To some, Black Friday may sound pretty creepy. But to shoppers and deal seekers, this is the perfect time of the year where they can buy stuff that they have always dreamed of having, at a price that can be considered a steal. With a large number of people anticipating this time of the year, read on this list and see how you can become victor in this year’s shopping craze.
10. Search for Early Bird Shopper Discounts
“The early bird catches the worm”. In the case of shopping for goodies in Black Friday, this is greatly applied where stores open in as early as 5am and all items that are usually sold at this period only stay in until supplies last. If you miss the deal then your item will be gone for good. What you will get would be a lower priced deal, a rare item, or both if you are really lucky.
9. Take Advantage of Night Owl Deals
If you cannot be the early bird and race in the rise at the break of dawn, then set your sights earlier and be a night owl to beat the crowd. You can take advantage of this offer by not leaving in your nest and do some online shopping while you are at it. On this, you have to take watch because most deals are processed and included on most websites in real time, or other malls may just have early bird offer posted at the late hours of Thursday night.
8. Endure the Pressure
Shopping on Black Friday is like a crushing wave that carries everyone who crosses along its path. Who will not be attracted with the tempting deals that invite people to use their credit cards and spend their hard-earned money in welcoming the holidays? However, if you are thinking of avoiding the crowd and steering clear of shops in that day no matter how enticing it is, then you are lucky because there are stores that honor “Buy Nothing Day” after Thanksgiving.
7. Dress for Success
Since it may already be inconvenient for you to shop along with the crowd, you at least have to make sure that you feel comfort when shopping. Wear some warm clothes when you feel like being an early bird, and sport some footwear that can make you move fast and cozy while enduring hours of walking and beating around the crowd. Bring with you some light snacks and liquids to avoid dehydration and hunger in shopping.
6. Bring the Ads
Since most companies, stores, and other shopping centers spend some dough to have Black Friday deals posted and advertised in newspapers, magazines, and other materials, it is appreciated if you could bring these ads once you have decided to take the deal and buy the stuff you want. After all, it helps if you could do that, just in case the store looks for proof that you are not just bluffing when showing your serious side in buying items.
5. Check out Ads
There are ads that can be found almost everywhere. It begins with flyers, pages, and columns on newspapers and it can also be found online in Facebook pages, tweets on Twitter, and in other online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and more. From there, you should have direction on what deals you want to get and what items you want to buy.
4. Compare Prices
Even though there are so many discounts and sale stuff that you can buy left and right, it still does not hurt if you do some researching on some of the lowest of the low and cheapest of the cheap with the items that you are planning to purchase. Compare prices as you may be surprised that what you thought would be very economical has something more than what is usually seen available.
3. Use the Right Card
You cannot pick just any card… but be sure that you know the credit card you will be using on this day, where there are rebates and discounts that can be taken advantage of. Know warranties, coverage, protection, and other freebies on usage.
2. Shop with a List
This is an all time classic that is not just applicable for buying groceries and other household items. In Black Friday, this should be very handy as it can maintain your focus with the things you really wanted to buy, thus saving you from losing money with compulsive shopping. Just leaning left and right can make you shake your budget, possibly compromising your situation while getting your hands with stuff you really want.
1. Shop via the Internet
Deals may not be as less expensive as what you will be encountering in retail stores, shops, and malls; however, you are saving so much when you look at shopping in the internet. One, you do not have to dress up and hassle your way through traffic. Two, you do not need to brave the crowd and stress yourself. Moreover, three, you will never encounter possible hazards before, during, or after shopping.