Best Buy, most prefered electronics retailer, announced it will be offering early Black Friday deals on electronics on November 7, for a few hours only. The event will include only certain participating brick-and-mortar stores and it will run for limited hours.
As the holiday season approaches and retailers gear up for the biggest shopping period of the year, all the big players look for new and different ways to stand out from the pack. Amazon has already started massive sale – Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week. This year, Best Buy is taking a novel approach by offering a special “limited edition” Black Friday sale, which will launch in 400 participating Best Buy stores on Saturday, Nov. 7 between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m.
The in-store events will feature robot and virtual reality demos run by Geek Squad Agents; a free tech gift for the first 100 customers and the chance to win one of five $1,000 Best Buy gift cards through a Twitter sweepstakes.
The catch is that customers looking to take advantage of this deal need to sign up via Twitter, which means you must have an active Twitter account to participate.
As one of the most anticipated holiday shopping days of the year approaches, it’s not too early to start planning your Black Friday shopping strategy. With a head start on your planning, you’ll be ready to hit the after-Thanksgiving sale.
Make a holiday shopping list.
Before you head to the store, make a holiday shopping list of the items you want the most, and plan to shop for those items first. The hottest Black Friday deals and doorbusters sell out quickly, so you’ll need to act fast to avoid missing out. Browse popular Christmas gift ideas to get your list started, and ask friends and family members to create wish lists so that you know their top gifts. Then compare their lists to the Black Friday ads to find the best deals.
Check customer reviews online before you buy to make sure the product meets your gift-giving standards. Shop with rewards cards to earn points you can use to save on last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Get there early.
If you want a chance at the hottest Black Friday sales, you’ll need to get in line well before the stores open. Check store hours ahead of time to plan your day. You may even be able to start your Black Friday shopping early at stores open on Thanksgiving Day.
Avoid the crowds by shopping Black Friday online.
If the thought of elbow-to-elbow shoppers is overwhelming, consider doing your Black Friday shopping online instead. With great deals available early, you may not have to wait until after Thanksgiving to find the deals you want. Plus, don’t forget to start planning for Cyber Monday online shopping deals as well.