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Top Black Friday Sales + How to Shop Them

Posted On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping

If you follow me on Twitter, then you saw my tweet about people in Ohio who lined up for Black Friday sales 10 days in advance.
Well, you clearly don’t have to be that crazed to score some major sales this Black Friday. From clothes and accessories that start at just $5 {thanks H&M} to beauty essentials for 10 bucks, you’ll have no problem finding goods for yourself or holiday gifts for the ones you love. And since “Black Friday” sales now start on Thursday {or even earlier!} for many retailers, you can start shopping now or at least devise your game plan. There are so many deals out there and it’s hard to navigate where to go {either in store or online}, so I’ve compiled 10 top Black Friday sales.

Black Friday Survival Guide

Posted On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, How To, shopping

In addition to blogging here for Looking Fly on a Dime, I’m a contributing writer for the fashion site, StyleBlazer. Of course I had to share a piece I wrote for them on Black Friday.

Black Friday is almost here. You’ve been gearing up for this all year and reading up on the stores you want to attack {check out for the major retailers’ sales}. That’s great but now you need a survival guide for the big day. Having a game plan can mean the difference between snagging a must have item and walking away empty-handed.

Here are some last-minute tips to make your Black Friday shopping a success.

Shop Solo:
Lets admit it, sometimes us ladies like to shop in groups. Well, not today. Split off from your chicas so you can divide and conquer. When you go to one store and she goes to another, it’s like you’re in two places at once. If you strike out at your store maybe she’ll find something at hers. And vice versa. Just communicate with each other ahead of time and while you’re shopping so you can tell the other what you’re in the market for.

Black Friday Shopping Tips

Posted On Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Filed Under: How To, Sale Alert, shopping

Thanksgiving is only two days away and that means Black Friday will be here faster than you can say gobble gobble. I’ve never participated in this “shopping holiday” but I’ve compiled a few tips to take advantage of the door buster deals. Of course you want to have a solid list and budget, plot out your shopping route and dress comfortably, but below are a few more tips to make your Black Friday excursion go as smoothly as possible.

  • Is It Really a deal?

It’s easy to assume that something is a major sale if the store tells you so, but do some quick research ahead of time. That flat screen Toshiba that you’re lining up at 3am for may only be 50 bucks off the original price. Some stores honor price matches, so if a competitor is offering that flat screen for $100 less, speak to a store manager about matching the price.

  • Prioritize Purchases

Toys, electronics and jewelry tend to be the first items to go. So if you’re looking for a game you promised your niece or nephew, scope that out before you go looking for a chunky cardigan or over the knee boots.

  • Research Your Electronics

On such a hectic day, customer service isn’t exactly at it’s peak. If you need to ask a sales associate about the difference between two digital cameras, understand that you’re not going to get the attention {or any attention} you need during such chaos. Once again, do your research ahead of time on multiple products so you can make an informed decision if your first choice is sold out.

  • Stay at Home

Some people just don’t have the patience to deal with crowds on Black Friday. If that’s you, shop from the comfort of your home. Some of the sales aren’t as deeply discounted, but they’re still great bargains and if you’re shopping for gift, you can ship it directly to the recipient. Some stores even have pre-Black Friday sales that are going on right now {like Amazon, Best Buy and Target} and Cyber Monday sales always offer super savings.

For a list of Black Friday sales, ads and circulars, visit and check here for Cyber Monday deals. For last minute announcements and sales, follow your favorite stores and websites on Twitter.

Do you plan on hitting up the stores for Black Friday? What tips would you offer up?

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