Black Friday Shopping: 7 Things You Need To Remember Before Enjoying The Festivities

Black Friday Shopping:  7 Things You Need To Remember Before Enjoying The Festivities


In exactly one week millions of shoppers will leave their homes early in the morning to partake in the Black Friday festivities. Some of you will be shopping spectators, and some of you will be on the search to find the best bargains. Regardless of what you’re looking for on Black Friday, I’m here to share some tips with you to make your day of shopping less stressful, in hopes that you enjoy the experience.

Get plenty of rest the evening before

I can’t stress how important this one is. With stores opening before daybreak, you’ll probably be shopping as early as 6am. If you don’t get enough sleep the night before, you’ll be tired before noon.

Shop online first

Thanks to the internet, many of the same deals can be found online and in the stores. If an item is no longer available online, then it probably isn’t available in the store, so check online often. A lot of stores participate in Black Friday, but some stores wait until Cyber Monday to start the good sales. Know when the items you want goes on sale and wait if it’s beneficial to your pockets.

Make a list and check it twice

The best way to prepare yourself for Black Friday is by making sure you’re in the know. Join your favorite retailers email list before Black Friday because many of them will send you online ads or announcements before this particular day of shopping. They want you to buy, just as much you want to get a good deal so scouting upcoming deals is a winning situation for everyone involved.

Get in, Get out

As you’re sashaying down the aisle, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the sales in front of your eyes. That’s the plan. Retailers know that you can’t resist a great deal so they try to put road blocks in your way, but you’re smarter than that. With your list in hand, look for the things that are on your list and once those things are crossed out, leave immediately.

Take a friend

Not only is shopping with a buddy the best way to avoid being targeted by thieves, but having a friend with you allows you to have a second opinion when making your purchases.


It’s important to designate a specific place for your cash, keys and receipts. Placing your important belongings in the same place should be done throughout the year, but especially when shopping on Black Friday. Things are bound to get hectic as you go from store to store. The last thing you need to worry about is losing your cash, your keys or even your receipts. You have a few options. 1) Carry a purse with a zippered pouch and place all important things in that pouch, or 2) Carry a fanny pack and wrap that sucker around your waist.


We’ll be here to help you with all of your plus size fashion, beauty and lifestyle needs. Our Black Friday shopping guide will go up on Thanksgiving.

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