It’s estimated that 116 million people will be shopping on Black Friday, either in stores or online.
It’s the biggest shopping day of the year, and it can be a good day to find bargains if you’ve compared prices and done research on which stores are offering the best deals.
Another shopping tip is to make a holiday budget so you aren’t tempted by impulse items.
You also need to know which items – such as winter clothing, major appliances, and fitness equipment – shouldn’t be purchased on Black Friday because they’ll often be cheaper later.
I’m not a big Black Friday fan. Years ago, when visiting my daughter in Sacramento for Thanksgiving, I insisted that we go to the mall. We didn’t find any bargains. On later visits, we went on walks in the chaparral instead of shopping. Much nicer.
This year, I was surprised when my nephew told me that his son, age 11, was a big Black Friday fan. He refers to Thanksgiving as the day before Black Friday. I hope he finds some good bargains this year.