With Black Friday here already, it’s time to make some last minute prep with these best Black Friday shopping strategies. Not only do you want to have a, “plan of attack” – you’ll want to be prepared if your plan doesn’t go just as you originally planned. Doing the bulk of your Black Friday shopping at Walmart can make it an easy one-stop shop for the holidays, but you will need to be prepared for the occasional lack of product in some areas.
Ask for a map of the store. Some locations will hand out a map of the store and what main sale items will be located in each department in advance of the sales that start on Thanksgiving evening. Check with your local store management and ask for a map so you can plan your trip through the store easier. This can also help you to know what part of the store you want to be in first if you have to go this alone.
Put your possible purchases in order of most wanted to least wanted. Prioritize your shopping by making your Black Friday shopping list strategic. Order in number of most wanted to least wanted. Most wanted is likely going to be the electronics, big ticket items and housewares that are available in limited numbers. Items that are less important would be things like the pajamas, gloves or even some toys. You want to make sure you are at the right location to grab those more important items right away.
Find a shopping buddy to help you wait in line. Actually, find more than one. For the best way to manage grabbing all the deals available that you want, get several friends together to station someone at each location. Have on person pick up all of the needed or wanted items at each location. Some items will have purchase limits (1-2 per customer), so make sure you read those details closely. This method can make sure everyone gets exactly what is top on their list. It also helps to have someone to chat with while you wait, even if by only waves across the lines or text messages back and forth.
Verify if items are also available online. There are many items in the Black Friday sale that will also be available at the same prices throughout the week online. Verify before you go to the store, so those must-have items don’t slip out of your hand. This is one of the best Black Friday shopping strategies for your Walmart you can have. Especially since so many items will be available online at the same prices as in store this year .
Add prices at other stores to your list in case your Walmart is out. While you want to focus on the deals at Walmart, just in case you miss something or they run out before you can grab it in-store or online, make a list of the prices and stores that also have the items available nearby. You can go to your second choice after you finish your initial Walmart Black Friday shopping.
Uses these Black Friday shopping strategies to make your holiday shopping dollars go even farther this year!
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