NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – is the busiest shopping day of the year.
The annual tradition earned its name because it is the day many retailers count on to take them out of the red – losing money – and into the black – turning a profit. To lure customers, retailers often offer steep discounts.
The tradition has taken on a growing intensity in recent history. Some shoppers line up for hours – or even days – before stores open. Some retailers have started holding their Black Friday sales earlier and earlier – several are opening their shops at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
All this means that for the hardcore Black Friday shopper, having a strategy in mind is increasingly important.
While many folks choose to avoid shopping on Black Friday altogether, others look forward to the deep discounts, and don’t mind the fracas of the crowds as they swarm stores to get great deals.
Are you a Black Friday shopper? Are you serious about it, scanning resources for the best deals? Do you have a strategy or “plan of attack” at your local mall or shopping center?
If so, we’d like to know about it! Just fill out the form below, and perhaps we’ll be in touch. And while you’re at it, make sure you check out our guide to the 8 best Black Friday sales and freebies in our area. There are also our tips on the best ways to save during the shopping rush. There’s also our list of the best apps to help you through Black Friday.