Black Friday is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year to grab a bargain. I’m sharing my best Black Friday tips to help you save big this year!
A lot of people think Black Friday deals might not be all they’re cracked up to be. Yes it’s true some retailers do use sneaky tactics to increase their profits, but it is still possible to get some great bargains. Personally I think if you do it right you can save a fortune…just make sure you’re not dragged into the madness and end up buying things you don’t need!
Do Your Research In Advance
I write my Christmas shopping list in advance so I know all the specific items I need to get. If you do this it’s a lot easier to get a genuine bargain.
In the run up to Black Friday, I keep an eye on the prices of the products I’m after. This way you can see if they’ve already been reduced and know if they’ve been pushed back up again on the day.
Sign Up For A Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Amazon’s Black Friday deals have already started and there are some great bargains to be had. If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, sign up for a free 30 day trial to get early access to their Lightning Deals. You’ll also get access to free one-day delivery, music and movies! and early access to their Lightning Deals. Just remember to cancel before the 30 days are up if you don’t want to pay for it!
Get An Extra Discount With Zeek
Zeek is a website that sells people’s unwanted gift cards for a discount. If you know there’s an online shop you’ll be buying from, see if you can get a discounted gift card to make your spend a bit cheaper.
Sign up to Zeek with my link and you’ll get £3 off your first purchase.
Always Compare Prices With Other Retailers
Don’t assume just because it’s reduced it’s the cheapest on the market! Google’s shopping feature is great for quickly comparing prices.
Use Cashback Sites
Quidco and TopCashBack both give you money back on your online shopping. All you need to do is sign up, then visit the retailer you want to buy from via the link on the cashback site.
Both sites can take a long time to pay out – I’m talking months in some cases. But, it’s just extra money you won’t have otherwise so see it as a bonus whenever it does come in! Personally I prefer Quidco and rarely use TopCashback, but if you want to really get the highest value, sign up to both and compare the cashback rates before you shop.
DON’T BUY THINGS YOU DON’T NEED!
It may sound obvious but it’s actually really easy to get caught up in the hype and end up spending a load more than you intended or buy things you don’t need purely because they are ‘bargains’. If you didn’t want or need it is it really a bargain? I think not! I’ve got a clear list of items I need for my Xmas shopping and they are the ONLY things I’ll be buying.
Keep Track Of All The Latest Deals
There are lots of social media pages and websites that post details of current deals, bargains and glitches. My favourite is Latest Deals. Bargain hunters share their deals as they find them so it’s great for finding bargains before they’re all gone!
I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the day with the best bargains and discounts so ‘Like’ and follow my page to save big on your Xmas shopping!