Black Friday Cyber Monday Shopping Strategies for Technology and Lifestyle Expert, Anna De Souza

Timely Shopping Tips From One of the Nation's Top Tech & Lifestyle Journalist!

Whether it’s door-buster sales or online super savings, we’re all looking for deals as we kick off the shopping season on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here to help with some great gifts suggestions and gift-buying strategies is tech and lifestyle journalist, Anna de Souza, who is a regular contributor to network shows like The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, and Rachel Ray.

WHAT IS A CAN’T MISS GIFT?

You can’t go wrong with new technology. Take a look at Audio-Technica’s ATH-SR30BT wireless over-ear headphones. These were engineered by Audio-Technica who has over 50 years of audio experience and these offer powerful, full range audio and an astounding 70 hours of battery life. That’s unheard of! Using Bluetooth version 5 you’re completely cord free, and the best part is that they fold flat for easy storage and portability. And, starting Black Friday you can save $30 on these at select Best Buy stores and online. For more information, visit: www.bestbuy.com/site/audio-technica and www.audio-technica.com

WHAT IS AN UNIQUE GIFT YOU RECOMMEND?

A big trend right now is gifting experiences. And there’s no better travel experience for the whole family than Orlando, the Theme Park Capital of the World. But make sure you buy from a trusted source. Visit Orlando, the area’s official tourism association, has a great Black Friday deal you don’t want to miss. Save an extra 10 percent off already discounted tickets to more than 50 world-famous theme parks, attractions, activities and dinner shows at OrlandoTickets.com. Use promo code “GIFT” between Nov. 19- Dec. 8 to save the extra 10 percent off tickets to Disney, Universal, SeaWorld and more!

It’s the perfect opportunity to gift experiences that create unforgettable family memories, all for a great deal.

TRAVEL IS SUCH A GREAT GIFT.  DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE TO FIND GREAT DEALS?

First, plan your travel to give you the least expensive itinerary.  That’s why I recommend Skyscanner–a global travel leader with more than 100 million downloads on its app. Skyscanner is dedicated to putting travelers first by making booking trips as simple as possible.  In fact, it’s a travelers’ top resource for seeking out the best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with savings up to 30%, and that's about a $300 discount for some international routes! Skyscanner offers a lot of features to help travelers navigate their options, such as price alerts, an everywhere search to find the cheapest flights. We encourage you to download the mobile app so you can receive push notifications as soon as the prices start to drop. For more information, visit: www.skyscanner.com/

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TECH DEAL THAT YOU’VE FOUND?

This is an awesome deal. ECOVACS' latest innovation is a vacuuming and mopping robot, called the DEEBOT 661 and it’s more than 50% off on Amazon this Black Friday only!  Not only will you get this convertible 2-in-1 robot for under $200 but all orders include a complimentary Amazon Echo Dot, so you can program the DEEBOT to clean with a simple voice command! You can swap between the dust bin and the water tank, so whether you have hard floors or carpet, you’ll be covered. It also links up with a smartphone app so you can be sitting at your child’s soccer game and clean the house at the same time!  The ultimate in multitasking!  The app even has a map of your home and you can see exactly where the robot has cleaned and create a customized cleaning pattern based on your home’s needs. For more information, visit: www.ecovacs.com/