Black Friday can be a hectic day. However, by looking at the ads beforehand one can find the best deals ahead of time. Then, make a budget, list and schedule to be as organized as possible before heading to the store. Here is some information about where and when to shop for the best deals on Black Friday 2010. As a bargain hunter, these tips have helped me with Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.
Start researching the deals online and in the store ads, now! Make a budget and stick to it. Secondly, make a list of items that are your first picks. However, have second choices available if your first pick is out of stock. Finally, have a schedule. Some stores may have deals at midnight, while others may open at 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. Find out what deals are available online. It’s always easier to shop online and miss the crowds. Also, if you haven’t already, sign up for emails from the stores you want coupon codes and deal alerts. I just got an email from Circuit City to get $20 off an already low HDTV price. In addition, Kohl’s is emailing out savings passes for 15% off everything from the 24th to the 28th of November. This pass can be used online or printed out and used in stores.
Walmart always has super deals on Black Friday. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on November 26, 2010, there will be tons of deals. Choose from a Rival two-quart slow cooker, a mini chopper or an electric hand mixer for only $2.97 each. However, some of the bargains will only be from 5:00 to 11:00 a.m. One deal will be the $50 Walmart gift card consumers will get after purchasing an 8GB iPod touch for $225.00. Another is the 19 inch Sansui LCD HDTV for $98.00
Best Buy is a great store to go to for electronics and appliances. On Black Friday, they will have a $1000 savings on the LG Washer and Dryer. It is almost like a buy one get one free deal.
Kohl’s has fantastic savings on their already low prices. Get select toys for 50 percent off and an extra 20 percent off fine jewelry that is already deeply discounted.
The Early Bird Catches the Worm
Early morning hours are typical for Black Friday. This year Target will open its doors at 4 a.m. and Best Buy will open its doors at 5:00 a.m. Kohl’s is even earlier at 3:00 a.m. If you do decide to brave the early morning crowds, get there early enough so that you are not at the end of the line.
Stay warm and avoid the crowds by shopping the online Black Friday deals. Typically, Black Friday online shopping is my shopping venue of choice. More and more stores are offering their deals online. In addition, some stores are even offering online only offers. For instance, Walmart has several deals that are online only and start on Thanksgiving. For example, there will be Kodak Easy Share M530 Digital Camera for only $79. It comes with a bonus case and 4GB memory card. Right now, this camera retails for $99 at the Kodak store without a case and bonus memory card.
Amazon.com has tons of great deals. For instance, one can save up to 40% on Radio Flyer trikes and wagons. Currently, Amazon has lightening deals. These deals have a timer on them and are revealed when the timer hits zero. Get these bargains before they go out of stock. Deals are organized by categories so it is easy to find what you want.
After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday. Right now, you can get exclusive offers for Cyber Monday from Target.com if you sign up for emails. By signing up for the emails, you agree to get other offers from Target. Many stores are starting Cyber Monday now. Drugstore.com is calling it Cyber Week Savings and has many special offers in limited quantities available. Thus, check now to see if Cyber Monday has already begun at your favorite online retailer.
Don’t forget to browse your circular to make sure these deals are available in your area. Also, prices in this article may change or be different in your city or town.