Your Guide to Black Friday Shopping in 2020
Start writing a post

Your Guide to Black Friday Shopping in 2020

COVID-19 is still very much a thing. Companies want you to avoid shopping in person, and all on one day.

Your Guide to Black Friday Shopping in 2020

2020 has been a wild ride for everyone, to say the least. With COVID-19, especially with cases on the rise now, most, if not all, companies are encouraging you to shop online this year, and if you are shopping in person, to not do it all in one day.

Black Friday is the most chaotic day of the year for shopping, with stores filled to capacity, lines out the door, fights breaking out, and so much more. Here's what you can be doing to actively stay on top of deals at your favorite stores, and not miss any Black Friday deals.

First things first, make a list of every store you want to shop at. I would start by looking at their website to see what kind of deals they are offering and when. Many stores are doing waves of sales where electronics may be on sale one week, and clothes will be on the sale the next week, for example. Look to see when each sale is taking place, and see if the sales are the same as in store. If it is the same as in store, just stay home and order it online.

Once you figure out which sales are happening when at your list of stores, make of list of all the things you need to buy. If one of your items is sold at multiple stores you are shopping at, compare the prices of the item in each store to see who has the best discount or deal for it. Make sure you note where you are going to buy that item from and when you have to buy it by.

While that pretty much covers how you should figure out how to shop, here's what you can do to avoid shopping in crowds. Again, look at when your favorite stores have sales going on. If the sales are happening in person, go at a time that avoids a rush hour. You can also go to a location in an area that is not heavily populated. This will hopefully result in fewer people being in the store during busy hours, if you can't avoid them. Lastly, make sure the stores are taking proper COVID-19 precautions, which will only allow a certain amount of people in the store, wearing masks, and staying six-feet apart.

I am wishing you all a safe, and happy holiday season!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

8 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Long-Distance Partner

Looking for a gift idea for your long-distance Valentine's date this year? Here are some creative, thoughtful gifts for you!

Photo by Ben Collins on Unsplash

As Valentine's Day approaches, I realized that it's the first Valentine's Day I have had with my boyfriend that we're more than 6,000 miles apart. Despite the distance though, my mind has been reeling over what to get him, as one of my main love languages is gift-giving. So here are some ideas that I've seen that I think would be perfect for any relationship, whether you're together or apart.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't sure how to write this article.

In the past, I've written about the lies we tell ourselves. I've written about how thoughts can be destructive, how they can have power over who we are.

Keep Reading... Show less

Put Down Your Phone And Read These 8 Statistics About Texting And Driving You Wish Didn't Exist

We text all the time, so it's no surprise you may find yourself wanting to pick up your phone even when you're driving.


You're driving to the grocery store when your phone buzzes in your pocket. You instinctively reach to check it, but it can wait until you park. These are eight statistics to read before you text and drive because they'll change how you view your time on the road.

Everyone's made the mistake of looking at their phone while in the driver's seat, but not everyone gets home safely afterward. Learn why it's better to avoid distracted driving so you don't become one of these statistics this year:

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Have An Eating Disorder And I Refuse To Let It Kill Me

Even at my lowest, the number on the scale never seemed low enough... but was it ever worth the risk of losing my life?

Trigger warning: This article discusses topics that may be triggering for some readers.

I looked down at my thumb today. I know haven't been eating enough. I told everyone I would get all my vitamins and calories in. I totally wanted to eat more of the guacamole I bought the other day, but I counted what I had eaten and those numbers seemed a little too high. I decided I didn't need the extra helping, so I went to bed and the guacamole went bad.

Keep Reading... Show less

When pursuing a degree that most deem 'useless' or a 'waste of time' there happens to be a lot of self-doubt and fear, especially with the pending doom of graduation around the corner. I remember when I was about to graduate from college with a Bachelor's in Acting, I was absolutely terrified.

Keep Reading... Show less

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Flawless's Skincare Fridge

I bought and tested one of TikTok's popular products so you don't have to.


I spend a lot of time on TikTok and I never know whether the products I see are worth it or not, especially when I'm looking at the price. For Christmas, my aunt got me a gift card to Ulta. I didn't know what to buy. I have way too many palettes and lipsticks. I have my essentials. What else could I need? Then it hit me that I saw a lot of people these past few months showing off their skincare fridges. So, the second I thought of it I went on the Ulta app and bought it. So, here are my thoughts.

Keep Reading... Show less

37 Cute And Unique Pinterest Board Titles

Let's be real, the hardest part about Pinterest is thinking of a cute title for your board.


I don't know about anyone else but I have recently become re-obsessed with Pinterest. Like, I am spending a stupid amount of time on Pinterest daily now. While I have been binging Pinterest I have found that I love making cute and aesthetic boards but it is SO hard to come up with a name to match it. So, I scoured the internet and my brain for you. Happy pinning!

Keep Reading... Show less

This Is What Type Of Person You Are Based On Your Favorite Cereal

Your cereal preference reveals more than you think.

Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash

Whether you eat cereal for breakfast or a late-night snack, you probably have a favorite. Little did you know that what you prefer says a lot about your personality.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments