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OCT 25 2022

Make the Most of Black Friday 2022 Deals and Discounts

This Black Friday, more than ever, saving is a top priority for all of us and everyone is looking ahead to those Black Friday deals. And the great news is, to accommodate changing living costs and post-pandemic spending trends, we can expect most major retailers will offer even bigger discounts than years prior. So make sure you are ready for it! Read on to discover how you can shop smarter and save this Black Friday, jumpstart your holiday shopping with eGift cards, and keep your wallet happy while still getting everything on your seasonal shopping list!

What is Black Friday and when is Black Friday 2022?

So why is it called Black Friday? We shop till we drop, but many never really ask why. While many use it to describe the shopping frenzy that ensues, it actually dates back to the US in 1924 when bookkeepers used the word “black” to describe major profit increases as opposed to being “in the red.” And no longer just an American day, this commercial tradition is becoming more global each year with popularity exploding in countries like the United Kingdom and Australia. Always falling on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25th this year), it has even become a week-long event in many countries. Known in the past as a primarily in-store event, it has gone mostly digital in recent years. Meaning tons of promotions and price drops to keep an eye out for on-screen and off! But where to start? Don’t worry, consider this your guide to the biggest shopping event of the year.

Dundle style countdown calendar reading "29 days from Black Friday to Christmas".

Beat the holiday rush with early Black Friday deals

Are you looking for the best way to complete your Christmas shopping on time and under budget? After all, Black Friday is only 29 days away from Christmas so it’s just around the corner! Get a head start by taking advantage of Black Friday. This major retail event is the ideal time to take care of everyone’s wish list well ahead of the holiday chaos, and online shopping is the perfect way to do it. Skip the crowds and fill your virtual carts way ahead of time since many sites start before the big day even arrives. By subscribing to deal alerts, grabbing your discounted gift cards from Dundle and watching out for any sneak peek deals to your favorite online stores, you can be even better prepared than the rest. So maybe don’t ignore those newsletter subscription boxes these upcoming weeks. They could be your key to early savings!

Where to find the best Black Friday deals

As we said, it is all about shopping smarter this Black Friday. Who has time to comb through all the marketing chaos being thrown our way this time of year? To find out when these Black Friday sales start and where to find them, let’s make it simple. Here are the offers you simply cannot miss for Black Friday 2022 and where to find them.

Black Friday tech deals for gadget lovers

Amazon has always been a Black Friday shopping favorite in previous years for its massive catalog and super low prices surrounding the shopping holiday. Not to mention, they often roll out their sales earlier than most competitor sites as seen by last year’s November 8th launch. And predictions aside, they are already updating their Amazon Deals page now so you can constantly check back and stay alert for the biggest discounts. From kitchen appliances, like air fryers or coffee machines to must-have tech like OLED TVs and smart speakers like Alexa echo dots, you will surely find it all for less when the time comes. And pro tip, now is the time to sign up for that Amazon Prime account if you are in doubt because users get extra low prices including lightning deals during Black Friday.

As for Apple fans, we all know that while the brand itself rarely takes part in the huge sales event, but popular shops like Amazon, Curry’s and even Walmart have you covered. If last year is any indication, Apple devices like MacBooks, iPads, Apple AirPods pro earbuds, and even the latest iPhone smartphones will be found at any one of these major retailers at huge discounts. So grab those laptop deals while they're hot!

Black Friday offers for gamers

Whether you yourself are a gaming enthusiast or a parent out to find that perfect gift for your gamer but don’t know where to start, we got you. Nintendo often offers some great offers to help families prepare for the holiday season. Get ready for Nintendo Switch bundle discounts and huge savings on popular games, accessories and more. Be sure to check the Nintendo Holidays page or the Nintendo News page to keep updated on those upcoming sales and have your Nintendo Gift Card at the ready to claim those desirable discounts!

Speaking of Black Friday gaming deals, Steam’s Autumn Sale is not one to miss and runs conveniently right alongside Black Friday. From Nov 22nd-29th they are dropping the prices on tons of titles in every genre you can think of and since Steam is unmatched when it comes to seasonal promotions, gamers should be ready to take advantage with a Steam Gift Card on hand.

And don’t forget, you can get a wide variety of prepaid gift cards for more popular gaming brands like PUBG, Razer Gold, Xbox, and PlayStation at a low-to-no service cost and in many denominations and currencies right here on Dundle. Great as a gift in itself or as a budgeting tool for your Black Friday shopping!

How to save even more on Black Friday sales & Cyber Monday

Besides having your shopping list ready, we can also recommend using price comparison extensions like Honey or checking pricing sites like PriceRunner to really make sure you are getting a bang for your buck. And last but not least, when you get your discounted gift cards to keep your holiday spending in check, you will also earn Dundle Coins you can exchange for free gift cards over at Dundle World. Meaning even more savings! So there you have it, where to find the top Black Friday deals, how to best prepare for them and how to save the most this year. Now, go get those deals and feel guilt-free doing it you smart shopper, you!

Amelia Whittle