Black Friday is fast approaching! Are you ready to see incredible discounts? Retailers are going to go out of their way this year to top one another even over previous years. There is no telling what kind of exciting unbelievable deals you will see from stores like Walmart, Target or JCPenney. Now is the time to plan strategy for Black Friday shopping. Learn where the Black Friday ads are, Black Friday shopping tips, and how to keep your cool and come out ahead.
Where to Find Black Friday Ads
Each year Black Friday ads come out just a bit sooner. Did you know that you might find Black Friday ads as early as a month in advance? However, some stores like Target, Walmart and JCPenney are posting Black Friday ads about two weeks in advance with some stores posting printable coupons online.
Plan your shopping strategy carefully by surfing Black Friday online deals early so you can get ideas of what stores are willing to offer and begin a bit of comparison-shopping for products between the Black Friday sales. Shopping forums may also have Black Friday online deals posted by excited shoppers who just can’t wait to talk about the great printable coupons and where to find Black Friday info.
Try surfing the net with search terms such as “Target Black Friday” or “Walmart Black Friday” where you might be able to sign up for Black Friday email ads describing discounts and deals. It is important to check newspaper ads during the week of Thanksgiving, because there may be additional coupons and ads printed in the paper that are not listed online or in emails sent out by the major shopping stores.
Strategy Shopping Tips for Black Friday
Collect all your ad copies for each store that you wish to shop at and note the name of each store on tablet paper with additional space for more notes below each store name. Write down each department and item you will be purchasing under each store name. Include brand names, size, quantities and prices. If you have Black Friday printable coupons sort them out and place them with the applicable store. Note the opening store hours next to each store name. This will help to plan your driving route based on the time schedules for each store opening.
If some Black Friday specials are more important to you than others highlight those items so you know what they are and which store carries them. Your shopping strategy might be to hit the stores with the most important sales first.
Shop Safely on Black Friday
Of course, everyone is all excited about the great deals, but please keep safety in mind at all times and use common sense. Select well-lit parking spaces in parking lots. Look in and around your vehicle before entering and exiting your car in parking lots. Practice the buddy system when shopping. Bring a friend with you so you do not look like an easy target both inside and outside of the store or shopping mall. Keep your purse nearby while shopping.
Smart shoppers should have a well-planned strategy for shopping each store allowing plenty of time for safe driving. Black Friday sales only come once a year so be prepared and have a good time.