Valley Black Friday deal-hunters can get early start


Research from the National Retail Federation estimates that close to $700 billion was spent during the holiday shopping season in 2016.

Thanksgiving, no doubt, is shadowed by the boring roar of consumerism fostered by Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

So to judge how good the actual sales really are once it's crunch time, you'll need to track the deals leading up to Black Friday.

A few last words of wisdom for Black Friday shoppers; Lines will be long, so take snacks and plenty of water. Unless you find an absurdly good deal, we suggest waiting to allow all the major retailers to release their Black Friday ads. Retailers are offering discounts on PLAY speakers this Black Friday.

A trend began in 2010 where some retailers started their Black Friday sales on the night of Thanksgiving and stayed open all night.

Even as department stores struggle and people turn increasingly online for their shopping, Black Friday popularity shows little sign of winding down.

The electronics giant will still have door-buster deals available in-store only on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

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As well as offering a Black Friday discount retailers may have a code for free shipping or an extra 10% off. Women will buy more clothing than men, with 51 percent of adult women choosing clothing as the number one item they'll buy on Black Friday and 61 percent of teen girls also choosing it.

You may be treated to different deals on Cyber Monday but there is no guarantee. Try to get the best deals from all these stores. Here are some of the facts you must know before visiting any of the stores this year.

They also conform that if you see the offer on their website, they will honour it in their stores too.

Although 40% of shoppers procrastinate and shop on Christmas Eve, December 24 is the least popular of the big shopping days, noted. Some even admit to shopping on their mobile phones during Thanksgiving dinner (11 percent). The retailer will be looking to squash the competition, and to do so must offer deep price cuts on just about every product on its virtual store shelves.

Black Friday used to be a one-day event. So the best way to safeguard yourself against any potential identity theft is to limit the number of credit cards you use during the holiday season.

Target will have deals across all of the products it carries this Cyber Monday, so you can anticipate saving on everything from toys to fitness trackers.

Some savings will be for lesser-known retailers who may not be Google approved, so always check that you're purchasing from a safe site. The same goes for Cyber Monday, which now stretches into a week of online specials. If you have concerns about the type of gift or the right fit, make sure you understand the return policy and its details.