Shopping Black Friday on Amazon can be really rewarding – but it can also be super confusing. There are Gold Box deals, Lightning Deals, Early Access Deals – and it doesn't help that every year they change up their strategy just a smidge…
Well don't let it stress you out!
If you need a little help figuring out the maze of deals – I'm here to help you prep for the big day! 🙂
Check out my favorite tips below to learn how to navigate Amazon's Black Friday sales and bring home the best deals.
5 Secrets to Shopping Black Friday on Amazon
1 . Check out Amazon Early Black Friday Sales
Believe it or not – Amazon has already begun some of their Black Friday specials with new deals every 5 minutes. Now they're not all that special yet – but you can check it out for yourself.
See all the Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week sales here.
2 . Join Amazon Prime (at least for the 1-Month Trial!)
You guys – seriously – this is the BEST. TIME. TO. GET. PRIME.
I love using Amazon Prime all the time (it just makes my life easier) – but even if I didn't use it the rest of the year I would DEFINITELY use it during the month of November!
Not only is the fast & free shipping so helpful for Holiday shopping – but Amazon Prime members get *special treatment* on Black Friday.
Prime Members get access to lightning deals 30 minutes before the general public.
The good news is – you don't even have to make that $99/year commitment to get Prime for Black Friday!
Sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial of Amazon Prime and enjoy all the perks for the whole month of November. 🙂
Thinking about buying a Prime Membership? Check out my post to see more of my favorite Amazon Prime benefits here.
3 . Browse the Upcoming Deals & Set Reminders
The best way to make sure you get in on a good lightning deal is to browse through the upcoming deals, add the item to your cart, and set yourself a reminder to come back and purchase when it begins.
It's a bit of a hassle, but taking a few moments each morning to check it out could really pay off if you're shopping for a TV, Kitchenaid Mixer, video game system or some other high-dollar item.
4 . Watch Amazon ALL Black Friday Week
There's just no way around it!
Amazon can be a little bit unpredictable about when they'll release the next *HOT* deal on a popular item – so keep checking in throughout the week of Black Friday.
Or save yourself the hassle, because I'll be watching it for you! Just stay connected in one of the following ways:
- Follow PPP's Facebook Page
- Subscribe to the PPP Daily Deal Email
- Sign-up for PPP Hot Deal Text Alerts
5 . Use CamelCamelCamel
One of my very favorite tips is an oldie – but a goodie!
Use camelcamelcamel.com to see a price history of items on Amazon – this way you always know if you’re getting a deal.
Just copy and paste the URL from the item you’re looking at on Amazon into their browser to find out the lowest price that item has sold for.
What I love about this is you can see the highest price, the lowest price, and exactly when it’s dropped in price so you’re guaranteed to know what to expect the best price on each item to drop.
A couple more things to expect out of Amazon Black Friday Sales:
Amazon Products Will be on Sale
Amazon Will Be Price Matching
If you see a hot deal on an item at a big retailer like Walmart or Target – you can bet Amazon saw it too, and will most likely be matching it.
For more Black Friday Shopping tips – you may want to check out this post:
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