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.

Groupon Goods Gift Ideas 11/26

nap Terry and Suede Deluxe Orthopedic Pet Beds

nap Terry and Suede Deluxe Orthopedic Pet Beds. Multiple Sizes from $16.99–$32.99. Free Returns.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8″ Tablet Bundles

Samsung Galaxy Note 8″ Tablet Bundles (Refurbished). Multiple Options Available from $249.99–$259.99. Free Returns.
PSP-3000 with 5-Game Bundle

Sony PSP-3000 Portable Gaming System with 5-Game Bundle. Free Returns.
HSI Professional 1-Inch Digital Flat Iron Hair Straightener

HSI Professional 1-Inch Digital Flat Iron Hair Straightener. Free Returns.
16″x20″ Custom Gallery Wrapped Canvas

16″x20″ Custom Gallery Wrapped Canvas from Picture It On Canvas
1.00 Ct.T.W. Black & White Diamond Stud Halo Earrings in Sterling Silver

1.00 Ct.T.W. Black & White Diamond Stud Halo Earrings in Sterling Silver. Free Returns.
Old Dutch 3-Piece Moscow Mule Set

Old Dutch 3-Piece Moscow Mule Set. Free Returns.
NFL Throws

NFL Throw. Multiple Teams Available. Free Shipping and Returns.
The Big Bang Theory Party Game

The Big Bang Theory Party Game. Free Returns.
Big Z Pen Work Light 2-Pack

Big Z Pen Work Light 2-Pack. Free Returns.
Nintendo Wii U System Bundle with Games and Wii U GamePad Accessory Kit

Nintendo Wii U System Bundle with Three Games and Accessory Set. Free Returns.

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.