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12 Ways To Black Friday Like A Literal Boss

Shortcut to boss level? Shop smarter and save more by hitting up Macy's this Black Friday!

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3. Visit your intended stores and scope the layout ahead of time.

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A 2011 study found that people participating in Black Friday shopping feel emotional themes similar to those created by military missions. And no good mission is complete without lots of research.

4. Scope the layout again, late Wednesday.

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This is almost evil genius territory: Many stores will begin putting out their doorbusters ahead of time -- you can't buy them until Black Friday, but you'll know exactly where they'll be.


7. Dress for the occasion.

If you're going to be waiting outside, layers are key. You can also stuff pockets with hand warmers for peak heat retension.

10. Crush it.


Body language can actually change brain chemistry, according to Professor Amy Cuddy. Posing like a superhero (legs shoulder-width apart, chest puffed, hands on your hips) can help you become more open to taking risks and more confident.

So stand in line like you're waiting to fight crime and reap the psychological rewards.

11. Retreat and regroup.

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Use sticky notes to organize your haul. Use one color for presents that will be delivered before Christmas, one color for presents on Christmas, and your favorite color for the things you bought yourself for, say, immediate use.

And whatever you do, don't forget to actually give people their presents! Finding an abandoned gift mid-January is just too sad to handle.

Use your Black Friday for good! While you're shopping, write a letter to Santa, and Macy's will donate to Make-A-Wish.

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