It seems like it was just yesterday that the Black Friday madness was behind us, but a year has indeed already passed by, and here we are once again in the craziness of this shopping day that is then followed by Cyber Monday.
I personally guarantee that I won’t be caught dead or alive at any store taking advantage of those amazing deals. Sorry, I can’t deal with these screaming crowds, so Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy are totally out of the question for me since elbowing power is not one my qualities. However, the beauty of this season is that retailers will make everything possible for you to spend your last cent by giving you great holiday shopping savings, and you don’t even have to leave your living room. Also, there is no need to wait for Black Friday to take advantage of most of the discounts; stores are already offering so many exciting daily deals that it could leave Santa Claus jobless. Just kidding!
But, seriously speaking, keep your eyes and ears opens for the “doorbusters” deals, those super-cheap and small-volume deals designed to get shoppers inside stores are also appearing online. Toys “R” Us, for example, will offer 50 percent off on a variety of toys on its doorbusters deals. Amazing!
I suggest you to join Retail Me Not, which will make your experience even easier. The site not only finds you great deals in categories ranging from tech and travel to fashion and entertainment, but it can all be e-mailed to you. I use it, and I very much enjoy it. Its gift guides are absolutely a great help for any shopper. Also, DealNews is another notable service that’s more dynamic and fast-paced than Retail Me Not. DealNews will even compare store deals related to the same product. Now remember, during this time, “no shipping fees” is the No. 1 savvy shopper law requirement to close the deal. Needless to say, your smartphone is the best weapon in this shopping war to get the best deals when they become available.
Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on those electronics products which normally have a heavy price tag throughout the year, so good luck getting your TVs, tablets, laptops, cameras and whatever else that might require a battery to make your life more comfortable.
We here at TheBlot Magazine came up with a list of desirable products — mostly fashionable, of course — that will put a smile on any fashionista’s face, not only during Black Friday, but also for the end-of-the-year holiday festivities.
1. A sleek boob tube
This 50-inch Panasonic TV is only $199.99 (in story only!) as part of Best Buy’s Black Friday Doorbuster deals, and this amazing price will be only valid Nov. 27-29.
2. For the java junkies
The money that this AeroPress coffee machine will save you on a daily basis is already a good reason enough to buy it, but then the coffee is just really delicious. AeroPress is the ultimate gift for a coffee drinker. All major stores will have deals on it.
3. Take writing to a whole new level
For writers, students, reporters, personal assistants or anybody who needs to spend a great deal of time remembering what others have said, the Livescribe smartpen is better than any magic wand, and Amazon is offering a great deal on it.
4. The Apple of my wrist
I know, I know, the Apple Watch isn’t even available yet (and won’t be until early 2015), but how can one resist including it on a gift suggestion list — or any list, for that matter?
5. Practical — and magical
This is the perfect time to get a great deal on a Dyson vacuum cleaner, so sign up for the company’s promotion, and you can save up to $150.
6. There is a candle that never goes out
If you are a candle lover, then you know this 60-hour candle is just pure heaven.
7. Horn (bowl) of plenty
From $295 down to $99.99, the Horn Bowl is a gorgeous Ralph Lauren piece for your home with a beautiful price. This is a great deal!
8. The intersection of your love
For the eternal romantics, Intersection of Love is the best gift ever. How can you resist having a reminder of when love came into your life beautifully featured by artist Patricia Carlin? Pay attention to the holiday cut off for delivery.
9. Drop a hint
What else can I say that hasn’t been said already? Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony’s Make Out Clutch clutch, on sale now for $24, is such a clean, cool and happy gift for that girl who clearly just wants to have fun.
10. You can never go wrong with DVF
Well, Diane von Furstenberg has always been ahead of her time, and her reality show “House of DVF” on E! is proof of that. This lovely DVF black dress is a perfect match for the iconic Diane wrap dress that you should have in your closet already. Original price is $565, it’s now on sale for $169 … buy it now!!
Gazelle Paulo is a contributing journalist for TheBlot Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and FreakChic.