Thursday, May 29, 2008

Save money on

Are you familiar with Black Friday? As a new immigrant, I have no idea what is this means, I've only known about this last year, it is the day after Thanksgiving when major retailers around the country discounts products to help kick off the Christmas shopping season. I had spent two Thanksgiving here so far. I normally start my Holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. And I noticed that right after the Thanksgiving, half priced, sales and discounts, I have no idea that they called it Black Friday, maybe because the store will start at dawn, as early as 4am when it is still dark. I knew some people who slept on their car just to be the first in line. Some woke up as early as 3am. My first Black Friday experience was horrible, I stood in line for 3 hours outside, braving the cold weather because it's already winter time. Then when it's my turn to enter the store, the clerk asked for my coupon, I wanted to buy a half-priced GPS that time, but I have no coupon. They required a coupon so you can buy the merchandise that they advertised half-priced.

Not until last year when I learned about cyber monday , my Holiday shopping was very convenient, thanks to this website. It helped me get a great deal on my PDA, I saw the Staples PDA ads like 15 days before Thanksgiving last year, I purchased it online without going to the store, I save around 150 bucks, this is really cool! offers direct links to each product so you can purchase the items online on Black Friday without having to stand in line at the store. The site lets you purchase Black Friday items online without the hassle of having to wake up early at 3am or 4am. also offers email alerts as soon as the ads starts posting on their site. You will just enter your email address in the Email Updates section of their site to be notified when new Black Friday ads are posted. It gives you the advantage by showing you all of the Black Friday ads before anyone else.