How To Prepare For Black Friday – The Only Guide You’ll Need!

Black Friday is the highlight of the retail year. Last year in the UK over £1.4bn was spent online over Black Friday weekend alone. This year it is gearing up to be even bigger than ever. Be prepared. Be ready. Black Friday is going to be a rollercoaster but we have the ultimate guide on how to enjoy the ride and not have that constant feeling of being overwhelmed. If you follow these 6 key steps, you’re guaranteed to make the most out of Black Friday this year.

Budget Basics

The very first thing you should do is create a budget of how much you can afford to spend this Black Friday, look at the number which you definitely cannot go over. The next step you can take is to create a list of the must-have items that you have been looking forward to buying. By having these lists ready to go before Black Friday, you will have a rock-solid foundation ready to make the most of the shopping highlight of the year.

Make The Most Of Discount Sites

There is astigmatism linked with discount sites. Many people feel that they are just spam, looking for any way to hack into your personal details. In most cases, this is the complete opposite of what they really are.

Here at Discount Vouchers, our aim is to save you money. At the end of the day, if you aren’t happy neither are we. How to get the most out of Discount Vouchers is to make sure that you are receiving our daily newsletters filled to the brim with cracking deals. We include all of the big name brands that you have come to know and love. If we don’t include the brands you want, let us know so that we can improve and make sure that we have even more fantastic savings to bring you this Black Friday.

Start Shopping Sooner Rather Than Later

Contrary to belief, many of the deals actually start before Black Friday. Many of the best deals and savings will also only have limited stock. Don’t miss out on any of the items that you outlined in your lists. If you’re not quick, someone else will happily snap up the deal while you’re still waiting. I must add, be careful, just because some deals are released early doesn’t always mean that they are worth it. Always double check.

Be Social Media Savvy

We recommend following all of your favourite brands on social media. At this moment in time, social media is the best way to keep up to date with everything that brands want to say. If the idea of following all the brands you like seems a bit too much for you, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to get a highlight of all the top deals around this Black Friday and maybe even a couple of extra treats.

Don’t Be Fooled By Final Sale

Something that you should always check before you make a purchase during the discount season is to check if the item is ‘Final Sale’. This will more often than not mean that the item cannot be returned. If you have the time, it may always be worth checking the store’s returns policy before you go ahead with any purchase. You don’t want to be left with a purchase that is faulty and have no way of getting your money back.

Don’t Resort To Impulse

I know it’s hard to resist but you must stay away from any impulse buys, no matter how much you tell yourself you need it in that moment. One of the downsides with saving a lot of money on Black Friday is that it’s very easy to feel like a couple of extra items won’t affect much. It’s thinking like this that will ruin the budget that you set yourself at the very beginning.

So there you have it, the best ways to prepare for Black Friday. There was one thing I missed out. That is to have fun. Don’t get too bogged down in amongst all the sales and worrying about every little difference. Taking things too seriously will not make your shopping enjoyable.

Let us know what your Black Friday plans are…