You guys, the most anticipated shopping week is almost here! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the deals just keep rolling in! These days can be the best way to score the top toys of the year, the cheapest prices on electronics, and the best opportunity to get all your gifts checked off your shopping list.
Here are a few pro tips from myself, your fellow deal hunting mama.
Do your homework
- Be the first to know – Here you can subscribe to the Black Friday ads from your favorite stores as soon as they are leaked!
- Preview deals – Most stores have already released their Black Friday ads! These ads are your key to doing your homework to understand who really has the best deals and when they start! PRO TIP: Avoid the “limited inventory doorbusters”. Odds of you nabbing one are slim so perhaps focus on other items that are available in bigger quantities but still at amazing prices!
- Leverage social media – Retailer’s Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram is a great way to see the most up to date sales or what is already sold out. Some retailers reward their followers with extra incentives for following or liking various posts. You should also use these platforms to tag friends who may be looking for specific items on discount pricing as well. Sharing is caring!
- Compare prices – Always check prices across different retailers for the same item. Amazon is my go-to for comparative pricing and keep in mind price matching from stores like Nordstrom!
Online vs. in store shopping
- STAY HOME – Braving the crazy crowds, excessive lines and potentially cold weather is not worth it. You truly can get the same amazing Black Friday deals from the comfort of your own cozy house and pajamas.
Create your budget
- Stick with it – Let’s be honest, this is the worst part of the shopping fun. The sight of a good deal can make your budget fly through the roof quickly if you are not careful. Stay on track and target your list before adding bonus items.
- Still struggling for gift ideas? Browse these top lists to spark ideas for gifts your loved ones are sure to enjoy!