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Looking to Get Ahead on Shopping Before Black Friday? Here Are 4 Tips to Get You Started

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As you probably guessed, 2020 presents some very real (and unique) challenges for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday. Typically taking place on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday offers the best prices of the year on high price-tag items, like TVs, smartphones, and laptops.

In recent years, Black Friday has been shifting to an online space with new shopping events, like Cyber Monday, popping up in the World Wide Web’s digital retail space. Add this to folks cutting back on in-store visits and big-name retailers canceling shopping events left and right, and we can expect the Black Friday phenomenon to shift to an online space even more so.

With all of these changes, one factor of Black Friday will remain the same: the bargains are epic! Get your Black Friday – and Cyber Monday – started off on the right foot with our 4 tips below.

Start early.

As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm, and the same is true with Black Friday deals. Not only have deals been kicking off earlier in recent years, but it’s also reassurance that the package will actually make it to your doorstep in time for your gift exchange. Retailers, like Walmart, Target, and Amazon, have “Deal Days” going strong through the whole month of November. So, what are you waiting for?

Use apps or browser extensions to your advantage.

Hey, we’re not in the Stone Age – you don’t have to compare/contrast prices by looking up individual retailers online. There’s an app for that! Try BuyVia, Shopkick, or Shopular to compare prices, get discounts, and score coupons. You can even use browser extensions, such as Honey or CamelCamelCamel, to get price alerts or incentives for any product you shop online.

Sign-up for loyalty programs.

Even in the 21st century, loyalty programs are still a thing. These programs grant members access to exclusive coupons, sales, and promotions, and certain ones are even structured with point reward systems! A majority of these cards are free for charge, and you can literally sign-up on the website using an email address. Then, all you have to do is wait for the offers to start flooding your inbox!

Don’t be afraid to get social.

Facebook pages, Instagram posts, and Twitter feeds are actually a great way to keep up with everything on your favorite retailer’s mind. Sometimes, these posts promote a last-minute deal or sale, exclusive to avid social media users with insider information. Other than finding out the latest, need-to-know information, these posts are also easily shareable with your friends and followers. Wink, wink.

Expand your mind with new ideas! No matter the topic, The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina is committed to informing you of the information that you want to know.

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