Black Friday is the most anticipated shopping day of the year. To make the most of this day, there are a few key things you need to remember - this includes the various stages from planning to execution. Follow these tips to kick off your holiday sales the right way:
Make a plan
If you think you can simply waltz your way to the store and walk out with a bagful of bargains, think again! There are hundreds of bargain hunters like you, who have their eyes on the big prize. Therefore, you need to have a shopping strategy in place to grab the best deals out there. As soon as the sales are announced, start making a list of things that you want to buy from different stores. If you have your eye on big-ticket items, like a laptop or a TV, select a store with a layout you’re familiar with and plan to go as early as possible just so you can shop in peace.
Check what’s on offer
With hundreds of doorbuster sales and early-bird discount offers available, deciding whether to shop online or in-store can be overwhelming. As there are huge markdowns on high-end items, like cameras, gaming consoles, etc., missing out on such great offers can be quite a bummer. The good news is that these offers are announced well in advance. All you have to do is keep your eyes out for such sales that apply to you, figure out if there are better offers in-store or online, and plan your shopping day accordingly.
Sign up for alerts
To stay up to date on the latest offers, make a list of all your favorite stores and sign up for their Black Friday SMS/email alerts. Alternatively, you can download apps that notify you about deals and offers on sale days. Some apps can also help you curate the best coupons and allow you to keep track of all your reward points.
Resist retail temptation
With irresistible discounts and offers on the shelf, you’ll be tempted to make certain impulse purchases. You can easily resist retail temptations by sticking to your plan and budget. Keep a list of all the items with their prices handy and make sure to buy them first. Once you’ve crossed everything off your list, if you have some cash left, then you can go ahead and treat yourself!