Begin the Holidays with This Black Friday Shopping Guide

Begin the Holidays with This Black Friday Shopping Guide

Katherine Stano

Katherine StanoNov 14, 20173 min read

Black Friday will be here before we can say pumpkin pie. It’s time to get those shopping lists down to a science to not only keep us sane, but also save lots of money. Being organized makes for a wise spender, so strategy is key. Every place you might think of will be rolling out the deals and we know prioritizing decreases the temptation to make those naughty impulse purchases.

Time to count everyone on that nice list, double check your budget, and research current prices. Once Black Friday’s here, you’ll already know whom you’re shopping for and what sounds like a savvy sale.

Because Amazon is truly amazing

If you’re an Amazon fan, you’re already headed in the right direction. Once Black Friday hits on November 24th, you’ll find delicious deals across their multiple departments. Go online now and get familiar with what you want to buy, so you’re not stressed when the time comes to spend like a pro. If you’re not a Prime member, you should try their free trial. You get complimentary 2-day shipping and about the best customer service you can think of (Prime member or not). Load up on gifts, free movies, and even provisions for your pantry.

Some of the best items to grab up on Amazon are pricier things like electronics, furniture, and home goods in bulk. Also, with sections like “$10 and Under with Free Shipping” and “New and Interesting Finds,” there are so many unique and affordable ideas for your loved ones.

Get on Target

Target is so excited about Black Friday that their savings preview is out and ready for you to peruse. Make sure you note their deals and what you need to buy those sweet people in your life. Target even opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. If you’re looking for an escape from holiday cabin fever, you might plan to do a bit of pre Black Friday browsing.

The deal on Home Depot

Black Friday isn’t just for holiday gifting deals. It’s the perfect time to snag some significant savings on big-ticket items. Appliances are expensive, a pain to buy, and not the fun purchases we want to make…but we need them! So, if you’re in the market for a dishwasher or fridge, scope out Home Depot’s offers and say no to full-price.

Thrifting thoroughly

Thrift stores already have some gorgeous gems for the picking. But on Black Friday, they make our lives even happier. Check out your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, or mom-and-pop thrift store for Black Friday fun. Then, go rack up and brag to your friends (in a nice way, of course). Make your shopping experience like a treasure hunt, and you’ll be impressed with yourself, most of all.

Black Friday can be a shopper’s dream come true with the proper prep time, an awful lot of patience, and some good old manners. When push comes to shove, make your list, check it twice, and stick to your plan. Then, breathe a sigh of relief that you were gentle on your wallet.

Enjoy the holidays, take extra care of those you love, and be kind to each other while you’re out and about. Hey, and share the fortuitous fortune of your deal skills with those less frugal. They’ll appreciate the tips. You can bank on it.