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Here's how to shop and ship from US-based stores to the PH this Black Friday

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Nov 22, 2021 4:59 pm Updated Nov 22, 2021 5:13 pm

Black Friday has become a holiday in its own right. It’s the busiest shopping day of the year, kicking off the holiday season. But for those who are not in the US, these mega drop sales have always given us something to be curious about (just maybe not the crazy queuing).

Fortunately, there are ways we can shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals without going to the States or paying for expensive shipping fees.

Whether you’re finally buying that dream designer bag, looking for Christmas presents, or on the lookout for the best gadget finds this year, you'll want to be prepared for the Black Friday sale happening this Nov. 26 (Nov. 27 in the Philippines). Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Create an account on the online stores you wish to shop for easy shopping. If there are time sensitive deals, add in your shipping and payment details as well, so you’re all set when you check out.
  2. Keep an eye on Flash Deals. Most flash promotions happen a day or two before the holiday. If something catches your eye and the sale is too good to let go (and you have the budget for it), buy it or someone else will.
  3. Use a third-party courier. Shipping from the US to the Philippines is very expensive—it also requires customs tax. If you want to save on these, use a forwarding service like Buyandship, My Shopping Box, and Shipping Cart to shop and ship from international online stores to their warehouses across the world and have it delivered right to your doorstep.
  4. Don’t limit yourself to US stores only. Black Friday is being celebrated in many parts of the world, too. Luckily, Buyandship has warehouses in the UK, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Canada, too! My Shopping Box and Shipping Cart, meanwhile, have warehouses in the UK and US.

Check out some of the deals below:

  • Amazon- Early Black Friday deals up to 70% OFF select items
  • Apple- Shop Early For the Best Selection of Holiday Favorites | Cheaper Than PH Price
  • Barnes and Noble- 50% OFF Criterion Collection | 10% OFF Your Order (Code: TAKE10)
  • Bath and Body Works- Select Body Care Buy 3 Get 3 FREE | Single Wick Candles 2/$20
  • Carters- Wrap Up Happy Sale Up to 50% OFF

Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio

  • Old Navy- Oh My! Deals Styles from $8 | 30% OFF your order even clearance
  • Outdoor Voices- Pre-Black Friday Sale: up to 50% OFF
  • Michael Kors- I Spy a Sale: Enjoy up to 60% OFF

  • Saje Wellness- 20% OFF everything in stores and online
  • Sephora- Pick a Sample Bag with Code OCTSAMPLE | Skincare & Makeup Deals up to 50% OFF