Last year, we decided to shop online for Black Friday. This decision wasn’t really tactical; it was made purely out of necessity because shopping with a breastfed newborn seemed like insanity. So, instead of waking up at the crack of dawn to go to some retailer, we researched the night before for the best Black Friday deals online.
Do you know what we found? Massive savings and far less stress.
There’s no doubt, Amazon has transformed the way moms shop. Now you don’t have to worry about dragging the kids through the mall or getting stampeded by competing shoppers. ALL of your Black Friday shopping can be done from the convenience of your home. This post serves to goals:
1. It’s an easy reference to find the best Black Friday Deals on Amazon for Baby and Kids. You’ll miss the good deals if you get caught up sifting through the crappy “Black Friday Junk”. This post will show you the best ones.
2.We’ll show you the tips and tricks you need to know to maximize your savings. If you can, read these tips before Black Friday so you can be prepared.
If you did stumble upon this article before Nov. 23rd, I highly recommend that you pin this post so you can view it on BF Weekend. We’ll be regularly updating with the best Black Friday deals on Amazon for baby and kids toys. You do not want to miss it!
The Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon for Baby and Kids
4 Tips to Find the Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon for Baby and Kids Stuff
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About Amazon Black Friday Deals
Black Friday deals on Amazon go much quicker than brick and mortar locations. At a retailer, you might wait in line for five hours and compete with 30-40 people for the same item. On Amazon, you’re competing with literally thousands. So, prioritizing your clicks is a must. Below I’ll explain the different deals Amazon has so you’ll know which ones you’ll need to focus on.
Related Post: 5 Last Minute Hacks to Save More on Black Friday
Spotlight, Lightning Deals and Sales
Amazon has daily, spotlight, and lightning deals on Black Friday.
Spotlight Deals are either steeply discounted brand items or Black Friday-specific items that are offered throughout the day. Most of these items are stocked pretty well, but if you see something that makes you say, “OMG, that’s a great deal!”, chances are everyone else is going to go for it too.
ANYTHING Disney, electronic, must-have baby gear (like strollers, car seats, bottles, etc.) will go in a snap. Don’t hesitate. Just grab it. (Remember we’ll have a list of the good ones here).
Lightning deals are flash sales. Limited time, biggest discount. The sales usually last for a couple hours, but most of the good deals sell out before they expire.
If you don’t want to miss any of these sales, you need to research the day before with the Amazon app and “watch” your favorite deals.
We’ll get to that in just a minute.
How to Find the Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon for Baby and Kids Stuff
1 Sign up for Amazon Prime
Many of the deals are for Prime Members ONLY. If you’re reading this before Black Friday, sign up now because you definitely don’t want to waste your time then!
You can sign up for free with this 30 Day Trial and still have access to all of the member-exclusive deals Black Friday (you can cancel at any time).
If you’re on the fence about Amazon Prime, let me tell you that it has literally changed my life. I use it to buy diapers, basically all of my daughter’s toys (and my husband’s gifts), many of my groceries, most household goods, and 99% of my electronics. I think you’ll really like it.
Here’s just a few benefits of Amazon Prime:
- Prime-Exclusive pricing
- Free Returns on qualified purchases
- Free unlimited 2-day shipping and Same Day Shipping (depending on the item)
- Prime Video (Oodles of free movies)
- Amazon Kindle
- Amazon Family- Up to 20% on diaper subscriptions, food, and household needs.
2 Use the “Watch” Feature on the Amazon App
Easy hack to find the best Black Friday deals on Amazon:
Download the Amazon app. Before you seep into a coma from all the turkey on Thanksgiving, open the app to “Today’s Deals” and then “Upcoming”. Filter to the departments you’re interested in.
(As I’m writing this, Amazon also has a Black Friday Deals Week tab you can check out for presale items).
If you click “Watch This Deal” the app will notify you when the deal goes live. This will ensure that you’ll be able to snag your items right when the sale starts.
If you’re a little overwhelmed by all of the deals, don’t worry. Remember, you can just check back here for the hottest finds.
3 Use Your Amazon Prime Store Card for 0% Interest Financing and Cashback
In all disclosure, I hate using credit cards. For some reason, my brain never realizes that the money spent on a credit should be budgeted until after we get the statement. BUT. I always use the credit cards for Black Friday. Why? HUGE cashback deals, if you know which ones to use.
Amazon Rewards VISA offers:
- 5% cashback on all Whole Foods Market purchases
- 2% on restaurants, gas stations, and some retailers
- 1% on everything else.
If you’re not using your Amazon credit card, make sure you check your current credit card to see if they have any extra cashback activations. For example, Chase Credit and Discover often have extra 5% on retail locations for November.
4 Use the Amazon Gift Registry or Wishlists
If you’re pregnant and you haven’t signed up for the Amazon Baby Gift Registry DO IT NOW.
The Amazon Baby Registry is amazing.
The registry offers a 15% completion discount and a free Welcome Box.
(I featured the Amazon Welcome Box in my post, 17 Legitimate Pregnancy Freebies You Need to Grab. Check it out if you’d like to see the actual stash you can receive).
By now, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that baby stuff is not cheap. Black Friday is the best time for you and your guests to knock out some of those baby essentials.
That’s it for now! Remember to check back with us on Thursday November 22nd for the Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon for Baby and Kids Stuff. We’ll have all of the best deals listed right here through Cyber Monday!
Also, check out the post, the 5 Last Minute Hacks to Save More on Black Friday. We’ll show you how and where to shop to find the absolute best deals (without losing your mind!)
Good luck, Mama!