The GoReact Guide to Surviving Black Friday

The biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner. Still recovering from Grandma’s stuffing, millions of Americans head out on Thursday night to score the best deals of the season. This year Black Friday falls on November 23, the earliest it’s been since 2012. Are you ready for the holiday madness?

Don’t worry, you’ll still have time to have that second piece of pumpkin pie. We’ve pulled together a list of the best tech deals of the holiday season, along with some tips of how to survive:

The Deals

Tablets

$36.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7″ 8GB Tablet
Walmart

 

$87.99
RCA Galileo Pro 11.5″ 32GB 2-in-1 Tablet
Walmart

 

$249.99
128 GB iPad mini 4
Best Buy

 

$349.99
128 GB iPad 5th generation
Walmart

Microphones

$129
Blue Microphones Yeti Midnight Blue USB Microphone
newegg.com

 

$139.99
Blue Microphones Yeti 1196 Blackout + PUBG Bundle
newegg.com

Webcams

 $49.97
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Amazon

 

$90
Razer Kiyo: Full HD 1080p 30FPS / 720p 60FPS
Amazon

 

$159
Logitech BRIO – Ultra HD Webcam
Amazon

Accessories

$25
Google Chromecast Video
Target

 

 $2
SpinPop Phone Grip
Walmart

 

$14.99
Tzumi HyperCharge 10 Watt Wireless Charging Pad
Best Buy

 

$99.99
JBL Wireless Over-Ear Active Noise Canceling Headphones
Kohls

Chromebooks

$99
Samsung 11.6 Inch Chromebook 3
Walmart

 

$155.99
HP Stream 14″ Notebook Laptop
Staples

 

 

$159
Acer – 15.6″ Chromebook
Best Buy

 

 $389.99
Acer R13 Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook
Costco

 

Black Friday Survival Tips

Get an early start

Unfortunately Black Friday is no longer a one-day event. The best sales are usually disclosed throughout Thanksgiving week, sometimes even sooner. Don’t wait until 8 pm on Thanksgiving night to frantically start searching for killer deals. Start your shopping early so you can snuggle up on the couch and enjoy your pumpkin pie.

Stay in the loop

Social media allows you to keep up with your favorite brands and stores. Follow along for the latest news, often including exclusive coupon codes or early deals. Download the app for your favorite store to get an even closer look at the best deals.

Shop around

It’s easy to get sucked in by advertising, but Black Friday prices can be deceiving.

A quick price check on your phone is simple and can help ensure you’re getting the best deal. Make sure to do your research to find the lowest price.

Relax

As the kickoff for the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is supposed to be fun. Don’t get so wrapped up in the madness that you forget to enjoy it! Do your research, relax, and enjoy the experience.

 

Happy shopping, GoReactors!