When it comes to saving money, it does not get any better than Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Psst: Let's talk about ways to make those deals even better. It can be done! Below I've come to tell you about them.
Score extra cashback savings
I love cashback services so much, I should probably marry one of them.
See, services like BeFrugal, Ebates, Lemoney and TopCashback offer cash rebates from many, if not most, online stores. And on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they usually raise the ante. So, percentages become 6 percent, 8 percent may become 12 percent and so on.
The beauty of it is. If Walmart has a hoverboard marked down to, $ 129 ("lowest price ever!") And TopCashback if offering 10 percent cashback at Walmart, you're going to get $ 12.90 back.
So if something is on sale and you get bonus cashback on top of it, that's like a double-dip win. A cashback service does not interfere with it. And for a quadruple dip, throw a coupon code into the mix. It's rare, but not impossible.)
Check price histories
Sure, stores claim their BF / CM deals are the best of the year, but are they really?
You can find out by installing Honey, a free browser plug-in that can show you product price histories at stores like Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart.
Better still, you can find coupon codes for thousands better than you think. (See the aforesaid quadruple-dip scenario.) It is also a cashback component.
Comparison-shop while you shop
There's another browser add-on that I recommend, and it's called PriceBlink. Like Honey, you can find coupon codes for you while you shop – but it also wants to compare prices at other stores.
PriceBlink and Honey also have a list of what they are looking for and a price drop
You may have been using them year-round.
First published on Nov. 2009. 25, 2017.
Update, Oct. 22 at 2:26 p.m. PT: Updated for 2018.
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