was glad for our Capital One 360 emergency savings.

Within Capital One 360’s user-friendly interface, you can easily set up external transfers – either one-time or recurring. When we set up our accounts, I scheduled a recurring monthly transfer, to coincide with one of my husband’s paychecks. To be honest, I have found we’ve been more successful with saving money this way because it’s out of sight, out of mind. It’s easy enough to get to if/when we need it, but not too accessible to tempt us!

Other things I’ve appreciated about Capital One:

  • FDIC insured. Your deposits are FDIC insured up to $250,000.
  • Solid online banking interface. I think Capital One 360 has one of the cleanest, simplest online banking platforms I’ve dealt with (and I used to work in a bank!).
  • Great customer service. On the rare occasions I’ve needed to call Capital One 360 regarding my accounts, I was able to reach a real person very quickly and everyone has been extremely knowledgeable and friendly to deal with.

While it might seem like a different offer to think about this Black Friday weekend, I encourage you to consider opening a Capital One 360 Checking and or Savings account! These bonuses are the best they have offered all year and the perfect time to sign up. These would be solid accounts to set up in time for the New Year to kick off your financial resolutions.

The checking and savings offers are good through December 1st only!


Shutterfly: FREE 12-month Calendar! (pay $5.99 s&h)

Shutterfly free wall calendar

I always love looking at personalized calendars when I go to people’s houses, and I know people love receiving them as gifts, too. Right now you can get a free wall calendar from Shutterfly when you use the coupon code FREECAL at checkout.

You’ll need to select the 8×11 calendar (normally $21.99) and customize it with 12 months’ worth of photos and special text. If you want to make an 18-month calendar or a 12×12 calendar, you can apply the current price of a 12-month 8×11 calendar toward the purchase of the larger size.

Head to Shutterfly to get started – it’s super easy!


LivingSocial: 25% off sitewide – save on ShopRunner membership, touchscreen gloves and more!


LivingSocial is offering its best discount of the year for Black Friday – 25% off most purchases sitewide until 11am PT on November 28! You’ll need to use the coupon code SKIPTHELINES to get this discount.

After 11am PT, the discount drops to 15% until 8:59pm PT (still decent, but you’ll want to shop early if you can). There is a maximum discount of $50, and other restrictions apply.

Here are some of my favorite LivingSocial deals going on right now:

ShopRunner membership

ShopRunner 1-Year Membership: $6.75
This membership includes unlimited free 2-day shipping and free returns at multiple vendors, including Toys “R” Us, American Eagle,, Newegg, and more (not to mention free delivery from Domino’s!).

touchscreen gloves

Touchscreen Gloves with Grips: $7.49 + $1.99 shipping

livingsocial 1-year magazine subscription

1-Year Magazine Subscription – 21 Titles: $3.75
LOTS of awesome titles included in this sale: HGTV, Country Living, Food Network, Redbook, and many more!

Kids Discovery Museum LivingSocial

Kids Discovery Museum (Bainbridge) – admission for 4 $9.00

Head to LivingSocial to see what other deals catch your eye!


Amazon Black Friday – Canon EOS Rebel + 2 Lens Bundle $449 *HOT!!*

Canon Rebel - Amazon Black Friday Holiday Bundle

Amazon Black Friday Deal – Canon EOS Rebel Holiday Bundle

If you are looking for a solid deal on a quality DSLR package – here you go! Right now, Amazon has a special pricing on the Canon EOS Rebel T5 with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lens Holiday Bundle: pay just $449 shipped (yes, for the entire bundle!). This is down from the regular retail price of $792 and the lowest price this package has been.

Here is what’s included in this special bundle:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 EF-S 18-55mm IS II Digital SLR Kit
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
  • AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior)
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme U3/UHS-I SDHC with up to 60MB/s Read; 40MB/s Write (SDSDXN-016G-G46) [Newest Version]

This is the best deal I’m finding this holiday season for this Canon Rebel bundle. It would make an amazing gift for the budding photographer. Head on over to Amazon to snag it now!

As an alternate idea, we found the Canon EOS Rebel T5 with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lens Bundle at Kohl’s for the same price of $449 + free shipping tonight. While it does not include the gadget bag or memory card, you would earn $120 in Kohl’s Cash on this purchase (which in turn, you could then buy additional camera accessories with I suppose!). Even better, pad your order to $450 and earn an extra $15 Kohl’s Cash ($135 total!). You may also want to consider this deal if you are serious about buying the Canon EOS Rebel!

Edited to add: About an hour after publishing this post, I spotted a Holiday Bundle Deal on the Nikon D3200 DSLR. You may want to check out that deal for comparison’s sake.


Amazon Black Friday: Playstation 4 Bundle – $400 (2 bundle options)!

Playstation 4 Black Friday Bundle - Amazon DealAmazon has currently released (2) Playstation 4 bundles at a Black Friday Deal: get the Playstation 4 Grand Theft Auto Bundle for $399 or the Playstation 4 Lego Batman 3 + Little Big Planet 3 Bundle for $399. Both bundles are the lowest prices they’ve been on Amazon (with a regular retail price of $519.97.

