Tips for Black Friday

Nov 22, 2018 8:07:00 AM / by Collington Care Consultant

On Black Friday in 2017, U.S. retailers made $7.9 billion according to Adobe Analytics. If you have the courage to go shopping on Black Friday this year, follow these Black Friday tips to make your experience shopping in the DC area less stressful.


Black Friday 

Start Planning Early

Most businesses start their sales at the beginning of November. Be sure to track the deals

throughout the month since some discounts increase as Black Friday approaches. Sign up for emails to get the latest deals and discounts from your favorite stores. You can always unsubscribe after the holidays!


Do Research

Check for Black Friday deals online or in newspapers and magazines. Print or cut out coupons and information on discounted items. Check various stores for the best pricing on particular items. The first deal you see isn’t always the best!


Know What You Want

Keep your eyes on the prize! Make a list of what Black Friday sale items you want and need in order of importance. Once you walk into a store, know exactly where to go first.


Shop with Family and Friends

Black Friday shopping doesn’t always need to be stressful. Shop with family and friends to make your holiday shopping more fun and enjoyable.


Stick to Your Budget

Set a limit for what you are willing to spend. Here’s how to set a budget for Black Friday and stick to it.


Don’t Go Black Friday Shopping

Many retail stores have sales before and after Black Friday, so avoid the hassle altogether and shop online without the crowd. If you hate shopping, try sales on Cyber Monday instead and be sure to take a look at these Cyber Monday tips.



Have a wonderful and safe holiday with your family, friends, and fellow Collington residents. Remember to be thankful for the things you have already!