Shop with a friend.

Not only is it more fun to shop with someone you love, but it can be helpful too! If there are a few must have items on your list, you can work together to find them. Your friend can visit the electronics section for the video game you want while you are in the toy aisle finding another item on your list.

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Use the searchable database to help.

One amazing and free feature available to our users is the free 2016 Black Friday database. This even has a search feature built into it! This allows you to look for the item you want to find out where you will find it and even the price you will pay. As you are out shopping and find something in the store, you can quickly search to see if it is on sale elsewhere at a lower price. This ensures that you buy it at the right location.

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Leave the kids at home.

My kids talk about wanting to come with me every year. However, they know that it is not an option. It is not because I don’t want to spend time with them, but it is because of the patience required. There is a lot of standing in line. No one likes to hear “I’m bored” or “Can’t we go home?”. Leave them with your spouse or a friend and just enjoy your shopping day.

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Price check in the store.

When I shop, I have my list in one hand and my phone in the other. As I find the items I want, I always do a quick scan to check to see if it is less expensive elsewhere. They way I do this is by using Amazon. Their app has a feature which allows you to scan the barcode of the products right in the store. This last year, we saved more than $50 just by using the app. The price was less on Amazon than it was in the store. As we found the discounted item, it was added to the cart in the store. Remember, not every… Read More

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Shop on Wednesday.

Sometimes, the Black Friday prices are not always the lowest price. Visit the store on Wednesday to find out.  You might find that the price listed is the same as, if not lower than, what you will find in a couple of days. Go ahead and grab that item  while you can. This is also true with finding the hot holiday toys. If you find one in the store before the shopping frenzy hits, grab it to ensure you have one for Christmas. This is also the time to figure out the other items you want and where they live in the store.  This way, when you get there on Friday,… Read More

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