When you are planning your Black Friday shopping this year there are a few, okay a lot of, things you need to keep in mind. The best Black Friday shoppers always have a plan of action before the morning even rolls around. They are prepared weeks before, or when the sales ad comes out. These professional Black Friday shoppers have their eyes peeled, waiting for that Black Friday insert to come in the Sunday paper. And as soon as they get their hands on that, the planning begins.
You need to find the exact things you want and figure out what time those items go on sale. For example, Wal-mart this year has three different phases with different items going on sale during each phase. So say Wal-Mart is selling that TV you want at 8 am but Target is selling that blender you want at 5 am. You obviously want to make sure you are in line at Target at least an hour before that item goes on sale so you can get in and get out and head on over to Wal-Mart so you don’t miss that television.
Have a full stomach
You don’t want to have to take time out of your busy schedule that morning to stop and eat so make sure you fill your stomach with that Thanksgiving before you head out. You don’t have time to make a stop for McDonalds breakfast until after all of your shopping is done.
Have friends or family with you
This way if there are multiple items you want that go on sale at the same time, you can have the others go after those items. For example, if there is a blender, toaster oven and Wii game you are wanting from Target and all three of those things go on sale at the same time, there is no way you are going to be able to get to all of them before someone else grabs them. But if you have two friends with you, they can go stand in line for the game and the toaster oven while you stand in line for the blender.
These are some crucial things you need to remember when planning out your Black Friday shopping. I have already been looking at sales ads trying to figure out what time I need to be out of my house and on the run so I can score the best deals around. Happy shopping!