Black Friday Deals - Amazon

Written by: Haley Roney

Edited by: Carly Richwagen 

Black Friday is a time for great savings on great items. Some of the downsides to the 'shopping holiday' are the long lines and the big crowds. It can be stressful if you are looking forward to simply celebrating and relaxing.  On top of the "lightning deals," Amazon is offering "daily deals"  on items like headphones and snow throwers. These deals last all day so you have a longer chance to snatch them up before they disappear. 

The Globber 3 Wheel Adjustable Height Scooter is a great Christmas present for children that also encourages outdoor play. Since the scooter has 3 wheels, it's perfect for new riders that haven't quite mastered balancing yet. There's 12 different color options to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect one to match your child's likes. 

The Graco Urbanite Click Control Travel System is great for expecting parents or parents in search of a new stroller and carseat. The harness is convertible between a three-point and a five-point and the stroller can be folded using one hand and weighs less than twenty pounds so it's easy to lift and carry around. 

If you like to read and would love the availability of thousands of books right at your fingertips then the Kindle is a great item to consider. The Kindle has wifi capabilities so you can download books straight from your device. It has a lot of added bonuses that you couldn't get from a regular paperback. If you come across a word you don't know then you can look it up in the dictionary straight from the device by clicking on it. You can even change the text size if you have harder time seeing small print and the device will automatically mark your page for you when you close out. It's a great gift for any avid reader.  

Encourage family bonding with Family Game Night. Amazon has their family boards games from Hasbro. The games are currently marked down up to 25% and there's plenty to choose from depending on your family's tastes. 

Encourage your kids to stay healthy with the LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker. You can preload it with 50 different activities that will keep kids moving throughout the day. It encourages them to stay active and they even get to choose their own little pet to be displayed on the watch! By staying active and completing the challenges, the kids are rewarded with points and the points can be redeemed to unlock new pets or personalization items. 

To combat the usual shopping, many stores and businesses have expanded their Black Friday sales to their online stores. This way, you can shop and save without even having to leave your home or change out of your pjs! One of the most popular online retailers that offers great deals on all kinds of items is Amazon. Amazon has a few different types of deals for the holidays like their "lightning deals" and "daily deals." 

Amazon's Black Friday deals are more unique than most other online stores. They started their sales early and offer new items every five minutes. The "lightning deals" are time sensitive and each item only has a limited number of items that have the sale price. Items offered in the sale range from toys, jewelry, electronics such as televisions, phones and kindles, clothes, household items, etc. You can get the Black Friday deals without ever leaving your couch!

If you have an Amazon Prime account then you're able to access the next set of deals 30 minutes before the regular Amazon account members, so you have an increased chance at getting the sale items you want. Amazon Prime is a subscription service. It's $99 a year and it includes fun perks like free two-day shipping, so you can get the items you order even faster! It's especially a good deal if you're someone who does a lot of Amazon shopping. Eventually the amount you save on shipping will pay for the subscription!  

Since the Amazon deals are constantly changing and new items are being added, you're bound to find something that catches your interest if you keep checking the page. But act on the items you want fast before the deal ends or they run out!