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4 tips to save big this Black Friday with Fanatical
By Sam Jones - 13th Nov 2018Games
The (Steam) key points to get the most from the Black Friday Sales
It's almost time for Black Friday, that hectic sale period when you see hundreds of people on the news running into shopping malls and pushing over elderly people for a new TV - well, some of the time.
Fortunately, many of us choose to browse though the sales from the comfort of our own home - searching across the web for the best deals. For gamers, it's the perfect time to grab a range of top titles ahead of the busy Christmas period.
It can be confusing to know where to find the best deals on games, so we've put together a list of top tips to help you save big on Steam keys this Black Friday. Don't forget, Fanatical will have a number of big discounts and exclusive offers being announced as part of the sale throughout the week, starting on Monday November 19th!
Build your Wishlist
Finding the must-have Steam games has never been easier. By building a Wishlist, you can store thousands of games in one place and access them with ease at any point.
There are a couple of ways in which you can start creating your Wishlist, the first is by visiting any of the 5,000+ officially licensed digital games that are featured in the Fanatical Store - where you can click the Wishlist 'heart' button located next to the price.
If you've set up a free account with Fanatical, you'll see that the product has successfully saved to your Wishlist. If you haven't already signed up, it only takes a couple of minutes and you'll be ready to go!
That's not all, you'll also receive information when your Wishlist Steam games are on sale - giving you the chance to save big on new and popular indies, AAAs and DLCs.
Another way of setting up your Wishlist is via the Fanatical Assistant, we've got more information on that below.
Use Fanatical Assistant
Fanatical Assistant is the handy browser extension that will save you time and money when hunting for the best Steam PC deals. It's free and can be installed on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in minutes.
As mentioned above, the extension gives gamers the chance to import their Steam Wishlist over to Fanatical, so that you never miss a deal again. Better still, when browsing for games online, Fanatical Assistant will tell you when a game you're currently viewing is cheaper on the Fanatical Store!
Oh gosh, there's more - Fanatical Assistant will also find and apply coupons to save you money on our vast library of Steam PC games and DLC, as well as special exclusive coupon codes. You can also customize how Fanatical Assistant works by changing the way you receive notifications and content, making your trusted extension specific to your shopping needs.
Sync your Wishlist with Fanatical by the end of November, and you could win a $100 shopping spree on our store!
It's going to be a busy week of awesome Steam deals coming at you, so the best way to keep on top of it all is to rely on you good pal Fanatical. We've got a number of ways that you can stay one step ahead of the group (by group we mean millions of game hungry shoppers looking to bag a bargain) and many of them super effective for keeping you in the loop.
You can sign up to our newsletter and receive daily emails on the biggest deals for the latest and upcoming games. For sales, contests, gaming news and much more, we've also got the Fanatical Blog - written by gamers, for gamers - as well as our Twitter, Facebook and Steam Community Group channels where you can join in on the discussion and alert your friends to any deals.
Buy officially licensed keys
No one wants to be scammed out of their hard earned dollar when shopping for gaming treats, nor do you want to buy games that aren't officially licensed and have come from suspicious dark corners of the web.
Here at Fanatical, we are proud to be officially licensed, which means that all of our keys are officially sourced - and every game that you buy from the Fanatical Store helps support the awesome developers and publishers behind your favorite games.
Don't go elsewhere and potentially support the grey key market. Remember... DON'T GO GREY THIS BLACK FRIDAY!