10 Nov BLACK FRIDAY IN NYC: 4 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR
GET THROUGH BLACK FRIDAY IN NYC WITH THESE EASY TIPS
Black Friday is almost here, and that means the best shopping deals and general insanity in major retailers, black Friday shops and shopping malls in the New York City area.
If you’re gearing up to brave the craziness this year, you might be a little intimidated by the idea of balancing transportation, budget and your gift list while also battling the other shoppers for great deals and dealing with the temporary black Friday store hours during the black Friday weekend then reverting again to normal hours.
If you’re looking for information on the best places to shop, how to get there and general tips on surviving the experience and maybe even get some black Friday savings, keep reading!
FIND THE BEST SHOPPING SPOTS
When you know the best shopping centers for Black Friday sales, you can create a better plan-of-attack for your day.
These are our particular favorite shopping spots in and around NYC:
- 5th Avenue: It’s one of the most immortalized shopping spots in the world, and for good reason: you can stop into department store classics like Bloomingdale’s, Saks 5th Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman, while also working in a few ultimate luxury retailers while you’re out. Think expansive brick-and-mortar stores like Versace, Prada, Valentino, Lord & Taylor, Armani and more.
- Roosevelt Field: One of Long Island’s best-known shopping centers, Roosevelt Field is a great spot for all-in-one Black Friday deals, with department store favorites like Bloomingdale’s, JCPenney, and Nordstrom, while also offering luxury retailers like Coach, Kate Spade and Rolex.
- Cross County Shopping Center: Located in Yonkers, the Cross County Shopping Center offers plenty of prime Black Friday shopping retailers, like the Armani Exchange, New York and Company, Michael Kors and Macy’s.
CREATE A BLACK FRIDAY BUDGET (AND STICK TO IT!)
One of the biggest concerns for Black Friday shoppers during the holiday shopping season is maintaining a budget while they’re out and about. But one of the biggest temptations for these same shoppers is spending money on sale items that they don’t even need.
Curtail your chances of overspending this Black Friday by creating a strict budget.
Go through your finances carefully and use this data to decide exactly how much you can spend when you head out on Black Friday.
If you need extra guidance or a more concrete representation of your budget, consider putting together a special budget spreadsheet. Make a printout and carry it with you as you make a plan of attack for Black Friday.
Having a physical copy of your budget available to look at will help you suppress the desire to spend money on things you know you don’t need.
GET THE BEST TRANSPORTATION FOR THE DAY
Transportation is a very important part of a successful Black Friday, especially in a place like New York City or its surrounding areas.
Finding parking within a reasonable distance to the store or mall you’re visiting will no doubt be a stressful process on Black Friday; why not invest in car service and skip all of the transportation woes that are causing you anxiety?
Car service on Black Friday means you’ll have a beautiful luxury vehicle to ride in to each destination; you won’t have to park blocks or even miles away and hoof it to the store of your choice, either. Your chauffeur will drop you off at the spot of your choosing and retrieve you at the spot of your choosing when you’ve finished perusing the sales.
Another important part of having great transportation for Black Friday? Having a chauffeur come around to pick up your bags when you’re overloaded and need to get rid of some weight.
Simply drop your bags off in your car and continue your excursion.
Once you’ve experienced the magic of Black Friday shopping with car service on hand, you probably won’t go back.
Here’s to a great Black Friday with amazing deals and discounts and enjoyable transportation!
Contact Executive Ground Transportation to plan your Black Friday shopping trip today!
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