Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner and online business is booming. With the numerous offers, it is often difficult to keep track of everything or to find those discounts that you haven’t already discovered. Fortunately, there are digital tools and tips that make the shopping experience much easier.
Here are five tips from Michele Don Durbin of Evernote that will make it easier to keep track and sort through the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Tip 1: Collect and keep track of the best offers
To make sure you don’t miss any Black Friday offers, collect and save all important information as you find it in one place. With the Chrome extension Web-Clipper from Evernote, websites can be easily saved within the app and accessed at any time. You can save entire websites with one click, highlight important parts and revisit offers very easily with the help of the intelligent keyword search.
Tip 2: Set an alarm clock
Unbeatable offers come and go quickly. To ensure you don’t miss bargains on products you’ve been holding out for, set the Idealo price alarm clock. As soon as that product is available at whatever you set as your ideal price, Idealo will alert you either via an app push notification or an email.
Tip 3: Shop sustainably
Many rightly criticize the fact that online shopping in particular is not sustainable due to throwaway culture. With websites like musicMagpie you can buy certified refurbished tech at a fraction of the price. Shop smartphones, tablets, laptops, watches, games consoles and more – every device is subject to a 90 point quality check and comes with a free 12 month warranty. By switching to refurbished tech you’ll be helping to reduce CO2 emissions, e-waste and save valuable materials.
Tip 4: Get technology bargains
In addition to clothing and shoes, tech and gadgets are a top seller during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period with discounts varying from retailer to retailer. You can use comparison websites to find the best deals. PriceSpy, for example, offers a comparison of many popular electronic products from different retailers. HotUKDeals is also a great place to go for deals, discounts and freebies.
Tip 5: Earn as you spend
If you’re planning to splash out on something big like a TV or new washing machine, check whether you could be getting something back in the process. Cashback sites like Quidco and Topcashback offer deals at more than 4,000 retailers, plus it’s free to sign up. Another easy way to boost your cashback is to pay with a credit card that rewards your spending, whether that’s airmiles, retail vouchers or money off your credit card statement.
With these tips, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping marathon is sure to be a success. You can read more tips on productivity, notes, and smart templates on the Evernote blog.