Ah, Black Friday. Not even 24 hours removed from a day of giving thanks and reminding ourselves of the things we are grateful for, we lose our collective minds as companies slash prices and sling deals on nearly everything. Black Friday is an American tradition, where shopping is turned into a competitive sport. It’s good to have a game plan, so here are some strategic tips to help you emerge victorious.
Traffic sucks, there’s no getting around it (both the fact and the actual traffic). Malls are already usually busy areas with a lot of traffic, and Black Friday only amplifies this fact. For the most efficient deal hunting, do your best to avoid the bigger malls. Instead, find stores that are slightly more out of the way. These stores will have less traffic and most likely provide a better overall shopping experience than the malls on their busiest day of the year.
Most stores announce their Black Friday sales long before the fated day arrives. Smart shoppers take advantage of these announcements and scout out the best deals on the products they actually want or need. Don’t just wait for the flyers to show up in your mailbox. Many stores post their deals online, so be sure to check your favorite retailer’s website in the days leading up to Black Friday.
Choose Specific Products
Shopping on Black Friday without a handful of specific products in mind is the best way to either spend too much money on things you don’t want/need, or to end up walking away from your stores empty-handed and disappointed. It’s like going to the grocery store hungry and without a list. You wander around and grab whatever catches your eye or seems like a good enough deal. Except on Black Friday, there are other people who have already done their research and picked out the best of the best. If you’re waiting until you get to the store to make your decisions, you may miss out on some of the deals you hoped to catch!
Show Up Early
Black Friday is to the serious shopper a competitive sport. It’s a frenzied race to the stores and the shelves before everyone else can snatch up the sales. Serious Black Friday shoppers arrive before the store opens and wait in line outside of the doors. All of these shoppers ahead of you make it that much more unlikely that you will get the items you are looking for. To beat them,show up extra early. It can pay off if you are a patient and dedicated shopper.
If you aren’t a patient shopper or you aren’t great with crowds, Black Friday may not be your thing, and that’s okay! It doesn’t mean you have to miss out on deals. Cyber Monday has become almost bigger than Black Friday in recent years, and it ensures that everyone has a chance at the supreme holiday sales. Cyber Monday is largely the same as Black Friday in that you still benefit from researching the deals beforehand and choosing specific products to shop for, but you don’t need to deal with the hassle of dealing with traffic at the malls or waiting in lines before the sun comes up.
Here are a few Cyber Monday tips instead: add your specific items to your online shopping cart before the deals go live, and have your credit cards already entered on your account for each website you are shopping on. Both of these tricks serve to expedite your online checkout process and make sure that you can make your purchases before your item goes out of stock.
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