With Black Friday rapidly approaching, it’s time to begin preparations. And, while BF is often associated with holiday shopping, it’s also an ideal time to stock up on just about everything your household may need, from power tools to hiking boots. Heck, I even ordered a high chair about 50% off a few years back… before my daughter was born. As such, you need to create a wishlist – to scan deals efficiently and to avoid impulse purchases. Which ties into monitoring tools. I rely on the Slick Deals app for smartphone alerts (based on products in the aforementioned laundry list) and Wirecutter’s Twitter deals feed. Lastly, you need an ebates account for decent cash back from retailers (other than Amazon).
As for me, I’m just starting my list. I’ll definitely be up for a couple discounted 3rd gen Echo Dots and a new Fire TV Stick or perhaps a full-on Fire Television. Also hoping to find a nicely discounted 2nd gen Ring Doorbell to either replace or augment my 1st gen model and an Arlo. I may give the Fitbit Charge 3 another shot, given what’s expected to be a $30 discount and additional software updates. In a more mundane home category, I’m on the lookout for some lockable storage units … as my daughter is both very active and inquisitive.