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Don't Be Late for Online Black Friday Deals This Year

Posted November 11, 2018 by GottaDEAL Staff

While retailers moving the start of Black Friday to Thanksgiving Day has made headlines, for those of us doing our Black Friday shopping online, the big day to start shopping is actually one day early - on the day before Thanksgiving.

The Wednesday of Black Friday week has become the hottest online shopping day of the year for elite deal hunters and for good reason - it's the day that most of the bigger retailers will put their Black Friday ad items online. By Thanksgiving morning, many of the best deals will already be sold out, so if you want to score the best deals online, keep reading.

The term "Black Friday" has lost some of its meaning with the stores opening up for extended hours on Thanksgiving. Many have called it "Black Thursday". So you may be tempted to think that the online sales will also start on Thanksgiving night. But retailers know that they can get an early jump on sales by putting the deals in their Black Friday ads online starting Wednesday night.

This year we expect retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Sam's Club and countless others to put their Black Friday deals online the night before Thanksgiving. The top deals, such as ultra-cheap televisions, tablets and video games, will likely be gone by the time you wake up on Thanksgiving and start to look at your newspaper full of Black Friday ads.

Therefore it is imperative that if you want the best deals, you plan on being in front of a computer, tablet or smartphone when Wednesday night rolls around. Over the next week, we're going to be helping you have the best chance of online Black Friday success in several ways.

First, later this week we are going to launch our extremely popular Online Black Friday Tracker. You'll be able to view a schedule of when the online sales start for your time zone, full details about each sale including coupon codes you can use to save even more. The tracker will also display the latest online deals from across the internet, all on one easy-to-navigate page.

We'll also be opening our dedicated Online Black Friday forum on our message board. In this forum you can chat about the online sales with thousands of other shoppers. Ask questions, post what you order and pass the time while waiting for the sales to go live. We'll have dedicated threads set up for every major store.

Finally, once the online sales start we'll be alerting you in many ways. You can sign up for our Black Friday email alerts or our Instant Deal Alerts and we'll send you an email as soon as each sale goes live. We'll also be posting updates on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us on social media so you don't miss a thing.

More people than ever are going to be shopping during Black Friday week this year, but with our help you'll have the advantage over all of them. Stay tuned... it's going to be fun.