It's here, and we we we so excited! The Friday before Black Friday is the start of Amazon's Black Friday Sale, and so it is a major shopping event in it's own right.
In fact, the day is so big that the team at Groupon Coupons thought that it should have it's own official moniker and join the ranks of Cyber Monday, Green Monday, Prime Day, and the like. But what name could capture the giddy excitement and unbridled joy that comes with the kickoff of a weeklong extravaganza of sales from America's biggest online retailer? We didn't have to look far for inspiration; it was always there in intern Skip's Spotify playlist. From this day on, the start of Amazon's Black Friday Sale shall forever be known as "Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Friday". Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)!
About That Amazon Black Friday Sale
Friday, November 17 marks the beginning of a week of huge sales at Amazon, with over 30 Deals of the Day
and literally thousands of Lightning Deals
, all spread across popular categories like Electronics, Toys, Kitchen, Fashion, and more. The real showstoppers will come during the days between midnight on Thanksgiving and the final hours of Cyber Monday, when shoppers can expect to find incredible deals across a wide selection of top holiday products.
An Amazon sale can be overwhelming, especially considering the sheer number of items that will be discounted and the somewhat opaque schedule for how long each of the Lightning Deals will last. I'm reminded of the songstress Rebecca Black, who, upon seeing her friends pull up in a car and beckon for her to join them, sang the heartrending lines:
Kickin' in the front seat
Sittin' in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?
Avoid analysis paralysis by planning ahead and making sure you have all the necessary tools to take maximum advantage of the situation. We'll list out the choicest deals we've discovered at the bottom of this post, but first let's go over tactics.
A certain singer once said "Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal
". Rebecca knows that to get the cereal (great deals) you need to have the proper dish (the Amazon app). With the app on your phone, you can shop wherever and whenever, and also set the all-important deal alerts
that notify you when the item of your dreams has gone on sale.
Prime members can shop thousands of Lightning Deals with 30-minute early access and, with the Amazon Prime credit card,
members will earn even bigger rewards this holiday season. In her seminal work of art, the patron saint of "Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Friday" once voiced her longing for the ability to control time: "Cruisin' so fast, I want time to fly
" Ms. Black said. With Prime, you can get a taste of that power.
Customers who voice shop with Alexa will get an exclusive shopping window several hours earlier than the general public with access to some of the best deals starting at 5 p.m. PT, Wednesday, November 22. This ability is available on the Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap, as well as screened devices such as the all-new Amazon Fire TV, all-new Fire HD 10 Tablet, and Echo Show, and all you have to do is ask "Alexa, what are your deals?" Can you unlock even more exclusive deals by serenading your device with "Friday"? Maybe. Maybe.
And Now For The Best Amazon Black Friday Deals Week Deals
Keep in mind that we only know a fraction of the deals that Amazon will be running this week, and not all these deals are currently live. Keep an eye on the upcoming deals
page to plan ahead, and don't forget to set a deal alert if any of these deals sound tempting!
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I really can't think of a better way to sum up the inaugural post of this most SEO friendly holiday, "Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Friday", than with these wise words from the maestro herself:
Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today it is Friday, Friday (Partyin')
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today
Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after... wards