Hip2Save Video: 9 Black Friday Shopping Tips

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A BIG thanks to the super talented musician, Jessica Frech, who wrote and performed the “Black Friday Night” song featured in this video. If you enjoyed this song, be sure to check out Jessica’s You Tube Channel, website, Facebook page and Twitter page. Thank you, Jessica!


If you are indeed planning to brave the stores this Friday, November 29th, be sure to check out all the Black Friday match-ups found here, check out the Black Friday Deals 2013 board on Hip2Save’s Pinterest page and/or click directly below for more specific information (note that I will be posting even more store match-ups this coming week!)…

10 Hottest Items for Black Friday (+ Best Deals!)
Office Depot: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Old Navy: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Shopko: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Staples: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Petco: 2013 Black Friday Deals
PetSmart: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Big Lots: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Sam’s Club: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Michaels: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Kmart: 2013 Black Friday Deals
JoAnn Fabrics: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Lowe’s: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Sears: 2013 Black Friday Deals
CVS: 2013 Black Friday Deals (11/28-11/30)
Walgreens: 2013 Black Friday Deals (11/28-11/30)
Rite Aid: 2013 Black Friday Deals (11/28-11/30)
Best Buy: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Kohl’s: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Target: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Walmart: 2013 Black Friday Deals
JCPenney: 2013 Black Friday Deals
ToysRUs: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Radio Shack: 2013 Black Friday Deals
Macy’s: 2013 Black Friday Deals

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Comments 93

  1. Denise

    FYI Khols shoppers, don’t forget you CAN checkout at customer service. I don’t think everyone knows this, so the lines tend to be shorter ๐Ÿ™‚ Great video, Collin! Thanks!

  2. Sassi

    Victoria Secret just sent me $10 off any purchase for my birthday woo! I will be sending Colin a video later on how to save at Justice. This is one of my daughters fav places but it always hurts my bank account. I am going to start my shopping Thanksgiving evening I believe!

  3. Ali

    The thing I have learned during black friday sales after many years of fighting the crowds and wasting my own time is buy hot gifts on line. Going to the stores looking for the hot toy etc never works. I still go to get amazing deals on clothing etc, but don’t bother looking for the front page items anymore. They are almost always gone.

  4. MsAnnie

    What a fun video Colin filled with all great tips, The four of you should think of making a record, sounded great~~You have such a wonderful personality and are such a gener
    ous person. Thank you for all you do~~Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family~~

  5. Kristina

    You also want to make sure to look for items near the checkout, some people change their minds half way through the line and stuff gets left at the checkout

  6. Lisa

    Ur so funny luv ur videos!

  7. Celline

    Off subject but … Collin what’s the sunglasses you’re wearing on video? It’s soooooo beautiful!!! I want one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Samantha

    Fun video! My daughter, Joslyn, thinks you have a pretty name, Collin:)

  9. Kay Wilson

    I notice that there aren’t any Office Max deals listed. Is that because they’re merging with Office Depot? The Max Perks freebie deals stopped once school started and I was hoping for some good ones.

  10. Barbie

    LOL!! Love the video!!!

  11. llyda

    watching your video, I LAUGHT SO HARD. I totally agree on the part when u said bring a friend and grab her one.. love it love it..

  12. Crystal

    one of your best videos collin. i was laughing so much at the end and so was my 4 year old daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the tips.

  13. Andria

    I LOVED THIS VIDEO SO MUCH! You are just a fun person i always enjoy watching your videos. Loved the idea of cupcakes! lol

  14. steph

    Do UGGS go on sale during Black Friday? ANy idea?

  15. Laura

    Loved it! AND I must say, Collin, you look AMAZING! Werk it, gurl ;P No seriously, Amazeballs!

  16. Todd

    Thanks for the tips. youre awesome….Is it wrong that I joke with my wife and call you my “Coupon Wife”? She gets so jealous…Its hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Elizabeth M

    OMG! Love it!!!

  18. Michele

    Be kind to your sales associates, cashiers and managers. They have been working extremely long hours, working endless pallets of freight, setting ads and training new holiday staff.

    Remember to clean up after yourself if you are trying on shoes, coats, apparel put the product back the way you found it. I can tell you from experience that women are the biggest slobs!

    Bring a treat for your cashier, I once made baggies of candy for all the stores I planned on hitting. (They loved it!) A simple candy cane will make someone’s day too.

    Make small talk with others while waiting in line. Find the positive, talk about the weather, amazing deals, favorite Christmas songs or how much shopping they have completed. Don’t stand around complaining about how long the lines are!

    Finally remember that the associates that are helping you in the stores are real people and have given up their family time to be there for you!

    • nel

      This is my favorite comment because it really isn’t about you at all. It is about making the day better for everyone around you!!! You’re the kind of gal I want to hang out with!

  19. Roxy

    Super cute video, as usual. I have 2 things to say:
    1. Have you guys watched the last episode of The Middle? Frankie goes shopping before Thanksgiving and she acts like a crazy woman? It is hilarious!

    2. My Black Friday story 2 years ago. My husband and I were pretty broke. We were in town for Thanksgiving and our car brokw down and we couldn’t afford to fix it. We decided to go out and it was raining, so we went to Walmart and bought all their $1 rain ponchos (they only had 16) and tried to sell them in front of Target. Most people had umbrellas or didn’t seem to care about the rain. We sold about 5. We were soooo disappointed. Not good business people. Can you tell? ๐Ÿ™‚ We were able to return them fortunately. So don’t do it. Try hot cocoa instead. Or hot tea. They say it will be freezing in many states, so something hot would be great if you want to make some money on Black Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Janice

    LOVE your video Collin – you look so cute girl!!!

  21. Amanda

    LOVE THAT VIDEO! MADE MY MORNING! GOOD JOB GIRLS!!!!!!!!!

  22. Jackie

    Superbad video Collin! Lol decaf… um Ill pass bring on the caffeine!

  23. Amy

    Best tip of all…..#9!:)

  24. Shelly

    This is great! I would go just for the cupcakes! Lol. Keep up the good work. I really appreciate all you do thanks so much.

  25. artemis

    Thank you for the entertainment ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Pat

    I think Jessica is so talented. Didn’t she have a video on your site that she did in a store about shopping with coupons?

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