woman legs with shopping bagsBlack Friday is around the corner and this is the time to rethink your shopping strategy--after all, you don't want to be the poor soul who paid three times more than la prima Carolina for those gorgeous boots you both have been lusting after. Do you? I'm guessing no! So here is how to be the one bragging about your amazing shopping finds!

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Don't buy big box electronics during the holidays 1

Don't buy big box electronics during the holidays

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The best time to do so is in January, a couple of weeks before the Super Bowl.

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Wait until Cyber monday for ... 2

Wait until Cyber monday for ...

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Beauty, home improvement and smartphones. You will be surprised what amazing deals you can get!

 

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You don't wear comfy shoes 3

You don't wear comfy shoes

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Nothing hinders your shopping experience more than being uncomfortable. I've actually bought super expensive items just so I can get the whole shopping proces over with. Take care of yourself first.

You're thinking only stuff can be gifts 4

You're thinking only stuff can be gifts

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But don't forget about experiences! You can also give an experience, like lessons for something, massages or trips as gifts. To get the best deal for those, you can go online to sites like Groupon and Amazon.

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You're not relying on your apps 5

You're not relying on your apps

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There are some amazing apps that will help you find the best deals. Here are some for your iPhone.

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You're only looking at the middle shelves 6

You're only looking at the middle shelves

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This applies mostly to food, but it's sound advice for any kind of product. The logic is flawless: the worst deals will be where you can see them and think they are amazing.

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You're paying cash 7

You're paying cash

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The shopping experience doesn't end until you are sure you are keeping the product and it works as expected, so pay by credit card or ATM card so you're not out the cash if anything goes wong. Also, make sure to read the conditions for returns.

You don't have your priorities clear 8

You don't have your priorities clear

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When you know what you want and what you can afford, you can save time and money.

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You think the bins are good deals 9

You think the bins are good deals

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The dump bins at the front of the stores are that, dump bins. If you have a clear idea of what you want to buy, do yourself a favor and don't even look at them.

You buy toys too early 10

You buy toys too early

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Although the stores will try to entice you, resists buying toys until the second week of December. The exception should be that very specific thing that every kid wants and will more likely sold out.