November 17, 2012 Saturday - updated 13:04 PM PT

Online Black Friday Shopping Tips & Tricks Help Shoppers Get Deals at Home

Oak Creek, United States (IBwire.com - November 17, 2012) Retailers are threatening to make Thanksgiving a shopping holiday with earlier start times for their Black Friday sales this year. Shoppers are resisting and more than ever will be going online to do their Black Friday shopping. GottaDeal.com, having covered Black Friday online since 2003, offers tips to their visitors for getting the most deals when shopping online this week.

"More Black Friday deals than ever will be available online this year, even the most popular doorbuster specials," says Brad Olson, Owner of GottaDeal.com. "We're telling our visitors that if they don't want to shop in stores all night long, they can get the exact same deals from the comfort of their home."

GottaDeal.com acquires leaked copies of Black Friday ads from major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and others. "The extra time allows our visitors to research products, compare prices, and come up with a plan of attack for the big day, whether they are shopping online or in stores," says Mr. Olson.

The site offers a comprehensive "Online Black Friday Tracker" which provides a schedule of when the online Black Friday sales start for each retailer, as well as a listing of sale items that can be ordered online at any given moment. There are already several Black Friday specials that can be ordered online at the sale price or less.

In addition to this tracker, the site features a dedicated online Black Friday shopping message board where visitors can discuss the sales, ask questions of the experts on the site and post what deals they are finding. "Our message boards will be very busy towards the end of the week. Our members will be helping each other get the best deals possible," says Mr. Olson.

In addition to using the tools available on the site, GottaDeal.com offers additional tips:

"Prepare your online retailer accounts - This can be done at any time between now and the start of the sale, although it's better to do it as soon as possible. Go to each web site for stores you plan to shop at this week and make sure your shipping and billing addresses are up to date. Also make sure your credit card information is saved to your account."

"Adding items to your cart in advance - In many cases, you are able to add Black Friday sale items to your shopping cart (make sure you are logged in so they are tied to your account) and once the sale has started, you can refresh your cart and the sale prices should change. This can be a real time saver when you need to get your order placed before items sell out."

"Be aware of free shipping offers - One of the best parts of online Black Friday shopping (aside from not having to deal with the chaos in stores) is getting your items shipped for free. Each retailer has a different shipping policy - some, such as Best Buy offer free shipping on absolutely everything. For other stores, there is usually an order total threshold that you must reach to get free shipping. "

For the complete list of tips, please visit http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/OnlineTips

GottaDeal.com is a year-round online deals site dedicated to saving visitors money in all aspects of their daily lives. It features hundreds of online deals posted each week, an updated listing on online coupons and a large community message board. Every autumn, the site opens their Black Friday web site dedicated to covering Black Friday sales and holiday shopping trends.

For more information, please contact Brad Olson at media @ gottadeal.com or visit http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com

Media Contact:

Brad Olson
GottaDeal.com
Owner
PO Box 521
Oak Creek, WI

Email: media@gottadeal.com
Website: www.gottadeal.com
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