Wal-Mart, Target, Sears and Ace Hardware are gearing up for Black Friday Sales for 2010. Black Friday ads are being leaked and the deals are good as every store tries to wrestle your hard earned savings away from you. The Chicago Tribune predicts there is a flood of pent-up consumer demand ready to shop until the drop and stores are hoping the lackluster year will end with a flurry of sales beginning before Black Friday.
However, the Tribune also predicts that many retailers will use the words “Black Friday” to try to trick consumers into purchasing items that are not that great of a deal. Just because you see the words “Black Friday,” do not assume that it is the best deal of the season. Do your research to find the best deals. There are numerous sites dedicated to collecting all of the Black Friday ads as they are leaked. These ads are for Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Ace Hardware and every other store you can think of.
Set a budget for Black Friday 2010
Before you browse the ads and make a game plan for Black Friday, take a close look at your finances. Decide exactly how much money you are willing to spend on gifts for your home and your family. Wal-Mart will try to get you to part with more money than you truly want to spend, as will every other retailer. Set your budget first. Decide who you are buying a gift for and stick to your financial decision.
Shop the 2010 Black Friday Ads online.
Before you head out to the store, check the 2010 Black Friday Ads for Wal-Mart, Target and all the other stores. Black Friday.Org, BF Ads.net and Black Friday.Com are just some of the great websites that have scans of all Black Friday sales ads for 2010. Make a list of who has the items you want and the best price available. Now, make a route map of which stores you will hit on Black Friday. Start with the big ticket items first as these will be the ones to disappear the quickest.
Hit the Stores on Black Friday
If possible, divide and conquer. Have friends and family help you shop. You can either go to different stores, or to the same store and shop different sections. If two mothers have similar lists, each mother will hit different departments to grab the best Black Friday 2010 price they can. Meet at the cash register and divide the treasures before checking out.
Avoid the Black Friday 2010 Hype
If you really want to avoid all the hype surrounding Black Friday 2010, consider giving gift cards instead. You can pick them up a few at a time and will not be pulled in to the sales, battling customers, and exhausted employees who are scrambling around the store. What better way to spend Black Friday 2010 and by putting your feet up and sipping your favorite drink at home knowing your shopping is complete. You can laugh away the day rather than battling it out for that last purple sweater for Aunt Susie who is just going to return it anyway.
Good luck on getting the best deals this Black Friday 2010 from Wal-Mart and all of the other retailers who will be fighting to get your money. By doing setting a budget and doing your research, you will walk away with the best deals from Ace, Sears and Target for Black Friday 2010.
Chicago Tribune: Flood of pent-up consumer demand predicted for Black Friday