It’s beginning to look a lot like … early Christmas shopping season! The busiest shopping day is just around the corner. But how do you make the most of Black Friday? Follow these tips for the most successful Black Friday possible.
Nothing says prepared like a schedule of sales and a mapped out shopping route. Check ahead of time at different stores to see when they’ll be having sales. Black Friday is stuffed full of great deals, but many of them only fall within a certain window of time, like early bird deals. Make sure you don’t miss anything by knowing where you’ll need to go and when.
Know the Store Policy
The only real danger in doing Christmas shopping ahead of time is a recipient not being able to return or exchange his or her gift. Make sure you’re aware of each store’s return policy and try to stick to the places that have policies extending into January. And, don’t forget the gift receipts!
Do Your Research
Make a list of what you intend to buy and for whom, and then do your research before setting out on Black Friday. Some places offer deals especially for this one day, but the products they’re selling may be low quality to make up for the low cost. Make sure that anything you’re planning to invest in will end up performing well before you splurge—no matter how tempting the deal.