Aside from Orlando’s renowned theme parks including Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and Sea World – Orlando is also known as a shopper’s paradise with a variety of options to choose from. One of the biggest shopping days in the U.S. is Black Friday, where consumers flock to the stores to get the best deals out there. The name “Black Friday” is believed to have originated from Philadelphia, used to describe heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. However, recently many stores are now offering incredible sales starting on Thursday night. There’s no doubt that Black Friday shopping can be overwhelming. Check out our top five tips for getting the most out of this holiday.
1. Make a must-have and a wish list
Always make a list of must-have items to prevent getting lost and overwhelmed in the bargain frenzy. A list helps you stay focus so you can avoid forgetting someone on your gift list and or buying unnecessary stuff. You should also make a second list of things that you would like to have. After all, this is the holiday season.
2. Start early
Avoid the stress of holiday shopping by planning ahead. Several major retailers including Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Best Buy and more are publishing their Black Friday ads ahead of time. Don’t forget to visit their website for the current ads.
3. Use technology
Maximize your savings with the use of apps to help you navigate the latest deals and to compare prices. You can download the official app of the store you wish to visit or try a few popular Black Friday Shopping apps including Flipp by Flipp Corporation, 2016 Black Friday by dealnews.com Inc., Black Friday 2016 Ads by BlackFriday.fm.Sazze Inc., and Black Friday 2016 Slickdeals by Slickdeals LLC. Make sure to check out these apps before the big shopping day.
4. Have a Game Plan
You’ve done your research. Now, what? It’s time to have a game plan of which stores you would like to go first. Stores that sell electronics such as Best Buy and Walmart are notorious for having long lines, so plan accordingly. Most of us hate dealing with traffic and parking issues at the mall on Black Friday. It’s wise to go early and find a shopping center that has most of the stores that you’re planning to shop at. Another option is to stay close to the mall. The Point Orlando Resort is only 2 miles away from the Orlando International Premium Outlet Mall. You can avoid the parking nightmare by walking there. The Orlando International Premium Outlet Mall is also having a Black Friday kick-off event with live entertainment and other fun surprises. For more information, please click here.
5. Cyber Monday
Didn’t’ find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, there’s still chance to score amazing deals on Cyber Monday. Many retailers such as Amazon are known to offer huge savings on a variety of products on that day. The Point Orlando Resort is also excited to offer an incredible 24-Hours Only Sale on Cyber Monday. Don’t forget to check their social media sites to save BIG on your Orlando getaway.
The Point Orlando Resort is operated by Paramount Hospitality Management LLC. For more information, please visit www.paramounthospitality.com
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