We are less than a week away from a day many of us wait for, Black Friday. For businesses, it sets the tone for the holiday shopping season. For the deal hunter like me, it allows us to find the very best deals. So how do you create the perfect Black Friday shopping plan? If you want to get an A+ for shopping you need to have a plan!
Years ago to in you would have been waiting until the last minute for the flyers to arrive and scouring them for the very best deals but now you can do everything you need with ease. You would have been using a map to chart your course. Can you remember those days?
So how do you create a plan to will have you getting the best deals this Black Friday? Follow these Steps:
Every good plan starts with a budget. Know how much you will be spending in total and on each person. Often we can just hit the mall without a plan and when January hits we realize we blew the budget. Start your plan with a great foundation, your budget. The average Canadian family spends at least $1500.00 on Christmas and all the trimmings. How much of this will you spend on Black Friday?
Make a List
You know Santa makes a list, right? Just like Santa you want to have your own list. Know who you are buying for and who you are not. Know what you are thinking of buying for them. What are you hunting for? Did you know you can make your list of coveted items on your free Flipp app? If you have not downloaded this app yet, you want too. It makes every shopping day a breeze.
Check out the Flyers
Many of the Black Friday Flyers are already out! You can find sneak peeks of many of them now so you don’t have to create your plan late Wednesday night. One of the advantages of the app once you have added an item to your list, it will show you every flyer that has deals.
Example: You want to buy a new TV this Black Friday? Add TV to your shopping list. Flipp will show you where all the deals are closest to where you live.
Love to just browse and then make your list, you can do that too.
Once you have your list, found the perfect deals, its time for the action plan.
Shop with a Friend
One of the things I love about the Flipp app is you can share your list with a friend or loved one. You can divide and conquer. Things go well when it is a team effort. Think of it, you know some items have very limitied numbers. Flipp makes is easy to get everything on your list.
Know Where Everything Is
Ever found a great deal in a flyer and you are not familiar with the store layout? Flipp even has your back for this. With store mode, it shows you which aisle you need to shop in. Think of Store mode as your own personal GPS for in-store shopping.
By shopping with a friend and knowing where everything is, you are ahead of the crowds and are sure to get that A+ in Black Friday shopping.
If you are doing last minute Thanksgiving shopping you will also want to check out the rebates and coupons section of the Flipp app. If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals. Trust me the app is something you will be thankful to have on your phone. It’s a shopper’s best friend.
*This post is sponsored by my friends at Flipp, but the truth is I have been an active Flipp app user since it first came out. I love the app and my opinions are my own as always.