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7 Great Black Friday Shopping Tips

Kate Gitman 6 months ago - in Shopping

Most of us often exaggerate Black Friday shopping and we usually end up spending tons of money on the things we don’t need. Just because it’s Black Friday doesn’t mean you should do shopping. If you don’t need anything, then why not stay at home and save that money for Christmas presents? However, if you do need to buy a few necessary things, you should know these seven Black Friday shopping tips. Preparation is the key to successful shopping. So let’s start preparing for Black Friday shopping right now!

1. Make a plan

From personal experience I know how it’s difficult to do Black Friday shopping without having a plan. Make your shopping list in advance and think about how much you can afford to spend on Black Friday. You can think about some buying Christmas gifts or some beautiful and necessary things for your home. The options are endless, but it’s important to realize that you really need those things. It’s easy to fall into a trap of thinking that all things are cheap. They might be cheap, but it’s doesn’t mean you should purchase all of them.

2. Do your research

If you can afford to buy everything you want, skip this point. But if you are on a tight budget, do your research before going shopping on Black Friday. Look for the sale ads and compare prices to find out the best deals. I also recommend you to check store policies. It sounds like a lot of work to do, but it will save you time and money and will help you avoid high-stress Black Friday shopping situations.

3. Map out your route

If you are planning to buy lots of things, including Christmas gifts, consider mapping out your route in advance. First of all, you should visit stores that have the shortest lasting deals. Then consider visiting the stores that have a limited number of products. If you want to save more money during your Black Friday shopping, mapping out your route will certainly help.

4. Wear comfortable outfit and shoes

When it comes to shopping, It’s crucial to wear comfortable outfit and shoes. You won’t get the most of Black Friday shopping, if you wear a little black dress and high heels, not to mention aching feet. Wear your favorite jeans, warm sweater and comfortable boots to move quicker and purchase more good things. Your feet will thank you, I promise!

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5. Go shopping with your friends

While I don’t usually recommend shopping with friends, Black Friday is a great time to do it, especially if you are planning to visit a great number of different stores. One your friend can go to one store, a second friend can go to a second store, and you can go to the third one. The more friends you will invite to go shopping, the more deals all of you will get.

6. Know your limits

One of the most crucial rules to remember when shopping on Black Friday is to know your limits. Know what you should buy and how much you can spend, Leave all your credit cards at home, and use cash only. Don’t forget that you will need lots of money for Christmas shopping and New Year celebration. Running into debt on Black Friday is not a good idea, is it?

7. Consider shopping on Cyber Monday

If you don’t have an opportunity to go shopping on Black Friday, don’t forget about Cyber Monday, which sometimes offers even better savings. Plus, you don’t have to go anywhere. Nowadays many people prefer shopping online since it’s convenient and often cheaper. Cyber Monday is one of the best time to purchase Christmas gifts without spending a fortune.

Black Friday shopping can be either an awesome adventure or a horrifying day, depending on how you look at it, but it’s definitely worth trying. You can buy many interesting and useful things without wrecking your budget. Are you going to shop this Black Friday or Cyber Monday? What are your best Black Friday shopping tips? Share them with us, please.