This week we’re planning ahead — to next Friday, arguably the biggest shopping day of the year (though Thanksgiving is certainly giving it a run for its money). Truly dedicated shoppers plan ahead, and to strategize like a pro, you need to do a little research. So we’re bringing the research to you. Below, our favorite places to find Black Friday circulars for the most popular stores, which outline all of the deals and promotions in advance.
dealnews. In addition to their round-up of circulars, they also have tons of shopping advice — what to buy when, what you should skip, the top five stores you should hit if you’re short on time or patience. And don’t miss their list of Black Friday freebies.
Brad’s Deals. The site posts circulars and the latest Black Friday news, plus product guides for electronics so you can easily sort by, say, that camera you’re searching out and find the best deals quickly.
RetailMeNot. You can sort by Black Friday circulars, hot products, or even today’s best coupons, which gives you promotions from retailers who are already running deals if you can’t wait to start shopping. The Black Friday portion of the site is easy to navigate and is set up in picture-centric style, similar to Pinterest.
BlackFriday.com. This website hosts Black Friday circulars, which you can search by store or category. You can also create a wishlist to save the deals you’re interested in, and sign up for alerts that will notify you of new additions.
BFads.net. Similar to a few of the other sites, you can search here for circulars (by store or category) and you can sign up for deal alerts. They’ve also been posting Black Friday news from retailers.