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Black Friday: Online Game Plan

Black Friday has become a nationally accepted day where Americans put their lives on the line for the best Christmas deal. However, if you want to save the Kevlar vest for another day and still get the deals, you don’t need to look any further than your computer. But if you know how to play the game, you could end up on top, but be prepared for a few changes this year.

Know the Websites   

There are several websites out there who will post the deals online to help put together price comparisons. The Black Friday and The Black Friday Ads are two of the best sites out there.

Staying Up vs. Waking Up

There are several major retailers who are all opening up at midnight as compared to the early dawn hours.



Best Buy


So if you get up early you may find that their merchandise is already sold out. But think of it this way, by staying up late you can sleep in the next morning!

Follow Them

Either on Facebook or Twitter follow the stores you’ll most likely be shopping at, many are going to be posting last minute sales, coupons and rebates! You could be saving some major bucks simply for a simple click, who can complain about that?

Know the Doorbusters

Just because you’re shopping online doesn’t mean you can’t get a doorbuster! You just have to know when they apply online. For many stores they often put the online doorbusters up in the afternoon, after the major rush has already gone through. Not only do they normally offer what was in the stores, but they also present a few other options as well.


Most people shop on Black Friday to save some money, so why not try to save all you can? Look online for coupons and promo codes. Simply by typing in the name of the store or company name with the word coupons after it in a search engine, you can come up with a few good finds. Also, register for their email newsletters, they often send out coupons just for signing up, and all it takes is one little click to get unregistered once you’ve gotten your coupon if you want.

Buy BEFORE Black Friday  

This probably sounds super odd, but did you know that some of the credit card companies, such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express, have price protection policies? Basically that means that they will offer you a refund if an item that you purchase is lowered within those companies given timeframe. The downside to this is that you do have to fill out some paperwork showing the cost on the item did go down within the timeframe. But call your credit card company! Double check to make sure that they offer Black Friday protection, some don’t, so before you go off buying that new laptop, cover your bases. But if you’re lucky you could spend Black Friday snuggled up and worry free!

But the biggest tip I would offer is to know exactly what you’re looking for and where to buy it. By having your shopping cart already put together you eliminate time and save money. Good luck to anyone who will be participating in this unofficial national holiday!


About Rachel Kadavy

A young and upcoming journalist with a passion for fashion. I write short stories, sing, act and read for hobbies. You can usually find me sitting in the back corners of local Starbucks sipping my center-of-the-sun hot Americano (with soy and a short of hazelnut!) typing away on my beloved laptop with the latest copy of Vogue or Cosmopolitan. I also enjoy waking up early to watch the sunrise and to go for early morning strolls if I can pull myself away from my comfy window seat.

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