Black Friday Predictions: Kohl's Black Friday Ad for 2018

Black Friday Predictions: Kohl's Black Friday Ad for 2018
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Black Friday is easily our favorite time of year at Kohl's, when you'll find more than a week of the year's best coupons, stack them onto the already low-priced Black Friday deals, and earn extra Kohl's Cash in the process. Win, win, and win.

When will we see the 2018 Kohl's Black Friday ad?

These were the ad publication dates from Kohl's for the last five years:

  • Wednesday November 12, 2013
  • Saturday November 8, 2014
  • Friday November 6, 2015
  • Thursday November 3, 2016
  • Wednesday November 1, 2017

Last year, the Kohl's Black Friday ad landed on November 1, which happened to be a Wednesday. Looking back on the last few years, there's no hard and fast rule we can go by to know precisely when we can expect to see the 2017 circular. While leaks are possible, they've also historically happened relatively close to the intended publication date. Our hunch is that Kohl's might publish their Black Friday ad on or near Thursday November 1, 2018.

Once the Kohl's ad arrives, you'll find it in our 2018 Black Friday Shopping Guide.

What will Kohl's Black Friday hours be?

Kohl's has opened its doors to in-store shoppers at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, pushing an hour earlier than its previous 6 p.m. start time, which it had kept for the previous three years, and we think they'll keep those hours again for Black Friday 2018 – especially now that rivals have confirmed that time as well.

However, the bulk of their sale is available beginning on Monday during Thanksgiving Week, and our deal experts will be posting the best Kohl's Black Friday deals throughout. Plus, with the exception of a few doorbusters that are only available in-store, the entire sale will be available online even while the doors are closed. Unless you're set on grabbing an American Girl doll, there really isn't any reason you need to leave Thanksgiving dinner for this one.

What to Expect from Kohl's Black Friday Doorbusters

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We expect that we'll see a lot of the same Black Friday deals in the Kohl's ad as we did last year, which should come as no surprise to our long-time readers. Here are a few highlights.

4K Television
Not normally a player in the electronics category, Kohl's always puts up a small television from a second-tier brand like Westinghouse or APEX. It's always available in-store only, in limited quantities. Last year, it was a 55" 4K HDTV from Haier for $299.99. We're betting that Kohl's keeps the 4K theme, and the price point here somewhere between $199.99 and $299.99, depending on the size.

Diamond Stud Earrings
Kohl's put at least one pair of diamond studs on its Black Friday ad cover more for eleven out of the last twelve years. The price has slowly crept up just about every year since, until 2015 when $99.99 was the Black Friday doorbuster price on a pair that was just 1/4-ct., up $34 from its 2007 price of $64.99. That $99.99 price tag was repeated in 2016 and 2017, and seems a lock for 2018 as well.

50% off Select Toys
You'll always find an assortment of classic toys on the cover to advertise the Black Friday doorbuster of 50% off toys from select brands. The 2016 list included Fisher-Price, Playskool, Little Tikes, Step 2, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Nerf, Tonka, Play-Doh, Jumping Beans, Imaginext, and Little People. This deal has roots that go way, way back, and we'll expect Kohl's to stick with tradition.

More Black Friday Encore Deals at Kohl's

These are just a few of the deals we expect to return on Black Friday at Kohl's. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. We've linked to the last three years of Kohl's Black Friday ads at the end of this article so you can compare for yourself.

Youth Character Headphones

  • 2013: $12.99
  • 2014: $12.99
  • 2015: $12.99
  • 2016: $12.99
  • 2017: $12.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $12.99

Celestron 114Az Reflector Telescope

  • 2014: $79.99
  • 2015: $79.99
  • 2016: $79.99
  • 2017: $99.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $99.99

Gaming Chair

  • 2013: $39.99
  • 2014: $39.99
  • 2015: $39.99
  • 2016: $39.99
  • 2017: $39.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $39.99

Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Hoop

  • 2013: $24.99
  • 2014: $24.99
  • 2015: $24.99
  • 2016: $24.99
  • 2017: $24.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $24.99

KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer

  • 2013: $179.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2014: $179.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2015: $199.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2016: $199.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2017: $199.99 after ail-in rebate
  • 2018 Prediction: $199.99 after mail-in rebate*

Food Network 10-pc Ceramic Cookware Set

  • 2015: $79.99
  • 2016: $79.99
  • 2017: $69.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $69.99

T-Fal Cookware Set

  • 2013: $49.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2014: $49.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2015: $49.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2016: $49.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2017: $49.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2018 Prediction: $49.99 after mail-in rebate

Fiesta 5-pc Place Setting

  • 2013: $23.99
  • 2014: $23.99
  • 2015: $23.99
  • 2016: $23.99
  • 2017: $23.99*
  • 2018 Prediction: $23.99

* It wasn't listed in the ad, but lo and behold, it was at that same predictable price anyway – and we posted the deal because, ad or not, it's legitimately good.

Samsonite Ziplight 20-in Carry-On

  • 2013: $99.99
  • 2014: $95.99
  • 2015: $95.99
  • 2016: $94.99
  • 2017: $94.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $94.99

Shark Navigator Bagless Vacuum

  • 2013: $129.99
  • 2014: $119.99
  • 2015: $99.99
  • 2016: $99.99
  • 2017: $99.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $99.99

Athletic Shoes for Men & Women

  • 2013: $29.99
  • 2014: $29.99
  • 2015: $29.99
  • 2016: $29.99
  • 2017: $29.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $29.99

Juniors Boots

  • 2013: $19.99
  • 2014: $19.99
  • 2015: $19.99
  • 2016: $19.99
  • 2017: $19.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $19.99

Women's Sweaters

  • 2013: $9.99
  • 2014: $9.99
  • 2015: $9.99
  • 2016: $9.99
  • 2017: $9.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $9.99

Columbia Fleece

  • 2013: $29.99
  • 2014: $29.99
  • 2015: $29.99
  • 2016: $29.99
  • 2017: $29.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $29.99

Philips Sonicare Essence Electric Toothbrush:

  • 2015: $24.99
  • 2016: $24.99
  • 2017: $19.99 after mail-in rebate
  • 2018 Prediction: $19.99 after mail-in rebate

Levis 505 Jeans for Men

  • 2015: $36.99
  • 2016: $36.99
  • 2017: $35.99
  • 2018 Prediction: $35.99

Compare for yourself!

The deals we've called out above are far from a complete list. Check out the last five years of Kohl's Black Friday ads below to make your own comparisons and to help plan this year's holiday shopping budget.

Check out these Kohl's deals you can get right now:
BOGO 50% Off Beauty at Kohl's
Up to 60% Off Nike Kids' Athletic Shoes
Black & Decker Toaster and Air Fryer $55

Cover photo: Mike Mozart / Flickr