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Black Friday Tips

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When your Thanksgiving meal is over, it’s time to prepare yourself for the night of shopping. Black Friday is a time when the sales go on and hoards of people crowd the stores to find the best deals on the various items they want. In this week’s Willington Lakes Phase 1 Blog, we’ll share with you some tips on how you can survive the craziness of Black Friday whether you’re in the Orangeburg, SC area or visiting family elsewhere.


Before you head out for a night of shopping, we suggest setting a budget. It’s common to see all the deals and end up spending more than you had intended to, thus setting a hard budget will help you evaluate and prioritize the most important purchases so you’re not breaking the bank on every good deal you see. Sticking to your budget will help you feel less guilt the day after when looking at your bank account!

Do Your Research

Regardless of where you are, if you’re looking to go out for some Black Friday shopping, you might want to do your research. Since there are so many people participating in the shopping, it can get crowded and crazy, so we suggest doing research on the stores you may want to go to. Knowing the sales or items you may want to purchase in advance will help you to reduce the amount of time spent in the store. The less you’re around the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, the less stress you’ll be under!

Avoid Going

When it comes to shopping on a day with good deals and large crowds, it may be a good idea to skip it altogether. Evaluate whether you can take advantage of the sales to get items you really need. If you don’t necessarily need any crucial items, avoiding the crowds can save you the stress that can come from going out and shopping.

Do you enjoy going Black Friday shopping? Let our apartment community know of your best shopping experiences by leaving us a comment!