Black Friday Boot Camp: Scoring Scarce Doorbusters

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(CANTON, Ohio)

Black Friday doorbusters are limited and so is the number of people who’ll find them after the doors open.

You can be one of the first to reach the right shelf if you take some advice from Sarah and Lisa Steigerwald, sisters-in-law from Canton who are the brains behind the popular couponing blog “Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring.”

They told Fox 8 Call For Action Reporter Lorrie Taylor their secret to making the most out of Black Friday sales is to pre-scan their favorite stores a day or two before Black Friday.

“Always look at the main aisle ways, the big aisle ways are going to be where you’re going to find those big ticket items, the electronics, the TVs, because they’re big products,” said Sarah.

Stay away from the smaller aisles if you’re not looking for a smaller deal, and remember, the ladies say just because you’re looking for a TV doesn’t mean you’ll find it with the rest of the electronics.

“A lot of the hot items are going to be on pallets located throughout the store, not just in that particular section,” said Lisa.

If you have a buddy, and a spouse will do, try to team up on Black Friday.

“You might head off to one retailer and your shopping buddy heads off to another retailer, that way you’re hitting two stores at one time,” said Lisa.

The same technique works even if you’re in the same store.

You head to housewares while your buddy takes toys and together you meet in the seasonal section where super serious sales are no longer scheduled for the day after Christmas.

“You’re going to find a lot of hot ticket products and items on Black Friday and pick them up then,” said Sarah.

The ladies also recommend checking out your favorite retailers’ websites and Facebook pages for Black Friday maps of their stores.

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