Best Travel Blogger Black Friday Deals 2020

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44+ Creator curated Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2020 Deals for travel bloggers, vloggers, and photographers.

Last week I posted a megathread in the private FB group of our Travel is Life Creators Community and asked members to share the best deals they came across that would benefit our community.

I've organized those deals below for your convenience. If multiple people shared an affiliate link for the deal, I've included them all below so that we can spread the affiliate love across multiple members.

Feel free to continue to add new deals to that megathread or in the comments section of this post if you come across any over the next few days. Deals for travel blogger / vlogger tools or just general traveler deals are welcome, as are your affiliate links.

💻 WordPress Themes & Plugins

Gravity Forms

50% off for Black Friday | Nov 25th 9am EST to Nov 28th 5am EST
30% off for Cyber Monday | Nov 28th 5am EST to Dec 1st 5am
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Note: I use Gravity Forms on every WordPress site I build. It works as a simple contact form, for polls, quizzes, e-mail sign-ups, or even as a simple e-commerce purchase form. When you applied to join the Travel is Life Creators — you did so on a Gravity Form.

AAWP (Amazon Associates WordPress Plugin)

30% off w/ promo code “BLACKWEEK2020”
Nov 23rd – 30th
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This is the Amazon Associates plugin that I personally use on my sites. I wrote more about it in my article entitled Best Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin.

AMA Links Pro

50% off
Nov 27th – Dec 1st
Leanne Samantha Affiliate Link:
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This is an alternative to the AAWP plugin that I use above. I've been following AMA Links Pro since they came out last year. I'm not quite ready to endorse them until they've got some longevity under their belt, but sharing the deal anyway as they are a viable alternative Associates plugin.

Social Warfare Pro

40% off w/ promo code BLACKFRIDAY2020
Nov 25 – Dec 1
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This is the social plugin that I use on Travel is Life. Other than a hiccup they had a couple years ago involving one of their upgrades, the plugin seems to work well and not slow down my site. The free version satisfies most bloggers needs.

Divi by Elegant Themes

Big sitewide sale starting Nov 27th
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Note: I use Divi on as well as ton of my other sites. They've got a great visual builder and a large development community behind the theme. They also roll out steady updates throughout the year. I wrote an article about Divi theme where you can see some examples of travel blogs that use Divi.

Envato Marketplace

50% off 500+ plugins from ThemeForest, CodeCanyon, GraphicRiver, VideoHive & AudioJungle
Nov 24th 12pm to Dec 2nd 12pm
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: Most of us have purchased something at some point on Envato Marketplace, so we know that the marketplace itself is reputable. Just a quick reminder that not all plugins / themes on that marketplace are created equal so read the reviews for each particular software before purchasing, and also check the Development notes to ensure that it's still actively updated.

Thirsty Affiliates

30% off
Starting Nov 23rd
Leanne Samantha's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: Thirsty affiliates is a link cloaking and affiliate link management plugin. You can learn more about how this works via my article How To Manage Affiliate Links. Personally I use Pretty Links Pro plugin to manage mine, but I hear good things about Thirsty Affiliates as well (except they never responded to my pre-sales e-mail so I can't vouch for their support).

Jetpack Pro

40% off w/ promo code JETPACK
Now through Nov 30th
Paul's Affiliate Link:


All themes w/ lifetime updates for $199
Starting Nov 23rd – Only 200 licenses available
Fiona Lawless Affiliate Link:

SmashBalloon Social Feeds Plugin

70% off
Now until Nov 27th
Paul Drecksler Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This is the social feed plugin I use on several client websites. Works well and good customer support.


60% off Agency Unlimited including recurring (ie: $396/year)
Now until ??? – Only 182 licenses left
Paul Referral Code:
Paul's Notes: Thanks Mary Jo for sharing this deal. I've used WPMU products since forever ago (like a decade maybe?). Great products and a reputable company that keeps their software up to date.