The Grand Theft Auto Bundle includes: black PlayStation 4 System 500 GB, black DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, AC Power Cord, HDMI Cable, Mono Headset, USB 2.0 Cable, Grand Theft Auto V and a The Last of Us: Remastered download voucher.

The Lego Batman and Little Big Planet Bundle includes: black PlayStation4 System 500 GB, black DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, AC Power Cord, HDMI Cable, Mono Headset, USB 2.0 Cable, LEGO Batman 3 in Amaray and a Little Big Planet 3 download voucher

As this is considered a “Black Friday” deal – I wouldn’t wait too long. Prices and availability on Amazon can change quickly, and without warning.

Head to Amazon to buy the Playstation 4 Bundle. You may also wish to check out these other hot Amazon Holiday Deals we reported today.


Best Amazon Holiday Deals: Toys, Movies, Gifts & More

Best Amazon Holiday Deals: Toys, Movies, Gifts & More! (Updated daily mid-November thru shipping cutoff dates in December)

Best Amazon Prices & Deals

Starting November 10, 2014 and running through shipping cutoff dates in December, I’ll be posting the best deals I can find for a number of categories on Amazon. The idea is that no matter when you’re ready to tackle holiday shopping – earlier or later, there will be amazing deals waiting for you. Rest assured, I’ll still highlight stellar deals as stand-alone posts as I see them, too! Scroll to the bottom for additional tips about this list and shopping on Amazon.

Attention! As of 11/21, we’re officially in Amazon Black Friday territory. Make sure to check my listing of Amazon Black Friday Deals we should watch for this week.

If you’ve not done so already, I highly recommend signing up for your FREE 30-day Amazon Prime Trial. This will give you access to free 2-day shipping on items shipped by Amazon (which includes many, many items).

Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive list of Gift Guides if you’re in need of specific ideas for people or kids on your holiday shopping list.

Last Updated: Thursday, November 27th at 2:00 pm

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Best Amazon Toy Deals
Today’s Top Amazon Deals & Discounts
Movies $10 and Under
Movies – New Releases
Gift Ideas $20 or Less

Best Amazon Toy Deals

NEW! The Book with No Pictures (hardcover): $8.99

NEW! Calico Critters Sea Otter Family: $13.49 (reg. $22.99) – best seller!

NEW! Disney Bedtime Favorites Special Edition (hardcover): $6.00 (reg. $16.99)

NEW! Disney Fairies Storybook Collection Special Edition (hardcover): $6.00 (reg. $16.99)

Disney Frozen Elsa & Anna Travel Trunk Dress-Up Set

NEW! Disney Frozen Travel Dress-Up Trunk: $16.74 (reg. $24.99) – lowest price I’ve ever seen!

NEW! Disney Pixar Storybook Collection Special Edition (hardcover): $6.00 (reg. $16.99)

NEW! Fisher-Price Imaginext Mega T-Rex: $23.49 (reg. $44.99)

NEW! Fisher-Price Jake and The Never Land Pirates: Jake’s Magical Tiki Hideout Playset: $15.00 (reg. $39.99) – lowest price!

K'NEX Amazin' 8 Coaster Building Set

NEW! K’NEX Amazin’ 8 Coaster Building Set: $14.99 (reg. $32.99)

NEW! LEGO Castle Dragon Mountain: $34.99 (reg. $49.99)

NEW! LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4: $9.99 (reg. $19.99)

NEW! LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

NEW! LEGO Movie Trash Chomper: $23.99 (reg. $29.99)

NEW! The LEGO Movie Ultimate Sticker Collection (paperback): $7.84 (reg. $12.99)

The LEGO Movie Videogame

NEW! The LEGO Movie Videogame: $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

NEW! Marvel Super Heroes Storybook Collection (hardcover): $6.00 (reg. $15.99)

NEW! Mega Bloks Play ‘n Go Table: $25.00 (reg. $49.99)

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart

NEW! Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart: $13.99 (reg. $19.99)

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Kohl’s: Farberware 15-pc. Cookware Set for $22.99 after discounts (89% off!)

Farberware Classic Series 15-pc. Stainless Steel Cookware Set

As part of Kohl’s awesome Black Friday sale, you can get a great price on a highly rated Farberware Cookware Set after coupon code, rebate and Kohl’s Cash. Check it out:

Add this Farberware Classic Series 15-pc. Stainless Steel Cookware Set for $79.99 (reg. $199.99)
Use the coupon code THANKS15 to save 15%
Pay $67.99 (+ tax) and get FREE shipping
Then submit for this $30 mail-in rebate (must be purchased between 11/23-12/6)
Plus, you’ll get $15 in Kohl’s Cash
Like paying $22.99 (89% off!)

This cookware set gets great reviews and includes the following pieces:

What’s Included:

  • 1-qt. covered saucepan
  • 2-qt. covered saucepan
  • 3-qt. covered saucepan
  • 8-in. open skillet
  • 9 1/2-in. covered deep skillet
  • 6-qt. covered stockpot
  • Slotted turner
  • Slotted spoon
  • Solid spoon
  • 13″ x 9″ cookie pan

Check out all of the awesome Kohl’s Black Friday deals we’ve seen!