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45 Days to Black Friday: Will You Be Shopping?

By Just Heather |

I’ve been Black Friday shopping for nearly 15 years now. It’s become a fun tradition with my mom, sisters, and friends. It’s also a great way to get a bulk of our holiday shopping wiped out in one day, on a budget.

Black Friday may not necessarily have the lowest prices of the entire year, but I do find the majority of the deals to be the best prices through the holiday shopping season. There are many things — electronics, toys, and more — that will have better prices throughout October.

Once we make it to Thanksgiving, though, prices will start to rise through Christmas. I typically wait until Black Friday to get started, both to allow our holiday savings to build longer and to keep receipts more current in case of returns. I also like to have my shopping done by early December so there’s plenty of time to wrap gifts, bake cookies, and enjoy the holiday events throughout the month.

That leaves a short window to find our gift choices at the best prices possible. Knocking it all out of the way in one, big marathon shopping event is only smart. The countdown has begun — just 45 days until the big day — and my family is already making plans to travel up here to join me. The sale ads will start being posted online soon, and I’ll be creating my shopping route and making a holiday shopping list.

Will you be shopping on Black Friday?

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Holiday Shopping Planning Guide
How to Create Your Black Friday Action Plan

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About Just Heather

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Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “45 Days to Black Friday: Will You Be Shopping?

  1. Cyndi says:

    Totally…Cannot wait, dragging my Mom with me this year!!

  2. marinka says:

    I don’t participate in Black Friday. I’m scared off by the news stories about crowds and also the whole wanting to sleep at night thing. Good luck!

  3. jack says:

    I hate Black Friday – i think it represents a lot of things that are wrong with this country and our society

  4. Lisa says:

    Can’t wait! Im looking for a new external hard drive and memory card, gotta keep all my music and photos of the kids safe and sound

  5. Laurie says:

    Im a bigger fan of cyber monday, better deals and less hassle in my opinion. either way: 143 shopping :)

  6. Sadie says:

    What are peoples opinions on iPads? I have an iPhone and a Macbook Pro, so i don’t think I would use an iPad much if I had one. Anyone else have multiple devices that simply loves their iPad as well. If I’m gonna get one I would think black friday would be the best day

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