Okay, we’ve got two days until everyone starts forming ridiculous lines and trampling each other for material things. Before you head out, you might want to consider reading up on some of these hacks to make your Black Friday a little brighter, and less annoying.
Check the Snap Story
Everyone loves insider deals. Follow and watch your favorite brands’ (or brands you’re looking to buy from this holiday season) Snapchat stories to score some extra coupons. Some brands have already started doing this for their followers and other brands are starting to follow their lead. Before purchasing anything, make sure you see if the story has anything good.
(photo cred: buzzfeed.com)
Fill up your virtual shopping carts.
Start browsing online – fill up your cart, and then abandon a few days before Black Friday (so like, today). By filling up a cart that the site already has your contact/ login info for, many sites will send you a discount as an incentive to complete your purchase. You’re already looking anyways – why not get that extra discount when items are already discounted!
A few top retailers who will bait you with their coupons:
- Toys R Us
- Bass Pro Shops
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Kate Spade.com
Take advantage of your credit card’s price protection plan.
Start shopping now (ahead of time) with your credit card provider and use their ‘price protection program’ to get price adjustments after Black Friday. Buy the item you know will be on sale, keep your receipt and copy of the ad. After Black Friday has officially ended, submit your original receipt, your credit card statement that shows what you purchases, and a dated ad to prove the lower price. Lastly, wait for your refund to show up in your account. Wa-La!
Which credit cards will refund a price drop? Check the list out here.
You’ve seen their TV ads once or twice but this time, for real take advantage of the site. Use Ebates.com or download the Ebates app to automatically get your cash rebates just for shopping through them. Better news, rebates are higher throughout the holiday.
Download the ‘Black Friday’ app.
Have deals sent directly to your phone via the free “Black Friday” app available on iOs and Android. You’ll get notifications as soon as a new sale or sale ad is released.
HAPPY SHOPPING Y’ALL!