The biggest and most awaited shopping day of the year is just few weeks away. If you are planning to make the best out of Black Friday this year, you have to be strategic. There will many things new for this season and stores are even changing their policies like return policy for more profits. From early bird deals to door busters and sale on most wanted items, Black Friday will certainly have many things for every shopper. However, to utilize all those deals while saving more you should plan your Black Friday shopping. Here are tips to do that like a pro.
List Your Items
Make a tentative list of what you want to buy from the sale. Include everything from high-end luxury items to decorative pieces, gift items, toys, gadgets and all that that you possible want. This will help you track the deals and compare the prices.
Research about Products
This is especially needed for expensive products like laptops, tablets or fine gemstone jewelry. You should have enough knowledge about what you are buying to understand the quality of the product. Search online about the quality standards or visit the nearest store for a detail analysis. Many sites like DealNews.com, BlackFriday.info and Bfads.net give information about latest deals. You can check the products or deals at these sites for maximum savings.
Many stores this year will likely have a price match with their online competitors. It was not the trend earlier but with the rise in online shopping and sales, retailers are trying to attract more customers with price match. You may expect Walmart, Target and other stores to announce their price match. Sites like shopping.com and PriceGrabber.com offer price comparison to ease your task.
Check Ads and Download Apps
Your local newspaper will be stuffed with ads about Black Friday sales. Find the suitable ones. There will be announcements for early bird offers and doorstoppers. Keep a track of them to better organize your shopping as many of them have specific time limit. With various Android and iOS apps available for Black Friday, you can track the deals, get alerts for coupons and codes, find the easiest route to the store and compare items with online deals.
Divide and Shop
With all those deals, you may want to visit more stores but with trouble like traffic and long waiting queues, you might miss something. It is better to shop with friends. Divide in groups and stay connected though phones. This way you may make the best out of Black Friday.
While Cyber Monday is the online shopping day, most online stores offer huge discounts on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday as well. You can make a list of possible online stores you would visit to shop and check them for Black Friday deals. This will save your time, energy and efforts as well as you would be able to get the best value with free shipping (many online stores give that) and better return policies.
Whether you shop at a retailer store or online, make sure the payment gateway is safe. Better use a credit card but with a dollar figure in mind to avoid unexpected expenses. Change your password after you are done with shopping to avoid any unauthorized transaction.