What is Black Friday?
As one of the most anticipated holiday shopping days of the year approaches, it’s not too early to start planning your Black Friday shopping strategy. With a head start on your planning, you’ll be ready to hit the after-Thanksgiving sale.
Make a holiday shopping list.
Before you head to the store, make a holiday shopping list of the items you want the most, and plan to shop for those items first. The hottest Black Friday deals and doorbusters sell out quickly, so you’ll need to act fast to avoid missing out. Browse popular gift ideas to get your list started, and ask friends and family members to create wish lists so that you know their top gifts. Then compare their lists to the Black Friday ads to find the best deals.
Get last-minute deals and real-time updates on your smartphone by downloading the Best Buy app. Check customer reviews online before you buy to make sure the product meets your gift-giving standards. Shop with rewards cards to earn points you can use to save on last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Find a shopping buddy.
Black Friday shopping is easier — and more fun — when you have help. Drop off a friend at the door to save a place in line, grab a cart, or start shopping while you find a parking space. Then split off in different directions to pick up all the items on your list.
Get there early.
If you want a chance at the hottest Black Friday sales, you’ll need to get in line well before the stores open. Check store hours ahead of time to plan your day. You may even be able to start your Black Friday shopping early at stores open on Thanksgiving Day.
Avoid the crowds by shopping Black Friday online.
If the thought of elbow-to-elbow shoppers is overwhelming, consider doing your Black Friday shopping online instead. With great deals available early, you may not have to wait until after Thanksgiving to find the deals you want. Plus, don’t forget to start planning for Cyber Monday online shopping deals as well.
|The idea behind the term “Black Friday” is that this is the day in which retail stores have enough sales to put them “in the black” – an accounting expression that alludes to the practice of recording losses in red and profits in black.|