You’ve heard the stories — shops staying open all night, people running over each other, consumers standing in line or camping out for hours on end — all to get the very best deals.
While the wee hours of Black Friday can be chaotic and crazy, most stores run their holiday sales and specials for the entire day. If you prefer to go shopping during normal store hours, this may be a perfect opportunity for parents and children to go shopping together for holiday gifts for friends, teachers and family members. It can also be a great time for kids to let their parents know what type of items are on their Christmas list. Check out these tips from Genetipetz for Black Friday shopping without the mixed up madness!
1. Map out a plan ahead of time. In the weeks leading up to Black Friday, start making a list of which stores you want to visit, where you’ll park, what sales you are interested in, how much money you want to spend and who you are purchasing gifts for. This is a great activity for families to do together so everyone’s voice is heard regarding where you want to go.
2. Don’t be too strict on your schedule. Leave time in your travel plans for heavier-than-normal traffic, long checkout lines and meal times. Many restaurants participate in Black Friday sales as well, so wherever you decide to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner may be more crowded than usual.
3. Don’t forget about Black Friday sales online. If your favorite brands do not have brick-and-mortar stores, be sure to check online for sales and specials. Many websites offer discounts and free shipping on Black Friday through Cyber Monday the weekend after Thanksgiving.
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