So you've decided to brave Black Friday. Don't leave your doorstep without these must-know blogger tips for a stress-free shopping experience. They'll help you outsmart the crowds, score more for less, and stay sane while doing so.

March 15, 2016

"Most in-store door-busters can be purchased at midnight online the day of. I've scored many items like this! For instance, if Macy's is opening at 4 a.m. on Black Friday, you can get a 4 hour head start and shop online on Friday at midnight." -- Sonya of At Home With The Barkers

Register in Advance

"Log in to store's websites ahead of time. This is a time-saver. No one wants to miss a bargain because they're filling in required shipping information." -- Alex of Alex Inspired

There's An App for That

"There are Black Friday apps that you can download to your phone that will help you compare prices before and while you are shopping. Some apps will even help you find the best place to park at the malls!" -- Maria of Graceful Order

Double Up

"Use two different web browsers. Sometimes browsers have various speeds -- you don't want to miss out!" -- Alex of Alex Inspired

Try Travel Newsletters

"Sign up for travel website emails like Expedia and Orbitz because they do online Black Friday specials and giveaways. Last year, Expedia did 5-minute flash sales throughout the day, and I was able to get a trip to Las Vegas for five days in a suite at the Bellagio for $175 for New Years! I found out about the specials via email from Expedia." -- Cyndy of The Creativity Exchange

Get Organized

"Make a separate folder in your email for all of your online holiday purchases. You can keep receipts, confirmation, and tracking all in one spot for easy access." -- Alex of Alex Inspired

Team Up

"We shop as a family. The key to our success is researching the sale flyers and making a list for each person with the items we want to purchase. We divide and conquer in each store!" -- Debbie of Refresh Restyle

Fight Off Hunger

"Make a plan. Write out where you want to go and what you want. Go with friends. And bring a snack -- hanger is real!" -- Kachet of The Lipstick Giraffe

Keep Cozy

"Sleep in, relax, and wait for even better deals from your own cozy sofa on Cyber Monday." -- Brittany of Addison's Wonderland

"Eat turkey and stay in your pajamas. Thank you Amazon and Etsy!" -- Tracie of Cleverly Inspired

Bonus: Online Shopping Secrets


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