Alright, everyone. We’ve made it! Year-end sales are finally kicking off this weekend in the U.S, so we’re giving you some tips on how to find the best deals possible for all the items on your wish list.
The first U.S. sale kicks off with Black Friday on November 25 followed by Cyber Monday three days later on November 28. The biggest thing to do is to prepare! Here are five things you can do this coming weekend to help you research and stay on top of deals as they happen.
5 Quick Tips: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales
- Subscribe to retailer newsletters
If you already have your eye on a few online stores this weekend, subscribe to their newsletters. They want you to know about their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and will likely send out special discount codes. Keep your eye out for those chances to save!
- Follow retailers on social media
If you’re a fan of social media, this is a really easy way to keep up with sales as they happen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Go on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, or any other platforms where retailers are active, to get updates and tips about early sales and deals.
- Check store return policies
Before you buy something, check the retailer’s return policy. Policies may be slightly altered for year-end sales, such as charging a restocking fee. However, some retailers, like Amazon, can make holiday returns more convenient by extending the window of time you have to return an item. Either way, make sure to take a peek at these policies so you’re not left with any surprises.
- Visit retailer websites
Stores will be updating their homepages every day with new deals or with previews about what to expect for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Check back often with them throughout the week for the latest information.
- Check out deal-sharing websites
The U.S. is home to many websites dedicated to helping shoppers find the best deals on the internet. Check DealNews and Slick Deals for tons of updates on sales. There are also crowd-sourced sites such as Reddit’s Black Friday subreddits where members submit deals as they happen or submit questions for others to answer.
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