It’s almost our favorite day of the year — that’s right, Black Friday! We’ve been collecting the best Black Friday tips from our Tanger shoppers, and we want to share them with YOU. If you follow these five steps, you’re sure to have the most successful Black Friday shopping trip ever. From beginning to end, Tanger Outlets has you covered! Keep scrolling, and take notes!
Step #1: Make Your Shopping List
Who are you shopping for this season? Based on a poll we conducted on Instagram, most of you are shopping for kids and grandkids! Lucky for you, Tanger has the perfect gifts at all your favorite brand name stores for each person on your list. Don’t worry if you’re struggling to make your list! A few days before Black Friday, take a trip to your local center and walk the property. That way you’ll be able to see what stores are nearest to you, and you’ll be inspired by all the gift ideas. Your list will start to flow easily! And don’t forget to check out the Deals page to find out which of your favorite stores are having the best sales of the season! We know that will definitely help you plan where you want to stop during Black Friday.
Step #2: Wake Up & Get Caffeinated!
This is quite possibly the most crucial step of Black Friday. After Thanksgiving dinner comes food coma naps — we’ve all been there! But we don’t want you to sleep through the sales! Set an alarm on your phone as a reminder to get up and get shopping. Be sure to pour yourself a cup of coffee before you head out! Since most of our locations open at 6:00pm on Thanksgiving night, you have a long night (and day) of shopping ahead of you! You don’t want to run out of steam. Carefully plan out your coffee breaks to ensure that you can make the most of your shopping trip all day long. If you have to stop multiple times, be sure to get your coffee to go!
Step #3: Stay Charged
Equally as important as keeping yourself charged, is keeping your phone charged! Make sure you grab a portable charger before leaving the house. That way you’ll be able to download the Tanger App to browse deals and steals as they come in throughout the day! You’ll never skip a beat if you keep your phone charged.
Step #4: Create a Plan of Action
Once you set foot at your center, the first thing you should do is find a center map and pick up a store directory at Shopper Services. This will allow you to quickly map out your course of action. Bonus Tip: if you’re shopping with a group, be sure to circle your meeting point on the Handheld Store Directory, so you can divide and conquer throughout the day!
Step #5: Dress in Your Coziest Clothes
The only way you’ll be able to keep moving and grooving throughout the day is if you’re dressed appropriately! We’re talking sneakers, leggings (for the ladies) and joggers (for the men)! If it’s cold in the morning, be sure to LAYER. Once it warms up, you can tie a jacket or sweater around your waist.
Walk into Black Friday with purpose knowing you’ve charted out the best possible plan for your day of shopping! After all, it’s the details that matter when it comes to a long day — like coffee and clothes! But above all else, don’t forget the reason you’re out and about on this special day. Keep your loved ones in mind as you navigate the shopping frenzy, and be sure to pick up everyone’s perfect gifts — all at Tanger! Good luck, and happy saving!