My sister and mom went Christmas shopping last weekend. Not their first trip and definitely not their last, I think. And why not? It seems like the Sales of the Season started the day after Kiddo went trick-or-treating. In a few days, the famous Black Friday will be here.
The fabulous savings of Black Friday has definitely been extended to pre-Black Friday discounts and beyond...which is great for us who want to make this the merriest of Christmases, but still have to keep a reign on spending and stick (somewhat) to the budget. Yet, we all know shopping the sales can actually be a little tricky. Before you head out over Black Friday weekend, take a gander at these hints and tips to keep you sane and on target!
Have a game plan!
There will be tons of savings, tons of gift options, and tons and tons of people. Before you head out, have a game plan. Know the stores you want to hit as well as what you are getting at each of the stores.
Eat and Drink
There is nothing worse than trying to find that right gift for your uber-hard-to-buy-for cousin while being thirsty and having low-blood sugar. Be sure to take breaks and bring granola bars with protein and a bottle of water for emergency food needs.
Remember, there's always Monday
Cyber Monday has become just as huge as Black Friday. All of your favorite stores are having great deals online. From the comfort of your couch, see what deals they may have -- always look for free shipping and try to combine your shopping at a few stores...often that gets more bang for your buck.
Are you hitting the sales on Black Friday? What are you shopping for this year?