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Getting your holiday shopping done can be a chore and Black Friday is known for its unbeatable deals. If you plan your trip correctly and prepare for the event, you can get done with little drama and with money to spare. Here are some tips to Black Friday shopping.
1. Plan Ahead
Before you head out to for those black friday furniture deals, write down exactly what you want to find and who it will go to. Look at the newspaper ads to see if the items you have chosen are on sale anywhere and which store has the best price. You will also want to check online retailers to see what the costs of your gifts are. You might be waiting until Cyber Monday for some of the things you want to buy. Many retail stores offer deals long before Black Friday so you might consider doing you buying early. Start watching advertisements or browsing the stores a month or two ahead of time.
2. Get Yourself Ready
Before you head out for a night of deals, get plenty of rest. Many of these specials happen during the night when you would normally sleep. Try to get a nap in before you go and take snacks and something to drink with you to keep your energy up. Invite some friends or family to join you so that it is an enjoyable night out.
3. Protect Yourself
Thieves wanting to steal your identity will be out on this night also. Keep your identification close to you and try to use one or two credit cards instead of many. Using cash can also keep yourself safe but be careful to tuck it away on yourself where someone is unable to snag it. This holds true for Cyber Monday or any online purchase you make during the holiday season.