Black Friday was huge—online. Enthusiastic shoppers spent roughly $5 billion without stepping foot inside brick and mortar stores. And Cyber Monday is poised to be the biggest one yet. But what if you don’t have the time, or the funds, to take advantage of these great deals now? Is all hope lost? Not really.
Retailers want your money all December long. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are kind of like the Super Bowl. There’s a lot of hoopla around the big game, but the rest of the season still matters. You can still cash in on some crazy deals if you’re strategic. Just be prepared to do a little extra work.
Even when retailers jack up the prices, you’ve got coupons. Join your favorite stores’ email lists. You’ll usually get an introductory discount just for signing up, generally in the 10-15% range. Plus, sites like RetailMeNot are loaded with thousands of offers for top stores.