As 2016 comes to an end, there are a few things we all look forward to – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and of course, Black Friday.
You don’t have to wait for the New Years to get started on your money saving resolution. Get a kick-start by planning to do Black Friday on a budget. We all know the point of Black Friday is to save money on items we’d usually spend more on. But, often times we ultimately. End up overspending. Here are some tips to keep you in check this Black Friday:
Set A Hard Limit -
Easier said than done, I know… But, if you look at the bigger picture. When planning a joyous holiday, there are a number of other things you have to pay for. Let’s work hard to make sure we have more than enough left over even after the big sale ends. So, set a hard amount you want to spend and stick to it. It may be easier to do this after crafting a list.
Use A List -
Seems like a no-brainer. But, a majority of people go into Black Friday with no plan. Make a list of the exact items you want to get as gift and for who. That will help you to stop shopping once you’ve covered everyone on your Christmas giving list. Choose the stores you will attend based on the items you are looking for. If you’re looking to buy interior décor pieces, you know that you won’t find them at H&M, so why go there? Think ahead and you’ll be destined for Black Friday Success.
Use Cash and Leave The Cards At Home -
Leave the cards at home or if that’s impossible to you, at least in the car. You’ll only leace the long lines in the store to run to your car if you really need to buy something. Leaving them at home is even better because you’re forced to stop shopping once the cash runs out. Therefore you will be abiding by the limit you set for yourself.
Do Your Research -
And last but not least, do you research. Black Friday deals aren’t always the best deals. Research shows that better prices often pop up the day before or a few days after Black Friday when they don’t expect shoppers o be in a rush. So know the original sale or retail price of an item to determine if it truly is a deal before you hand over the cash.
Are there other ways you avoid overspending on Black Friday? Comment and share below.