After you have enjoyed your left over turkey sandwich, it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping. You don’t need to get in the car and venture out to take advantage of Black Friday deals. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the house. Simply grab a cup of Joe to compliment your slice of pumpkin pie and log on.
In this blog, we will share our favorite tips for getting the most out of your Black Friday online shopping.
Become a Fan on Facebook or Twitter. Social media is a great way to find deals and free shipping codes just by following or becoming a fan of your favorites on Facebook and Twitter. Some will release coupons or events early just for their fans. Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Hanna Andersson will even give a sneak peek of new merchandise before it hits the marketplace.
Share your email address. If you have a favorite site that you shop often, be sure to join their email list. This is a great way to get insider information and receive a heads up of big sales in advance. Often times you will find pleasant surprises in your inbox like exclusive click through coupons that will save you money. If you don’t want your inbox flooded with junk, create a new email address specifically for online shopping.
Shop ahead of time. If you know you know what you are looking for, fill up that shopping cart in advance or create a wish list. The kids can even get in on the fun by shopping for what they want for the holiday. Most retailers save your shopping cart for several days or until the item(s) sell out. This way, when the big sales event begins, you are ready to check out and move on!
Research online deals. If you know where you’d like to shop, check online coupon sites such as Retailmenot.com. This a great website that keeps up to date with coupon and discounts codes, including a section dedicated specifically to Black Friday deals. Be sure to check our own Children’s Clothing Sales blog twice a week for the latest and greatest discounts on children’s clothing.
Look for free shipping deals. The down side of online shopping is paying for postage but this time of year free shipping offers are fairly common. While many require a minimum purchase, usually $100 or more, sometimes you can find deals that require no minimum at all. Check freeshipping .org, a great resource for finding deals on shipping. Also, be sure to take advantage of our free shipping offer on LoobaLee!
Shop rebate sites. Why not make your holiday shopping money go a little further. Sites like Ebates and UPromise give you money back when you shop through their site. While the rebates typically range between 2% and 10%, even bigger rebates are offered on hot shopping days like Black Friday.
Shop Cyber Monday. If you have a house is full of company or you don’t find what you were looking for the day after Thanksgiving, don’t fret! The Monday after Thanksgiving is dedicated to online shoppers. There will be plenty more enticing promotions to take advantage of from the comfort of home. Check cybermonday.com for a list of upcoming online savings.
Happy black Friday shopping!
Any suggestions you’d like to share? Leave us a comment below.
For in-store shopping suggestions, check yesterday’s blog, Black Friday Shopping Tips: Part I
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