'Sofa Sunday' joins ranks of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Black Friday falls on November 24 in Australia. Some stores including department giants Kogan and Ebay have already kicked off their sales

Black Friday falls on November 24 in Australia. Some stores including department giants Kogan and Ebay have already kicked off their sales

The Swedish retailer is saving its biggest deals of the year for the epic shopping holiday.

Thanksgiving, no doubt, is shadowed by the tiresome roar of consumerism fostered by Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

"Some of the would-be Black Friday specials are now offered in early November", said Connecticut Better Business Bureau spokesman Howard Schwartz in the release.

Check the ads, check the competition, and check the flyers, both online and what shows up at the door.

The shopping chaos of a few years ago seems to have subsided as more of us buy online but there are still a few essential tips to help you find the best deals and shop safely.

Menards opens 6am Friday morning and Ashley Home Store opens at 9am on Black Friday, instead of opening on Thanksgiving day. Retailers are offering discounts on PLAY speakers this Black Friday.

Other stores including international retailer ASOS, have hinted at the huge bargains to come
Other stores including international retailer ASOS, have hinted at the huge bargains to come

BestBlackFriday.com has a comprehensive list of what's open and closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Cyber Monday Hero have published their official round-up of the best Beats Solo headphones Black Friday discounts for 2017. "The day is not just one day, but we also see that customers sell their purchases during the holiday season". Black Friday is known for insane sales that we can not pass up. According to Fortune, more $3.45 billion in online transactions were made during last year's Cyber Monday through sales on e-commerce giants like Amazon. BBB-accredited businesses and other stores are working to reward your loyalty, and you may get a jump on special offers. Free membership allows consumers to shop online at over 2,000 of their favorite top-name retailers while earning a percentage of every purchase they make. For instance, large retailers might apply their deepest discounts to TVs with a specific model number, which makes it hard to be sure you're doing an apples-to-apples comparison. Maybe you are doing finger exercises for all the nimble cursor work necessary for online shopping. That means that before you buy anything, you should cross check it against other retailers to make sure you've truly found the lowest price.

They also conform that if you see the offer on their website, they will honour it in their stores too. Only rookies head out on Black Friday unprepared. Then be sure to check out Target on Cyber Monday because you can bet there will be lots of toys on sale.

Alternatively, you can use sites like Pinterest to create secret boards and fill them with visual gift ideas. If you're not a fan of marketing emails set up an email account specifically for these sorts of things.

This year deals begin online on Monday November 20th and run for an entire week through to Cyber Monday on November 27th. Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your auto, as you could be at a stand-still... idling in very heavy traffic.