Kansas City’s Best Black Friday Deals & Discounts (2020 Guide)

We can all agree, we look forward to this time of year. Thanksgiving…the holidays…Black Friday! It’s time for 2020 Black Friday deals in Kansas City, as well as tips for shopping.

We want you to get the best deals possible!

So, read below to find the best Black Friday deals & discounts.

Black Friday Deals in Kansas City 2020

Black Friday Shopping Tips & Deals

Today, Black Friday has become practically a holiday in and of itself. Then, how…

exactly, do you survive the Black Friday sales? Especially with this year looking a little different.

If you’re a savvy shopper (or want to be) check out our guide to the best Black Friday deals in 2020, as well as quick & easy Black Friday shopping scoop. We’ve got tips that are sure to make your day (or night) of shopping easy and successful!

Once you’re done shopping for Black Friday, check out the holiday lights in Kansas City!

Best Black Friday Deals in Kansas City 2020

Explore our favorite Black Friday Sale links and tips to help you catch the best Black Friday deals. For even more money saving tips, visit the Deals, Discount Codes & Money Saving Tips guide…

FREE Month of Coding at Code Ninjas

Get a FREE month of coding classes when you purchase 2 months of coding classes at any KC area location!

Four Area Locations to choose from Olathe, Lenexa, Leawood, Lees Summit! “Kids play and grow alongside fellow ninjas in our state-of-the-art dojo, with the full support and encouragement from our Code Senseis®” according to Code Ninjas team.

Choose from Code Ninjas Create & Code Ninjas JR depending on your child’s age and knowledge, then enjoy a whole month of coding!

Code Ninjas Create is for 7 to 14 year olds. This program teaches coding skills and video game building at each child’s pace. It’s a game-based curriculum, so kids have fun while learning! Available for weeknight and weekends.

Code Ninjas JR is for 5 to 8 year olds. Children learn the basics of coding to create a strong foundation of problem solving skills. This curriculum is entriely visual so your little ones will never get bored!

BOGO 1/2 Off Tutoring Hours, $20.20 Assessments & More at Sylvan North KC

These tutoring deals are available NOW through Black Friday: CALL: 816-468-7900 to take advantage & learn more. 

  • BOGO ½ price tutoring hours
  • $20.20 Subject Assessments
  • $211 OFF Homework Support (12 hours of homework help)

College Prep Savings Extravaganza:

  • 10% OFF 15-hr Boot Camp AND Sylvan Prep for $60
  • 1 FREE hour & 10% OFF 30 to 36-hr programs AND Sylvan Prep for $50
  • 2 FREE hours & 15% OFF 42 to 48-hr programs AND Sylvan Prep $40
  • 6-hour ACT Prep Crash Course and a Practice Test for $210 (Month of November only, Instruction 6 to 8 – Tuesday & Thursday,  Practice Test 10 am to 2 pm – Saturday, November 21 or December 5 NO EXCEPTIONS)

> You MUST CALL: 816-468-7900 to purchase & reserve your time slots.

10% OFF Cooking Classes at Taste Bud’s Kitchen

Taste Buds Kitchen will be having a Cyber Week Sale beginning midnight of Thanksgiving through midnight December 4th.  10% off any registration.  Excludes gift cards and private parties.

25% off Strategy Squad Tactical Chess Training Weekly Class

The Knight School has developed a souped-up, breakneck-paced Zoom experience that finally offers a truly thrilling and compelling one-hour chess team experience called the Strategy Squad!

The Knight School is offering a 25% discount off the remainder of the academic school year for everyone who signs up for the Strategy Squad! before December 4th, 2020. Please contact Coach Brian for any questions or concerns at [email protected].

Pogo Pass – Only $34.98 per Activity Pass

The activity pass is normally $49.98, but use code iFamilyKC to save $10. Then, save an additional $5 during Black Friday sale to make it $34.98. If you don’t use our code, it will be $44.98 so be sure to use the code!

You can purchase the pass from now through November 30th.

** A few places on the pass are not currently open, but it is still a GREAT value! You get over $80 worth of admissions for $34.98.

