Thrifty Traveler’s Favorite Black Friday Travel Gear Deals

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Black Friday is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the many deals available and save yourself some money. Whether you are looking to treat yourself, or get the traveler on your shopping list taken care of, use our master list of Black Friday travel gear deals to help you out.

Make sure to check the Amazon Black Friday page throughout the day as new offers are constantly being added. Be sure to bookmark this page as well as we will be updating it throughout the day as more deals become available.

Thrifty Tip: Make sure to see if you are eligible to save up to $100 with an Amazon and American Express Promo

Without further ado, here is Thrifty Traveler’s list for Black Friday 2018.


Trtl Travel Pillow

If you have taken a long-haul flight in economy, you might know the struggle of not having a good travel pillow. From 11/22-11/30, Amazon will be offering 25% off the Trtl travel pillow when using discount code 25BFTRTL at checkout. This brings the cost of the pillow down to $22.50.

I picked one of these pillows up when it was on sale for Amazon Prime day. While it looks odd, it is certainly comfortable. My favorite part is its portability. Weighing just over 5 ounces and being half the size of a normal travel pillow, carrying this thing around is a breeze as it can easily go inside your bag.

Buy at Amazon for $22.50Use code 25BFTRTL at checkout.


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Bose QC35 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Amazon has offered numerous discounts lately on the Bose QC25 wired noise-cancelling headphones. However, this is the first time I have seen the wireless QC35 version on sale. I picked these up a few years ago and I never take a trip without them. $299.99 isn’t cheap but the Black Friday price is $50 off the normal price.

Buy on Amazon for $299.99



Amazon Basics Hardside Spinner Luggage – 20″ 

We are not sure about the quality of this bag, but for $31.94, it is worth a shot if you are in the market. It has a protective hard shell with a scratch-resistant finish and 4 double spinner wheels for smooth rolling mobility. The bag also has 4.5 out of 5 stars on 957 reviews which is usually a pretty good indication of quality.

You will need to complete the purchase through Amazon Warehouse. Additionally, there are a number of luggage pieces available including the larger sizes of this bag from Amazon Basics. You can find the full details of this here.

Buy it on Amazon for $31.94


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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Previous Generation

Amazon almost always has Black Friday deals on their own products. If you don’t own a Kindle, this is a great opportunity to pick one up at a discount. The Kindle Paperwhite has a higher resolution display with a built-in adjustable light. It is normally $119.99, so you can save $40 by picking this up today.

Buy it on Amazon for $79.99



Anker PowerCore Lite High Capacity Portable Charger

I have carried one of these Anker portable chargers for years and it is a staple in my travel backpack. This model will provide two-and-a-half charges for iPhone 8 Plus, or 2.6 full Galaxy S9 or iPhone X charges before it needs to be recharged. The power bank is 40% off today as it is normally $33.99. There are a few other sizes available as well which you can check out here

Buy it on Amazon for $20.39



eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack

Our favorite travel backpack is on sale today at eBags! This bag normally retails for around $119.99 and it is available today for $69.99 when you use promo code DEALS at checkout. Many members of the Thrifty Traveler team have this backpack and it is a great travel companion.

Don’t forget to use a shopping portal on this purchases as well. You can get 12% off at Ebates or bonus miles in lots of other programs.

Buy it on eBags for $69.99. Use Code DEALS at Checkout. 



Samsonite Invoke 2 Piece Nested Hardside Luggage Set

This luggage set is normally $459.99. Today only (11/23) You can pick the set up for $129.99 which is $330 off. The luggage has 4 out 5 stars on 110 Amazon customer reviews. This may be worth a shot if you are looking for new luggage.

Buy it on Amazon for $129.99


Black Friday Travel Gear Deals


SanDisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC Memory Card

You can get huge savings on SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC memory cards today! The 400GB version is almost 70% off as it normally costs $249.99. You can grab it today for $79.99. There are many other sizes available as well.

Buy it on Amazon for $79.99



Shvigel Leather Passport Cover

I picked one of these up for my daughter recently and for $7.19, the quality is hard to beat. This normally sells for $10.99. You can pick one up today for $7.19 (35% off). There are twelve different colors to choose from as well.

Buy it on Amazon for $7.19



23andMe Ancestry DNA Test

If you are curious to learn more about your ancestry, the 23andMe ancestry DNA test is a great option. It is also 50% off today for Black Friday. The kit normally costs $199.99 but you can pick it up today for $99.99.

Buy it on Amazon for $99.99


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Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

This great little Bluetooth speaker is perfect for travel. It normally costs $99 but it is on sale today for $69. It is fully waterproof with a rugged exterior that resists dents, cracks, and scratches. It is the perfect speaker to throw in your bag for a day at the beach. Oh yeah, it sounds great as well.

Buy it on Amazon for $69



Sandmarc Wide Angle Lens for iPhone

I picked up this lens before my last international trip. It really enhances the quality of the shots you take on your iPhone. The best part is it comes with its own case for the iPhone which makes popping it on and off a breeze. Save some space in your travel bag and pack one of these instead of your regular camera.

I purchased this for full price at $89,99, but you can get 20% off by using promo code BF2018 at checkout.

Buy it on Sandmarc for $72. Use code BF2018 at checkout for 20% off. 


Black Friday Travel Gear Deals


Bose QC25 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

These are the older version of the headphones listed above. They also are not wireless. If that isn’t a big deal to you, these are a fantastic deal. These headphones are currently sure $124.98 at QVC (normally $179).

Buy it on QVC for $124.98


Bottom Line

Don’t wait on any of these deals as they are good through the day or while supplies last. Make sure to check the Amazon Black Friday page throughout the day as new offers are constantly being added.


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