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Let the Games Begin

by Advance Financial | November 19th, 2014


It happens the same way every year. We spend days preparing for it – clipping coupons, planning routes, setting alarm clocks, making plans with family and friends. No, it’s not Thanksgiving. It’s Black Friday.

Every year, the day following Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, millions of Americans make shopping plans to get great deals on the anticipated holiday shopping list, decorations and the like. Retailers open extremely early (or, as seen in current years, never close) to accomodate those that want to save some green during this holiday season.

Some people have trained years for Black Friday, the Olympics of shopping. But there are those “Black Friday Virgins.” If you count yourself among this group, here’s a few tips:

  • Use apps such as and to help plan your strategy
  • Lots of people thrive on the chaos of the hunt, the crowds, the adrenaline. Not your scene? You can shop online from the comfort of your home and get some great deals
  • Some retailers offer “Black Friday” markdowns prior to the actual day. Do some research to see what you can find
  • After you’ve completely stuffed yourself with the feast, check out your local paper for sales flyers and coupons
  • Makes plans to go with a shopping partner. Two heads are better than one and four hands are even better. You and your compadre can divide and conquer
  • If you want to sleep in on Friday or if you don’t find exactly what you need, there’s always Cyber Monday

During the holidays, money can be a stressful matter. We want to help relieve some of that pressure. Our stores are open 24/7/365 and you can even apply for a loan online. Let us help you with all your financial needs.

Photo credit: Twisted Manga


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