With Black Friday fast approaching we’ve put together a handy list to help you navigate through all of the sale signs and slashed prices which are guaranteed to be thrown at you by retailers in a bid to encourage pre-Christmas spending.
Research will come in very handy whilst you’re shopping. Knowing where to go and what to look for will speed up the process and improve efficiency. Try to find out which shops/websites will be participating in Black Friday so that you don’t waste your time; timing is crucial.
Create A List
To aid your research, ensure you make a list of everything you’ve found so when the day finally comes you are fully prepared. Try splitting it into the shops/websites you’re planning on visiting or in order of urgency; they won’t be there forever. Try to customise it with highlighters so that you have a clear plan of action.
Think Outside Of The Box
Want to guarantee a unique present for your loved ones? Try thinking outside the box with a personalised hoodie or tee. Whether it’s an in-joke or memorable picture, this will definitely get everyone talking. It can also be used year after year so it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Another thoughtful idea is an experience. As well as online retailers, attractions are also keen to get in on that Black Friday action so keep an eye out for 2-for-1 offers and kids go free deals, as these are a great way to treat the whole family at Christmas.
Shop For The Long-Run
Don’t just shop for Christmas, shop for the future. Black Friday only comes round once a year so make the most of it and buy that perfect birthday present for your best friend, or new toaster (because yours is on its last legs); guaranteed you will thank yourself for making the most of those amazing deals.
Don’t Break The Bank
With the January sales just round the corner don’t go spending all your hard earned wages on Black Friday. Be thoughtful and thrifty to ensure you still have some money left to treat yourself to all those discounted Christmas present that you wish you had received.