How to make the most of the Black Friday Sales!
After your stomach is full or turkey and you have spent some valuable time with family and friends, it’s time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping by hitting all of your favorite Black Friday sales.
Although Black Friday sales can score you some pretty incredible deals, the lines and crowds of countless other people looking to enjoy the same savings can get pretty crazy. Here are a few Black Friday shopping tips we have put together to help you get the most out of the Black Friday sales this year.
Our biggest piece of advice – PLAN AHEAD! Make a list of your favorite stores and make sure to do your research. Most newspapers and internet sites will release Black Friday sales information a few days before the big event. This can help you plan your trip so that you know where to get the best Christmas gifts for your family.
Many big name stores have started holding events on ahead of time on Thursday evening instead of waiting until Friday. Some of the better sales take place on Thursday, but you need to look at the amount of money that you’re saving on the item that you buy. Plot your course by looking at the stores that will have a limited number of Christmas gifts that you might want to buy. If you need to, sit in the parking lot before the store opens so that you get the best deal. Take a friend with you so that you can cover a larger area of the store while you’re Christmas shopping. Each of you can make a list of items that you’re looking for in case the other person sees a bargain.
Keep in mind that some of the larger stores will only have sales during the morning hours. There are some that will have sales in the afternoon, but items might not be as deeply discounted. Layaway options are usually available for Black Friday merchandise, but you have to remember to the items out before Christmas so that you can wrap everything to put it under the tree.