WP Rocket Plugin

30% off
Now until Dec 2nd
Leanne Samantha's Affiliate Link:


Adobe Creative Suite

25% off for first time subscribers
Now until Nov 27th
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: I've been an Adobe subscriber for years and not much needs to be said about them. We all know they make great premium products. If you're not looking to spend a monthly fee on Adobe (even with the discount), I just wanted to quickly bring your attention to (not affiliated) which offers a free web based alternative to Photoshop.


50% off Annual Plus Plan for new users and 50% off Tailwind Create for all users
Paul's Affiliate Link:


20% off all plans using promo code GROW20
Nov 29th – Nov 30th
Paul Ryken Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This is the animation software that Paul and Sandra used to develop their online course.


70% off for 3 months on all plans
Now until Nov 30th
Non-Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: Thanks Mary Jo Manzanares for sharing this deal.


40% off w/ promo code BLACKFRIDAY
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: See my article about 7 Best Keyword SEO Tools before buying anything to compare Keysearch vs Mangools and the others.

Mangools SEO Apps

30% off w/ promo code “bfsecret2020”
Paul Drecksler Affiliate Link:

Monster Insights

70% off + bonuses
Starts today until ???
Non-Affiliate Link
Paul's Notes: Thanks Mary Jo for sharing this deal.


15% off your first month w/ promo code SSTKD23MG6
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: Meh, I don't think it's that great of a deal. Shutterstock does similar deals all year. Including it anyway though just in case anyone's been waiting for a Shutterstock deal.

YAY Images

30% off
Nov 24th – Nov 26th
Paul's Affiliate Link

Creative Market

Up to 75% off select designs
Now until Nov 30th
Non-Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: Thanks Mary Jo for sharing this deal.

Hosting & Registrars


5 months free on annual plan with promo code CYBERWPE30
Nov 23 – Dec 4
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This is host that I personally use for Travel is Life and some of my most important sites. This is actually the best deal they ever offer. Historically they've offered 3 months and 4 months free. Pros: It's fast, built-in caching, easy to integrate with Cloudflare and Let's Encrypt, one-click staging environment for testing plugins, themes, and upgrades, daily automatic backups + one click unlimited backups, great customer support, free website migration. Cons: No e-mail hosting, so you'd need Zoho, Google Suite, or another e-mail hosting for about $1/month.


75% off your first year (paid as an annual plan)
Nov 27 – Dec 2
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Tanya Korteling Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: That puts their GoGeek plan (normally $39.99) at $9.99/month for the first year, and their Startup Plan (normally $14.99) at $3.99 for the first year. Not bad. I don't use Siteground much anymore and eventually transitioned my sites off to WPEngine and my Dreamhost VPS, but not because I wasn't happy, I just consolidated hosts and Siteground was my least favorite.


40% off your first 4 months w/ promo code BFCM2020
Anisa Alhilali Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: I've heard good things about Cloudways and have considered them in the past. They are a scalable form of hosting management, which means you only pay for the resources you use (as opposed to many hosts where you need a higher plan to account for potential traffic). They are technically managing your hosting via a partner server — Digital Ocean, Linode, Vultr, AWS, or Google Cloud — which very in price. Just note that there would be a slight learning curve as it's not your traditional Cpanel style host. Worth the time to learn though if you've got a medium to high traffic site and want to reduce your hosting fee.


44% off .COM domains, 38% off transfers, and up to 99% off 1st year of hosting/e-mail
Starts Nov 24th – Cyber Monday
Anisa Alhilali Affiliate Link:
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This the registrar that I personally use for many years now. They offer cheaper renewals than GoDaddy, better customer service, and their CEO doesn't hunt endangered elephants for sport. If you have enough domains, they offer volume discounts well below retail renewal pricing. I have never used them for e-mail or hosting though — just for domain registration. I like to keep hosting separate from my registrar.

Domain Coasters

15-25% off expired domains
Now until Nov 30th
Non-Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: Thanks Keri Hedick for sharing that deal.


36% to 48% off annual plans
Nov 20th – Nov 30th
Paul Ryken's Affiliate Link:
Paul Drecksler's Notes: I've looked into Teachable extensively before and think they're a good course creation platform, however, with a few limitations. The main caveat to using Teachable is that your course, website, affiliate program, pricing structure, etc have to follow Teachable's structure. It's a one-size-fits-all platform that either works for you or doesn't. However if it works for you, it's reliable and credible. Paul and Sandra Ryken use Teachable to host their Discover Your Inner Compass course, and Rachel Story and Sasha Savinov host their Teaching For Freedom courses on Teachable.

