Let’s face it, you will be One shopper in a sea of sales and deals. How do you keep it all straight.Let’s go over these Top Tips for Shopping Black Friday.
Top Tips for Shopping Black Friday!
It is no secret that shopping on Black Friday can save you money, but have you made your shopping plan yet? Let’s face it, you will be One shopper in a big sea of sales and deals. How do you keep it all straight. Today, I am going to go over these Top Tips for Shopping on Black Friday.
Research, Research, Research.
Getting the most our of your Black Friday Savings does require some extra time from you. Be Prepared: The most important step. Research, research, research. Go through those ads. See which store is offering the very best possible deal on the items you want. (Click here to start your research, Early Ad Leaks). Make of note of when those particular stores are opening. Jot down the times and make a schedule or plan of events. Read your ads carefully (including the fine print)
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Create a Budget
Know your limits. This is why creating a Black Friday or Christmas budget is a must! It is so easy, if not prepared to impulse buy on Black Friday. Stores will be offering door buster sales that are typically limited in qualities. These sales can look very enticing and would likely lead you to impulse buy. Just like grocery shopping make a list and stick to it.
Get it All in One Store
Save yourself some time and hassel by trying out price matching. Often, stores say they’re suspending price-match guarantees during the Black Friday weekend, but you should ask for one anyway. After all, these are supposed to be “the lowest prices of the year!”
You may have heard that a few big-name retailers will be offering price matching on Black Friday 2016.
Major Stores Black Friday Price Matching Details
Staples – States that it Will NOT match the prices of competitors on special promotional days – including Black Friday.
Target – Will NOT be price matching between 11/23 – 12/2/2017.
Toys R Us – Will NOT price match any competitor’s advertised store or online pricing for Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. This is mentioned under exclusions on their price match FAQ section.
Wal-Mart – Will be ad Matching Black Friday prices online (Including Amazon, excluding third party sellers)
Take The Ad With You
This will service as a quick reference guide to the items on your list. Plus, you will have store, product and quantities, if applicable all in your hands
Know Your Stores Return & Exchange Policy
“Opps, I bought the wrong size! Can I take this back after the first of the year?” Each store has it’s own return/exchange policy and they can vary greatly. Some have a specified number of days in which to return items. Others will give the recipient credit for their after-holiday clearance price without a gift receipt, and some won’t let you return an item bought online to a physical store. So be careful.
Other Helpful Black Friday Tips & Tricks
- Bring water with you. Black Friday can be a blast and often times you forget about your. Hydrate, Hydrate Hydrate.
- The day before make sure you have enough fuel in your car to get from store to store.
- Map out your shopping adventure. Having a purposeful plan makes driving around easier.
- Try not to bring your kids. Nothing beats a cranky kid, who wants nothing more then every toy in the store. Hint, you may want to leave the hubby home too 🙂
- Be nice. Not only are you bringing in the savings, but why not be nice to everyone who is doing that same. SMILE.
- Pick a time frame when you will stop and grab breakfast. Remember to add this to your map.
Most importantly have a great time.
Where will you be shopping this Black Friday?