Black Friday Deals Starting Point

Starting as early as this evening you’ll see Black Friday deals online. Don’t jump too soon! Use Ebates to get DOUBLE cash back at these stores on top of the Black Friday deals pricing.

It’s a great place to start when shopping the Black Friday Deals online, and cash back is automatically calculated based on the total purchase made at stores through Ebates links.

TIP: Sign-up through the links here and already be set to go when the Double Cash Back promo is active on all stores.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Amazon is currently offering Black Friday deals all week long.

Expect that trend to continue throughout the holiday season, however they always throw out a few really extraordinary electronics deals during Black Friday, and are giving you the heads up by posting them as ‘upcoming deals’.

Be ready to jump as fast as you can on these as many will sell out in seconds!

TIP: Be logged into Amazon and ready to go before the deal comes up or you’ll waste time logging in.

TIP: A great way to see price fluctuations is to put items into your cart once you are logged in, and check back off and on throughout the day. They will note when prices have dropped or increased.

These are the places I start when sleuthing out Black Friday deals online. Prior planning includes looking up bargains with deal apps and checking my email announcements, but I also know that all the deals are not advertised and will continue to be offered until well into January in some cases.

Pick your favorite stores, and dive in!

Black Friday is all about having fun and saving money on some great gifts.

Finding My Black Friday 2013 Deals

Black Friday 2013 deals are nearly upon us!

That magical time of year when even if we didn’t need a 32″ HDTV and two dozen tube socks, the deals on both are just too good to pass up.

I’ve never been one to trudge out in the cold, stand in line, and make a dive for a Pillow Pet at 50% Off, thus Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer me an opportunity to snag some great holiday savings while still sans make-up and underwear.  I generally go to my desk (referred to as ‘my perch’ by my family…) at about 6pm on Thanksgiving and emerge victorious in my money-saving glory around 4am on Black Friday.  Then I grab a few hours of sleep, and check my haul including the status on orders that may have already shipped.

Black Friday 2013 Deals at Amazon

My experience has been that I can get 90% of my holiday shopping accomplished in a few hours online, giving me time to enjoy the season and saving me some money for the After-Christmas sales!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Black Friday 2013 Deals

In order to stay on track I do a few things in preparation.

First, I check out the deal sites that dedicate all or some of their efforts to Black Friday ad scans. (I’ve put posts up on SavvySleuth to those who have apps I use.)  By looking at these sites I get an idea of the Black Friday 2013 deals I’m likely to see (advertised and unadvertised) and make note of them.  

 Second, I use Google Drive to make my Christmas gift list, a list of online stores I want to visit with notes regarding potential deals with coupon codes or Double Cash Back through Ebates, and I make a form that I use to auto-populate a spreadsheet.

My form has these questions:

1. What store?

2. Who is the gift for?

3. What is the item?

4. What is the regular price?

5. What did I pay for the item?

6. Deals used: coupon codes, buy one get one, etc…?

7. Return policy?

8. Freebies?

At a glance I know what I’ve purchased, who it’s for and how much I spent on it.  I have a link to the form, and can repeatedly make entries as I shop.

Third, I have a budget and I stick to it.  It’s tough when the deals are especially sweet, or pop up like on Amazon throughout the week, but not having a huge credit card bill as a result of this shopping spree is so worth it!

Black Friday deals will be plentiful, and since so many of the deals are online as well as in store, why not stay home and relax while you shop?

 With a bit of planning, you’re sure to get some great gifts for less and still have money left in the bank.

Black Friday 2013 Deals

Now is the time to start your Black Friday 2013 Deals search.

In addition to the little ‘ol Savvy Sleuth, check out these dedicated big boys who keep all of us up to speed on Black Friday deals before, during and after the event.

Many retailers have leaked their Black Friday ad scans,  including Best Buy, Target and Macys.

Use this deal information to plan your savings scavenger hunt both online and off.

Walmart Black Friday 2013 Ad Includes Incredible iPhone 5s Deal
Not all Walmart Black Friday 2013 deals include the guarantee, which is the case with these incredible iPhone deals. Walmart is cutting the price of the iPhone 5c dramatically and with the gift card bonus the iPhone 5s is just over $100 on a two-year

Here are just a few of the dedicated Black Friday 2013 deals sites to check out before the big day!

The Black Friday

Fatwallet Black Friday 2013

BFAds Black Friday

Black Friday

Countdown to Black Friday Deals at Amazon

LED Lights for Accenting Desk

LED Lights for Accenting Desk

led lights keyboard

LED lights add ambient light, and a cool look to desktop.

Recently I’ve been looking into updating the look of my desk using LED lights for ambient light.

LED strip lighting is one way to do this, with relative ease, on a budget.

With no tools, and a free USB port on your PC, you can add this cool blue accent lighting to your monitor, desk, PC tower or wherever you want it to go on or near your work space.

I liked it over my keyboard, and am considering a second one for behind my monitor, although I prefer white light for that location as it eases eye strain.

This is the product I’m using : Antec Advance Accent Lighting Blue LED 51 Inch Cable

 I like it because it’s relatively cheap ($11 is what I paid), has a manual on/off switch on the cord, and can be powered up and down via a USB port on my monitor and/or PC.  It was a breeze to install with 3M sticky tape on the back of the strip.

NOTE: The LED lights are very intense, and should not be placed in a direct line of sight.  There’s also red if you prefer:Antec Advance Accent Lighting Red USB-powered 6 LED Strip

There are also LED Light Kits at Amazon for home and auto.

These kits usually come with controllers, which allow for light changing color and effects like chasing lights.  But be careful and read the reviews on these.  I purchased one and found it to be cheaply made and electrically unsound.  (Sparks few out of my outlet!)

Creatively used, LED lights can be great for adding accent lighting to your desk or other spaces in your home.

Check out all the deals here:LED Lights on Amazon .