November 13th, 2012
With businesses like WalMart, Target and Toys R Us announcing that they will open on Thanksgiving Day, the lines of Black Friday shopping have blurred into the Thanksgiving holiday. Amazon has announced that they will be providing Black Friday style savings that started last week and will continue on.
Some families are turning it into a tradition of eating early, napping, and then going shopping for the best deals. For some, it’s a way of making their limited budget go farther.
Some stores hold items back and then have a large unveiling for Black Friday. It’s still a good idea to scope out the stores, where they have merchandise, and create your plan.
So in today’s blog, we’re going to provide some resources so you can make your plan whether it’s online, or waiting in line.
The granddaddy of all sites is bfads.net. It was founded by a CalPoly student who would get ahold of Black Friday circulars before they were made available, and he would post them on his site. In the beginning, companies would hit him with a cease and desist order, but over time, they realized that it was a great way to get people excited about shopping, and now, he provides the circulars starting November 1st.
And don’t forget to plan in Cyber Monday when companies have additional sales!
Do you save up to buy something major during black friday? Or do you just do your holiday shopping? Or do you stay home and enjoy the quiet day?