Black Friday 101

SaraEdwards
AmeliaBeaudry

Black Friday is a day where prices are lower and stakes are higher, and the madness is quickly approaching. Shoppers tend to love the day; newcomers do not. If you’re a regular Black Friday shopper, then you probably have the whole Black Friday routine perfected. But, if you’ve never gone or are looking to improve your experience there are a few steps to take to ensure an efficient day of shopping.

1. Do your research. Know what sales are happening when and where. It’s also important to know the opening time of different stores because they don’t all open at the same time.
2. Set a budget. It’s very easy to get blinded by sale prices so much that people tend to over spend. Yes, now is the time to get the most bang for your buck, but that doesn’t mean you have to end broke. Set a budget with some wiggle room, and stick to it as much as possible.
3. Go in a small group. Black Friday is fun with friends but the fewer people you have, the quicker you’ll move, and the more you can accomplish.
4. Going right at midnight is not always necessary. The sales go all day. Now, you may lose first pick, but you don’t lose the sale. This idea also goes along with doing your research. Know what sales happen when. You might not have to be up at midnight to get the deal you want.
5. Have a game plan. If you like running around like a chicken with your head cut off, then you keep doing you. If you want to spend the least amount of money but come out with the best, then you need to get yourself organized. Think of it like a grocery list, but for clothes and other items instead

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