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Best Black Friday Deals for University Students!

November 22, 2023

Hey everyone, it's that time of the year again! Black Friday is just around the corner, and if you're anything like me, a university student on a tight budget, you're probably on the lookout for some awesome deals. There is nothing like getting something for the best price!! It feels so good to pay less for something that should be more expensive!  

But I know how annoying it is to sift through the deals that are useless and the deals that just don't have anything to do with you since you are a student.  That's why I've scoured through tons of deals to find the ones that are just perfect for us students, especially for those who moved out or live on campus! So, let's dive in and check out the best Black Friday finds that won’t have us living off instant noodles for the rest of the semester.

Disclaimer: Remember guys, things are expensive these days and life is hard to pay for so please don't feel pressured to shop this Black Friday. Remember that sales always happen and will happen again. My rule is that if you don't already need it do NOT buy it. You are essentially spending money to save money.

With that being said, I have gathered a few items that I feel like are worth purchasing if you feel like you need them! 

Gourmia Digital Air Fryer

 Gourmia 7-Quart Digital Air Fryer with 12-One Touch Presets, 7-Quart Digital Air FryerAsk anyone who has an air fryer. I guarantee you they all LOVE that thing! It's such an essential and I promise you no one ever regrets buying it! This is so perfect for students because it is the easiest way to make a quick snack that actually isn't unhealthy and that tastes good. 

$99.99 NOW $48 ON WALMART.CA





Instant Pot Duo- Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot® Duo™ 6qt electric pressure cooker

Similar to the Airfryer, an Instant Pot is a necessity for students. It's a time-saving kitchen hero for students.  You can cook everything from stews to rice quickly and easily, it's also perfect for small spaces and busy student lifestyles.

$144.98 NOW $68.88 ON WALMART.CA 





Magic Bullet 7 Piece Personal Blender

Magic Bullet 7 Piece Personal BlenderAnother Black Friday deal at a great price! Ideal for students, it's perfect for quick smoothies, sauces, and snacks. It's a must-have for fast, healthy meals.

$59.98 NOW $19.98 ON WALMART.CA





Keurig K-Supreme Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, 4 cup sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12 oz. A coffee maker helps you save a lot! It's perfect for students, by cutting down on daily Tim's & Starbucks runs! 

$187.98 NOW $97.98 ON WALMART.CA





Canon Printer

 Canon PIXMA TS3420 All-in-One Printer (White)A must-have for students, it saves you the hassle of finding a printer on campus. Convenient for late-night study sessions and last-minute assignments, it's a practical addition to any student's dorm room.

$89.98 NOW $49.98 ON WALMART.CA




Alexa Speaker

Grab an Alexa speaker this Black Friday! Ideal for students, it’s not just a speaker but a personal assistant. Manage schedules, play music, and get info hands-free. Perfect for multitasking which is something students need to do A LOT.

$52.99 NOW $24.99 ON AMAZON.CA





Store Sales:

Now that I have mentioned specific products that stuck out to me, I want to share some stores that are having sales you might want to look into! 

General for gift giving- Well, up to 50% off

GAP- 50% off everything

J. Crew- 30% off select styles- Code: SHOP30

Madewell- 50% off your purchase- Code: LETSGO  

Jenni Kayne- 25% off everything 

Ring concierge- 30% off 

Steve Madden- 25% off everything- Code: EARLYBF

Zara- 40% off select styles 

Revolve- Up to 70% off sale 

Old Navy- 50% off everything 

Abercrombie- 25% off everything 

Alo Yoga- 30% off everything, Up to 70% off new sale styles 

Outdoor Voices- 40% off everything 

Artzia- Up to 50% off everything 


Remember: my recommendation to you all is to be financially smart this holiday season, please! Only spend your money on things you need and things you are going to buy anyway. Look for specific things that you know you need and try to find them on sale, I wouldn't recommend just going to shops to just look around for a sale because more often than not, you will end up buying something you don't even need because it's on sale. 

Whenever I shop I keep an attitude of, am I really going to use this? And if so what for? And how often would I use it? Based on those questions you can decide if you want to buy something. But it's always important to keep in mind that sales always happen and not shopping this Black Friday is not the end of the world. Save your money for essentials like food and bills if money is tight and remember that happiness does not come from buying something new!

Other than that... Happy Shopping!