Are you gearing up and getting a gameplan ready for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping? It can be overwhelming, but thanks to our friends at, we've got tips on what to buy, what to avoid, and what to look for.

If you're in the market for electronics - act now. Black Friday has the best prices on consumer electronics and tech. Some of the top items include TVs, tablets, computers, and gaming systems. Supply will be limited, though, so you will need to shop early.

This is also a great time to buy kitchen appliances. From small to large, there will be deep discounts on items like blenders, toasters, and crockpots.

Travel is one of the new favorite Black Friday discounts. Expect deals on air travel, car rental, and hotel stays.

Black Friday is the perfect time to buy video games. Retailers often slash prices to clear this year's stock and offer bundle deals with gaming systems.

If you are buying toys, though, historically, the most significant savings come closer to Christmas. Retailers want to try and clear stock before the holiday. If a toy is expected to sell out, though, you may want to grab it now, so you're not left without your kid's favorite present.

When it comes to clothing, it is usually best to wait until Cyber Monday. You will often see the best deals on the brands you love, and you don't have to even leave your house.

Here are some shopping tips:

Compare models. Often manufacturers create electronic models just for Black Friday. Double-check you are getting all the cords, resolution, ports, remotes, and anything else you might need.

Put the items in your cart, don't wait. Deals and products are limited, so put it in your cart even if you aren't sure if you are going to buy it. You may miss out if you don't, and you can always put it back.

Use cashback credit cards. It's an extra perk and saving method. You are going to spend the money, why not get some back.

If you know where you will be shopping this year, buy discounted gift cards. You can add another 15-20% savings at some stores.

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