I'm a coffee loving, travel-obsessed, twenty-something based out of Central Illinois. I'm lucky enough to make a living doing what I love - photographing people! I specialize in weddings (destination + local), senior portraits, + boudoir.
Black Friday, am I right?! Some people LOVE it, and some people hate it. I personally love it! Since today’s post falls on Black Friday, I thought I’d share my top 5 tips for getting through today!
I think the main reason people love this day is the amazing deals you can get! Whether you’re shopping in stores or online, you’re bound to find savings somewhere. A few years ago I discovered the mobile app Flipp – which changed the game! We go as a group and make a list of where we want to go. Flipp makes it easy to pull up the ads, search specific items, AND make a shopping list for when your ready to go! It works on desktop if you’re shopping online, but the app has the features to customize your game plan.
If you’ve ever shopped online, I surely hope you already know this tip! Use those services that allow you to earn cash back with your purchases. I use Rakuten while shopping online to stack the savings and earn cash back every time I check out! If I see something in a store that would earn me cash back online at the same in-store price, then I’ll use my phone to purchase it and get the $ back! In some stores, you can even earn your cash back in person with the app!
Don’t be that person. No one needs to push and shove for that $4 movie. Have fun! You don’t need any of these things so badly that you forget how to be a kind individual of society. If you can’t control your shopping rage then stay tf home and shop online, Linda.
Not sure what to keep an eye out for? Don’t know what you need? It might be obvious, but make a list! I have created a list in my Notes on my phone that I keep year round. That way, when Brandon mentions that I’d be nice to have “x” – I’ll add it to my list to be reminded when the next gift season rolls around! It’s helped for those hard to shop for people in the family to remember the item months later. Then using the above tips – I can hopefully find one hell of a deal!