Ready. Set. Shop! If you’re going to go for it, you may as well follow in the footsteps of thousands before you and fully immerse yourself in the Black Friday Madness this year, as post-pandemic shopping promises to pull out all the stops. If you’re a little more Becky Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic and less window-shopping sophisticate Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s; likewise you might want to show a little restraint and freeze your credit card in a block of ice this Black Friday. Or you could use sites like Reviewsbird to research consumer reviews on your holiday shopping must-haves, helping you be more selective once the day comes around. Some of the best department stores for Black Friday deals, like Kohls, Walmart, and Macy’s, might also be the busiest, so prepare for the unfolding frenzy.
When does Black Friday start in 2022?
Following Thanksgiving, sales start on the fourth Friday of every November; Black Friday falls on 25 November this year.
How long do Black Friday sales last?
No longer confined to a single day, you can give in to your shopping obsession over multiple occasions as early as October and throughout November. Retailers will most likely start to build the holiday shopping hype with an early array of deals and promotions; however, good things are worth waiting for, and you will most likely find the best sales come 25 November. If you can’t make it in-store and can’t bear to hit refresh multiple times while online shopping sites crash under the load, then Cyber Monday might be more your thing.
What time should you go Black Friday shopping?
The timing of your shopping trip could depend on the store you are aiming to visit or browse online. Sign up for your favorite retailers’ newsletters and regularly visit their sites and social media pages to stay updated on timings. Many brick-and-mortar stores hold the tradition of early morning opening hours, so you may need to pack some of those Thanksgiving leftovers and get there well ahead of time.
How do people prepare for Black Friday shopping?
There are many ways you can prepare for Black Friday shopping, but in a nutshell, it’s all about the preparation, so you won’t be able to wing it on this one if you want to get the best deals. Once you have compiled your shopping list, you should check out reviews on the products you’re interested in. Whittle down your wish list accordingly, and then put together a rock-solid budget that works for you. Prioritize the stores selling your favorite items first and get there early to avoid long queues and subsequent disappointment. Studies of consumer behavior indicate that one-third of Black Friday shoppers are likely to be venturing in-store to fulfill their holiday shopping; cue the crowd factor. If you aim to make purchases online, have the sites open and ready in your browser; also, it will make checking out faster if your items are already saved in a wishlist. The essential part about immersing yourself in Black Friday Madness is having fun; after all, a little retail therapy goes a long way.
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