Create your own deal at Rakuten with 20% off Black Friday coupon

You can create your own deal at by using coupon code BF20 to get 20% off most items available at their website (exclusions apply). The biggest discount you can get is $40 off. The coupon expires on the actual Black Friday day at 11:59pm pacific time.

B&M Black Friday: Magnavox Earbuds Almost Free after Plenti Points (limit 2; Thur AM to Sat PM]

If you want to participate in the Black Friday brick and mortar festivities while avoiding the malls and the big retailers with the heavy foot traffic and impossible parking, I give you a near-free alternative. At Rite Aid B&M stores, using the Plenti Rewards membership (free to sign-up for), they are bringing back their free earbuds promotion.

This turned out to be long-winded post, more after the break…

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Fry’s Black Friday doorbuster is Sennheiser RS-135 RF for $49 (after promo code)

Fry’s revealed their chaotic Black Friday Ad and I went through them and integrated them into our BF Ads Summary post. Most of their offers require “Promo Codes”. You get those in emails by signing up to their emailing list. They have their own way of doing things 🙂

The big doorbuster headphone-wise is the Sennheiser RS 135 RF set that will go for $49 AFTER you use your promo code from the email of that day. The offer will run on Black Friday only, and you can buy only one, either online or at their B&M store.

The teaser (seen above) in the Ad page does not mention the model name, but when you click on the link or search for the product number 8772561, it takes to the page of the Sennheiser RS 135.

Posted: Summary of Headphones mentioned in 2017 Black Friday Ads

Black Friday season is upon us and we are getting in full form! We have the first in our series of Black Friday coverage. A detailed summary of the headphones mentioned in the 2017 Black Friday Ads. We are breaking things down by headphone type, so you can get an overall feel of what’s available in the market. This is a value-added feature as the individual ads already tell you what each particular retailer offers.

Mayhaps it’s easier to explain this with a screenshot instead of words 🙂

Almost all the major retailers have already revealed or leaked their Black Friday ads by now. This year is the second earliest that we could get Black Friday, so there wasn’t as much time in November. The benefit of this is that there will be a longer period in-between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Headphones in the 2016 Black Friday Ads

Black Friday 2016 is just around the corner. In this post, I am attempting to summarize the various headphones and earphones advertised in the published or leaked Black Friday ads. More will be added as I haven’t finished them all yet. So far we have…


Audiophile headphones very rarely make appearances at big chain store Black Friday ads, but there is a member of the Beyerdynamic ever-growing DT 7-8-9 line-up featured at Musician’s Friend. As you can size by the size of the blocks below, bluetooth is favored by the marketing departments…

  • Beyerdynamic DT770 STUDIO for $150 at Musician’s Friend
  • Fostex TX-1 for $20 at Musician’s Friend
  • Bose SoundTrue II Around Ears for $100 at HH Gregg (doorbuster)
  • JVC HA-SR185 for $10 at Walmart, $15 at MicroCenter


Beats continue to win the hype wars with the two latest models likely to feature prominently. But others are getting some glossy attention, including Skullcandy.

  • Beats Solo 3 at “lowest price of the year” at Overstock
  • Beats Solo 2 Wireless for $120 at Target, $150 at Best Buy
  • Sony MDRXB950BT Extra Bass for $90 at Best Buy
  • Bose SoundLink Around Ear II Bluetooth for $230 at Microsoft Store
  • JBL Synchros E40BT on-ears bluetooth for $60 at Microsoft Store
  • Philips SHB8750NC Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Headphones for $50 at Walmart
  • Skullcandy Uproar bluetooth on-ears for $25 at Sears and K-Mart and Walmart
  • Skullcandy Grind Wireless (Bluetooth) On-Ears for $50 at BJ’s Wholesale
  • Skullcandy Hesh 2.0 Wireless (bluetooth) for $50 at BJ’s Wholesale and Best Buy
  • unspecified brand over-ear Bluetooths for under $10 at CVS


With Best Buy scoring some kind of an exclusive on the new Jaybird X3, they are getting most of the attention…

  • discounts (without actual prices posted) on Sony and Jaybird wireless in-ears at Best Buy
  • Beats Powerbeats 2 wireless for $90 at Target
  • LG Tone PRO HBS-760 for $30 at Walmart, $33 at BJ’s Wholesale
  • Jabra Sports Wireless (bluetooth) earbuds for $50 at BJ’s Wholesale
  • 2pk of Samsung Level U Bluetooth for $50 at BJ’s Wholesale, 1pk for $30 at Meijer


A couple of Bose models and the wired non-magical Apple earpods lead the way, along with the obligatory single-figure models, and the free after store rewards Philips earbuds that seem to be a Black Friday staple almost every year.

  • Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones for $40 at Best Buy
  • Bose Quiet Comfort QC20 in-ears for $200
  • Apple Earpods for $25 at HH Gregg
  • Beats Tour 2 in-ears for $50 at HH Gregg, $65 at Target
  • JBL Sychros E10 earphones for $20 at Microsoft Store
  • Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 neckback bluetooth earphones for $30 at Best Buy
  • JVC Gumy and Riptiz earphones for $5 at K-Mart
  • 2pk of Samsung Active Wired earbuds for $20 at BJ’s Wholesale
  • Philips Earbuds Free with Plenti points at Rite Aid

Black Friday 2016: Almost-Free Philips Earbuds with Plenti Rewards (you pay sales tax)

It’s not even November yet, but that doesn’t stop the Black Friday 2016 ads from leaking. And believe it or not, we have an earphone option. At Rite Aid brick and mortar stores, they will be offering Philips Earbuds for $6, but you will receive 600 Plenti points back on the purchase, making them essentially free. The sales tax however (if collected in your state) is not refundable, so it’s almost free in those cases. It looks like the offer is going to be limit two and good for Thursday through Saturday of that week.

NOTE: you need to have a Plenti rewards account. It is free to join. The 600 points have $6 buying power in future purchases at Rite Aid and other participating retailers (Macy’s, Mobil gas stations, etc).

NOTE #2: I have been using Plenti rewards, it’s a solid program, managed by American Express and with customer service. In other words, it is safe to do this offer without worrying about having to “fight them” to get your points. In fact, verification of eligibility shows up on the cash register receipt and you can spend the points the very next day after the purchase.