Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blog Challenge: Day 2

Today's topic is Black Friday/General Shopping Tips.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to navigating the crowds!

I have to admit that I have avoided Black Friday the past few years in exchange for Internet shopping and collecting gifts throughout the year.  There are a few items on my gift list this year that I could definitely save some money on if I shop Black Friday this year.  I’m still deciding if I will brave the crowds or not.  These are my shopping tips, good for all Christmas shopping not just Black Friday!

1.       Make your gift list: know who you are shopping for and how much you will spend.

2.       Gather the ads and make a game plan.  Figure out what stores are on your agenda and which ones you will hit first.

3.       Bring a shopping buddy.  Black Friday is no time to go it alone!

4.       Stick to your list, but set aside a little extra money for must have items not included on your list.

5.       Dress in layers.  Don’t bring a big, heavy parka: you will get hot and it will be a nuisance to tote around.  (I learned this the hard way one year)

6.       Don’t forget to swing by Starbucks!

7.       Most importantly, BE NICE!  I get absolutely disgusted when I read about people getting trampled to death over a material item.  Black Friday can bring out the worst in people, so try and spread a little good cheer around!

If you simply don't want to face the crowds on Black Friday, sleep in and shop online!! 

(All pictures taken from Google Images)

Have fun, find some great deals, and be safe!!


SayRah said...

Great tips! And I love your new look..so festive! :)

Molly said...

Wonderful tips! I put a few of the same ones on mine as well, great minds think alike :)

Thanks for sharing with us!

- - - Abby K - - - said...

Great Tips! And you can never forget Sbux! ;)

Haven's Mom said...

"Be nice"- might be one of the best tips I've read! :)

Emily said...

Awesome tips, and I LOVE your blog theme, it's beautiful. I'm your newest follower :)

Kit said...

I love these! Thanks for sharing these tips!!!! Being nice is the most important!

LivKit said...

Awesome tips!

Michelle said...

I love tip no. 7. It's just stuff.

Jessie said...

I agree you can't forget the Starbuks! Yeah for coffee!

kelly, said...

Hey, your blog looks just like mine!! LOved your tips. The dress in layers is very smart. If i have a coat on when shopping for anything i go nuts!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Dressing in layers is BRILLIANT!!! Duh!