In retail, the term Black Friday began in the 1960’s to indicate a busy retail day. But really, Black Days have been around on Wall Street for a long time and usually indicate a disastrous day at the stock market. Now, the term is used to refer to the day after Thanksgiving, also commonly known as the busiest shopping day of the year and the beginning of the holiday season. No matter the meaning, both will usually produce stress and craziness! So, The biggest shopping day of the year is near! Have you made your route yet? Where will you start your shopping journey? Have you set your alarms? Some people consider not even sleeping at all! Well, maybe this year, you can sleep and never get out of bed to get the Black Friday Deals. Many retailers are opening their online stores and offering the same deals right on your computer.
Apple started advertisting it’s Friday Online sale today! Also, stores like Target, Walmart, Sears and BestBuy have been running Black Friday deals for weeks now and some say have already reduced their online prices for this week! Amazon and Old Navy also already have online deals available.
Here are some helpful online shopping tips:
1. The big new trend this year is earning cash back while you shop. If you start on the website Shortcuts.com/cashback, you’ll see all of the major e-tailers listed.
2. Retailers are keeping fairly lean inventories this year and can’t afford to be saddled with a lot of excess goods at the end of the season. Use sites like PriceGrabber.com to comparison shop. So you don’t miss a good deal!
3. There are bargain hunters online that do the deal-hunting all the time, so no need to do the legwork yourself. Go to sites like WalletPop.com or GottaDeal.com, where they’ve invested the time, checking prices from store to store and site-to-site, and have posted the best deals — often with coupon codes to save you even more.
Not into online shopping? Would you rather get the doorbusters and beat the crowds? Check out these two websites to find out where to go to get the best discounts on Friday morning!