Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tips

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tips
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 23, 2011

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“Before I buy anything I always check this site to see if I can get it cheaper here first,” Andrea reveals. Even better, the site, infamous for their $2.95 flat rate shipping, has just made buying online even easier. “They announced free shipping through the holidays,” she says.

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“I look for things around my house that I can sell on EBay and fund a new purchase with so that I don’t have to dip into my savings. Amazon.com has unbeatable prices. Take advantage of their Amazon Prime program by signing up for the 30-day free trial for unlimited, free 2-day shipping and then cancel it after 30 days,” says Andrea.

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“This site has free 2-day shipping and free returns,” Andrea says. Toys R’ Us and Babies R’ US are two major retailers affiliated with the website.

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“They’ve got this season’s jewelry, purses, perfumes, and savings of 50 to 80 percent off on designers from True Religion jeans to Dolce Vita shoes!” says Andrea.

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“Log on to swap art, books, sporting goods, kids clothing and more on these barter sites,” tips Andrea.

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This free shipping search engine lets shoppers search nearly 4,000 online stores for shipping codes. What to do if you don’t find your favorite site? “Try Freeshippingday.com for even more sites with free shipping,” says Andrea.

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This site makes price shopping a cakewalk, says Andrea. “Instead of Google-ing I can input the product and I can find the cheapest deal instantly,” she says.

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Got a bunch of unused gift cards lying around? You can resell them at this site. “And you can also buy gift cards for stores you’re planning to shop at. It’s a savings right off the bat right before you enter the website or store,” Andrea says.

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“They list coupon codes and discounts at major retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond and Best Buy,” says Andrea. “There’s even a Black Friday link on the homepage.”

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“Every day they offer a deal of the day. You can find an average of 30 percent off of electronics. They also offer free shipping,” says Andrea.

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“I love this site for luggage, purses, gym bags, backpacks and laptop bags. Right now, they’re offering 20 percent off and free shipping on all orders,” says Andrea.

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On Zappos’ site, VIP members enjoy free overnight shipping and free returns. How can you get on the VIP list? “Call or chat online with a customer service representative and request to be a VIP,” reveals Andrea. With 6PM.com you’ll find top shoe brands like Steve Madden and Uggs discounted up to 80 percent off, she says.

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“Log on to swap art, books, sporting goods, kids clothing and more on these barter sites,” tips Andrea.

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On Zappos’ site, VIP members enjoy free overnight shipping and free returns. How can you get on the VIP list? “Call or chat online with a customer service representative and request to be a VIP,” reveals Andrea. With 6PM.com you’ll find top shoe brands like Steve Madden and Uggs discounted up to 80 percent off, she says.

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“I love this site for luggage, purses, gym bags, backpacks and laptop bags. Right now, they’re offering 20 percent off and free shipping on all orders,” says Andrea.

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This free shipping search engine lets shoppers search nearly 4,000 online stores for shipping codes. What to do if you don’t find your favorite site? “Try Freeshippingday.com for even more sites with free shipping,” says Andrea.

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