Uncover the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals With These 3 Tricks

Posted by Jason Ephraim on November 18, 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just a few days away and we thought it would be a good idea to share with you a little Digital kungfu that you can use to seek out and grab the best deals that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have to offer.  While everyone else is waiting for the best deals to come to them, we are going to show you how you can go out and uncover the once and a lifetime deals you’ve been dreaming about.

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1. SlickDeals.com

If you’ve never heard of slickdeals.com then allow me to introduce you to your new best friend this holiday season. Now, you may be tempted to spend hours browsing through all the sales and discounts posted on slickdeals.com. However, the true power of slickdeals.com actually lies in it’s automation tools like “deal alerts”. Instead of wasting hours trying to stay on top of thousands of different retailers and their individual sales, these tools allow you to sit back and wait for deals on items you are actually looking for!

Simply create an account, navigate to the deal alerts settings in your account, and create individual alerts using keywords and categories specific to the items you are interested in hearing about. You can even set conditions like rating so you are only alerted to those truly megalithic sales and discounts.

2. Reddit

Reddit is home to millions of users who constantly search out the best news and information online. It makes sense, therefore, that it would also be one of the best places to find Black Friday deals. In fact, reddit has several “subreddits” that deal specifically with the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals every year.

You can find these deals categorized by the most popular, trending, or even controversial. You can also find learn everything about each deal in the comments sections.

Here are a few of the best subreddits you need to keep an eye on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

https://www.reddit.com/r/blackfriday – General Black Friday Deals

https://www.reddit.com/r/cybermonday – General Cyber Monday Deals

https://www.reddit.com/r/dealsreddit – All Deals

https://www.reddit.com/r/frugalmalefashion – Deals relating to men’s fashion

https://www.reddit.com/r/retail – More general deals

But don’t feel like you have to keep to these few. Do a search on what interests you, and chances are you will find a subreddit dedicated to it. These are where like-minded users will post their discoveries on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.



3. Honey Browser Extension

Last, but not least, is Honey. Honey is a free browser extension that allows you to cycle through a database of all the existing coupon codes to get you the lowest price in your shopping cart. “But I am already getting the best deal” you say? That doesn’t mean that retailer might not have an active coupon for things like free shipping, bonus gifts, or even stackable deals the retailer never thought to remove.

Honey is dead easy to use, too. Once installed, it will prompt you if it has coupons that can be applied to your cart at checkout. It will then reload the page applying all possible codes to present you with the best one for your items. If it comes up with nothing, you can continue checking out like normal knowing you have the best deal possible on your items.

We hope this Black Friday / Cyber Monday 1-2-3 punch helps you knock out that shopping list, and uncover some amazing deals!

And if you have any special moves of your own, please share them in the comments below. Show us how strong your Deal-Finding Kung Fu is!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2015 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

Jason Ephraim

Former Vice President of Growth at Mailbird

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