Black Friday Shopping Strategies
For most Canadians, Black Friday is a cross-the-border phenomenon, though with online sales taking a bigger bite of total sales, enthusiasm for a cross-border run might be more tepid this year. Nonetheless the event itself is a juggernaut: the US National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that shoppers spent $52 billion at retail stores and online over the Black Friday weekend. The NRF's latest study predicts the average shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts and other holiday-related goods this year. With such huge expenditures on that weekend, planning is key to saving the most money and making a trip worth the effort.
Here are five strategies for a successful Black Friday shopping excursion: