Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday 2011

The day after Thanksgiving is suppose to the best day of the year when you can find great bargains for your Christmas shopping list. Some of the concerns for many shoppers about Black Friday is the following : waking up early to catch the deals, traffic, crowded stores, and stores selling out of bargain items. How do a shopper handle these issues without compromise. One of the best way a shopper can handle shopping problems is by being prepare at the beginning of the week a day or two before Thanksgiving Day. Here is a list of things a shopper can do to prepare for handling the busiest shopping day of the year:

1. Never go shopping on Black Friday without a list. A day or two before Thanksgiving Day you need to make a list of all the stores that have the bargains that you need to complete your Christmas shopping list. On that same list look at the store, which has the most bargain deals( that match your Christmas list), and make that store your first place to shop on Black Friday.

2. Make a Budget. When shopping for Christmas bargains, you need to have a budget to make sure that you’ll not overspending on Black Friday. Just because some stores have a deal that looks good it may not be a deal, worth emptying your pockets for.

3. Check stores opening times, and store bargain deals time limit. The number one store on your list is the one that you’ll probably need to wake up early to catch the sales. Make sure to look in advertisement ads for the earliest time the store will be opening and the bargain deals time limits.

4. Pace yourself. Decide how much time you’re going to spend in one store. It’s important to pace yourself because you don’t want to lose out on a bargain in another store by spending so much time in one store. You also don’t want to wait too long in the checkout lines.

5. Bring a Shopping Buddy. If you’re traveling early in the morning, for your safety in the mall parking lot, or in crowded stores; having a buddy keeps you from being a target of theft and for an emergency . Make sure you and your shopping buddy dress comfortably.

6. Keep all receipts. Make sure you keep all the receipts for items purchased in case you need to exchange or return an item.

Lastly, take your time and enjoy shopping on Black Friday; remember it’s not the gift that counts on Christmas but the thought that matters when shopping for someone on your Christmas list.


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