ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS!Black Friday and Cyber Monday are once-a-year opportunities to snag deals, save money and secure purchases on big-ticket items for you, your family and friends. Not only are these two shopping days great for holiday gift deals, but with a little advanced planning, you can save money on year-round purchases, too. Don’t know where to begin? Follow along below to gather tips and avoid obstacles so you can maximize the deals you land on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
“The first step right away is to make your list and decide on your budget even before looking at the ads, because that will sway you. You should sit down and list out the people you want to buy for. Then when you’re getting prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’ll already have your goals mapped out.”– COLLIN MORGAN, Owner Of Hip2save
“Don’t hurt yourself to get the last product on the shelf during Black Friday. Just see if it’s online. You might pay a 5-10 percent premium over what you’d have paid if you stood in line - that’s totally worth your time to not have to fight for the last item in store.”– KYLE JAMES, owner of Rather-Be-Shopping.com
“When shopping online, have a few tabs open, including a deals website so you can grab coupon codes easily. If you’re shopping a particular brand, keep their Twitter or Facebook site open, because a lot of retailers will be offering updates on inventory and deals through social media. It’s a simple and easy way to stay informed.”– KENDAL PEREZ, savings expert at CouponSherpa.com
“You may think the best deals happen only on Black Friday, but that’s not true. There are several more shopping holidays during which to save: Green Monday, Free Shipping Day and Super Saturday. If you don’t get everything on your list during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, don’t fret: there are more opportunities in the coming weeks!”– ANDREA WOROCH, consumer and money-saving expert
Happy Deal Hunting & Happy Holidays!
ABOUT OUR EXPERTS
Collin Morgan is a mother of three and the owner of Hip2Save, a nationally-recognized coupon and savings blog. Morgan began the blog in the summer of 2008 as a way to help herself, family and friends save money. Little did she know that her hobby would turn into a full-time endeavor.
Kyle James is a self-proclaimed coupon nerd and founder of Rather-Be-Shopping.com, a site which has been helping consumers save money with online and in-store coupons since 2001. He also writes the Rather-Be-Shopping blog which focuses on consumer issues, shopping hacks and out-of-the-box ways to save money.
Kendal Perez is the savings expert for CouponSherpa.com, a popular source for in-store, online and mobile coupons. Perez is a regular contributor to online outlets and Denver morning news programs on the topic of saving money, and she also pens a biweekly column for U.S. News & World Report’s My Money blog.
Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money saving expert, writer and TV personality. She is passionate about helping Americans find simple solutions to common financial woes while influencing healthier spending and saving habits.