This post was sponsored by Shoptagr, but the opinions expressed are 100% my own and genuine.
Black Friday used to be a special tradition in my family. After a satisfying Thanksgiving dinner, mom would wake me and my brother up at 4am (literally the only time I’d be down for that) so we could brave the sales together and triumphantly return with all our Christmas shopping complete. As Black Friday mobs became more violent, online shopping became more popular, and Black Friday store hours started uncomfortably creeping into Thanksgiving Day, our early AM Black Friday adventures dwindled to a near stop. Still, I do most of my Christmas shopping during Black Friday when most stores have their best sales. Only now I intend to skip the mobs and shop smarter, not harder, from the comfort of my bedroom.
If you’re planning to do a little Black Friday or holiday shopping this season, I have two tips for you to skip the lines /nonsense and save money: 1) Create a shopping list of items you actually need to purchase. As I mentioned in my last money-saving post, having a shopping list will prevent you from getting lost in all the “deals” and purchasing items you don’t need. 2) Save each item on your list using Shoptagr, which will automatically notify you when prices drop for the items you’re watching. If you’ve never heard of Shoptagr, you’re in for a treat, my friend, as this free (as in $free.99) web app is hands-down the easiest and bet tool I’ve found to track online sales and deals for specific items. Read on for more deets and a step-by-step Shoptagr tutorial.