It's time for everything Black Friday!
BLACK FRIDAY PREVIEWS
ToysRUs– Opens at 5pm on Thursday
Michael's– Opens at 7am
Bed Bath and Beyond– Opens at 6am
Petsmart– Opens at 7am
Five Below– Opens at 7am
Goody's– Opens at 6am
Gordmans– Opens at 5am
Guitar Center – Opens at 6am
Shopko– Opens at 4pm on Thursday and will remain open until 1pm on Friday
Costco– Opens at 9am
JCPenny– Opens at 3pm on Thursday and will remain open until 5pm on Friday
Office Depot and Office Max– Opens at 6am
CVS– Hours will vary by location
Craft Warehouse– Opens between 4am and 6am (Check your location)
Dell– Opens at 12am
Home Depot- Opens at 6am
Petco– Opens at 7am
Dollar General– Hours will vary by location
Sams Club- Opens at 7am
Belk– Opens at 6am
Rite Aid– Opens at 7am
Macy's– Opens at 5pm on Thursday until 2am on Friday. Then will reopen at 6am on Friday.
GameStop– Opens at 5am
Staples– Opens at 6am
BJ's– Opens at 7am
Half Price Books– Opens at 9am
Harbor Freight- Opens at 7am
Academy Sports– Opens at 5am
BLACK FRIDAY TIPS:
-Check out Amazon.com. The price wars between Walmart, Target, and Amazon are always strong and Amazon is matching and beating many deals while providing free shipping so check online before you shop.
-Be prepared. Before you head out to the store, research the Black Friday ads (which I will be posting as the become available) and outline exactly what you would like to purchase. And to be extra prepared, you can even research the layout of your store, so you'll know exactly where to head to grab the items on your list.
-Make your list before you go shopping. This will keep you focused and will definitely help to prevent you from being tempted to purchase additional items that are not on the list.
-Wear comfy shoes and appropriate outerwear and consider leaving the kiddos at home (if this is not possible, bring toys or other items to keep them entertained while shopping).
-Know your store's hours (some stores are opening on Thanksgiving night while others are waiting until the wee hours of Friday morning)
-Make an attack plan for the day with achievable goals.
-Plan that the roads will be busier.
-Remember to ask yourself whether the great deal you see is actually a great deal for you. You may also want to research online prices versus in-store prices, as you can often snag better deals online even when you factor in shipping costs. Plus, think about the time and gas saved when shopping online!
-Bring some snacks with you in case you find yourself in a large line.
-Don't forget your coupons at home!
-Keep those receipts! After the adrenaline rush is over, you may realize that you got caught up in the Black Friday craziness and purchased items that you really do not want. As long as you have the receipt, you should be able to return them and get a full refund.
-A cheap ticket price can often mean a cheap quality product. Spend some time researching products you may want to buy.
-Don't give up! If the item you are looking for is not on the shelf or display, check the front of the store where other shoppers may have left items they weren't sure about before checking out. Or, check with your cashier to see if someone happened to change their mind at the register and leave the item you were looking for there.
-If you can't find something that you want or miss out on a deal do not stress there is still Cyber Monday, and a month until Christmas.