Black Friday is right around the corner. Following a day of pigging out on turkey comes the biggest shopping day of the year. Are you ready? Here are some tips to ease the pain.

  1. Check the Reviews Before You Buy:

    What could possibly be worse than getting that gadget you’ve always wanted in the mail only to find out that it’s a piece of junk. Make sure you read the reviews before you buy something. Amazon makes it extremely simple to determine whether a purchase is legitimate.

  2. Don’t Pay Shipping Costs:

    Shipping is a pain. It always adds those extra few dollars to the great deal you see on Amazon. Why pay for it? Learn how you can get free shipping. While you’re at it, why not try Amazon Prime?

  3. Use a Discount Code: 

    A lot of websites, such as fatwallet.com and retailmenot.com have popped up over the last few years offering promo and discount codes that you can use when you checkout online. Why spend the full sticker price when you can get a 30% discount?

  4. Use a Discounted Gift Card:

    Score huge discounts on brand name gift cards by visiting sites such as cardpool.com and giftcardgranny.com.

  5. Use Amazon.com Tools to Score Big on Amazon:

    A lot of tools exist so that you can score huge discounts on Amazon.com. Find out how!