Reply To This For A Chance To Win 1 of 3 BFAds Golden Shirts

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Postby newkirk32 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:39 pm

1. Research the ads
2. Bring a buddy, good for line spot saving and checkout line standing
3. Leave the kids at home, especially if you are sitting outside in a line

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Postby GinaBeana87 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:36 am

1. Make a list!
2. Always bring some cash in case the CC machines go down.
3. Have a partner so you can divide and conquer!

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Postby shomedamony » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:10 am

1)Pay attention to where you park. Don't take the space where you have to wait on traffic to get out of your spot. Leave yourself easy exit to the road so you can get out of the parking lot to the next store quick.

2)Don't use the store buggys, The traffic jams in the store are as bad as the parking lot. Try to carry your things and order the big stuff online

3)Don't break into/cut the lines, either waiting to get into the store or checking out. It will give you bad charma

Some great tips in this thread, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

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Postby fosterfamily2011 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:44 am

1. Make a list and see what you can price match to save a few trips.
2. Set up a game plan of priority hard to get items and if you have help divide the list between people
3. wait to get a cart until after you have your priority items as they are hard to navigate through the crowds.

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Postby bfshoppermom » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:43 pm

teknoge3k wrote:
blue3715 wrote:1. don't buy on impulse, know what you need before you go


I disagree with this. If you want it, buy it. You can always take it back and get your money back. You can't go back and get those savings though.


But if you only have $500 bucks to shop for 3 kids and you get too caught up in store 1...you could regret it by store 3 when you can no longer afford planned "get" at that store...so "overbuying" does require some wiggle room in budget and not everyone has that...

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Postby caravaggio » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:59 pm

1. Know what you need. Looking for a computer, make sure what you're looking at has everything you need. Getting a tv to play blurays? Make sure it has HDMI ports and if it doesn't come with a cable buy one.
2. Never buy hdmi cables on BF. Monoprice.com
3. Decide if the savings are worth waiting X hours.

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Postby valkyriemarie » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:20 pm

1-Do your research. If you know what you want before ads are released, look at current prices and models...that way when sales come out you know how much of a deal it is and if you are getting a watered down version.

2-Don't shun shopping online nor in store until you have tried it in your area already. Usually a combination of both results in a stress free and extra fun experience.

3-If you plan to shop online, make sure you are already signed up and payment info saved. Many offer a "quick pay" option to ensure you get the item in your cart before they are all spoken for. Refresh!

Long time member, have always referred you all out. Thank you for the continual support over the years. It always makes a difference.

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Postby happyfan » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:11 am

1. Have a copy of the ads. Never know when you need a price match or to make sure your item is rang up correctly. As the old saying goes: better to have it and not need it than to need it but not have it.
2. Learn what patience is. It will be a virtue come zero hour. And during the checkout process.
3. Never, ever, no matter what, wear open toe shoes if you go BFing in store.

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Postby mabrey » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:58 am

1. Plan shopping lists ahead of time from BFAds.net - Include store name, Time opening, item, size, price & paper ad page number. (very important if item doesn't ring up correctly )
2. Shop online 1st. This helps you get more of the deals without all of the hassle.
3. Enjoy yourself & have fun it's part of the experience of Black Friday Shopping.

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Postby Shopgirl2119 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:54 am

1. Check out ads and compare them online with sites like bfads.net to make sure you have found all available deals
2. Check the times to make sure you know what stores to hit first and then compile an organized list
3. Mentally and physically (dress appropriately) prepare yourself to embrace the madness but most importantly HAVE FUN!! :D

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Postby sportymonkey » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:53 am

1) Be courteous!! Please don't fight that old lady for the last jar of pickle relish! We've all seen and heard the horror stories of people fighting over this and that. Did you know that if you are first in line or near a pallet; asking people around you will not only make someone's day, you're like lessly going to get trampled? Sometimes it's better to be courteous than a scrooge.
2) Sort your list by store. Then by Needs, wants, and maybes. That way you are going for the needed stuff first and can think about your 'maybe' items while waiting in line.
3) Walmart or any high traffic store: instead of using a cart; grab a trash can on wheels. You can easily park it out of the way (securing the lid first ofcourse) and serpentine through the cart traffic jam.

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Postby ooops944 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:38 am

1) Spend some time fully reviewing all of the ads on bfads.net prior to the sales so you can compare from store to store.
2) Dress in layers. You may be cold outside, but once in the store, you will be sweating to death.
3) Carry hard copies of the ads to avoid problems and be able to price match.

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Postby nikkigirl01 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:20 pm

Wear good, comfortable shoes.
Make a list/plan ad carry your hard copy ads with you.
BE KIND AND POLITE to the staff at the stores. (Trust me, one of us want to be working retail on BF, and dealing with someone who is an asshole for NO reason, just makes it ten times worse.)

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Postby ~~Darci~~ » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:22 pm

1. Know the layout of the store
2. Cross body purse or wristlet no big purses.
3. Don't buy something just because it's cheap! Stick to your list!

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Postby nimpa411 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:43 pm

1.) Always check and keep up with BFAds for all the latest info.
2.) Keep reminding husband where he going to be on said day(s) DO NOT make other plans, than being with me at those said times.
3.) Always keep some cash on hand. Sometimes those stupid computers crash, and I have been there left standing with a cart full with only them to say sorry our computers are down, your going to wait.



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