Your Guide to Navigating Black Friday 2019 and Shopping in the US for the Best Deals
Known as the most significant shopping holiday of the year in America, Black Friday is the most anticipated time of the season to find the best prices in electronics, apparel, shoes, appliances, home goods and many more popular shopping items.
Black Friday’s roots originated from the US, although the shopping extravaganza has now been introduced and celebrated in other countries worldwide. With new countries taking part in the tradition each year, there are still several shoppers outside the US that take advantage of the sales offered in America (some consumers even fly internationally for Black Friday).
When is Black Friday?
This year Black Friday deals will start on Friday, November 29th, 2019. As tradition follows, the big shopping day in America is the day after Thanksgiving. While stores open their doors as early as the night of Thanksgiving, some of the online sales will begin earlier in the month with the steepest discounts offered during Black Friday weekend. When stores spread out their sales, this gives shoppers some additional convenience by not have to pack all their shopping into one weekend but rather space it out and get the bigger ticket items on the actual shopping holiday.
What are the Best Sales Happening this Year?
While Best Buy doesn’t officially open their physical doors until 5pm on Thursday, online shoppers will be able to shop all day. Known for their array of electronic items, you’ll find amazing deals on laptops, cameras, tech accessories, and gaming systems. You’ll even find affordable electronic devices for the home during their sale.
You can start shopping Walmart deals online as early as right now. Their official Black Friday online sale begins on Wednesday, November 21st, at 10pm EST. Walmart is a one-stop-shop. You’ll find savings on electronics, entertainment, toys, home goods, general merchandise and apparel.
Another one-stop-shop is Amazon. They have ongoing daily holiday deals happening now. If you want to get ahead of the game and avoid the Black Friday rush, you can start shopping for their already live discounts. Some of the deals will be limited, so hurry before they sell out.
Black Friday will run from Wednesday through Saturday both in stores and online at Macy’s. The veteran Black Friday spot will feature Doorbusters along with discounts on many items across the store. Macy’s a great spot if you’re looking to purchase a pair of new boots, luggage, kitchen appliances and so much more this Black Friday.
A handful of Nordstrom’s online prices will drop the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 27th. You’ll find a mention on their site that quantities will be limited for Black Friday, so it’s important to shop ahead and have the product links ready to go as soon as the sale starts so that you can add your selected items to your cart right away.
They feature different sets of items that will be going on sale on Black Friday, November 29th and then on Cyber Monday, December 2nd. Visit their site for a preview of sale items so that you can plan ahead!
One of the perks of shopping for their online Black Friday sale is that you can get free standard shipping within the US (if you live outside of the US, you can still qualify for free shipping by getting your own US address with a package forwarder). Between that and their 1,000’s of deals, you will definitely enjoy some fantastic savings.
You can begin shopping online discounts now with the prices featured in their ad starting on November 28th. For early access on Wednesday, November 27th, sign up for their RedCard or become a Circle Member.
How to Get Extra Discounts
Another way to find additional savings is to shop in a US sales-tax-free state, such as Oregon. If you reside internationally or outside, a state that doesn’t charge sales-tax package forwarding is a simple solution to gain the benefits of a sales-tax-free state still.
Because the holiday season offers such great deals, shoppers can purchase more items. Rather than shipping multiple packages from a variety of different stores, package consolidation provides an easy way to bundle your items so that you can ship fewer boxes overseas, resulting in quite the savings.
The key to a successful Black Friday is planning out your shopping list and determining which online store has not only the best price on those products but also offers additional perks. Perks to optimize your spending can include free shipping, rewards back and price matching.
If you are shopping outside of the US and want to take advantage of great deals, you should give shopping on Black Friday a try. The main reason being that you’ll save even more money on already affordable American priced products.
How is your Black Friday 2019 planning going? What products made it to your must-haves this year? Do you have any tips to add that have saved you more during Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below!