Tips for a Canadian Black Friday

Black Friday is next week! Get prepared with these hot tips:

Start Early: Narcity writes, "Black Friday deals don't just happen on Black Friday! Quite a few brands have already launched early sales, meaning you can score a deal on whatever you have your eye on right now. Some notable pre-Black Friday sales to take advantage of include those from Wayfair, Walmart, Best Buy and Bath & Body Works, which all have deals either on now or starting very soon.

Sign Up for Loyalty Programs: "Store loyalty programs often grant members early access to coupons, sales, and promotions, then let them earn rewards on what they buy. So sign up for Black Friday shopping alerts. In some cases, you can even find out whether the products you want are in stock or eligible to buy online and pick up at a store, which can save you money on shipping." (Consumer Report)

Prepare Your Cart: "Black Friday is a busy shopping day in Canada. According to FedEx, 44% of Canadians plan to buy gifts during the retail event. As it is so popular, products could very well sell out quickly once sales go live. To get the best chance of snagging what you want, it might be a good idea to get your shopping baskets ready beforehand, so that once the sale comes around, you can just hit '.'" (Narcity)

Stick to Your Budget: Consumer reports writes, "yes, this sounds simple. But Black Friday sales, especially the doorbuster specials available in limited quantities, are designed in part to get you into a store or shopping online so that the retailer can sell you stuff you weren’t intending to buy. It’s really easy to get caught up in the excitement and overspend. Decide ahead of time how much you want to your Black Friday shopping spree to cost, and do your best to resist impulse buying, especially if you’re not sure how good a deal is."

Shop Individual Brands: "While department stores like the Bay and multi-brand retailers like Sephora will likely have deals for Black Friday, it might also be worth looking at individual brand websites to see if you can score a better deal. Typically, individual brands may offer steeper discounts and may even have more products on offer than the department stores carry." (Narcity)

Happy Shopping!

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