Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday is next week!! Black Friday (BF) and Cyber Monday (CM) are the two holidays that you as frugal shopaholics can enjoy and save! But in order to really enjoy the perks of both you must know the tricks of the trade to get the most out of your time and effort.

Tip 1: Do your research!
We will provide the as many deals we can but definitely go online and look up BF deals as soon as possible.  Most stores have posted special hours they will be open and times you can buy certain merchandise for specific prices. Also, many stores will carry the same merchandise but it may be cheaper at different stores so do your research!

Tip 2: Set up a plan of action!
Walmart among other stores will be open almost 24 hours, but will be releasing different items at different times in random areas of the store. So set up a plan of action and download or print the map so you know where to go. If you are shopping online add the things you want to your cart in advance and bookmark the page for a fast and easy checkout! 

Tip 3: Save your money! 
Cyber Monday is right after Black Friday and for the most part it includes tons of deals on clothing, shoes and accessories. Black Friday is usually the best time to buy electronics, appliances etc. So allot enough money for each item you plan on buying so you aren't stuck making life decisions at the register, some deals will be too hard to pass up!

Tip 4: Dress Appropriately! 
If you plan to stand outside waiting for a store to open make sure that are dressed according to the weather so the wait is a comfortable one.

Tip 5: Go Mobile! 
Download the mobile apps for the stores you plan on visiting, no need in toting around a binder or purse full of coupons, ads and flyers when you can access them on your smartphone.  Saves time and space! Use apps like BuyVia and to compare deals from different stores.

Last but most certainly not least... BE SAFE and stay aware of your surroundings. If you plan on camping outside of any stores, you'll be outside waiting and it will be dark. And when you are out shopping bring a friend these stores get very hectic.


Have any of your own tips to share? Leave a comment below!


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  2. Sure before shopping we have to make a plan of action that keeps you to have budgeted shopping.