Making the Most of Black Friday
I’m hardly an expert on Black Friday shopping, but I am a big fan of great deals. Being around THAT many people makes me a little crazy. So I do most of my shopping online!
Before you do anything online this year, make sure that you get Ebates!
You can get cashback from almost every online purchase you make with Ebates. It’s not going to make you rich, but wouldn’t you love to get cash back for items that you were already going to buy? I know I would!
If you install the Ebates extension for your internet browser, you’ll never miss a deal. It automatically sends you a little popup each time you’re eligible for cashback.
Here are the best ways to get the most out of Ebates:
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you should definitely get your 30-day free trial now.
You get free two-day shipping! You can cancel it after Christmas if you hate it, but your first 30 days are free and that’s all you need around the holidays if you’re just an occasional Amazon shopper.
I got Prime last year the week before Christmas and I wound up ordering a bunch of things on December 22nd and I had them by Christmas Eve. Considering that I still had my free trial at that point, it was totally worth it!
Amazon has some really great Black Friday Deals. They change their deals all the time, but definitely keep an eye out today and Monday for Cyber Monday!
Make sure you use Google when you shop online.
It might sound crazy, but that’s a great place to find all of the active coupon codes for different stores before you buy. Use Google to find free shipping, free bonuses, and lots of coupon codes. If you don’t feel like Googling everything you buy, the Ebates plugin automatically tries coupon codes for you when you check out. (Can you tell I love Ebates?)
Check out the best deal pages that will send you text updates for the best deals.
If you’re looking to find the best deals from all over the place, check out the Facebooks of Money Saving Mom, the Penny Pinchin’ Mom‘s Facebook, and the Krazy Coupon Lady. always finds the best deals, both in-store and online.