So, another day from across the pond has made it to the UK, Black Friday and of course, Cyber Monday. All about stores dropping their prices in a bid to get us spending for the upcoming holiday season.
Do I think its worth it? Hell yes.
Companies everywhere are dropping their prices further down than ever before, so if you are looking to do some Christmas shopping, this weekend is the perfect time to do so.
So my top tips for surviving Black Friday weekend are…
Write a list. Sounds simple, but there will be so many people after the same deals as you. So write a list and stick to it where you can. Yes, you will see things you hadn’t planned to buy, it’s going to happen, but make sure you follow some sort of list and don’t get too carried away.
Read the fine print, big stores like Asda and Sainsburys have some amazing deals coming, but some products are limited to one per customer, and quite rightly so, as some of their prices are almost to good to be true.
Be prepared to go to the shops. Many will be having online sales, but the biggest reductions to be had will be in store. So dig out the hats and gloves, because it’s bitter out there.
Next is to keep an eye on sites like Hot deals, they have some early looks at the offers available and a list of stores participating. However, I have found their list of participating stores to be a little lacking as some large toy stores like The Entertainer and Smyths are not included and they are super important for us parents. Although they may end up being added. But, if you are unsure use twitter to reach out to the companies and ask!
Lastly, common courtesy is not needed on Black Friday weekend. Shops will be full of people desperate to get the best deals, they won’t kindly let you grab the last toy or pass you that cheap duvet set their standing in front of, so don’t do it for them. You will only be disappointed and get angry.
So, cards and lists at the ready, lets shop!