Deals and Steals: Black Friday Is Coming

The holiday season is just around the corner. Around that corner are also lines of hundreds of people hoping to save some cash and cross some gifts off their to-do lists. The day after Thanksgiving comes what is known as Black Friday in the retail sector, and the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.

On Black Friday, retailers offer deep discounts to try to tempt people out of their high-carb comas and open their wallets for savings. Stores taking part in this

yearly discount ritual vary from the big store Walmart to specialty shops like Yankee Candle. Shops of every kind want to try to lure in consumers, and they line up year after year to be the first to take advantage of limited quantity deals.

The popular nature of these deals likely has to do with how easily they can be discovered, which is thanks to the internet. Websites like and help distribute information about what will be offered including special pricing, freebies, and more. Social media channels for these businesses also make them easy to find.

If one plans to attempt to take advantage of these savings, he/she should remember to get up very early on November 28th. Stores often open up early, some at midnight, to kick off the day of commerce. It is November, so bundle up. Making sure one’s phone is charged and bringing a buddy can be helpful. There’s nothing worse than standing outside of a Target for hours only to discover you can’t load a discounted TV in your car by yourself.

Or one could just stay home. Many retailers offer discounts online through the holiday weekend, ending with Cyber Monday; essentially the internet version of Black Friday. With many websites offering free shipping as an incentive, one might be persuaded to just stay in for the weekend and shop from the comfort of home.

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