Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Tactics

As the Holiday season quickly approaches we begin to plan our gift shopping to receive the best deals and savings. Two big shopping days are important for both retailers and shoppers — Black Friday & Cyber Monday. To be a successful deal go-getter during this wallet-busting, gift-giving season, consider these helpful shopping tips.

Day After Thanksgiving Holiday ShoppingBlack Friday

To prepare for Black Friday, you need to do your research. Before throwing yourself into the holiday madness, find the best deals for your gift recipients and make a list. Not only will this help avoid impulse buying, it will make your Black Friday experience much smoother. If you follow your list, you can go into the store, grab your desired items and get in line for checkout. This will help you go from store to store quickly and efficiently. Visit blackfriday.com and theblackfriday.com to make your list.

Not only should you enter the store with your organized list, but with extra coupons! Research online to find deals you can pair with Black Friday shopping to increase your savings. You can also look in your Thanksgiving Day newspaper or “Like” a company on Facebook to receive extra savings.

Electronic stores are predicted to be less crowded this year because of online shopping. Plus, shoppers are now researching their electronics online, which means they are spending less time in the store. Read more at moneyland.time.com.

Whatever gift you may be shopping for, you are likely to save with a little preparation before heading out on Black Friday.

Cyber Monday

If you prefer to do your shopping online or couldn’t find everything you wanted on Black Friday, Cyber Monday is your day for deals. Just like Black Friday, you should prepare for Cyber Monday by researching the deals before the big day and create your gift list. View all the hot savings at cybermonday.com.

Another great plus about Cyber Monday is you will save time and avoid the hassle of going into the store. Although online shopping is convenient, shipping charges may apply to your order. Look for Free Shipping and other coupons to increase your savings, but also be aware of the item cost. Comparison shopping is a great way to make sure you save! Be sure to sign up for email newsletters at your favorite stores to receive special email offers.