Black Friday and Cyber Monday are by far the biggest shopping days in the United States. Its become an annual shopping frenzy for many individuals looking to land some absolutely incredible deals.
My favorite memory of Black Friday is sprinting through Sears to the electronic section to land a 42 inch TV for more than 50% off for my parents. It was a crazy adrenaline rush running through the store competing against others. I will never forget my mom getting the TV before me by grabbing an employee and showing him the newspaper ad. I got beat by my own mom!
As we head into the holiday season, it is important to remember what is actually important. Deals will come and go each and every year, but God, family, and friends are forever.
If you are planning on dominating Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year why not learn from the experts? Below are 6 infographics that will educate you on everything you need to know to take full advantage of this years holiday shopping season.
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The ultimate guide on when to buy
Guess what, there is an actual science to shopping throughout the year to save the most money. Prices fluctuate all year round depending on supply and demand.
Did you know the best time to buy a new laptop is at the start of the summer? Me either, but it makes sense. All of the college students are heading back to school in just a couple of months.
The chart below is one you are going to want to save and reference back to from time to time. It does an incredible job of visually showing you when to buy certain items to save the most money.
Found at: The Budget Diet
Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday
This is one of my favorite infographics showcasing Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Have you ever wondered the differences between the two shopping days?
Comparing the pros and cons of both Cyber Monday and Black Friday has been made easy with this chart. We personally try to take advantage of both shopping days. Black Friday we go after big-ticket items while on Cyber Monday we will surf the web and only purchase items at a huge discount.
Found at: VISUALISTAN
How to find the best deals around
Going into Black Friday and Cyber Monday without a good plan is like walking into a fire without a protective suit on. Trust me, I was a volunteer firefighter for five years don’t do that!
Making a plan and understanding how to attack these shopping days will ensure you don’t overspend and you are only getting the best of the best deals around.
Found at: Valpak
Black Friday survival guide
Everyone knows the company RetailMeNot right? They take a very different approach with their Black Friday infographic.
As funny as their graph is there are actually a lot of scary truth in it. Each year people get hurt on Black Friday due to the pressure to grab a deal, lack of sleep, aggressive behavior, and group mentality.
It’s important to always keep your cool and understand that a deal is not worth getting hurt or going to jail over.
Found at: RetailMeNot
Small business inside scoop
What better way to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday than get the inside scoop on what small businesses are doing? The marketing this time of year is mesmerizing! Each and every ad is designed to make you believe you NEED a certain car, bed set, toy, etc.
The infographic below does a great job of helping small business owners take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Understand how your “competition” is trying to take advantage of you and avoid it!
Found at: Credit Donkey
Now that you are a $avvy shopper, it’s time to dominate Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Stay safe while your out shopping with the crazy people….wait that would include us too.?
We would love to hear your plans for attacking this holiday shopping season! How are you planning on saving the most money? What deals are you going after? What has been your best purchase of all time?
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