Black Friday is still technically only one day, but it has morphed into a whole different animal. Black Friday sales can be seen starting in early November and run past the actual day as well. Because of its evolution, your shopping strategy needs to adapt.
Make a List
Figure out who you need to shop for and what you’d like to get them. This will make it easier for you to determine what retailers you need to look at, plus shopping with a list makes impulse buying less tempting.
Start Checking Your Favorite Stores Now
Black Friday may still be the day after Thanksgiving, but retailers will start promoting the event (and sometimes even start their sales) early in November. If you’d made a list, start trying to figure out what you can expect to pay.
Use Print and Online Sources
Retailers will sometimes advertise different sales on their website and circulars. Be sure to look at both, or you might miss a great deal.
Creating your list early gives you plenty of opportunity to shop for the best price. It’s even easier if you use sites like Pricegrabbe or Shopzilla. And if you want to compare prices while you’re out shopping, download the ShopSavvy app.
If you plan to do a lot of online shopping, don’t forget take take necessary precautions to keep your information secure. Read this post for more details.
Follow Your Favorites on Social Media
Many retailers will now offer exclusive sales and discounts for their social media fans. Simply “like” the pages of your favorite retailers, and you’ll be able to see these offers.
The great deal you found might not be so good if the item itself is poor quality. Fortunately, you can easily look up reviews and see what others have to say about it.
And don’t forget, have fun this season!