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Amazon’s Black Friday 2017 Starts… Now?

If you cringe at the site of Christmas decorations in the stores before Halloween, you’re not going to like this piece of news: Amazon’s Black Friday 2017 has begun. At least Amazon waited until the day after Halloween (and until the calendar flipped to November), but yes, the holiday shopping season has officially begun, when Amazon rolled out their Black Friday store November 1st. You’ll be able to find daily deals here from now until the day after Thanksgiving.

Amazon’s Black Friday 2017: Helpful Hints

  • Looking to go straight to the deals on travel products? You can go directly to that category, which has everything from luggage to packing cubes, by clicking here.
  • If you download the Amazon app, you can shop in Augmented Reality (although this may be helpful or confusing depending on your level of tech-savviness).
  • Most of these deals are limited-time or limited-quantity, so if you see something you want, buy it as soon as possible.
  • Need gift inspiration? Amazon has plenty of gift guides, including ones for kids’ toys, electronics, colleagues, women, and men. I might be biased, but if you’re looking for even better shopping ideas, check out SmarterTravel’s curated gift guide here, and get ideas for presents–or create your own wishlist.
  • Prime members will receive early access to many deals, so if you’re not a member, be sure to sign up for a 30-day free trial which will see you through Cyber Monday (and then you can cancel without charge).

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.

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