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Making Smart Purchases On Black Friday

Posted at 3:07 PM, Nov 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The busiest shopping day of the year is coming up, and the Better Business Bureau wants to remind people to shop smart.

The National Retail Federation estimates that 164 million people will shop over the holiday weekend.  For many, it is a tradition to go to stores over the holiday weekend.

“We get to do it together, we get to eat out, we hang out, laugh and we just have a great time. We do it every year, we’re getting excited,” said shopper Carla Lockwood.

The BBB wants to remind people to be smart when they shop.

“You may want to check those return and refund policies if you buy, especially if the recipient ends up not being able to use it for whatever reason,” said Heather Clay, Director of Communications for the Better Business Bureau of Central and Eastern Kentucky.

BBB officials say to also check the Black Friday ads you see this week and notice the fine print.

You can also check out the cyber deals from the comfort of your own home, but the BBB says you still have to be careful.

“It’s a good idea to use a credit card if you’re shopping online. You may say, ‘I don’t want to run up that bill, but you may have some extra protections if something goes wrong,” said Clay.

She says that websites that are secure will start with https. You want to make sure that there is an address and contact information for the website, should something go wrong.

For more tips on safe shopping, click here.

The Fayette Mall will open at 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday and the first 100 people to enter the doors at the mall entrance near P.F. Changs will receive $10 gift cards. For more information on Black Friday deals at the mall: http://www.shopfayette-mall.com/deals