Here you have it, 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips. Are you one of those shoppers who will be setting your alarm for Black Friday in hopes of scoring the ultimate deals? If you plan on braving Black Friday, you don’t have to go it alone. Below, we have 10 Black Friday shopping tips that you won’t want to leave home without! Black Friday can actually be quite an enjoyable and stress free time, so take a look below to see how you can make the most of it.
10 Black Friday Shopping Tips
1. Shop sneak peak ads.
Don’t wait for the ads on Thanksgiving Day to start your planning. I have most Black Friday Shopping lists right here on Cincyshopper.com. Make your lists with the Printable Lists that I offer for all of you. As the ads are leaked, I will list them all right here for you. Quite a few are already listed. By doing this, you can enjoy Thanksgiving Day since you will already know what items you will be on the hunt for.
2. Make an itinerary.
Make out a schedule of the stores you want to go to, what time you want to be there, and what you want to buy when you are there. This will keep you focused and also help you avoid backtracking which wastes time and gas.
3. Don’t go it alone.
It is always helpful to take an extra set of hands and eyes with you. Take a partner and debrief them on your strategy prior to going. This way, they can help look for the items you are wanting plus it is more enjoyable to have someone to chat with when waiting in those long lines.
4. Pack a snack.
Stopping for food wastes precious shopping time, but you don’t want to shop famished either. Pack some simple yet high protein snacks such as granola or almonds so you can eat between trips. This will keep you feeling fueled and focused.
5. Bring your own shopping basket.
Find see through or mesh reusable shopping baskets that you can take into stores with you. This way you are not fighting for a shopping cart or having to shop without one. It is a great way to keep your hands free.
6. Bring a small accordion file.
A small coupon accordion file is great for two reasons. You can keep any savings coupons you plan on using in it, and you can also stash away your receipts and gift receipts for the day in it as well. You will really need to stay organized, and a small file like this is perfect.
7. Don’t chase every deal.
Even if the price of that TV is too good to be true, unless you are in the market for one or want to gift it to someone let it go. It is a waste of time and even money to invest in a deal if you don’t truly need it. So prioritize your wants and needs and a plan a strategy to get them.
8. Shop online if possible.
Many stores will be offering the same deals online as they are in store that day. Check ahead of time so if there are any stores you can skip and shop online instead, you are taking advantage of it. It saves time, gas, and stress. I will belisting many online deals right here on Cincyshopper.com.
9. Do a store walk through ahead of time.
If you know where certain deals are going to be in the store ahead of time, you can cut straight to the chase on Black Friday. Do a quick walk through at the store a few days before and find out where the display for the item you want will be. That way you know where to head when the doors open.
10. Remember to have fun.
Don’t take the day so seriously that you stress yourself out or act like a maniac to fellow shoppers and store clerks. Try to find great deals but at the same time, try to enjoy this crazy holiday we call Black Friday!
Give these simple Black Friday shopping a tips a try and you can enjoy a shopping day that is not only frugal but fun and festive as well!