Store shelf stocked with upright vacuums

Upright vacuums are the most popular type of vacuum for good reason: They can handle heavy-duty cleaning on carpets and bare floors. If you're looking to replace yours soon—and do some robust cleaning this holiday season—now's the time to find a great deal.

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“Expect Shark and Dyson to be at similar Black Friday price points, with Hoover and Bissell rounding out the mix,” says CR’s market analyst for vacuums, Kelly Moomey. “And look for advertised doorbuster deals, where retailers, as they have in years past, put specific products on sale at specific times on Thanksgiving, and throughout the morning and afternoon on Black Friday.”

We combed through the holiday ads released so far, and, for now, we’ve found the best deals at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohl’s, and Walmart. Some are available now, and some sales go into effect on Thanksgiving Day. We’ll continue our search, and update this article, as new ads appear.

Curious about which upright vacuums top our ratings chart? Browse our ratings of more than 60 upright models to see how well each performed in our vacuum tests. Looking for a stick or robotic vacuum on sale? We have lists of robotic vacuum Black Friday deals and stick vacuum Black Friday deals, too.

Below, a collection of the best Black Friday vacuum deals we’ve seen so far, listed from least to most expensive.

Best Black Friday Deals on Vacuums

Hoover WindTunnel UH70120
The deal: $106 at Home Depot
Savings: $55
At Home Depot you can already find an inexpensive vacuum on sale, a Hoover WindTunnel, for about half price. Though this vacuum isn’t at the top of our ratings, it still earns an Excellent rating for bare floors, and it’s also stellar at picking up embedded pet hair in carpet. This model also has a five-level carpet-height adjustment setting, so you can change the motorhead to fit your carpet height.

Shark Navigator Lift Away Pet
The deal: $88 at Walmart on Nov. 22
Savings: $70
Consumer Reports did not test this Walmart-specific model, but we did test a similar model, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352. The NV352 receives an Excellent rating in our bare floor cleaning tests, and it did exceptionally well at preventing the scattering of dust or debris when vacuuming.


Go to Consumer Reports' 2018 Holiday Central for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider tips on shopping, and much more.

Dyson Multiball Floor 2
The deal: $250 at Home DepotBest BuyDyson.com
Savings: $150
This is one of the lower prices that we’ve seen this year for this model. The Dyson Multiball Floor 2 is a highly rated vacuum that earns an Excellent rating on our bare floors cleaning test. Worth noting: It's a little light on attachments, and only comes with a stair tool and a combination tool.

Dyson Ball Animal 2
The deal: $300 at Best Buy, $300 at Kohls on Nov. 22
Savings: $200
This upright is a highly ranked model in our ratings, and performed wonderfully at cleaning bare floors. It also earns an Excellent rating for its ability to suck up embedded pet hair in carpet in our tests. It’s not the cheapest upright you’ll find, but at $200 off, it’s a solid deal for a top-performing Dyson upright.