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Black Friday: Time to use your calendar and notifications for flash sales

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Many are flocking to online stores for the best deals this Black Friday, and when it comes to online shopping, there are a few apps that simplify bargain-hunting and price comparison for customers. I know the frustration of missing out on a great deal, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Why not simply use your calendar or get notified of flash sales? Well, let me guide you on the options out there to do this.

Amazon has built up high trust with shoppers, and if you throw the benefits of Amazon Prime into the mix, it is an excellent place to connect to and stay up-to-date with any Black Friday flash sales.

Black Friday: Time to use your calendar and notifications for flash sales

Get Notified of Flash Sales for Black Friday

The Amazon app simplifies your life by notifying you when flash sales start. Let’s get started:

  1. Open the Amazon app.
  2. Go to the menu.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Then notifications.
Black Friday Flash Sales
  1. Turn on watched and waitlisted deals.
  2. Find an upcoming deal and add it to your watchlist.
  3. You can claim deals once they are live, but be sure to check them out before expiration.
Black Friday Flash Sales

Lightning Deals

Black Friday flash sales can be overwhelming for most of us, especially if you haven’t yet decided what it is you want to buy. However, Amazon has simplified this with their Today’s Deals on the site. Although this is where you can find fantastic Lightning Deals on any given day, you don’t want to miss out on these on massive shopping days such as Black Friday and Prime Day.

But don’t get caught up in the excitement. Not all these deals are always worth your money or time. On most days, only some of these deals are available on a few pages, and narrowing down what is relevant to you can be challenging. Don’t despair. Let me share a few tricks and tips to guide you on what to expect during these flash sales.

What are Lightning Deals

These are limited-time promotions on Amazon, which are even more limited to one per customer. There are set quantities to these deals, and once the promotion ends or the item is sold out (whichever comes first), the flash sale is over.

How to find Lightning Deals 

You can find these deals throughout the Amazon site, but the easiest way to find them is to go to the Today’s Deals section. Underneath the “Deal type” filter, there should be an option to select “Lightning deal”, which narrows down your options. On the Prime Day page, you can also find big event deals.

How do Lightning Deals work?

There is a particular starting time for these deals and only one per user until the end of the promotion. The promotion period can last for 4 to 12 hours or until all promotion deals are claimed. But you need to note that to redeem the discount, you only have 15 minutes to complete the order once it has been added to your cart. The discount expires unless you claim unless dean a time limit. Be careful not to do impulsive Black Friday shopping here!

Lightning Deals the Good and the Bad

If you have noticed, the downside to these deals is that they leave you with little to no time to conduct price comparisons on deals. But how can you know if you are paying too much for an item or getting a dud?

Firstly I recommend reputable shopping sellers, and if a product looks too good to be true, it probably is. But that being said, there are some excellent deals if you know what you want or need.

Black Friday Flash Sales

Prime Day Lightning Deals

Something to be aware of is that these deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime members on Prime Day. During these flash sales, there are more new deals every 5 minutes than on regular Lightning deal days.

There have been global complaints yearly from shoppers surrounding the chaos of Prime Day. They may not be impressed by missing out on deals or frustrated with the site crashing.

Black Friday Lightning Deals 

These deals are similar to the regular ones. However, there tends to be even more than you will find on Prime Day Lightning Deals. Prime members reap the benefits here and are notified of early access to select deals.

Black Friday deals feature better Lightning deals than any other time during the year. These deals pop up more in your notifications, and all Amazon shoppers benefit from Black Friday deals.

Amazon Prime Membership Benefits

There are many benefits to becoming a Prime member, such as shopping, shipping, streaming, and more.

Shopping 

  • Try before you buy available from eligible stock across accessories, shoes, baby clothing, kids’, women’s and men’s. You can try it over seven days and only pay for the items you keep.
  • Deals & Discounts, compliments of Amazon Family.
  • Early access to Lightning deals.

Shipping

Black Friday Flash Sales

Get notifications for Amazon Black Friday flash sales!

Everyone loves a great bargain, and during Black Friday flash sales, the numbers seem to keep climbing for online stores but are they beneficial for online shoppers? 

Like most things, shopping responsibly during these events is the way to go. If you plan accordingly and opt-in for notifications, you can update your calendar and ensure you know what flash sales are happening, where, and when. Once you are all set up, stay up-to-date and informed and focus on your shopping list.

And if you want to be ahead of the Black Friday flash sale rush, you can do price comparison research on everything on your shopping list and be ready for any time-limited deal without shopping impulsively!

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