How to Shop the Amazon Countdown to Black Friday Deals
~updated November 2015
Before you start it is important you remember the Holiday Shopping Strategies around BUDGET. Do not spend money you do not have! The holidays are about family and being together and not about STUFF.
Also do not stress – the deals go fast. When I miss one I figure it was not meant to be – there will always be another deal another day. However here are some tips to help you be as successful as possible.
There will be LIGHTNING DEALS throughout the day in many different categories.
REMEMBER that LIGHTNING deals are only for 1-3 hours and there is limited inventory so sometimes they sell out quickly.
Be on the page ready to click at least 5 minutes before the deal is scheduled to go live. I will post as many as I can but you may want to bookmark these pages.
Some deals are time sensitive and may not be available for long so make sure to check facebook and twitter for the most up to date information. Prices can change by the minute. Be sure to ask for facebook NOTIFICATIONS… or you can also join the Maven of Savin Deals GROUP on facebook.
Where to Find the DEALS
You can choose the categories you are interested in, choose Lightning deals and then you can check off if you just want to see active one, upcoming or all.
Though this makes it easier, I HATE the new format of the deals page. I much prefer previous years “widget” you would scroll through (which is still available on some of the CATEGORY deal pages below).
Use the new WATCH DEALS Feature
Luckily Amazon just created a new feature (WHICH I LOVE) that helps with the horrible new format. You can create your own WATCH LIST. In the morning you can scroll through all the deals and click on “Watch this deal” to place the ones you want on a WATCH LIST. That then creates your OWN personal Lightning Deal page!!!
So with a little work at the beginning of the day you can be prepared to jump on your favorite lightning deals throughout the day without worrying about having to scroll thru pages and categories to keep track of them all. HOW COOL IS THAT?
START your WATCHLIST NOW
Join the WAITLIST
The price will be posted as soon as it goes live. Be sure to ALWAYS join the WAITLIST because there are many people who just click BUY as soon as it goes live and then decide after whether they really want it. I have seen the waitlist pull from as low as person #100 and higher! Find out more about the WAITLIST HERE.
Amazon Black Friday Deals by CATEGORY
There are so many deals going on that it can get confusing. If you are only looking for certain types of items it may be easier to start on the category pages. NOTE: You cannot add things to your WATCHLIST from these pages, only from the MAIN Lightning Deal page which you can narrow using the category check list on the left.
If you like the old school widgets you can scroll and like to see all OTHER deals in a category use the links below to narrow your search.
Black Friday – FASHION including Jewelry & Watches
Of course if you still need gift ideas visit HOLIDAY CENTRAL HERE
BOOKMARK your favorite pages do you can shop quickly each day as the lightning deals POP. NOTE – some of the category pages do not have the lightning deals on them yet – I would expect them to update by weeks end.
Remember, RELAX, be prepared and do not stress. There is always another deal. always another day.
Check out Maven’s Holiday 2015 Savin’ Guide