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5 Crucial Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday is less three months away. Have you started training yet? Okay, you don’t need to start running sprints or lifting TV-sized objects. But preparing for Black Friday ahead of time can help ensure the day goes well and you get what you want. Here are some of our top Black Friday shopping tips to help you prepare for the big day.

Plan Ahead

There’s a lot happening on Black Friday. Many stores participate, and the hours, deals, and policies vary between stores. If you don’t plan ahead, you’ll probably be overwhelmed and struggle to find the deals you’re looking for.

Reading the ads ahead of time is one important way to prepare. Ads usually start to appear about two months ahead of time, so you should be able to find a few ads very soon. Watch new ads as they appear to keep track of the biggest, best sales at all your favorite stores.

If you are looking for one particular item, you may also want to start doing price comparisons. Popular items may be on sale at several different retailers. When you see the item you want in an ad, jot down the store and the price. This can help you keep track of which deal is right for you.

Prioritize

You can’t be everywhere at once. With so many deals online and in-store, this can be frustrating.

That’s why you have to prioritize. Have clear ideas of which stores you definitely want to hit and which deals are your main priorities.

If you’re shopping in person, you may want to make a schedule ahead of time. Stores open at different times, so you may be able to hit multiple stores at open. Remember to allow time for waiting to get into the store and waiting to check out.

To make the most out of the limited time you have available, you may also want to plan on searching for online deals from your phone as you wait in line.

Shop with Others

Shopping as a group makes Black Friday more of an event. But more than that, it’s also good strategy. As a group, you can spread out to find the best deals. For instance, if you want to pick up items from two different departments at the same store, you can divide and conquer to ensure you get both items.

Have Fun!

Black Friday shopping can get intense, so remember to have fun! While Black Friday is a great opportunity to save money, it might not be worth the savings if you don’t enjoy yourself. Remember that if you miss the deals you hoped to get, it isn’t the end of the world. You may even have another opportunity to snag similar deals before Christmas.

What are your best tips for Black Friday shopping? Share what you do to make the day great in the comments section below.

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