Black Friday Shopping 101
Black Friday can be a very overwhelming experience. It’s also one of the best ways to get great deals and save some money on all those holiday gifts you want to buy! To help you navigate through this hectic holiday, we’ve put together a few tips so you can make the most out of your Black Friday shopping adventure.
- Preview prior to Friday (or Thursday in many stores case) – Almost every chain store offers an online preview of what’s going to be on sale for Black Friday. Take some time between now and then to browse those previews and see what items are on sale at which stores. This way, you can determine what stores have the best deals for what you need and only visit those locations.
- Make a list…or two – If you write down all the people you want to shop for, it will help you stay focused and get you out of the stores quicker. If you had time to preview sale items online (step 1), you can also make a list of the items you know you have to have. This will help ensure you don’t forget anything and have to go back to possibly pay more for that same item!!
- Be patient – It is almost guaranteed that every store will have a line. If you go into your Black Friday shopping experience with this in mind, you will be less likely to get frustrated and leave before you’ve gotten to pick up all your Black Friday deals!
To help get you started we’ve included 5 retail stores, their hours and links to preview their Black Friday deals!
Online: Shoppers can enjoy Black Friday deals online starting Thursday, November 22, through Saturday, November 24 at www.macys.com.
In Store: To shop Black Friday deals in store, you’ll have to shop from midnight – 1 p.m. on Friday, November 23, or 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 24.
Preview: Macy’s is featuring Victoria Townsend Sterling Silver Diamond Hoop Earrings (1/4 ct. t.w.). Regularly $160 – On special for $39.99. You can get a preview of more specials like this one online!
2. Best Buy:
Shoppers can visit www.BestBuy.com on Thanksgiving day to shop a majority of the sale items.
In Store: Open (in general): Friday 12 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Preview: Doorbuster items include a Toshiba 40″ LCD TV. Originally priced at $419.99 – Sale price $179.99.
Online: Shoppers can shop online exclusive deals starting November 22, through November 24, at www.target.com.
In Store: Stores open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and sales run through Saturday, November 24.
Preview: Items on sale include a Gateway 15.6″ Laptop. Original price $529.99 – On sale for $349.
Online: Online shoppers can start saving Thursday, November 22, at www.Kmart.com.
In store: To get Black Friday deals at Kmart visit the location nearest you from 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. Thursday, November 22, or 5 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Friday, November 23.
Preview: Save 50% on select Craftsman tools and more at K Mart.
Online: Visit www.walmart.com for more information.
In store: Black Friday deals start at 8 p.m., Thursday, November 22.
Preview: Walmart has games for the whole family starting at just $4.88!
Please note: store hours may vary by location so don’t forget to check your local location to verify their hours of operation during the holiday season!
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