Black Friday is not just the day after Thanksgiving, but it is a day where many stores put various items on sale at very affordable prices for Christmas shopping. The day is full of discounts, mark-downs, and special deals and promotions. Some sales last for a few hours while others last almost all day. You can find sales starting as early as six in the morning! Are you ready to go shopping and get great deals on Christmas presents? Here are some Black Friday tips to help prepare you for the big day!
Research In Advance.
Do your Black Friday research in advance, not at the last minute. You can look it up online with search engines or at the official website of different retail stores. If you are signed up with any special clubs for a store, you may receive regular mail or email about the Black Friday sales. Check the newspapers and sale papers constantly, as they may list the sales in advance. You can also call or visit the stores and ask them if they know anything about their Black Friday sales.
When researching, you should make a list of the stores, their locations and phone numbers, and the hours of their sales. This way you will know what stores to hit on Black Friday and when. In addition, you should make a note of whether or not all of the items are on sale or just a few (if it is possible to find out in advance).
Black Friday tips include a good tip for the night before: sleep well. If you are hitting any early sales (or “door busters”), then be sure to try to get to bed at a decent time the night before. With Thanksgiving being the day before, it may be easier to sleep at night, as you may be tired from the long day. But you should still try to get to bed early, depending on what time you will be getting up.
Set the alarm to go off in enough time for you to get up before the first sale. Some people even get up as early as three or four in the morning, just to make a six o’clock sale! Once you are awake, try to eat a little breakfast and get ready to face the big day of Christmas shopping!
Take Your Lists.
When you leave to start your Black Friday shopping, take two lists with you: Your list of stores and sales and your list of who you are shopping for (and what you are looking for). This will help you to keep organized during the shopping trip, especially if you are going to more than one store.
Don’t Fight Over It.
Christmas shopping or not, there is not an item that is worth risking the health and well-being of you or others. Too many people get hurt during Black Friday sales because they were pushed, shoved, trampled on, or someone tried to physically fight them for an item. Take a shopping cart with you and just shop as you normally would, there is no need to run or fight over it. If an item you are looking for is sold out, then simply try again at another store, on another day, or online. Move on to the next item and be patient. If everyone exercises good manners and patience, then the shopping trip can go by easier and safer.
Your loved ones will love whatever you give them for Christmas, so do not risk the health and well-being of others or yourself over a Christmas present.
Check For Weekend Sales.
If you miss a sale or an item is sold out, then do not worry yourself sick about it. This only the start of the Christmas season, there will be many sales and door busters to shop during! Check the stores for Black Friday weekend sales, so you can try again during another sale. If you are still unable to find the present, then pick something out and get this present at a later time. The Christmas season is supposed to be a time of fun, not stress.
These Black Friday tips are fairly simple. Get information on the sales, make your lists and check them twice, and be patient when shopping. Following these tips can help the day go by smoothly, and you never know what items you will be able to find on sale!
Follow the Black Friday tips and prepare yourself for the big money-saving Christmas shopping day as early as you can. Good luck and have fun shopping on Black Friday!