11.21.2011 / Get Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Family, Turkey and Bargain Hunting! For two days in November there are multiple deals to be had. Traditionally, the Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday, and is the source of some fabulous in store savings. The Monday after Thanksgiving, when everyone goes back to work, has been known as Cyber Monday and typically known as the day when you can find excellent deals online.

"For two days in November there are multiple deals to be had"

We all hear about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we all know someone who has found great deals or has finished all their holiday shopping in a weekend.  Most of the time these shoppers plan ahead to maximize their time and money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  But where do they hear about the deals? We’re here to share a few places with you:

  • The newspaper – Local papers (like the Omaha World Herald) all have Thanksgiving Day editions.  It is in these Turkey Day papers that “Black Friday Circulars” (or ads) come out. If you don’t already get the paper and want to make sure you have a heads up on what to look out for, send a family member out early on Thanksgiving Day to get a paper.
  • Black Friday Websites – For the last ten years or so, sites devoted solely to Black Friday deals have sprung up.  For Black Friday and Cyber Monday specific deals, you can check out sites like and  These sites track both Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and often are the place where ads from major retailers are placed before Thanksgiving Day. 
  • Major Retailer sites – Not to be outdone by independent deal-tracking sites, some major retailers, like Target and Amazon have sections of their websites devoted to Black Friday where they share and add new Black Friday and Cyber Monday related deals in the days leading up to the event.  If you don’t feel like shopping on the big days, retailer sites often track major holiday deals on their Black Friday pages even after the big day has past.

If you are a veteran Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopper, do you have any tips for fellow readers? Let us know in the comments, or on our Facebook page

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