6 ways to Organize

Get the Most Out of Your Black Friday Spending

Author Headshot - Reuben Hochstetler
Reuben Hochstetler
September 29, 2020

Do you feel overwhelmed or tired after Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I get it. It can be mind-boggling to decide where to spend your money. Do you spend on the biggest value or do you spend on the biggest need?

Here’s the Plan

  1. Make a list of products you need/want.
  2. Don’t spend unnecessarily until the sales begin.
  3. Buy everything on your list 🙂.

After last years Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend my wife and I decided to make a wish list for this year. The list includes things we need but aren’t urgent.

Here Are a Few Things on Our List

  • Water Filter System
  • UA Golf Pants
  • iPad Pro
  • Point and Shoot Camera
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Electric Blower
  • Electric Mower
  • Electric Weed Eater
  • Electric Snow Blower

Pretty cool list.

Make Your Wishlist

We have this list organized on my favorite web app, Airtable. Airtable is similar to a spreadsheet like Google Sheets or Excel but it lets you upload files to it and is great for organizing and storing information. We use it heavily for managing our business at Studio 331.

You don’t need to use any special software. Write your list in any notes app on your phone.

I did create a template you can copy on Google Sheets. All you need to do is click on the link below and copy it to your Google Drive

Include Normal Price of the Product

Include the normal price for these products so you can see if the Black Friday sale is really worth it.

Get Notified When the Sales Start

The best way to get notified is by subscribing to the brand’s email list. Most companies will include the sale on their website but if you want to get notified as soon as the sale begins, sign up for their email list.

Sign up for our email list. Most brands are careful to not send too many emails. We send about one email per week. Now days, it is easy to unsubscribe or change your email preferences so you stay in control of your inbox.

If brands continue to send emails after you’ve unsubscribed, flag it as spam. Email providers like Google and Yahoo take spam flags seriously.

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