Where will you be on the 25th at midnight?

As the holiday season approaches, students begin to bundle up in winter clothing: trench coats, puffer vests, scarves, and you can’t forget the “boots with the fur.” However, the heavy materials and faux fur used to make winter apparel can be expensive. The last thing college students need is more expenditure, so it’s important to shop smart when you’re on a tight budget.

That’s why Black Friday might be a good option for students who are broke and want to stay on trend. Every year stores open their doors to crowds of people the day after Thanksgiving for unbeatable sales.

However, if you’re anything like me, you cringe at the thought of being crammed into a store like sardines. The hype surrounding Black Friday has made it dangerous; many people have gotten injured or died trying to battle the crowds as the doors open. As much as I love Target, dying there doesn’t sound ideal. So instead, I choose to shop on Cyber Monday. This retail holiday provides great deals like free shipping on all orders and unrivaled sales, all while in the comfort of your own home.

Nevertheless, if you’re willing to experience the Black Friday venture you might want to go light on the turkey and pumpkin pie. If you overindulge, you might become sedentary and lose the energy you’ll need for the shopping frenzy. So leave the stuffing for the turkey. With that said, I would also recommend talking to a Black Friday veteran to get some advice and get organized. Have fun!

Are you going to be a part of Black Friday this year? Would you recommend it?