It's never too early to plan holiday shopping!

You might not yet be thinking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but getting them both on your radar now can help you get a leg up on finding deals on must-have gifts later.

That's why we're breaking down exactly what you need to know when planning ahead (way ahead) for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Be sure to check back for news on important dates and can't-miss sales as the biggest shopping holidays approach later this year.

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When is Black Friday this year?

Black Friday falls on Nov. 24 this year, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

What should I shop for on Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is just three days after Black Friday and is strictly an online shopping event. Cyber Monday will be on Nov. 27.

Historically, the days around Black Friday will yield the best deals on electronics.

Overall, both Black Friday and Cyber Monday should have overlapping opportunities to save.

Tips for conquering Black Friday shopping like a pro

Before you shop, make sure to do the following:

-- Make a list. Think -- who do you need to shop for this holiday season and how much are you willing to spend?

-- Set a price drop alert using shopping apps like Honey or CamelCamelCamel to tell you when prices go down.

-- Plan your non-negotiable purchases ahead of the sale.

-- Use price tracking tools and coupon extensions.

This article was originally published on Nov. 28, 2022.