EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — It’s the day of the year when an empty parking spot and an abandoned shopping cart are rare finds. It’s Black Friday.
“We always run out of carts,” said Neil Crowley, Target store director.
Some stores like Target are busy stocking shelves in preparation for Friday’s crowds
“We have a lot of people waiting outside. Shopping for a lot of people is a social event. Everything will be open 100%. We’ll have the check lanes where you can only enter them from one way to kind of keep the lines moving,” said Crowley.
“We always try to get people to get in early, get what they need, shop the store and get those few key items that they’re missing,” said Chris Vinson, Meijer Store Director.
Other stores are already offering low prices.
“We’re offering a week-long Black Friday add, We’re offering a Thursday, Friday door-buster ad. This Thursday it starts at 6 a.m., and then also on Saturday we’re going to have an ad that’ll feature our Santa Bucks for the consumers,” said Vinson.
According to Wallet Hub, the items that typically have the best deals on Black Friday are jewelry, books, movies, music, clothing and consumer packaged goods. While the worst deals are consumer electronics, furniture, computers, phones and appliances.
To find the most deals, head to larger retailers like BigLots!, Meijer, Costco and Office Depot.
Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, an important thing to remember is if you see an item you like, go ahead and grab it. If you wait too long, that item may be gone.
If staying home and shopping online, to avoid scams the Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to double check the site is secure before checking out, review terms and conditions and ensure the site has a legitimate return policy.
To help give back this thanksgiving season Meijer is donating one meal to local food banks for every photo posted to social media with the hashtag Meijer-simply-give.
(This story was originally published on November 27, 2019)