15 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Tips To Help You Survive Any Shopping Frenzy

Here’s what you need to know in order to survive the hardest four days of the year, from Black Friday all the way to Cyber Monday. It’s going to be a busy weekend, so bundle up, plan ahead, and save a bundle at h.h. gregg. posted on

1. Pre-Black Friday: Assemble a perfectly synchronized shopping unit.

But also don’t forget to limber up.

2. Pre-Black Friday: Evenly divide your wish lists among store departments for your team.

For example: Uncle Ted’s in electronics, significant other has audio, niece is weaving through the photo department, and so on.

3. Pre-Black Friday: Agree on one of these.

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In case phones die, people get lost, whatever the issue may be. It’s just good planning.

4. Black Friday: Stay aware.

“Doorbuster” sales don’t actually require busting doors.

5. Black Friday: Lock arms if someone tries to cut.

Not today, buddy. Not today.

6. Recovery Weekend: Consume massive amounts of ThanksTurking Sandwiches.

The basics: turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing on sliced bread.
Optional: mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, etc.

7. Recovery Weekend: Remember to hide all of your excellent presents.

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Optional: fake hiding spots to keep giftees off your trail.

8. Recovery Weekend: Lounge real hard.

Only thing you’re shopping for is a nap.

9. Recovery Weekend: Talking about real hard.

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Just settle into those blankets, watch some tube, maybe make another sandwich. You’ve got to get your strength up for Monday.

10. Cyber Monday Eve: Leisurely research Cyber Monday deals.

Don’t browse for more than 10 minutes at a time and risk straining yourself. Browse time shouldn’t cut into lounge time.

11. Cyber Monday Morning: Schedule meetings to secretly shop online with co-workers.

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However, you probably won’t have to worry about solicitors since you’re at an office.

12. Cyber Monday Morning: Make your background a screenshot of windows you keep open while you work.

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Then minimize your shopping windows and be “back at work” instantaneously.

13. Cyber Monday Shopping: Ask co-workers outside the meeting for some favors.

In exchange for taking care of their wish lists, get them to keep the boss entertained, drop off a coffee pot, deliver mail, whatever keeps the distraction going.

14. Cyber Monday Shopping: Don’t forget to split up wish lists again.

Everything will go faster for everyone, promise.

15. Cyber Monday Cool-Down Lap: Celebrate your achievements.

But try not to scare anyone.

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