General Traveler Gear / Equipment


Up to 46% off | Nov 20-30th
Paul's Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: I love DJI products and have flown their Mavic Air 1 for the past two years. The new Mavic Air 2 is currently out and on sale. I'm not going to upgrade my drone because it still works great, but I'm going to pick up a DJI Pocket 2 + underwater case.

Flights, Tours, & Hospitality

30% off selected properties
Dec 1st – Dec 31st
Tanya Korteling Affiliate Link:
Paul's Affiliate Link:


30% off selected tours with $1 deposit on travel from Jan 1 – Dec 21, 2021
Now – Nov 30th to purchase
Tanya Korteling Affiliate Link:

Get Your Guide

25% off tour and activities
Now until Nov 29th at midnight
Tanya Korteling Affiliate Link:

Tour Radar

70% off all multi-day tours
Nov 26th – Dec 4th
Tanya Korteling Affiliate Link:

AppSumo Deals

ShortPixel is $49 for lifetime access to large plan (15,000 image optimization credits / 125 GB of CDN traffic)

WP Reset is $49 for lifetime access to their agency plan (up to 10 sites)

DepositPhotos is $39 for 100 photo/vector downloads

MailPoet is $49 lifetime access up to 5k subscribers

Lots more AppSumo deals going on, but those are a few that stood out for bloggers.

Melissa Trachtenberg's Referral Link:
Paul's Referral Link:


i-to-i TEFL

60% off their courses
Tanya Korteling Affiliate Link:

Passive Income Superstars by Leanne Samantha

40% off Black Friday Bundle / 20% off individual products w/ promo code BFCM2020
Paul Drecksler Affiliate Link (Bundle): https://travelislifeorg–
Paul Drecksler Affiliate Link (general): https://travelislifeorg–
Paul's Notes: Sorry I haven't had time to review this course as it's from one of our Creators members, or I'd share more info about it. Leanne sent it to me a couple weeks ago when she launched and set me up as an affiliate, but at the moment I haven't had a chance to dive in yet.

Build Blog Freedom Fast Track by Sharon Gourlay

$100 off
Nov 24 – Nov 27th at midnight
Paul Drecksler Affiliate Link

Retail & Gift Giving

Normal Bodies

15% off with promo code NORMAL
Now until Christmas time
Non-Affiliate Link:
Paul's Notes: This is a friend of mine named Sophie Bellamy, who some of you might know from her travel blog Table For One. She and her business partner Cecilia Lizcano Lopez (the artist) have a mission that I really respect — to “normalize normal bodies”. She just launched her store about a month ago in time for the holiday season.


25% off select digital photo frames
Now until Nov 29th
Anisa Alhilali Affiliate Link:
Anisa Notes: “I received one as a birthday present a few years ago and love it.”

World Map Coloring Poster by Travel is Life

15% off on Amazon w/ automatic coupon
Nov 24th 4pm EST – Nov 30th midnight
Amazon Link:
Paul's Notes: This is one of my products that I'm putting on sale in between now and the end of the month — just on Amazon though. I also sell it on Etsy and on my website, but am not running the sale on those channels. Be sure to use your Amazon Associates affiliate link if you promote the poster.

World Traveler Tee by Travel is Life

$13.07 w/ free Amazon Prime Shipping
Until the end of the year
Website Link:
Amazon Link:
Paul's Notes: For the past several years, I've sold my World Traveler Tee at cost for $13.07 w/ free Amazon Prime Shipping, which means I earn $0.00 per sale. It's a great shirt that travelers love (you might recognize some faces on my website gallery above), and rather than make money from it, I've chosen to break even on all sales and use the shirt as a community building product. However you can still earn a commission on it if you're an Amazon Associate, so please use your affiliate links to the Amazon listing if you'd like to share this great shirt with your community.


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