Monday, November 25, 2013

8 Ways to Save Money & Get Organized for Black Friday!

It's almost time for BLACK FRIDAY and if you intend to get out and fight the crowd then this blog is for you!!  

Black Friday is a great day for saving money but it can be difficult to know if you are getting the best deal and the day can turn into a financial disaster if you don't do your homework and set some guidelines for yourself.   Here are a few tips to help you get organized, save money and maintain some level of sanity during the chaos!

  1. Set a budget.  Do not allow yourself to venture out on Black Friday without some guidelines of how much you will spend.  Balance your checkbook, transfer your holiday savings and know your limits!
  2. Arrange trade lists with friends.  You cannot be in two places at once...but chances are that you have a friend that will be in one of the two stores that you need to shop.   Arrange a trade-off so that both of you can get the items you are looking for.
  3. Get a babysitter.  Get a babysitter.  Get a babysitter.  Avoid the stress of getting your child in and out of the car, standing in lines and the chaos of Black Friday by having a friend or family member watch your child.  
  4. Use social media for additional savings - many of your favorite stores will offer additional coupons just for following them via social media!
  5. Read the fine print to know exactly when and where your best deals are located.
  6. Black Friday Apps will help you find the deals you are looking for and allow you to shop while you stand in line!
  7. Plan your Black Friday Shopping to help you get more done and reduce anxiety.  Determine which stores you need to hit first for the best deals.
  8. Enjoy the day!  Although there are many great deals available, keep in mind there will be many more to come in the next few weeks.  Maintain the attitude of Gratitude that you celebrated on Thursday as you head out on Black Friday!
Good luck and happy holiday shopping!

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Michael Lasson
Sr. Residential Mortgage Lender

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Suite B
PO Box 1449
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Direct:  (573) 746-7211
Cell: (573) 216-7258

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