Nearly 100 million people brave the crowds to shop on Black Friday. As the biggest shopping day of the year, it shouldn’t be treated casually. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your Black Friday shopping.
Check the ads
Looking at sale ads can help you determine which products and stores you want to include in your Black Friday shopping.
Have a plan
This can make or break your shopping experience. Your planning process should begin while checking ads. First, determine which items are most important to buy then decide which store has the best deal.
Your plan should include:
- Store opening times – this will help you decide the order in which you will visit each store.
- Doorbusters and their quantity – depending on the importance of the item you may need to place priority on certain stores
- Restrictions – many stores put quantity or time restrictions on big ticket items
Download store apps
Store apps can keep you up to date on sales as well as offering additional deals and discounts.
Stick to your budget
It’s important to have a set budget before you start shopping. Holiday savings can tempt people to spend much more than they normally would but going on a bottomless shopping spree may put you in a sticky situation at the end of the month.
With extreme deals and limited quantities dangers are present. Be aware of your surroundings and remove yourself from any situation that may escalate.