Major retailers such as WalMart, Target, Best Buy, and Kohl’s are closed for Thanksgiving this year.
I, for one, am grateful for that. Thanksgiving truly should be about family time and not the mad rush of shopping. But I do love a good deal, and there will certainly be lots of them again this year. Are you ready?
Ready to be really organized & prepared this Black Friday?
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The Black Friday sales can be a great chance to grab some bargains.
But you need to plan ahead and create your budget plan. If you follow your simple Black Friday Budget Plan, you should have a successful and organized shopping expedition this year! Here are a few tips to help you with your shopping.
Check out a store before sales start so you know where everything is.
Stores move things around A LOT around Christmas. The tv you were going for is most likely NOT in the tv section! They will have moved it to a “special” section.
Sign up for memberships and rewards programs before hitting the stores.
For example, link to Amazon Prime membership ahead of time. This saves time when you’re shopping online and quantities of that hot item are limited.
Costco has some of the best discounted gift cards around. Get 20% off spa certificates, Fandango tickets, local restaurants, and much more!
Prioritize purchases by focusing on 3-5 items you really want to save big on.
Stay focused and and avoid impulse buys. Don’t get distracted by the “squirrels.” That’s where the Black Friday Planner comes in handy.
The best online and in-store deals are on apparel. Jackets and outerwear are an awesome buy on Black Friday. However, jewelry and accessories tend to be cheaper on Cyber Monday.
Don’t wait for Black Friday to shop online
Most of the sales you see advertised at brick-and-mortar stores can also be found online.Online sales start the Monday before Thanksgiving!
This is certainly my strategy. I don’t have any desire to battle the crowds! Even more so now! I’ll forgo the hustle and bustle of brick and mortar Black Friday shopping and just sit home with a nice cup of hot cocoa, wearing my favorite pjs and a comfy pair of socks! But I’ll still be using the Black Friday Battle Plan worksheets to keep me on track.
And just in time, Amazon just announced FREE SHIPPING for all!
I’m sure other retailers will follow suit as well.
Oh, and Beau, if you’re reading this, I’ll take anything from Oprah’s Favorite Things List! (wink, wink)
So are you ready to do this? If so, here’s the files! And good luck, drink coffee and be kind to all the other sleep-deprived, deal-hungry people around you!
FREE FILES FOR BLACK FRIDAY BUDGET PLANNER
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What are YOUR best tips for the Black Friday sales?