Black Friday; traditionally this is the biggest shopping day of the year. Traditionally, it begins early the morning following Thanksgiving with major stores opening their doors before the sun rises and offering deals on hot items throughout the store. Black Friday is perfect for Christmas shoppers looking for a deal. In recent years, however, Black Friday has changed. Now it begins as early as 8 pm on Thanksgiving night, making it less likely for people to want to spend time with their families in favor of middle of the night shopping. If you plan on fighting the crowd this Black Friday, consider these three tips to help make your shopping easier.
Start Looking Now
In the past, Black Friday ads didn’t appear anywhere but the newspaper on Thanksgiving Day. Today, they start showing up online weeks before the big shopping day. Do yourself a favor and start looking at the sales and deals now. This can help you come up with a game plant that works not only for you, but everyone else in your party.
Sign Up for Emails
Log onto your favorite retailer’s website and sign up for their email newsletter. This will give you more discounts and insider information as it pertains to Black Friday. You’ll start to receive more information, more deals and more sales in the coming weeks. Additionally, you’ll start seeing what sales are happening right now.
Don’t save up all your shopping for Black Friday. Many retailers start offering the big deals a few days early both in-store and online. You can find deals just as good in the days leading up to Thanksgiving as you can the night of or the day after Thanksgiving. Now is the time to start making your list and keeping an eye on items you want to purchase as they start going on sale.