Preparing for Black Friday 2017 & What to Buy Now

Black Friday

The countdown to Black Friday 2017 is officially on!! I have been shopping on Black Friday for a few years now, so I’m sharing some of my top tips to help you navigate this crazy day. Retailers will be discounting items both in-store and online. Once upon a time, I would actually go to the mall in the middle of the night to shop. Now that all these sales (and more!) are usually matched online, I chill at home with family while I do my shopping. To get you ready for this major shopping week, I’m sharing my tips so you get the best bang for your buck and don’t waste time.


Learn about the deals! Tons of retailers announce their Black Friday deals, like Amazon and Target. It’s a good idea to take a look at their catalogues to find out what’s on sale. Bookmark what you want to buy so you don’t have to search the site the day of. Due to high traffic, it’s likely that their websites will be slower than usual or even crash. By bookmarking, you save a ton of time.


With all the deals, it’s easy to get carried away spending. Make a budget for Black Friday so you don’t overspend. I set a limit for clothing, beauty, and home items but also an overall daily budget. Don’t forget that the deals aren’t just on Black Friday, as they’ll often extend through Cyber Monday.

Save More

In a previous post, I’ve shared how browser extensions like Ebates, Honey, and Gumdrop can seriously help you save. If you can’t remember the discount codes, these browser extensions will do the work for you by automatically apply the best discount code to the order. Ebates and Honey may even get you some extra cash back!

Shop Early

Black Friday is no longer a one day event! Often, retailers will share their Black Friday deals way in advance. In fact, you can start shopping these sales now! This truly saves you the hassle of slow or crashing websites the day of, and you can slowly pace out your daily spending. Shop my favorite items on sale now below, just click on each image!

Macy’s: Take an extra 20% off with code SCORE

Saks OFF FIFTH: Take an extra 40% off with code HOLIDAY17

Club Monaco: Take an extra 30% off

Stay tuned for a special Black Friday 2017 guide next week, and a gift guide coming soon!