On Your Marks, Get Set, SHOP!

Black Friday – the second best day of the year (Next to Christmas of course!) is just around the corner.  Savvy shoppers have begun their intricate shopping game plans, cardio training, and breaking in their shoes.  Black Friday is no ordinary shopping day…there is a lot of hard work dedication put into the sequences of this day.

In order to achieve a successful Black Friday experience, here are some tips:

  1. Check the Ads – Your local Thanksgiving Day newspaper will be stuffed like your Thanksgiving turkey with ads, coupons, and circulars. This will be your number one source to local Black Friday savings. It will also help you organize your day to maximize savings, since many stores offer special discounts that are time specific.
  2. Research the Products – If you are hoping to scoop up a deal on Friday on a big-ticket item, go ahead and get your research out of the way as soon as possible. A bad product is a bad deal no matter how cheap it costs. Being knowledgeable about the products you want to buy will help you avoid being sucker-punched with loud advertising for poor products
  3. Compare Prices – Multiple stores sell the same product, so it is important to do your research and compare the stores for the best price.
  4. Night Owl Deals – Most stores are beginning to open at midnight this year with hopes of capturing the competition before the other stores get it.  Online retailers also offer Thanksgiving day sales or midnight sales so you can get the deal before everyone else without even leaving your house.
  5. Bring the Ads – It is very helpful to have pictures of the items you want rather than just a list so it is easier to find in the store.  It also might help to print the Web page that details the product and shows the advertised price. It may give you additional bargaining power of another store has it for cheaper.
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