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Black Friday is once-a-year opportunity to snag deals, save money and grab big-ticket items for you, your family and friends. Not only are these two shopping days great for holiday gift deals, but with a little advanced planning, you can save money on year-round purchases, too.
Don’t know where to begin? Follow these tips and avoid obstacles so you can maximize the deals you land on Black Friday.
Black Friday Shopping Tips
Do Your Research In Advance
Be on the lookout for ads ahead of time and do your price comparing research to see where you can get your items for the best price. Buy discounted gift card from sites like Raise to get even more off the sale price. Right now with Raise, New Customers can get $5 off your first order of $50+ with code RAISE50AF (exp 11/30). Also, don’t forget to sign up for retail store newsletters and loyalty programs.
Resist Impulse Purchases On Big Items
Black Friday headline deals are usually for big items. Have your budget and shopping lists already done before Black Friday, so you can stay focused on what you need, but more importantly on what you budgeted to spend.
Keep Your Cool & Stay Focused
If you’re planning to hit the stores, be prepared ahead of time for lines and stay calm if there is a mad dash. Head for items that are on your list, but don’t hurt yourself to get the very last product on the shelf. If your online shopping this year, have the retail store tabs open and ready to go when deals go live. If you miss something, maybe have a back up deal in mind.
Be Willing To Wait For A Better Deal
If you can’t get all the deals you are after on Black Friday, there are other great deal days ahead, like Cyber Monday, Green Monday, Free Shipping Day and Super Saturday.
Take Notes & Learn For Next Time
The best part is after all the shopping is done and you can see your new inventory! Take notes on what worked for you and what didn’t, so next year, you’ll be even more prepared
Ultimately, this day should be fun for a deal seeker like you and me. Try not to get stressed if you’ve found yourself in a line wrapped around a building or you find no more items in stock. Things happen, so just enjoy a day of super savings wherever you find yourself!