Black Friday Predictions: Macy's Black Friday Ad for 2017

Black Friday Predictions: Macy's Black Friday Ad for 2017
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Black Friday at Macy’s is the best time to find the year’s best doorbuster deals on everything from clothing and shoes to home essentials and furniture.

When will we see the 2017 Macy’s Black Friday ad?

If you’re wondering when you’ll find out which deals you’ll find a Macy’s this year, we can help. To get a better understanding of when the ad will be released, let’s take a look back at Macy’s Black Friday ad publication dates from the last few years:

  • Friday, October 11, 2013
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Friday, October 30, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Macy’s is known to have leaks when it comes to their Black Friday ads. In fact, two out of the past four years the Macy’s Black Friday ad has been leaked. If it leaks again this year, it could happen any day, but we predict that it will most likely occur around November 1st. If not, and the leak issues have been fixed, you can anticipate seeing the ad appear on Wednesday, November 15th. Macy’s seems to be fond of Wednesdays when they are able to keep control of it.

Once the Macy’s ad arrives, you’ll find it in our 2017 Black Friday Shopping Guide.

What will Macy’s Black Friday hours be?

Last year was the first year that Macy’s opened their doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, having previously opening at 6 p.m. in 2014 and 2015. Although we’ve grown accustomed to retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day, a few stores have made a stance of closing on Thanksgiving Day and reverting to the days of the early morning Black Friday opening. Rumors have circulated stating that Macy’s will be opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year. We agree that this is likely to occur, and will verify the rumors once officially confirmed. Confirmed: Macy's will open at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day, per a statement given to Fortune.

We expect everything in the Macy’s Black Friday ad to be available online, unless specifically stated. Plus, our experts at Brad’s Deals will be posting the best Macy’s Black Friday deals throughout the sale. So, unless you end dinner early, or enjoy the rush of in-store Black Friday shopping, you don’t have to leave Thanksgiving dinner to rush to your nearest Macy's to get the best deal.

Macy’s is notorious for using similar layouts for their Black Friday ads, while also carrying over some of the same sales from year to year. If you missed out on a particular deal last year, there is a high chance that you’ll see a variation of that deal again this year. You can anticipate seeing deals on jewelry, sweaters, boots, small kitchen electronics and bedding. These are the deals that are repeated the most from year to year, and we anticipate this trend to continue again this year.

What to Expect from Macy’s Black Friday Doorbusters

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As you can see, there are similarities between the 2015 and 2016 Macy’s Black Friday ads, from the layout, to the font and even the deals. But this should come as no surprise to our long-time readers. The biggest difference between the two is the opening time for the stores — in 2016, Macy’s opened an hour earlier at 5 p.m. We expect the 2017 Black Friday ad to be no different.

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Small Kitchen Electronics
Last year Macy’s offered a variety of small kitchen electronics, like griddles, toaster ovens, crock pots and blenders, on sale for under $20. All of these electronics included a mail-in-rebate of $12, that dropped these prices to $7.99. We don’t expect to see much of a price change this year, which means you’ll likely see some of the same kitchen appliances on sale this year for under $8.

Great Gifts for $25 & Under
Over the past two years, we have seen Macy’s offer a variety of perfume, cologne and makeup at $25 & under. While Macy’s does offer this variety at a higher price point as well, $25 and under is a bargain, to say the least. You’ll find brands such as Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Versace available at bargain prices. We do not predict that trend to change this year.

Luggage
Black Friday always seems like a great time to purchase new luggage because of the deals. Macy’s has a variety of luggage from single pieces, to four and five piece sets for under $100.00. This is a deal that has been consistent for the past two years, and we expect the same deal to take place this year as well.

Dress Shirts and Ties
Each year, Macy’s has designer dress shirts and ties on sale for $14.99 and $19.99. For the past three Black Friday’s, Macy’s has run this sale, so we expect it to be offered again this year. This is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your wardrobe with new dress shirts and ties heading into the holiday season.

More Black Friday Encore Deals at Macy’s

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

Seiko Watch

  • 2014: $99.00
  • 2015: $99.00
  • 2016: $99.00
  • 2017 Prediction: $99.99

Lauren Wool/Cashmere Sport Coat

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

Boots For Her

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

Cashmere Sweaters

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

Packable Down Coats

  • 2014: $59.99
  • 2015: $69.99
  • 2016: $69.99
  • 2017 Prediction: $69.99

Homedics

  • 2014: $14.99
  • 2015: $9.99 after $5 mail-in rebate
  • 2016: $9.99 after $5 mail-in rebate
  • 2017 Prediction: $9.99 after $5 mail-in rebate

Bras

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

Sonicare Essence Toothbrush

  • 2014: $39.99
  • 2015: $29.99 after $5 mail-in rebate
  • 2016: $29.99 after $5 mail-in rebate
  • 2017 Prediction: $29.99 after $5 mail-in rebate

Tag Springfield 5-pc Set

  • 2014: $49.99
  • 2015: $49.99
  • 2016: $49.99
  • 2017 Prediction: $49.99

Cozy Plush Throw

  • 2014: $12.99
  • 2015: $9.99
  • 2016: $9.99
  • 2017 Prediction: $9.99

Men’s Designer Dress Pants

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

Handbags

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

Lauren Overcoat

  • 2014: $99.99
  • 2015: $89.99
  • 2016: $89.99
  • 2017 Prediction: $89.99

KitchenAid Architect Artisan Stand Mixer

  • 2014: $264.99 after $50 rebate
  • 2015: $279.99
  • 2016: $264.99 after $50 rebate
  • 2017 Prediction: $264.99 after $50 rebate

Contour Memory Foam Pillow

  • 2014: $17.99
  • 2015: $17.99
  • 2016: $17.99
  • 2017 Prediction: $17.99

Quick Dry Reversible Bath Towel

  • 2014: $4.99
  • 2015: $4.99
  • 2016: $4.99
  • 2017 Prediction: $4.99

Compare for yourself!

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

Cover photo: Mike Mozart / Flickr