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Tips for Making the Most of Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Giving Tuesday

three images one with Black Friday, one with Cyber Monday, and one with Giving Tuesday spelled out

Make plans now to participate in Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday where you can combine shopping and giving over the course of just a few days. Heading out to shop on Black Friday is a time-honored tradition for many Americans, and Cyber Monday is a great follow-up option to pick up things you didn’t get on Friday. Giving Tuesday— a relative newcomer to the arena— is focused on giving back. Learn more about all three in our Autumn Creek Blog post today.

Black Friday

Black Friday, the shopping day to beat all shopping days, is a great way to get good deals on gifts, and even big-ticket items you may want to get for your apartment, so whether you are looking for deals on electronics like laptops, cell phones, or flat screen TVs, we’ve got some advice to help you succeed in your shopping quests, so before you head out to find the absolute best deals, take a look at this advice from Consumer Reports: Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips.

Cyber Monday

Similar to Black Friday, Cyber Monday is a great time to score amazing deals on electronics such as laptops, cameras, cell phones, gaming systems, and so much more. Like Black Friday, many deals are only available in a limited supply or during a certain window of time.

To find out what sort of Cyber Monday deals your favorite stores will be having this year, visit and click on your store’s logo to be directed to their ads and offers for Cyber Monday. Target, for example, is offering an additional 15% off in stores and online on Cyber Monday and the Sunday before Cyber Monday. Most stores offer free shipping so it won’t cost you any more than it would if you bought it in stores.

Giving Tuesday

November, particularly Thanksgiving, is all about giving thanks, and what better way to express gratitude for all you’ve been given, than by sharing your bounty? Giving Tuesday, celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, got the official nod back in 2012 as a movement to support and celebrate the act of giving worldwide. Giving Tuesday started as an effort to help bring the focus of the holidays back on what they are really about — giving. Visit to find local nonprofit businesses near you to volunteer at. You can also donate to one of the many charities associated with the Giving Tuesday movement. #GivingTuesday

Get prepared to head out for the best in East Amherst shopping options, and remember to set aside some funds for supporting giving Tuesday or providing service here in East Amherst, NY.