Black Friday is known to be one of the biggest shopping events of the year, if not the biggest. 'Tis the season to put that credit card to work, but we want you to spend your hard-earned bucks wisely. So get ready because not only do we have the best Black Friday tips, but we're also debunking myths about this special day. Would you like to know the key to a successful Black Friday shopping spree?
Here are the top 5 tips to get the best Black Friday deals:
Tip 1: Do Background Checks on Products
During Black Friday, an inexperienced shopper can get overwhelmed with deals and ads about products. You might end up buying products that you don't even need, but the low prices were enough to persuade you. I’m here to tell you that you should always do background checks on the products you have your eyes on. Check out ingredient lists to see which ones work for you and which ones don’t. Once you have all the necessary research to back your purchase, go ahead and swipe that credit card!
Tip 2: Keep a Lookout for Other Discounts
Even though Black Friday is the king of all sales, there is no harm in keeping your eyes open for early discounts: lower-ranking royalty but royalty still. Thanksgiving sales and discounts are usually still running before the big day. Make the most of your shopping by taking full advantage of this overlap.
Tip 3: Pick Your Shopping Destinations Beforehand
In life and shopping, it's always good to have a plan. So this Black Friday, plan out your (virtual) shopping expedition so that you can hit your favorite stores and save on precious purchasing time. If you’re venturing out to stores, don’t forget to follow precautionary measures such as wearing a mask and washing your hands to keep yourself and your shoppers-in-arms safe.
Tip 4: Go Nocturnal
If you're not used to online shopping on Black Friday, you may not know the secret I'm about to reveal. Usually, Black Friday deals kick in before Friday dawn. If you’re a night owl, you’re in luck because that means you can get you’re shopping done before bedtime. However, if you’re not used to staying up so late, all it takes is an espresso shot to help you get through.
Tip 5: Get Active on Social Media
Sometimes, Black Friday can be a day of discovery. You come across a store or a product that instantly clicks with you. But why wait till the day to find your dream store? Use your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds to facilitate your hunt for great places to shop. Advertising is on a record high, and you wouldn't want to miss any deals that are being offered. What’s more, social media is the perfect place for window shopping without having to step out of the comfort of your own home.
Here are five myths about Black Friday that we have debunked. Did you know?
Myth 1: Fist fighting over shopping is a must
Usually, when we think about sales, we picture people fighting each other over the last item of clothing or the final product in a store. This is entirely false, especially this year. These fights are usually personal and have nothing to do with shopping. Now that social distancing measures are in place, even those types of fights seem next to impossible. So don’t worry, you won’t need to bring your boxing gloves to the mall!
Myth 2: You need to line up outside stores at dawn
Many people believe Black Friday is all about staking outside of your shop to get any shopping done. This is not true. You don't even need to leave your house for Black Friday, let alone camp out all night. Most shoppers do their shopping around 5 P.M while a very small number shop around 5 A.M. You can enjoy Black Friday huddled with your laptop and pajamas in bed!
Myth 3: If a shop doesn’t advertise Black Friday, there are no deals
Sometimes, stores don't advertise Black Friday as much as others, but that does not mean they’re not participating in the festivities. Sometimes, store owners prefer to be secretive about their prices or don't have space for advertising their deals. Now you know that the sales apply to almost everyone, ads or no ads.
Myth 4: Designer brands also go on sale
Unfortunately, many luxury brands do not participate in Black Friday. This includes designer brands for streetwear that is runway ready. Fortunately for you, we have a solution. You can usually get these brands in department stores at a discount. So don’t despair!
Myth 5: Stores only have limited stock on Black Friday deals
While it is very easy for stores to run out of stock on products with specific deals, this does not necessarily mean that you've missed your chance for a purchase. On the contrary, stores continue to restock their items until the Christmas season so you can shop pressure-free.