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Successfully Navigating for the Best Deals! If you are a die-hard Black Friday shopper, here are a few tips to remember:

TelAve - Nov. 17, 2014 - CLEARWATER, Fla. -- 1. Be prepared. Study the Black Friday ads and make a list of all the items that you are looking for. You can even research the layout of your store ahead of time to know exactly where to find items. Be sure to compare Black Friday ads for each store as you may be surprised to find that prices will vary from store-to-store.

2. Set a Budget. In the midst of all the bargains it is easy to get in a shopping frenzy. Designate a specific amount for each person on your list and don't go over. This will keep your budget on track!

3. Crowds. Yes, there will be lots of people and crowds on Black Friday, so be prepared to stand in line for long periods of time. Be sure to dress comfortably! It is helpful to shop with a buddy so they can stake a place in line while you shop and vice versa.

4. Price Match. Stores like Walmart and Target will offer special price matching offers specifically for Black Friday so have your ads on hand and know the store's price match policy.

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5. Store Hours. Know the store hours for each store that you will be shopping at. Some stores will open Thanksgiving night while others will wait until Black Friday morning.

6. Email and Text Alerts. Sign up for email and text alerts to your favorite stores. Many times they will send out members-only coupons.

7. Shop online. Many stores like Walmart, Target and Best Buy will offer Black Friday pricing online. This allows you to get many of the same bargains online that you would find in the store. Shopping at home in your jammies has never been more fun!

8. Gift Receipts & Return Policies. Be sure to know the return policy at your favorite store. While many stores extend their Return Policy through January, some stores will be very strict on this. It is also important to get a gift receipt. This will make returning items so much easier.

The most important thing about Black Friday shopping.....HAVE FUN! This is a great time to go out with your family and friends and have a great time!

Be sure to check for all the latest Black Friday and Holiday deals as you gear up for the busy holiday shopping season!


Heather Brickell

Source: My Sweet Savings, Inc
Tags: Family

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