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AD. 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.
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 deals. I 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!
If you’re looking to make some extra money online then be sure to check out my post of great ways to make and save money.