Black Friday is, without a doubt, the most critical shopping day of the year. Costs are cheap, and people start as early as midnight. This shopping frenzy day is about getting deals on newer, big-ticket items. It’s also a day to shop in stores, although you can also do it online. So plan and create a winning strategy, and you might be able to save a couple of hundred dollars on your holiday shopping this year! This post is all about the top 10 tips for a successful black Friday.
Here are the top ten tips
1. Show up early!
Seriously, many of the shops that have massive sales will sell out quickly. The purpose of having extremely inexpensive items is to get a ton of people in the door. Once specific items sell out, the strategy is for you to purchase a more pricey product. Get there early, but no need to camp out in front of the store unless you really want to. 😉
2. Keep an eye out
The prices of the items that aren’t on sale are usually sky-high. Sometimes these items will be overpriced to make up for the very inexpensive marketed products. If the store you are shopping at has run out of the item on your list, make sure you don’t over-spend on a similar overpriced item. That’s where they getcha!
3. Quality vs. Quantity
Sure, you might have the ability to discover gadgets for a super low, super great price. And you may get so excited by it that you want to buy your whole family one. Still, if it’s a brand name you’ve never heard of, then it’ll probably break before you throw the packaging away. Also, you don’t want to purchase an item(s) at a low cost and have their life expectancy by three months. Quality over Quantity!
4. Make a list
If you love a good deal, you’ll want to score great deals for both you and those on your list. Invest some time before Black Friday to make a list of those you’ll be buying for. Next to their name, write a budget and a gift idea. Make sure you keep this helpful list while you are rummaging through the stores.
5. Make a list of goods
Make a list of particular products that you MUST have from the ads you’ve seen. The majority of black Friday ads come out before Thanksgiving day. As you browse through the online ads or flyers, circle the products or jot down the ones you believe will sell out and grab those first when you get there. You want to make sure “Santa” gets everything on his list. 😉
6. Don’t ignore the small ticket items
Don’t ignore small ticket items like DVDs because they make excellent presents. Stores such as Wal-Mart have bins of very inexpensive new release movies. Everyone loves movies, so make the most of this cheap-o present choice and snag as many as you can for a holiday. I usually get our kids some great movies on DVD every year, and they love them! Believe me. Anyone will prefer these movies over a red turtleneck for Christmas!
7. File rebates AS SOON as you get home
Black Friday is known for having lots of refunds. Some items have 4-5 rebates connected to them, so make sure you’re familiar with all refund purchases. Trust me. You’ll kick yourself when you need $200 in the new year, and remember that you never sent out any of your rebates. Do it ASAP!
8. Know your shop’s price matching policy
Lots of stores will honor price matches if you bought the product a couple of days ago. So you can buy your products in advance and after that show up to the customer service counter at the store and request a price match … it’s that simple.
9. Team Up
Get a group of family or friends to do the shopping if you plan on hitting multiple shops. One strategy that works well is to have a driver who drops off family members at each store and picks them up. Even much better would be to take several cars or carpool. You don’t want to hit a favorite store in the afternoon. Instead, you want to try to get all your shopping done in the early morning. Keep in mind, have everyone create lists for each family member and figure the cash circumstance the night before.
10. Be careful of “sale rage”
Some people are so pumped about getting a deal that they’ll do anything in their power to make sure you come second. So if there’s only one $50 flat screen monitor left and someone is running towards it with foam at their mouth, skip out on it …it’s not worth the fight.
There you have it … top 10 tips for a successful black Friday. And remember….Treat Yo’self! Happiness is not in money but in shopping! 🙂
Last Updated on 08/25/21 by Darlingdew Lifestyle Staff