November is finally here and that means the holidays are quickly approaching. While most people are thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, stores are already planning for Black Friday sales.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving where stores have drastic sales on items and open way earlier than usual, in preparation for Christmas.
Some people might like snagging the deals and half less than half of what they would normally, especially if it is an electronic or popular item, but do not like the crowds or chaos of the day.
Here are the top 5 ways to beat the shopping rush on Black Friday.
A sure-fire way to beat the rush of Black Friday shoppers is to shop online. There are certain stores and companies that are already having Black Friday sales online. Order it and have it delivered to you without having to leave your house. The only downside of that is you might have to pay a lot for shipping, especially if you want it by Christmas. Cyber Monday also has great deals, so be sure to consider that instead of shopping in store.
Get Up Super Early
If you are looking for one item in particular that is very popular, it might be good to get up early and stand outside the store, so you can guarantee that you are one of the first people in there. Some people even camp out. Make a plan, bring a fan so they can hold your place in line for bathroom breaks and things. You might not want to get up early after having a turkey hangover, but it might be worth it if you can save a lot of money.
Opt For Store Pick-Up
This option might not be available, but if it is, definitely utilize it. Online ordering where you can do in store pick-up is the best way to ensure, not only will you definitely have it, but also beat the crowds of people. This way you don’t have to go running around the store, looking for it. You know you have the right item, and it is in your hands quickly.
Shop Thanksgiving Night
If you don’t care about Thanksgiving that much or are not hosting, you might want to shop that night. Thanksgiving night has just as good deals as Black Friday does, and the crowds are probably not going to be as big because everyone will be stuffing their faces with delicious food. Or take your whole crew after the festivities and work off the meal you just ate.
And the best way to beat the rush on Black Friday is… drumroll please…. Stay home and don’t shop. If you don’t do well under pressure or in crowds, then just stay home and worry about shopping later. The stores will restock. But if you are going shopping this holiday season, be kind, wear a mask and good luck.