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How to get the best Black Friday deals on Amazon

Are you ready?


Marisa Losciale


Posted on Nov 18, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 1:36 pm CDT

Thanksgiving is next week, which means Black Friday is right around the corner. Traditionally, Black Friday used to be a brick-and-mortar flash sale. Now it’s expanded to online stores, and Amazon even runs a countdown to its big Black Friday sale.

The sale features different highly discounted products, and with so much stuff on sale, it’s definitely worth it to check Amazon daily up until the big day. Anything to take some pressure off the holiday shopping, right?

So how do you take advantage of these amazing deals? Here are some tricks of the trade:

1) Get Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime members get early access to deals and free two-day shipping. You can get a free trial of the service here.

2) Know the deals before you shop.

Prime Spotlight Deals: These are limited doorbusters for Prime Members. All deeply discounted items are on sale until they’re out of stock (which can happen faster than you’d think).

Lightning Deals: These discounts only last a few hours, or while supplies last. Once the sale has timed-out or the product sells out, you can join a waitlist in case someone backs out and the item becomes available.


3) Download the Amazon app.

Watching a sale item has never been easier. The app allows you to create a watchlist of items you’d like to order while they’re on sale. Just make sure to adjust the settings to receive notifications about what’s on sale and when.


4) Enable one-click ordering.

It’s exactly what it sounds like: an option that lets you shop fast. This feature was practically invented for Black Friday, and with some lightning deals going fast as, well, lightning, you don’t want is to lose out while you’re in the midst of a long checkout process. Avoid the hassle with one-click.

5) Rise and shine earlier than you’d like.


The most important part of Black Friday is being up before the sun, so you’re guaranteed a better shot at claiming a discounted deal. But no matter how early you get up, we’ll be online helping you find the best deals, so make sure to check in regularly.

May the odds ever be in your favor!


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*First Published: Nov 18, 2016, 7:11 pm CST