Are you shopping on Black Friday? If so it is really important to have a PLAN! Here are a few tips to make your experience as positive as possible.
1. Do your homework. Be sure that you know what you are going for. You can’t just “wonder around” thinking you will find all the great deals.
2. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. If you are waiting in line outside you will want to be dressed warm however once you are “in the store” you will get hot quickly. We suggest dressing in layers and wearing comfortable shoes.
3. Pack snacks and drinks. You need to be prepared. You don’t want to waste your hard saved money on expensive vendors. Also, remember it is Thanksgiving night so you may not find many places open.
4. Bring a friend and tag team shop. There may be lines to get into some stores, so stand in separate lines and see who gets to the front first. This also works when the check-out lines are long.
5. Be sure to bring your cell phones (fully charged) and car cell phone charger.
6. Be sure to bring your shopping list, sales ads and any applicable coupons!
Black Friday can be a lot of fun if you go with the right people. You have to keep your sense of humor and have a good time while you are out. I personally love Black Friday because of the rush I get from the deals. Be sure you strategically plan where you want to shop and map out which stores open first. You need to plan to go to the stores that are top priority first.
We are going to start posting Black Friday ads and deals as we find them. Do you shop on Black Friday?
We have more great tips for Black Friday Shopping in our book – Savvy Saving :: Couponing Secrets from the Stockpiling Moms!