Thursday, as all major retailers including Walmart and Amazon have started their Black Friday sales on their websites, and many have already started advertising their Cyber Monday sales now. Many people wonder if they can get better deals online on Cyber Monday then they will in stores on Black Friday and the answer is yes, and they don’t need to wait in line to get them.
Cyber Monday deals on Amazon.com include a new sale every 10 minutes and it runs through next week. Sale items on Amazon include clothing, tools, electronics, shoes, tablets, and toys. To see the specific items on sale now at Amazon.com, click here.
Cyber Monday has become a large event over the last few years and for those shoppers who don’t want to venture out Thanksgiving night or early on Black Friday, and like to shop from the comfort of their own home…Cyber Monday is for them. The online retailers like Amazon get their chance to offer deep discounts and compete with the brick and mortar stores on Cyber Monday. Amazon started their Cyber Monday sale on Saturday morning.
Most websites will offer free shipping on Cyber Monday (or with a minimum purchase), and some will have specific items on sale, or 20-50% off everything. Most websites have flyers that show the exact items that will be on sale Monday morning, and some (just like on Black Friday) will have doorbuster items that will begin at midnight. Go through the sales ad for the websites you like and make a plan for getting what you want. If the item has a limited quantity, then you will need to be up at midnight and try to get it then. Because of the sheer number of people attempting to get on the sites at the same time, expect some delays or slow websites at that time…be patient.
The Groupon Black Friday sale will include jewelry, electronics, an iPhone for $189.99, iPhone 6, the iPad Air, tablets, home goods, and additional discounts on local food and drink Groupon purchases. Groupon is one of the top 5 companies offering Black Friday deals that can be purchased through their app. To see specific Groupon sales items in your area, click here.
The Wallet Hub list of the best and worst retailers list offering the highest discounts for Black Friday deals was released this week, and JCPenney and Khol’s top the list at 68% and 66.7% respectively. Stage, Groupon and Belk round out the top 5. To see the Black Friday Wallet worst discount list, click here.
In addition to their Black Friday ad, Walmart has also released their Christmas Toy Book ad which includes 40 pages of toys on sale during the holiday season. The ad is chocked full of toys for kids of all ages. Sale items include Star Wars items, nurf products, dolls, Barbie dolls and accessories, and much more. To view the entire Walmart Toy Book, click here.
Bath and Body Works will have a VIP tote on Black Friday that includes discounted items and a cool bag. This year’s bag (items may vary by store) is a black leather like bag that includes 5 of the stores best products items, a 3-wick candle, body mist, lotion, hand soap and a shower gel. To see the Bath and Body Work Black Friday gift tote bag and what Victoria’s Secret plans to do on Black Friday, click here.
The Amazon Black Friday sale already started and continues through the holiday weekend with new deals offered as often as every five minutes on their website. Deals include: a 40” TV for $115.00, and 50% Harry Potter books, Acer Home Theater Projector for $299. Beginning on Thanksgiving day, 10 deals of the day will be offered on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday. For more information on the Amazon sale, click here.
Amazon also 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. 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. For more information about the Black Friday Amazon sales, click here.
This year, competing with Amazon, Walmart’s Black Friday deals will also be available on their website, and many consumers can get information about them on their new Black Friday app. Hot deals include TVs, Fitbits, video games, toys and much more. To read about specific deals that will be on sale at Walmart during the Black Friday season, click here.
Best Buy has great offers on TVs and electronics and they will open at 5 pm Thanksgiving day. Best Buy just revealed 300 more deals that will be offered at Buy Best stores and on their website. To see the items that Best Buy will have on sale on Black Friday, click here.
This year, REI has opted out of the craziness of the biggest sale day of the year and 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.
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.
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. 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.