UPDATE: Nov. 20, 2023, 1:45 p.m. EST This post has been updated with the latest deals on robot vacuums, cordless vacuums, and other upright vacuums from various retailers including Best Buy and Amazon, both of which kicked off their official Black Friday sales on Nov. 17.

An overview of the best early Black Friday vacuum deals

Cordless Dyson vacuum with nickel extender and green laser coming out of cleaning head

Vacuums are inarguably one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse Black Friday. But while Black Friday is one of the best times of year to buy a vacuum, you don’t have to wait until the day or two preceding Black Friday to find a good deal. That’s because retailers like Walmart and Target remind us every year that Black Friday season is basically just the entire month of November. Best Buy and Amazon somehow managed to hold off on kicking off their official Black Friday sales until Nov. 17 — but let’s be real, they’ve been dropping Black Friday-level deals for weeks.

Whether you’ve been drooling over a Dyson all year or are looking to hand off the act of vacuuming completely by opting for a robot vacuum, there’s probably an early Black Friday deal for that. We’re tracking them all below by category: shop self-emptying robot vacuums, hybrid robot vacuums, and cordless vacuums, in order of least to most expensive under each umbrella.

Note: All newly added deals are marked with a ✨, while deals with a 🔥 have dropped to an all-time low price. Deals with a strikeout were either sold out or expired at the time of writing.

Our top pick

Why we like it

You can bring home the triple threat that is automatic emptying, mopping, and small obstacle avoidance for less than $500 with this deal that dropped on the first official day of Amazon’s Black Friday sale.

Compared to the Roomba j7+, the j5+’s obstacle detection cameras aren’t quite as precise, and still may require you to pick up things like towels or socks, or put a virtual barrier around pet bowls. But to be able to skip skimming the floor for rogue cords and enjoy automatic emptying for less than $500, you can probably deal with ensuring laundry gets into the basket. As for the mopping, this is one of iRobot’s new Swap and Mop models, which does require you to be home to physically click on the water tank when you want to mop.

Black Friday standalone robot vacuum deals

Black Friday self-emptying robot vacuum deals

Black Friday hybrid robot vacuum and mop deals

Early Black Friday upright vacuum deals

Why we like it

We dubbed the Dyson V12 Detect Slim Dyson’s best bang for your buck when it was full price. Let that sink in while reading that the V12 Detect Slim is now $250 cheaper — up for grabs for less than $400 now — thanks to an early Black Friday deal at Dyson’s website.

The Mashable Choice winner is the best Dyson for most people: it has what is arguably Dyson’s best feature on a cordless vacuum ever on a compact body that’s 24% lighter than its bigger sibling, the V15 Detect. That feature is a green laser that highlights microscopic dust on a hard floor that you originally thought was clean (you sweet fool). For plush carpeting, a motorized cleaning head is also included, and all debris collected is sent through a HEPA filter.

More early Black Friday upright vacuum deals

Cordless vacuums

Dyson vacuum deals

Corded vacuums

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