Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the entire year, it is the season when prices are the most competitive and there are amazing discounts and promos to take advantage of. Nevertheless, it can be quite easy to miss these juicy offers, because not only are they timed, there are thousands of other people just like you hunting these offers and hoping to grab them before they get sold out. So what should you do differently? These six tips promise not to leave you stranded.

1. Make a Wish List

Black Friday deals can tempt you to plunge into a shopping frenzy, but don’t fall for it. It’s safer to know what you’re hunting for and direct your efforts to finding the best deals for that item. Writing a wish list will help you decide the best places to go shopping and what offers to look out for.

2. Start Early

Black Friday shopping is like a treasure hunt with a countdown, there’s really no time to stop for a strategy session. The juicy offers could be sold out by the time you’re done. Instead, do your homework days before that Friday. Check out the deals your preferred stores are offering and when those sales will begin. 

3. Compare Prices

To pin down the best deals, take some time to compare discount offers across different stores for the item you wish to purchase.  Also, ensure that there’s a genuine price reduction on the offer. In many cases, there could be certain terms and conditions that are not boldly stated.

4. Set Up Price Alerts

To ensure you don’t miss any of the best deals as they come in, set price alerts and reminders on your mobile phone for the online stores that you’re keeping your eye on.

5. Beware of Scams

Don’t let the excitement of unbelievable offers lead you to fall prey to dubious offers. Shop with only trusted stores and if an offer looks too good to be true, it just might be. So double-check the site you’re buying from and don’t leave your card details on just any e-commerce site.

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