Top Five Strategies to Save Money During Black Friday
TOP FIVE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY
I just read this article about the top five ways to save money (and hassles) during Black Friday shopping. So, I thought I would share.
1. SHOP STRATEGICALLY
Do not get sucked in by the moment. Look around and find the best deal. And, if the price isn't what you had hoped - there is a good chance it might go lower. Have a list of what you plan to buy and work off of that list. If you have a price point and grand total in mind - stick to it - and if you follow some of the other tips below, there is a good chance you will save more money.
2. TIMING IS EVERYTHING
A lot of the great deals will happen before Black Friday - and after Black Friday. Retailers know they have a captive audience on Black Friday - expecting to get great deals. But according to researchers the best deals happen between December 10-18. I have seen better deals leading up to Thanksgiving, like 50% off at Gap - happening right now.
3. ABANDON YOUR "ONLINE" SHOPPING CART
If you want to see if you can get a better deal, put something in your online shopping cart - and then log of without buying it. There is a good chance the retailer will notice - and send you a better deal.
4. LOOK FOR PRICE MATCHING
Nordstrom is one of the easiest places to shop - and they will definitely price match. If you find an item somewhere else for cheaper, they will match it. Plus, Nordstrom offers no hassle returns - so if you buy a gift there, it is easy to return it if it doesn't work out. And, they will even return an item at any time and without a receipt. Plus, if you buy something - and wear it - and it doesn't meet your expectations - they will return it (and refund your money) at any time!
5. USE LIVE CHAT
If you are shopping online - use the "chat" feature. I have found that the online chat is actually quicker and easier at getting answers to questions and a few times I have used it for getting a refund on an item that was marked down after I bought it. I have a high suspicion that online retailers will have a full force of customer service agents available to "chat" during Black Friday - so it might be your quickest way to get an answer and a deal. Plus, you can multi-task. While chatting, you can be searching online for more shopping.
TOP FIVE "BLACK FRIDAY" DEALS RIGHT NOW
1. COZY EVERYDAY FLEECE
I love this fleece pullover. It is warm and cozy and it one of the warmest things fleece pullovers I have owned. Plus, it washes up great and will last forever! I had my previous one for many years, and just decided to replace it this year. And, right now it is 25% off(there were limited sizes left) Also, here on sale in a few colors.
These earrings would be the perfect stocking stuffer or gift exchange idea for your best friend, mom, or daughter. You get a set of sparkle (and non-sparkle) earrings for only $10 (plus free shipping).
6. DESIGNER SUNGLASSES I had to add a 6th entry because these designer sunglasses are only $80! This one color which is not a bad color at all is only $80 - the other two are $405. When I saw the price - I almost thought it was a mistake. Be sure to check them out!