I know lots of you are already checking out the Black Friday ads.
Have you figured out what your strategy is yet? Are you even going to bother getting out and going shopping on that day or do you avoid it at all cost??
I go back and forth… if there is something I really want/need I will get out a sift through the crowds. I also like to have a partner in crime, and I don’t always have someone that wants to go out on Black Friday at my side.
I have recently found something that can make it easier to avoid the crowds on Black Friday.
Plastic Jungle is a site where you can buy, sell or exchange gift cards.
You can buy gift cards for Justice, Macy’s, JC Penney, Lowes, Gap, Express, and more for lower than the face value of the card. For example, you can get a gift card for Express up to 21% off!
I, for one, think that is pretty darn cool! There will already be great sales online and in stores and if you get a gift card from Plastic Jungle, you will be able to save even more! (or stay out of the stores altogether, because you do it all online!)
I found a gift card for JC Penney that has $25 on it, yet I can buy it for only $21.25! AND, I will most likely be buying things that are on sale, so I will save even more! Also, shipping is FREE on all gift cards, plus they have e-cards you can use online too… no shipping needed! You can get those right away and use them for the online Black Friday sales.
The other way I may take advantage of Plastic Jungle is by giving people gift cards for Christmas. Normally, when you buy people gift cards, you can’t ‘save’ any money, because you have to spend the exact amount of the card, right? I’m excited to buy my gift cards on Plastic Jungle so that I can still save money! The gift card recipient still gets the amount you want them to get, but you didn’t have to spend as much! Perfect!
Anyway, I hope that you have fun perusing the gift cards on the Plastic Jungle site.