Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping once again. As a bargainer, you already know it’s better to prepare early for shopping. As soon as Thanksgiving ends, Black Friday reigns in to offer customers the best deals of the season. This is the crucial time to plan for because it could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
Look at Ads Ahead of Time
There is no better time to prepare than right now. If you can get your hands on all the store circulars a week in advance for their Black Friday sales, you’ll have the opportunity to strategically plan. This is the most crucial part of having a successful Black Friday shopping experience.
There is an entire website called Blackfriday.com that dedicates itself to finding all the major retailers circulars. Whether you have a laptop, iPad, or smartphone, you can easily look up Black Friday sales for companies like Target, Sears, and Kmart.
Compare Prices in Circulars
Most retailers offer similar prices on items for Black Friday. However, there are a few exceptions to it and it’s important to spot them immediately. If you can save a few dollars, it could help with the long-term savings for your holiday shopping.
Plus, when you compare prices, it also gives insight on where the product is located. So, if you see it’s sold out in one store, you’ll have a few other options immediately. Black Friday is a hectic time, so timing is key here. It could be the difference of a few minutes for something to be in the store and to be sold out.
Check into Cyber Monday Deals
This is the most forgotten part of Black Friday shopping. Most people like to cash in on Cyber Monday by looking for things they couldn’t find during Black Friday. But, this could be a huge mistake on your part.
If you look at online vendors such as Amazon, you could find better deals on their Cyber Monday ads than on Black Friday. Plus, if you get an Amazon Prime account, you can get free 2-day shipping on most items for up to a year. So, shipping costs won’t cause any problems.
Get Up Early
Black Friday begins at different times for different locations and retailers. Get all the information on when a store opens so you know what time you need to be there. It’s important to be one of the first ones into a store, this way you limit the number of sold out products you stumble upon. There is nothing more frustrating than coming home empty-handed on Black Friday.
Also, make sure you pick the retailer you want to go to first. Prioritize where you can get the biggest value or the most items from a store and work your way down the list. Pick the major retailers like Bath & Body Works or Kohls since these are the most populated stores during Black Friday. So, they do sell out quickly.
Enjoy All Your Savings This Black Friday
There is no better feeling than a huge savings on Black Fridays. This can be a huge win with getting most of your holiday shopping done. So, plan early and get your Black Friday trip started!