Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Find the Greatest Black Friday Deals at Lowe's

Some of you might not know but I worked for Lowe's once upon a time - and at Christmas! One of the great things I loved were the Black Friday deals at Lowe's.

Some people might not think of a hardware store at first when it comes to shopping for holiday deals but think about it. There are tools and hardware for the fixer-upper in your family. There are home furnishings, outdoor furnishings, and even decorations that make your holiday dreams come to light. And what better time to get the things you need for the home than when you can get them at great discounts?

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Here's a bit on finding what you need at Lowe's during the Black Friday sales.

Don't Forget Gift Card Deals

Lowe's often offers special deals that allow you to spend even more money - and for free. For instance, buy two or more select appliances and get a $600 gift card. Not only can you get new appliances you need at rock bottom prices but you also get more money to spend! And a lot, too!

Make a List 

One of the best ways to get what you want as soon as possible is to make a list of those must-have items. Use your list and go to those items first so you are sure to get them before everyone else does. Then you can take the time to shop at your leisure - or hit up the other stores with great deals. Since the stores are packed at Black Friday, this will ensure you have the best chance possible to get that coveted item.

You Can Shop All Week

According to Business Insider:

Much like last year, the home-improvement retailer won't just be touting bargains on the day after Thanksgiving. Discounts will be offered in stores from Black Friday through Wednesday, December 4, giving shoppers nearly a whole week to pursue different deals.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't head there first. In fact, they're offering sweepstakes where the first 300 customers are entered to win a $500 gift card. 1 in 300 isn't bad odds at all! Plus, there is another sweepstakes where those same 300 shoppers might win a $10 off of $50 coupon. That's a great incentive to go there first, especially if you have a particular item you want at Lowe's on Black Friday.

Shop Smarter

I'm sure you have plenty of places you want to go to this Black Friday. But if you need things for your home like appliances, Lowe's is the place to be this year. That doesn't mean you can't still shop other places, you just might want to try to get there first and if that isn't enough incentive to be able to get what you need, maybe the sweepstakes will entice you to shop at Lowe's.

Lowe's has all you need for the home or the handyman (or woman) in your home. Or you can shop my favorite area - the Christmas decorations section. Whatever it is you need for the home, Lowe's has it.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Black Friday Deals and How to Navigate the Day

If there's one time of the year I love, it's Black Friday. Sure, a lot of people do online shopping now and while that's convenient, there's nothing like waiting for your favorite stores to let you in so you can shop in person.

Stores like Target have awesome deals that you can't get the rest of the year. One year I got Egyptian Cotton 800 TC sheets for around $20 and a down alternative comforter for around $30. The only downside is that I won't sleep on anything else now. And now I always check Target for deals like that because let's be honest, who doesn't love awesome sleep items at discount prices?

It's been a while since I stood in line waiting to enter a store as soon as they're ready but that doesn't mean I still don't love shopping on Black Friday at Target. In fact, there are still tons of deals to get even if you didn't camp out all night.

From DVDs and electronics to housewares, toys, and clothes - it's the one time of the year where you can do all of your holiday shopping or find things you need at rock bottom prices.

How to Navigate on Black Friday

There are a few tips you can use to get the best Black Friday experience possible.

Start Early


Get all of your ads and deals available as soon as possible so you can choose the store that best fits your needs. For instance, you might find that one must-have item at Target but there is another item you want at a different store. That's fine. Just choose to visit Target first then plan on going to the next store as your next stop.

Don't Get Discouraged


Sometimes the store may be out of what you wanted, especially if it is something extremely popular. Always have a backup plan. If you had planned on buying your child a new gaming system and the store you go to runs out, know in advance who else has it around that same price so you can go there as your next stop. There are plenty of deals on Black Friday so unless it's something highly sought after that there are few of, you should be able to find it.

Shop With a Friend or Loved One

Two is better than one when it comes to finding what you want. If you have a friend or loved one, you can split up if there is something of equal importance. And if possible, leave your children at home. It will give you a better focus and you can choose their presents in private.

Skip Doorbusters if Possible

Unless there is something you just have to have, most of your doorbusters will have limited quantities. That means that unless you camp out in advance, you may have wasted your time. This isn't to discourage you from that once in a lifetime television deal you have to have but just be aware of your time and if sitting all night in the cold on the chance you'll get something, maybe go for the next item on your list instead.

Shopping on Black Friday is fun and you can score amazing deals. Try picking up things for other events too like birthdays or graduation because these deals won't be around when you need them later.


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