ALL NEWS

Amazon is starting Black Friday deals early. Like, now

Oct 4, 2021, 7:03 AM
black friday amazon...
UNITED STATES - APRIL 6: Amazon driver Shawndu Stackhouse delivers packages in Northeast Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

    (CNN) — Black Friday isn’t for another 53 days. For Amazon, however, it starts today.

Amazon has begun rolling out “Black Friday-worthy deals” to jumpstart the holiday shopping season that’s expected to be chaotic because of shipping and supply chain issues. Amazon announced Monday “deep discounts across every category” including fashion, home goods, toys and electronics that will be available on a special webpage.

Popular brands, such as Apple, KitchenAid and Hasbro, will also be discounted on “select days” in October and November. New deals will also be added every day throughout the next two months.

Amazon is also adding a new tool for US-based Prime members that shop on its app. They can now send a gift without knowing the recipient’s address. Instead, they can enter the person’s mobile number or email address and they will be alerted of the purchase or given the option of exchanging it for an Amazon gift card without letting the sender know.

Target announced last week that it’s also getting a headstart on the shopping season earlier than ever. It’s bringing back “Deal Days” on October 10 for three days that includes “savings on thousands of items” and will be available in-stores and online.

Customers should expect a stressful shopping season. Surging demand coupled with shipping container shortages and bottlenecks at ports have already triggered tighter supply of products, from cars to shoes. There’s also factory closures in Vietnam because of Covid-19 that forced brands from PacSun to Nike to warn about the effects on their supply.

In the United States, the US Postal Service increased prices for the peak holiday shopping season because of more people shopping online. FedEx is also adding a fuel surcharge on certain shipments, including FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight shipments, beginning on November 1.

The-CNN-Wire
™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

Today’s Top Stories

All News

U of U police captain Brian Lohrke is pictured talking about the hidden cameras found at the U...
Adam Small

U of U community reacts to discovery of hidden cameras in campus bathrooms

U of U students are reeling after learning about the hidden cameras found in two bathrooms at the school's Student Life Center.
16 hours ago
For the first time in history, a woman has taken to the field as a referee during World Cup soccer....
Associated Press

Stéphanie Frappart makes history as 1st female World Cup ref

Frappart also had two women as assistants. Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico complete an all-female refereeing team on the field.
16 hours ago
Hari Bastakoti shovels a sidewalk following a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022...
Samantha Herrera

Storm bringing wind and snow to northern Utah

A storm is bringing winds of up to 55 mph Thursday and possibly three to four inches of snow on Friday along the Wasatch Front.
16 hours ago
The inventor of the Rubik's Cube offers advice for solving it, and says 'don't fear the complexity...
MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer

The mind behind the Rubik’s Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle

Ernő Rubik invented the cube in 1974. Since then, the puzzle has become a worldwide phenomenon with over 450 million cubes sold.
16 hours ago
An 18-year-old man has turned himself into police in connection with a shooting in Orem at the Axis...
Allie Litzinger and Samantha Herrera

18-year-old connected to Orem shooting turns himself in

The man is accused of attempted murder after a shooting in Orem in November. He turned himself in with the help of his lawyer.
16 hours ago
lindsay lohan is pictured in a Santa outfit pouring milk into a glass of pepsi...
Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business

Pepsi wants you to drink soda mixed with milk this holiday season

To make the campaign even trendier, Pepsi tapped Lindsay Lohan, star of the Netflix Christmas movie "Falling for Christmas," to promote the combination.
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Amazon is starting Black Friday deals early. Like, now