The first step in strategizing your Black Friday shopping spree? Plan ahead. And it’s easy to do with this handy guide that shows opening times for local stores on Black Friday. Draw a map, make a list, set calendar alerts on your phone—whatever it takes to hit your favorite stores the moment the door swings open. Here are just a few of our favorite deals happening post-turkey this week:
A full stomach is always the best place to start. With a large local following and five Lincoln locations, Juice Stop will give you some fruity energy to shop ‘til you drop. But you can also start knocking out gifts while you’re there. Juice Stop is offering gift card specials on Black Friday: $50 will get you a $65 gift card, while $25 dollars is all it takes for a $30 dollar gift card. They might be hard to part with though—we recommend buying two and keeping one for yourself just in case you work up a thirst with all that shopping.
SouthPointe Pavillions mall has a handy list on their website so you can keep track of store opening times, but only one store is brave enough to open at 5am Friday morning— GameStop. We all have at least one gamer on our list, so it’s sure be worth the extra effort to be there early. Sign up for text alerts to get the lowdown on GameStop’s Black Friday specials.
Shop from 6pm-10pm Thanksgiving Day at Gateway Mall and take part in their festive holiday shopping challenge. The winner (there’s one every hour) receives a $100 gift card to the store of their choice within the mall, and all you have to do is weigh your shopping bags. The shopper with the heaviest haul each hour is declared the winner. Find out more details here.
Of course, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as shopping on your own couch in your pajamas. We don’t blame you for choosing sweatpants and Wi-Fi over the winding lines at the mall. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on your strategizing; here is a list of the online deals you won’t want to miss.
Whether you’re standing in line or clicking away on your keyboard, don’t forget to add HOME Real Estate to your Black Friday shopping. Just hop on our website to peruse the housing market, connect with an agent, or take a peek at your own home’s value. Our newly designed website is full of info, and way easier to navigate than the Black Friday crowds.