The Thriftista Guide to Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012
- Black Friday seems to start earlier every year—before your pumpkin pie is even ready, the stores are open! A number of retailers, including WalMart, Target and others are opening at 8 or 9pm on Thanksgiving. Will you be take part, or wait till Cyber Monday [and an historically awful day to get any work done]?
So what is the deal with Black Friday & Cyber Monday?
Check out my 2010 Black Friday post for pointers.
Thrifty blogger tips
Cristi Marashi of My Product Reviews recommends you “Take all of the ads with you to walmart and price match what you can there.”
And Lindsay Wetzel Johnson of Crumbs in the Couch advises: “Go to some of the less crowded stores for great deals and less stress. Radio Shack has good deals on GPs and electronics, also CVS is a nice stop to stock up on free items.”
Apps will keep you saving while mobile
There have been a lot of apps over the past few years making the deals easier to find, especially once you’re out and about. They’re practically indispensible if you are serious about finding the best price on the products you want.
TGI Black Friday — Personal shopping lists you can share, price comparisons, push notification for new ads, it’s quite comprehensive. iPhone/iPad/Android.
Black Friday Fat Wallet — I love fatwallet.com for their forums, but their app is pretty comprehensive. iPhone/iPad.
Black Friday App — From dealnews, this app allows price comparisons. Updates too, so you can get the latest deals. iPhone/iPad/Android.
TGI Cyber Monday — Check out the deals online before you commit to that in-store deal. You may make out better! iPhone/iPad/Android.
Deals, deals, and deals
This year I’m foregoing my annual deal recommendations as there are so many sites at which you can find them. But I’d love to hear your finds! Share ’em in comments or on Twitter!