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The last Friday of November can only mean one thing – BLACK FRIDAY!
I didn’t even know what Black Friday was until a couple of years ago but these days it’s my biggest shopping day of the year where I bravely head online with my Christmas shopping list and try and do as much of my Christmas shopping as I can in as short a space as possible spending the least amount of money that I’m able to.
I like to think I can find a good deal but it’s really easy to fall for some of the Black Friday deals as there are lots of them out there that aren’t really great deals at all! I’m going to share my top tips with you today to help you make sure you don’t fall for any cheeky marketing ploys and end up with a bargain that’s not really a bargain at all!
Arm yourself with a shopping list
A bargain is only a bargain if it’s something that you need. Always make yourself a shopping list so you know what you need and you’re less likely to make an impulse buy.
Make sure you can’t buy your bargain cheaper elsewhere
You can check this by doing a quick Google but the easiest way to make sure you’re paying rock bottom price is to use a price comparison site like idealo which is Europe’s leading price comparison platform that searches over 900,000 products and 200 million retailer offers.
It takes seconds to check – basically, if you see a potential bargain when you’re browsing, quickly pop onto idealo, either online or on the app, and search for your item. Then let idealo do the hard work searching the internet for the best price so you can be sure that the item in your basket is going to cost you as little as possible.
I always check I’m getting the best price for anything whether it’s a holiday, an insurance policy, my energy bills or a Christmas present and if I can find a quick way to check then I’m a fan. Honestly, idealo is super easy to use and helps you make informed decisions about the deal you think you’re getting.
Look at the price and not the saving
If you come across a bargain on your online browsing this year than make sure that it really is a bargain! It’s easy for a company to make something look like a bigger bargain than it is by inflating the RRP which makes the savings look even bigger – another reason why using a comparison price checker is a good idea.
Price check everything on your shopping list before you start
This year, I’ve price checked everything on my shopping list using the ideal app so I know right now what the best prices are for everything that I know I need to buy. I’ll do the same again on Black Friday so I am absolutely certain that I’m getting the best deals.
I’ve been keeping an eye out on the Instant Pot deals this year as so many of you have asked me about where I got mine from and how much I paid for mine and I’ve just done a quick idealo search and Amazon have just reduced their price down to £59.99 for one day only which is less than I paid for mine last year I think.
Play hard to get and leave before you buy
When you know you have a good deal, pop the item into your basket and start to check out. You’ll often get a little reminder email from the company within the hour just letting you know that you’ve forgotten to complete your purchase. These little reminders often come with a cheeky discount code to save you a little extra on your purchase.
Check the price history of your item
Another way to check if you’re getting a good deal is to check and see what the price has been in the past and idealo’s price history function is a great way to check how much an item cost over the course of the last year. That’ll give you an idea of whether your deal is actually a deal and not an overinflated price with an artificial saving.
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