Sunday, December 10, 2023

4 Little-Known Perks of Shopping on Black Friday - The Motley Fool


  • Approximately 132 million Americans intend to shop pre-holiday sales this year.
  • Black Friday shopping can be extremely entertaining -- you get to watch your fellow shoppers and enjoy the thrill of finding the perfect gift.
  • You can also likely find a quieter and possibly more rewarding shopping experience at your favorite local small business.

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Black Friday is coming up fast -- are you ready? Personally, I'm opting out of shopping in person that day (although I won't rule out doing a little online shopping). I hate crowds, and I don't get the day off with pay like many office workers do (I really do love freelance life, but this is one downside).

An awful lot of people will be hitting the stores that day, however. According to data from Finder, about 132 million Americans intend to shop pre-holiday sales this year, and that includes Black Friday shoppers. Americans also expect to spend an average of $708 per person.

We all know the main benefits of Black Friday shopping. Namely, you can save money by taking advantage of deep discounts on electronics, housewares, and more. But what about the lesser-known reasons to bundle up and leave your home the day after Thanksgiving? Let's take a look at a few reasons to shop Black Friday that you may not have considered.

1. It's entertaining

If you opt to do your holiday shopping on Black Friday, you're guaranteed to be entertained. Think about:...

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