The Do’s and Don’ts of Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. With that being said, it is easy to get caught up in the chaos searching for the best deals. Black Friday shopping can bring out the worst in people (and the best if you are lucky). Millions of Americans wait till the first hours of Black Friday so they can get the best possible deal on their Christmas gift list. If you want to have a successful Black Friday shopping trip this year, it may be smart to follow this list of Black Friday “do’s” and “don’ts.”

Do Have a List. Look at all Black Friday sale ads and plan a list of what you plan to buy. Having a list helps you stray away from unnecessary impulse buys. Having a list also helps you plan what you can afford without going over budget. One of the worst things is starting the holiday season already in debt.

Don’t shop for yourself. If you have some extra money in your budget and feel comfortable shopping for yourself, that is you decision. But remember your goal of Black Friday shopping, to get the best deals on gifts to save money. Don’t get caught up in the mindset of “one-for-them and two-for-me,” because at the end of the day, you will end up spending money that you don’t have.

Do online shop. Why wait till cyber Monday for the best online deals? Many companies have the same deals that are in-store, online too! Stay comfortable in your home on Black Friday and shop online.

Don’t wait till the last minute. Like any event, it takes planning. The same goes for black Friday. You will have a successful shopping trip if you plan out your stops and what you will get at each place. This may save you some time too!

Do check the return policy. Incase you make that impulse buy that you may later want to return, make sure you can actually return it first. Some retail stores change their return policy during the holiday season. Make sure to keep your receipts until at least after Christmas.

Don’t ruin your Thanksgiving. It seems that every year retail stores are opening earlier and earlier. Don’t rush your Thanksgiving meal and time with your family just to get the best deals. At the end of the day, quality time with family matters more than any materialistic gift.

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