MILWAUKEE, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 2004, offers tips to their visitors for getting the most deals when shopping online this week.
"There will be more Black Friday deals available online this year than ever before, 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 on Thanksgiving, they can get the exact same deals from the comfort of their home days before Black Friday."
GottaDeal.com acquires leaked copies of Black Friday ads from major retailers. "The extra time allows shoppers to research products, compare prices, and come up with a strategy for the big day, whether they are shopping online or in stores," says Mr. Olson.
The site offers a comprehensive online Black Friday sale 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 the low sale prices. In addition to this tracker, the site features a dedicated online Black Friday message board where visitors can discuss the online sales, ask questions of the experts on the site about online Black Friday shopping and post the Black Friday deals they are finding online.
In addition to using the tools available on the site, GottaDeal.com offers additional tips:
"Prepare your online retailer accounts - Go to each website 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."
"Be aware of free shipping offers - One of the best parts of online Black Friday shopping is getting your items shipped for free. Each retailer has a different shipping policy – some offer free shipping on absolutely everything. For other stores, there is usually an total amount you must reach to get free shipping."
"Use coupons & discounts to make deals even hotter - You can improve the already sizzling hot Black Friday deals by using online coupons. On GottaDeal.com there is a huge coupon section with codes and discounts for all your favorite online retailers."
Read the entire list of online Black Friday shopping tips and browse around 100 leaked Black Friday ads by visiting GottaDeal.com. Email and phone interviews are available.