Tempted to pick up some of the best deals this year?
Here are the best tips and tricks you need to know about so that you can get the most out of your shopping and save as much money as possible!
Map out your purchases; make a shopping list and prioritize
You got to keep it simple and have a clear strategy so that you don’t lose much time trying to figure out where you’re going
Set a budget
In order to prevent the shopping euphoria from controlling you, take your list and budget with you, check the prices so that you don’t go over
Get out early
The sooner you get to the store, the more likely you’ll find the items you want
Scout the store you want to go shopping for a day before
Saves time; know exactly where you’re heading inside the store
Dress for the occasion; dress comfortably
Being one of the longest shopping days of your life, wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers
Leave then bulky coats and fussy clothes at home
Ponytails= Hands free
Fanny pack for your supplies
Pack snacks and water to keep yourself fueled during a long day at work. Also, don’t forget your headphones and credit card holder
Go with a group
Who said teamwork can’t be used in shopping? Arrange with friends or family, make a master list of everyone’s items and assign each person a task/ department.
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Check return policies
Watch out for no-return policies, shortened return/ exchange time frames, and restocking fees
Shop using discounted gift cards
It’s always fun to get a great deal. A simple way to do this is to shop with discounted gift cards. Before you head out to shop, visit a site like Raise.com to find discounted gift cards. You can find gift cards for hundreds of retailers.
Get a big reusable shopping bag
Carts through crowds is not the best option here. A couple of reusable shopping bags is way better. You’ll need your hands!
Stick to online shopping
This year, avoid the crowds and stick to online shopping
Don’t go in stores unless you know you really want to and know what to expect
Almost all Black Friday deals are available online at this point.. which is going to be much more convenient and makes it easier to compare prices.