3-Step Guide to Beating Black Friday 💪

It’s easy to get caught up in all the sales going on right now, even if they’re not that interesting. You know you need to buy gifts for family and friends, and everyone is offering some percentage off right now. Here is how to become the Black Friday Bandit (i.e. be so good at Black Friday deals you’re practically stealing).

Make a Hit List

If you don’t make a list of all the things you need and want to get, you can easily fall into the trap of buying things very cleverly advertised to you. Yes, that bathing suit is adorable. No, you don’t plan to go to the Bahamas anytime soon and your 65 year old auntie isn’t in the market for a bikini. Step away.

Write down:

  • Who need a gift
  • What kind of gift they would like - the more specific, the better
  • How much you are willing to spend on this gift

Plan the Attack

Every store has a list of sale items and amounts in advance. Some may already be on sale today. If you plan to do most of your shopping online, start adding things to your cart in advance of the sale so you can click the button when the time comes and rest easy.

Shop around and look for the cheapest prices for the items you’re looking for - Amazon likely isn’t the cheapest place to look. Dan’s Deals is a great place to find crazy discounts.

Sit Back and Relax

Now that the heist is over, sit back and relax. Don’t shop around, don’t try to find new deals. You’ve worked hard and prepared, and now you can go watch your favorite show or curl up with some hot cocoa.

Resist the urge to doom scroll, lest you find another thing to buy.

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