Get ready, because Black Friday is just around the corner! Are you prepared for some of the best Black Friday specials? The exciting part about recovery is that instead of spending money on drugs and alcohol, you can spend them on some great deals. When you are in active addiction, think about how much money that was wasted. In recovery we have the opportunity to use our money in a more productive way like pay our bills, food, and even spend money on Holiday presents for our family and friends! You can also learn some tips & tricks on how to prepare your shopping trip so you can catch all the Black Friday specials you want! Today, because of getting clean and sober, you don’t have to miss these fantastic Black Friday specials!
2013 Black Friday Specials
Walmart This year, Walmart is having three separate events to offer the greatest Black Friday specials to their customers. The first event starts at 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving evening (except where prohibited by law) and then their second event at 8:00 pm later that evening. Their third event will begin on Friday morning at 8 am. Each event lasts for about an hour and their small sales last all weekend while supplies last. To ensure that you don’t miss the sales in your area, you can verify the times at your local Walmart.
Best Buy This year, Best Buy is also having three separate waves of Doorbuster Black Friday specials for their guests. The first wave will begin at 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving evening, the second wave at midnight on Friday. Their third wave will be available at 10:00 am Friday morning. They are also having an online sneak peek at 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving night. Check out your local Best Buy for more sales and information.
Target The Black Friday specials for this year at Target start at 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving night and lasts until Saturday, while quantities last. Check out more sales and times at your local Target.
KmartThe motto for Kmart this year is “More Christmas. More deals.” They too are hosting a triple door buster event with tons of Black Friday specials for you. Not only does Kmart offer layaway, but are offering Black Friday specials online as well. Their first event starting on Thanksgiving morning at 6:00 am and lasting until 5:00 pm and their second event starting Thanksgiving evening at 7:00 pm until 3:00 am. Their third and final event will begin on Friday morning at 6:00 am until noon. To find a Kmart near you for more information.
Black Friday Specials: Getting Prepared For the Big Day
Now that you know some of the biggest Black Friday events and times, it’s important to prepare yourself for the big day. Making a plan will help you spend your time and money wisely and you still are able to catch all of the Black Friday specials that you can!
Make a list of items you want to purchase. Look through the catalogs or online to see what sales you’re interested in. This will help you budget your money so you don’t overspend and result to impulsive buying.
Make a list of the stores you plan to visit. This will help you manage your time and arrive at the sale times. It will be helpful to organize your list either by store or store hours.
Take advantage of the Black Friday specials and ticket systems. Retail stores, such as Walmart, utilize a ticket system for their huge sale items; and they’re on a first come, first serve basis usually.
Collect coupons to help you save some extra cash on the big day. With smart phones these days, you can get the coupons right on your phone screen, but by printing them out and presenting documentation can help avoid confusion in those long lines.
Dress comfortably and appropriately; depending on where you live, it could be very cold on Black Friday. Bring a jacket, that way you could take it off if it gets too warm in the store.
Don’t forget to compare prices so you can get what you need for the lowest price possible. Some of the top retailers could be holding similar Black Friday specials, and by you researching which price is better, you could save money.
Now that you know where to go for Black Friday specials, and prepped your strategy to tackle the biggest shopping day of the year, it’s also very important to know that you shouldn’t trade one addiction for another. Yes, you are clean and sober but don’t let that turn into a shopping addiction. Moderation and balance is very important; stay away from impulsive buying and overspending for something. So, without further adieu, happy shopping!Tags: Black Friday 2013, Black Friday specials, how to, shoppaholic, shopping addiction, tips & tricks