Skip the stores and shop online for Black Friday
Black Friday has become a holiday tradition in America. This year, however, many retailers are offering Black Friday deals online that are hot enough to make you consider shopping at home.
Heavy traffic, no parking, long lines, fierce crowds -- it doesn't sound like the ideal way to spend your Friday, but millions of people do it every year on the day after Thanksgiving. And the shopping doesn't end with Black Friday. Just two days later is Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday debuted in 2005 on the Monday after Thanksgiving with retailers tempting shoppers to shop online with big deals. Now, however, there's no clear separation between Black Friday and Cyber Monday anymore. Many retailers offer the same Black Friday deals both in stores and online, while others provide weeklong savings throughout Thanksgiving week. Here are some of the best Black Friday deals that you can find online.
Amazon.com is having a week-long Black Friday sale beginning the Monday before Thanksgiving, with a different set of deals being offered every day. You can save big on everything from electronics and toys to clothing and cosmetics.
Hot deal: Panasonic DMC-ZS9 14.1MP digital camera -- $179
If you're shopping for jewelry this holiday season, consider online retailers. Jewelry.com is offering its lowest prices of the year now -- 70 to 80 percent off bridal jewelry, gemstone jewelry, fashion diamonds and much more.
Hot deal: 1/5 ct Diamond Snowflake Pendant in 10K White Gold -- $100
QVC isn't waiting for Cyber Monday; instead, the company's offering amazing markdowns on fashions, gadgets, housewares, beauty products and much more.
Hot deal: Shp 12/14 Dell Streak 7-inch 16GB WiFi 3G/4G-capable Android tablet -- $319
Shutterfly offers personalized ornaments, gift sets and other products at affordable prices. You can create keepsakes that anyone on your gift list will really appreciate.
Hot deal: Ceramic photo ornament -- $12 (until Nov. 30)