It’s that time of the year again! Does it feel like Black Friday always sneaks up on you? Do you ever really feel prepared for holiday shopping by Black Friday? If not, then it’s time to plan ahead this year for the best deals on the 29th of November. Here’s how!
Make a List – Whether you’re shopping for gifts or just trying to get a good deal on items you’ve been wanting, the best place to start is by making a list. Once your list is made you can check out where to buy the items you’re looking for this Black Friday.
Check Out Ads and Apps – Start researching way ahead of time by checking out which stores have already posted their sales. You can also download an app that will help you budget, see what sales are available, and compare prices. If you’re serious about Black Friday you’ll want to check out this Nerd Wallet Article, 7 Free Apps For Black Friday Shopping.
Plan Where You’re Going to Shop In Person – Now that e-commerce is booming, you may not even need to leave the house to take advantage of big holiday sales. But if you love shopping in person, plan ahead for your Black Friday shopping spree. Everywhere will be busy so it’s best to have a shopping route in mind to save time.
Plan Ahead for Cyber Monday – If shopping in person isn’t your thing, there’s always Cyber Monday on December 2nd. The same rules apply to Cyber Monday to get the best bang for your buck!
Compare Prices – Once you download a Black Friday shopping app, you’ll easily be able to compare prices of the same item, even based on your location. This can be a real money and time saver, and worth the research!
Jump on Those Early Bird Specials – Some shops open early for Black Friday, even the night before. If you want to be the first to get your hands on something, check your favorite stores to see their Black Friday hours.
Don’t Forget Web Only Specials – Days before Cyber Monday and as early as Thanksgiving, some stores post “web only” sales – another great option to save and beat the crowds.