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Thursday, November 17, 2016

My Black Friday Shopping Tips 2016

My Black Friday Shopping Tips 2016
This is THEE Shopping Day of the Year for Bargain Hunters!
On Black Friday I feel like the Prom Queen on Prom Night!
HOWEVER you can bet your bippie I'm not leaving my Thanksgiving dinner table and time with family to do so.
If you're looking for Tips on How To Shop Black Friday ...
This Is THEE Post for You!

TIP #1 PLAN AHEAD!
BUDGET ~ STORE LOCATIONS ~ TIMES OF SALES
HAVE A BUDGET & STICK TO IT!!!!!
If you don't compare ads you may not save as much money as you could have.
You CAN Ad Match, so take ALL your ads with you!
WHICH will not only save you money, BUT save you trips to multiple stores!
Plan out what time sales start at each store, so you goto the stores in the right order at the right times.
NOTE: In Victor NY they have special zone ordinances so some of the stores CANNOT be open during the nationally advertised Black Friday Sale Hours!
For Example: the stores in the KOHLS / WALMART / PETSMART Plaza!
SO Be SURE to check that out ahead of time!
If you don't like to shop on Thanksgiving Day, or you can't get to the stores on Thanksgiving Day or the item(s) you wanted were out of stock at the location you went to on Thanksgiving Day.... BE SURE TO HEAD TO VICTOR NY!
Have a WRITTEN list in your car so you don't have to try to remember while your half asleep shopping
and your brain is going 100 miles an hour snagging your hot deals.
DON'T Deviate from your shopping list or it will end up costing you more money than you had budgeted,
WHICH sticking to a budget is the key to saving money.. right???



TIP #2 TAKE A BABY STROLLER!
IF you don't have a small child at home anymore????
BORROW A STROLLER!
Most of the time shopping carts are just plain ole GONE!
This has happened to me at TARGETWALMART & Toys R Us for example.
If you do mall stores, you won't have to carry 200lbs of baggage on your shoulders,
and will reduce your trips to the parking lot.
This baby stroller will be your shopping cart for the night!
You will be VERY happy if you do this!

TIP #3 EMPTY YOUR VEHICLE OUT AHEAD OF TIME!
Don't head out for Black Friday with anything in your vehicle except what you must have for that night! You will be shocked how much space your items will take up. Also, since we map our night out ahead of night (locations & times) we are able to go almost past our house and do an UNload, so you may wish to keep that as an option, depending upon where you live. Also bring a blanket to cover your purchases in your vehicle that may be visible. You don't want to encourage thieves. It's not unheard of for a car to be broken into and robbed.

TIP #4 SOME OF MY FAVORITE STORES!
Everyone has their faves to hit up. So here are a few of mine.
TARGET ~ What isn't awesome at TARGET LOL!
BOGO Pizza In Store Wednesday 11/23/16
Doorbusters on Electronics Go LIVE Online Thursday 11/24/16
Doors Open Thanksgiving Day Thursday 11/24/16 at 6:00pm
30% OFF Clothing, Shoes & Accessories Friday 11/25/16
$50/$100 Holiday Decor & Trees Saturday 11/26/16
Target


JCPENNEY ~ LOVE their boot sales and COUPON GIVEAWAY! You can view the JCPenney Black Friday Ad AND Shop Early Deals NOW >>HERE<<
JCPenney

JCPenney Doors Open at 3:00pm Thursday 11/24/16

KOHLS ~ We always end up taking a stroll thru KOHLS
to browse thru deals in the isles and in the kids department.
They have great deals on Pajamas for the kids there too!
KOHLS.com is AMAZING to Shop Online ALL Holiday Season Long!!!
Nationally Kohls Black Friday Sale Doors Open at 6:00pm Thursday 11/24/16
Special Hours Kohls VICTOR NY Thursday 11/24/16 Black Friday Sale Starts at 6:00pm - STORE CLOSES at 11:00pm then REOPEN Friday 11/25/16 7:00am - 11:00pm
Kohls Department Stores Inc

WALMART ~ We ALWAYS hit up the Movies & Kids Pajamas! BEST DEALS of the YEAR on Those!!! TONS of Movies Starting at ONLY $1.96! I try to ONLY buy Movies & Pajamas on Black Friday, unless there's a rare sale+coupon deal during the year. Also HOT are Kids Bedding, Small Appliances & Electronics!
Walmart Pre Black Friday Sale ONLINE Wednesday 11/23/16
Walmart FULL Black Friday Sale LIVE ONLINE ALL DAY Thursday 11/24/16
Nationally Walmart Black Friday Sale Starts at 6:00pm Thursday 11/24/16
Special Hours Walmart VICTOR NY Thursday 11/24/16 Black Friday Sale Starts at 6:00pm - STORE CLOSES at 11:00pm then REOPEN Friday 11/25/16 7:00am - 11:00pm
Walmart Cyber Monday Sale Starts ONLINE Sunday 11/27/16 at 6:00pm EST
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

BEST BUY ~
AWESOME Deals on TV's, Computers, Movies & Gaming Systems!
Best Buy Co, Inc.

