LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry forecasters expect holiday spending to heat up this year. The National Retail Federation projects an increase of more than 4 percent over 2013 sales. That rate is more than 40 percent higher than the average annual holiday spending growth over the past ten years.
But consumers are also expected to remain price sensitive. That means you're likely to have plenty of bargain-hunting company sharing the shopping excitement with you on Black Friday. Retailers are preparing for the uptick with attractive deals, and shoppers who plan ahead are likely to benefit most. Here are some tips for the savvy Black Friday shopper.
Start with a list. Write down everyone you're shopping for and your preliminary gift ideas. This will focus your bargain-hunting efforts and help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Take advantage of all the information available in advance. Black Friday deals of some retailers have been going public since just after Halloween. And you have plenty of help finding them from Web sites that specialize in posting copies of retailers' ads and flyers.
Check Local Merchants Too. You'll see plenty of deals advertised by major national chains. But don't forget your local newspapers, coupon magazines, apps and Web sites to help you find bargains at neighborhood businesses.
Combine Savings Opportunities. You may be able to increase your savings with coupons for items already on sale. Loyalty programs can also help. For example, Turkey Hill Minit Markets offers customers a creative way to turn holiday shopping into fuel savings.
"We have plenty of Black Friday deals of our own on products from ice cream to smartphones and tablets—not to mention a free cup of coffee, fountain drink, or Slushey to keep you energized and refreshed while you shop," said Kim Hertzog, Public Relations Manager, Turkey Hill Minit Markets.
"But there's a great reason to make Turkey Hill your first Black Friday stop," she added. "We sell gift cards for many of the merchants you'll want to visit. You can spend them like cash where you plan to shop. Just present your Turkey Hill Rewards card when you buy them in our stores, and you'll earn points that you can use to save on your next fill-up at Turkey Hill."
About Turkey Hill
With corporate offices in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Turkey Hill has stores across the Keystone State, as well as an expanding presence in Ohio and Indiana. The chain of stores offers customers a wide range of products and services including gasoline, deli sandwiches, lottery tickets and gift cards. Turkey Hill is also the largest distributor of Turkey Hill Dairy milk, ice cream and iced tea. For more information, please visit turkeyhillstores.com or contact Kim Hertzog at (717) 299-8908 or [email protected].
SOURCE Turkey Hill Minit Markets