SHOPPING LOCAL: Will you be shopping local this Christmas?
Local businesses have been hit hard due to the pandemic, we asked you if you’re going to be shopping local. And, here’s some tips for Black Friday.
There are a number of reasons as to why starting early is the key to making the best savings on Black Friday. It's important to make a list of things you want and need, also thinking about any upcoming birthday gifts you need to buy and Christmas too.
Black Friday has turned into a much larger event than just one day and some retailers have already started some pre-Black Friday sales. So keeping an eye on your favourite stores and brands now will ensure that you're not missing out on any bargains.
Although these may not be the best deals they have to offer, they will give you an idea of what products will be on sale. You can then bookmark these and keep an eye on them as the discounts get bigger.
Knowing exactly what you want way before Black Friday will also mean that you won't be wasting time on the day/weekend whether that's walking around the highstreet or shopping online. It will also save you money too as you can just head to the places/websites that you know you want to go to and you won't be reeled in by deals and offers from retailers that aren't on your list.
Concerns over supply issues for certain products and retailers is another reason to start planning and shopping early. There's a chance that supplies of stock could run out quite quickly in some places this year, so if there's something you really need or want, make sure you're prepared!
Follow your favourite shops and brands
Most brands and retailers post their discounts and deals on their social media pages to give their loyal customers a heads up before Black Friday. So make sure you're following your favourite brands, and that you're signed up to receive their email alerts, so you'll be among the first to know when their sales start. This will give you time to compare retailers and brands, create your lists, and make sure you're getting the best deals.
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