Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday shopping tips



Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Also, it’s one of the best days to grab steals and deals.  However, your planning must start before you hit the stores.   Check out the ads days before and especially around Thanksgiving Day.  I suggest that you make a list of the items that you are seeking and the store that has those items.  If you get a chance, check ads for the more expensive items prior to heading out on Black Friday.  I would shop for those items first.

Additionally, many stores start Black Friday around 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day.  To help make your experience easier, here are a few Black Friday shopping tips:

  • Be patient and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Carry a list of the items that you’re shopping for.
  • Set a budget, and don’t exceed it.
  • Map out a route so you don’t have to back track to stores.
  • Carry the ads with you, you may encounter a discrepancy with the sales clerk.
  • Be an Early Bird shopper, between 5:00 am and 11:00 am, for the best deals.
  • If possible, leave the children at home. You can accomplish more if you don’t have to stop to feed the little ones or leave because they’ve had a major meltdown.
  • Shop on-line in the comfort of your home. On-line retailers offer Black Friday deals too.
  • Get a gift receipt for any holiday purchases for exchanges or refunds.

Most importantly, remember the true meaning of the holidays.  As a result, don’t overextend your purchasing power. Just because an item is on sale doesn’t mean that it’s a bargain.  Set a budget and stick to it.  You may be able to find the item at another store or for a lower price at a later time.  Be sure to take your patience and manners with you.  There will be hundreds of shoppers looking for a deal just like you.  You may also like: How to Become a Flea Market Shopping Pro.