Before Christmas, I strategically shopped at the Black Friday sale to save a small fortune for festive gifts.
One of the perks of working with a talented bunch of writers and editors at Finder is the steady stream of articles coming my way.
As our team keeps track of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year, I’ve used our latest updates to plan my holiday spending smartly – and I’ve saved over $400 in the process.
Here’s what I bought and where I saved:
Apple AirPods Pro
My husband has wanted these for years and Apple is notoriously shy when it comes to offering discounts so I took this opportunity to snag his Christmas present and save a quarter of the price.
Black Friday retail price: $295
Get your pair on Amazon now.
Nintendo Switch OLED model turn 3 edition
I snapped this a while back in the pre-Black Friday sale for only $379. Although this special offer is no longer available, you can still grab the regular OLED Nintendo Switch for just $478 instead of $539.95.
Black Friday retail price: $379
Buy the Nintendo Switch OLED console now at Amazon for $478.
Minecraft and Harry Potter LEGO
My 6 year old son is LEGO obsessed and thanks to Amazon’s offer – up to 50% off – I snagged 2 sets. The ones I bought were the LEGO Minecraft The Skeleton Dungeon Building Kit ($49.99 to $35) and the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moment: Divination Class Book Classroom Building Set ($49.99 to $25).
MSRP: $49.99 each
Black Friday retail price: $35 and $25
Savings (total): $39.98
Shop a range of Lego Black Friday deals.
35mm co instant camera
What do you buy an infinitely picky 12-year-old girl? My daughter is impossible to buy so when I discovered this 20% Black Friday discount I couldn’t resist buying this instant camera for her. I also snagged the pink model, which brings the Breast Cancer Foundation $10 per sale.
Black Friday retail price: $79.95
Shop here with the code BF20.
T2 teacup and saucer
I strolled around T2 and bought gifts for my tea drinking friends to make the most of the $10 shipping fee. They have lots of nice things for sale, with another 25% off for Black Friday. I paid just over $70 for 5 sets of teacups including shipping!
Black Friday retail price: $73.50
Shop T2’s Black Friday Sale.
Total savings: $402.43
Hurry up with your Christmas shopping and check out the latest Black Friday deals now.