Can you believe it? In less then 90days we will be stuffing ourselves full of turkey and getting ready for the biggest shopping day of the year.
Did you know that Black Friday is my favorite holiday? For real, it is the day when I get up super early (I am NOT a morning person) and go out and try to snag some amazing deals. But I do have to admit that sometimes the sales are better BEFORE Black Friday.
Tip Number 1: KNOW your pricing BEFORE shopping. You could think that you are getting this super HOT deal only to find out that 2 days earlier it was even cheapier.
Tip Number 2: Be Prepared! I always get my newspaper the day ahead and make a plan. I plan which stores I am going to go to at what time. The stores have crazy opening times and I want to be prepared.
Tip Number 3: Sales Ads. Bring your sales ads with you so you know exactly what the product looks like before going to the store. Some stores even let you price match other stores ads. (Be sure to read their coupon policy on Black Friday specials)
Tip Number 4: Stock of store. A lot of times you can find the early bird items tossed in different sections of the store, espescially around the Price Checkers and cash out lines. Some people decide at the last minute that they no longer want a specific product after loading their carts full and realizing their budget just doesnt call for it.
Tip Number 5: A HAVE to HAVE Gift. Did you know that some of those deals you can get right online? If you do not think the store will have enough stock order it online! We have done this if we are unable to get a product in store that we really wanted we just went online and ordered it for the same price! Don’t forget you can save money online ordering by using Ebates, where you earn cash back on your purchases!
Tip Number 6: Coupons. Use coupons on Black Friday. You can find coupons for stores that you are going to be going to by signing up for their email newsletter or even just going to their websites. Get the hottest prices and then use a coupon for even more savings!
Tip Number 7: Dress comfortably. Wear sneakers and comfy clothes. It is a lot of walking, if you plan to do a lot of shopping. By the end of the day I am so exhausted I am very thankful to have my trusty sneaks on!
Tip Number 8: Safety. Be safe, keep your purses next to you and if possible leave the purse at home. I always just bring a small wallet that will fit in my pocket so I do not have to worry about getting my purse snatched up or me leaving it somewheres (YES that has happened!) Another safety tip I abide by is bringing a blanket with me in the car so that I can cover up all my packages. You never know if someone is just walking around the parking lots checking cars to see what they can snatch. Out of site out of mind.