Black Friday Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

Typical North American mall on Black Friday shopping.

Finish your holiday shopping list safely with these tips.

Thanksgiving is just a day away, which means that Black Friday is only two days away! With some of the best deals all year, you can get all of your holiday shopping done in one trip if you take the time to plan. To help avoid any trouble while shopping, keep these Black Friday safety tips in mind.

  • If you are going with a group, plan a designated meeting place and time. Separating can help to ensure that you get every item on your list. Your cell service may not be the best during Black Friday, which could mean you can’t communicate to your friends where you are.
  • If you are driving to different stores, store all items in your trunk. Thieves think of Black Friday as the perfect time to break into cars to make off with new loot. Hiding everything that you buy can help to ensure that your belongings stay safe.
  • Take note of where you parked your car. Remember a landmark or what you see out of the front windshield of your car so that you do not have to wander around the parking lot with arms full of bags.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. You will be walking and standing for long periods of time while shopping. Wearing the right shoes will help to avoid any feet or back pains when you get back home.
  • Empty your pockets before you start shopping. The less you bring with you into the store, the fewer items thieves have the chance to steal. Only bring what is necessary, such as your ID and one credit card.

All of us at Desert Empire Insurance in Palm Desert, California would like to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving and safe Black Friday shopping!