Finding the Best Black Friday Dealsby Tim Manni
Unfortunately during this holiday season there’s an added incentive to find the best deals since money is especially tight, millions are out of work, and our economy is stuck in a recession. The good news is retailers are trying with all their might to entice shoppers with sales, coupons, and rebate incentives. Especially as reports of consumer spending continue to decline, stores are piling on the sales; it’s just up to you — the consumer — to find them.
Here are a few resources we’ve found that will assist you in locating the best deals during the holiday-shopping season:
www.blackfriday.info claims they are the “official site for all the 2008 Black Friday ads as they are reported.”
www.consumerworld.org’s Top 10 Tips to Bag a Bargain. “Black Friday is the real McCoy of sale days, but some stores are either keeping their best deals secret until the last minute or are just offering fewer bargains, said Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org, a non-commercial consumer resource guide. Shoppers are being advised to check retailers’ websites for “secret deals” on Nov. 27-29.”
Shop.org’s Cyber Monday is for “People who don’t want to fight Black Friday crowds will have a less chaotic shopping option just three days later.” CyberMonday.com, the online equivalent to Black Friday, posts “hot holiday deals from more than 500 merchants.”