PETSMART ~ You may not think of pet stores right away when you think of Black Friday BUT we have gotten AWESOME deals on Pet Toys, Cat Towers, Cat Litter & Pet Treats and Fish Tanks & Accessories! There is a HOT STOCKUP DEAL on Tidy Cats Cat Litter at PETSMART on Black Friday >>HERE<<
BONUS BUCKS!!! ~ SPEND $35 on dog or cat food, treats, chews, rawhide or cat litter, in store or online* GET $5* off your next IN-STORE PURCHASE of dog or cat food, treats, chews, rawhide or cat litter *$5 register receipt coupon issued on in-store & online purchases of all dog or cat food, treats, chews, rawhide or cat litter of $35 or more made from 10/31/16-1/2/17. Coupons are redeemable for in-store purchases of dog or cat food, treats, chews, rawhide or cat litter. Coupons issued from 10/31/16-11/27/16 are redeemable from 10/31/16-1/2/17 and coupons issued from 11/28/16-1/2/17 are redeemable from 11/28/16-1/29/17. Excludes in-store pickup purchases. Transaction total is prior to taxes & after discounts are applied. Subject to availability. Selection may vary by store.
PetSmart
PetSmart

KMART ~ We can always find giftables for the kids really cheap!

DisneyStore.com 40% OFF Sale 11/14/16-11/27/16 I don't have a Disney Store near me, but I can always find amazing, unique giftables shopping online!


Another Personal Favorite for Shopping for Unique Giftables is the Harry Potter Shop!
Official Shop of Warner Bros

MACY'S ~ THE LAST 2 YEARS MACY'S HAD THEIR BLACK FRIDAY SALES LIVE IN STORES THE EVENING BEFORE!!! So I will be stalking for that info early, IF there is any advertised info, AND will be there to check things out and shop the Black Friday Deals EARLY!!! Ladies' Boots at Macy's are one of my FAVORITE Scores every Black Friday!!! HOT DEALS on Winter Coats & Clothing for the whole family! Bedding, Small Appliances (CoffeeMakers, CrockPots etc), Cookware & Bakeware, Christmas Ornaments. Watch for their Morning Deals! I used to be an Operations Director at Macy's so as things get closer I'll give you more tips on how to do their sales!

HOME DEPOT ~ YES HOME DEPOT!!! LOVE their Black Friday Deals!!! $.99 Live Poinsettias!!! These are the nice full size 6" pots usually have a red foil around the pot, they're BEAUTIFUL!!!
Ladders (wierd??? NOPE! They have AMAZING deals on ladders on BF! Those go VERY fast!!! If you want the ladders be there when the doors open!!!!), Batteries (HOT Battery Deals on Black Friday!), and of course cool Tool Gift Sets at Amazing prices and great deals on Power Tools & Shop Vacs etc. I even got my area rug that I have under my kitchen table at Home Depot on Black Friday! ooooo I ALSO Scored a new Faucet for my Bathroom for ONLY $19!!! They also have Hot Deals on Appliances at Home Depot on Black Friday, most of which the pricing goes into effect ahead of time, so check the week before or a few days before and see if the item you want is already marked down to get that off your list before Black Friday.
I scored a super cute Train Set a couple years ago at Home Depot Too!

LOWES ~ The Lowes Black Friday Deals have ALREADY STARTED! Check that out >>HERE<< The Last 2 Years I got Shelving on Black Friday Sales! I got some awesome VERY sturdy metal shelving for my stockroom only $45ea LOVE THEM!!!

DRUG STORES ~ Drug Stores have HUGE Lists of Items that will be FREE after Rewards. Plan ahead so you can be sure to snag thee deals. Many times they are MONEYMAKER if you use coupons too! I will have Coupon Matchups for Rite Aid, CVS & Walgreens.
I have RITE AID Black Friday Coupon Matchups >>HERE<<

TIP #5 GIFT CARD DEALS!
Watch for Gift Card Deals ALL MONTH!
Rite Aid has AMAZING MONEYMAKER Deals ALL Month on Gift Cards, earning Bonus PlentiPoints WYB them. SO take advantage of these ahead of time for stores you will be shopping at on Black Friday OR for Gifts at the Holidays.
TARGET Usually has Gift Cards will be Discounted In Store!

TIP #6 TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!
Be sure to have HEALTHY snacks and water bottles packed in your car, caffeine if necessary. BUT be careful on your fluid intake, especially if you'll be standing outside a closed store for any length of time waiting for it to open.
Protein is important if you think you're going to stay awake for 2 days straight. If you're like me you're a mom too, and having children it's not like we can go home and sleep all day after it's all over LOL!
Also pack things like Ibuprofin, facial tissues, bathroom tissue (better to have some in case stores run out LOL).
Don't leave home without needed prescription either! That could be DISASTROUS!
Layer your clothing so you can take things on and off between standing in outdoor lines for long periods of time and hot crowded stores.
Fill your car with gas ahead of time.

Tip #7 TOYS
Personally, I don't buy much for Toys on Black Friday,
in fact I don't think I bought a single toy last year in stores on Black Friday.
TARGET has a HUGE 70% CLEARANCE Sale on Toys Every January & July,
so I focus on my toy gift shopping then.
I also use 90% TARGET Holidays Clearance scores from throughout the year for my Stocking Stuffers, and smaller giftables.
I pretty much stalk for 70% Clearance in ALL department throughout the year, with gifting in mind!
For Dress Up Clothing & Accessories at Christmas Time for my girls I hit up after Halloween Clearance Sales!
To Follow My TARGET Couponing Group Click >>HERE<<

HAVE FUN!!!
~ Pam ECM
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