5 ways to get the most out of Black Friday
Black Friday is tomorrow (or today) and I hope you’re ready because here are my top five ways to get the most out of the best shopping day of the year!!
1. Start early
More and more places are starting their Black Friday sales earlier and earlier. It seems like each year the thought is “if I start my Black Friday deals before you start yours, than I win.” But, let’s be honest, do they really win?
So tonight, get to your couch early . Grab your hot cocoa. Put in Christmas Vacation and say cheers! You’re starting your day at home early.
2. Plan your trips
Traffic is going to be crazy, especially here in the A. I can’t even begin to imagine how terrible it will be trying to get down Peachtree. Bleh.
So, the only trips you need to be planning on your Black Friday is how many times you’re going to the coffee pot. Because let’s be honest, who wants to get out in all that mess and get the bird from grandma and those crazy dance moms?
Not you. You just want the couch and coffee.
3. Do your research
Every store is claiming to have the best deals on the one item you need. How do you know where to get it? Who’s going to have the best bang for your buck? Who cares? Get it in Amazon.
The only research you need to do is to figure out how much football you can watch and how long you have to get another beer during commercial breaks. No one wants to wait in line forever only to find out Wally World had just one of those items on super clearance and you missed out.
4. Take a friend
The lines are long. The traffic is bad. The people are mean. So, why do it by yourself?
Most of the time it’s just not fun to watch football and Christmas movies without your friends. You can cheer together, throw hot wings at the tv together when your team gives up the long play, and you can cry together during the closing song of White Christmas. Doesn’t that sound nice?
You can’t do any of those things while you’re waiting in line at Office Depot for that printer you don’t really need. So, invite some friends over and just sit on your couch.
5. Just don’t go
Listen, let’s have a candid moment of honesty. Black Friday is the “5th grader at summer camp” armpit of America. We spend the whole previous day sitting around being thankful only to mash someone’s face in the next day because they got in line first for the super clearance deal of the decade. It really is frightening when you think about it. So, if you want to get the most out of your Black Friday, just stay at home. Spend time with your kids. Spend time with your friends. Sleep in. Drink coffee. Watch football. The best Black Fridays are filled with memories of wonderful people, not things consumed that eventually find their way into the attic.
These are my top 5 ways to enjoy your Black Friday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.