It is possible, but you need to be savvy.
If you weren’t aware, this year Black Friday has landed directly on payday, So, it makes sense that a lot of us will be trying to get our Christmas shopping finished (or started – we’re not judging) in the sales. It’s a great idea to save on all your Christmas gifts, but you need to know how to be sharp with your tactics. Unfortunately, if you go in without a game plan, there’s a chance you won’t come out with anything! So, here’s our advice on how to tackle the sales and get your gifts ready all in one day.
Prepare in advance
He’s making a list and checking it twice, and you should be doing the same thing! Your Christmas shopping list needs to be thorough, with plan B’s and plan C’s, and potentially a few plan D’s. Sale shopping for gifts can be risky business, because once it’s gone, it’s gone, and if you don’t quite make it in time to get a certain product before it sells out, you don’t want to be left panicking. So, make sure everyone on your list has back up options, just in case.
Stick to a budget
We know sale shopping can all be very exciting, and it’s easy to get carried away. But that doesn’t mean you need to buy every fantastic deal you come across (sorry). Work out roughly how much money you need for everyone’s gifts (including the back ups!), and stick to that. You don’t want to break the bank unnecessarily this Christmas, plus, if you stick to your budget on gifts then there will be more to spend on Christmas food!
Know your stuff
This one might take a bit of research, but you need to go in prepared. Know which shops you need to go to, and make sure you know which other shops also sell the products you need in case the first store has sold out. The last thing you want is to be running round resembling a headless chicken, so making a mental note of which shops sell your needed items will save you a lot of time – and stress!
How are you getting your Christmas shopping finished around Black Friday? Do you have any extra tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments what they are, we always love to know your opinions!
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