Everyone knows the biggest day for the best shopping deals is the day after Thanksgiving! Black Friday has become an unofficial holiday for smart shoppers looking to save on holiday gifts. If you’re one of those smart shoppers, you’re in luck because we have a few secrets to help you in your hunt for the best deals this year.
Rule #1 Be Prepared
Many stores give early bird Black Friday ads to customers on their email list. Check out your favorite stores online and subscribe to their e-mail list so you can start finding the deals before the stores open!
Rule#2 Get Bonus Discounts
If you get a thrill from shopping at the crack of dawn, you will love the rewards that may come with it. Many stores do giveaways to those who are in line to shop on Black Friday. Last year, Sports Authority gave the first 80 customers to walk in gift cards worth up to $500.
Rule# 3 Split Up
It’s fun to shop with family and friends, but with so many deals and so little time you can play it smart by dividing up the shopping. Compare your lists with your closest pals, and split up the stores and items!
Rule# 4 Stay Within Your Budget
Make a list of what you need and a set budget on what you have to spend. Make sure you stay strict to the list and don’t purchase items you don’t need. Sometimes it’s the things that aren’t on the list that blow your budget.