Black Friday shopping isn’t as great as it used to be, but there are still some great deals to be found. The key is to know the ins and outs of how the big day is going to play out. Let’s take a closer look at some Black Friday shopping hacks.
Search for Items Online BEFORE the Official Start Time
A great hack when Black Friday shopping online is to start searching for items before the official start time. Items are often listed before the sale starts. You won’t find the items in a specific sale area. You will have to search for what you’re looking for. Keep checking. This hack can help you beat other sellers and get the item before it sells out.
Scan the Store Ahead of Time
A couple days before Thanksgiving, head out to the stores you plan to shop at. Chances are you’re going to see items on the floor, wrapped in black plastic. You can’t buy the items yet, but you will know where to go when the sale starts. Check the bottom of the palate to see what’s on each one. The bottom is usually left unwrapped, so you can see the product.
Signup for Amazon Prime
Another great Black Friday hack is to signup for Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime members get early access to Black Friday deals. Sometimes items sell out before they even make it to other shoppers. Plus, you’ll get everything shipped for free and receive it in 2 days.
Divide and Conquer
Shopping with a friend or your spouse allows you to divide and conquer. Each person can take one half of the store to grab the items you want. This gives you a bigger chance of getting all the items you came for.
Abandon Your Online Cart
A week or so before Black Friday, go to the stores you plan to shop with online and add some items to your cart but don’t check out. Instead abandon your cart. The store will usually send you an email with a discount code. Save the code and use it during Black Friday to save even more.
Scan Items with the Amazon App
If you want to make sure you’re getting a better deal than what Amazon is offering, scan items in-store with the Amazon app. If Amazon has a better price, you can buy the item from Amazon and continue shopping.
Last, but not least, you want to use Paribus when shopping online. The way Paribus works is it keeps track of your orders and, if a price falls, the company will contact the store to ask for the difference. It’s super easy and can save you a lot of time and money.
Black Friday may not be as awesome as it used to be, but you can still score some awesome deals. Best of all, you can now score those deals from the comfort of your own home.