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Sam's Club's early Black Friday sale: The best deals

It's a one-day sale where you can save $420 on a Vizio 65-inch PX-series 4K TV, $400 on an HP Pavilion x360 laptop, $50 on a Foodie Ninja indoor grill and more.


Sam's Club's November One Day Sale is this Saturday, Nov. 9.

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The early Black Friday deals are really starting to fly. Target's Black Friday Preview Sale kicks off this Friday, Nov. 8, and hot on its heels is Sam's Club's November One Day Sale on Saturday, Nov. 9. The doors open at 7 a.m. local time, but you can start shopping online at 9:01 p.m. PT tonight (12:01 a.m. ET Saturday), if you want to get a taste of what Cyber Monday will feel like. You'll need a Sam's Club membership, which is $45 for standard Club membership and $100 for Sam's Plus. 

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There's a lot going on in this one-day sale. If you're in the market for a new iPhone or Samsung phone, you might check out the deals -- you can get up to $700 in gift cards with the purchase of a new phone, combined with an eligible trade-in. There are also deals on laptops, kitchen appliances, home gadgets like Roombas and more. I've rummaged through what Sam's Club is calling the "biggest member event of the year" to find some of the best deals. Here's why you might want to get up early this Saturday.


Saving $400 on a $900 laptop is nothing to sneeze at, and the x360 punches above its weight. This convertible touchscreen can be flipped over and folded into a "tent" configuration for tabletop presentations, and comes with a stylus as well. It's got a large 512GB SSD drive -- we wouldn't consider a laptop without some sort of SDD -- and a 15.6-inch display. Be aware, though, the resolution is just 1,366x768 pixels. We'd prefer a sharper screen.

Looking for something a little bigger? Perhaps getting an HP 17.3-inch HD Plus Touchscreen Laptop for $300 off is more to your liking. Regularly priced at $799, it's not a convertible like the x360, but you get the SSD, an optical drive and a huge 17.3-inch screen, albeit running at a modest 1,600x900 pixels.

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Vizio's best 2019 TV is on sale at a massive discount. We didn't review the PX series yet but, based on the performance of its predecessor, we expect it to be one of the best-performing LCD TVs of the year. Its 384 zones' worth of full-array local dimming and 3,000 nits light output should deliver superb image quality for both HDR and standard 4K video. See our coverage of Vizio's 2019 TV lineup.

At the other end of Vizio's 2019 TV spectrum is the V-Series. In our review we called it an excellent value with some compromises, including a less impressive smart TV system and image quality that's far short of something like the PX series. But if you're just looking for a crazy-low price on a gigantic TV, this is it.

Read our review of the Vizio V-Series.



I'm a sucker for a "something-in-one" combo kitchen appliance, which is why the Ninja Foodi five-in-one Indoor Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer is so appealing. This gadget is, as the name implies, an indoor grill that can also do double duty as an air fryer, which means it can grill, air crisp, bake, roast and dehydrate. This Foodi is a fairly new model, and is just about the best price we've been able to find for it. There aren't a ton of user ratings on Amazon, but it has a solid 4.5-star rating that ReviewMeta finds very credible.

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