A week from tomorrow is Black Friday.
That’s a pretty big deal in “my” world – as you might imagine.
But the irony is that Friday is actually not the biggest deal. In actuality, the money saving madness starts on Thursday, November 22 – aka Thanksgiving.
That’s right: Most stores put their Black Friday sales online a day early.
Plus, if the past is any predictor, we can also expect to see a lot of “unannounced” sales popping up throughout the day.
And of course, Amazon will have their Lightning Deals running all week long.
So, if you’ve got a special item or two on your “wish I could find a great deal on this” list, don’t wait until Friday to start shopping!
I will be here, all next week and starting bright and early Thursday morning to bring you guys the very best of the Black Friday maddness.
(Don’t worry: I plan to take a break late afternoon for Thanksgiving dinner with the family, but I’ll be back that evening and again on (Black) Friday.)
What does all this mean to you?
Well, now is a great time to make your “wish list”.
What items — big or small — do you need and/or want for yourself and your family?
Have you been putting off some major purchases?
Do you want to finish up your Chanukah shopping?
I suggest you do a bit of leg-work now to figure out what your “buy now” price is – that way you’ll be ready to move quickly when those deals show up.
Google the items, use the Amazon Price Tracker, and/or use the search bar here (it’s over there on the top right) to find out what kinds of deals we’ve seen in the past.
Black Friday 2012 In the Stores
In case you missed it, I’ve posted some of the hottest Black Friday 2012 ads over the past several days. Here are the highlights:
Black Friday 2012 Online
If you don’t want to fight with 100 other customers over the two cheap toaster that a store has in stock, do what I do: Shop online. (Preferably in your PJs!)
And please be sure check your favorite blog (this is your favorite, right?) for all the latest and greatest in Black Friday sales.
I know what a thrill it is to score a good deal – believe me!
But I also remember the anxiety of getting a credit card bill I couldn’t afford to pay off.
So, this is as good a time as any for me to throw out my standard reminder: If you can’t afford it, it’s not a bargain.
What’s On Your Wish List?
So now that we’ve covered all the basics, let’s get down to it.
What are you looking for? Or better yet, wishing for?
What’s the one special item on your list that you’d really love to find a killer deal on?
I can’t promise I’ll find them all, of course, but having this running list does help me to decide what to post when I facing a wall of great deals. So have at it:
Leave me a comment with the item or items that you are really hoping to score on this Black Friday season.