I hope you are well.
It seems Black Friday is back. If there is one thing I love as much as the Boxing Day sale, it is the Black Friday sale. And with the age of the internet, you can do it all from the comfort of your own bed. No need to queue for hours in the cold. Did I mention it also means not being pushed about by people grabbing just about anything they can get their hands on?
So if you are yet to indulge in the Black Friday sale or if you don’t know where to begin don’t worry. Here is my guide to making the most of the Black Friday sale.
1 MAKE A WISHLIST/FAVOURITES LIST
As Black Friday is something still relatively new to the UK, not all online retailers participate. Furthermore, the retailers that have participated in the past often have major discounts and often sell out on some stock. Therefore I highly recommend creating a wishlist on your favourite stores. Not only will this save you loads of time (as you wont be scrolling for hours) but you can buy what you want almost instantly. The stores I’ve made a wishlist on this year include Monki, H&M and Missguided.
2 SIGN UP TO THE MAILING LIST
Brands like customers who provide information. This includes customers who create accounts and sign up to the mailing list. One of the best things about signing on to a mailing list is that brands always send an e-mail as soon as a sale goes live. So to ensure you know when the sale goes live sign up to the mailing list.
3 WAIT TILL THURSDAY EVENING/FRIDAY MORNING
Many brands begin their Black Friday sales before Friday. These discounts mainly vary from 10% – 25%. Unless you see something you really want, it’s not worth buying something. This is because most brands don’t reveal their discounts of 30%+ till the actual Friday.
4 CYBER MONDAY?
From my experience of last years sales, Cyber Monday is something that is yet to hit the UK. Although it might be tempting to wait till Monday for any online sales I really suggest purchasing on Friday. The only time I would suggest waiting till Monday is if the sale is around 20%. However, with no real guarantee of Cyber Monday taking place, I really wouldn’t risk it.
5 TACKLING THE SHOPS
This is something for the brave. If you have found the courage to go to the shops then I’d suggest going during the opening hours. Although it will mean you being stuck in a massive herd of people, you will have a higher chance of getting the products you want. However let me just say that this is not for the light-hearted. As someone who has done this in the past, I seriously recommend doing any buying online.
Until The Next Time
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