We all know that it’s a shopping season because all occasions are lineup, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas all are on way. And basically they all link to shopping. To celebrate all these means you have to shop a lot, this season is mainly a season of hustling in which everybody is rushing towards something, you have to face many hurdles and some of your ideas will fail to work according to your plan. But still you combat with all these and try to make your best. If we talk about Black Friday than first thing that triggers our mind is storm of people, and a tiring and hectic day. Shopping is a difficult task especially in case of Black Friday, where you need to be careful on many things; the first main task is your security, how to keep yourself and your near ones away from any mishap.
Here are some safety tips which will help you during shopping.
PREPARE A LIST WHERE TO VISIT
Black Friday is a busy day for majority of us. The first step you have to take is to plan. We all know that work without plan mostly fails. So prepare a list for the stores which you have to visit, keep your eyes and ears open about the deals which retailers are offering, than organize your list of store which you have to visit first . After organizing a list to visit you have to prepare a list for all the stuff which you want to buy. This will be easier for you, because until and unless you know what you have to buy your mind will not distract and you will focus on it.
DON’T RUN ALONE
Since its black Friday, it will be difficult for you to shop alone, so it’s better to take someone with you because you alone will not be able to bear the whole burden of Black Friday. You may need support on many steps, if you will take someone with you, you will feel secure and they can help you out.
DON’T FORGET TO TAKE PERSONAL DATA WITH YOU
Before going out for shopping you need to carry your personal information with you. Not only yours but asked your children or your partner about their ID cards too. In case of any emergency these documents will help out.
REFRESH YOURSELF WITH A WATER BOTTLE
It takes a lot of time to shop on Black Friday and there are chances that you might lose your energy, for this you have to carry yourself with a water bottle, juice or something to eat. This will keep you fresh and you can kick out your hunger while standing in a long awaited queue.
BE AWARE ABOUT THE CORRUPT RETAILER
In these days chance of betrayal is high. So shop only from those places on which you have trust. You should have some knowledge about that shop or brand, if you will not have any knowledge than anyone can make you fool easily.
WHAT TO CARRY?? CREDIT CARD OR CASH??
It’s better to carry credit card instead of cash because if you will carry a large amount of cash with you than there will be more chance of theft and anyone can attack you anytime. Wear casual clothes. Keep your credit cards safe under your coat pockets.
PREVENT YOURSELF FROM PICKPOCKET
In this season pickpocket got huge profits, this is their peak season. As they are truly aware how the crowd will be on Black Friday, they try to make best of it. So you need to carry your wallet in a bag and keep your bag near to your body. According to research report there is high rate of complains against pickpockets during November and December season.
BE ALERT ABOUT THE EMERGENCY EXIT
Keep your mind alert about any dangerous situation. Because if you don’t know about the emergency exists, then it will become difficult for you to escape in any critical situation.
KEEP YOUR CELL PHONES FULLY CHARGED
Make sure that your cell phones are with you. And they should be powered on and fully charged. Keep a communication touch with your partners.
CENTRE PLACE TO MEET
Finding someone in Black Friday crowd is really a big task. If you are shopping with your children or family than you need to setup a meeting place and make sure that everyone should gather there after shopping.
DON’T SHUT YOUR EYES AND EARS
We become too much busy in shopping that we forget our surroundings. What is happening around you, you need to be aware of it, keep your eyes and ears attentive and if you see something mysterious than immediately report it to the security.
DON’T FORGET WHERE YOU PARKED
Parking is always a main issue on Black Friday. It takes almost hour to find parking, and luckily if you get the parking than the thing is that you have to remember where you park, note it down on a piece of paper and keep it with you.
SHOP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN CARRY
Doesn’t mean if it’s Black Friday than you have to go crazy and you have to buy lot of things. Shop as much as you can carry, if you will become unable to carry your stuff than it will become a burden for you. And it will only give you tuff time. Try to buy only that stuffs which are necessary.
It’s a famous phrase that prevention is better than cure. So you need to adapt some tips for yourself before you indulge in these situations.