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Black Friday 2022 is just about here and just about all of the big name retailers are pushing their sales as hard as ever. One of the annual powerhouse hubs on Black Friday, of course, is JCPenney — which avoided bankruptcy under new ownership at the end of 2020. With their stores reopened, you may be wondering which of their deals for the big day truly are the best buys. That’s especially the case as millions of Americans are facing tighter budgets and may not be as quick to jump on a big sale as in previous years.

In fact, researchers at WalletHub have found that 28 percent of American consumers are planning to spend less during the 2022 holiday season, in comparison to last year. With that in mind, it’s no surprise holiday shoppers are looking for the biggest savings they can find.

Inflation is also keeping many people from spending as much as they normally would, even on the best Black Friday deals online and in-store. According to a recent survey, half of Americans believe Santa will be “less generous” this holiday season because of higher costs.

So, where should bargain hunters go on Black Friday to save the most money? WalletHub’s team examined several big-box stores and brand name retailers to see just how many items will come with a discount this holiday season. JCPenney has long been a must-visit destination for Black Friday shoppers, although WalletHub experts say their deals this year are right in the middle of the pack:

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With nearly four in five items on sale, there are still some truly excellent bargains to be had at the iconic department store. Here are the five best Black Friday deals at JCPenney that’ll get you the biggest bang for your buck in 2022, according to WalletHub:


Cuisinart® Precision Master™ 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer
Black Friday Price After Discount: $200
Pre-Black Friday Price*: $300
Additional Discount for Waiting Until Black Friday ($)**: -$100

This stand mixer’s tilt-back head gives users easy access to its 5.5-quart mixing bowl. It also comes with a splash guard to prevent messing up your countertop, a chef’s whisk, dough hook, and a flat mixing paddle.


William Rast Rebel For Him Eau De Parfum Spray, 3 Oz
Black Friday Price After Discount: $53
Pre-Black Friday Price*: $104
Additional Discount for Waiting Until Black Friday ($)**: -$52

This “warm and spicy” fragrance contains top notes of fresh pepper, bergamot, crisp pear, rosemary, and lavender.


Skyway Everett 20 Inch Hardside Lightweight Luggage
Black Friday Price After Discount: $50
Pre-Black Friday Price*: $90
Additional Discount for Waiting Until Black Friday ($)**: -$40

This lightweight suitcase has a diamond texture that cuts down on the visual signs of wear and tear from constant use. It also has “kissing” zippers which allow travelers to use a TSA lock for extra security while flying.


Crosley Suitcase Turntable
Black Friday Price After Discount: $50
Pre-Black Friday Price*: $90
Additional Discount for Waiting Until Black Friday ($)**: -$40

While the Crosley suitcase keeps all the classic features turntable enthusiasts know and love, it also has three speeds and pitch control, a Bluetooth receiver, and built-in speakers so you can listen on the go.


Free Country Aeris Super Soft Shell® Water & Wind Resistant Jacket Lined with Cozy Butter Pile®- Silver Chip Ikat (Misses)
Black Friday Price After Discount: $30
Pre-Black Friday Price*: $60
Additional Discount for Waiting Until Black Friday ($)**: -$30

Who doesn’t love extra pockets? This lightweight, hooded jacket comes with two front pockets and an extra one in the sleeve.


*Depending on an item, the WalletHub research team collected one or more of its advertised prices between Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. The “Pre-Black Friday Price” is the lowest of those prices for each item.
**A negative value indicates that a shopper would spend less by waiting until Black Friday to purchase the item.

Looking for other items to cross off your holiday shopping list? Check out StudyFinds’ Best of the Best section, which showcases the most recommended products according to expert reviews. Here are some of the latest additions to our fast-growing list:

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