From spending quality time with friends and family over delicious Thanksgiving dinners to waking up extra early to beat the Black Friday frenzy, there’s a lot to be thankful for this November. With this guide of the best things to look out for this month, your wallet will be thanking the Slickdeals team of deal experts, too.
With Apple’s newest updates and product announcements from a few months earlier, November is the time for those highly anticipated releases to finally reach the market and for the costs of older models to decrease. Instead of shopping directly with Apple, check out stores like Best Buy and Micro Center who will likely have even lower prices on previous generations of your favorite products all month. Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday even arrived, shoppers were able to save $250 on select MacBook Pros last year.
Throughout the entire holiday weekend, we expect to see heavy discounts on a wide variety of small electronics. Last year, Best Buy sold Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones for $49.99. We also noticed amazing prices on android laptops and tablets, like Microsoft Store’s previous deal on HP Laptops for $299 that went live on Thanksgiving. Many shoppers also took advantage of TV discounts on Black Friday, especially from stores like Walmart. Video games and gaming consoles are always hot Black Friday items, but wait until December to buy non-electronic toys.
With Slickdeals’ community of 11 million users constantly sharing, vetting and voting on deals, you’ll know which deals are worth your time and money. You can even set up deal alerts to be notified about sales on specific items or brands to add to your shopping list. Look out for items that did not sell on Black Friday because there will likely be further markdowns during Cyber Monday. Take advantage of free shipping or in-store pick-up whenever available but be aware of any restrictions on special promos.
Looking to remodel or redecorate your kitchen or home? Retailers like Sears will have deals on major appliances on Black Friday. Those who only need minor upgrades (and want to avoid the holiday shopping crowds), smaller home goods like cookware will be discounted at the beginning of November.
As always, there will be sitewide discounts on apparel – especially on Cyber Monday and throughout Cyber Week. If you’re looking to buy new winter apparel, however, hold off until the season is already underway in late December or early January. If you plan to hit the gym for your post-Thanksgiving workout, be sure to invest in good sneakers. Last year, Macy’s had a sale on New Balance sneakers for $25.
If you avoid these common Black Friday shopping mistakes, your weekend will be easier than cutting a piece of pie. Save yourself from the hectic trip to the mall by leveraging the ease of online shopping and your smartphones to browse for the best deals from your favorite retailers using the Slickdeals mobile app (available for both iOS and Android). Keep in mind that many purchases are driven by sales so consider the quality of the items you buy rather than just the enticing prices. With these shopping tips, you’ll have enough saved for when the December shopping season arrives!