1/2 Off Studio Fees ALL Day Black Friday

Paint, Glaze & Fire Ceramics is having a BIG Black Friday Sale, so come create! There’s 1/2 price studio fees and BOGO 1/2 price pottery…

Paint Glaze & Fire Black Friday Ad

Sky Zone – $10 Gift Card with $30 Gift Card Purchase

From Now through the holidays, purchase a $30 gift card to Sky Zone & get a $10 gift card for FREE! Sales apply to their Lee’s Summit and Kansas City locations.

If you know you’ll be going there anyway, just buy a gift card to use yourself at a later date! …you’ll save $10.

Pay $50 for $100 Gift Card at Urban Air

Grab this amazing deal at Urban Air Lenexa – get $100 gift card for $50.

This offer will go live at midnight on Black Friday and end Sunday at 11:59 pm, so mark your calendars! 

50% OFF a Party at Urban Air

The second Black Friday deal from Urban Air is great if you have a birthday coming up! You can save 50% off a Platinum Party for 10 in a party room for parties booked Sundays through Fridays in 2021. (Retails for $449, special promo for $224.50)

This offer will go live at midnight on Black Friday and end Sunday at 11:59 pm, so mark your calendars! 

15% Off Dancewear: Order Online!

De’Gage Dancewear is offering 15% off dancewear, ice skating outfit, ballet shoes, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Gymnastics, Skating, Costumes & more.

If you have a dancer in your family, this is perfect!

$100 Off Invisible Fence

If you have a furry family member, this is a a great way to keep them safe in your yard! You can save BIG on an invisible fence installation, so reach out to get a consultation!

Incredible Pizza Black Friday Deals

This Black Friday Deal starts on November 23rd and must be purchased in November.  If you book a birthday party during the sale, you’ll receive EXTRA tickets!

> 1,500 FREE tickets – book an Epic Birthday Party in November, 1,000 FREE tickets – book a Legendary Birthday Party OR 750 FREE tickets – book an Extreme Birthday Party <

FREE Camping at Missouri State Parks

On Black Friday, November 27th you can camp for FREE at the state parks in Missouri. There will be no camping fees collected, but it is on a first-come first-serve basis!

You can still register ahead of time and have your camping fees waived, but there will be a registration fee.

** Kansas State Parks have offered the same deal in previous years, but there is not information online for 2020 as of now.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Black Friday Deals

Check out the doorbuster deals at NFM. These are updated weekly, so there will be new deals added each week as Black Friday gets closer.

Scheels Black Friday Deals

The Black Friday ad has not been published online, but you can check this page for deals as soon as they’re released!

Other Black Friday Deals:

50% OFF Nurture Life Meal Delivery

No matter what ages are in your family, Nurture Life has specially-designed meals for everyone!

😋 Toddler Meals
😋 Baby Meals
😋 Kids Meals &
😋 Adult Meals

Use code FRIDAY50 for 50% off their first TWO orders — they’re BEST deal EVER.

** This code is only valid NOW through December 4th, 2020.

$100 OFF Willow Pump Portable Breast Pump & 20% OFF

If you’re breastfeeding or have mom friends who are, this is the perfect gift for them (or yourself)! It’s the 1st breast pump of it’s kind…

No wires, no sitting down – you can do anything while pumping!

Use code PREMIER to save 20% on all accessories AND the Willow Pump (that’s $100 off!)

** Deal is good Thursday, November 19th through Monday, November 30th (Cyber Monday), so take advantage before the deals end…it’s the biggest sale of the year!

25% Off EZPZ Infant & Toddler Trays

If you saw these useful mats on Shark Tank, you know why they’re so awesome…

Keep your toddlers a little less messy with these trays that stick to the table! They’re perfect for traveling, at home, at a restaurant…anywhere really!

** Deal good from Friday, November 20th to Monday, November 30th.

50% Off Cricut Materials & Accessories (FREE Shipping Too!)

This deal is ONLY good through November 25th, so grab your Cricut accessories on BIG sale before it’s gone!

Free shipping is also available with code SHIPNOV. (good through 11/30)

15% Off Enfamil (Orders of $200+)

From Monday, November 23rd to November 29th, save 15% on orders of $200 or more! You can also get a FREE gift with your purchase…

$100 Off Strollers & 30% Off Baby Carriers

This is the best deal of the year from Ergo Baby. You can save $100 off their Metro Stroller PLUS 30% off  their Omni 360: Black Stars baby carrier.

