Guess what? I am going to talk to you today about Thanksgiving weekend! Yes, I am! I am talking about this now because I have 3 Shopping Tips for Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping for you. I hope these helpful tips make your Thanksgiving weekend shopping, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, less stressful and more organized.
3 Tips For Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping
Once all the leftovers are in the fridge, the dishes are put away, and the football game is on TV, Thanksgiving dinner is officially over. But now’s not the time to relax. The Thanksgiving weekend is far from over.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the start of the busy holiday shopping season, and they pose a big threat to family budgets everywhere. Before you let these deals run away with your purse strings, check out my 3 tips for Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping, below.
*Keep Your Personal Line of Credit at Home
If you have a personal line of credit, you know how easy it is to use. It’s there in a pinch when things go wrong — whether it’s your car in need of unexpected repairs or your kid’s sudden trip to the clinic.
It’s easy to get used to your personal line of credit having your back whenever you need it. You might even reach for it when you spot a deal you can’t pass up.
But you’ll want to rethink your line of credit’s place in your shopping plan. Using it for presents and other goodies ties up your limit, leaving less of it available should a true emergency come around.
Leave your personal line of credit at home, and only break it out in case of an unexpected emergency. Wait to find out the personal line of credit requirements online before you apply.
As you dodge elbows of frenzied shoppers or furiously type in codes to snag a deal, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the Black Friday (which is Friday, November 29th), and Cyber Monday (December 2nd) experience.
To make sure you keep calm and collected as you browse, make sure you have a game plan for the big day. Knowing your spending limits, the people you are buying gifts for (make a list!), and the sales that are going on and where, can help you stay organized.
1. Your budget will let you know how much you can afford to spend on the weekend. If you spend some time with this spending plan, you might be able to reroute cash from unnecessary expenses and use it on Thanksgiving.
2. Having a list in your hand as you shop can make sure you don’t fill your cart with impulse items. Santa uses one, and what’s good for the big man himself is good for you, too.
3. Lastly, knowing where you can find the items on your list can help cut your shopping time in half. You’ll also avoid stores that pose nothing but a temptation to spend money on things you don’t need.
*Know Your Sales from Scams
The Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for retailers, shoppers, and scammers alike — which means, sometimes, that amazing deal you spot online is too good to be true.
Usually, a little common sense can help you avoid becoming a victim. But as scammers become more sophisticated, knowing what to look out for can help you spot subtle warning signs.
Shopping on Thanksgiving weekend can be super crazy, but it doesn’t have to throw your finances off for the rest of the year. Remember these tips to help navigate deals without overspending.
Below, are some helpful FREE printables to help keep you organized for the busy Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping! Enjoy!
FREE Printable Holiday Wishlists
To help keep you organized this holiday, I have created some free holiday wishlist printables for you! You can download it HERE or click the picture below, to download and print out!
People I Am Buying Gifts For Free Printable
Stores To Shop At Free Printable List:
Do you have any Shopping Tips For The Thanksgiving Weekend, you would like to share?