Want to Score the Deepest Discounts This Black Friday, Dahlgren? Here’s How!
November 13, 2015
Love it or hate it, there are serious deals to be had on Black Friday — but only if you know how and where to look. Below, find three tips to help you better (and more safely!) navigate Black Friday discounts this November 27!
1) Plan ahead.
In the weeks leading up to Black Friday, compare and contrast Black Friday ads as they're released by retailers. That way, you'll know where to find the best deal on, say, a big-screen TV or a certain tech device. But remember: Black Friday is no longer just a one-day event. Many retailers offer deep discounts all throughout the holiday season, including Cyber Monday (Nov. 30).
2) Make a list — and check it twice.
Think of what happens when you grocery shop on an empty stomach. You depart the supermarket with an overloaded cart, right? That's why it's important to make a list of items you're shopping for — and then stick to that list! That way, you won't get sucked in to the fun and excitement of doorbuster deals, and you'll be more likely to stick to a budget.
3) Be aware of your surroundings.
If you're shopping online, be sure that you have a secure connection, which is signified by https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) in the website's URL. This ensures that personal information, such as your credit card number, is encrypted during your transaction. Similarly, be aware of your surroundings when shopping at brick-and-mortar stores. Have your car keys ready when departing a shop, keep your handbag closed and close to your body, and don't hesitate to request that an employee escort you to your car in a dark parking lot.
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