** Deal is valid from November 18th to December 6th, 2020.

Black Friday at KC’s Malls & Online

Oak Park Mall

The shops at Oak Park Mall are offering all kinds of great Black Friday deals! While we can’t list out every single deal, Oak Park Mall has a FULL deals page that lists the discounts and sales happening at all the stores in the mall.

Explore deals & discounts at Oak Park Mall!

Independence Center

While there aren’t Black Friday deals listed specifically on their site, check out the stores at Independence Center to plan your Black Friday shopping trip!

Legends Outlets Deals

Explore the deals page for Black Friday shopping at each Legends Outlet store. There aren’t any Black Friday ads up yet, but they will be on this page once deals are published.

Zona Rosa Black Friday

There will be no specific event this year, but you can find the deals online!

Town Center Plaza

There aren’t deals listed online right now, but check back for Town Center deals & discounts announced as Black Friday gets closer. This is a great spot to shop this year, as you are outdoors.

Amazon Black Friday Deals

Deals will be added to this page as Black Friday inches closer, so bookmark it to easily shop!

Groupon Black Friday Deals

There are tons of deals on Groupon. More will be announced as Black Friday progresses too!

Other November Deals in KC

Deals NOT Verified for 2020:

2 Free $10 Applebee’s Gift Cards w/ $50 Gift Card Purchase

Black Friday until Cyber Monday, purchase a $50 Applebee’s gift card to get an additional $20 in gift cards for yourself!

2 Free Slices of Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory with $25 Gift Card

You will receive 2 coupons for free slices of Cheesecake during the new year when for every $25 gift card you purchase from Cheesecake Factory. (Must purchase 11/29-12/2)

Disney’s Early Black Friday Sale

JCPenny Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Shopping Tips

#1: Shop at Home, Before the Craziness

If you’re looking to quietly and successfully snag the best Black Friday deals, stay home…

Set your alarm for 2:00 am and then hop on the internet in your pajamas. Keep the links handy and be ready to make a move as some don’t go live until midnight. You’ll save yourself the stress of long Black Friday lines and catch some amazing deals using the online ads from retailers nationwide.

We’ve gathered some of the best Black Friday deals in Kansas City, as well as those for the month of November.  Lots of them are LOCAL venues and entities with special offers for KC parents:

You can also skip Black Friday to participate in Cyber Monday instead. Many places will have excellent deals you can snag from your couch like!

Pro-tip: When you shop online, especially through Amazon, for Black Friday deals be sure to check back regularly so that you can stay up to date with their on-going sales between now and Thanksgiving.  AND follow “Brad’s Deals”, especially now, their Black Friday deals are pretty incredible.

If you’re looking for when stores like Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and other places’ Black Friday sales begin, check out this article we found with all the details.

#2: Shop Early

Let’s face it, retailers want your business and they know that families are busy this time of year.

So…a lot of companies give you early access to great Black Friday deals before the holiday. Many stores will begin Black Friday sales on November 22nd, so you have time before the craziness ensues.

Check out these sales happening around town:

Be sure to educate yourself on the regular retail price, so you can spot the best black Friday deals quickly!

Pro-tip: Target offers early online access to their Red Card members online. Be sure to check with your favorite stores to see if you can get early Black Friday deals this year.

More Black Friday ads for upcoming sales:

If you find a place that doesn’t allow you to shop early, you can still get ahead of the game by planning out your Black Friday sales shopping. Look at the ads online and write out what you’re planning to buy (and where).

Being prepared and planning ahead will give you the best chance at having a stress free Black Friday shopping experience.

#3: Make A Wish List – & Stick to It

One great way to make sure that you get the best Black Friday deals this year is to make a wish list as you look over the ads the week prior.

Claim a spot on the dining room table or living room floor and get to work writing down who you’ll be shopping for, what they’re wanting for Christmas this year, and comparing ads to find the best deals.

Staying organized will help you avoid double buying or forgetting someone important on your list this year.

