Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tip Tuesday – Black Friday Shopping

I love Black Friday shopping.  I have been doing it for years.  I really think it is one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving.  This year I will be missing out on Black Friday shopping since I will be out to sea, but I thought I would share with you some of my Black Friday tips.

Purchase a Thanksgiving Day Newspaper

If you do not have a newspaper subscription, I recommend purchasing a Thanksgiving Day paper (if your paper doesn’t publish on Thanksgiving purchase a Wednesday paper).  After purchasing the paper, separate your ads and go through every ad folding down the page of what you want to purchase.

Make A Plan

After you have decided what you want to purchase, make a plan.  I always rank the order of my deals to determine where I will be when the stores open.  If you want a big target item (like an Xbox on major clearance) go to that store first because there are limited quantities.  If you have several items in a store you want, rank the order of those items and know the layout of your store.  Black Friday shopping is always crazy so you need to have a plan.

If you are going to another store after your first, pay for your items quickly and head to the next store.  If you take your time, you may miss out.

Always Check Online

Most stores have the same or similar deals online (sometimes even better).  If you don’t want to deal with the crowds then I recommend waking up early and doing your shopping online.

These are just a few tips for Black Friday shopping.

Will you be shopping Friday?

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