Friday, October 31, 2014
Although you may still be polishing off Halloween candy, walk into almost any retail store and the holidays will hit you in the face—ornaments, gift suggestions, bold advertisements reminding you to shop early for the lowest prices. Retailers will likely pull out all the stops this year, especially since shoppers have 32 days to purchase and send gifts—the maximum—between Black Friday and Christmas.
With Thanksgiving every year comes Black Friday. And with Black Friday comes the inevitable – and cringe-inducing – nightmare of traffic, crowds and overall congestion. Short of staying home that day (and really, who wants to do that?), what can shoppers do to avoid some of the Black Friday madness and still get all their stops checked off the list?