Today, I’m sharing my tips with you to make sure you’re getting a GREAT deal on Black Friday next week….
For the last few years, I’ve done a fair amount of my Christmas shopping on Black Friday and although I couldn’t tell you how much money I’ve saved exactly, I can tell you it’s been a good few hundred pounds.
It hasn’t all been great deals and bargains though and I can think of at least one thing that I bought in my first year of Black Friday shopping where the thrill of a bargain over-rode the good sense I like to think that I usually have when I’m shopping – Dyson handheld vacuum, I’m looking at you here.
I literally saw that it was reduced to more than half of its usual retail price and went for it immediately on total impulse because I didn’t want to lose this amazing deal. I regretted my purchase after about the second or third use but it was too late by that point to return it. After Black Friday, it did go back up in price so I did get a bargain but not as big a bargain as I’d thought as the price it went back up to was certainly not to the RRP that had been stated on Black Friday!
Ever since then, I’ve tried really hard to make sure that anything I buy on Black Friday is a genuinely great deal and today, with a week to go until the big day, I thought I’d share some of my tips with you to help you save money on Black Friday….
How to make sure you’re getting a GREAT deal on Black Friday
* Make a list of the things you need before the day itself and try hard to stick to it. If you come across something that’s a great deal that’s not on your list then make sure you consider your purchase very carefully.
* Search online for the best prices for the things on your list to make sure that you know what a ‘good’ price for your items. If you know what a good price is before you start your Black Friday shopping then you’ll know what a GREAT price is.
* When you’re satisfied that you’ve got a great deal in the bag, don’t just leave it at that. Check a voucher site like MyVoucherCodes to see if there are any additional discounts that are available that will bring the price of your purchase down even more. I always do this and often find a cheeky little 10% off code or a code for free delivery.
* Sometimes it might pay you to add something else to your basket to take you over the free postage threshold. Last week, I was buying some makeup for Miss Frugal for Christmas (please don’t tell her haha) and by adding a £5 facemask (I know, I know) then I saved £3.95 postage charges. This meant that the over-priced facemask actually only cost £1.05 which is a price I’m a lot more comfortable with paying!
* Remember to use cashback sites where you can too – every saving matters.
* Make sure you have an overall budget for the day if you do plan to do some shopping – don’t overspend, especially so soon before Christmas.
* Make sure whatever you buy can be returned in case you decide not to keep whatever it is once the thrill of the bargain as faded – and remember my Dyson, don’t use whatever it is until you’ve given yourself a cool down period!
* Now’s the time to check your emails because the chances are that companies who you’ve bought from in the past or have signed up to the newsletter will be emailing you to let you know what discounts they’re offering you.
I hope you get some great deals on the things you’re looking for 😉
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