Monday, Amazon announced that their Prime members will get an early start on Black Friday sales by allowing customers to purchase items 30 minutes ahead of regular customers; this may encourage consumers to not only purchase a Prime membership for $99 (or try for free for 30 days), but may also encourage current Prime members to shop when they were not planning on it.
Amazon has already started their Black Friday sales and they are not only posting deals of the day, but have lightening deals that are available for a specific amount of time. To see their current Black Friday sale items which include not only electronics, clothes, books, but also food items, click here.
This year, REI has opted out of the craziness of the Black Friday madness, and announced that they will be closed on the biggest shopping day of the year. REI started a Twitter buzz when it released information stating they will be closed and that a “life outdoors is a life well lived.” For more on this story, please click here.
Best Buy has great offers on TVs and electronics and they will open at 5 pm Thanksgiving day. To see the items that Best Buy will have on sale on Black Friday, click here.
Are the deals better on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? How do you know you are getting the best deal? To get the answers to these questions and more, click here.
Target’s Black Friday ad includes a doorbuster for an HD Video Drone for $349.99. In addition to the sale items, Target is also offering $10 off a $50 purchase, or $25 off a $100 purchase with the promotional code HOME. To read more about the Target Black Friday sale, click here.
Many stores will be open on Thanksgiving day to begin their Black Friday sale. The news is full of stories about how this new tradition is destroying the holiday for many families. Employees of the retail stores have to work on Thanksgiving, and it tears people away from Thanksgiving dinner if they plan to go to the store and shop. But as long as millions of people around the United States go to the stores during these early shopping hours, then the stores will be open.
Walmart Black Friday deals will also be available on their website, and many consumers can get information about them on their new Black Friday app. To read about specific deals that will be on sale at Walmart during the Black Friday season, click here.
Amazon has already started their Black Friday sales on their website, and plans to include deals everyday through the holiday season. For more on this story and to see the current list of sale items, click here.
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers and consumers, and retailers fight for attention from consumers. Retailers begin promoting their holiday sales at the beginning of November. Each year, every retailer will promote their holiday sale items several weeks in advance and some add deals at the last minute. Sales continue throughout the month of December, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest discounted days of the year. Every major retailer including Walmart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Apple, and Game Stop have Black Friday ads that they release.
This is the best time of the year to get deeply discounted items and deals on electronics, but some research is required. This includes HGTV’s, tablets, and laptops and some deals will get people out of bed at 4 a.m. to get them.
Black Friday shopping takes planning and you will need to get organized if you plan to shop to get what you want. You can raise your chances of getting the specific items you want for Christmas this year. Make a plan and know exactly where you are going when you get into the store. The Walmart app can even help you with a map of your local store, so you know where to go once inside. For more tips and tricks for getting the best holiday deals, click here.