Black Friday is THE shopping day of the year to snap up the best deals ahead of Christmas, and shop that must have item you’ve been saving up for too. Check out our top tips courtesy of Ashleigh Shopping Club to get the most out of the day and to avoid disappointment.

Looking ahead to Black Friday?

Looking ahead to Black Friday?

Search online prior to the day

Some retailers begin their sales online early to avoid a mad rush on the official day. This means you’ll be able to bag deals in the comfort of your own home, and will be able to search multiple stores to compare and shop the best deals all at once too.

Plan ahead

If there’s something in particular that you’re after such as that must have Christmas toy, it’s definitely best to wait until Black Friday to get it at a discount as prices are sure to soar as people become more desperate to get their hands on it. Worried about it selling out? Create an account on the website and add it to your wishlist. This way you can shop it quickly and easily when the sales go live. Sites can crash on Black Friday too, so adding products to your wishlist allows you to get in and out of the site as quickly as possible. Remember to set yourself a reminder on your phone so you can shop the sale as soon as it goes live as well.

Sign up to brand emails

You may find them annoying, but receiving brand emails really is one of the top ways to make sure you don’t miss out on that top deal! They’re likely to let you know when the sale is live and what their must have products are too!

Make lists

If you’re not shopping online, think about making a list of everything you want to buy and where you will be able to find it on the day, starting with the most wanted at the top.

There’s going to be deals everywhere, so it’s best to make a list of things to keep your mind focused on what you need before you treat yourself to other things.

Check returns policies

Make sure the store has a returns policy and you know when the return date is up. You want to make sure you can return a wrong or hasty buy as there’s nothing worse than getting stuck with a product you don’t or can’t use. You don’t want to end up wasting your money.  

Set yourself a budget

Though you may find some incredible deals, you don’t want to go overboard and leave your bank balance empty. Look at the items you want to buy and work out a rough amount that you would be happy spending.

Check the postage prices

You may think you’ve found a brilliant bargain, but if you’re not careful you could be caught out with hefty postage fees which can take the price of the product right up to its original price, meaning you won’t actually save much at all.

Read the reviews

If you’re not sure about a product you’re thinking of buying, particularly if it’s tech, it’s best to check out the reviews online before Black Friday. That means you’re not getting caught out with a product that is a great price but isn’t worth it and will ultimately be a waste of your hard earned cash.

Sign up to The Ashleigh Shopping Club

When you become an Ashleigh Shopping Club member, you’ll gain access to hundreds of exclusive discounts that you’ll be able to use alongside the Black Friday shopping deals online and in-store. That means you’ll be saving even more money than everyone else hitting the shops. Plus, with all that money you’re saving, you might even be able to treat yourself as well as buying all those Christmas prezzies too!  

Click here for your chance to win a lifetime membership to the Ashleigh Shopping Club!