8 tips on how to get the best deals this Black Friday
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Christmas is approaching faster than any of us can handle but with the biggest shopping day of the year just around the corner, there's no need for the christmas shopping to drag into December! With prices slashed across departments, Black Friday is your chance to secure those dream gifts at unbelievable prices.
Of course, there's always a downside. And the problem with Black Friday is, well... it's manic! The deals are there, but boy do you have to be quick on the keypad!
Traditionally taking place the day after Thanksgiving in the US, this year Black Friday takes place on Friday 25th November. So to help you navigate the crowds and the crashing sites, we have come up with our eight top tips to help you grab those gifts before the deal's done.TOP TIP #1 - Plan Make sure you plan, because Black Friday is no day for window shopping. It's the ultimate hardcore buy-it-as-you-see-it shopping experience. Know ahead of time what you want, where you want to get it from, and don't stray. Focus on the items you want; if you get side tracked you'll be out of the runnin. Also, remember that deals on high-demand products could be limited. Grabbing three or four items per store will also help you crunch on time. TOP TIP #2 - Budget Start by making an overall Christmas budget; include things such as food, presents and decorations. Then allocate a certain amount of money for each. Use your total budget to see how much you can actually spend on Black Friday and set a realistic amount based on items that you wish to purchase; this way you won't be disappointed. TOP TIP #3 - Start early Go out as early as you can, no hitting the snooze button! TOP TIP #4 - Look online That said, before you head out to the shops it's always worth having a look online so you can compare online prices with the in store deals - after all, this could save you some valuable shopping time.
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