6 Misleading Advertising Ploys To Beware Of This Black Friday

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Nov 12, 2019 4:40:01 PM

Here at Jolt Credit Union, we hate to see your money go to waste, so we've put together a list of misleading advertising schemes you may come across when hunting for deals this Black Friday.

Be an informed consumer and shop smartly!

Very limited quantities

That $200-off supersized TV screen on the front page of the big-box circular that just landed in your mailbox looks like an incredible deal-until you show up at the store on Black Friday, only to find it's sold out. Of course, no deal lasts forever, but when a store that has only been open for the day a few hours claims it's already run out of an item, you can assume it only stocked a very limited quantity. The heavily marked-down and heavily advertised item was a ploy to get you into the store to shop.

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Topics: Black Friday

How Can I Shop Safely On Black Friday?

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Nov 21, 2017 9:33:11 AM

Q: I love Black Friday but I worry about the risks. With the possibility of being trampled or of my credit card being compromised, there's so much that can go wrong! How can I protect myself without missing out on the biggest shopping day of the year?

A: Black Friday does pose some serious risks to shoppers, but with the proper safety measures, you can happily join the bargain-hungry crowds on Nov. 24.

Here's how:

1.) Plan ahead

Planning ahead means you'll spend less, be out of line faster and decrease your risks. Sites like BlackFriday.com can help you plan your day and find the best deals.

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Topics: Shopping, Black Friday

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