The smartest time to shop also depends on what you’re looking for.
In 2018, “Black Friday will likely be the best day to get deals on kitchen goods, clothes, tools, beauty products, toys, laptops and appliances,” Dealnews reports. “But if you’re looking for most types of electronics, Thanksgiving tends to have better deals. We’re predicting Turkey Day will have the best deals on smartphones, speakers, tablets headphones and video games in 2018.
“And if you want to buy a television or book your next vacation? Cyber Monday is probably the best time to shop.”
If you really want to maximize savings, you should continuously check for sales starting this week, as “the best sales could pop up at any time,” the sites notes.
Whether you’re shopping on the week of Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you’ll want to have a plan in place to avoid overspending.
Start by determining exactly how much you can afford to part with. Once you have a budget in mind, do your research, says Sakraida: “Definitely do historical price research to get a quick assessment of whether or not the prices you’re seeing are actually good.”