We can’t believe it either, but Christmas is coming! Get ahead of the game on your Christmas shopping and grab some bargains this Black Friday.
Black Friday is on 29 November this year. To help you bag the best deal, we’ve put together our guide to getting the most from Black Friday. Good luck!
Which brands offer discounts?
The quick answer is… everyone! Black Friday is mostly known for deals on TVs and electronics but don’t forget, Black Friday discounts extend beyond the usual suspects.
Brands like EasyJet, Boots and even Morrisons have Black Friday deals planned - so make sure you check your favourite shops to see if they’re taking part this year.
Top Tip! Brands often start selling discounted goods long before Black Friday actually hits - so make sure you’ve got your eyes peeled for an early deal.
Where can I go for the kids?
Our Pick: The Toy Shop
This year, the Toy Shop is offering up to 75% off as part of its Black Friday sale. You can check out their special offers at any time here.
Where can I go for tech and gadgets?
Our Pick: Currys PC World
They are planning offers across everything from headphones to washing machines, Smart Tech and coffee machines from top brands. Register your interest and be the first to hear about Black Friday deals.
Know someone in need of a new laptop? Currys PC World has a huge range of laptops and most importantly, a list of things for you to consider before you make your purchase to ensure that you make the right call.
Why not update your TV in time for all those Christmas movies? Check out their TV guide.
Can’t wait till Black Friday? Take a look at their flash deals.
Where can I go for sports goods?
Our Pick: SportsDirect
SportsDirect are rolling out a full weekend of unmissable deals and exclusive offers - this is not something you want to miss out on. Make sure you’re the first to know by signing up to their newsletter.
SportsDirect have a huge range for both men and women. From clothing, sporting accessories and brands including Adidas, Nike and Puma. Check out their dedicated women’s section here.
Plus, SportsDirect have everything from trainers, football boots and workout gear to walking boots and golf accessories. Take a look at their dedicated men’s section here.
Where can I go for makeup?
Our Pick: Boots
Boots are offering unbelievable offers both in-store and online. Promising deals on gifts for your friends, family and most importantly - yourself, make sure you check them out.
Where can I go for things to do?
Our Pick: Groupon
Why not gift a discounted spa break or a quick trip away for a loved one through Groupon? It’s even easier than normal with their Black Friday sale.
You don’t have to travel far! Groupon offers a load of local deals for you and the family, add your location and check them out here.
If you do fancy going further afield, why not snap up a cheap getaway to escape the cold English weather? With Disneyland and Dubai on offer, you’re bound to find something to treat someone special.
Did you know you can also buy products on Groupon? You can pick up discounts on anything from clothing, toys, health & beauty to electronics and appliances.
How do I find the best deal?
The key to getting the best deal is planning. Make sure you know what you want and remember to search around for the highest discount - it could be online or in-store.
Don’t forget to subscribe! Go online and register to the newsletters of the brands you love to be sure you’re the first to hear about any last-minute deals. You can also follow official social media accounts in case they throw a secret sale.
Top Tip! If you want to take it to the next level, we recommend using a tool like CamelCamelCamel. It lets you set up personalised alerts for products you want to buy - so you can get them at the cheapest price.
How do I know whether I’ve got a good deal?
It’s easy to get caught up in the madness of Black Friday and pressured by the low stock warnings but you need to make sure you’ve found the best bang for your buck.
Top Tip! Try using a website like PriceSpy, which allows you to see the price of products, to make sure the amount your paying is definitely the best possible. It does this by comparing prices from other shops so you can see if you can grab a better deal somewhere else.