5 Ways To Get The Most Out of Black Friday

Myka Javier

Everyone is looking forward to early deals and big discounts this Black Friday. Here's how to make the most out of your shopping experience.

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When it comes to shopping, Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year. Whether in-store or online, everyone hopes to score the best deals on their to-buy list. And although there will be some hurdles with product shortages and longer delivery times this year, getting an early start is always the best way to go!

We’ve got some 5 tips to help you prepare and get the most out of Black Friday.

Plan Ahead – Do Your Research

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Before you begin, you will need to set a plan that’s suitable for your budget. So first things first, create a list of the items you want to buy. Second, research those products and reviews from different brands so you can compare qualities. Then prioritize them based on which items will be harder to get. Most importantly, you should also know about return and exchange policies from retailers you’ll be shopping with just in case. It’s always good to be prepared.

Check Deals on Ads and Apps

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A lot of retailers start their ads and promotions for Black Friday weeks before the actual shopping day. Aside from doing your research, you can find these ads by downloading their apps, joining email lists, and following them on social media to stay ahead of offers. This way, you can take advantage of early sales that can help you save a lot of time and money. Make sure to check places you might not normally shop from too, as they might offer better savings locally. 

Start Early

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Some stores already offer Black Friday deals a week before Thanksgiving or hold three separate days of deals events with curbside pickups. With deals going off early, hot products might sell out faster or might take longer to arrive at your doorstep, too. This is especially true for toys and electronics like TVs, game consoles, and PCs. Starting to shop early is always the best strategy to get the items you want or need.

Prepare to Price-Match

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Price-matching is when retailers lower their marked price to match a competitor’s price. Typically, you will need to bring proof such as a print ad or a screenshot of a competitor’s offer of the same item you want to get a lower price of. However, price-matching policies tend to differ from each store, so be sure to always check first.

Map Out Your Stops

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Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, planning your stops will help you get the most out of your Black Friday. Prioritize your stops based on the season’s hottest items since they may run out fast. You can also check the store’s website or app to check available items as well as specific hours for sales. And remember to take advantage of curbside pickups as some retailers offer it as well.

Use Knowz Before You Go This Black Friday

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Now that you’ve set out your shopping strategy, what would be a great tool to stay further ahead this coming Black Friday? Knowz is the answer!

Knowz let’s you check out your favorite stores’ current status all within one app! See if stores are open, find curbside pickups, get the best deals, and more only on Knowz. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask and get answers on the Knowz app so you can go through your holiday shopping efficiently. 

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