Black Friday Survival Guide


Approximately 116 million Americans will leave their homes on Black Friday and indulge in the shopping mall and retail madness. If you’re one of the 116 million, you should think about visiting these stores to get the best deals, and their average discounts, according to WalletHub.


Stage retail store 69.8%
Belk retail store 66.9%
Bealls Florida retail store 62.6%
JCPenney  61.0%
Kohl’s  57.1%
New York & Company 56.3%
Dick’s Sporting Goods 52.3%
Kmart 51.8%
Sears 49.2%
Fred Meyer 47.1%


Other popular department stores that offer high discounts include Macy’s, with 46.1% off, Nordstrom with 36.9%, and both Walmart and Target with 33.6%. 

Bring your store credit cards or members rewards cards. Places like Macy’s and PetCo offer additional savings.Check coupons in your local ads, many stores that have discounts for Black Friday also accept additional discounts. Make sure they are clipped and ready to go!Once you’re set on a store, here are some things you should bring to maximize your shopping experience. 

  1. See if your store of interest offers a map so you can plan your route!
  2. Have a gift list so you know exactly what you’re looking for.
  3. Reusable bags are a must.
  4. Bring a water bottle in snacks incase there are hectic lines and you’re stuck in “traffic.”