11.27.2014

5 Tips for shopping Black Friday/Cyber Monday


5 Tips for shopping Black Friday/Cyber Monday

1. Make a list of things you want and things you need to get for the holidays.
I always write out a list of things I plan on getting my friends and family. I currently have a sticky note on my desktop of a running list of things that would be good gift ideas. I know the people I have to shop for, the links I need to shop and what to get. It makes the day a lot easier!

2. Make a budget you’re willing to spend and stick to it.
It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with all of the sales and all the good prices, but remember this isn’t a time to go crazy and spend everything. You have to be smart about your decisions—I want you to be able to eat after the holidays!

3. Research – what you want, where to buy, what will be on sale, what your favorite stores have.
This is one of my favorite things to do! I love searching for a good deal so when I know what I want, I’ll check multiple retailers and keep that in mind during the day. For example, if I know I’m buying a new pair of Ray-Bans I’ll check out major retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Shopbop and Lord & Taylor. That way, when I know what deals the retailers are offering, I can make an informed decision and save the most money!



4. Check out your favorite brands for pre-sales and sales the day of.
SO many brands are having a “pre-Thanksgiving sale” which I think is awesome. Why not be able to shop before the madness and get everything done? Some of my favorite sales going on RIGHT NOW are:

C. Wonder: 40% off everything + free shipping


J. Crew: 30% off everything + 40% off sale 
CODE: HOLIDAY


J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything + free shipping
CODE: THANKS

Loren Hope: 20% off everything
CODE: THANKFULLY 


Tory Burch: Up to 30% off
CODE: LUCKY


Nordstrom: 40% off select styles


Shopbop: up to 25% off
CODE: GOBIG14


Piperlime: 25% off
CODE: THANKFULLY 


Kate Spade: up to 75% off


Necessary Clothing: 25% off everything
CODE: BLK25

Saks 5th Ave: up to 60% off select styles

Sole Society: 30% off footwear


Kendra Scott: 15% off everything
CODE: BFCM2014
 
Banana Republic: 50% off full priced item + 40% off site wide
CODE: BRFIFTY // CODE: BRFORT

Design Darling: 20% off everything
CODE: MANYTHANKS

CODE: DEALME

Lord & Taylor: 20% off almost everything
CODE: THANKS

ModCloth: 50% off new arrivals


5. Shop early but check throughout the day.
This is an easy one! Shop early (at like midnight) on each day and scoop up your best items first before they’re sold out! I would also check throughout the day because sometimes retailers will put out different deals as the day goes on.

Happy Shopping! Be sure to check back at midnight for more sales!
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