Black Friday Shopping Survival Tips

It’s the hugest, silliest and craziest shopping day of the year and it’s almost here. This time of year is exciting & thoroughly exhausting all at the same time. There will be aisles jammed with steal mongers and long lines leading to department stores’ cash registers to purchase those once a year bargains. Follow our top 5 survival tips for Black Friday shopping (you’re going to need this):

1. Catalog and web plus size retailers (such as Woman Within and Roamans) do pay attention to both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so that usually means a whole weekend of great deals on plus size apparel. Watch for some amazing coupons as our insiders say this Black Friday will be spectacular! Visit Plus Size Steals for sale announcements.
2. Avoid midnight department shopping. Stores love to use sales starting at midnight as marketing stunts but often times those sales disappoint. We want to make sure we have a good night’s rest for early morning shopping.
3. Have a game-plan. Start by mapping out the store the day before Thanksgiving. Let’s say you’re looking for a limited stock 45 inch TV- it’ll be useful to know where the electronics department lives within the store.
4. Create a ‘grocery list’ of items that you’re targeting. Having a hand written list is always helpful with time management.
5. Bring friends. Shopping is a social experience so why not enjoy it with friends? Besides, you’ll need someone to complain to about the pushy people and long lines!

Follow these tips and you’ll have a clear advantage on Black Friday.