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Scary good shopping

Oct 14, 2020 | Brian Powers
First Farmers Bank & Trust Finance Tips

When we rang in 2020 together, we were preparing for Round Two of the Roaring Twenties, a la Jay Gatsby. Instead, we received a pandemic which shuttered businesses and slapped our economy with a harsh reminder at its volatility. Yet we, as a species, forged on and slowly climbed through.

Like all major events, there remained the standard “before and after the event” points of view and what continued as the new norm. Companies across the globe have gone largely to remote work options, many businesses have adopted some sort of pick-up and/or delivery options, and it is now more disturbing for people to not wear masks into a bank (whoulda thunkit).

I know, I know. You’re sitting there saying to yourself, “self, what does have to do with banking and money?”

Don’t you worry— We. Got. You.

As much as most of us adore the holiday season, we also seem to get more stressed about it each year; that is true without even considering a global pandemic.

This year, many big businesses are offering their Black Friday sales online beginning as early as this month.

Most of us are in the mindset of saving money this holiday season, so let’s take a look at some of the deals you can find now or in the near future.


October 13-14 Amazon Prime Day

Innovative ecommerce giant is large enough to set the rules for shopping. And they do. Amazon Prime Day has become its own Black Friday in a way, so what better way to kick off your holiday shopping than in mid-October? One of the biggest bonuses of Prime Day being in mid-October is that you still have about a month and a half to save up for Black Friday.

October 13-14 Best Buy

Perennial Black Friday juggernaut Best Buy comes in with a 1-2 combo of deals this year. Not only with they be offering traditional Black Friday deals, the tech-inclined can snatch up some pretty sweet deals during Prime Day(s).

Bed, Bath, and Beyond

Whether you’re looking for something for your bedroom, bathroom, or beyondroom (yes, I made that up), this retail chain’s deals going throughout October are off the chain.


Stock up on clothes, towels, and return that Amazon package your kid ordered when playing with your phone and grab some deals until October 18th.


There are many more deals going throughout October to prep for Black Friday, but these are some of our favorites. What deals are your favorite or what did we forget to list?