Millions of people will go out and shop on Black Friday this year. If you want to be one of them, you need to have a plan. After all, many of the deals are only available for one day, so knowing what you want and where you are going is essential to snagging up as many of those deals as you can.
Figure out what stores you plan to hit and what items you are after. Know what time each store opens, as well as any special doorbuster deals you might want to get. Decide what time you need to leave in order to arrive on schedule, and don’t forget to factor in traffic. Remember, if you are going after a big-ticket item, you’ll want to hit that store first and get there EARLY.
The fact is, people camp out for really great deals, and if you’re not one of the first in line, you’ll like miss. Some of the best bargains have a limited amount of inventory on-hand. Many stores have also gotten a lot smarter and started handing out tickets for the to those first in line instead of putting expensive or popular items out on the floor for people to fight over.
Black Friday is not the day to window shop. Don’t waste time casually shopping for other items and stay on track with the plan. That’s the best way to actually find the products you planned to buy ahead of time. Temptation and impulse purchases will not only throw off your budget but also your schedule for the entire day.
Once you know what stores you’ll be visiting, sign up for alerts from the stores and download their app if they have one. Many store apps list the locations of their products, which will help you get to your items faster. Even if you’re a store regular, it’s easy to get lost on Black Friday. Things may not be located in the normal stocking places as retailers often bring in pallets of Black Friday merchandise that are located in the center aisles.
Are you prepared to have your best Black Friday ever? Follow these simple shopping tips to get the most out of 2019’s shopping bonanza–and ensure that everyone on your list gets the perfect gift.