Black Friday is almost upon us, and it’s arguably the most vital day on the retail calendar for parents looking to score some seriously cool gifts at discounted prices – particularly in the run-up to Christmas.
At Attach A Tag, we understand how important it is to get the best deal, which is why we’ve constructed this handy guide containing all the best hacks to help you get the most out of Black Friday.
1) Research, research, and research some more
Unless you possess the uncanny superhero ability to be in multiple places at once, chances are you’re going to have to scope out the best deals in advance, where possible. It’s worth noting that stock can be limited during Black Friday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t team together with a partner or relative to ensure you get the products you want without having to waste time traipsing from one retailer to another.
2) Don’t forget about online deals
Once Black Friday is done and dusted, Cyber Monday appears to entice us all into making even more purchases online. Many retailers will extend their Black Friday deals until Cyber Monday, which means you don’t have to stress if you’ve missed an instore deal, as chances are you will be able to find it online after the dust of the weekend has settled.
3) Be socially savvy
Many retailers make use of social media to share deals and voucher codes. Follow your favourite stores (you can follow Attach a Tag here) to keep up to date with all the latest coupon codes. Some retailers will even announce Flash Sales throughout the day at certain times, so keep that smartphone handy!
4) Embrace the night
If you’re not averse to staying up late, you can use it to your advantage. A lot of retailers open at midnight on Black Friday to make the most of the day ahead. This can be crucial when it comes to picking up limited-edition offers before they sell out. Don’t risk being disappointed when you turn up at 10 am to find that must-have product has long sold-out if you can spare some time in the small hours of the day to do your shopping.
5) Don’t go overboard
Remember, while the purpose of Black Friday from a retailer’s perspective is to encourage spending, from your point of view it’s a money-saving exercise. Make a list in advance of the products your children want and stick to it. If you can’t trust yourself, bring a family member to keep you to account. This will help you to get the most out of the Black Friday offers without leaving yourself out of pocket for the remainder of the Christmas shopping season – after all, chances are there will be more bargains to be found in the coming weeks too.
With this fantastic list of Black Friday hacks, you should be well on your way to picking up the best deal without experiencing too much exhaustion or regret. Good luck, and happy shopping!