9 Insanely Smart Shopping Hacks To Help You Win Black Friday

    Pro tip: Snapchat discounts are very, very real.

    1. According to Rather-Be-Shopping.com, these are historically the best (read: CHEAPEST) days to buy items from each of the following categories:

    2. Watch your favorite brands' Snapchat stories to catch extra deals.

    3. Fill up and abandon your virtual shopping cart the week before Black Friday.

    4. Shop ahead of time with Discover, Citi, or Mastercard and use their price protection programs to get price adjustments after Black Friday.

    5. Filter your shopping through Ebates to get up to 26% cash back rebates.

    6. Ask the operators behind Live Chat for a coupon code.

    7. Check CamelCamelCamel so you won't be tricked by a "deal" on Amazon that may just be a regular price.

    8. Turn on push notifications on all of your shopping apps to know about every sale instantly.

    9. And download the Black Friday app to have deals sent directly to your phone.

    Now go buy all the things!