Once Thanksgiving is over with, many will be heading to stores in search of a Black Friday deal, but the Better Business Bureau wants you to keep a few tips in mind to shop smarter. One thing the BBB suggests is to keep a shopping budget, as well as to keep a keen eye on the products that are on sale to make sure you're actually getting a good deal.
Mara Clingingsmith with the Better Business Bureau appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and says keeping a budget while you shop is a good way to make sure you don't end up spending more than you would like.
Clingingsmith also advises shoppers to keep a close eye on the products on sale on Black Friday, saying manufacturers will often sell similar items for cheaper that day that aren't the same items you may see on store shelves the rest of the year.
The Better Business Bureau also suggests checking to find out if there are any hidden fees associated with the markdowns you may see on store shelves this Friday.