69 Best Early Black Friday Deals This Weekend: Disney+, Garmin watches, & more


The weekend’s best deals: Disney+, Garmin watches, Xbox Game Pass, and more

Another weekend, another Dealmaster. This weekend’s roundup of the best tech deals we can find from around the web includes discounts from a sweeping early Black Friday sale at Best Buy, strong promotional prices on Disney+ and Xbox Game Pass, deals on activity trackers we like from Garmin and Fitbit, and “three for the price of two” sales at GameStop, Target, and Amazon.

We’ve broken down a few of the highlights and laid out our full curated list of deals below.

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Featured deals of the day

Disney+ 1-month membership for $2 (usually $8) at Disney Plus (non-active subscribers only)

Up through November 14, new or returning subscribers can save $6 on a month of Disney+. If you’re looking to catch up on your MCU flicks or binge The Mandalorian, this is a good opportunity, but be aware that your account will be set to auto-renew after the discounted month is up.

Garmin Vivoactive 4/4s for $194 (usually $285) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is a smartwatch we like for fitness enthusiasts, offering accurate distance tracking, a sporty (if somewhat large) design, a wide variety of exercise modes, and a solid four- to six-day battery life. It works across Android and iOS, and it monitors more advanced metrics like stress levels and respiration alongside the usual heart rate, sleep, and step tracking. If you prefer a smaller design, the Vivoactive 4s offers the same feature set in a 40mm frame rather than a 45mm one. This deal brings the best price we’ve tracked and comes as part of a wider sale on Garmin devices we like, including the fashion-forward Garmin Lily and the Forerunner 245 Music running watch. If you’re more into Fitbits, several of that brand’s devices are also on sale today.

The Anda Seat Fnatic Edition gaming chair.
Enlarge / The Anda Seat Fnatic Edition gaming chair.

Buy 2, Get 1 Free Sale for various new and preowned video games at GameStop

If you’re looking to grab a few video games for the holidays, GameStop’s ongoing “buy two, get one free” sale might be of interest. If you add three eligible games to your cart, the price of the cheapest one will be knocked off at checkout. The sale covers both preowned and new games, including recent notables like Call of Duty: Vanguard, Forza Horizon 5DeathloopShin Megami Tensei V, and Far Cry 6, among many others. For those looking to peruse non-gaming items, meanwhile, the more sweeping buy two, get one free sales at Target and Amazon that we featured in our last Dealmaster are still running, too.

AndaSeat Fnatic Edition for $250 (usually $530) at AndaSeat

If you can live with something a little more…showy, a good gaming chair can give your home office a significant comfort upgrade without totally breaking the bank. Though it’s definitively designed with larger frames in mind (think 5’8″ or taller), AndaSeat’s Fnatic Edition is a more-than-worthy option here. Our review found it easy to assemble and deeply comfortable over longer stretches. At $250, this deal marks the lowest price we’ve tracked and comes as part of a wider sale on the company’s chairs.

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass for PC 3-month membership for $1 (usually $30) at Microsoft (new subscribers only)

It’s become a meme, but Xbox Game Pass really is a superb value, offering up hundreds of worthwhile games for an approachable monthly fee. If you’re a PC player who’s new to the service and is willing to stomach the sometimes clunky Xbox PC app, Microsoft is currently offering a three-month trial of Game Pass for PC for just one dollar. Again, be aware that your account will be set to auto-renew upon signing up. If you’re looking to play across Xbox, PC, and/or the cloud, note that the company is also selling a month of its more expansive Game Pass Ultimate tier to non-active subscribers for the same price.

The Fitbit Luxe is a basic but stylish activity tracker.
Enlarge / The Fitbit Luxe is a basic but stylish activity tracker.

Corey Gaskin

Electronics deals

Garmin's Vivoactive 4s is a recommended smartwatch for fitness enthusiasts.
Enlarge / Garmin’s Vivoactive 4s is a recommended smartwatch for fitness enthusiasts.

Valentina Palladino

Sony's latest noise-canceling wireless earphones, the WF-1000XM4.
Enlarge / Sony’s latest noise-canceling wireless earphones, the WF-1000XM4.

Jeff Dunn

Smart home device deals

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go isn't a powerhouse but provides good hardware for the money.
Enlarge / Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go isn’t a powerhouse but provides good hardware for the money.

Jeff Dunn

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (2021) laptop for $529 (usually $700) at Best Buy—Core i5-1135G7, 13.5-inch 2256×1504, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD.
  • Lenovo Yoga 6 2-in-1 laptop for $750 (usually $950) at Best Buy—Ryzen 7 5700U, 13.3-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
  • Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 laptop for $715 at Lenovo via eBay (usually $850)—Core i5-1135G7, 14-inch 1080p, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
  • HP Pavilion Aero 13 laptop for $750 at HP (usually $950)—Ryzen 7 5800U, 13.3-inch 1920×1200, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop Go laptop for $550 at Microsoft and Best Buy (usually $650)—Core i5-1035G1, 12.4-inch 1536×1024, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD.
  • WD Black SN850 (1TB) NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD for $150 (usually $195) at Best Buy.
  • 27-inch Dell S2721DGF gaming monitor for $330 at Dell (usually $450)—1440p, IPS, 165 Hz (144 Hz over HDMI), FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible.
Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K media streamer.
Enlarge / Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K media streamer.

Jeff Dunn

TV and home entertainment deals

Several reviews around the web praise Hisense's U7G for providing great picture quality at a reasonable price.
Enlarge / Several reviews around the web praise Hisense’s U7G for providing great picture quality at a reasonable price.

Hisense



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