This can also help you from spending money on things you don’t necessarily need. It can be hard to resist a good bargain…

Ready to get a head start on the wish lists? You can take a sneak peek at Black Friday ads online early:

#4: Don’t Forget to Compare Prices

In the rush & craziness of Black Friday, don’t forget to check prices online to make sure you are getting the best Black Friday deal.

You can do a quick Google Shopping search, or use price checking apps – whichever you prefer, just don’t forget to double check!

You don’t want to leave the store thinking you got a deal, only to find out it was overpriced to begin with…

#5 Shop In-Store AND Online

By exploring both in-store Black Friday deals & online bargins, you can ensure you are getting the best deals. Retailers will often spread out the discounts across different platforms.

#6 Set a Budget

If you are planning to pay with debit or credit cards, set a limit on what you are willing to spend.

Our strategy is to bring cash, so we can only spend what we plan. It is so easy to justify added purchases once you’re in the store & swept up by the excitement of Black Friday.

#7 Map It Out

Have a pretty solid idea of what you’d like to buy and from where? (either online or in the store)

It’s time to map out your Black Friday plan.

Black Friday shopping can feel overwhelming to the experienced deal-goer, so you will feel a lot better if you go in with a plan of action.  

Go through your list and look at each store you have to go to.

Let’s say, for example, you need to go to Target, Walmart, and Old Navy. If you map out your driving plan of action, then you’ll know exactly what order to shop stores in.

Knowing what time each store opens and its location on your overall route will help you save hours of your time and stress during your shopping trip.

If you haven’t ever done Black Friday shopping then you know from news reports that this isn’t something you just walk into.

There are sometimes lines city blocks long just to get in.

Take a look at your list and really ask yourself what the most important thing on the list is—focus there.

#8 Shop with Discounted Gift Cards

Sites like Raise sell discounted gift cards, so stock up on those before Black Friday! Then, you can do all your Black Friday shopping using the gift cards you purchased at a discount.

You save money before you even head out for Black Friday shopping!

#9 Always Check Amazon

Even though you may be getting a better deal in store, always check online.

While you are in the store, do a quick check on Amazon to see if you can find a lower price.

Often times it is cheaper online…and it comes right to you!

#10 Shop Before Black Friday

Retailers are trying to avoid the Black Friday craziness by releasing their deals early.

So, check in-store AND online before Black Friday to see if you can snag any deals early.

Who knows…maybe you can find everything on your list before Black Friday comes around. Fingers crossed. 

More Black Friday Tips to Make Life Easier:

  • Dress Comfortably- Imagine you are going on a four hour hike. Dress for that. Or maybe just wear your PJs?
  • Leave the Kids at Home- I would recommend leaving the kids at home, for obvious reasons. You may be buying gifts for them, but Black Friday shopping can also be dangerous, or agonizing, for kids.
  • Take a Big Purse & Leave the Coat at Home- No…we aren’t stealing anything or planning on hitting anyone on the head! This is for putting in gloves, hats, anything that won’t fit in pockets. Don’t wear a coat, a vest would be better. Less bulk and little easier to manage once you are inside.
  • Grab Coffee & Snacks at Home- Take some coffee and granola bars for energy and caffeine. And, how convenient! Store it in the big purse.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes- Wear tennis shoes for goodness sake. I have seen women in heels waiting in Black Friday lines…don’t put yourselves through that…
  • Shop for other Occasions- Got a wedding coming up? Birthday for your best friend? Make a list of upcoming holidays and celebrations that you may need a gift for. Grab them while they are on sale!
  • Don’t go Solo- If you can, it is always a good idea to bring someone along with you. Its makes the time move quicker but also comes in handy, more on that in a minute:

However you choose to Black Friday shop this year (or even if you don’t), remember to be kind.

The holidays are a time for cheer, joyfulness, and spending time with your family.

While the sales are fun and exciting, don’t let your shopping experience distract you from the beauty of the season. Have fun, score some great Black Friday deals, and be sure to check back and let us know what you got!

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Pro tip: If you did not score the item—do not fret! Pull the store website up on your phone find the item and place in your shopping cart, and then head to an open spot and purchase.

You may be asking—why didn’t we just do that in the first place from our nice warm house? It’s a sport my friend; the sport of Black Friday shopping.

Happy hunting!

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