The holiday season is drawing near, and, before you know it, it will be here. So, here are some tips to prepare you for Black Friday and all of its deals.
If you’re planning on shopping during Black Friday, then before you head out the door, make sure you know what you’re looking for. It’s always good to have a list of items before you are thrown into a mob of crazy shoppers.
If you can, visit the stores you are going to on Black Friday beforehand so you know the layout. Elbowing and pushing through a horde of people is already stressful enough, but being lost in a crazy crowd is even worse.
According to The Krazy Coupon Lady’s blog, “If you know where to find something, skip the mayhem at the door and make a beeline.”
The early bird gets the worm, and Black Friday shopping is no exception. The sooner you get shopping, the better your chances of finding what you’re looking for.
It’s also good to know the stores’ return and price matching policies. Almost all retail stores offer a price match policy, but some stores may suspend these deals on certain items during Black Friday shopping.
“Check the return and exchange policies for Black Friday sales to make sure that the store won't charge a restocking fee for any item you bring back, ” Consumer Reports said.
There are a growing number of apps that allow you to scan the barcodes on items to compare prices. You can use these to get the best price on an item.
If Black Friday shopping isn’t your thing, and you prefer doing your shopping in your bed with your pj’s on, then just save the trouble and shop online on Cyber Monday.