Major retailers seem to be competing to see which one can put out the biggest, fattest Black Friday ad flyer and the current winner is JCPenney with a 72-page circular full of goodies. JCPenney also wins the prize for earliest start date for a Black Friday sale – Sunday, November 19 online. That means that the fun begins this weekend so grab your JCB card and get ready to shop!
Let’s face it – the reason chains offer such tempting Doorbusters is to get you into their brick-and-mortar stores so they can sell you more stuff. JCPenney is going beyond just in-store only Doorbusters with coupon giveaways for a few lucky customers. Winners can receive coupons for $10 off a $10 purchase, $100 off $100 or $500 off $500. Of course there’s fine print: “While supplies last. Valid in-store only. Some restrictions and exclusions apply.” Good luck at scoring one of these, guys.
In-store only through November 25, spend $100 on gift cards and get a $25 off $25 coupon redeemable November 26 through December 24. Restrictions apply.
The Samsung 55” Ultra HD 4K Smart HDTV regularly selling for $699.99 is on sale for $499.99. This is on the cover of the JCP Black Friday ad circular but it’s hard to see why. Rival retailers are touting deals on big screen smart TVs for less than $200. A $200 discount on a TV is something that happens regularly during the year, not a super duper special deal worthy of Doorbuster status.
The other Black Friday TV deals from JCPenney aren’t any more impressive. There’s a Samsung 32” LED HDTV discounted from $199.99 to $159.99 and a Samsung 40” Smart LED HDTV marked down from $449.99 to $329.99. An LG 55” 4K UHD HDR Smart HDTV is discounted $300 from $799.99 to $499.99 while the LG 65” 4K Ultra UHD HDR Smart HDTV is marked down $600 from $1,399.99 to $799.99. The last two are are pretty impressive discounts but overall, this is a small selection of TVs, especially compared to what other chains are offering for Black Friday. JCP is restricting purchases of these TVs to one per customer and is not honoring coupons for electronics purchases. If you’re buying a TV for Black Friday and you want low prices and a good selection, go to Walmart, Target or Best Buy.
There are a couple of other decent deals on the cover of the JCP Black Friday ad including an iLive Voice Activated Concierge Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa for $39.99, a good price since the list price is $99 and it’s currently selling for $79.99.The Sony PS4 1TB console is going for $199 which is pretty much the same as other chains.
More promising are the deals on “Seen on TV” copper cookware. Items regularly selling for $19.99 each are $10 after mail-in rebate. This is a pretty decent price provided you follow through on sending in all those rebate cards before they expire.
There’s a whole page of the JCP ad circular devoted to rebate deals on cookware from Cooks, Epicurious and T-fal. Some of them look pretty good but before you buy any of them, compare the prices from Kohl’s and Macy’s.
The Bella 2.5-L. Convection Air Fryer list-priced at $100 is $19.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate, meaning you pay $39.99 up front. We’ve already seen this one cheaper at Macy’s and Kohl’s so this isn’t a very impressive Doorbuster. JCPenney does have tempting deals on small appliances, one that could make a Black Friday trip to your local store worthwhile. A large selection of kitchen appliances from Cook are just $7.99 each after $12 mail-in rebates, a deal that matches that of Kohl’s stores. Choose from Cooks Power Blender, Nonstick Griddle, 12-cup Programmable Coffee Maker, 6-qt. Slow Cooker, 4-Slice Toaster Oven, Flip Waffle Maker, 16-cup Rice Cooker, Immersion Blender, 10-speed Hand Mixer, Popcorn Popper and Stainless Steel Kettle. If you’re moving into new digs of just tired of looking at those sad old kitchen appliances, a Black Friday trip to JCPenney could be worth your time.
JCPenney has everything you need to deck the halls, and the rest of the house, too. The North Pole Trading Company 7-foot Cyprus 300 Mini LED Color-Changing Christmas Tree list-priced at $180 is on sale for $69.99. Other North Pole Trading Co. trees are 60% off. Select items of holiday decor originally priced $12-50 are 60% off, along with wreaths and garlands.
Home Expressions down-alternative comforters regularly selling for $79 to $119 are $20 each and JCPenney Home Mink comforters are $59.99 each for any size. Flannel sheet sets and throws are 60-70% off.
Complete bedding sets with sheets originally priced at $110 to $170 are just $39.99 each for any size. Complete 5-pc comforter sets by Stella and Granite are $25 in any size. Select styles of quilts and bedspreads are 50% off. JCPenney Classic Queen/Standard pillows usually selling for $12 are just $2.99 each while supplies last. Other pillows are $5.99 to $12.99 each.
JCPenney has lots more bedding items on sale so this department is worth a look.
JCPenney is offering up to 40% off select major appliances and a Samsung 26-cu.ft. 3-door French-Door Refrigerator list priced at $1999.99 for $995. Appliances are not available in all JCP stores and delivery is not available to all locations, so check all details before shopping.
JCP is offering a rebate Visa card with your purchase of a major appliance, $100 for two appliances up to $500 for six. Major appliances from Samsung, LG, GE and more are up to 40% off.
Save up to 80% off regular and clearance fine jewelry after an extra 35% off. Save 80% on a bonus buy of a necklace and earrings with 1 cttw, just $79.99 the set. JCPenney has a huge selection of jewelry priced for gift giving so this department deserves a look.
Cheer on your team with 50% off college team fleece and apparel for the whole family, select styles now $7.99 to $55 each. Get 50% off pro football youth apparel, now $7.50 to $37.50. Both of these deals are in-store only and teams will vary by store.
Graphic tees for the guys are priced at $5 and $7.99. Select styles of Arizona apparel for the guys are 60% off including flannel shirts for $12.99 each. Select styles of guys’ Arizona jeans regularly selling for $42 are just $15 per pair. Men’s jeans by Lee and Levi’s are on sale for $24.99 to $49.99 each. Get 60% off big and tall apparel for men up to size 6XL.
Get 60-70% off select apparel for boys and girls in toddler, preschool, husky, plus and slim sizes. Select styles of Arizona graphic tees for boys and girls are $6 each and boys Arizona jeans are just $12.99 per pair. Arizona fashion jeans for girls are $12.99 while select styles of jeans or jeggings are $10 each.
Take 50% off sleepwear for boys or girls with sets originally priced $27 to $30 reduced to $9.99 each.
Get 50% off select women’s boots with Green Box boots now $29.99 per pair. Select styles of Blue Box women’s boots are reduced to $39.99 per pair and Red Box boots are just $19.99 per pair. Select styles of athletic shoes for the family by Nike, Adidas, Converse, New Balance and Skechers are 25% off.
Get 60-80% off hats, gloves and scarves for women. Pajama sets by Sleep Chic or Adonna are just $9.99 each. Assorted ladies’ pajama sets originally selling for $42 each are just $19.99. Select styles of ladies’ coats are 60-70% off, some as low as $29.99.
If you’ve put off buying cold weather gear for the family, the JCPenney Black Friday sale is a good place to pick up everything you need at reasonable prices.
Take 30-50% off select styles of toys for the kids including items from Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Get 50% off the Disney Collection Frozen Castle list priced at $100, now $49.99. Take 30% off select toys from Barbie and My Little Pony. JCPenney has a decent selection of toys on sale but nothing you can’t find somewhere else.
All in all, there isn’t a lot in this year’s JCPenney Black Friday ad to make you want to camp out in front of the local mall so you can grab the best Doorbuster Deals. If you really like the Arizona jeans or other lines of clothing from JCPenney, then this is a good time to stock up but there’s really nothing exciting in the other departments.