Today is the big day. That’s right, today marks one month from Black Friday! This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, November 24, 2017. As one of the largest shopping days of the year, retailers look to leverage the hype to ensure ever growing profits. Now, that’s not a bad prospect at all, as most of us will look to snag as many deals as possible in advance of the holiday season. The key to tackling Black Friday will be advance preparation and developing a strategy….and sticking to it!
At Travel Bandwagon, we are committed to providing you with the best strategies and deals to ensure that you and your dollar travel farther. Over the course of the next month, we will be providing you with special coverage and resources to prepare for Black Friday. Count on us to provide you with released circulars and ads, holiday toy books, and personalized advice to maximize spending at individual retailers.
To start your planning off right, we have a few general tips to get you started:
- Advance Preparation – Store circulars tend to be released slowly after Halloween. Take some time to carefully review all of the circulars and ads and scan for the best deals. Some items will be cheaper at other stores. Also for the truly dedicated, you can make an Excel spreadsheet to compare prices at multiple retailers.
- Make a List and stick to it! – Retailers count on the hype surrounding Black Friday to lead to impulse buying. We highly recommend making a list and avoid deviating from it as much as possible.
- Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true – Some online retailers are mischievous and up to no good. Make sure you are purchasing from a reputable establishment to avoid your credit card information from being stolen.
- Hop on the Travel Bandwagon – We plan on providing links to circulars as soon as they come out. Also, we will be providing updated recommendations on how to maximize your spend at individual retailers.
Post in the comments if you have a preferred retailer that you would like targeted by our Black Friday spotlight. We are excited to provide you with deals to allow your dollar to travel farther!