Top five Black Friday tips for British shoppers
Stay ahead of the curve by signing up to your favourite retailers’ newsletters and follow them on all the social media platforms they have a presence on. Retailers will more than likely make customers aware of their Black Friday deals in advance, primarily through such mediums. So be the first to know.
Have a realistic budget
With so many deals available on Black Friday, it can be very tempting to splurge out on things you don’t really need. Therefore, have a limit on your spending by creating a clear and realistic budget.
Sign-up early as possible
Considering how much of a phenomena Black Friday is now, retailers will have an enormous surge in online traffic on the day. In turn, their websites may become painfully slow and experience unusual glitches. To overcome these issues, sign up for an online account with the retailers you are interested in shopping with a few days before Black Friday and login early on the morning of 23rd November.
Don’t underestimate research
If you are already aware of the items you want on Black Friday, then research them to assess their true market value. There are a range of comparison websites/tools which allow users to view the historical price of an item over a defined period (e.g. week, month, year etc.). By doing so, you will be able to see if the discount offered by a given retailer on a desired item is truly worth it or not.
Remember retailers’ loyalty programmes
In the whirlwind of Black Friday pandemonium, don’t forget to use loyalty programmes. Earn those all-important points, rewards and coupons with your beloved retailers on Black Friday purchases.