6 Tips No One Will Tell You for Black Friday – Guest Post
Finally, it’s that time of the year, where everything comes within your reach – only and only if you know how to be a ninja and find the right deals at the right time.
People wait the entire year for Black Friday Sales which means that they are literally going to fight you tooth and nail to get hands on the most wanted merchandise. Hence you need to become intelligent about how you shop and use rather tactful tips and tricks.
Keep in mind that you will only be able to get your hands on the right stuff if you are prepared in advance. Since there is everything on sale from kitchen appliances to gadgets, clothing, fashion accessories to furniture, spa services to buying cars, you will have to create a list of what you need and how much money you are willing to spend on that product.
Remember you will only be able to succeed if you do your research right.
Here are 6 tricks that no one will tell you about. Remember, this plan can help you win this years’ best sales avails award.
1. Research All Forms of Media
Gone are the days when you could only look into the paper to find the best deals and offers that retailers had.
Of course, technology has made shopping easier, but the number of options you have can get overwhelming. Same is the case with Black Friday deals.
You will have to check out the social media and respective brand websites you want products from.
This will give you a clear idea of the discount and which is the best way to avail offer, whether by going to the physical store or through online shopping.
2. Early Bird Advantage
This is something most people don’t generally do, i.e., take the early bird’s advantage. You may think that you’ll get better deals on the actual Friday, but isn’t some deal better than no deal? Be sure to keep a lookout from Thanksgiving because that is when sales start going up. You can be among the lucky buyers who get their hands on products that will otherwise be sold out by the time Friday arrives.
3. Coupons and Signing Ups
Did you know that most coupons do work on Black Fridays too? In fact, they can get you more discounts. This means that you will be able to save money to buy even more things.
What you can do is collect discount cards throughout the year and save them up (be sure to check their validity). Even better than this is visiting the website raise.com. On this site, you will find hundreds of discount coupons from great retailers like Macy’s, Toys R Us, Kohl’s, Walmart and Target, etc. You will be surprised by the amount you are able to save with these coupons.
Another great idea is to sign up for the email newsletter at least 2 weeks before the sales begin. Keep in mind that the confirmation can take some time, so you don’t want to sign up too late and miss the opportunity. What these newsletters do is inform you about all upcoming sales and discounts. They even send you an alert notification so that you are prepared to shop from the comfort of your home.
4. Prioritize and have Alternatives Ready at Hand
This is something that not many people plan for. See, there is a huge possibility that you will not be able to find and buy the product that you wanted. This means that you should have ‘the second best option’ – something else in mind to get in its place.
Simply put, when you are standing inside a store or shopping from a website during the sale, you just don’t have the time to “think” of what else you can buy. So make a list in advance. If you don’t get your hands on 50’ LCD would 42” do? Make sure you plan in advance.
What’s more, you need to be sure about the essential items first. Is the TV more necessary or the hair dryer? There is a possibility that you can get your hands on only one so prioritize and go for the most outstanding product first. Otherwise, you might miss the chance of getting both the TV and the dryer.
5. Never Shop Alone!
Shopping alone means that you are only able to buy a few things. Yes, you might not get hands on everything that you planned for. So take a friend/partner/sibling along who will help you out. Never take kids with you as that only makes the shopping experience challenging and frustrating. They will delay your shopping speed and want things you may not even be interested in looking at.
Even when you are searching for things online, get the help of a friend or loved one. You can both divide the task and search for different products and the possibility of getting everything becomes more plausible.
6. Cyber Monday is perfect for Techs!
Yes, Black Friday is the more traditional discount day, but Cyber Monday is only three days later and is the best for all the people who prefer shopping online.
Keep in mind though that Cyber Monday is mostly for promotion stuff, which means that hot items will be off the shelf as they would already have been sold out. So keep the little things or new things for Cyber Monday, as you will easily be able to get them without too much hassle.
Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is also expanded throughout the week so you can continue to look for items even when Monday has ended.
Remember, Black Friday is a whole event now, which means that Black Friday sales for 2017 start a month in advance. Most big brands will allow you at least a week of shopping opportunities so avail them to the maximum.
Now try out all the tips mentioned above and see how successfully you gain discounts on your favorite items. Happy shopping!