The stampede of holiday shopping is getting underway here in Aurora, Colorado. The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” kicks off the holiday season as scores of people pack local retailers looking to cash in on the best holiday deals.
Winning the Black Friday holiday shopping wars is part art and part science. Savvy shoppers know how to navigate the massive frenzy of buying to get the best deals, and so can you. Here at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, your local Aurora, CO new and used Chevy car dealer, we are all about helping you to save money. So we did some research and came up with the following 8 tips from the experts on how you can take you can save big by maximizing your Black Friday shopping strategy.
Tip 1 – Do Your Homework
Before you head out to the shopping mall or big-box store in your new Chevy from Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, take a step back and do your homework. There are many Black Friday websites that post Black Friday ads from a wide number of retailers so you can get a head start on where to shop for the best deals. Other websites like Shopping.com and PriceGrabber.com let you compare prices at various retailers so you can zero in on the best price.
Tip 2 – Get A Head Start
Many retailers start their holiday discounts a couple of weeks before Black Friday with substantial markdowns to jump-start holiday sales. Be on the alert for these pre-Black Friday specials.
Tip 3 – Reel In Bonus Discounts
There’s an old saying that “the early bird gets the worm.” This phrase aptly describes the special rewards you’ll get by being an “early bird” shopper. If you don’t mind camping out in the cold to be one of the first shoppers through the doors, or if you can handle those midnight sale hours, you could be rewarded with substantial discounts and store credits.
Tip 4 – Split Up And Save More
You don’t want to miss out on those great sale prices, but lots of advertised discounts are for limited quantities that get snapped up very quickly. You’ll have a better chance of getting to these items if you assemble your friends and family and work as a team. Devise a battle plan by dividing your shopping lists and strategically hitting different stores. Stay in touch and meet up afterward to determine your success and head out on another expedition. General Patton would be proud.
Tip 5 – Don’t Be Tempted By “Doorbusters”
Sure that $60 tablet or $120 wide-screen TV may look tempting on paper. However, be careful of these “too good to be true” deals. Many “doorbuster” items are from off-brand manufacturers and may not be the quality gift you are seeking. Check product reviews beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Tip 6 – Shop Safely & Stick To A Budget
We’ve heard about the recent massive data breaches at some major retailers. Now more than ever it pays to take precautions with your personal credit information. Using cash avoids this problem. But carrying a large amount of cash on you can be a disaster if your wallet or purse is stolen. Using a credit card is preferable to a debit card as credit cards have a stronger level of fraud protection. But when using credit cards, it can be tempting to overspend, so it’s wise to come up with a budget and stick to it.
Tip 7 – Take Advantage Of Coupons
“Couponing” is all the rage with many “coupon fanatics” out there who rack up big-time savings by maximizing the bargaining power of coupons. You may not be someone obsessed with couponing, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take advantage of the many holiday coupon discounts this time of year. Have those scissors handy as you look for money-saving coupons in the Aurora Sentinel or Denver Post. You can also go online and find printable coupons from various retailers eager for your business.
Tip 8 – Check The Return Policy
Not all retailers handle exchanges and returns the same way, especially during the holidays. Some retailers charge “restocking fees” for certain items like electronics. Don’t rely on a well-meaning store employee who may have recently been hired for the holiday season. It’s best to read the fine print and know a store’s return policy in advance to avoid any post-shopping headaches.
Ed Bozarth Chevy Of Aurora Is Your Holiday Savings Headquarters
From Black Friday and Cyber Monday right up until you can hear those reindeer hooves on your rooftop, we hope these insider tips will help you get the most out of your 2015 holiday shopping budget. If you’re in the market for a new or used car in Denver this holiday season, Ed Bozarth Chevrolet is your holiday savings headquarters for some of the best deals on new 2015 Chevy cars and trucks. Now is the time to shop our Aurora, Colorado Chevy dealership for rock-bottom prices as we close out our inventory of 2015 Chevys to make room for new 2016 models. You’ll save even more on our large selection of top quality Certified Pre-Owned vehicles featuring our exclusive 24-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty for your peace of mind.
As your metro Denver Chevy dealership, Ed Bozarth Chevrolet of Aurora also serves the nearby community of Glendale and Buckley AFB. Stop by and see us at 2001 S. Havana Street, Aurora, CO, 80014. To reach our Sales Department, please call 888-344-3495. For Service, call 888-365-0705.