Six Tricks for Making the Most of Black Friday: Canucks’ Edition

Debt Free Deals, Debt-Free Finances

Black Friday: the all-American savings event that has migrated to Canada.

  1. Make a List and Check it Twice

Prepare for the chaos in advance by organizing yourself as much as possible. While you won’t likely need a full suit of armor to battle Canadian Black Friday mania, it is a good idea to have a short list to keep your purchases on track and on itinerary on route.

Trust me: a list will help you avoid spending (‘saving’ you will insist to yourself, teeth clenched and eyes wide, your hard earned money raining down around you as you stand at the checkout) a whole bunch of money on ‘great deals’ you have no use for.

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  1. Compare Prices Ahead of Time Using Online Resources

Here are a few websites to help you strategize like a savings guru:

 

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  1. Download an App to Take Deal Checking and Tracking on The Go

Try any one of these apps to maximize Black Friday savings:

  1. Don’t Expect to Price Match.

Price match guarantees are not applicable during Black Friday sales in many stores. If your strategy relies on making the most of a price match guarantee triple check by calling ahead to ensure you aren’t let down at the checkout.

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  1. Go Out Early

Black Friday fast fact: it begins on Thursday!

Black Friday sales have already begun. Many stores have sales starting on Thursday and extending until Sunday. Shops will often rotate deals throughout these days, so check for the hot ticket items you’re looking for in advance and show up to the store early (before open if you’re looking for something really rare like the legendarily impossible to snatch Hatchimal) in order to make sure to get what you came for.

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  1. Don’t be Afraid to Hold Out For Cyber Monday

Love online shopping? Hate crowded shops?

Perfect! Cyber Monday is the Black Friday of scooping up deals on the internet.

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Stay tuned to Debt-Free Darlin’ for an upcoming Cyber Monday Post!

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