Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Radio Shack and Acorn Influence. I have received products and/or compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way. #GiftSmart #BlackFriday #CyberMonday
Black Friday has always brought my family together. My sister and I would get up at some crazy hour of the morning (3 AM, anyone?) and head to the mall, and my mom would meet us for an early lunch sometime around 9:30 AM. My sister and I have always love the thrill of the deal and the energy of the crowds on Black Friday, even though my mom could do without the early morning rush.
Successful Black Friday shopping requires a plan, how many of these practices do you follow?
1. Read the Circulars & Online Ads
I scour the circulars, online ads, and store ads from the paper looking for items that are on my lists. For example, I saw in the Radio Shack Black Friday ad the Beats Solo headphones were $100 off their regular price – and I am allowed to buy up to 3 pairs. Yes, please!
My sister, mom, and I always make a big deal out of the newspaper ads on Thanksgiving Day. We each take a stack and pass around, letting each other know of the deals we see.
2. Write Out a Plan for Where You Can Find the Best Deals – and When
Black Friday requires a plan of sorts, at least if you are going to hit the best deal at the right time. I keep a list of what items I need and the price and the time of the sale. Here’s a printable so you can keep track of your Black Friday shopping lists!
Radio Shack has a price match guarantee, so you won’t have to waste time running from store to store trying to get the best prices. In addition, if a product is out of stock in store, they will try to locate it somewhere else in their inventory and ship the item to your home for free!
3. Prioritize High Value Items, Like Electronics, While Shopping
In my shopping experience, I have found it valuable to seek out deals on electronics on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. My sister loves to work out, so I thought these Jaybird Freedom Sprint headphones from Radio Shack might be a good choice for her. I always hate trying to keep my cords from tangling, so the idea of bluetooth headphones that fight listener fatigue seems really appealing.
I am excited to see that Radio Shack has a variety of toys available for my science-loving boys too. I think they would be particularly excited by the Make It: Robotics Kit I saw at Radio Shack. This item has all the parts needed for you to create your own walking or rolling robot. Totally cool, right?
Let me know what great deals you score at Radio Shack this holiday on quality electronics and toys!