Holidays mean family, food, adventures, shopping, presents, and all sorts of fun. It also means one of the biggest shopping events of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Luckily it doesn’t always have to be breaking the bank for everything.
Make a list and create a budget — As usual, you always want to make a list and budget and STICK TO THEM!! Creating a list of things to buy will keep from random purchases that may seem like a good deal but will eventually add up and hurt your bank account. Also don’t forget that your budget should have a little wiggle room, just in case.
Research first and have a plan — After you’ve made the list of items to purchase, research posted Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. This way you’ll know where to go, which items to buy at each store, and which items to buy online.
Keep all receipts — Of course, no matter how much planning we do, there’s also the possibility of purchasing something that just isn’t necessary. To help this, it is a good idea to keep all receipts for purchases made. That way if you need to return anything or make any exchanges, you’ll have them ready.
Are you going Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday shopping this year? If so, share with me in the comments below!