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The Best Black Friday Deals [What We’re Buying and Booking]

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This is a list of the best Black Friday deals of 2023

I can’t believe it’s that time of the year already! Does anyone else feel like 2023 is on hyperspeed?

Regardless of the high velocity 2023 has decided to take, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Why? Well, Black Friday Deals of course! If you’ve signed up for our handy dandy email, then you’ve already seen a few of these.

Without further adieu, here are my favorite Black Friday deals of 2023!


Rakuten Cash Back

Before you book any of these amazing Black Friday deals, do you have Rakuten? Their cash back program is clutch and covers a ton of travel websites like Expedia, Marriott, and more. The percentage back varies but they run amazing promos where you can get upwards of 10% cash back! Did I mention it’s completely free to use? Sign up now!

Travel – Hotels and Flights

Black Friday Deals - Booking.com

Booking.com – One of my favorite travel sites is offering at least 30% off hotel bookings this Black Friday. You can even save up to 25% on your next car rental! Book the best Black Friday deals from before 11/29.

Gaylord Hotel – Save up to 50% off tickets to the Gaylord ICE exhibit [you can read all about our time at Gaylord Texan ICE!] and up to 30% on room nights with their special Cyber Week deal! This offer is good until 11/27.

United Vacation Packages – United has partnered with Priceline this year to offer awesome deals on United Vacation Packages. Book by 11/26 and for their biggest deals of the year! It’s good for travel all the way up to 5/31/24.

Hyatt All-Inclusive – Catch the lowest rates of the year with this special Black Friday deal from Hyatt All-Inclusive. The best part is that you can get these exclusive rates with no money down! Choose a family-friendly resort or opt for one that’s adults-only in Mexico, Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic. Book by 11/27 and travel by 12/17.

Asheville Glamping – Have you ever seen those picturesque cabins located in the Asheville Mountains all over Instagram? Some are shaped like adorable little bubbles and some have two-story slides in them. They even have some that are made entirely of mirrors! Well, those are run by Asheville Glamping and you can book them at a discount during their Black Friday sale. Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off any stays during the 2024 season [3/1-11/20].

Expedia – With Expedia’s Black Friday sale, you can save 30% or more on hotels, travel packages, and cruises. And if you’re a member of their free rewards program, you can earn double the points. They have quite a few package deals on sale too!

Redweek – Redweek is our travel hack of the year! It connects travelers with timeshare owners so you can get apartment-style lodging at bargain basement prices. They’re having a Black Friday deal with almost half off of their membership cost. Join now for only $9.99/year!

Hotels.com – If you sign up as a registered user, you can save up to 30% off hotel bookings during Hotels.com Black Friday sale. Book by 11/29 for stays through 6/30/23.

Great Wolf LodgeGreat Wolf Lodge is one of the top family travel destinations so their Cyber Week deal is a steal! You can save up to 50% off their normal rates at this indoor waterpark resort during Cyber Week. [Psst… they have great deals on Groupon for Great Wolf Lodge too!]

Kalahari ResortsKalahari and their amazing indoor waterpark resort are getting in on the Black Friday fun too! Save up to 30% for stays through 10/31/24. Spa packages, admission to Tom Foolery’s [their theme park], combo packages, and more are on sale.

Marriott – Save up to 20% off any stay at a Marriott property with their Black Friday/Cyber Week deals. It’s valid for stays from 1/1/23 – 6/30/23. Just use promotional code LPR.

Alaska Air – Alaska Air is offering a mega deal with Buy One Get One Free to all kinds of exciting destinations. All you have to pay are the taxes and fees! Use code BFBOGO23 by 11/24 to save!

Travel – Experiences

Flytographer – This is easily one of my favorite deals for Black Friday. Flytographer has its biggest sale of the year this weekend with 20% off gift cards. And if you buy $1000 worth, you save even more with 25% off. We book Flytographer every year for our Spring Break Trips and highly recommend them! You can check out some of our Flytographer sessions here and here. Purchase by 11/24 and use whenever you’re ready.

Pack Up + Go – Talk about an epic sale! Pack Up + Go [my favorite surprise destination travel planner] is offering $150 off their awesome packages for Black Friday. Use code TRIP150 to get your discount! [Check out our review of our Pack Up + Go experience here.]

Excursions and Tours – Your itinerary when visiting a city can really make or break your trip. Treat yo’ self to more experiences and less stuff with up to 50% off excursions and tours for Black Friday with Get Your Guide.

Travel – Guides and Deals

Black Friday Deals - Scott's Cheap Flights

Going [Formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights] – ‘Tis the season for amazing deals on our favorite discount flight notifier – Scott’s Cheap Flights! They’ll send the best airfare deals directly to your inbox. Shop their mega sale and get a whopping discount on both their Premium and Elite membership tiers. The sale runs until 11/30.

Expert Travel Guides – If you’re here on this website, then I don’t need to convince you that insider knowledge of a destination is invaluable. Tap into that knowledge with these amazing guides from some pretty darn awesome bloggers from around the web. Save 20% off the list price of every single one of these guides with the code BLACKFRIDAY2023 until 11/30.

Travel Gear

Away – It’s a big deal! Away Luggage doesn’t have discounts very often but they’re going full swing for Black Friday. Get a whopping 20% off all their super popular luggage options. All colors, sizes, and styles on the website are included in this killer deal. Ends 11/27.

MonosMonos provides high-quality luggage and usually a price tag to match. But lucky for us, they are running amazing deals on their bestsellers with up to 40% off sitewide using the code BLACKFRIDAY. Don’t forget you can try their luggage for 100 days; if you don’t love it, send it back – no questions asked.

Amazon – Shop all our favorite travel gear from our handy dandy Amazon storefront. It has links to all of the gadgets and gear we travel with regularly. Not everything in the store will be on sale for Black Friday but I guarantee there are some good deals to be found there!

Travel – Memberships

Sam’s Club – This always catches people by surprise but Sam’s Club is clutch for travelers. Not only do they have discounted bulk items [that are handy when you’re traveling and staying in a vacation rental instead of a hotel]. But they also have special travel discounts available only to their warehouse members. Buy this Groupon deal to get a year’s membership for only $20.

Priority Pass – If you haven’t heard of Priority Pass, it is a membership program that gives travelers access to a global network of airport lounges. If you’ve never had the pleasure, you’re in for a treat! Trust me, once you’ve grown accustomed to the “lounge life” you won’t ever want to go back. Get the first year of a Standard membership for only $69. Give the program a whirl at a bargain basement price with the Black Friday deal.


What are your favorite Black Friday deals?

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