4. Arm Yourself With Supplies. You’re sooo not going to want to fight the lines in the food court, so bring a bottle of water and protein bars or snack packs. To save your arms (and back) bring a foldable luggage cart if you plan on purchase a large amount of items. And rather than bundling in that bulky fall/winter coat, dress in layers so you can add and subtract clothing based on the store temperature.

5. Shop Solo. While some see black friday Kathryns Black Friday Tips as a social event, we honestly find it easier to focus on true power shopping if we shop alone. The exception? Boyfriends/Husbands/Partners are great for carrying bags and watching purses … but at this point they’re pretty much on to us, and always seem to find something else to do (like sleep in).