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Wondering how to get the best Black Friday deals? Keep reading!

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Black Friday 2021 could be a month-long event like last year.

Every retailer is competing for your business on Black Friday (AKA – the biggest shopping event of the year). With COVID precautions back on the rise, we’re predicting many people will be opting for online shopping from home this season. Knowing which deals are actually worth your hard-earned money (and which deal aren’t) is crucial.

Do it right this year and read on for the best & smartest shopping tips to get the most (and spend the least) out of your virtual Black Friday shopping experience!

Black Friday is on November 26th, 2021.

First and foremost… make sure you text the word “HOT” to (775) 204-0125 to get all the HOTTEST deals delivered to your phone this season & beyond! 

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Our texting system is going to be the fastest way to be the very first to know about the best deals you absolutely won’t want to pass up! As Black Friday & Cyber Monday approach, you can expect texts for some of the hottest deals, in-stock alerts, and much more! 🔥

Text the word “HOT” to (775) 204-0125


Here are 9 more ways to save big during Black Friday 2021:


1. Watch for Black Friday ad scan leaks.

opening Walmart Black Friday Ad

Stores start to release their Black Friday ads weeks before the massive shopping event. In fact, Walmart was the first to announce theirs last year and their deals started November 4th, 2020 – that’s the earliest we’ve ever seen!

Ad scans give you plenty of time to make note of the deals you’d like to score online (or in-store if that’s where you’re headed). Ads also help you start planning your list and setting an ideal budget – plus which sites and stores you’ll be heading to first.

Check out our ad release predictions for an idea of potential releases this year.


2. Download our FREE Hip2Save app to keep your budget in check.

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Now that you know just what Black Friday deals you’ll be on the hunt for this year, you’ll want to download our Hip2Save app to keep this virtual shopping train moving!

Creating your plan, setting your budget, and sticking to it is arguably the most important factor when holiday shopping & our app can help… BIG TIME!

Outlining your goals for the big Black Friday event (and being responsible with your spending) makes for a stress-free experience. We sure know it’s way too easy to find a “great deal” (or 14 😉) and before you know it, your cart is brimming with impulse buys.

With our FREE Hip2Save smartphone app, you can create virtual envelopes and keep each portion of your budget on track! It doesn’t get any easier, friends!

Hip Tip: Not only do you need our FREE app, but you also need to make sure you’re subscribed to our email list. We’ll send out exclusive and can’t miss deals so you’re always in the loop.


3. Get social with us to never miss a Black Friday deal (or giveaway)!

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We’re social butterflies and we love to share so many things with you on both Facebook AND Instagram!

While we love to bring you joy during the holidays and make you laugh, you can also expect to find tons of product reviews (likely things you’re shopping for this Christmas), festive recipes, and you’ll often find the latest and hottest deals in our stories!

We’ve also been known to host plenty of super fun giveaways so that’s enough of a reason in itself to click that follow button. 😉


4. Compare deals across multiple retailers for the best Black Friday buys.

Printable Black Friday Spreadsheet

Did you know year after year we collect all of the pricing and data for the best Black Friday deals? We even compile them all into one large printable for you (broken down into categories) so you know you’ll get the best prices on the hottest Black Friday deals.

We’ve got you covered down to the pennies. 🙌

As the shopping date nears, we’ll update our list for 2021 with fresh new deals as they pop up, but in the meantime, you can check out last year’s Black Friday Price Comparison Cheat Sheet to get an idea of what you can expect real soon.


5. Price match where possible if you’re doing some shopping in-store.

Best Buy store front with receipt

If you’re headed in-store this year to get your hands on a hot deal you just can’t miss, make sure you’re price matching where possible. In fact, we’re even expecting to see some of the same newer shopping features from last year, such as curbside pickup if you don’t want to physically go into the store. Sweet!

Here are a few great reasons to price match:

  • It saves you a trip to multiple stores. And now more than ever, none of us want to go to more places than we need to.
  • It allows you to use specific store credit cards or gift cards in your wallet.
  • You can use a rewards account at a store that has better benefits over another.

A few stores offering price matching to Amazon include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Best Buy, and Kohl’s.

Before you step out the door, call your local store ahead of time to make sure they honor price matching for Black Friday deals. Also, ask about any restrictions or additional details to their policy that could apply.


6. Know each store’s deal specialty for the best Black Friday deals.

hands typing on laptop keyboard with best buy home page on screen

Historically, certain stores have offered the best deals in different product categories (specifically with JCPenneyMacy’s, and Kohl’s offering the highest percentage of savings). This will also help you know which sites to head to first once the virtual shopping extravaganza begins!

Here’s which deals some popular stores are known for:


7. Use discounted gift cards to sweeten the deal.

Kohl's gift cards

Stretch your potential savings by using discounted gift cards on your purchases. Sites like Raise.com are great for finding savings on retailer credit. Even better, almost all of the gift cards you’ll score are able to be used for online orders. Win, win!

Look, we know life is crazy right now, so if you really want to limit the amount of effort you’re putting into your Black Friday shopping and just need really great deals, then head over to our site’s deals on discounted gift cards here. There you’ll find the latest and greatest gift card deals!


8. Dress the part.

woman working in pajamas on the computer

As we’ve stated above, we know the majority of Black Friday shoppers will be making all their purchases online this year so we highly encourage you to dress in some warm, comfy clothes to get the full virtual Black Friday experience. 😊

We shared our favorite pajamas to wear while we work from home and we think you should treat yourself to a pair (or two) while you get your Black Friday shopping on. Top it off with some fuzzy slippers and you’ll be ready to hit the online stores in no time. 😉

woman wearing black pumpkin spice mask

Don’t forget to mask up (if required) if you’re headed for some in-store shopping. Pack some snacks, your shopping list, the best hand sanitizer, and stay safe, friends!


9. Keep your receipts!

woman looking at her phone with a surprised face

After the adrenaline rush is over, you may realize that you got caught up in the Black Friday craziness and purchased items that you don’t really want or need (it’s easy to do and we totally get it). If you keep all of your online receipts in a special folder on your phone or desktop, you MAY be able to initiate a return and get a full refund depending on the store’s policy.

Psst…These stores & brands have excellent return policies! 👏


Bookmark our page for all things Black Friday!


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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