Navigating Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday & Cyber Monday

Tis the season for retailers, lalala la la la la...  Here comes the notorious post Thanksgiving annual shopping days in the US - Black Friday and Cyber Monday; with Black Friday being the most tumultuous.  And for the fourth year Small Business Saturday joins the lineup.  But with so much shopping to do and not enough time, how is one suppose to take advantage?  Here are a few tips to help you navigate and get the most from these sale days.
General Rules of Thump
Make a list of your most coveted items.
Set your budget and stick to it.
Mass Retailers discounts the most.
Make sure the products are worth the price - I'd say above 30% is a good deal.
Read the fine print - make sure you really want it before buying.
Compare prices - use the Amazon's Price Check app.
Remember your gift receipt.
Black Friday
The biggest retail shopping day of the year - your patience and endurance will be tested.
As for what to wear - opt for light, comfortable and casual.
Before you head out, think, is the savings worth your time?
Leave the babies at home - they will only slow you down.
Get out early.
Small Business Saturday
The shopping day that exists between Black Friday and Cyber Monday - shop indie and small if you prefer unique gifts over the trends.
Cyber Monday
The biggest online shopping day of the year - your deals are only a click away.
Shop sites that offer free shipping.
Review shipping policies.
Follow your favorite retailers on social media.
Sweeten the pot by using coupon codes.
Now that you are armed and prepared, be safe and have some fun!