Although Black Friday is an excellent day for shopping and saving money, it can also be more than a little stressful. With so many people and the hectic atmosphere of everyone searching for the same discounts, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and let the stress get to you.
However, although you may be justified in being less than cordial on this day, we at Bob Johnson Insurance want you to enjoy the holiday, not be miserable. So, with that in mind, let’s go over some do’s and don’ts for this upcoming Black Friday.
Write Down Your Parking Location
Depending on how long you plan on spending out and about, it’s easy to forget where your car is, and that’s the last thing you want to deal with after a full day of shopping. Make a note of where you park so you can find your car easily. You might write it down on a note or snap a photo of the location. Some maps apps for your smartphone will let you drop a pin and will guide you right back to your car.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings, Including Other Shoppers
Even if you’re calm and collected, that doesn’t mean other people will be, too. Now is the time to stay vigilant and keep an eye on everyone else to avoid any altercations or stressful situations.
Keep Your Cards or Money Handy
Ideally, you’ll only bring a single card so that it’s easier to keep track of throughout the day. Also, make sure to have one place you keep it in so that it doesn’t get lost.
Have a Plan
If you’re shopping with friends or family, it’s easy to get separated as you’re all searching for your next deals. Thus, you want to set a rallying point for everyone, as well as a time to meet so that no one gets lost or left behind.
Keep Your Keys Handy
It’s easy to lose track of personal items when you’re so busy throughout the day, so make sure that you check on your keys throughout the day, as well as any other valuables (i.e., your phone).
Black Friday should be a safe and enjoyable holiday, and we hope that you spend it having fun, not fighting crowds and feeling miserable. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and get Black Friday shopping tips all through the month.