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Postby prettyinpink2904 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:42 pm

Hey All!

We wanted to start this thread for two reasons:
One to say thank you to all of our forum members for being so amazing and sticking with BFAd's throughout the years! Secondly, we have created a contest strictly for the forum members!

Please reply to this with what your top 3 Black Friday shopping tips are! We will then randomly pick 3 people to receive a BFAds Golden Shirt on Monday, November 24.

We realize that you won't be receiving the shirts before Black Friday, however you have until December 31st to send in your picture of you in the shirt!

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Postby HighwayForFriday » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:08 pm

1) Make sure to read the Top 10 Guides BFAds puts out to give you a good idea of what the good deals are in case you're out of the loop or don't want to search through all the ads

2) Shop Online! Most items on Black Friday are usually up EARLIER online and therefore, you save yourself gas money, and freezing weather conditions

3) Most people go on Black Friday to get the big ticket items. You'll be fairly surprised how many BF items are still available at the store the morning after because of this. I know I went to Kohls and some things were still in stock so I avoided the crowds and the long checkout lines.
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Postby carmenslackey » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:17 am

1.) Keep a notebook or use a smartphone app to make a list of what you will be buying in each store. It will help keep you organized and ahead of the game.

2.) Plan on arriving to your first location at least 3 hours or more in advance (except Best Buy... you should be camped out now if you want anything "hot" from there :lol: ). You will be extremely disappointed if you walk into Walmart a half hour before the sale starts and everything is gone already and the checkout lines are 4 miles long...

3.) ALWAYS treat the store employees with respect. Don't scream in their faces if the doorbuster you wanted is gone or if the credit card machine is down. It's not their fault.

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Postby steffj89 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:16 am

1. Have a plan
2. smart phone or tablet so you can shop online while in other stores or lines
3. don't carry a purse
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Postby ced1106 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:11 am

1. Thank teknoge3k and the rest of the BFAds crew for their hard work!
2. Subscribe to newsletters for sales announcements.
3. Shop online throughout the year.

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Postby NCBF » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:57 am

1) Sign-up for the email
2) Make a list
3) Be excellent to each other

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Postby Kaelha » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:00 am

1. Plan a budget and stick to it so you don't have bills and regret later!
2. As always, be prepared if the item you covet sells out.
3. Have fun and enjoy the chaos.

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Postby pandagirl » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:02 am

1) Strategize with seasoned veterans!

2) Download the ads from bfads.net and make a list online or on paper of what you want at which store.

3) Move quickly and grab it all, return later if necessary.

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Postby bfaddict » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:18 am

1) Make a list and scope out your local stores beforehand if you can (Kohls will have BF items out about a week beforehand)
2) Take a buddy so that someone can stand in line and take turns shopping
3) Try to never ever EVER use a cart unless you absolutely need to

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Postby shiftyjedi » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:52 am

1. Dress in Layers, it's already been a cold year. Makes it both great for standing and not freezing and shopping/waiting in line in the store and boiling.

2. Get a Big Tote bag, it can fit a ton of stuff and it's wait limit is how much you can lift. This is makes you much more fluid moving around the store than a cart and doesn't make people as mad.

3. Pick one store for the Door Busters, if you want multiple door busters you need an accomplice or try and buy online. There are plenty of good times to be had at the other stores when you are done with the your primary store.
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Postby blue3715 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:58 am

1. don't buy on impulse, know what you need before you go
2. pay with cc, not paypal, so you can dispute fees if possible
3. do you really need to wait in the cold to save $50?

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Postby teknoge3k » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:03 am

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.
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Postby cinemike16 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:10 am

1. Make a list, and check it at least twice. I screwed up my shopping list somehow this year, and I'm grateful I posted something on here to have it brought to my attention before I got to the store.

2. Be tough and firm in the line/crowds, don't be afraid to push slow folks (and their carts) out of the way within reason. If you are fragile, stay home next Thursday/Friday.

3. Don't use a shopping cart, if you can't shop without one you shouldn't be shopping on Black Friday!

...not part of the 3 tips, I just want to add: Enjoy the thrill of the hunt while you still can.

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Postby inthedark » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:34 am

Hard to list some that havnt already been listed. My favorites are:

Large bag, no purse, no shopping cart.

Make friends in line so they will save your spot when you have to go potty :shock:

Dont second guess yourself, if you want it, buy it, you can always take it back

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Postby Kento87 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:37 am

1. Make a list and stick to it!!!!! don't go for extra stuff at the last minute.
2. Budget for it! dont over spend.
3. Have a Partner! It is easier and more fun with 2 of you!


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