With Thanksgiving comes the biggest shopping day of the year…Black Friday. As moms we may not get the time or have the energy to take advantage of Black Friday savings every year. So to help you mommas out that want to take advantage of the shopping this year we have compiled a list of some of our tired and true tips and put together some of our hottest deals to look for and the best places to shop this Black Friday.
Research Ads and Make a Game Plan
It is essential to have some sort of idea of what you want to purchase and where exactly you want to go in order to save your sanity on Black Friday. Be sure to take a look through all the ads from stores you are interested in shopping at and price compare specific items you are looking for to see who is going to offer the most savings.
Most retailers have already pre-released their Black Friday ads and you can view them in advance on their website or visit theblackfriday.com to see all the retailer’s ads that have been released early in one place. Another thing to check in the ads is for additional coupons that can be applied and check store’s mobile apps to see if there are any additional savings being offered through the app.
In order to save you time and convenience you can definitely skip the trouble of getting out on Black Friday and shop early online. You can shop before, during, and after Black Friday and can usually find similar, the same, or even better deals online and you get to shop from the comfort of your couch!
Budget and Prepare
If you have a certain amount of money you want to spend, keep that in mind when putting together your shopping list. If you’re getting out and hitting the stores then it may be beneficial to take cash with you instead of risking the temptation to overspend or use your credit cards. We also suggest not buying into the store card deals on Black Friday due to the lengthy time it takes to process your information, backing up lines, and making yourself more susceptible to identity theft or hacking. Now if you already have certain store cards and that particular retailer is offering additional discounts when using your card, then it may be worth it to use the store card you already have. Just do your research and take cash if possible!
If you want to avoid all the Black Friday madness, then a great thing to do is to shop locally. Support your local community and businesses that are open Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and throughout holiday season!
Hottest Deals Moms Should Look For on Black Friday
These are some of the hottest categories with the biggest savings that moms should be on the lookout for:
- Electronic Toys
- Lego Sets
- Character Toys
- Board Games
- Outdoor Toys
- Baby Gear
If you’re looking for non-toy related items to take advantage of then here are the other items you can save big on that might make it worth trekking out during the shopping day:
Best Places to Shop on Black Friday