Black Friday Tips and Tricks

Easy hacks to save you from stressful shopping experience

Emma Heyd, Reporter

Everyone has Thanksgiving traditions they follow every year. One of the most common traditions is Black Friday shopping. Typically, this day is fun and cheerful, but sometimes, the stress of it can take a toll on you and your family. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the best deal for your buck:

Get to that specific store as early as you can. This may mean getting there on Thursday night after you finish eating your Thanksgiving turkey. Getting to a store earlier can mean being in the front of the line and making into the store sooner.

Use any and every coupon that you can put your hands on. Lots of homes get  a newspaper or a flyer that often include coupons for many different retailers. Making a list of items you are interested in ahead of time will speed up your shopping.

Bring lots of friends and family to help you make it through the long day. Having extra hands to pick up, carry or push a loaded cart or two is very helpful. Try dispersing your helpers among the stores you need to shop, or even throughout different departments of the same store.

Do not get frustrated if the item you wanted runs out of stock. You may be able to get it on sale later on. Many stores discount merchandise at the end of a season anyways.  

Remember, Black Friday should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Take it easy, stay positive, be organized and enjoy the deals you are able to snatch.