It’s almost here! The biggest shopping day of the year is nearly upon us. Are you ready? Here are my five tips for scoring great deals without sacrificing your sanity. With over a decade of Black Friday experience, I’ve learned how to make the most of this morning, taking advantage of everything from smartphone apps to comfy shoes.
Like the stores you want to hit on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. Create a Twitter list or a custom timeline for quick viewing in store. Follow on Instagram and Pinterest for pics of great buys.
Pin A Wishlist
Create a Pinterest wishlist of all your must-buy items, as well as mood boards for gifts you haven’t quite decided on. This will help you narrow your focus and prevent unneccessary impulse buys. Everything you need will be right at hand and easy to visualize, instead of just a long list of words.
Load Up Your Phone
Download apps before you leave to avoid draining your battery and waiting for accounts to sync. Include coupon apps, loyalty cards and Pinterest, to keep track of your wishlist. (Be sure to check it twice!) Foursquare will also help you look for nearby deals.
Yes, you got up early and had to fight for a parking space. But that cashier behind the counter? She got up a lot earlier and has to fight to catch a 5 minute break from the shopping frenzy. Be polite. It may even help you score an extra coupon. If so? Pay it forward and gift a discount you’re not using to someone behind you in line.
Have A Gameplan
It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Map out a plan of attack for large items like TVs, or sellout risks like deep discounts on jewelry. Got a long list? Consider a rolling suitcase to keep your arms from tiring. Bring snacks, and dress for crowded, overheated stores, not the brisk walk from the parking lot.Comments (0) Read More >