11 Ways to get the Best Deals on Black Friday
You know you want to go shopping on Black Friday, and you know you are on a budget. But do you know all of the best ways to get hot Black Friday deals? Take a look below at 11 ways to get the best Black Friday deals, so you can stretch your Black Friday budget as far as it will possibly go! Doing so is easy, and you will find these 11 tips are sure to help. Here is what you need to know.
1. Watch for leaked ads.
A week to ten days prior to Black Friday the Black Friday Ads will start to leak. Keep an eye out for them so you can see which stores are on your must visit list. This is the best way to start your planning and start creating a list to work from.
2. Sign up for your favorite stores newsletters.
Make sure you sign up for newsletters from your favorite stores and also any rewards clubs they offer that are free. They typically send out emails and coupons along with special shopping hours to their most loyal customers so make sure you sign up now and you’re on the list before Black Friday Week so you don’t miss out!
3. Download the apps of your favorite retailers.
Target and other major retailers have their own apps, perfect for looking up the sales ads on and even downloading digital coupons. Make sure you download the apps of your favorite retailers the night before so the day of you are ready to go.
4. Look for digital coupons.
You can find digital coupons on the apps of most of your favorite retailers, and may find printable coupons on their websites or via coupons sites like Coupons.com. Check these sites and apps the night before so if there are coupons available you know about them.
5. Plan your route the night before.
Don’t wing it the day of. This can cause a lot of running around and waste time and gas. Instead, plan your route the night before so your execution the next day is seamless and efficient.
6. Hit the stores with early bird specials first.
If a retailer is offering hot early bird specials, don’t wait. Keep them at the top of your list and make them one of the first stops on your route. You may want to plan to arrive 30 minutes or so prior to opening.
7. Hit stores with afternoon door busters last.
MANY stores are offering afternoon and evening door busters to keep the party going. Place them at the end of your list and arrive 30 minutes prior to sale time so you can get the best selection.
8. Take a friend with you for extra hands and help.
If you can shop with a friend, do it! It is always great to have spare hands to help you hunt and carry.
9. Shop from a list.
This seems like common knowledge, but so many people wing it. Instead, have the list of PEOPLE you need to shop for so you can check off people as you go. You might also see ideas as you shop and cross off people you weren’t planning on finding anything for that day.
10. Don’t buy off brands because they are a great deal.
Sure that $50 flat screen is a great deal, but that no name brand may bust on you in a year. Many Black Friday deals consist of no name brands at a steal, but in the end the deal if often too good to be true.
11. Shop online a few weeks before.
Often the items will go on sale the week of Black Friday as “the early bird gets the worm”! Keep an eye for online sales and comparison shop. Have a list of items with Black Friday pricing. If you see it online at or below the price, it could save you a lot of time and headache!
Are you ready to get your Black Friday shopping on? Give these 11 ways to get the best deals on Black Friday a try, print them out if you have to, then keep them in mind when you hit up stores on Black Friday!