Whether shopping in-person or online, many stores are dropping their prices Monday and starting those Black Friday sales early.
“Black Friday as a one-day concept, it’s no longer a thing. Black Friday is a season,” said Kristin McGrath, Editor for RetailMeNot.
The savings are available now, with many retailers already having started their big sales.
“What I would recommend for shoppers to do is to focus on specific categories,” said Trae Bodge, Smart Shopping Expert for TrueTrae.com.
Shopping experts told ABC Action News the best discounts will likely be on technology, including smart home devices and small electronics like headphones, earbuds, and TVs. There will also be deep discounts on Fall clothing and beauty products this time of year.
Home appliances are also a must.
“Things like countertop appliances and also those small home appliances like robotic vacuums, which are always really popular,” said Bodge.
Experts stressed that there are lots of ways to save, especially when shopping online.
Adding a browser extension like Honey, RetailMeNot, or Rakuten can also be helpful for online shopping.
“A browser extension is something that a deal site will offer to make your browser smarter,” said Bodge. “You can get a sense of historical pricing, for example, ‘Oh, is this a good time to buy this item or a bad time?’ If there are cash-back offers, coupons, these are all things that happen just from that browser extension.”
If using a credit card, Bodge suggested being strategic about which one you grab.
“Take a look at the benefits your credit cards are offering because some will be giving you maybe 2% cash back,” said Bodge.
“On Black Friday in particular, the deals will be on a specific model. They’re very small and tight and specific… Whereas on Cyber Monday, that offer might be broader,” said Bodge.
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