How to Shop Black Friday 2020

It’s November again, and you know what that means: It’s almost time for Black Friday 2020! There truly is no better day for bargain-hunters than November 27.

Of course, this year is going to be a little different than usual. As of now, there aren’t any “official” plans for in-store blowout sales, but there will still be plenty of deals available online throughout November. In fact, Black Friday 2020 isn’t just a single day. This year, it’s more of a three-week bonanza, as most major retailers are already kickstarting their online sales.

Black Friday 2020 Deals and How to Find Them

So, here are our tips for scoring the best deals on this year’s hottest new electronics and appliances on Black Friday 2020. 

Recognizing a Real Black Friday Bargain

Not all Black Friday sales are what they seem, so don’t fall victim to the hype. Do your research ahead of time to avoid latent sticker shock.

You’ll also want to have a look at each company’s fine print. While most businesses have a price-matching promise during Black Friday, they can sometimes suspended it on specific products. Some return and exchange policies may also be altered, so check carefully.

Use the Best Tools Available

There’s an app for that! For simple price comparisons, use apps like:

Be sure to also check out websites that post exclusive “leaked” Black Friday 2020 bargains, such as:

Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute

Don’t let digital sales or the promise of Cyber Monday lull you into a false sense of security! Many bargain items may sell out quickly, and if you wait too long to order, your selections might be a long time coming.

You could be tempted to ride out the sales waiting for the best price, but remember that many items will be in high demand and there is always the possibility of product shortages like the ones we saw earlier this year.

Put Your Loyalty Programs To Work For You

Retail loyalty is often rewarded when it comes to Black Friday. By signing up for loyalty programs, you can reap the rewards with coupons, special promotions, and member-only rewards.

Pause Before You Buy

While Black Friday 2020 deals are amazing and all, it’s worthwhile to reflect for a moment before adding to cart. After a rollercoaster year, we can all benefit from stopping to think about what kinds of things we really need. 

Of course, Black Friday is that once-a-year opportunity for everyone to go a little crazy with spending. We don’t exactly need that latest new thing, but we definitely want it, and sometimes that’s reason enough.

But this year has been full of unique challenges and financial hardships, which brings us to our last point: If you must shop, set yourself some ground rules. Make a budget and a pros/cons list of needs versus wants. Making these lists may not be all that fun, but after the year we’ve had, it can’t hurt to be a little practical—even on Black Friday.

With these considerations in mind, have fun shopping on Black Friday 2020! Know your limit, get yourself some fantastic deals, and feel good about the money you saved.