12 Tips & Tricks for Slaying Black Friday at Camarillo Premium Outlets

Venturing out during Black Friday can be intimidating, but never fear— Visit Camarillo is here to help with some hot tips and tricks for conquering Black Friday!

We’ll even give you our super secret bonus tip: there’s no better place to find a treasure trove of Black Friday deals than the Camarillo Premium Outlets (AKA every shopper’s paradise, AKA the ultimate retail haven, AKA the den of deals, AKA shopping spree city). With that being said, we’ve curated 12 essential tips and tricks to help you navigate these outlets like a pro, maximize your savings, and make the most out of your Black Friday shopping extravaganza.

1. Shop Like a Pro with Our First Timer’s Guide

If you’re a first-timer at Camarillo Premium Outlets (or just want to brush up on your knowledge of its 160+ brand-name stores, boutiques, restaurants, and more), be sure to check out our First-Timer’s Guide to Camarillo Premium Outlets! We’re all about making your shopping dreams come true— use this guide to get familiar with some of the outlet’s locations and offerings before your Black Friday escapades.

2. Unlock Exclusive Discounts with the VIP Shopper Club

VIPs? Exclusive discounts? Say less. Sign up for Camarillo Premium Outlets VIP Shopper Club to unlock special offers, deals, and discounts from merchants. Being a savvy shopper has never been so easy. Here’s another pro tip: some stores may offer even better deals through the Holiday Guide, now available here. Check with individual merchants for the possibility of combining offers, as exclusions may apply.

3. Make Navigation Easy with Information Screens

Getting lost is never fun, especially when you’re trying to shop ’til you drop! At Camarillo Premium Outlets, navigation is a breeze with the informational screens located throughout the mall. Check these screens for everything you need for a truly seamless shopping experience, including maps, store lists, and more.

4. Book a Room and Make it a Trip

Camarillo Premium Outlets makes it easy to find everything you need and more, but why limit yourself to one day of shopping, when you could have even more days of shopping? Book a stay at one of Camarillo’s 11 accommodating hotels, motels, or inns so you can shop, rest, and repeat. Pro tip: book a room and make it your shopping home base. A perfect place to take a nap in between shopping. Lucky for you, there’s a few hotels within walking distance of the outlets.

5. Get to Know the Parking Situation

Parking stress? We’ve never heard of her! In addition to regular parking options, Camarillo Premium Outlets will be opening the dirt lots behind Crocs so everyone has a place to park while they shop. Please note there’s no shuttle service at this time.

6. Dress to Impress Not Stress

You’ll undoubtedly look like a model decked out in all your new finds, but Black Friday isn’t a day for strutting down the catwalk— this is boots-on-the-ground, in-the-weeds, good old-fashioned deal finding! Do future you a favor and dress comfortably for a day of retail discovery. For all you planners out there, the high temperature on Black Friday is looking like 68 degrees.

7. Don’t Shop on an Empty Stomach

Shopping when you’re hangry is no fun for anyone— fuel up with several dining options at the center. If you’re on the go, try a quick bite at Wetzel’s Pretzels or Starbucks, or enjoy a leisurely meal at a sit-down restaurant like Cracker Barrel or Johnny Rockets. Make sure your energy levels stay up for a full day of shopping!

8. Plan Around Black Friday Hours

Back to basics for a second— don’t forget to create your shopping plan with Black Friday hours in mind. Camarillo Premium Outlets are closed on Thursday, November 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving Day). On Black Friday, they’re open from 6 am to 9 pm. For more information on hours, click here!

9. Make a Wish List with Simon Search

Simon says… Search! Camarillo Premium Outlets’ Simon Search tool lets you find brands, sizes, and colors that are currently in stock and on sale. Use it to streamline your Black Friday trip by searching what’s available by color, size, brand, and price from all your fav stores. And be sure to check Camarillo Premium Outlets’ current list of deals and discounts, especially closer to Black Friday, and snag the best deals while making the most of your time.

10. Bring the Kids (Even the Four-Legged Ones)

Planning on making your Black Friday shopping trip a family affair? We say, the more the merrier! If you have a little one, take advantage of strollers available for rent in the breezeway next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and the Food Court in Main Court for a shopping day with less fuss. Plus, get out that extra energy with a trip to the play area in the Promenade.

Camarillo Premium Outlets is also pet-friendly, with furry friends on leashes allowed in all outdoor common areas. Please check with individual retailers for their pet policies.’

11. Visit the Management Office for Info, Gift Cards, and More

The management office is your hub for information about the mall, and the only place where you can pick up a Camarillo Premium Outlet gift card to spread the joy of shopping with the ones you love. Feel free to stop by the office from 6 am – 9 pm on Black Friday.

12. Stay Connected with Phone Charging Stations

The fine folk at Camarillo Premium Outlets understand that having your phone die during a shopping getaway is akin to leaving behind a trusted sidekick, a best friend, or an irreplaceable companion. That’s why they put USB charging ports on the Food Court umbrellas to keep you connected when you’re on the go! Head over there if your battery is looking a little too low for comfort.

With these 12 detailed tips and tricks, you’re more than ready to conquer Black Friday at the Camarillo Premium Outlets. Happy shopping, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our blogs!