During the lead up to Black Friday 2018 we’ve been sharing tips and tricks on all of the most popular retailers to help you save money next month. While discounts will be running rampant throughout Thanksgiving week and beyond, there are plenty of other ways to lock in additional savings. Many retailers offer rewards programs that are free to sign-up for that deliver extra savings, free shipping and the like. Signing up for these perks now can help make Black Friday shopping all the easier. Head below for a quick guide.

Target REDcard

Target’s REDcard is arguably the easiest way to save at the big red retailer come Black Friday. While it’s free to sign-up, most shoppers haven’t taken advantage of this program. Notable perks include 5% off all of your purchases sitewide and free two-day shipping make Black Friday shopping easy. Compared to the $119 Amazon charges for similar delivery perks, this makes Target’s offer a no-brainer.

There are two Target REDcard options, the first is a debit card linked directly to your bank account. There’s also a traditional credit card option. But offer many of the same benefits but the flexibility is nice depending on your comfortable level there. Head over to this landing page for more details about Target REDcard and how it can make Black Friday shopping all the easier.

Target Black Friday 2018: REDcard benefits, Thanksgiving hours, free shipping, more

Amazon Prime

We know… you know. But hey, for those that are on the fence, there’s no better time to get an Amazon Prime membership. The perks are endless, but around Black Friday it’s imperative that you have access to Prime shipping and Amazon’s exclusive deal offers. Not ready to pay $119 per year? First timers can grab a 30-day free trial, or simply make a new account to skip the membership fee during the holiday shopping season.

Amazon Black Friday 2018: deals, Prime memberships, Alexa-only offers, more

My Best Buy

Another necessity in your Black Friday shopping arsenal is a My Best Buy membership. There’s various levels here depending on how much you spend or if you’re willing to sign-up for a credit card. But various perks include free shipping, rewards on some purchases, and most importantly, early access to some of Best Buy’s biggest sales of the year. The base membership is free and certainly worth signing up for. If you think Best Buy will be one of your main shopping destinations this year, consider opting for a Best Buy credit card for additional savings and cash back.

Best Buy Black Friday 2018: My Best Buy rewards, Thanksgiving hours, doorbusters, more

Newegg Premier

Newegg Premier has been around for a few years now, but generally doesn’t get as much attention as other membership programs. For $50 per year or $7 a month, you can enjoy free expedited shipping, rush processing and even exclusive deals. If you’re a frequent Newegg shopper, then it’s a no-brainer. It’s wise to consider going with a ShopRunner membership if you’re just looking to save on shipping, however.

Newegg Black Friday 2018: Premier membership discounts, early deals, more

Staples Rewards

Staples Rewards are free to sign-up for and deliver some helpful Black Friday shopping perks. These includes free next day delivery on orders of $50 or more and 2% cash back. If you spend more than $1,000 in year, you’ll be bumped up to the next level that delivers 5% back on all purchases. Learn more here.

Staples Black Friday 2018: Rewards perks, 110% price match, online discounts, more

ShopRunner

ShopRunner is a must-have during the holiday shopping season. While it’s typically $79 per year, those with an American Express, Mastercard or PayPal account can actually get this service for free. Chances are, you’re probably already eligible. ShopRunner delivers free two-day shipping at over 100+ stores along with free returns. This Prime-like perk makes it easy to shop at top fashion retailers and more throughout the Black Friday shopping season.

Black Friday at 9to5Toys

As always, we’ll have all of this year’s best Black Friday deals, news and ad leaks right here at 9to5Toys. If you’re not yet following us on Twitter, be sure to lock that in.

We also have a new 9to5Toys iOS app that’s now available for FREE. Customizable alerts, Apple Watch compatibility and more ensure that you’ll be up to date on all of the best deals throughout the holiday shopping season.

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