I enjoyed doing a couple of segments on the radio show this week providing Black Friday and Cyber Monday tips. I'll be taking advantage of good prices on these days as well.
However, not every item is expected to be at its best price on Nov. 23. Dealnews.com says these are 8 things to avoid.
A great tip from DealNews is that retailers and restaurants frequently offer free gift cards with a minimum purchase during the winter holidays, which could be great stocking stuffers or gifts for family and friends.
Final sale items
Sales are great and all, but when purchasing a final sale item often the purchase cannot be returned. When purchasing a gift for the holidays, be sure to remember clothing may not fit or be worth the low price tag.
With the new year approaching, the best deals on fitness gear is more likely to go on sale in January rather than Black Friday.
DealNews suggests waiting until December to buy jewelry when more deals are available, jewelry rarely sees great Black Friday sales.
Holiday decorations are often cheaper after the holidays and are marked down for clearance. According to Deal News, Target has offered the greatest discount on holiday items.
The best time to purchase winter gear is in January when the discount price is at least 50 percent off.
Black Friday models
Stick to the essentials this holiday season and only buy items you need. You can end up spending more money than you intended.
Furniture and flooring
According to Deal News, furniture companies tend to release new products in February. Buyers should look out for big sales on discounted furniture in January. If you're looking to redo the flooring in your home and don't mind waiting until the new year, companies commonly have flooring deals in January and February.