How to shop savvy on Black Friday with MyVoucherCodes

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Black Friday is almost here. Already! I can’t believe this year has flown by so fast! Black Friday 2017 falls on Friday 24th November. For the first time in a couple of years I’m not away or on holiday. YES! In years gone by I have always used Black Friday as an opportunity to save myself money on items that I genuinely want/need, but I have also been sucked in to buying a few impulse buys too. Cat Christmas costume anyone?! Today I want to talk to you about how to shop savvy this Black Friday with MyVoucherCodes and my top tips.

How to shop savvy on Black Friday with MyVoucherCodes

Use discounted gift cards

Often websites will accept gift cards, as well as shops. If you know that you’re going to be making a purchase then you can look for discounted gift cards. You can often save £s on gift cards, typically the larger the gift card the larger the saving.

Sign up to newsletters

By signing up to newsletters from your favourite companies not only will you be kept informed about their Black Friday deals but you may also receive a discount code. Some brands offer 10-20% discount codes just for signing up to their newsletter and becoming a customer for the first time.

Look for voucher codes

Personally I’m always looking for ways to save time as well as money. Using one website to look for Black Friday deals, like MyVoucherCodes Black Friday page, is a great way to find voucher codes and offers without spending lots of time on it. This year I’m looking for Currys PC World voucher codes as I know they always have fantastic Black Friday dealsI can’t wait to be in a queue with 80,000 other people or whatever it was last year! 

Have a list of items you want to purchase

If you’re looking for specific items, such as a new television, then think about what your requirements are beforehand. What size screen do you want? If you want a console what type do you want? Make a list to try and help yourself stay on track and avoid making lots of impulse purchases.

Shop online to avoid the crowds

If like me you can’t bear the though of all the hype of people pushing and shoving, and local newspaper reporters trying to get the best shots, then just stay home and shop online. That is what I will be doing. I love being able to make purchases from the comfort of my own home and it makes all the easier to see if something is genuinely a good deal. The internet has made it so simple for us to save money and look for deals too.

Think ahead to special occasions

Is there a wedding coming up? What about a Birthday? Look around for items that you can pick up cheap during Black Friday to help you grab a bargain.

Make yourself a budget

Be realistic about what you can afford to spend. Nobody should get in to debt just to own another television or another games console. Christmas also doesn’t need to cost you £1000s so make sure you set yourself a realistic budget. It can be really easy to get swept up with the madness that is Black Friday.

I’m really looking forward to Black Friday this year. I’ve saved up some Amazon vouchers and I’ve got myself a budget. We don’t have a huge amount of items that we are looking for but I would definitely be swayed by a new smartwatch. I wish Apple did Black Friday discounts on their latest range – wouldn’t that be fab!

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with My Voucher Codes. The tips above and this post are all my own words and opinions.

2 Responses

  1. PKaurK November 21, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Great post!

    Having a list before going shopping is an absolute must. It’s sooo easy to get side tracked and spend too much on things I probably won’t even use.

    • katykicker November 22, 2017 / 11:28 am

      I wish there was an equivalent of ‘eat a snack’ before food shopping but for Black Friday deals. Maybe ‘buy a small treat?’ haha!

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