Holiday Shopping is Rapidly Approaching

If Hurricane Harvey didn’t max out your credit cards, we’re within weeks of Black Friday and the start of the Christmas shopping season.

The weekend following Thanksgiving has been ruled by as many traditions as the big turkey meal itself, but that’s all changing.  Now there is Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday, and then Cyber Monday.  Presumably on Sunday we rest.

The best deals are most likely going to be on Cyber Monday, says shopping expert Sarah Hollenbeck with  “We conducted a survey in conjunction with IPSOS and discovered that Cyper Monday is once again beating Black Friday in the eyes of the consumers,” she tells News Radio 740 KTRH.

But first up is Black Friday, so get your wish list ready.  “For Black Friday you should definitely keep an eye out for smart home gadgets from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy to get a great discount,” Hollenbeck says.  “Another item that’s going to be really hot this year for Black Friday is going to be toys.  You’re going to see great deals at Target, Toys R Us and Walmart.”

On Cyber Monday, many sites are going to offer a flat discount on all orders purchased, while others will stick with the always popular free shipping.  Target, Crocs, Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy are expected to offer discounts ranging from 15% to 50%.

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