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Black Friday might look a little different this year, at least in the stores. But when it comes to sales, both online and in-store, well they may just be the most normal part of 2020. As we all know, Black Friday has gradually gone from being one day of markdowns that happens the day after Thanksgiving to being a week of sales that often mark the lowest prices ever on many must-have items. With everyone's pockets being a little tighter this year, we have a feeling a lot of people are going to be tapping into these deals sooner rather than later. So here are 15 of our favorite sales from haircare to home goods and skincare to electronics.

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New Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm)

Amazon

Grab the new Apple watch for the lowest price ever (in certain colors) on Amazon.com.

$329.98

PUR Home

PURHome


Black-owned, organic household brand PURHome is offering 25% off site-wide Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Mayvenn Hair

ucarecdn.com

Get 15% sitewide -- that means extensions, wigs, bundles, frontals, and closures 11.27-11.30.

Bliss

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Skincare brand Bliss is offering 30% off the entire brand at BlissWorld.com on Friday. If you can't wait until then, you can get 25% off of Bliss products at Ulta 11.22 – 11.28.

The Original Peloton Bike

Peloton

Save $350 off the regular price of the original Peloton bike, which includes a 30-day home trial and 12-month limited warranty. Check our review here before you buy.

$1895.00

Go Smile

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Looking to have a white Christmas with a set of pearly whites? Gosmile.com is offering 30% off of everything on site for Black Friday and 50% off of Holiday Kits on Cyber Monday, no code needed.

iRobot Robotic Vacuums and Mops

Amazon

Save up to 34% off iRobot Robotic Vacuums and Mops on Amazon.com.

Saje Natural Wellness

www.saje.com

Enjoy 20% off everything in-store and on Saje.com this Friday.

Urban Decay

www.urbandecay.com

Urban Decay is offering 25% off for everyone and 30% off for Beauty Junkie Members at urbandecay.com from now through 11.30.

Allswell

cdn.shopify.com

Get 25% off everything except the Allswell Mattress with code TURKEY25 on 11.24 – 11.30.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Get 20% off entire online purchases 11.26 – 11.28 and 25% off in-store purchases, including Curbside and Store Pickup orders, 11.27 – 11.28. Beyond+ members will receive 25% off their entire purchase online and in store 11.25 – 11.28.

The Good Stuff

BOGO 50% off on The Good Stuff products at Ulta.com from not through 12.6.

Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

www.target.com

Save $30.00 off the regular price of the Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker from now until Monday at Target.

$59.99

MELĒ

www.target.com

Get 20% off the new Unilever skincare brand made especially for Black women with Target Promo Code MELE20 until 11.28.

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple

Save $50 on the regular price of Apple AirPods Pro starting now.

$199.00

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Amira Unplugged and other contestants on Becoming a Popstar

Amira Unplugged / MTV

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A Black woman wears a long, salmon pink hijab, black outfit and pink boots, smiling down at the camera with her arm outstretched to it.

Amira Unplugged

Amira Unplugged / MTV

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