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The Money Saving Mom doesn't get out on Black Friday either!
I'm not much on getting out and shopping on Black Friday. For one thing, I like to sleep in on the holidays. Plus, there's not really any place to go in this town besides Walmart, and you know how I feel about Walmart. Maybe I'm just more into stimulating the economy rather than trying to get a good deal that's not necessarily a good deal. Here's what Crystal Paine, aka The Money Saving Mom, has to say about shopping on Black Friday:
Money Saving Mom Says to Stay Home on Black Friday
Are the Black Friday deals
really worth getting up at 3 AM for?
I don’t go shopping on Black Friday.
I know, I know. That
statement might sound a bit antithetic to my usually frugal, money-saving ways,
but it’s true.
Here’s why: The Black Friday deals online are just as good, or
even better, than the in-store deals.
Yes, seriously. And I’ve proven this theory throughout the past
few years by meticulously comparing the prices online versus the prices in-store.
In almost every case, the online prices were better than the in-store prices.
Plus, you don’t have to wait out in the cold for three hours, and
you can avoid all the stampeding and shoving crowds at the stores. Instead, you
can get up a little early on Friday morning, sit in your PJ’s, sip your cup of
coffee, and browse online.
There are other perks to shopping online for Black Friday:
Have More of a Selection When Shopping Online
Typically, online sites are stocked better and have more variety
than you’re going to find in-store. However, do note that the deals still sell
out fairly quickly online. So if you see a deal ahead of time you’re
particularly interested, you may want to wait up until midnight to go ahead and
get it, as it may be sold out by the morning.
Don’t Have to Drive to Multiple Stores
One of the biggest headaches of Black Friday shopping is strategizing
where to be when and how you’re going to be multiple places in time for the
great sales. Save gas and time by just clicking your way to savings.
Tip: Set up an account the day before on the sites that have hot
sales that might not last long online on Black Friday. That way, when you
order, you can just login and go through checkout quickly.
Can Use Online Coupon Codes
Many online sites will have coupon codes available for free
shipping or 15% off that you can stack on top of their fantastic Black Friday
sales. Before placing your order, check RetailMeNot.com to see if there’s an
online coupon code available for the site you’re ordering from.
Can Get Cash Back
Set up a free account with Ebates and click through their site
and search for the online site you’re shopping with before placing your order.
You’ll usually get anywhere between 1% to 15% cash back for each online
purchase. While it might only be a few dollars per purchase, these trickles add
up to a nice check every three months!
If you love the thrill of the hunt and enjoy long waits and big
crowds, be my guest and go out shopping on Black Friday. As for me, I’ll be
snuggled up under a blanket with my mug of coffee and my laptop on Black Friday
morning getting great deals from the comfort of my living-room couch!
Crystal Paine is a wife, mom of three, and bestselling
author. To see the best deals available online on Black Friday, be sure to stop
her blog, http://www.MoneySavingMom.com, where Crystal will be
live-blogging the best online Black Friday deals and coupon codes as they