Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday shopping can be intense and intimidating, but it can also be worth it. Here are some tips from OfficeMax and Office Depot. I also threw in a few of my own.

Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Tips for Black Friday Shopping #ODOMXBlackFriday

Make a list: Make a very detailed list, but include back up items. Since many deals run out quickly, it’s good to have another item as a plan B.

Pick partners wisely: If you are going to bring people, make sure they are on a similar path as you. Black Friday is not a day for browsing or window shopping.

Have a budget: How much do you want to spend on each person? How much do you want to spend in total? It’s easy to just swipe the credit card all day. Make sure you keep your budget in mind.

Check online: So many stores have their Black Friday deals available online now. Last week I actually found a Black Friday coupon code that worked towards my online order. Sometimes you don’t need to leave your house to take advantage of the hot deals. Check out Office Depot’s deal center that is already packed with awesome finds.

Wear comfy shoes: This may seem like a given, but you may be surprised. I have boots that I thought were beyond comfy. After a long day of trekking about, they proved me way wrong. Stick with some tried and trusted gym shoes or your favorites.

Use apps: I just talked about how helpful Shopular can be. Apps can definitely make your day flow more smoothly.

Have fun with it: Sure it might be a crazy day, but you can still make it fun! Download Elf Yourself on your smartphone. Elf your dog, elf your boss, elf everyone while you wait in checkout lines. No stress there!

What Kind of Black Friday Shopper are you?

Tips for Black Friday Shopping #ODOMXBlackFriday

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Are you venturing out on Black Friday? Or, waiting until Cyber Monday to shop?

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20 Comments

  1. Neither. Don’t have anything I need to shop for. I shop year round.

  2. I will be waiting for cyber Monday and I already have taken advantage of some awesome deals I already found online. Love the fact I can do it all without leaving the house and dealing with the stress.

  3. Melissa Pezza says:

    I wish I’d seen this post earlier! These are great tips. I’m gearing up to just go out and fight the crowds the old fashioned way. =(

  4. These are all great tips! I would definitely have to drink way more than that one cup of coffee though. 🙂

  5. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says:

    These are some great tips, I’m hunting for deals right now! I feel more prepped!

  6. Lynda Del says:

    These are great tips! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Dawn Lopez says:

    Ooh I love this, making a game plan is totally necessarily! I am a huge sucker for Cyber Monday too! Bring on the awesome holiday deals!

  8. Cathy @ Our Mini Family says:

    I definitely did most of my shopping online first, and then later today I went out to a few stores I know had specific in-store deals! Great tips!

    ~Cathy~
    OurMiniFamily.com

  9. Elizabeth @ Being MVP says:

    What great tips! I ventured out a bit but did some shopping online as well.

  10. Chelley @ AisForAdelaide says:

    Great post! As the kids get more into gifts, I’ll have to get out there!

  11. Now those are some great tips. We went out for a bit but didn’t have a real good plan, so it was kind of a bust. Now we know… ha

  12. Great tips. I shopped online today and avoided the crowds, but I am probably going out tomorrow.

  13. These are great tips! I have seen a lot of friends that did well today shopping. It was a bit crazy out there shopping.

  14. I fought with myself about going out there today and ended up staying home except to run for pizza for dinner. I should have braved it using your tips!

  15. this is the first year in a long time that I didn’t go black Friday shopping. I feel like I missed out for sure.

  16. Aimee Smith says:

    I am an online shopper for sure! These are great tips for getting some great deals though!

  17. I love the chair idea. super cute.

  18. Lisa Bristol says:

    These are great tips. I will be going out this year for the first time.

  19. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says:

    Thanks for these tips, I used some of them yesterday!

  20. Tiffany (A Moms Take) says:

    Maybe next year I’ll shop on Black Friday. I didn’t shop this year but these are great tips to keep in mind for when I do shop on Black Friday.

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