Friday and Cyber Monday Savings Tips!
Friday and Cyber Monday are still the hottest shopping days
of the year, but this season, retailers are breaking all
the rules. They’re opening on Thanksgiving Day, releasing
deals even earlier and many retailers are offering different
deals at different times on different days throughout the
whole weekend. So how do you know the best times and places
to get the biggest bang for your buck?
Top 3 Things to Remember BEFORE You Start Shopping
* Your budget. Your total holiday buys should be no more
than two weeks' salary. Strive to spend under that! You’ll
be in a better position financially in the New Year.
* Unexpected deal sources. Grocery and drug stores are great
options for last-minute deals. You can also use store rewards
cards and bonus points to rack up on discounted prices and
Finish your shopping early. Most people believe that prices
go down closer to the holidays when, in fact, prices start
to go up at least 15-20% about two weeks before the holiday.
Friday vs. Cyber Monday
Each of these
shopping holidays has its pros and cons. If you don’t
like braving the crowds, you’re probably a fan of
Cyber Monday. If you like the thrill of the chase and serious
savings, then Black Friday is your friend. But this year,
some retailers are offering amazing deals on both days.
One popular online retailer, 6pm.com,
will offer multiple deals on both Black Friday and Cyber
Monday and the best part is, you don’t have to leave
This year, every hour on Black Friday, 6pm.com
will unveil one must-have item from a coveted brand, available
for just $24. That’s right24 hours, 24 hot items,
all for $24. They will also have great deals on top brands
like 70% off Frye and Dansko and 80% off Nine West. And
what if you didn’t check off your entire list on Black
Friday? That’s okay, because on Cyber Monday, they’re
going to introduce another 24 items for $24 each.
know about 6pm.com? They’re one of my favorites! You
can find brand name shoes, clothing and accessories for
women, men and children at up to 75 percent off retail prices
every day. Better yet, their merchandise selection changes
often, so there’s always something new and fresh for
shoppers. For more information on 6pm.com’s deals,
in Unexpected Places!
Here is another great shopping tip. Many people don’t
realize that you can get things like electronics, toys,
spa products even a wine cabinet all at your
local CVS. Most CVS/pharmacy stores are open 24 hours or
have extended hours throughout the season, and it is VERY
easy to save money at CVS if you use your ExtraCare rewards
card. Black Friday deals are active at CVS/pharmacy beginning
November 28. For additional savings, shoppers can clip a
30% OFF shopping pass found in their weekly sales ad in
most local newspapers. Customers will receive $5 ExtraBucks
Rewards with the purchase of Pillow Pet Dream Lites (on
sale for $19.99.)
ExtraBucks Rewards are like “free CVS money”
that can be used on most things in the store. That’s
like getting HALF OFF on one of the most popular toys of
the season, and you skip the toy store lines. There are
lots of fun gifts available for just $12.88! There is a
whole line of ‘50s style retro products including
a chocolate fondue fountain, cotton candy maker, popcorn
popper and more -- as well as a Disney Mickey Mouse Waffle
Maker. There is even a soft Plush Sherpa Blanket is available
for only $8.88! Pick it up in store on Black Friday and
curl up under it at home while you order photo gifts from
will be 35% OFF all photo books, calendars, and photo canvases
on CVSphoto.com on Black Friday with the code PHOTOGIFT35.
On Cyber Monday, Photo Gifts and Ornaments are 25% off with
the promo code PHOTOGIFT25.
continue to rule this holiday season. Mini tablets will
be flying off the shelves as their prices come down. Accessories
for tablets and smart phones will also be popular. For the
kids, interactive toys will be a hot ticket item. Toys that
combine action figures with interactive game systems will
be big sellers.
unique gift idea is luggage! It can be expensive so the
time to buy it is now. The DELSEY Helium is light as a feather,
has a durable shell and four wheels for easy navigation
and comes in great colors. This model will be 70 percent
off Black Friday through Cyber Monday on their website.
In fact, all luggage collections will be on sale all weekend
at up to 70 percent off with free shipping, but quantities
are limited so shop early. For more information, visit www.delsey.com.
Have your friends and family help you “cover more
ground” and buy items for each other. Assign each
person a store and reimburse each other for purchases made!
* Follow your favorite brands and stores on Facebook and
Twitter to get clued in early on holiday deals. Also, sign
up for their free newsletters and mailing list notifications.
You can often score exclusive coupons and coupon codes.
Know the regular (non-discounted) retail price of a popular
item you’re looking to buy. This way, you know if
you’re really getting a good deal.
* Finally, do your homework. Sometimes lower prices on electronics
will mean less features. Make sure you are getting the most
for your money.
Holidays, and happy shopping!
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