The holiday shopping season is in full swing. The top three shopping days—Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, are sure to yield some great deals. However, this time of year can also result in some big headaches. How can you help ease the pain?
With all of the holiday craziness, recent holiday studies and reports reveal some of the best places to shop to get some of the best holiday deals. To help consumers maximize their savings this coming Black Friday, WalletHub surveyed 8,000 deals from 30 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2015 Black Friday ad scans and identified the retailers offering the largest advertised discounts for each product category such as “Jewelry” and “Appliances.” Here are some of their findings:
JCPenney and Kohl’s are 2015’s Best Retailers For Black Friday Deals.
Over 17% of items will actually be more expensive on Black Friday than they currently are on Amazon.com.
Books, movies and music will offer the most value on Black Friday 2015 relative to their current prices, while jewelry is expected to be the worst deal.
About 11% of Black Friday deals are the same as last year, per our 2015 Black Friday Freshness Report.
Visa, Amazon.com and American Express top the list of 2015’s 50 Most Popular Gift Cards.
Consumers can save up to $625 with one of 2015’s Best & Worst Credit Cards For Holiday Shopping.
Most consumer credit cards have a number of forgotten-about benefits that can save shoppers a lot of time and money this holiday season, including extended warranties, price protection and rental car insurance.
What’s more, 47% of major-retailer financing offers have a feature called deferred interest that can make holiday purchases up to 27.5-times more expensive than expected if shoppers aren’t careful.