Many retailers play up Black Friday as the best sale of the year. And now that it’s become a whole season of sales and promotions, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and spend more than planned.
We tested whether Black Friday really is the best time to buy by tracking prices on seven popular items during major sales so far this year at three big retailers: Amazon, Target and Walmart.
The bottom line: Amazon is the one to beat, driving two of the best sale events of 2022. With Prime Day in July and the Prime Early Access Sale happening now, Amazon had the best price for five out of seven products on our list. Throw in its Father’s Day and Presidents Day sales, and it’s six out of seven. However, Target and Walmart ran many competing sales and sometimes Amazon beat them by only a dollar or a penny.
Early Black Friday sales offer a chance to get good deals starting now. Even if you’re not ready to buy this early, you can still make savvy spending decisions in the weeks ahead to…
This article was written by Amanda Barroso and originally published on www.nerdwallet.com