Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tips for Surviving Black Friday - Kathleen Pederson

Hi All! Guess what happens in about a week. Black Friday! I love Black Friday, but do you realize what we are doing? We are trampling each other, trying to buy the best thing right after we gave thanks for what we already have...

Nevertheless, I have come through with 10 tips to get you through Black Friday! Let's get started!
1. Research the Deals

Nothing really helps as much as knowing what stores have what deals when. It also helps your sanity if you aren't freaking out about getting to the store on time.

2. Be Flexible with Gifts

It's usually a pretty good idea to not have your heart set on one gift for somebody. I usually just go into the store with a general idea of what I want to get somebody. Once I am there, I assess my options, and go from there. Not every store has the same products.

3. Family and Friends First

I know how tempting it is to buy stuff for yourself on Black Friday, but if you buy gifts for your friends and family before pampering yourself a little, you will save money. Also, you won't have gone shopping for 5 hours, spent all your money, exhausted yourself, and not gotten gifts on the best day to get gifts. It all just makes sense really.

4. Be Reasonable with Employees

These guys don't want to be here. They don't want to be working. Do you know how many people are going to come through their store, tear it up, and then leave as if nothing happened? Do you know how many teenage girls are going to cry and yell at them for not having something? Be that one person who thanks them, and tells them Happy Thanksgiving. Clean up your mess and tell them to have a good day. They'll remember you I promise.

5. Sale does not mean Save

So many times I catch myself spending more money just because something says save. Look at it this way. Two mini candles cost $10 sale price/$15 regular price. Two large candles cost $15 sale price/$25 regular price. You are saving more money, but you are also spending more money. I don't think your friend/family member is going to mind a mini candle. They are cuter too!

6. Be Comfortable

Being comfy doesn't mean sacrificing cute. Ugg boots and leggings are both! Don't sacrifice just because you want to look cute. In fact, you probably are already going to look better than those people in their PJs...

7. Drink Water

This is a bit of a no brainer. But seriously, this helps with energy! Don't do the energy drinks, or the 5 Hour Energy! That really isn't good for you ever in any situation.

8. Don't get separated from your group

I know most of us are probably just with our mom, or a friend, but lets be honest, Black Friday gets scary real fast! Stay in contact with your partner if you decided to divide and conquer. Have a meetup spot if you simply can't contact/find each other.

9. Make a Budget

Don't spend too much money. This is good practice for being on your own. Your bank isn't gonna let the mortgage slide because you spent all your money on Black Friday shopping.

10. Maybe just wait until Cyber Monday

Think about it! You could just stay at home in your PJs, watching ELF, with some hot cocoa and Thanksgiving leftovers. That's probably what I'm doing anyways...

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Comment down below what stores you are going to on Black Friday.

Don't drown or get run over in the chaos!

1 comment:

  1. I don't do Black Friday shopping, but this made me laugh so hard. Great post, I'd love to see more like it!