Thanksgiving Holiday Deals 2013

ShoppingThe official kick-off of the holiday shopping season approaches with Black Friday and Cyber Monday door-busting, and perhaps Internet busting, deals. The joke goes that we spend Thanksgiving appreciating all that we have to be thankful for…then spend the last 6 hours of that day and the rest of the weekend shopping for everything that we don’t have. While the attitude of celebrating one of our country’s founding holidays has drastically changed with the increased popularity of this shopping event, it is possible to look at it from the viewpoint of picking up some coveted technology for your business at a drastically reduced price.

Some people go out immediately following their Turkey Day meal with their carefully planned out maps and a stockpile of ads. While that may seem a little overzealous to some, it is possible to participate in the weekend shopping without becoming consumed and forgetting what the holiday is really about. If you’ve had your eye on a tablet to enhance your productivity or need to pick up a Bluetooth device to comply with the new laws, there are several deals this year that will be available.

The good news is while some of these are only available in-stores, many are available online. If there is a certain deal you are looking for, be sure to check the fine print about sale times and store availability.

The Best Smartphone Deals

Please note that all smartphone deals include a 2-year contract.

Samsung Galaxy S4: FREE! (Best Buy, Walmart)
Pick up the Samsung Galaxy S4 free at Best Buy (AT&T or Sprint service only). Walmart is also offering the device for $99.99 with a $100 Walmart giftcard (AT&T, Verizon, Spring, T-Mobile). Offer available Thursday, November 28th through Sunday, December 1st.

iPhone 5C: $45.00 w/ $75 giftcard  (Walmart)
Offer valid Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st.

iPhone 5S: $189.99 w/ $75 giftcard (Walmart)
Offer valid Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st.

Nokia Lumia 1020: $74.99 (
Available online now! AT&T service only.

HTC One 32GB: $29.99 (Best Buy)
Offer available for Sprint service only.

The Best Tablet Deals

Original iPad Mini 16GB WiFi: $239.99 (Ebay) or $299.99 w/ $100 giftcard (Walmart)
Shopping on starts at Friday, November 29th at 12am EST and includes free shipping. For the Walmart deal, you will need to head out to the store.

iPad 2 16GB WiFi: $299.00 w/ $75 giftcard (Target)
In-store only.

iPad Air 64GB WiFi: $479.00 w/ $100 giftcard (Target)
In-store only.

1st Gen Surface RT 32GB: $199.99 (, Best Buy) will have this deal available online from the November 28th-December 2nd as well as in Microsoft stores. The Best Buy offer is only valid in-store.

Galaxy 3 Tab 10.1: $299.99 (OfficeMax, Best Buy, Walmart)
In-store only.

Google Nexus 7 32GB: $269.99 (Google, OfficeMax)
GooglePlay ( will have this deal available online while the OfficeMax offer is only valid in-store.

The Best Bluetooth Headset Deals

Plantronics M25: $14.99 (Office Depot, in-store only)
Jabra Stone: $85.95  (Office Depot, in-store only)
Jabra Classic: $14.99 (Best Buy, in-store only)
JawBone Icon Thinker: $24.99 (, available now)
Plantronics Marque 2: $31.81 (, available now)

In addition to the above deals, many stores are offering great deals on cell phone accessories (such as cases, clocks, etc.). Be sure to check out for a complete list of the latest deals and see what kind of discounted items you can find to up your productivity and organizational game.